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39 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

 

 My very first interest in this hobby was World War 2 wargaming in 20mm scale, mainly using the old "Airfix" figures and vehicles. The range of available kits was quite limited, but thanks to articles in magazines such as "Military Modelling" there was plenty of information available on converting and detailing these. I gradually achieved enough skill to be able to do almost complete scratch-building in this scale, and by the time I was in my late teens was building my own tanks entirely out of plastic card. My most challenging (and satisfying) product was a Russian T-35 tank.

 

 All of these got binned when I went off to sea for the first time. These days the wealth of commercial AFV kits that are available make scratch-building almost pointless.  

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56 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

 

Scratchbuilt, no, but I have gone "huh, there's almost a full extra guy in here, wonder what I cou... I know, I'll make it look like he was impaled on the Dark Eldar's bayonette!" 

 

I so have to find that mini again, because I want to actually finish it at some point... 

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

 

A few times. 

 

Most proud?

 

This:

 

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and

 

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5 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

A few times. 

 

Most proud?

 

This:

 

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and

 

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Pleaaase say that first one is available somehow, somewhere!

EDIT: The second one is still rather lovely, but that's the Bones 4 gate in fan favourites, right?

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

 

Yep,

I built an Altar for my Lost World Project featuring a large snake.

This is something I was reasonable proud of, also built a photo backdrop for my jungle.

But Tanith's Altar is my best terrain/scratch built thing until now IMHO.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/74701-taniths-awakening-serpent-goddess-by-xherman1964/

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6 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Pleaaase say that first one is available somehow, somewhere!

EDIT: The second one is still rather lovely, but that's the Bones 4 gate in fan favourites, right?

 

Both are in Bones 4 Fan Favorites.

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10 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 I always start my games with...

 

"You're in a tavern. It's on fire. No, it wasn't you... this time. But whoever it was seems to be opening a rather nasty hole to...somewhere...and it looks like something you'd really rather not meet is about to step out of it and introduce itself. Loudly."

 

The last time I started a game in a tavern, it was because the PCs owned the Tavern.  Barman, a house gambler, a bouncer, two entertainers and a cook.   And yes I burnt down the tavern, (and the city) on the second session. 

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

The 4'x4' gaming table I built that disassembled easily for PCS moves.  Probably not the best in table design (or aesthetics) but it is still standing today, just don't get to use it for its intended purpose often.

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

 

All my terrain, background pieces, bases, & quite a few miniatures are scratch built. Those that are stock minis are mounted on scratch built bases.

I don't have a favorite piece...don't love one of my children more than the others either.

The Divine Miss Mags

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The Mushroom Witch

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Oz The Moon Face

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AND The Butterfly & The Tree are my latest.

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The next one may be my favorite.

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2 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

Trimmed some hairs on a cheap thick brush so I could do some stippling.

 

As for scratch building/modding. Modified the swords of some Forscales for a Reaper 2016 contest. Replaced one with a sculpted dollar sign and some money bags on the ground.

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The other I used a thin aluminum rod to create a pole arm, and a plumb line out of the sword parts. I made the markings on the staff exactly 1 inch apart and take the angle into account. I used a string and white glue to make the line rigid.

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3 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

 

Historically, no, unless chopping the base off a model counts.  I'm currently in the process of making a giant toadstool for a diorama, but so far have only finished the stump.  Planning to work on the cap this weekend (hopefully).

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4 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

 

Closest I have ever come to this is cutting out little "foam" squares (came in 8x11 sheets from Hobby Lobby) to use as markers in 4ed D&D. But otherwise nothing really. 

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I do small mods all the time, a bit of putty to fill in the waist or cover exposed breast,  resculpt a missing hand, weapon, or tail, fill in holes for wings that aren't going to be attached, etc.  I started scratch building furniture in 1:12 scale,  and have done some for 28mm dungeon settings.   I'm currently in the process of converting plastic superhero minis into 1920's adventurers, but haven't got the pics yet. 

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4 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

Oh my gosh, yes. Favorite part of the hobby.  I love scratch building wargaming terrain and converting models. 

 

In the 90s, I built the bulk of the terrain my group played 40k and WFB with - well, the terrain that sat on top of the Geo-Hex that is. Things like buildings, walls, bridges, etc.  For awhile there, my best friend and I had an "assembly line" style system worked out - I would create buildings out of foam core and hand them off to him for the majority of the painting, and then he would give them back to me for the final detailing. 

I no longer have the piece I'm most proud of as I gave it to my best friend when I moved away. It was a wizards tower that stood nearly 2 feet tall, with battlements for the wizard's guards. 

Now that I've acquired a 3d Printer, when it comes to terrain, rather than print complete buildings. I am designing models that I can use with other materials to create buildings - such as my Prin Gul's Tower, which uses 3d Printed parts and Pringles cans. 

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5 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 16th-18th of March:  Have you ever scratch built/modified something for the hobby? (tools, equipment, figures, terrain ect.)  If so, tell us about the piece you are/were most proud of.

 

I've done minor mods on models for years. Before I quit playing 40k I scratch built a griffon mortar out of plastic card using papercraft plans. Kids destroyed it when they were little because it wasn't as tough as I thought it would be and let them play with it. No pics of it on this computer. The last couple of years I've been working on terrain because I'm tired of the junk we used forever and can make prettier stuff now. 2 of my favourite examples are my tavern (no burning it down you barbarians!) I built last winter and a hill I did a few months ago.

 

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