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snitchythedog

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  1. My entry for Build Something Competition over on LAF. I did not make it past the first round as all of the entries were so well done. Now that I am out I can post some completed photos. I built some marsh bases.
  2. For what it is instamould (oyumaru) is a great product. The key is learning what its limitations are and working within those limitations or the learning curve that you were talking about. It can be used to make small two part moulds but does not work particularly well for a variety of reasons. My comments about expense and time is in relation to silicone moulds and casting resin vs what PacoBelan was wanting to do. Some miniature companies do use this process for making masters but they generally make blank or partially complete bodies that they can add smaller details such as hands/face to. Smaller "soft' details in almost all cases involve pushing putty. I think it is the IP for his router but I am not quite sure.
  3. The concept sounds better than if you try to put it into practice. I have used instamould (oyumaru) to copy and transfer individual detail in putty to other models. If you are looking for free standing parts that are not supported by the miniatures surface it is quite difficult in instamould (such as a pointing hand on an outstretched arm). If you are sculpting your own parts and mould making you can do whatever you want. However they will have to be cast in a liquid resin as the silicone needed for the two sided moulds generally does not work well with greenstuff (or milliput) as the silicone deforms when you are pressing the putty into the surface details. In my experience that process is more expensive and time consuming than it is worth. My two cents.
  4. Started on the exterior. Slow going as Foamex is a bit of a pig to texture. Just some photos. Lots of gap filling and more exterior stonework still to go. More photos on my blog if you are interested.
  5. That's a very nice dumpster. Well done on the lettering and the weathering.
  6. Depending on how much you will be handling it you could make your own real scale barb wire. Drakkar models has a good tutorial with lots of photos so you can google or duck duck foo it. Not a good suggestion for something that you will be handling loads but it does look nice.
  7. Outstanding foamwork. Is it a solid piece or did you manage to work out a way to do the interior with all of the buttressing?
  8. Been looking hard at this model. I have their shuttle alpha so I know the quality is there. Just waiting to pick up a printer.
  9. Major construction on the interior is finished. Just have to cap and fill the voids between the interior and exterior walls and fill gaps. The alcoves where the bodies are held are slotted so they could be painted separately. Once I finish the inside I will start on the exterior.
  10. Ming's troops (crooked dice) Giant space emus with guns. (CP models)
  11. I would not usually purchase much from Mierce Miniatures as they are a boutique manufacture with boutique prices. They do hold regular sales on their miniatures and the miniatures are spectacular so if you can catch a sale just right then it is worthwhile. This is the Mórannach, Beast of Cill Chonn Bog. It was painted almost exclusively with thin washes set down in layers with minimal highlighting. Used all of the supplied branches to add more roots to the arms and legs. Added a small tree and a few mushrooms. Used lots of vegetation on top. He is set on a 70mm base. Here it is with a Underworld minis wraith on a 35mm base. Hope you like.
  12. I seriously looked at Dwarven Forge terrain twice as it is beautiful terrain. Once years ago when I was earning enough to purchase what I wanted and again when they put out their kickstarter. On both occasions I came up with the same reasons not to purchase it. If you are looking at investing in DF I would never tell you not to, it just did not work out for me. When I do modular terrain I tend to break it down into room size pieces for both ease of setup and so I can incorporate detail and vignettes into the build. I also like to customize most of what I purchase so I did not feel that I would get as much bang for my buck so to speak with DF. I figured that I would end up gluing DF pieces together to build and customise rooms so that would to defeat the purpose of the terrain. In the end I purchased loads of Hirst Arts moulds and went that rout. It was much more time intensive but for me that is the part of the hobby that I enjoy. I do have quite a few friends that invested heavily in DF and played on their beautiful tables on more than one occasion but they just did not work for me. To the comments about weight and storage, I do not find that either will detract me from building/purchasing terrain so in my case it is not a deal breaker. Setup time can be an issue as everyone has limited time to invest on a game night. My two cents.
  13. Very nice use of clutter and a well made piece. You might check out Clanmac's junktown scrapyard crew thread on the post appoc board at Lead Adventure forum for some more ideas. The thread is 89 pages long and the majority is well used cluttered terrain. Might give you some more ideas of materials to work with and things that you can do. Un-photobucked photos start on page 9.
  14. What is wrong with that? They were my runners. I have to pick up another batch convert to fit into Stargrave. I am thinking of doing this with guns.
  15. They all fit. Played my first game of Stargrave at the club tonight. Loads of fun and quite deadly. I finally have a use for all of my sci-fi terrain. Just photos of the first round unfortunately. It plays like Ghost Acrhapellago with guns. Guns in the game are deadly but not insurmountable.
  16. Been working on a bit of terrain for a competition over on LAF so my temple is on hold for the moment. While I was doing that I found a box of crystals that I cast up using extra plaster in one of my Hirst Arts moulds. I never really had use for them until now. I based them as an ore marker for sci-fy games. Painted with acrylics and based on a 70mm MDF base. I figure that it took me about five years to collect these as off casts and it will most likely take another five to collect more.
  17. Thanks for the comments all. Quite happy with the magmite. Not putting myself down. Been painting minis since 82 and my eyesight is starting to go a bit. From 3 foot they are always more than presentable.
  18. Since my nickstarter came in I have been plugging away at the metals. My craptastic painting skills still have not improved with age. Mystic with a headswap from crooked dice. Hacker with my attempt at a freehand oogie bar t-shirt. Psionist Magmite Objective markers Hope you like.
  19. Very nice paint and well executed flesh tones. Only one suggestion if you want the honey/juice to have a shiny sheen you could paint a thin, neat coat of gloss medium over it. If you want the honey/juice as is then don't as it is very pretty as is.
  20. I finished three more bases of villagers to fit into a larger project. I have included all of them in this post. First the newest three. Scribes and hearlds Ladies of the night Punishment in the stocks The others. Most of these have been posted here before. Bar staff Clergy Blacksmith Bee Keepers Religious procession I still have a base of minstrels and a few market stalls to do then I will have quite a few smaller bases of actual villagers to mill about.
  21. My wife fell in in love with the baby Yoda character in Mandalorian. Found one on a 3d printing site. He is not quite done and is tiny. Still needs some more weathering and vegetation. I always find it amazing how good something will look until it is photographed. At tabletop distances it looks real good.
  22. As the Bones V arrival is imminent I have decided to rebase and repaint all of my fantasy villagers to go with the new ones that I ordered. Here are the first few. Bar staff Monks and priests Blacksmiths
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