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    Sculpting, kitbashing, scenery/terrain, painting.

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  1. Jordan Peacock

    Crabman and the Crablings - Bones 4

    NA-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-naaaa! CRAB-MAAAAAAAAN! I've definitely got to get a few of those once they hit retail. :) I love the paint scheme!
  2. Jordan Peacock

    Fallout 2 Caravan Merchant (50291, 77256)

    Yes! And I still feel terrible that I didn't get one or several of them before they became scarce. It wouldn't really fit for Fallout without some significant conversion, as the "Automated Stallion" has very dated-looking wagon wheels for the back end rather than legs, but I still think they would be perfect for Deadlands, if only I'd replace the electro-whazzit on the back of the horse with something more befitting a steam-powered device. Not that my choice of a Mage Knight Steam Horse is really that much closer to a Giddyup Buttercup as depicted in the actual Fallout games. But I actually think the Automated Stallion looks more appropriate for Deadlands as a steam-powered contraption than the Mage Knight Steam Horse, if only because the Steam Horse somehow looks a little more mecha-like and has less of a feel of really being "old times" in its styling. I think it could be because of the lack of ornamentation. I think the Automated Stallion does a much better job of capturing the sort of frilly, gilded ornamentation that would get bolted or painted onto any contraption of note, it seemed, back around the late 19th and very early 20th centuries.
  3. Jordan Peacock

    Fallout 2 Caravan Merchant (50291, 77256)

    You know what I really miss in the Fallout game series? Riding horseback. I mean, it would be AWESOME of the "Giddyup Buttercup" toys found in the Wasteland came in a version that was actually, y'know, rideable. (Ditto for those "Lone Wanderer" motorcycles.) Sure, that would make the sandboxy game play world seem that much smaller, but then maybe they could put a bit more "dead space" in between locations so it doesn't feel quite so dense to the point of being claustrophobia-inducing. Anyway, probably NOT going to happen. But I can still draw inspiration from such crazy ideas when I kitbash minis, right? So, here's the latest addition to my expanding merchant caravan crew: a modified Giddyup Buttercup -- I mean, a REALLY HEAVILY modified Giddyup Buttercup -- such that it's capable of actually pulling a wagon. (Maybe there was a "deluxe" version of the toy that someone found at one of the Wilson Atomatoy ruins, built for promotional purposes, to give a head start. I dunno. I'm just making this stuff up.) The "Giddyup Buttercup" is a Mage Knight "Steam Horse" mini. Really, I wish I'd gotten a bunch more of those, but it was always something of a gamble anyway, the way those were, and I only got this one as a result of a lucky find in a "grab bag" deal. The wagon is a Safari Ltd piece from a "Down on the Farm Toob" set of little plastic toys (with hardly any sense of scale whatsoever in the lot, but this one's close enough to 32mm scale for my purposes). The Giddyup Buttercup is based on a Secret Weapon Miniatures "Town Square" themed cavalry/bike base. (I also decorated it with a print-off of one of the in-game posters advertising "Giddyup Buttercup," plus a "bottle" and "jar" that are pieces of sprue from the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare resin expansion sets -- pieces that I think just happen to look like *bottles* and *jars*, so I thought I'd paint them as such, and use them for extra "base clutter.") IMHO, a mechanical/robo-horse would make a great addition to Chronoscope Bones. Finally, a mount for John Bishop, Space Marshal! I wonder what happened to the die molds for the old Mage Knights minis, anyway? (Do they just destroy them when they go out of production? :( )
  4. Jordan Peacock

    Out-of-production TOMB KING from GW!

    Okay, the cartouche on the drape is something else! :D Also, I really like the rich contrasts of the gold trim and deep blue parts that look like inlaid lapis lazuli. I'm particularly curious about what's going on with the *inside* of the shield. Did you free-hand paint various glyphs on the inside?
  5. Jordan Peacock

    New Reaper Gazebo + 2562 Gossamer Air Sorceress

    I really wanted to make it a WHITE gazebo, in keeping with the original legend, but I just couldn't wrap my head around doing that and maintaining the "overgrown-knotwork" look of the thing. (Okay, so maybe it would have looked nice painted white with icy blue shadows, and even fit better with the spellcaster I put in the center, but it would be tricky to do the blue shading subtle enough that it would still read visually as WHITE, and not either "very light blue" or "white and blue.") (Reference link to story of "Eric and the Dread Gazebo," for convenience: https://web.archive.org/web/20080804140516/http://www.dreadgazebo.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8 )
  6. Reaper 32mm-scale gaming miniatures, painted in acrylics. The spellcaster figure is "Gossamer, Air Sorceress" (Reaper #02562; sculpted by Werner Klocke; cast in pewter). The gazebo is a new plastic "Bones" terrain piece from Reaper (product number unknown to me as of this writing) from the 4th Bones Kickstarter optional Terrain Expansion set. The figures are displayed on Secret Weapon Miniatures "Rolling Hills" themed Tablescapes terrain tiles.The gazebo was a bit tricky to assemble; the base and pillars are cast in hard polystyrene plastic, but the roof is in a more flexible "Bonesium" plastic, prone to warping and flexing. Trying to assemble it all in one go is madness. (I know. I tried!) The method that worked best for me was to glue the pillars down first, and let the glue dry, and then only later to attempt to apply the roof piece, flexing the connection points as necessary to get them to match. (Even then, it was a bit of a challenge.) I wanted to try boiling it to soften it for assembly, but then it would have also been WET, and that would have presented additional challenges for the super glue. Alas, the joining points on the roof are too thin for pinning, or I would have tried that. (Okay, so maybe it's possible, but when things get that thin, I'm more likely to end up stabbing myself or something else with the pinning drill when something breaks or slips or breaks through, and to damage the model on top of it all, rather than to get the desired result, so ... I decided to try alternative methods first.)Because of the differences in materials for the gazebo, the base and columns call for a spray-on base coat (they're too smooth to give much grip to paint otherwise), but the roof should get a brush-on base coat. (The "Bonesium" -- the more flexible plastic used for Bones minis -- does NOT take well at all to spray-on paint; it will be perpetually tacky, and the paint will come right off with minimal abrasion ... but of course not CLEANLY off, or cleaning up the mess would be a breeze. So, my warning: DO NOT SPRAY-BASE-COAT FLEXIBLE BONES MINIS. Or at least don't use the regular stuff. It's bad. I haven't yet taken my chances with some of that spray-coat paint that's supposed to be for plastic on Bonesium, but I think if I do, I'll experiment on a piece of "Bonesium sprue" first.)One unfortunate consequence of the design is that it's a bit tricky to get a mini into and out of the gazebo. "Gossamer" is on a penny base (hat-tip to @Spielorjh ) with some putty texturing (for looks and for something to anchor pins in without drilling into copper), which means a 20mm diameter, but that's even too wide to go through the columns -- I had to tip the figure sideways and use a roundabout method of slipping the figure into place before righting the model. A removable roof would solve that problem, but the pillar structures are far too flimsy -- and the roof material too contrary -- for that to be practical, I think. (Maybe if I could successfully run some pinning holes, yes, but again, that'd be a delicate operation, and probably a bit more trouble than it's really worth.)I wasn't really able to make much sense of what the intended paint scheme should be for this -- it looks like a "stone" base, with "stone" columns, and then vines twining around the columns, but then those "vines" blend into the knotwork patterns ornamenting the roof. Ah! Mystic Elven architecture, no doubt! I decided to just cheat and go with a simple verdigris method: base in Ivy Green, wash with a green-blue-grey mix for a copper-corrosion look, then dry-brush with Metallic Brown and highlight with Inca Gold.Oh, and that's the Tree of Woe or Sorrow or whatever from the Kickstarter in the background, though I haven't yet finished it. (I'm saving all those vultures for some Deadlands and Fallout terrain, the hanging bodies for some Fallout Raider territory, and I'm thinking about putting some sort of foliage on the branches, and if THAT turns out well, I might get a couple more when they hit stores, so I can make a proper-looking "forest" template.)
  7. Jordan Peacock

    Bones 4 scale question

    "Only" 5'11"? That's just one inch shy of 6 feet. In other words, if what you're saying is true, Jeremy Bulloch was either pretty darned close to the perfect height for those who define mm scale by "height of a 6-foot-tall man," or maybe even on the tall side of that range if one claims that an "average" person for purposes of defining 25mm, 32mm, etc., is shorter than that. And in any case, if Sir Forscale is an "average-sized guy," it's still suspicious to me if he's shorter than the local milkmaid.
  8. Jordan Peacock

    Fallout 2 Caravan Merchant (50291, 77256)

    I've finally gotten some work done on a "home" for the merchant caravan. Behold: SCRAP TOWN! Originally this started when I dug around through a "bitz box" of spare junk (mostly Warhammer 40K) that I got from a friend who was clearing out his garage in preparation for a house move. I had this idea that I could make a "scrap gate" of proportions similar to my "Scrap Yard Barricade" pieces from Secret Weapon Miniatures, topped by a sign that I envisioned to be made of mismatched sign letters, with the appearance of being scavenged from a number of different sources. (Here I'm thinking of the similarly composite signs that appeared in Fallout: New Vegas -- especially the neon sign for the "Prospector Saloon" in Goodsprings.) Well, I also got a whole mess of GeoTrax toys in a Goodwill find a while back, and one of the pieces looked like a street front facade of several buildings jammed together, much like the TMNT play set I turned into the "Wok-a-Doodle" Chinese Restaurant a while back. It has something of a "gate" that I could envision as the entrance to a settlement built among the ruins of several tightly-packed buildings in an urban area, and I got the idea to put the settlement name ("SCRAP TOWN") over that. Then, I started thinking about maybe turning some of the street-front facades into store stalls for a little "travelers' bazaar" area, with the idea that the merchant/trader area is up front, and the more securely-fortified residential and crop-growing areas are deeper into the settlement. I started delving into some spare bits from incomplete Plasticville kits and a big box of Hirst Arts Castlemolds castings, and it just kind of went out of control from there. I've even started furnishing (and carpeting and wallpapering) some of the interior building rooms. (I might use them as backdrops for some figure photos at some future date, once I have some more painted minis ready for "show 'n' tell.") In the meantime, here's the Scrap Town entrance surrounded by Secret Weapon Miniatures "Urban Streets" Tablescapes tiles, and assorted terrain bits. A couple of heavily-converted Brother Vinni "Nuclear Sandlot" power-armored soldiers provide security at the front entrance.
  9. Jordan Peacock

    Bones 4 and Baba Yaga's Hut

    Thanks for finding the reference. I was wondering whether I'd just imagined it, or it was wishful thinking, or something.
  10. Jordan Peacock

    Bones 4 scale question

    I just find it kind of hilarious to see all these photos of ordinary townsfolk next to Sir Forscale (presumably a standard warrior, so I'd expect him to be anything but *short* compared to the norm), and the beggar and the lady with the broom are nearly as tall as he is, while the friar and the milkmaid look slightly TALLER, and "Nope! Don't see a problem here!" :D Sure, Sir Forscale looks perfectly fine, if you're willing to accept him as a slightly-shorter-than-the-local-milk-maid-but-still-heroic sort of guy, but then I think he's a bit off in his role as Sir "Forscale."
  11. Jordan Peacock

    Bones 4 and Baba Yaga's Hut

    Yeah, there's a little peg-hole underneath the side-door "porch." The trouble is, that means the cage is hanging down to where it should be banging into the ground every time the "hut" takes a step. I know it's an odd word to use to describe anything involving a WALKING HUT, but I would describe the attachment point as "very impractical." ;) If I were going to actually attach it to the hut, I think I'd force a new attachment point somewhere *much higher*, pinning and adding some scrap as necessary. However, I think I might just save it for my post-apocalyptic binge and have it as a grim feature hanging outside of a post-apoc settlement entrance, with a scratchy sign that reads something like, "This is what happens to RAIDERS." It's just too dangly, given how solid and heavy the rest of the model is, and I can foresee it getting knocked off time and time again, so I might as well just head off that particular "fun." Thanks for the reference to the "how-to" video -- I didn't know of its existence. I'll be sure to check it out. :)
  12. Jordan Peacock

    Bones 4 and Baba Yaga's Hut

    Any idea what kind of glue was used to fuse this thing together? (And, even better, whether there's some way to loosen/break it up without destroying the model?) It looks like whoever assembled it just gobbed the stuff on -- I've got shiny splash well outside of the applicable surfaces. My death-yacht is in umpteen different pieces, and the armillary-sphere is going to be quite the puzzle, but for some reason the hut is one huge conglomerate mass (with the sole exception of the dragging cage, which I think I'm going to use ELSEWHERE anyway). Mine is pitching forward as well, and there's no way it would stand on its own without a very, very wide base. I'm tempted to just saw off the legs and paint it up as a creepy little cottage. It would've been nice if the roof could be lifted off to get at the interior better (in case, say, I want to make some actual gaps for the windows rather than leaving them opaque), or for that matter if I could do the assembly *myself* so as to get into all the nooks and crannies when painting. I'm also wondering: Where does this type of plastic fit on the scale of hard-to-spongy in terms of whether it will hold up to spray base coat? I've found that certain hard-plastic variants of Bonesium (Wyrmgear's wings, the plastic Blackstar Privateers, and the weapon sprues) can handle spray-on primer, but varieties of Bonesium with any noticeable degree of flex don't play well with that (i.e., the primer will be perpetually tacky, rather than drying properly). For a while, it looked as if the darker grey cued harder plastic, but it feels a bit softer than, say, the dark grey plastic of the Blackstar Privateers, so I'm guessing spray-on primer would make a mess of things.
  13. Jordan Peacock

    Fallout 2 Caravan Merchant (50291, 77256)

    Okay, here's ANOTHER entry for the merchant caravan, this time utilizing a couple of items from the Safari Ltd "Down on the Farm Toob": a cow, and a trailer. I filled the trailer with assorted junk from my "bitz box," and a few Hirst Arts Castlemolds castings. For the cow/brahmin, I used Japanese plastic clay to make a three-part mold of the head, then used epoxy putty to make a "cast" of the head. I removed the original head, then drilled pinning holes and attached both heads at angles with some wire, and used more epoxy putty for gap-filling and to hide the resulting seams. The base is from Secret Weapon Miniatures (cobblestone, but -- where it can't be easily seen -- there's also a small manhole cover, and some nice little fallen leaves). The terrain board is also from Secret Weapon Miniatures (a "Scrap Yard" theme Tablescapes tile).
  14. Excellent! It's really neat to see the end result with these rollers. I've "got" to get some, someday, but I keep freezing up when it comes to deciding WHICH ONES to get. (And, of course, I'd love to say "All of them," but then I look at the resultant price tag, and then my brain shuts down and I end up getting nothing at all.)
  15. Jordan Peacock

    SUPERHEROES! Crosswire (50018) plus ACTION SHOTS!

    I really like the "construction/caution-stripe yellow" scheme on this guy. :) Also, nice touch with the free-hand work on those packages as part of the scatter terrain!
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