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Thrym last won the day on October 14 2013

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    Waterloo, NY
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    Making display bases, painting miniatures, helping the miniatures community, advising ub3r_n3rd on his projects ... so on. If you want my advice, drop my name (I'll eventually find it), PM me, or hit me up on Facebook, Google or Skype.

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  1. WOOO!!!! Just was informed by Noble Knight Games that they had acquired a copy of my War Eagle that I had from Ral Partha back in the day. My version has been beat to ... well, you know. I ordered it and it is on its way! Mind you the actual pose of this bird is in flight with its tail attached to a rock tip. It's real lead-based metal so the heavy structure of the bird eventually bends the tail of the bird downward. This time the bird is getting some reinforcement and I have backup pieces to utilize if needed. I could even make it a two-headed war eagle. I also have the original rider. This version is missing his spear. Mine is not. I really loved this miniature when I got it back in the late 80s and wanted to do it justice but the skill to build it wasn't there at the time and the resources to learn (the Interwebs) was not yet available. So, now I have a second chance. As I said earlier ... WOOO!!!!
  2. I made a stamp for the clay to use with the cube tray. Instead of a cylinder it's the shape of a trapezoid from left over Bones sprues. I cut a hole through a small base to make a backstop for the stamp and then added the crossbar for the amount of lip I want. Usually zero lip. I used superglue and baking soda as hard fill. I think to make this easier and more accurate, I will still use a straw or similar to remove the initial amount from the core before stamping the final form in. Should allow for a better and more consistent interior and smoother exterior. I chiseled the tip back a smidge to round out the bottom and back off the depth a bit more. I kept the crossbar for easier grip. Will post once I get this going. Stay safe and stay tuned. Enjoy.
  3. For the cube tray, I will probably remove a cylinder's worth of clay from the middle to allow for better and even air dry as well as lighter weight.
  4. They do. Typically for ice cubes, candy, etc. The larger "brick" pattern for cakes has deeper wells for pushing into fondant and making the pattern stand out at a distance. You can fill the bricks to the lip and dry. There are tons of silicone sheets with patterns.
  5. You are in the ballpark. I am posting this to my blog shortly with the specifics pointed out. So, I will give you the answers TGP asked for. The gun (front and back), the vent (in front of the turret), and the overflow pipe closer to the rock are all from the same piece (#4 on the list above). The other pieces are: Wood piece (1 item) Yellow balls (3 items) Barrel of Turret under Cannon (2 pieces) Various (see above, 4 pieces) Primary piece the whole thing is on not counting the newly added cork round (Bracket, 1 piece) The images again to reference: Blog post coming soon. Barring the server I host on stops CPU spiking.
  6. Here's a trio of pics in better lighting against a neutral background. Then here's a comp of the piece shot low with a background added. And yes, I kind of want a cookie now. The rock in the front looks like a cookie with a small bite out of it. Stay tuned and safe. Enjoy!
  7. Got a lot of the yellow basecoat done for the mosses. I did a pattern of striations the large slab of rock as you can see in the previous image and this one. Colors so far: Undertone for Moss: Reaper Green Liner Moss Basecoat: Vallejo Model Color Flat Yellow Turret Hex Armor Plates: Tropical Blue Rock and Striations: Reaper Desert Tan Reaper Desert Sand Reaper Woodland Brown
  8. Got a little paint on it. While most of the bottom will be based yellow, I'll go back over some of the yellow with some other moss and and alt-flora colors.
  9. The other side... On to painting and the gear.
  10. Moving on... I made some hex armor pieces using air dry clay and a trivet from Walmart. I just smoothed the clay into the silicone and once I had it filled and even I applied a wet towel to smooth the clay out more. It dried before game night ended. Then using Loctite's Power Grab Construction adhesive which is a nice thick gel I applied the hexes to the wood. I super glued the first two pieces for a solid point to assemble the rest against using the top of the pipe or stack that the turret is resting against as the starting point. The pieces went in fairly quick and I left odd gaps at points and loose fits to show the slam damage from the edge of the rim. Once fully applied to this segment I used Bob Smith Industries Super Thin super glue to seal the porous tiles and ensure a good bond to the construction adhesive "thinset" below. The "back" of the turret has the most hex armor damage. Most is just shifted or popped. So there are overlapping plates and splits in the hex pattern. I will start from the "front" again so I can leave a raggedy edge at the back. The plates will be scuffed some more for wear and tear before painting. Stay tuned, stay safe and Enjoy.
  11. Yes, I work part-time for Sherwin-Williams delivering paint and supplies to contractors. I thought it was really appropriate for me given my hobby. I've never participated in dumbass dares in the past, so I'm not gonna start now. But I certainly understand how it may seem like a possiblity in this post Johnny Knoxville / "Jackass" era. Amusingly, my thumb is 100%. My left side and I won't be happy about lifting 5-gallon buckets of paint Monday, but I will manage. I've taken a grand total of like 5 self-portraits. Here's #5, in the van, in "uniform."
  12. See how much that medal rod is bending? All of that pressure was on that small section of my thumb for half a second before I caught the weight back with my offhand. Had that same pressure been on a thinner rod I might have had a broken bone or lost it. I always take stupid lucky when I get it. It felt like 2 - 3 minutes of struggling to get that bar high enough off my thumb but was prolly only 10 - 15 seconds. Then I still had to get the ladder down and put away so I could finish my deliveries. I was definitely on an adrenaline buzz for awhile afterward. I gave my share of blood on Tuesday. I have Type 2 Diabetes so I get a lot of blood drawn and every once in awhile some fool phlebotomist blows the vein. So there's your foul. Left inside elbow at about 2.5 - 3 inches around. It was about a half inch bump before I left as well. Grrrr.
  13. Yup. Tried digit severance yesterday. Luckily, I managed to bend it off my thumb enough to slide it out. The thumb close up is from 2.5 hours later. Today it looks fine. My left side, however ... shoulder, bicep, quad, and lateral are screaming at me today from trying to keep the bar off my thumb.
  14. TGP, you are correct, I saw what the disassembled piece of cap looked like whole. The rest of the items are findings and oddities. They are not generally used for modeling or dioramas. So the obvious answer would be things that stick out in the first picture. I've already said that the bricks were not included and the rock is again, not part of the unusual so that's out. The one's you pointed at are all included but you lacked 2 others and included the SET as separate pieces. But then again that's part of the game. The _____ Bracket is in the description of the project. I don't think I need to elaborate on that, but maybe I do. I could be too close to the answer to see that it's not as obvious as I assume it is. I have checked this with some people locally and most have gotten the gist and figured out what I was doing. So, I don't think it's that hard a game. If you look at this picture and consider what you normally don't see in a diorama and what is commercially made but isn't normally used for diorama building, you should be able to discern which pieces belong are the 5 parts. However, if there's no movement on this by the end of the week (Friday, 19th) I'll post a clue to make it easier. For the sake of fairness, I will disclose the number of instances or parts of each. 1. ______ has 1 piece 2. ______ has 3 pieces 3. ______ has 2 pieces 4. ______ has 4 pieces 5. ______ Bracket is 1 piece Here are two more angles to help you discern piece from piece. Have at em.
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