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Black Orks at Gnorbal Jungle Ruins (Sci-Fi Squad)...

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MODEL...(Black Orks at Gnorbal Jungle Ruins = Base)...(Sci-fi squad).

 

DATA...I have started the prep work on the base for the above titled piece...

 

PHOTO # 1...Shows the general art concept that will be a guideline for the building of this piece.

PHOTO # 2...Shows the raw (untrimmed) ceiling tile that will be the base for this piece (8" x 10") in size.

PHOTOS # 3 - # 5...Shows wall section # 1...(all wall sections are resin parts from my parts box...they were made by a company called Armour Cast)...the posters on all the walls are all sized & cut to scale Warhammer 40k and other paper posters (not decals)...The walls have their base painting all done...(dark grey stone base)...washed with (expresso brown, mocca brown, deep burgundy, hauser green, lamp black, light stone grey and bleached sand)...Wall section # 1 also shows how all the walls will be covered in deep moss growth...this moss will be dry brushed with (hauser green, grass green, shamrock green and ivy green).

PHOTOS # 6 - # 8...Shows wall section # 2.

PHOTOS # 9 & # 10...Shows wall section # 3.

 

FOLIAGE...The prep work on the jungle foliage will follow in the next posting.

 

Paul (Catdancer) 

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Those walls, what materials do you use to make them, HOW do you make them? They are fantastic.

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Those walls, what materials do you use to make them, HOW do you make them? They are fantastic.

ub3r...As my data above said...they were made by a company called Armour Cast back in the 70's & 80's...they are resin castings. I have no idea if they are still in business or not.

 

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Sorry, my eyeballs skipped over that part, been a busy day for me. Usually you scratch build most of your stuff so I automatically assumed you did those walls as well, my apologies. 

 

I guess my question should be, if you had to build them yourself, how would you do it?

 

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Looks like Armorcast is still in business, here's their Facebook page, which itself contains a link to their webpage (won't link that myself as it's against the Forum's commerce rules).

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Sorry, my eyeballs skipped over that part, been a busy day for me. Usually you scratch build most of your stuff so I automatically assumed you did those walls as well, my apologies. 

 

I guess my question should be, if you had to build them yourself, how would you do it?

ub3r...If I built them myself...I would cast them in dental plaster (as I have done in the past)...or if it was a stone (not brick) building...I would build it out of air dry clay (like I do my stone walls) that I use in my vignettes...but since I had these pieces in my scrap parts box (and they look good)...I decided to use them for this project.

 

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I see so many people doing great things with that dental plaster, I might have to order some and try my hand at some casting...

 

The air dry clay, is it brittle or pretty solid once cured? 

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FOLIAGE PREP WORK...This is the start of my foliage prep work for this vignette/diorama piece. The foliage pictured is just the foliage that will go around the 2 back wall sections (less the two larger trees and small ground details)...I have a second batch that I have to create (again mixed in looks, colors, textures).

 

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I see so many people doing great things with that dental plaster, I might have to order some and try my hand at some casting...

 

The air dry clay, is it brittle or pretty solid once cured? 

ub3r...Once it cures; it is rock hard...not really brittle at all (unless you are making something that is very thin).

 

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Excellent to hear that Paul, I will probably add some air dry clay to my next Amazon order now.

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I love watching your WONDERFUL pieces come together. The walls look TERRIFIC & the potential is there for something TRULY SPECIAL. Keep up the FINE WORK!

 

 

Those walls, what materials do you use to make them, HOW do you make them? They are fantastic.

 

ArmorCast is still alive & kicking. Here's a link to their ruined walls:

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link to retail store violates forum rules
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ArmorCast is still alive & kicking. 

 

Yep, I found them per a post a few above where I linked their Facebook page instead. Just didn't want to link directly to their store to stay within the forum rules of commerce.

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You are a prolific builder sir.

 

Terrific as always.

 

Looking forward to seeing the orks on the base.

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FOLIAGE PREP WORK...This is the 2nd batch of foliage prep items for this vignette/diorama...plus the 2 trees that will be by the back corner walls...Any additional foliage will be done (as needed) during the actual building of this piece.

 

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You are a prolific builder sir.

 

Terrific as always.

 

Looking forward to seeing the orks on the base.

Thank you for your comment(s) and feedback...greatly appreciated, as always...It will be a while before I reach the point of mounting the orks (my hot stuff order has yet to arrive...maybe another 10 to 14 days...they say)...Once it does arrive...I will start work on the base (section by section = quarter by quarter)...and work it into a solid scene (adding the selected ork miniatures as they would fit into a natural setting)...I am also looking forward to this piece coming together!

 

Paul (Catdancer)

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Hi Paul. I quite like the poster work you've done on the walls, but I don't quite understand how the application was done to blend it into the stonework. Would you mind giving a quick explanation?

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