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|10-18-16 02:06 PM|
When last we visited I was building a base for Lucie so as to display her on a shelf without toppling. But wire coat hangers are too flexible for a model of her weight so searched for a more durable rod of similar diameter. I have just found such a rod in of all places an electioneering poster support frame. These frames must withstand high winds at times so the rod is super stiff for it's diameter.
So Lucie now stands somewhat erect on a custom base that still requires further painting.
Soon to be displayed in my curio cabinet.
|07-06-14 05:20 PM|
|Moriouce||Looks great and love the tree! I have seen wonders being made out of roots. They are simply a miniture image of the tree above. I have seen whole woods made that way and it looks fantastic and easy to play within.|
|07-06-14 05:12 PM|
Who would have thought it would be so hard to create disorder; try as I might everything still looks too orderly. I have to thank Winterdyne for the idea to chop up sprues for beams and bricks but I need to go a few steps further to blur the sharp edges as the clean lines stand out too vividly;especially in image three.
The tree is a clean dried root from a weed I had growing on my patio and the major buttress components are sculpted packing foam (See above)
Believe it or not the black prime is direct from a toluene based aerosol paint spray can applied directly on the naked foam (Ha; he said, "Naked....") lightly for the first and second coat to stabilize the surface so the final coats do not dissolve the styrene foam.
|07-04-14 04:43 PM|
A bit of an experiment here; I spent the better part of an hour making an octagonal ruin tower and felt there had to be an easier way. Fortunately I just had an oak workbench delivered that came with the usual environmentally unfriendly foam packing. Sheets upon sheets of 1/2 inch styrene foam that will outlast any of us by millennia.
Taking my utility knife with a pristine new blade; in a couple of seconds I had duplicated the labor intense tower facets with apropos distressed fractures complimentary to the cutting.
A couple more minutes gluing the foam to the base and below are the results. Note the white glue isn't even dried.
Now obviously there is a downside to this simple procedure otherwise greater brains than I possess would have suggested it but until I hit this snag I'll proceed like Pollyanna.
|07-02-14 10:46 PM|
Thanks, I actually have two sets of these ruins but I was just curious about the source.
A Learning Experience:
The following images are more FYI than instructions on how to make a base/diorama because I have little idea where I am going with these bases.
I'm sure people more savvy with base construction can find errors I am committing with my preliminary work but I have madness to my methods.
One thing I note on some of the ruins I see planted on bases is they usually do not have foundations. Even my mentor Jaro didn't allow that the building does not just sit on the ground but has a basement dug into the earth/bedrock whathaveyou so the building is anchored.
So to allow for this I made fine cork angled strips that will be coated with fine sand to simulate a concrete footing.
In this final photo I show the foot print recesses for the Warhound that probably will be partially filled with debris so the Warhound will also be situated in the display rather than just floating scale inches above the terrain.
None of this is to be taken as gospel but is just as I perceive it should be.
|06-30-14 08:49 PM|
Thanks, I've read that there is no Warlord proposed in FW's future which according to FW would take 18 months of R&D. My Warlord stands about 27 inches tall which dwarfs both the Warhound and Reaver. Chances are the FW Warlord would probably be about 22 to 24 inches tall if it were ever produced.
Ruins Base # One:
First layer of cork and some ruins bitz that need to be trimmed to fit the base and allow a passage for the Warhound.
Front view needs terracing and the foundation of the ruin needs raising.
Side view show the difficulty of multilevel terrain.
Rear view of ruin shows the Gothic arches need to be trimmed to allow the foot to pass
All the tread work is virtually unseen.... but at least I know it's there.
Anyone know the kit name and or number of these ruins; I can't find the item on the GW website.
|06-29-14 02:06 PM|
|Old Man78||Excellent as always, I wonder if forge world do a warlord will they do it to the same scaling as you or scale it down to a beefed up reaver? Again sir words fail, just bloody brilliant|
|06-29-14 11:40 AM|
Not Much of a Poser:
After all these years I'm finally getting around to putting Lucie on a pedestal ahem! er; well a display base and taking advantage of her flexibility I want as dynamic a pose as she is capable of so adjusting the legs to the extreme positions I tried out a photo.
I must say I'm not exactly overawed.
Even the advent of a Trygon seems little to recommend the position.
I'll try again tomorrow when I have more time.
|03-15-14 01:25 AM|
A FW Warhound Titan:
This is Going to be Some Fun;
I've done this so often I believe I could assemble this blindfolded.
When I was in the service I made a bet that I could assemble the trigger mechanism and the rest of a M14 rifle blindfolded. Halfway through the assembly I thought someone was playing a trick and pocketed the trigger return spring so I said where's the spring? Turns out it had fallen off the footlocker and no one noticed.
Now that the Warhound is primed I can't wait to start assembly but I have to resist the temptation to plunge right in I want to magnetize all removable components and screw assemble the feet and legs so the stance can be re-positioned.
and I have to do it three times; once for the Wolf and twice for the Chaos 'hounds.
|02-14-14 09:01 PM|
|Jacobite||Sorry to hear about the accident, that really sucks. It all loves as awesome as always though.|
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