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  • #36594
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Ok so I can hear you thinking “What the bloomin f*.*k is a fluff build off?”

    First a little bit of history, bear with me and all will be revealed.

    So last year just before christmas Michael from Angel Barracks ran a 6mm sculpting competition over on his forum.

    I decided to join in and even though I had no previous experience sculpting in 6mm I actually won the thing!

    This was made easier by the fact that I was apparently the only contestant, but that’s only a minor detail.

    Michael ,being the standup guy that he is, said I could collect my prize anyway and offered me a choice between some free stuff from his store or a bespoke one off handmade model/building or whatnot.

    Thinking to myself, why get something for free if I can pay for it, I of course chose the latter. This left me with the obvious dilemma of what to ask for.

    So after much meditation and fasting on the highest mountaintop I could find locally I’ve decided to give him a choice between two building challenges

    For my prize build me either :
    A) The Balrog Tankhunter:
    With more and more RDF units getting the Paladin upgrade kit the Crimson Alliance is finding it harder and harder to take out the enemy armor.
    Tired of getting their asses handed to them everytime the RDF calls in their armored support the local Crimson Alliance cell has hired a crack team of ex jungle wars commando’s (who are wanted for crimes they didn’t commit) to build them a fighting machine capable of killing a Paladin. To do this they have been given free reign of old Mc Guyver’s scrapyard, final resting place of old pickup trucks, farm equipement and just maybe even some army surplus artillary pieces from 50 or 60 years back…
    or
    B)  The “Dude” homestead.
    About five years ago Jeff “the Dude” Lebowski had had it! One day it was the RDF goons trying to confiscate his deema seedlings, the other it was some a-hole recruter for some kind of nihilist poli-clubby thingy, calling themselves the “Junkers” of all things, peeing on his favourite rug cause he didn’t want to join up. Goodby civilisation! The “dude” was packing up and going somewhere where he could abide in peace. So after hooking his trailer loaded with his prized potted deema plants to his RV, and stopping by the dry cleaners to pick of his rug, Jeffry Lebowski rode off into the badlands looking for a place he could drink his white russian in peace. Finding the perfect place, on account of that being the place where his rear axle broke, the Dude has since expanded upon the gutted shell of his RV to build himself a small homestead…
    And so we come to this post,
    once Michael chooses his challenge I shall pick up the other and we shall both document our builds in this thread for your viewing pleasure.
    But that is not all, you needn’t sit around twiddlin’ your thumbs, looking at our (hopefully) pretty pictures, we invite you to join in, write your own piece of fluff and build  “something” to go along with it.
    Just for fun, without no profit, but later you will be able to tell your grandkids “I was part of the 2016 Fluff Build Off!”
    (disclaimer: followup posts should be lower in text and higher in pictures content 😉
    Cheers,
    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #36595
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Tis a tricky one.

    The idea of a Junker ‘tank hunter’ is appealing.
    It would fit with the Junker theme for sure.
    However it is also something I have been thinking of doing commercially.
    So a part of me is thinking why not just wait until the proper models come out?

    The abode to abide in is also tempting as you know, cos it is.
    Plus it would give me a chance to show off what 6mm can really achieve, as my buildings on the site have no be easy to cast, which reduces fancy pants details.
    A one off build would allow lots of un-castable detail…

     

    I will have to have a think and will announce here which I will go for.

    #36597
    Mr. Average
    Participant

    Junkers? F***********K me! I mean, say what you want about the tenets of OTC Corporatism, Dude, at LEAST it’s an ETHOS!

    Also, let’s not forget, let’s NOT forget, that keeping… Amphibious reptiles… For purposes of… Within the colony…

    …that-that ain’t legal either.

    #36601
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    errrrr….. yes?

    I have decided.
    I will make, The Dude Homestead, AKA:

    The Abode.

    #36603
    Mr. Average
    Participant

    Please also add an office for Sobchak Security nearby. 😉

    #36613
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So I started with the vehicle.
    It is a printed sample that I had done.
    I filed the rear wheels off and filed away a groove to add the busted up axle.
    I also spent about 40 minutes sanding down the print lines.
    I have made a rough base from plasticard which will house the build.
    The RV is placed where I think it will be, just the rest to do.

    #36643
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Our intrepid jungle commando’s have started gathering parts, seeing what needs to be cut away and which parts will have to be manufactured and welded on

    So far we’ve got :

    The basic chassis/vehicle

    Some bullfrog tyres for the offroad suspention

    Dozerblades for the frontal armor

    A machinegun for anti-personel

    And one (maybe two) anti-paladin guns.

    I’ll have to make a gunshield and barrel rest for the main gun and  I’m thinking of adding some sandbags as protection for the machinegunner.

    The sides need to be up armored against small arms fire, don’t know how yet, more dozerblades look silly, maybe some boilerplates?

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #36649
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Here we can see the original scavenged home that Jeff built and the later expansion which is made from stone and clay.

    Next up, the roof.

    #36683
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Now with roof, wall texture, generator and jerry cans plus a little something else…

     

     

    #36690
    Paul
    Participant

    Bowling lane?

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #36693
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Can’t say.
    I will say my first attempt at making 6mm scale bowling pins was not good though.

    #36880
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Ok, I finally managed to find some time to start putting my homemade tankhunter together.

    The main construction is done, the two crew figures havn’t been glued on yet ,they’re just there for the fotos

     

    next it’s time for some greenstuff so I can add sandbags, fuel cans, rucksacks, etc. to give it a bit more of a lived in look.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #36883
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    You win the internet today sir.

    #37321
    Paul
    Participant

    What’s happening guys? A burst of energy at the beginning, and now no updates for a week? By the way, Mike, I saw you used staples and that got me wondering what I could use staples for, so last night I used them to make a 15mm Nordenfeld machine gun from scratch, so thanks for the indirect inspiration.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #37325
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Alas, I have not had time.

    The build of Anshan and Angel Barracks stuff and all that jazz has meant no time for it.

    🙁

    Next week though should see me start again on it.

    #37329
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Alas, I to have suffered a heavy case of real life 

    Hopefully next week will be better.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #37337
    Mishima
    Participant

    Whoa. Just caught up with this. Epic progress so far.

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #37338
    Mishima
    Participant

    …that got me wondering what I could use staples for, so last night I used them to make a 15mm Nordenfeld machine gun from scratch, so thanks for the indirect inspiration.

    That is something I’d like to see!

    Tim

     

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #37349
    Paul
    Participant

    Hey Tim
    The prototype took a bit of time and was fairly fiddly, but looks ok. Let me just paint it up and I will post a pic. I want to make a dozen or so in a production line, so if you are interested I can document the build when I get around to it.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #37352
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Hey Tim
    The prototype took a bit of time and was fairly fiddly, but looks ok. Let me just paint it up and I will post a pic. I want to make a dozen or so in a production line, so if you are interested I can document the build when I get around to it.

    oooh, new topic though please, it is a bugger to split topics and move them.

    😉

    #37353
    Paul
    Participant

    Will do Boss

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #37358
    Mishima
    Participant

    Will do Boss

    Cool. I look forward to it.

    I’m more a 15mm man but I’m always interested in novel and interesting conversions in any scale.

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #37359
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I’m more a 15mm man but I’m always interested in novel and interesting conversions in any scale.

    Does that make you more modeller than gamer?

    #37376
    Paul
    Participant

    Tim, my machine gun is 15mm: I have taken a vow to stick to only 15mm from now on. Except for 28mm samurai. And 20mm world war 2. And 28mm fantasy. And 28mm sci fi. And 28mm moderns. And 28mm zombies.
    The 6mm guys amaze me with the results they get on such tiny models, whether painting, converting, scratch building, or whatever. And SCULPTING 6mm!

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #37378
    Mishima
    Participant

    Tim, my machine gun is 15mm: I have taken a vow to stick to only 15mm from now on. Except for 28mm samurai. And 20mm world war 2. And 28mm fantasy. And 28mm sci fi. And 28mm moderns. And 28mm zombies. The 6mm guys amaze me with the results they get on such tiny models, whether painting, converting, scratch building, or whatever. And SCULPTING 6mm!

    Mike, I do game. Maybe not as often as I would like. I can’t call myself a modeller as my painting usually sucks. Let’s say a gamer-experimental-modeller.

    Paul, I am the same  I thinned down from multiple scales and periods to just strictly 15mm Vietnam and WW1. Then, 1:600 Vietnam Air, which turned into Falklands Air, then Falklands 15mm and possibly Borneo 15mm. At least it’s just two scales – at the moment

    Oh, and Full Thrust  – whatever scale that is.

     

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #38271
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The show has been and gone, but then half term came, now that has gone.

    First coat of texture for the ground is on…

    #38554
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    What colour grass/flock would you be needing?

    (not that close to being finished, but I will need to know at some point)

    🙂

    #38595
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Oh my, I really should get back to finishing the Balrog.
    The Dude’s abode is coming along nicely 🙂
    As for the grass/flocking, the only static grass I ever used came of off an old GW game mat a buddy of mine was tossing out so I don’t really know, summer I guess…

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #38597
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    #40225
    Stroezie
    Participant

    well I finally broke out the green stuff so I could add some much needed stowage and such.

    I think it looks a lot more like the ragg tag, slapped together campaign expedient that it’s supposed to be.

    Here’s a few quick pics before I basecoat it

    I decided not to base it so it would be a more versatile gaming piece but I am thinking of building a display base or small diorama for it.

    Well that’s it for now, maybe I’ll be able to paint it later this week we’ll see.

    Cheers

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #40240
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    That is very cool, I have sent off a figure to be cast up as the dude in the build I am doing for you.
    I have a few more things to add, such as a piece of something drying on a washing line and some other odds and ends.
    Though it is week 2 of a 3 week school holiday, so not much is getting done…

    #40304
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Awesome! really looking forward to seeing how the Dude turned out.

    He he, it sounds like that piece is going to be the show stealer in my collection, I’m going to have to really step up my game for my own builds now :-))

    And as to school holidays, I usually find that : holiday for the kids = hectic day for the parents.

    I have 2 lovely little girls myself but some days it feels like spiderman and deadpool drank to much redbull and are running around the ceiling constantly jabbering gibberish.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #41040
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    There is a more than fair chance I will be done by month end…

    Just been doing some work tonight.
    Pics tomorrow.

    #41070
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    WIP:

    You can make out the busted axle.
    The Dude also has some of those old school green sun visor/shade things on his RV’s windows, cos they are cool.
    Plus various other bits and bobs.
    More to do, but defo getting there now.

    #41330
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    OK, the figure is here and I will, if I have done my sums right, have a spare one I can send you!
    BUT…

    It will be unpainted, you can have the pleasure of painting him.

    However here is my version of him:

    #41335
    Stroezie
    Participant

    That is so awesome!!!

    You have just made my day 😉

    Now I am really looking forward to seeing the finished scene.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #41700
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Not had chance to work on the building but have managed to base the dude:

     

    #41708
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Cool!

    Far out man!

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #41914
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    What colour do you want the edges/sides of the plasticard base to be?
    Still on for a sort of GW green flock grass too?

    #41979
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Oops, missed this somehow.

    The rest of my board is mainly burnt umber and raw sienna so something along those lines will blend in best I think.

    I’ve found the box of flock I used and it just says citadel grass so I guess that’s our best bet.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

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