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  • #131648
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    I actually like the mudflaps. They enhance that “home made look”. Bending them inward was definitely the right decision, however.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #131724
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Crawler, obviously inspired by Star Wars, Venus Wars and Heavy gear.

    It’s like a carrier for the skimmers, used for trade between cities because smaller skimmers either don’t have the range, cargo capacity or too vulnerable to predators.

    This was the real project all along, mwahahahahaha!

    Tired is enough.

    #131784
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Interesting, and great use of an excess M113.  Looking forwards to how you finish it up, as well as scale it up to match the brencarrier rework!  😉

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #131812
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Even better I scaled down the skimmer.

    Second attempt on the crawler.

    Tired is enough.

    #131823
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Wait, is that a 2nd crawler, or did you scrap the first one?

    That little skimmer is rad!  I love having the same stuff in 2 scales, can do so much.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #131826
    ThomastonThomaston
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    It’s a second crawler, the first one looked off.

    Tired is enough.

    #131842
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Dude I think they both work.  1 for the PCs and 1 to encounter.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #131844
    RhodericRhoderic
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    Or turn one into a derelict, to give the post-apocalyptic scenery more character. I agree that they both absolutely work.

    #131918
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Derelict is good idea. The first one looked a little too patched together. I’ll have to amke another crawler to replace it though.

    Tired is enough.

    #132026
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Taking photos for 28mm definitely is different from 6mm. Can’t get colors to show up right. The camera compensate too much wtih black background. White blackbrough makes the mini looks dark adn flat. Have to try daylight and see if it’s any better.

    Tired is enough.

    #132049
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Dude, that is amazing.

    (I also suffer your pain around colours on screens not being like in RL, it vexes me no end)

    #132092
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Thanks mike. Sometimes I wish there was a camera made specifically for taking photos of miniatures.

    Tired is enough.

    #132101
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    It gets even worse in the picoscales.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #132123
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Sculpting diary Day 1

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    #132149
    Fredd Bloggs
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    Getting old sucks. The plan, always ambitious. https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/126223/217ydbv8kybhjoldd4up85y9h12yblrm.jpg A rough beginning.

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    Apologies if you have answered this, but what make is that hex terrain?

     

    #132155
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    They’re hex bases for Demonworld, sold by Ral Partha now. They’re 40mm across from corner to corner, so not that big.

    Tired is enough.

    #132181
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    I can’t wait to see the next step!

    #132248
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I should have described the process a little.

    Day 1 – Glued sprue together and test out pose. The putty was only to add strength to the sprue and hold it all together. I mixed up too much putty so ended up making the general shape of the sculpt, usually it’ll be the nest stem. I left a little wiggle room for another layer of putty over the whole thing in case I needed it.

    Day 2 – worked on the head because it;s the one part of the armature not covered. I wanted to get it out of the way so I have something to hold on to whne sculpting the rest of the body. Had some left over putty, so I did one leg as well. In a moment of genius I added a funky hair style.

    Day 3 – OK, after sleeping on it the hair wan’t that great. It wasn’t supposed to be hair but quills, still didn’t look good. Redid the quills and worked on the tail. The choice was beteen working on the tail or the arms, I went with the tail be cause the armes will be fragile and probably break off or warp after too much hangling when doing the tail, so i did the tail first. Since I could hold on to the head, I also finished the other leg. It didn’t look as good at the first leg but I can fix it on Day 4. I should add a little more length to the tail.

    Tired is enough.

    #132249
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Why not use a bit of wire for the arms’ armature? Just drill it into the body and epoxy it in place.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #132250
    ThomastonThomaston
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    It hadn’t even occured to me to use wires. The arms will still be thin enough to warp though. I prefer plastic sprue because they don’t bend.

    Tired is enough.

    #132251
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Looking very good so far.  Is it just going to have 2 arms?  (Like, is this an earth born creature?  If not, why just 2 arms?  More is scarier!)

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #132253
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I don’t think the body is long enough to have more than 2 arms. I was thinking of making the arms kind of long so it can occassionally move on its knuckles like Hydrosaurs. Looking at it today, I want to lengthen the neck as well.

    Tired is enough.

    #132374
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Day 4 – extended the neck and tail and added the arms. Cut a portion off the leg. The lengthened tail made the neck look just as short so entending the neck was kind a waste of time.

    Day 5 – blended off the shoulders and added fingers. In hind sight ther’re much to thick but I was getting bored of the sculpt at this point. This started out as a veloceraptor/dinonychus, turned into allesaur and now some weird cross with a dragon head and weird hairstyle. It looks like a lizard dog to me.

    Tired is enough.

    #132376
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Just for future reference, a small bit of paperclip would have a very hard time bending. You’d have to use a plyers to get it into the shape you want first, then clip it off, drill a hole into the body, and glue it in. Probably stiffer than a bit of sprue, actually.

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #132377
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    I think it’s looking pretty good, regardless of what it started out as.  One thing that really gives it life is the tail.  If it were straight like most dinos get sculpted it would have much less character.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #132378
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    @Thaddeus
    I’ve used paperclip before, covering it with greenstuff is time consuming. Pushes putty one way and it pops out the opposite end, adds another day or two to bulk the paperclip up.

    @DSG
    I wanted to make the neck longer to make similar fluid movement but it didn’t work out.

    Tired is enough.

    #132386
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    The back legs are always the toughest.  They look great.

    #132387
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Back legs and tail is what I liked most.

    Tired is enough.

    #132543
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    I wanted to make the neck longer to make similar fluid movement but it didn’t work out.

      From teh bottom right pic it looks as though it has a both of a head tilt, which is also characterful.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #132566
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Here’s the finished product. The head does have a little tilt to it, totally unintentional and I have’t noticed it until now.

    Tired is enough.

    #132594
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Looks great!  One of the things I love about this figure is that it has a sort of curious and apologetic look to its face, like its sort of sad it has to eat you but it IS going to eat you…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #132603
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    Eyeing up his prey for sure.

    #132612
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Beautiful stuff! We gonna see air attacks against these?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #132647
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    <p style=”font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 20px !important;”>Beautiful stuff! We gonna see air attacks against these?

    Why air attacks?

    <p style=”font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 20px !important;”>Looks great! One of the things I love about this figure is that it has a sort of curious and apologetic look to its face, like its sort of sad it has to eat you but it IS going to eat you…

    That made me laugh. It looks like it’s walking in a thoughtful daze. My first though, it was contemplating the meaning of lift or realizing the practical application of mathematics.

    Tired is enough.

    #132651
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    My first though, it was contemplating the meaning of lift or realizing the practical application of mathematics.

    “…I mean, frame-dragging is a real thing.  Bent time-space.   Gravitomagnetism, the works.  But really, how does it affect ME?  My wants and needs?  I’m a Carnosaur krabumpinsake.”

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #132666
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Check out Thomaston’s most recent air battle… 😉

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #132670
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    <p style=”font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 20px !important;”>Check out Thomaston’s most recent air battle…

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    Ahhh I see.

    Tired is enough.

    #136860
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Traditional style Japanese house

    Tired is enough.

    #136863
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    Ooooo, where is this going?

    #136865
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I needed a house for an RPG and found a floor plan through internet search.

    Tired is enough.

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