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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Build something contest Post 2

Just a quick update.   Built the trays for the veg.  Just a piece of zip tie sheeted in stencil paper with some details on the edges.  As most of the trays are not visible I just had to give the impression of machinery. 
 These were just primed.  I am not going to paint them much past that.  Then the plants were added on.
I will paint some of the details on the sides but these are pretty much ready to install. 
Hope you like.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Build Something Contest

Morning

I have started my entry in the Build something contest for 2019 on LAF.  I decided to build a hydroponic grow since I have seen containment chambers but not a growing system. 

I am starting out the with plants.  I will be using blobs of Fantastic Elastic on a clear sheet of plastic as a base.  To cover this I painted a sheet of paper with acrylics.  I was sure to keep the coverage blotchy.  I punched this out with a Green Stuff World punch and arranged the leaves on the blobs.  Once set I should be able to use a hobby knife to separate the Fantastic Elastic base from the plastic so I can place the plants where I want.  
Progress photos. 

I probably have to do the same again to get the number of plants that I need.  The plan is to build trays for the plants to grow in and to arrange those in the growing rig. 

Hope you like

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Mayan Skull Rack.

Evening. 
I usually do not like to do terrain with more skulls but for this I made an exception.  The planning started with the design.  It seems there was some variation in design between different city states.  Here are some examples. 
What I decided to do is make an open design that miniatures could move on while keeping the basic features.  It is also generic enough to use for multiple genera.  


I had to drill out 234 skulls from a variety of manufactures.  They include GW, Secret Weapon, Reaper and some old Fortress Figure skulls.  Then they were mounted in match sticks and wire. 
The base is foamcore coated in Magic Sculpt.  I still have some basing and weathering to do. 

Hope you like.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pumpkins done

Finished up.  Added tufts and touched up a couple of spots.  Here they are with some other terrain and minis.  25mm bases on the models.



Hope you like.
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Mostly finished

I just a a couple of more things to do and these are done.  The white pumpkins were glazed with an orange wash.  The leaves and vines were washed with dark green then the edges of the leaves painted and washed again with a flesh wash. 

Hope you like. 
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Block painting done.

Finished block painting the pumpkins.
 First I painted the base in my normal sepia colors.
Then I painted the pumpkins.







Then the leaves and vines
Now off for washes. 
Hope you like.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

My on again off again pumpkin patch project.

About four years ago before I immigrated, I used my excess putty from other projects to make pumpkins one at a time.  Once I had enough I made a quick mold and cast a bunch of them.  They sat in the bits box for over two years and I found them about a month ago.   Here they are on a base with solder vines.

 This is what kept putting me off.  Punching all the leaves and adding them. 

I only have one more base to finish then off to paint.
Hope you like
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