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Old May 18th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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HOWDY!

Well, I was just so inspired by the great customs and miniatures here that I wanted to do some myself. I'll post photos later on, but wanted to get the ball a'rolling.

Thus far, I created a little spire for a starter. Then I created a bridge from balsa wood. Now, I'm constructing the ruins of a church (see 3D mockup)

I will update with what I'm learning and what I'm working on. Hopefully, I'll be able to create things as beautiful and detailed as some of the guys you all know and love on this thread!

<<< no image anymore. it was just a quick 3d concept >>>

COMMENTS WELCOME! Enjoy!

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Old May 18th, 2007, 01:54 PM
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CHURCH PROGRESS

Current state of progress on the church:

1. The far wall that you see in the mockup has been cut out
2. The nearer wall is marked up and ready to be cut
3. The front wall, not including angled top, marked up
4. Ziggy Zaggy "footers" for it to stand on in progress

Materials to be used: Balsa wood coated in drywall joint compound for a stone finish. Rafters and cross to be varnished. Finishing detail paint with moss and blast marks.

EDIT: Size of church is approx 4 tiles long by 3 tiles wide. The door is just large enough for Major Q9 to fit. The windows and the broken areas are low enough for small figs, like the Kyrie, to look out...guessing it's about 8-10 tiles high (taller than MS "ruins" pieces)

(Photos later)
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Old May 18th, 2007, 06:06 PM
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The church looks like it will be cool. I can't believe you made that much progress in just the two minutes between your posts.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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Yah, I know - I work so fast it's just plain unbelievable!
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Looking good so far. It would work great with some of the graveyard customs some people have done!
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First project - tree and fire pit

This is the first project I worked on. It's not a HS project, but was inspired by stuff I saw for WarHammer. Then, I got into HS.

It's a tree and fire pit made with real materials, which works, but the moss faded over time in spite of the spray coating. I still liked the "tree" and the rocks painted up with scorch marks.

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Old May 19th, 2007, 06:55 PM
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First HS Project - rock

This was a piece of packaging foam that was spray painted and attached to cardboard. My assessment: useful but sad, so far as modding goes. I can do better, but it was just to get my feet wet.

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Old May 19th, 2007, 06:59 PM
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2nd HS Project - a bridge

Next, I did a bridge with balsa wood. It turned out OK.



What I learned
  • balsa is a good material
    it will take varnish well
    grooves varnish up nice and dark
    miniatures need to have the same structure as full-sized objects
    planks ought to be sideways, not at angles
    watch out that heights of things like this match game heights
    little spools look like little spools
    more detail, like ropes and nails are needed to make it look good
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Progress on the Chapel Ruins

Here are progress photos.











OK...back to work. The sides should be glued up by now, so I can attach it to the base pieces.

I'm also working on the top, which had undergone a little change...post later!
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Re: First project - tree and fire pit

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This is the first project I worked on. It's not a HS project, but was inspired by stuff I saw for WarHammer. Then, I got into HS.

It's a tree and fire pit made with real materials, which works, but the moss faded over time in spite of the spray coating. I still liked the "tree" and the rocks painted up with scorch marks.


FINISH HIM!
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Old May 19th, 2007, 08:55 PM
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Chapel updates

OK. I've added in the rafters, varnished. I've cut out the front of the chapel, with the cross cut-out (tough job!) instead of adding a cross to the top.

I think that a cross up top would get broken too easily. I had to use some hot glue on the rafters since they were giving me fits with the wood glue I had been using. Oh well, I used some of the glue strands to make a little spider web up in one corner.





When it's finished, I'll get some shots with better lighting and angles.
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