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Postby conscriptboris » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:31 pm

loving the LOS blocker mate :P

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Postby mattjgilbert » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:38 pm

If you are from down under, am I from up over?
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Postby bugbait_nz » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:08 pm

Your a friendly lot around here, starting to feel right at home!

@ Mattjgilbert, you can be from up over if you want

@Ben is a link to my fortress build good enough?

Heres the link to my very slow building PLOG over at Warseer

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The biggest mistake that I made was to paint it with cheap craft paint, when I tried to do some washes the paint started to run, not a good look, it will be repainted one day when I learn how to paint terrain better.

Working with plaster was slow but made detailing very easy.

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Postby Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:33 am

That is great and I appreciate the lessons learned such as the paint tip.

I am glad you like it here. The common analogy is Age of Strife is like a pub while Warseer is like a train station.
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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:28 am

Ben wrote:I am glad you like it here. The common analogy is Age of Strife is like a pub while Warseer is like a train station.

Just to elaborate a little...

Warseer has a big member base, which means its always full, but people are always coming and going.
AoS has has fewer members, but we all know eachother - there is more of a relaxed atmosphere. Not as busy, but certainly more... cosy. :)

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Postby timewizard » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:07 pm

More of a member's club, as opposed to clubbing the members! :lol:
bugbait_nz wrote: The biggest mistake that I made was to paint it with cheap craft paint, when I tried to do some washes the paint started to run, not a good look, it will be repainted one day when I learn how to paint terrain better. Working with plaster was slow but made detailing very easy. Bugbait out


For my terrain pieces, I use artists acrylic that I get from the local artist supply store. Should be available from craft stores as well. You just need a few basic colors (white, black, sienna, burnt umber, sap green) and they can be mixed and thinned very well. The price is reasonable, I got a 250 ml tube for under $10.00 and I haven't even used 1/4 of it yet.
Plaster is good, but you might want to try hydrocal or dental plaster (you can find both on ebay). They set up a little slower, but have better compression and are a bit more chip resistant than plaster. I use them for molding rocks and building pieces using hirst arts molds.

BTW Bugbait, I followed your fortress building log on warseer, great job!

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Postby Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:55 pm

I looked at your thread. Did you try looking for the Granny Grate over in the knitting section? That is where ours is at Hobby Lobby.

Edit: I didn't look far enough. Glad you found some.

Woo hoo first edit from my phone.
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Postby Daz » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:49 pm

Welcome bugbait!
Fortress looks amazing, I also thought it was the FW fortress! :P

Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff! :)
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Postby Herne » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:08 pm

LordMalekTheRedKnight wrote:...AoS has has fewer members, but we all know eachother - there is more of a relaxed atmosphere. Not as busy, but certainly more... cosy. :)

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Postby bugbait_nz » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:50 pm

Thanks for all of the welcomes!

@ Timewiz, found a local supplier of Hydrocal and ultacal plaster, ultracal has a warning about rapid set generating a lot of heat, does hydrocal suffer from the same problem?

Have added a few terrain pics to my Gallery
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Postby timewizard » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:57 pm

bugbait_nz wrote:@ Timewiz, found a local supplier of Hydrocal and ultacal plaster, ultracal has a warning about rapid set generating a lot of heat, does hydrocal suffer from the same problem?
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No, it actually works quite well (the hydrocal). Doesn't generate heat, if you mix it slowly it doesn't mix a lot of bubbles in it, set up nicely and takes stain and paint fairly well. It can be sanded and chiseled into. I used it to make these,
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I recommend it over plaster. I found that plaster can distort while setting up, and is generally too fragile when cast. Too easy to get chipped up.

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