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Postby killmaimburn » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:04 pm

Thats funny, I didn't know that was what those things were called.But now I know that I probably mowed the lawn twice weekly before I had a lawn to mow in a non metaphorical/abstract/encrpted manner...I just meant whipping out my flymo for some quick back and forth to keep the neighbours happy ;)
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Postby timewizard » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:20 pm

Thanks to Tim pointing me to urbandictionary, I have managed to learn a few new things today. I had thought KMB was just talking about cutting the grass. Oops, I guess I should look that up first. :wink:
I mow the lawn weekly, but first it has to be raked, fertilized and edged. Otherwise it just lays there looking flat, and I want the neighbors to be jealous of my lawn! :wink: :lol:

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Postby mattjgilbert » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:07 pm

If you just use a 6 x 4 foot electromagnet doesn't that solve the problem of moving the skimmers and them escaping the field?

Of course, you may introduce a whole raft of other issues....

You could just mow the field.

Maybe it's a brazilian field.
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Postby timewizard » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:10 pm

mattjgilbert wrote:If you just use a 6 x 4 foot electromagnet doesn't that solve the problem of moving the skimmers and them escaping the field?


That might be sufficient to make the skimmers hover over the table.
It might also make the oil burner hover over the table too!

Interesting thought though!

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Postby timewizard » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:10 am

Little more work accomplished.
I had started out to make a modular table using tiles (12" square, 12" X 6", etc) but changed my mind when 5th edition came out. I had made a couple of ruins on 6X12 tiles, they looked like this;
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But after a trip out to the woodshop, and a few nights of sanding, painting and flocking, they turned into this;
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which I think is a lot better. They can now be placed more randomly on the game table, or can butt up against each other if necessary. They will be area terrain defined by the bases they are on. Here's a model's eye view of them;
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And for those of you interested in seeing what I look like, here is a photo of the Time Wizard hanging around the workshop;
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Enjoy!

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Postby ruffian4 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:26 am

That's much better!
I always think that for natural scenery (ie, the bases), the fewer straight lines the better.

Does anyone here watch much Time Team (archaeology programme that's surprisingly entertaining)?
I think I must have watched it too much, as when the TWAT table is being set up, all I can think of is "alignment of buildings must be consistent."

Do they really keep you hanging on the back of a door like that?
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Postby mattjgilbert » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:56 am

ruffian4 wrote:Do they really keep you hanging on the back of a door like that?
From time to time..
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Postby timewizard » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:18 pm

mattjgilbert wrote:
ruffian4 wrote:Do they really keep you hanging on the back of a door like that?
From time to time..


Sometimes it feels like forever, other times just a fleeting moment.
Time is relative, that's what my Dad used to say, relatively speaking! :D

Anyway, a few more pieces to work on, and then I can finally get a table set up. The city pieces (buildings and large ruins) will be more angular but the terrain, (woods, rubble piles, small ruins, hills) I am looking to do on irregularly shaped bases. Getting there.

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Postby timewizard » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:46 am

Update time!
No Imperial City is complete without a Sanctum Imperialis, so here is mine (more WIP than anything else right now). I had a photo of the tile front of the building in the past, it looks like this;
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If you were approaching it as a model, here is what you would be looking at;
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I thought that the front needed 'something' to set it off, but didn't know what. So tonight I came up with this;
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And here it is in close up;
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And last but not least, here is the model eye view of the [strike]building[/strike] ruin so far;
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I just applied a black wash to the ruin itself, next up will be highlighting the ruin, then working on weathering and landscaping the base, but I think it's off to a pretty good start.

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Postby mattjgilbert » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:26 pm

That looks great TW. Adding that eagle to the floor was a good idea - it makes a real impact.
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Postby Angelwing » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:18 pm

The eagle really helps it stand out. Thumbs up!
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Postby ruffian4 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:16 pm

Ditto, mate, very nice!
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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:22 pm

did you do the eagle free-hand, or did you use a stencil/transfer (or etched brass piece from FW)?

either way it looks awesome, but if you did it free hand then its simply mindblowing!

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Postby timewizard » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:36 pm

LordMalekTheRedKnight wrote:if you did it free hand then its simply mindblowing! cheers :D ~ Tim


If I did it might be proof that I lost my mind :lol:

It's a stencil. I found a sheet of imperial eagle line art somewhere, printed it out on cardstock, cut out the inside and, instant (well it did take a while to cut out :wink: ) stencil.

I did it in hammered copper from vallejo, but I did a test piece as well. After looking at it a bit, I think I might go over it with burnished gold because the test piece came out nice when I tried it. I'll get the ruin painted up first and then decide.

Thanks all for the replies! I should be able to get some photos of the finished "Scriptorum" on here tonight.

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Postby mattjgilbert » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:50 pm

You should have told him you did it by hand... he'd never have known. In fact, tell him you used your feet as an experiment.
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