Login

Username:


Password:


Remember me



Forgot Password?




 Merchandise




Someone elses project log (latest WD demons vs guard batrep)

For members to post long running threads about projects they are working on

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby lostandthedamned » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:29 am

Gesso has a texture similar to yogurt. Once it drys on a tile/container you can peel it off like rubber. Although you can clean up with water (wash brushes out normally) you cannot thin it with water as that affects the drying instead a special thinner is required. In fact as is shown in the Dakkadakka article I linked before, thinning down only increases the amount of work as you may have to fill in "pinpricks" where the surface snaps.

Because of the shrinking effect just slap it on with a tank brush or 2" brush for scenary, and let the gesso do the job for you.
When you wish upon a star, your dreams can come true.
Unless it's a meteorite falling to Earth, which will destroy all life, then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for.
Unless it's death by meteorite.
User avatar
lostandthedamned
Veteran Sergeant
Veteran Sergeant
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:00 am

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby killmaimburn » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:31 pm

Heya , just time for a quick update..
MAGNETSSSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSS, Tzeentch is pleased with the amount of change possiblesss yessss.

Image
Mr Awesome... if his missile launcher doesn't get you his skull hilt bolt pistol will.. oh wait maybe he'll just melta your face off cos he's so darn cool.. (legs needed to be torn to shreds and then repinned to get him mounting that rock..)

Image
Sternguard/kantor/regular fist seargent
Barely even lurking..
ruffian4 wrote:Handy fellow, this kmb...Like Ahriman delving the paths of the webway ...
World of ME First try at Apoc Batrep WHAT/WHO is AOS?
User avatar
killmaimburn
Now Vanus Clade
 
Posts: 6581
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Nottingham, mid-land
Blog: View Blog (1)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby timewizard » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:44 pm

Nice work KMB. It looks like we "magnetizers" have another convert! :wink:
"I have found again and again that in encounter actions, the day goes to the side that is the first to plaster its opponent with fire." - Erwin Rommel
User avatar
timewizard
Master of Chronomancy
Field Commander
 
Posts: 5896
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 am
Location: (TWAT Colonial Outpost) in the eastern USA
Medals: 11
Gold Wreath (1) Gold (1) Silver Wreath (1) Bronze (2) Painting Entrant (6)
Blog: View Blog (2)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby Angelwing » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:37 am

I've just been given some magnets to try out. i really need two more though to magnetize my trygon / trygon prime. It's really going to be the test bed for future projects.
I like 'Mr Awesome' "I've got magnets, I can swap weapons! Yeeeeaahhh! Come get some xenos!"
User avatar
Angelwing
Zoanthrope
Zoanthrope
 
Posts: 2311
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
Medals: 17
Gold (5) Silver (1) Painting Entrant (11)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby killmaimburn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:13 am

Cheers guys... i've actually been a fanatic hailing the praise of magnets since around here Where every torso and every arm and some weapons were magnetised.... then I did all the speeders, I haven't shown pics of the termies I've done etc etc etc etc :D)..reminds me I really ought to update my bike pics.
Mr Awesomes skull hilted gun is (of course) from the arm of a chainsword..I didn't realise.. until his awesomeness was revealed.

Angelwing.. I wouldn't *start* getting into magnets with something expensive.. it took me ages to work out what combo to use... I use a hand drill and a workbench.. lots of 3mms (drillbit and magnets).. I check polarity with previous bits(because I want there to be consistency so i can interchange termie dread speeder biker bits..but also because I want the 2 things to work together) use a red marker pen so I remember which way its meant to be facing, drown the hole in glue and then shove gingerly with my thumb whilst the glue overflows..(reliant on the hole being the perfect depth or it goes to deep and won't hold weight, or goes in too shallow at a horrible angle and won't look right).
Saw an old stealer in half and practice on him first if there is any oppurtunity..

GESSO THREAD- painting-modelling/brushes-t4480.html
Last edited by killmaimburn on Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Barely even lurking..
ruffian4 wrote:Handy fellow, this kmb...Like Ahriman delving the paths of the webway ...
World of ME First try at Apoc Batrep WHAT/WHO is AOS?
User avatar
killmaimburn
Now Vanus Clade
 
Posts: 6581
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Nottingham, mid-land
Blog: View Blog (1)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby Socaddict » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:28 am

lostandthedamned wrote:Gesso has a texture similar to yogurt. Once it drys on a tile/container you can peel it off like rubber. Although you can clean up with water (wash brushes out normally) you cannot thin it with water as that affects the drying instead a special thinner is required. In fact as is shown in the Dakkadakka article I linked before, thinning down only increases the amount of work as you may have to fill in "pinpricks" where the surface snaps.

Because of the shrinking effect just slap it on with a tank brush or 2" brush for scenary, and let the gesso do the job for you.


I've been using gesso for about a month now, and I've been able to thin mine fine with water (most of what I read suggested distilled water for thinning)

Didn't seem to massively affect the figures compared to when I had tried using it "neat"

I'm using bob ross grey gesso which got lots of rave reviews for mini priming, apparently different brands are wildly variable.
Image
Waaargh.
Orks project log here
User avatar
Socaddict
Mekboy
Warlord
 
Posts: 815
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:00 am
Location: London
Medals: 2
Painting Entrant (2)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby timewizard » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:34 pm

killmaimburn wrote:Ch I use a hand drill and a workbench.. lots of 3mms (drillbit and magnets).. I check polarity with previous bits(because I want there to be consistency so i can interchange termie dread speeder biker bits..but also because I want the 2 things to work together) use a red marker pen so I remember which way its meant to be facing, drown the hole in glue and then shove gingerly with my thumb whilst the glue overflows..(reliant on the hole being the perfect depth or it goes to deep and won't hold weight, or goes in too shallow at a horrible angle and won't look right).


I use a hand drill also KMB, 2 as a matter of fact. First I use a regular point bit the diameter I need for the magnet. Once I have it the proper depth, the obvious problem is that the point of the drill bit is a taper. So I next "clean up" the hole for the magnet with one of these;

Image

This one is from Dremel, (site here) and the nice part about using this cutter is that the 'point' of the cutter is flat. After you have the hole for the magnet drilled, you use this tool to flatten the bottom of the hole. The result is that the magnet fits flat and perfectly flush with the surface of the model. Plus you use considerably less super glue to hold it in.
I also took an old popsicle stick, cut the rounded end off at an angle and tapered one side. I use this homemade tool to set the magnet in place.

You have the right idea using a marker to designate the polarity, I do that myself, as well as keeping the magnets in the same orientation for different arms so they can be interchanged between models.
"I have found again and again that in encounter actions, the day goes to the side that is the first to plaster its opponent with fire." - Erwin Rommel
User avatar
timewizard
Master of Chronomancy
Field Commander
 
Posts: 5896
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 am
Location: (TWAT Colonial Outpost) in the eastern USA
Medals: 11
Gold Wreath (1) Gold (1) Silver Wreath (1) Bronze (2) Painting Entrant (6)
Blog: View Blog (2)

PostThis post was deleted by killmaimburn on Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:46 pm.

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby killmaimburn » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:58 pm

I've been meaning to upload a games batrep for ages, but the place is quiet and the game was a bit one sided. So I'll skip that, but I said ages back that I had brought the other bikes into the colour scheme so here is a pic of that.
I just need to ignore that guard exist and bring them out some time. :D
Barely even lurking..
ruffian4 wrote:Handy fellow, this kmb...Like Ahriman delving the paths of the webway ...
World of ME First try at Apoc Batrep WHAT/WHO is AOS?
User avatar
killmaimburn
Now Vanus Clade
 
Posts: 6581
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Nottingham, mid-land
Blog: View Blog (1)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby ruffian4 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:30 pm

Hmmm, excellent bike armada!
killmaimburn wrote:If this is a masked ball, then the other bits of him are off spiking the teachers punch.


DEATH WATCH DEATH RATTLE DEATHS DOOR AINT I DIED ENOUGH BEFORE?
User avatar
ruffian4
4th dan imbecile
Sorceror
 
Posts: 3065
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Twat hq.

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby timewizard » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:42 pm

Very cool!
Looks like Sturgis on the right and Aberdeen proving ground on the left, with a bit of air cav in the rear!

Very nicely done!
"I have found again and again that in encounter actions, the day goes to the side that is the first to plaster its opponent with fire." - Erwin Rommel
User avatar
timewizard
Master of Chronomancy
Field Commander
 
Posts: 5896
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 am
Location: (TWAT Colonial Outpost) in the eastern USA
Medals: 11
Gold Wreath (1) Gold (1) Silver Wreath (1) Bronze (2) Painting Entrant (6)
Blog: View Blog (2)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby ruffian4 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:47 am

The monstrous pink squiggoth in the background is cool too, forgeworld?
killmaimburn wrote:If this is a masked ball, then the other bits of him are off spiking the teachers punch.


DEATH WATCH DEATH RATTLE DEATHS DOOR AINT I DIED ENOUGH BEFORE?
User avatar
ruffian4
4th dan imbecile
Sorceror
 
Posts: 3065
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Twat hq.

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby KInG » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:07 pm

all ready for AoS next year? ;)
www.GamingFigures.com & http://www.AgeofStrife.com 15% off GW models 10% off FoW & GF9 - extra 1% off orders £100+ & 2% off orders £250+ with FREE UK SHIPPING now added
AoS_GF moderator
Image
User avatar
KInG
Archon
Archon
 
Posts: 5209
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:00 am
Medals: 2
Painting Entrant (2)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby killmaimburn » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:08 am

Pure Whitscar was always the super soft lower middle list (I read recently that the wild plains white scars would rather kill a bloke than put them into the trapped confines of a dreadnought but I only found that out last week)...but I do need a new tourney list.
something,anything that can once in 8 games get a draw against autowin crutch guard.
I'm painting more skaven and my assualt marines...but I really can't think of any sort of list that its worth playing the game with around those bozos.
Meh game is shit.. needs more bloodbowl and square base (current projects)
Barely even lurking..
ruffian4 wrote:Handy fellow, this kmb...Like Ahriman delving the paths of the webway ...
World of ME First try at Apoc Batrep WHAT/WHO is AOS?
User avatar
killmaimburn
Now Vanus Clade
 
Posts: 6581
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Nottingham, mid-land
Blog: View Blog (1)

Re: Someone elses project log (now with added GT!!)

Postby killmaimburn » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:00 pm

Inspired by so many folks dreadbashing, and reckoning that the AOBR dread was no big deal...I decided to dread bash my most boring and generic dread (and because he was boring he also was the least painted, one shoulde purple, one face plate silver done..anyway.. retrieving my hack saw from the garage and waiting for it to thor out (thaw)..I started my mission.
So first how many cuts are the minimum you have to make to an AOBR dread? Red lines indicate cuts (that underbelly was a nightmare
Image
In bits, torso has a washer put on it immediately to dry out(as I'm going to be stacking on that in an hour
Image
Arm sockets sawn right to a thin line at the top, then wedged with angle cut spru and sandwiched with glue to create a solid angled socket for dread arms.
Image
Create a knee (some of you have done this to make a kneeling smurf or maybe even a wraithlord..I was going for a crouching dreadnought at this stage)
Image
Pinning it into the hip it ended up looking like an impacting foot from a run, so quickly saw off one toe and lift it forwards to absorb the impact (and to have anything in contact with the base).. I also try to claw up the 2 highest toes of the running leg for a claw contraction effect works ok although none of the pics show it).
Image
Saw a washer in half (this took up 1 hour of the 3 hours this took..I just want you to know..I was glue covered and the mofo wouldn't sit in my fingers whilst I ploughed my hack saw into my palm repeatedly A+E awesome 8)
Image
O crap not load bearing, that second legs 2 adjusted toes aren't enough to hold the entire body and weapons.. quickly paperclip pin into that leg.. also use a big fat wodge of brass cable to pin through centre column.
Image
Jesse owens dreadnought likes to help people in danger far away..arms-a-pumping.
Image
Reservoir dogs pose with a few of the other dreads. (looks like he's wearing one of those off the shelf suits :D)
Image
Needs some guitar string piping adding.. needs a few bits filling.. but I'm only 3 hours from "oh I think I should mess around with that fella".. give me a chance to have a cup of tea. :D
Barely even lurking..
ruffian4 wrote:Handy fellow, this kmb...Like Ahriman delving the paths of the webway ...
World of ME First try at Apoc Batrep WHAT/WHO is AOS?
User avatar
killmaimburn
Now Vanus Clade
 
Posts: 6581
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Nottingham, mid-land
Blog: View Blog (1)

PreviousNext



Return to Project Logs




 Social Links