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14-03-2012, 22:46
Hi, my name is Pilgrimski, and... and... I'm a wargamer.

I play all sorts of different systems and my collection of models runs from Necromunda through the Warhammers to one off conversions for Dungeons & Dragons. This log will be a collection of my current projects as a way of sharing, asking for input and hopefully inspiring some ideas in anyone who stops by.

I'll save this post for a contents page, my hobby progress tends to be fairly sporadic and heavily depends on what seems like fun when I get free time. It could be converted greatswords one day and a kitbashed Vulture the next. However things turn out, this should be interesting.

If there is anything which anyone finds particularly interesting then ask away. I have enough photos to do a tutorial on most of my stuff.


Addie (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6134257&viewfull=1#post6134257)http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Addie1-1.jpg

Inigo-bot (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6136887&viewfull=1#post6136887)http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/P1010535-1.jpg

Necromunda - Trenchcoat Gangers & Enforcers 1, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6136906&viewfull=1#post6136906) 2, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6520856&viewfull=1#post6520856) http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/P1010536-1.jpg

Gun Mages 1, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6141477&viewfull=1#post6141477)2, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6151466&viewfull=1#post6151466)3, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6162413&viewfull=1#post6162413)4, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6300626&viewfull=1#post6300626)http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/th_P1010551-1.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/?action=view&current=P1010551-1.jpg)

Warjacks 1, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6267047&viewfull=1#post6267047)2, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6271110&viewfull=1#post6271110)3, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6271594&viewfull=1#post6271594)4, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6272037&viewfull=1#post6272037)5, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6272968&viewfull=1#post6272968)6, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6300614&viewfull=1#post6300614)7, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6311660&viewfull=1#post6311660) 8, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6442023&viewfull=1#post6442023) http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/th_P1010617.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/?action=view&current=P1010617.jpg)

War Altar 1, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6273904&viewfull=1#post6273904)2, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6274439&viewfull=1#post6274439)3, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6276111&viewfull=1#post6276111)4, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6283644&viewfull=1#post6283644)5, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6311657&viewfull=1#post6311657)6, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6313071&viewfull=1#post6313071)http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/th_P1010620.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/?action=view&current=P1010620.jpg)

Vultures 1, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6325567&viewfull=1#post6325567) 2, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6325573&viewfull=1#post6325573) 3, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6325575&viewfull=1#post6325575) 4, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6325576&viewfull=1#post6325576) 5, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6325578&viewfull=1#post6325578) 6, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6325580&viewfull=1#post6325580) http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Vulture%20Build/th_P1010329.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Vulture%20Build/?action=view&current=P1010329.jpg)

Necromunda Terrain 1, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6267047&viewfull=1#post6267047) 2, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6434532&viewfull=1#post6434532) 3, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6434538&viewfull=1#post6434538) 4, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6436588&viewfull=1#post6436588) 5, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6440169&viewfull=1#post64401692) 6, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6442019&viewfull=1#post6442019) 7, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6448183&viewfull=1#post6448183) 8, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6450390&viewfull=1#post6450390) 9, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6454177&viewfull=1#post6454177) 10, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6471039&viewfull=1#post6471039) 11, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6503826&viewfull=1#post6503826) 12, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6508874&viewfull=1#post6508874) 13, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6513446&viewfull=1#post6513446) 14, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6517474&viewfull=1#post6517474) 15, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6520847&viewfull=1#post6520847) 16, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6530153&viewfull=1#post6530153) 17, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6536616&viewfull=1#post6536616) http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/th_P1010880.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/?action=view&current=P1010880.jpg)

Dropzone Commander 1, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6530156&viewfull=1#post6530156) 2, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6535342&viewfull=1#post6535342) 3, (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336084-Projectlogarium&p=6536615&viewfull=1#post6536615) http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Dropzone%20Commander/th_P1010911.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Dropzone%20Commander/?action=view&current=P1010911.jpg) http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Dropzone%20Commander/th_P1010936.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Dropzone%20Commander/?action=view&current=P1010936.jpg)

14-03-2012, 22:56
Two of my biggest WiPs recently have been my resin-cast Bloodbowl board (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?311541-Bloodbowl-Pitch-using-Hirst-Arts) and my Vendetta conversions.




Other current projects are:

Bobba Fett from Knight Models (http://www.knightmodels.com/category.php?id_category=12url)


And a War Altar for my Empire army:


15-03-2012, 15:13
I am a big fan of bloodbowl and I must say that your bloodbowl board looks fantastic! Welcome to the random boards!

15-03-2012, 19:30
This project is one that I have actually completed!

I'm lucky enough to occasionally play Dungeons & Dragons with a great group, including several talented artists.

You can check out some of their work at Widdershins (http://www.widdershinscomic.com/?webcomic_post=sleight-of-hand-cover) and Curia Regis (http://whatido.co.uk/2010/03/07/curia-regis-title/).

Since my life-drawing skills are limited to stickmen I made miniatures for the gaming sessions instead.

This is one character, Addie, as drawn by her player:


The pair of models (from Freebooter Miniatures (http://www.freebooterminiatures.de/en/catalog)) that we settled on as parts.


I did a smple, but slightly dellicate headswap with greenstuff texturing to fill in the gaps and complete the hair:


Then I colourmatched the picture, using the Reaper paint matcher and painted it up:


I'm quite proud of this one, it's the first time I have ever done a 'comission' type of work, where I am working to someone elses vision. I used blending on the cape, this was the first time I tried that. Someday I'll have to make the other model of the pair, a creepy syringe wielding masked nurse :eek:

17-03-2012, 20:02
This is another D&D miniature, 'Inigo-bot' a warforged character.

I took a Cygnar Gallant warjack and trimmed off some of the steam stack bits and reposed the model.


I used liquid greenstuff to smooth over the surfaces and reposed the model. I'm not particularly impressed with the Privater Press 'plastic' it's hard and brittle and not very good for conversions, especially when you are used to the ease of GW kitbashes and good polystyrene cement. I used a lot of pinning and reinforcement to get the pose. The idea is that he's activating the glyph on his base. Plenty of inspiration from Full Metal Alchemist!


17-03-2012, 20:16
These guys are well on their way, I've been using them in a recent Necromunda campaign as Delaques. They need some more shading and highlighting, but I'm pretty pleased with how they are progressing. There is lots of inspiration from Syndicate and the Trans Metropolitan comics.

Most of the models are from Heresy Miniatures (http://www.heresyminiatures.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_15) with a few GW bits and classic Necromunda models.

These are three of my favourites, including a conversion for the big guy. That's a crew served cannon he is hoisting :evilgrin:http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/P1010536.jpg

And here is a group shot of most of the gang. There are a few others left to do.

21-03-2012, 00:29
New project! Some friends are getting into Warmachine and I have wanted to play for a while, plus... cool models :angel:

Group shot, and also another couple of models for the gangers.


After a good search, I settled on these as the bases for my Mercenary army:


Bases are from Fantascape (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fantascape?_trksid=p4340.l2563)

21-03-2012, 11:18
I know it's not your work, but that friend of yours sure knows how to draw!! Very pretty style, and very good to work with when modeling.
Love the gangers by the way. Good job on those.

21-03-2012, 15:32
I am interested to see that War Altar finished.

21-03-2012, 20:24
Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. I've currently gotten distracted by Warmachine, so I'm going to ride that wave while it holds my interest. I'll get back to the war alter in time!

One of the reasons I like the Fantascape bases is that they come with a painting tutorial so I have an opportunity to learn whilst I use them. Using: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=356765551018582 as a guide, and with substitutions for colours that I actually had, I ended up with a test piece that I am pretty pleased with. It needs some flock/leaves/grass and I think I will go with a different soil colour, but I'm now ready for mass production. Happily, that's only 30 or so bases, so I should be able to focus for the duration.


24-03-2012, 00:52




I'm quite proud of those :p I'll have to work hard to make the quality of the figures to put on them as good.

Will probably try that, before adding finishing touches like some water effects, flock and leaves.

The things I do add will be used to make the idential bases look unique.

28-03-2012, 01:59

Almost finished with the base colour blocks. My biggest problem is brush control, I have really steady hands, but I always end up going over the edges of areas several times to touch up. Too much paint on the brush, tip not going where I expect and so on. Even the tiniest (GW Fine Detail) brushes seem too big, perhaps I need to dab instead of stroke more or something. I think only practice makes perfect. Using a grey undercoat helps, since I can actually see where the edges I want to paint inside are, I find it much harder over black.

I'm going for darker than standard blue, with almost black hats and trim. The frogging, epaulettes etc. are going to be red-gold.

03-04-2012, 22:24
I've been working on these some more, blocked in the colours (mostly staying in side the lines!) and washed coat and hat.



Next I need to tidy up the blue and do some highlights. but first I think I'll drill some pins and see about getting them based on paintpots.

12-06-2012, 23:48
I've been working on a pair of warjacks, some time ago I made some scenery with resin cast pipes and textured spray paint.
I wanted to use the same texture on the 'jacks to bring out their rough character.


I masked the detailed and smooth bits with tape and tack and here's the result. I hope that once it is painted the texture will show through as an interesting effect.

13-06-2012, 09:39
Really liking your Blood Bowl-pitch, well done!

The Pipe scenery looks great! Is it Hirst Arts-pipe moulds? Been thinking of getting those to augment some of the local clubs Necromunda and 40k-terrain.

16-06-2012, 01:06
Really liking your Blood Bowl-pitch, well done!

The Pipe scenery looks great! Is it Hirst Arts-pipe moulds? Been thinking of getting those to augment some of the local clubs Necromunda and 40k-terrain.

Thanks :)

The pipes are Hirst Arts, that's a combination of the big and small pipe moulds. You also get some ends which you can combine with some wooden rods and textured spray to make long pipes, a couple together would make for great walkways.

I made some progress on the 'jacks:


I like how the red head adds a bit of spot colour, thinking about a few more spot patches, perhaps on the shoulders.

Haven't washed or shaded yet, most of the black is going to be steel-ish colour.

16-06-2012, 15:32
Continued with progress on the warjacks, done base highlights on one and washes on both. Decided to go for tin-bitz instead of gleaming steel.


I also thought about changing the colour scheme on the gun mages to tie them into the scheme by using a mustardy yellow as trim on their cloaks. Not the hat though, I think that is too much.


17-06-2012, 02:58
Made some more progress, I'm prety pleased with how these guys have come out. Especially with the red for their heads, that was unexpected, I've always struggled to paint red.



There's a close up of the sword, I tried to make use of the new glazes to give this a blue-steel look.



You can reallly see the texture effect on the close up shots, that worked out pretty much how I hoped :D <pleased with myself>

Still need to do weathering on the stack and paint the bases like the ones earlier in the thread (if I can remember how!)

18-06-2012, 01:19
Pretty much finished!



Still need to do a little bit more on the base, some flock and so on.

Also need to do some weathering on the stack. That's something completely new to me, so it might need a few tries.

18-06-2012, 04:32
big fan of the textured models there. I honestly would not have dared to do something like that because I would be afraid to spoil the model, but I love the effect you've created with them. Moar!

18-06-2012, 19:56
big fan of the textured models there. I honestly would not have dared to do something like that because I would be afraid to spoil the model, but I love the effect you've created with them. Moar!

I never really thought about that, I guess it is because I am used to stripping and cleaning models. So worst case, I'd have just started over!

With those two warjacks mostly complete (I think I'll leave weathering till later when I have read up on it a bit) I have gone back to my war altar conversion:

Here are the parts:

I'm a big fan of wooden stirrer construction, its pretty amazing what you can make with some white glue and sticks. I blocked up the main structure of the wagon with plasticard and milliput, then added wood strips. I made sure to smooth out the milliput I'd used on the outside so it can be painted to look like armour plate.


My old plan was to level the whole thing off and make one level of deck. But this just didn't seem right and that's one of the reasons the project was on hold for a while. I struggled a bit with how to make a good place for the priest to stand, with armour/sides at an appropriate height whilst also being able to fit the griffin statue on easily. Essentially, one needed high and the other low. I'm rather ashamed that it took me this long to think of doing a two level one :/

This is the end result:


The whole thing seems a little plain at the moment, it needs some flags or brasiers or candles but I don't want to make it too busy. Perhaps it will look better with the statue added. If I do add some bits, I think some of the parts from the new Empire war altar or steampunk laser kits will do and I certainly need a big book at the front as a pulpit. Can't have a warrior priest with nothing to shout about can you!

19-06-2012, 04:23
Was thinking about what detail to add to the War Altar and made a mock up.

Parts used are leftovers from sprues (truely, the Empire Flagellent box set is one of the best kits ever made by GW, so many options!)


And this is what the end result should look like.


20-06-2012, 01:08
When I got up this morning, I did not think that I would end my day having shaved a Griffon :wtf:

I didn't like the look of a full metal golden Griffon and was thinking about doing it in marble, or jade, onyx maybe... This one I was a little worried about screwing up, it's not like you can easily put all the fur back on a bald monster! He's gonna get a fig leaf to preserve what is left of his dignity. I am not sure though if I want to keep the wings and tail.


I've tried to make it look a bit angular, we shall see how the painting comes up. Anyone got any good tutorials/tips on painting fancy stone?

Also added some of the detail to the body of the War Altar. I discovered how easy a plank effect with some small drill holes for nail marks was when building my Blood Bowl scoreboard.


The pulpit is drying, and once I'm done with that, it will be time for painting.

25-06-2012, 02:47
Progress on the War Altar, everything is fixed, pinned, glued & greenstuffed into place. Now ready for some painting.


I managed to decide on a scheme/plan for the Griffon. I want it to be a stone statue, so I am going for a green-ish effect, with a metallic head and mane like this:

I also put together and textured painted another warjack:


And finally got around to sorting the base and filling gaps on my first finecast model:


Little Joe
26-06-2012, 18:47
A nice log of random stuff, a nice war altar conversion, terrain and miscellaneous miniatures and I really like your Addie project.

02-07-2012, 22:57
Same process as before, mask/spray/paint for a light warjack. This is almost finished, and I'm not completely satisfied.

I think the shield might need another colour and the highlighting is a lot harder on a less angular model.
Also, I think perhaps I should have kept the textured paint to smaller areas on this one, maybe just the shield, the armour around the head and the gauntlet.


I do like the new glazes though, I used them on the other 'Jacks but I made an effort here to use the blue on the blade:


Still need to do the base and the stowage on the back of the model.

02-07-2012, 23:01
Also made a little progress on the Gun Mages:


Added some of the Zendri Dust I have been using on the WarJacks to the Gun mages to try and tie them together as an army.


03-07-2012, 11:24
Your cuz Dan here... I'm now subscribed! The War Altar is looking nice. What do you think of the new Empire rules?

08-07-2012, 01:46
Progress on the shaved Griffon, he went from shaved to technicolour, but I think that's a little too fabulous for a war altar :p


And then using similar techniques for the War Machine bases, I turned it into this:


I think that came out pretty well, need to work on the rest of the model now.

08-07-2012, 01:49
Based up the next 'Jack, here's a shot of them all.


08-07-2012, 22:31
Progress this weekend on the War Altar, it's starting to come together pretty well. I also finished up a few bits on the Warjack.

Next step for those is to finish off the weathering and add some flock and such to the bases.


15-07-2012, 15:07
I posted a picture at the beginning, but in order to bring all my projects together, here are some more historical things.

From humble beginnings (and oh so much mould line removal):


I worked on a pair of Vultures, using a method very similar to Lt. Walkes (http://z11.invisionfree.com/Work_In_Progress/index.php?showtopic=16288&st=100&#entry4684350)

I decided I wanted a pair of engines, one each side of the fusealage:

And cut down the engines to fit the length of the hull.

Then I went with the unmodified wings, blended together into a single one.


The full stage by stage WIP pics are on my photobucket account if anyone wants to see (My Photobucket (http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Vulture%20Build/))

If anyone has any questions about particular bits, or comments on the same, I'll be glad to hear from you.

The next step was a LOT of filling. After that, the challenge was to find a way of mounting the flying stand and placing the wing hard points at the correct distances.


15-07-2012, 15:09
I tried the bicycle layout, but this was fiddly and wobbly and was going to break. So, I worked on chunkier gear.


I had to put it on at an angle to get a stable and even platform and that left me with some pretty big gaps. So I decided to pod the gear a bit. I thought about rounded bulges, but felt that flat planes and angles were more in keeping.



I then needed to fill in the front section and then fill in some gaps (allover the airframe). Time to break out the milliput!

I finished up the undercarriage and used my filler to, well, fill in the gaps :)


15-07-2012, 15:10
Then I set to work on the nose heavy bolter turret, which I made out of a handy piece of old inhaler and some bits.


I reinforced the middles since the plastic ring I was using isn't the right kind of plastic for polycement.


To anchor the turret, I constructed plasticard plates and inserted some pegs for support.


The inside of the nose is where the pegs are fixed with a big blob of putty, along with an assortment of metal sprue tabs to weight the nose down and make the model balance properly.

The turret was also packed with putty and then fixed onto the mounting pegs.


15-07-2012, 15:12
Once this lot set and was smoothed out, I went to undercoating.


But found that there were still leftover gaps. I could have ignored them, but for the sake of a few hours I decided to fix them with more filler.



15-07-2012, 15:13
Second set of undercoating


And painting has begun, which is where this project currently resides...




15-07-2012, 15:14
I did a series of magnetised hardpoints so I can swap between most/all of the fits in the rulebooks. I just haven't decided if I want to order two sets of punisher cannons or just one pair. But I'll certainly have rocket pods, missiles, autocannons, lascannons (including customised vendetta conversion options for the Valkyrie you see).

I was a little worried about space under the wing for weapons, but I think I'm ok.



I've been busy magnetising all the different weapon fits I thought I might end up using. For any one considering it, get hold of a 2mm drill bit and some 1mm deep by 2mm diameter magnets. Worked great!

A group shot of the air wing as it currently stands :)


And for the punisher fans out there...


23-09-2012, 17:09
My current project is terrain, specifically loads of terrain for my clubs Necromunda campaign.

Tanktraps! Inspired by Saving Private Ryan



Next steps are to add bolts across the middle, add rubble made from bits of sprue then paint.


- I found these crates for sale in resin and though they are really good, they are too expensive for the dozen or so that I want to make. I thought about textured plasticard, but that ended up being about the same cost and the corrugations aren't quite right. Then cardboard occured to me, with a coffe stirrer backing and a coat of PVA, I could make a lot quickly and easily.



Bulkheads, endless endless bulkheads.


- I have 36 trimmed and ready for painting so far. Leaving piles of plastic shavings. There are still about 100 or so to go, but I have my club helping.


Craters, these were fun to make, but needed a fair bit of superglue to stick onto the plasticard base, even with some scoring they just peeled off.


I have high hopes for these two chem pits, I'm going to enjoy using my water effects stuff to make some nasty pits for people to fall in.


1mm plasticard fits nicely into the bulkheads and makes a sturdy structure. These need some detailing, for which I have textured plasticard and hirst arts castings.



23-09-2012, 17:13


(One I made earlier) -


These are all made out of hirst arts pipe moulds and textured like the warjacks in my previous posts. I think the flat metal although nicely textured makes them a little boring. Need to add some things like hazard warning lables or markings. I also ordered some of these: http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/sci-fi-computer-screen-detailing-set.html to add to my work.


This is the first time I've used sprue rubble and it works pretty well. Some of the rounded bits look a bit off, but with some ballast grit and sand scattered over the top it should look great. I'll probably add a bit of barbed wire as well.

24-09-2012, 21:09
First up is a pair of bridges I've made. These are pretty sturdy with the reinforcement underneath and show a better idea of what the end result of the textured plasticard will look like. I'm still waiting for my order of rivets and bolts to arrive.



Next is a platform. This was a little fiddly to make, but now I have a template it should go more easily. Again reinforced underneath and textured. Not only does this make it look better, but it gives me some depth to install things like cables.

The shape is simple, but since it dosen't need any external support, several of these could make for a fun crows nest style of building.



I've been thinking for a while how to get the hazard strip markings done on this scenery. The idea of endless masking and marking out scared me so I hit on the idea of making a template, covering the areas I wanted yellow, then a quick spray of black. But then... how big should the strips be? How can I get them really accurate...

This arrived in the post today, I needed glue to stick down the milliput edges of the chem pits before I painted them and now I have big plans for the bottom edge!


This next one certainly doesn't look like much, but I assure you it is revolutionary (well, maybe not). I've been thinking how to paint the edges of the bulkheads. Large flat surfaces don't drybrush very well. I considered hazard strips, but black and yellow on everything would be a bit too much, so:


That's a 1mm strip of plasticard, with a 1.5mm spacer, then another strip with a pipe attached. It lets me attach things to the edges of bulkheads. With a bit of effort I should be able to make them easier to make and then I can do one, two or three level ones and the pipes/spikes/rivets/cables can serve as a buttress as well as looking good.


26-09-2012, 22:13
I have been playing with rivets, tiny plastic rivets that like to leap into the air and scurry under my desk to hide in the carpet. I think it was worth it though, the tanktraps turned out nicely and a few smaller ones add a nice touch to the edge of my first complete platform.


I painted up the pipes, they are awaiting a dip-coat but I think they also need some better colours. Perhaps red or blue on the valve handle and something else for the joining strips. I like the rusty metal effect, but it is very samey and needs something to break it up, especially on the bigger pieces.

The craters need a wash and then water effects.


I've gotten to a similar stage with the chem pit. It looks suitably murky at the moment, hopefully that will clear up a bit as it dries to show the translucent green layer underneath. Perhaps I put a bit too much paint in this time :S


26-09-2012, 22:20
Post 42, couldn't resist: Space... is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is...

BBC News - Hubble captures extraordinary view of Universe (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19728375)

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced one of its most extraordinary views of the Universe to date.

28-09-2012, 04:26
Even though the rivets were fiddly, I'm pretty pleased with the results after undercoat.



As if fiddly rivets wasn't enough for me I decided to make pallets (probably stack barrels on them or something similar). I made pallets out of wooden sticks, lots of wooden sticks. A hundred of them or so, each cut into three pieces... that took a while. But, they turned out nicely!


That's half of them, got enough bits in that pile to make 15 more pallets.

28-09-2012, 04:34
Worked on another Warjack for my Mercenaries. I prefer the metal versions of the 'Jacks but they can be a real pain to put together. This one has at least 15 pins in it :s

This is the staypuft marshmallow 'Jack


With the textured spray. I'm learning with this, a bit of a dusting works a lot better than a thick coat and that served me well with the pipe scenery.



02-10-2012, 18:00
I was looking for some spot colours for the pipework to brighten it up a bit but didn't want to add much. The red handle was ok, but I really like how the computer panel came out. The prints to fit in them really add a nice finishing touch.



The craters also came out well, I've been using Army Painter Dark dip to shade and varnish. Then these have a layer of matte varnish and some water effects in the crater.


Similarly, the tanktraps have some dip on them. These still need a bit more work, matte varnish, gravel and rust.


I'm not completely happy with the chem pits, the water was supposed to be greenish, but I made the mistake of putting too much brown paint in the second layer. It was supposed to be a bit cloudy, but ended up being too much.




For the decking, the blue and green with leadbelcher(boltgun metal) drybrush works pretty well and is a nice homage to the origional card sections. I hoped to be able to spray the hazard markings on through a template, but this didn't work very well. So I'm going to have to use masking tape: - This was the best tutorial I found http://kan.org/michael/mkp/objective_tf2.php



03-10-2012, 21:48
I'm happy that these ones are finished. I'm especially pleased with the final goopy greeen, it's pretty close to what I had in mind (thanks for the idea Dave!)

A selection of tanktraps and craters:






Goop, for falling in:



I went and tried masking tape for the hazard marks and it came out better than I hoped.




03-10-2012, 22:32
Looking good keep up the good work.

06-10-2012, 02:15
More finished stuff, two walkways and a platform.


I ended up with a weird crinkle effect on the paint on parts of all three pieces. I can only guess at the cause, perhaps using the matt varnish before the dipcoat was dry. I kinda like it though, but I doubt I would be able to re-create it.



I wanted to make the bulkheads interesting, more so than just drybrush over black. Thought about doing hazard stripes down all the edges, but that would be too much when fully assembled. Second option was to spray them with the textured paint. I didn't want to do that allover since it would obscure some of the detail on the big faces, so I just ended up deciding to spray the edges.

By setting the bulkheads up with plasticard strips linking them together and masking tape I could spray 30 at once, so far, I've got 120 done and can move on to painting them once the spray has dried.


17-10-2012, 08:37
Seems that painting and masking and painting a bazillion bulkheads takes ages. Who knew vOv Even Ray looks surprised.


They are starting to look pretty good though.


And they do have a few perks:


My terrain in action:

Marcus Septim
17-10-2012, 21:06
Nice work,were do you buy your materials?

18-10-2012, 12:54
Nice work,were do you buy your materials?

Thanks for stopping by :)

I get my bits from all sorts of places:

1mm plasticard to fit with the standard bulkheads.

I mainly get plain plasticard from ebay. As a guide, around 1 per sheet, including postage is a decent price.

The last set I got was from here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190722116129?

I also use: http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/ for some of the fancier bits, the patterned sheets and so on.

http://www.modelshop.co.uk/category/Strip___Shape,l.html?sortBy=FeaturedDesc has a good range

There is also Slaters Plasticard: https://slatersplastikard.com/plastikard.php which is a bit more expensive, but has a big range of patterns and types.

For serious people there is Hirst Arts: http://www.hirstarts.com/ and their excellent UK stockist: http://www.hirst-arts.co.uk/

Other bits for ideas:
Pipes: http://www.rainwaterharvesting.co.uk/pipeandhose.php
Plastic Sprue Rubble: http://www.bitzbunker.co.uk/index.php?cPath=30 (for 30p I couldn't be bothered making my own)
Sticks: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1000-x-WOODEN-COFFEE-TEA-STIRRERS-CRAFT-STICKS-PACK-OF-1000-STICK-/271040943271?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Food_SM&hash=item3f1b4c94a7
Cogs: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190673878416?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

The following is some inspiration for my project:

This is something for me to aspire to:

Here is a bunch of Necromunda terrain that DrunkenSamurai and TJSKI of DakkaDakka (I have no idea who they are, but citations are important) built:


Marcus Septim
18-10-2012, 14:20
Hmm,it will be useful for future Warhammer 40K projects,when im bored with fantasy

I have a list with miniature sites,either blogs or parallel market ones that i've gathered from years of lurking in major mini forums ( I need to bother and post it sometime)

But you have some,i haven't seen before

07-11-2012, 20:24
It may appear to a casual observer that I haven't been making much progress... However, this is not so fair readers, not at all.

See these things:



These are not just bulkheads, these are carefully crafted undercoated, textured, basecoated, drybrushed, shaded, masked, painted touched up, weathered and varnished bulkheads. What's more, there are 134 of them and I am aaaaalllmost finished. Only a few left to go.

Disposable Hero
08-11-2012, 21:49
Very nice looking stuff, I am sure you will get to play some great battles with them.

Bingo the Fun Monkey
09-11-2012, 05:48
I really like your scenery, its turning out extremely well. Bold moves with your highborn covenant. I like it. Looking forward to moar!

10-11-2012, 13:36
This is ace! Getting loads of ideas from it. Keep up the good work! (subscribed)

11-11-2012, 20:43
Thanks for all the kind words, it was a nice surprise to log in and see those, I really appreciate it. Remember that I have how-to photos of pretty much everything I have in this log (not the painting) so ask away if there is something you'd like to know more about.

Firstly some action shots, played Necromunda over the weekend and here's the table, set up with pretty much all my scenery bar a couple of walkways.




All but one of the black plasticard buildings have now been textured:


You can see how I used my super rivet stamper to make all the rivets and how I used different textures of plasticard. The plain plasticard has been scored to create panels and I made sure to leave gaps where the bulkheads are going to be.


This lot is currently drying, but here's some I made earlier to show how the undercoat brings everything together.



The bulkheads were a bit of a chore by the end, so now hopefully things should go faster!

12-11-2012, 13:12
Super rivet stamper?..... Is it a punch?

12-11-2012, 15:01
Super rivet stamper?..... Is it a punch?

Oops, can't belive I didn't rave about this!

It is a punch, yes. But a slightly modified one.

Take a look at here: http://www.ironhands.com/h2rivet.htm
Method 2 is what I am using. (Make sure to take a look at the rest of the tutorials too: http://www.ironhands.com/h2.htm)

I got my punch from here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400290454370?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Obviously you can get them in different sizes for different rivets... maybe you could even find a hex one.

I also found that by pulling the black plastic bit off, I could look to position the hole. With a bit of practice, you can see from the distortion and discolouration of the plastic how close to making a hole you are.

12-11-2012, 22:03
Great link! Thanks

14-11-2012, 22:51
Work in progress shots of some of my platforms. These are basecoated, washed then glazed, they still need drybrushing metal and so on but they look pretty good so far. I'm not going to do hazard stripes on them all, there will already be lots of black and yellow from the bulkheads.


They are still WIP, but I thought I'd share that I discovered a use for the citadel 'dry' paints and some old stencils I had lying around from waaaay back in school. You can get stencils in all kinds of sizes and styles. They add some much needed balance to the flat colours.


18-11-2012, 15:47
I have a nice update this time, a lot of different mini projects have come together and I can show off some really complete work.

First up are completed buildings.






All of the platform levels are modular so they can be configured as desired.

I also finished some more pipework, including the most ambitious one yet.



This last one is also my first use of cork as a basing tool, I'm going for a concrete look, which I can tie into other buildings, roads etc.

18-11-2012, 16:07
Looks superb. Nice one! Like the stencil numbers.... might pinch that idea- any tips on doing them?

18-11-2012, 16:41
Get one of these in the style you want: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=helix+stencils&sprefix=helix+stencil%2Caps%2C212

Use a small drybrush and a pot of citadel 'dry'. Stipple on. It's really easy.

20-11-2012, 00:41
Brother what a fantastic read. Great simple terrian.
Thank you
Spud 11th Legion.

21-11-2012, 00:33
Brother what a fantastic read. Great simple terrian.
Thank you
Spud 11th Legion.

Thanks for stopping by Spud :)

I've completed a series of barrels and crates. There are 15 or so pieces of scenery, with the barrels in three colours in various configurations.



I also have some strips of metal grid. It's chunky stuff and the essence of it is great for Necromunda but the edges are sharp and it dosen't blend well with the theme I have developed.



Just adding a riveted rim of plasticard around top and bottom makes an immediate difference. I'll do this with all the other ones too to provide a lot more (very sturdy) bridges and ramps. I guess you could do this with any strips of metal, offcuts or interesting packaging.

21-11-2012, 00:42
Whilst I was waiting for all the barrels and other terrain to dry from their varnish coat I dug into my backlog of unassembled minaitures for Necromunda. I've got a few more trenchcoat gangers to do and I have had some Heresy Troopers waiting to be turned into arbites/enforcers. I've assembled them, with some converting work:

Some troopers and the Sarge, made from the Forgeworld games day enforcer. I'm going to make good use of the detail on this to 40kify the other models.

The guy on the left is one of my favourites, he screams Army of 2 at me, which is one of my favourite games. He's carrying a converted shotgun.

Another example of the shotgun conversion is on the right. It needs a bit of greenstuff to tidy up the gaps, but I'm pleased with how it came out.

The heavies, with bits from an Imperial Guard grenade launcher and another skull mask :skull:

And here is the riot squad and cyberbeast (also from the Forgeworld model). Shields are from Maxmini.

Finally, here is one of the trenchcoat gangers... I've had this pose in mind for ages, but hadn't been sure how to pull it off. The eureka moment came when I realised I could use a large piece of sprue. Now I just need a ganger with the evade skill :shifty:


21-11-2012, 07:12
Great stuff again. Love the evade/dodge guy! Cork bases ftw!

Lost Egg
23-11-2012, 07:59
Lovely terrain and conversions


28-11-2012, 01:28
I continued to work on the catwalks from last time. Adding plasticard and textures to them. I also got an A3 cutting mat which has made my life easier.


There are also some ramps, which were not specifically designd to be a 3" rise, but are near enough.

After filling in around the edges with milliput and undercoating, they are ready to paint. The Milliput is important because future plans include magnetised railings from a Pontoon Bridge model and there will need to be room for magnets to sit and be secured.

I was considering making crates from sticks since I couldn't find any for a decent price... then I found these from Wamp (http://www.wampstore.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=79url):
They need arranging into suitable clumps and should work pretty well alongside the barrels.

Not everything has gone well though, I tried to make some tarp covered piles of equipment:
That's PVA glue and kitchen roll. Unfortunatley the bobbles on the roll have shown through too much. I hope I can save them by adding some plain tissue paper over the top.

Finally, the first in a series of press moulds, with a bit of milliput or greenstuff you can take detail from something and duplicate elsewhere. This one is for putting eagles and skulls on the enforcers shields. It is a very useful technique.


28-11-2012, 01:34
As if I needed another game to play and models & scenery to build and paint...

I got some Dropzone Commander.


We currently don't have much in the way of scenery for 10mm at my club so I thought I would make some. It also gave me a chance at a practice for the roadways I plan to do for Necromunda.

Simple thin cork on plasticard in sections to make up the road.




I learned that I should spread them out a bit. The picture at the top looks all neat, but the cork was a bit squiffy once I had finished gluing it down so the plasticard edges are different sizes on different roads. I do like the angular turns though, I think I'll carry that over into Necromunda.

01-12-2012, 22:53
Got the roads trimmed up and textured with craters and a scattering of cork bits. As usual, the undercoat shows this better.



I'm not sure how popular DZC is going to be, so I'm taking it easy on the terrain for the moment. If it turns out to be really popular then I'll probably end up doing something like this excellent work: http://hot-lz.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1549

As it is though, I'm going to stick to a mixture of print outs of the free buildings (http://www.hawkwargames.com/blogs/downloadable-buildings) and textured roofs, perhaps with a few of the Hawk Wargames resin roof scenery.

I sent off a pdf of the buildings to get prints done, this was pretty cheap for colour copying, but way more expensive than my own printer. Unfortunately... my printer sucks a bit at long jobs and I just couldn't be bothered. The cost per building is still going to be around 1 though.


Then I made a plasticard box/building - This was the fiddliest part the sides had to be carefully measured to fit the printout.


Then I textured the top of the building, using a press mould from the long out of production 1991 Space Marine buildings. I'll probably also use this to make vents and fans.


And this is kinda what it will all end up looking like.


03-12-2012, 05:11
I cast up some bits to use on the roof and made a corrugated roof bit too. I'm leaning more to the DZC resin roof scenery for the future.


And finished painting it, with some weathering and a bit of basing. I'm playing with a recently abandoned kinda look.


I also finished the roads in a similar style. Still need to do road markings, but I will need to think on exactly what I want to do.


And here is all my new DZC scenery:


If the game gets really popular with my club, I've got enough printed buildings to make a city. I think the mixture of paper, plasticard and millput came out well.

03-12-2012, 05:18
Now we can resume the regular Necromunda updates... I haven't forgotten :)

I finished painting the walkways:



And the ramps:



I've started experimenting with the powder pigments a little, at the moment I only have 2 colours, rust and black, so I can't do much, but combining seems to give a nicer effect.

Once I've finished cleaning them all up, I'll have railings to go on all the level walkways. I'm going to magnetise them to keep the terrain modular.

07-12-2012, 08:04
The new Goblin Town scenery set for the Hobbit looks pretty cool. But, it also looks easy to make. I've even heard people say that it's 'just a bunch of sticks'. I decided to have a go.

Tools: Clippers, knife, superglue.

Materials: Stirrer sticks (literally 10 a penny)

Build time: 70 mins.





Details could come later, obviously this is missing the fancy bits of bones and stuff. Could use bits of string wrapped around joints to pretend to be rope. The whole thing needs a dipcoat and it should come up pretty nicely.

08-12-2012, 08:45
Did some more on the 'Goblin Town' scenery.


08-12-2012, 08:54
I've also been working on a couple of unusual (for Warseer) projects.

Firstly, A Troll for the Shadowrun RPG.

The picture is cropped from this really cool picture (http://klausscherwinski.deviantart.com/art/Shadowrun-Suspects-Wallpaper-149577876)


I think he's pretty much ready for painting now.

The second mini-project I've been doing is a pair of TIE Defenders to go with the X-Wing Miniatures game.






10-12-2012, 10:58
I added to my Goblintown: - I should really learn to play the SBG at some point.





16-12-2012, 19:58
The goblin town scenery looks like it is going to be sweet.

17-12-2012, 09:00
That's a lot of lovely terrain work going on here. Big fan of the Necromunda ones...

17-12-2012, 11:55
Really great terrain work here. Very inspiring! I like how effective the cork was for making a road surface. Also, its good to see that the goblin town scenery really is as easy to make as it looks. Given what you've achieved in a few hours, people would have to be crazy to pay what GW are asking. I mean, its a 35 set so you're saving probably 10 every hour you spend building sections of it. Thats a pretty good rate of pay!

17-12-2012, 22:36
I've added detail to all the planking you see above with a small drillbit and considering adding rope along the sides. Not sure if it looks right.


I've also made a good start on a rock outcrop/hill/thing. Going to cover it in papiermache and use the sticking out sticks as the mounting points for platforms.



17-12-2012, 22:41
I am putting together a Warhammer Quest set. The boards and cards are being printed and I'll use card/foamboard to make them up, but I needed doors.

I thought about casting them from my hirst arts tiles, but that needed a doorway and it all got too fancy. I also needed a way to make the door sections hold the board bits together.

After considering small gaps with plasticard to nip the foamboard, I decided to use magnets.




I made 12 doors, each has now been textured with a little drill. The doors stick to the base with a pair of 2mm neodynium magnets and the base has two strips of magnetic tape attached. Once I do the board sections they will have rubber steel sheet attached underneath.

31-12-2012, 15:43
Whq is awesome, can you guess what I'm goin to suggest..... that's right! Cork (check my whq for examples) :)
Cool doors- magnet idea works well :)

07-01-2013, 16:16
I did think about cork, but I wanted to re-create the origional boards and although yours look fantastic, it's more effort than I wanted to put in. This is also a game that is likely to travel a lot, so keeping it flat is important.


The tiles are printed, glued onto foam board and then backed.


Doors are wood and magnetised to hold the sections together.


And the monsters are going to be card counters... I just couldn't face buying/preparing/painting hundreds of figures.


11-01-2013, 17:58
Added some string to parts of my Goblin-Town scenery to look like rope holding the wood together.


And had a go with some textured paint for mud and debris, leaving me with:


Now it just needs a dipcoat and weathering powders.

I started with the pva and tissue paper on my rock, it's starting to look less like cardboard now.


Probably needs some more layers, but it's looking good.


12-01-2013, 20:23
I think a layer of tissue paper has managed to rescue the pallets with tarps:


I've also put some ropes around a few of them.


Goblintown is just drying from the dipcoat so that is nearly done :)

12-01-2013, 20:33
The tarps look great. As do the pallets. Nice work.

12-01-2013, 20:41
I agree, think they'll paint up nicely.

13-01-2013, 23:22
Worked with greenstuff, press moulds, liquid greenstuff, brass etch and some plastic bits to get my enforcers 40k'd







Now ready for painting.

17-01-2013, 20:28
Love the skull headed guy!

25-01-2013, 14:54
My order from http://terrainmat.com/ arrived today. This is the space one :)




What do you guys think of it?

25-01-2013, 16:21
And I'm still plodding away on my Necromunda terrain, this is the urban mat.



26-01-2013, 14:20
Finished my 'Goblin-Town' scenery:





I'm liking working with pigments for adding detail to terrain. I think I should branch out from rust and soot though. I want the secret weapon ones, but the set is expensive.

26-01-2013, 14:22
Also completed the tarp covered stuff on pallets.


I think these are still a little shiny, might need another coat of matte varnish.

26-01-2013, 14:37
Don't worry about the shine, it looks like a lot of tarps I've seen. I reckon it's fine to leave them as is.

26-01-2013, 20:12
I agree with cat ferret!

28-01-2013, 21:28
Thanks guys! Nice to hear that my stuff looks like the real thing :)

My order of Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster arrived last week (Kickstarter Link (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/sedition-wars-battle-for-alabaster)). I've been preparing some of the miniatures (the kickstarter came with LOADS). My plan is to get enough ready that I can play the first scenario.

The Vanguard:


The models are lovely, lots of detail and cool poses. But... I'm not getting on well with the material. It's a resiny-plastic type thing that's hard and dosen't scrape well. I'm having trouble preparing it to a standard I am happy with. I guess the GW plastic has spoiled me. I'm getting the hang of it, but I don't think I will ever actually like working with it.

30-01-2013, 16:41
Lots of well painted munda terrain - ace!
Space terrain mat - ace!

Star Wars miniatures - ACE!

22-02-2013, 21:23
As you saw earlier, I started making some TIE Defenders, but they got a lot fiddly and have been sitting on my desk in pieces ever since. Recently though I discovered these on Shapeways (http://www.shapeways.com/model/904667/tigh-defensive-fighter-1-270-game-3-pack.html?li=productBox-search) and promptly ordered a set.




If you have a good look on Shapeways, there are a loads.


I might get around to some of the headhunters. I was interested in the Skiprays and Star Vipers (been playing lots of Empire at War lately) but they are a bit pricy for one ship.

The material is a little rough; this works well for the solar panels that need the texture, but means the edges need smoothing.

I've been on a serious Star Wars binge recently (Clone Wars cartoon I blame you!) and got hold of a bunch of the Knight Models 30mm Star Wars stuff.


After all the 40k 'heroic scale' models these look spindly, but actually they are far more realistically proportioned than the Cadians I am used to.

21-04-2013, 00:14
Dragging this log screaming from 4th page obscurity, I did some more stuff :)

Been making some more buildings for Dropzone Commander. I held off untill they released their budget terrain pack and then decided to go my own way.

The towers are HUUUUGE.
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Dropzone%20Commander/P1020181.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Dropzone%20Commander/P1020181.jpg.html)

The Shaltari vehicles are supposed to be skimmers, so I thought about making them skim rather than sit on the tabletop.

I used the Hawk Widget pack and some 2mm magnets, with some clear plasticard.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Dropzone%20Commander/P1020186.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Dropzone%20Commander/P1020186.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Dropzone%20Commander/P1020184.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Dropzone%20Commander/P1020184.jpg.html)

Now just to do the other vehicles.

21-04-2013, 00:22
I have also had some card terrain awaiting assembly for a while. My club is about to do another round of Necromunda so that kicked me into action!

The scenery is from: http://www.lasercutcard.co.za/index.php?route=common/home

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020176.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020176.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020178.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020178.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020179.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020179.jpg.html)

I think the shipping containers are a little bit small for 'heroic scale' but the detail is excellent, they were fun to put together and the price is pretty good, especially considering they were delivered quickly from half way around the world.

I'm really impressed with the fences, they come like this:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020180.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020180.jpg.html)

And assemble into:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020177.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020177.jpg.html)

Going to add barbed wire along the top.

23-04-2013, 03:20
Wow that terrain looks fantastic! And necromunda? some batreps in the future, I hope?

23-04-2013, 15:09
Thanks jucytomatoes :) We shall see about battle reports! I hope to get a few games in soon.

This next update has been a long time in coming. I've had these bits on my desktop for a long time whilst I dreaded working on them, I made up some extras and there was a lot of flash to clean. Now I am done though, I present RAILINGS!

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020188.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020188.jpg.html)

Attached with magnets for easy assembly.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020190.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020190.jpg.html)

They need painting of course :)

24-04-2013, 10:47
Here's another piece that's been a long time coming. I finally tracked down a supplier for ribbed piping that I could order small amounts from. I got mine from here: http://www.ingslane.com/Black-Ribbed-Hose-Hose-And-Fittings-sc-318.html

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020191.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020191.jpg.html)

25-04-2013, 11:39
Ohhhh yes. I have plans... biiig plans for you:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020193.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020193.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020194.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020194.jpg.html)

I got this on eBay, the model is a 57cm Tower Crane by gearbox toys. It was around 12 including shipping. As a bonus, it is also the right kind of plastic for polycement.

The first thing to do was take it to bits, then start rebuilding. This thing was put together shoddily (not an enduring toy for the kids) there were missing screws and all of one patch of glue. Made it easy for me though!

I did a few plans and started on the easiest part - adding platforms to the scaffold. Each has a 2mm plasticard strip running across through the scaffold and then a 1mm sheet glued to that.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020197.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020197.jpg.html)

Then I reinforced it with another layer.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020199.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020199.jpg.html)

I detailed pieces of thinner and textured plasticard, just as I have with the rest of my buildings and started adding these.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020206.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020206.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020200.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020200.jpg.html)

25-04-2013, 11:41
Now that the basics of that part are there, I can work on the more fiddly bit. I want this thing to be able to move - I'm going to add control panels: Swing your ganger!

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020202.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020202.jpg.html)

The inner ring will be attached to the cab and the outer platform will be supported by the topmost scaffolding platform with rods.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020207.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020207.jpg.html)

25-04-2013, 22:14
Pure awesomeness. :evilgrin:

Lost Egg
26-04-2013, 06:19
A cool find and great looking work so far. Will be a long climb to the top! :D

26-04-2013, 13:11
First up is a fully assembled shot - that speck you can see on the top right gantry is my smoking sentry model. This crane is big.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020210.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020210.jpg.html)

I've moved on to working with the top section:
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020209.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020209.jpg.html)

I want to keep the rotation, so needed to be careful about the joint not getting glued. I also needed to be sure to have the top supported properly and glued into place. Both the front and rear bits have been secured with strips of plasticard and glue.

Just like before, I added strips through the frame and then built up from there.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020212.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020212.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020214.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020214.jpg.html)

Lotsa rivets :)

I've also had to think about the underside, since this will be so high from the tabletop.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020216.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020216.jpg.html)

The top part of the crane now looks like this

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020217.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020217.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020218.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020218.jpg.html)

Next job is the cab floor and securing this to the top rotating platform.

26-04-2013, 23:40
Very cool. Can't wait to see that bad boy finished.

27-04-2013, 14:39
More progress :)

I tidied up the top and added magnets to take the barriers you see in the earlier post.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020225.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020225.jpg.html)

Then I got the rotating platform fixed to the cab. That was easier than I thought, just two paperclips in holes running all the way through the cab piece.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020228.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020228.jpg.html)

The white paperclip pieces are there to anchor the plasticard tubes I'm going to use to hold the top platform in place.

It's starting to come together now:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020230.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020230.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020231.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020231.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020229.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020229.jpg.html)

I've done some bits orders for Imperial Guard tank handles and chunky vehicle exhausts. That's for ladders and adding to the back of the cab respectively.

28-04-2013, 12:20
The rods might look a bit crazy, but I assure you there is some method there!

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020232.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020232.jpg.html)

28-04-2013, 14:49
Been working on the cab today. Now awaiting the bits order.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020239.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020239.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020237.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020237.jpg.html)

29-04-2013, 10:21
I finished the framework for the top platform. Needed to adjust the height a bit, I left a gap for the crane to fit in, but forgot that having the platforms at the same level would cause a problem. Still, it's done now and the top of the crane is free to rotate.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020240.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020240.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020241.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020241.jpg.html)

29-04-2013, 15:19
That crane is going to make a fantastic centrepiece on the gaming table.

01-05-2013, 10:00
Necromunda game last night. Enforcers Vs Redemptionists.

+++++++++++ Enforcer Voicelog Extract +++++++++++++

Officer 3: Enemy leader in cover, firing. Uh, SUPRESSING.
Officer 6: HA, you always say that when you miss!
Sergeant: Can it Three, cover Five and move up through those containers.

Handler: Go Get em K10
K10: ++System reports target incapacitated++
Handler: %*$* That's a big chainsaw! Get him!
K10: ++System reports K10 inoperable++
Officer 3: Still supressing!

Handler: %$&* Flamers! Multiple flamers.
Sergeant: Fire in the hole! 3 targets down. They've had enough.

++++++++++++++++ End Log +++++++++++++++++++++

Took 5 enemy out of action, one captured. Siezed their territory. My losses were nil. One OOA Cyber Mastif and a flesh wound.


Things I learned:

Grenade launchers are very innacurate at long range.
Armour dosen't help if you are on fire! (Str check or take a flesh wound is nasty)
I got lucky with saves.

As you see from my thread, I like modular terrain and using magnets to clip it together.

I thought this was great: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1419757724/laser-cut-mdf-terrian-for-wargames-by-tjh-models

Good for inspiration even if you aren't interested.

03-05-2013, 12:39
Having issues with bits orders being slow :( So progress on the crane is slow at the moment.

Meanwhile though, I put together another pair of pools-o-sludge. I'm going to try and make these darker and look deeper.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020244.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020244.jpg.html)

I've also been doing some less exciting stuff, I basecoated all the mdf and card terrain with 1:4 pva:water to help with painting. The fence kit came with a few spare posts, so I've made ends out of them.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020243.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020243.jpg.html)

I've also made up a big pot of urban rubble basing stuff. Made of ground up sprue (I ordered this, it was cheap and ... effort) and three different flavours of gravel.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020246.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020246.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020245.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020245.jpg.html)

03-05-2013, 13:16
Concept setups for barrels (http://the-baggagetrain.com/) and crates (http://www.wampstore.com/store/)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020249.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020249.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020247.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020247.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020250.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020250.jpg.html)

03-05-2013, 14:07
Awesome! Really nice to see so much Necromunda terrain ideas, we've also battled with the rather ridiculous amount of terrain needed for Necromunda in our gaming group. A lot of good ideas here, cool to see the Hirst arts pipe moulds being used, I've considered getting those myself.

An alternative to the MDF terrain kickstarter would be the current Mantic Deadzone Kickstarter, I'm getting one mainly for the terrain sprues. The game included is mostly a bonus. ;)

03-05-2013, 14:31
Awesome! Really nice to see so much Necromunda terrain ideas, we've also battled with the rather ridiculous amount of terrain needed for Necromunda in our gaming group. A lot of good ideas here, cool to see the Hirst arts pipe moulds being used, I've considered getting those myself.

An alternative to the MDF terrain kickstarter would be the current Mantic Deadzone Kickstarter, I'm getting one mainly for the terrain sprues. The game included is mostly a bonus. ;)

Thankyou :) The pipes are good as long as you are happy with the blocky bases, there are ends for long freestanding pipes, but you need tubes/rods to go with them.

I have noticed the Dreadzone kickstarter, and would jump in if there was a terrain add on option, sadly there isn't vOv

03-05-2013, 14:35
Well oops. I have forgotten to post completed pictures of my Warhammer Quest board. I was too excited to go and get playing with it!

The doors are finished, all magnetised, with bases holding strips of magnetic tape to clip the board sections together.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020253.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020253.jpg.html)

I made enough monster tokens for all the Level 1 and 2 monsters.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020251.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020251.jpg.html)

Corridors and turns:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020254.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020254.jpg.html)
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020255.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020255.jpg.html)


http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020256.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020256.jpg.html)

Objective Rooms:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020257.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Warhammer%20Quest/P1020257.jpg.html)

We have had some excellent games and some sad demises. Perhaps the worst was when the entire party was one shotted by chaos dwarfs with blunderbusses holding the far side of the fire chasm!

06-05-2013, 18:56
My order of handles arrived, it's a sad day when your order of bits from the USA, placed before your order of bits from the UK arrives first by a long way :s

The idea was to use the handles to make ladders, but, bonus! The sprue makes a great ladder too :) I ordered lots of these, so I get double the amount of ladders!

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020260.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020260.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020261.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020261.jpg.html)

14-10-2013, 13:06
Dear warseerites... I've been seeing another hobby. I'm SORRY!

But, I have some stuff to show you :) This is a random log afterall!

I've been learning leatherworking and made armour.

A WiP piece so you can see where I started.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Renwaerd/P1020343.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Renwaerd/P1020343.jpg.html)

I love the scales, but they take a lot of time to put together.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Renwaerd/P1020400.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Renwaerd/P1020400.jpg.html)

And the finished shoulder piece and vambraces.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Renwaerd/P1020418.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Renwaerd/P1020418.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Renwaerd/P1020413.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/General%20Hobby%20Photos/Renwaerd/P1020413.jpg.html)

14-10-2013, 13:07
I haven't abandoned the miniatures though. Here at last are my finished TIE Defenders for the X-Wing game.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Star%20Wars/P1020471.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Star%20Wars/P1020471.jpg.html)

14-10-2013, 15:56
That armour looks really cool!

24-10-2013, 17:20
That armour looks really cool!

Thanks :) it was a lot of work and I'm glad it came out well enough to be proud of!

I just got my new order of a pair of Assault Gunboats and a Missile Boat. I'm impressed with the Gunboats, they even have a tab so they fit on the normal stands.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/X-Wing/P1020473.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/X-Wing/P1020473.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/X-Wing/P1020474.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/X-Wing/P1020474.jpg.html)

That last one shows the texture the models get from the 3-D printing process, I've got a bit/lot of filling & smoothing to do.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/X-Wing/P1020476.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/X-Wing/P1020476.jpg.html)

And for scale:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/X-Wing/P1020480.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/X-Wing/P1020480.jpg.html)

Shapeways has a bunch of sellers who put 1/270 or 1-270 in their model descriptions (that's the scale of the x-wing game fyi) so you can find a lot of models by searching with that.

There's also this seller: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/mel_miniatures

All of mine are in the 'white strong and flexible' material. Apprantly 'frosted detail' or 'frosted ultra detail' provide better detail, but often at around 2x the price.

24-10-2013, 17:36
So much sweetness!! And Dropzone Commander! Yes!! How do you like the game?

31-10-2013, 21:47
So much sweetness!! And Dropzone Commander! Yes!! How do you like the game?

Thanks Daniel :) I've only played two games of Dropzone Commander, but hopefully that will change soon. With the new starter set there are more people at my club getting interested. From what I have seen though, I like the game. It's very different to 40k or Warhammer and I like the speed that (especially the Shaltari) can move, feint and respond around the battlefield.

I've been working on customising my TIE fighters for X-Wing. Considered a few different schemes and mocked a few up with my awsome paint skills.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/X-Wing/TIESchemes.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/X-Wing/TIESchemes.jpg.html)

Then I rummaged through my paint drawer and decided that icy blue might work and did a test model.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/X-Wing/P1020490.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/X-Wing/P1020490.jpg.html)

04-11-2013, 17:58
Two TIEs marked.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/X-Wing/P1020492.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/X-Wing/P1020492.jpg.html)

Some people said they look like they are flying backwards. My intent was for stylised pointy teeth, but I guess space cammo that makes people think the ship is flying in the opposite direction is good too.

Which raises an interesting point... is it fair to paint with a cammo scheme that actually works in the game? How about urban camouflage for models on a ruins board and hoping that your opponent forgets they are there.

(note that I don't play any games seriously enough for this to be important, it is just an interesting observation)

04-11-2013, 22:24
Well, it certainly doesn't strike me as going backwards. I like the stripes this way, they are a good marking style for squads, and if it throws the opponent off guard, all the better for it. But as far as going backwards goes... no... I don't see it that way.

15-11-2013, 02:03
Thanks Daniel, I've done some more of the TIEs, should have all of them ready for a group shot soon.

I've also gone back to my crane. Work stopped a while ago when I ran out of ideas. I was stuck as to how I was supposed to make the underside of the crane top more interesting. Since it is such a tall model, the underside and very thin nature of the plasticard platforms is a lot more obvious than on lower down models.

Eventually I hit on the idea of using cable fixings to attach wires and followed that up with cork as concrete (thanks Andy_T) and a smattering of engine gubbins.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/th_P1020496.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020496.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020494.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020494.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020493.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020493.jpg.html)

I've also gotten around to making use of some crates and barrels I have had stashed in a box for a while.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020497.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020497.jpg.html)

These deliberately don't have a base, so that they can be added to anything, especially designed for my necromunda platform buildings.

The crates are from the WAMP store (http://www.wampstore.com/store/) and the barrels, just like the rest of my barrels are from The Baggage Train (http://www.the-baggagetrain.com/).

The baggagetrain is THE best place I've found to buy things like barrels and boxes from in large amounts. It's a small operation so orders can take some time but are very much worth it.

15-11-2013, 09:31
Looking good!
You might be interested to know that 'the troll trader' on eBay is selling off loads of drop zone stuff staring at 99p with free postage :)

Andy T's Necromunda Plog (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?343354-Andy_T-s-Necromunda-plog&p=6266591)

21-11-2013, 18:30
I've made up the shape for the base of the crane from cork and milliput.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020582.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020582.jpg.html)

And added ladders (at last!) and struts to the crane.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020583.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020583.jpg.html)

Next step is rivets, lots of rivets.

Karak Norn Clansman
21-11-2013, 18:54
Magnificient homebuilt terrain.

22-11-2013, 21:42
Magnificient homebuilt terrain.

Thanks :)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020584.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020584.jpg.html)


Did the whole thing like that, over two movies.

23-11-2013, 21:23
I've worked on the base of my crane to provide ladders and more interesting textures.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020585.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020585.jpg.html)

It still nicely holds the rest of the model up and dosen't have too much of a footprint.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020586.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020586.jpg.html)

I made up ladders out of the handle sprues and secured them to the platforms. The top part still rotates :)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020587.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020587.jpg.html)

The underside of the boom is now nicely detailed. There is still a big supporting chain and the winch cable itself to be installed.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020591.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020591.jpg.html)

And finally, as has become tradition, my sentry delaque for scale. This crane is big.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020592.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020592.jpg.html)

I'm satisfied it is finished now, ready for painting.

23-11-2013, 21:25
I also finished up a few more platforms, these ones are based on the old Necromunda scenery.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020593.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020593.jpg.html)

Just as before, they are textured with plasticard, embossed rivets and resin hatches.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020594.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020594.jpg.html)

Karak Norn Clansman
26-11-2013, 19:27
Very good progress. The rods between the crane platforms are perfect. They're just what that piece of terrain needed.

26-11-2013, 22:24
Thanks for that, a little bit of a pat on the back is one of the things that keeps me making stuff :)

I took all my terrain to the club today to continue in our learning how to play Infinity. I have finally reached the point where there is too much for one table!

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020605.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020605.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020604.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020604.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020602.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020602.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020601.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020601.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020597.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020597.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020596.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020596.jpg.html)

27-11-2013, 19:53
I'm happy with the way my scenery shows decaying buildings and structures, but it is missing something. It looks used, but not lived in.

For that I need some debris of civilisation. Posters, flyers, grafitti, rubbish (trash). The kinds of things you see in run down or busy parts of town.

Has anyone come across anything like that? I know there are some 40k posters out there, but what about something more generic? Advice and links are most welcome!

20-12-2013, 15:51
I've gotten some great advice on the debris of civilisation, but the stores I'm expecting delivery from are having problems - busy and hospital trips :s

I have however made progress on another piece. I had plans to attach buttresses to my bulkheads right from the beginning, but the best way to do it eluded me until now. I had thought about casting the parts, but that would have caused all kinds of difficulties.

One of my friends has access to a laser cutter and made me a batch of these from a concept sketch I made and some plasticard templates.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020609.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020609.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020610.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020610.jpg.html)

Each one is made of 3 parts and there are two different designs.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020611.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020611.jpg.html)

02-01-2014, 23:40
Mould for my Deathstar tiles arrived from http://www.combatwombatminiatures.com/star_fortress.htm

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/X-Wing/P1020613.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/X-Wing/P1020613.jpg.html)

I plan a 4x4 foot board in sections.

03-01-2014, 07:01
Very, very cool :)

Andy T's Necromunda Plog (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?343354-Andy_T-s-Necromunda-plog&p=6266591)

02-03-2014, 21:48
With Infinity taking off at my club, I had a bit of a terrain drive.

Got designs from here: Infinity Forums (http://infinitythegame.com/forum/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F19111-poor-mans-table-infinity-outpost%2F)

I made templates and passed them and some foamboard to a few willing hands. Then went off to make a few of my own.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020706.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020706.jpg.html)

I used 3mm foam board - remember to keep your blade sharp, this stuff blunts it quickly and a blunt blade will mangle the board rather than cut.

I'm also making a master for a mould of big crates.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020707.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020707.jpg.html)

Because of the material, I went over the explosed edges with slightly watered down PVA - if you don't, sprays can melt the foam. Then to add some texture and fill some gaps, I used some basic filler that I had leftover from another job.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020709.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020709.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020710.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020710.jpg.html)

03-03-2014, 21:39
Peel some cardboard, be careful not to crush the corrugations.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020711.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020711.jpg.html)

Then cut to size and stick on the buildings - top with a coffee stirrer stick.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020712.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020712.jpg.html)

04-03-2014, 17:06
That table is absolutely amazing! Really fantastic work on all your scenery. So many imaginative solutions using simple materials. Inspiring!

09-03-2014, 20:30
That table is absolutely amazing! Really fantastic work on all your scenery. So many imaginative solutions using simple materials. Inspiring!

Thank you! Very much appreciated :)

Continuing with my big crate design, I'm now making the moulds from the three master pieces.

Just as with the other pieces I covered the edges with pva and a bit of filler to smooth things out and fill some gaps.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020713.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020713.jpg.html)

Build up a wall of Lego of the right size, you want 5mm or so around the edges, or one stud as an easy measurement.
Then cut a base to be a tight fit. I used plasticard, but i've also seen plasticene used. I want a nice flat surface, so i used the plasticard.

Glue the master model to the plasticard - this is so the sillicone dosen't get underneath and float your model away.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020714.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020714.jpg.html)

I find that around 125g of silicone is about right for a mould of this size.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020715.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020715.jpg.html)

And there's one I already made.

09-03-2014, 23:26
The cast pieces, and the final assembled version.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020718.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020718.jpg.html)

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Necromunda/P1020719.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Necromunda/P1020719.jpg.html)

They aren't quite perfect, and need a bit of gap filling, but I like the result :)

16-03-2014, 18:19
I designed a base:
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Star%20Wars/P1020727.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Star%20Wars/P1020727.jpg.html)

And cast it up:
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Star%20Wars/P1020729.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Star%20Wars/P1020729.jpg.html)

Worked out really well, I may make more.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Star%20Wars/P1020728-1.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Star%20Wars/P1020728-1.jpg.html)

WIP Droidikas to go up against my Jedi. Next step guns on their arms!

20-03-2014, 14:04

Anyone willing to have a go and make me some graffiti? The ones I like the most get a spot on my containers!

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Infinity/P1020730.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Infinity/P1020730.jpg.html)

23-03-2014, 23:32
Battledroids are now nolonger armless...

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg131/Lambent_Pilgrim/Star%20Wars/P1020733.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/Lambent_Pilgrim/media/Star%20Wars/P1020733.jpg.html)

Got 5 done.

24-03-2014, 03:33
Your crates look fantastic! You are really going to town with the resin casting, aren't you?