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Offline Andym

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2021, 07:52:58 AM »
Sheet metal?!? Colour me interested! I don't think your wee scalpel knife will cut that! :o

Speaking of metal, did you ever get that cool crashed plane with the aluminium tape finished?

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2021, 07:53:34 AM »
Looks interesting, always fun playing with resin :) This is going to be good!
I always think of you being more Saab like than Volvo...

You mean bought by the Chinese and then bankrupt? ;)

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2021, 07:55:27 AM »
Speaking of metal, did you ever get that cool crashed plane with the aluminium tape finished?

Only by half. The tail bit is still to go.

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2021, 07:59:29 AM »
Sheet metal?!? Colour me interested! I don't think your wee scalpel knife will cut that! :o

A electric jigsaw should do the trick.

The reason I've chosen steel sheet metal is that I need something fairly big, yet thin and stiff to prevent warping and too much elevation above the gameboard.

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2021, 01:44:49 PM »
I wouldn't try a jigsaw to cut steel you need an angle grinder at least if using a jigsaw count your fingers before you start and make sure the number stays the same :D

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2021, 07:03:17 PM »
I wouldn't try a jigsaw to cut steel you need an angle grinder at least if using a jigsaw count your fingers before you start and make sure the number stays the same :D

I was a bit worried you'd be right but the steel sheet is untempered and just 1 mm thick. The jigsaw cuts through it like a hot knife through butter.

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2021, 10:56:04 AM »
Progress report:

(sorry about the poor quality photos, I took these in the garage where I have little control over the light sources)

Today, over the lunch break, I drew the shape of the iced over lake onto the 5mm acrylic sheet. I had purchased a new sheets because I deemed the two previous ones two small. I would have preferred their thickness, 3mm,  as 5mm, in 28mm scale, would make for an ice sheet capable of bearing quite a load. Oh, well...



The sheet was cut with an electric jigsaw. I was a bit careless as the sheet cracked in a few places as the cutaway bits put stress on the material.

This, however, proved my choice of material the right one. Just look how beautifully it emulates broken ice! The acrylic sheet, by the way, has a protective film which will be peeled off eventually.



I placed the acrylic sheet on top of the steel sheet and traced its outline with a Sharpie....



...like so...



This is the jigsaw I use and the two types of blade required. The metal blade actually shattered (not because of the steel, just because of regular inept handling) in the process causing a bit of the usual Hammers blodshed. It is tradition, as you know....



I also drew a margin around it the shape of the frozen lake onto the steel sheet.



And here it is, the basic size and shape of the lake. Or more like a pond really, as I'd say it measures about 60 cm wide.



Next up will be smoothening the edges of the steel sheet and building up an elevated lakeshore. TBC...

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2021, 07:54:27 PM »
Looks good but I have this image of you slowly losing body parts as payment for your hobby indulgences  lol
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2021, 08:42:41 PM »
That breakage really shows how good this is going to be!.......Cracking!...get it?....Cracking?......I'll go home! :'(

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2021, 06:34:33 AM »
That breakage really shows how good this is going to be!.......Cracking!...get it?....Cracking?......I'll go home! :'(

Hisss! Boooh!  lol

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2021, 07:46:21 AM »
That breakage really shows how good this is going to be!.......Cracking!...get it?....Cracking?......I'll go home! :'(

Sorry Andy , I think you are on thin ice there  ;)

Impressive start Peder, always good to start a new project with a blood offering

 :)
« Last Edit: April 16, 2021, 08:24:07 AM by AKULA »

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2021, 07:57:13 AM »
Lovely Peder, cracking good job!
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Helen
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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2021, 08:57:19 AM »
Bleeding shows excellent commitment to the cause! You just need to add some sweat and tears to the mix and you have the full set!

I am watching this with particular interest as my entry will also have an icy element, although on a somewhat smaller scale. The acrylic looks great already, and it was not a material I was considering. I have ordered myself some smelly resin to play with, though. You cannot hurt yourself with that, right?
« Last Edit: April 16, 2021, 09:01:30 AM by Bearwoodman »

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2021, 07:52:54 AM »
Sorry Andy , I think you are on thin ice there  ;)


Opphhh! And I thought my joke was bad!! lol lol lol

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Re: BSC2021 Hammers’ Icy Peril of Gallows Lake
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2021, 08:19:25 AM »

Opphhh! And I thought my joke was bad!! lol lol lol

I will just pond-er that  ;)

Peder, are you thinking of building up anything around the shoreline, or keeping it flat for storage purposes?
« Last Edit: April 17, 2021, 08:21:28 AM by AKULA »

 

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