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Author Topic: Vanvlak's vacation - 12 September scenery list of ingredients  (Read 1082 times)

Offline Vanvlak

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Vanvlak's vacation - 12 September scenery list of ingredients
« on: August 02, 2021, 03:23:37 PM »
August in Malta IS hot - temperature over 40 in the shade yesterday. Ouch.
And the painting hole is in the top floor, so it is rather hot. I could move down to the cellar, where it's cool - but it's so humid that paint never dries!
And it's not really a vacation either, I have a dungload of work stuff to clear - bah. But I will try to get at least a week of rest. Which means that in spite of the heat and all the other problems, I might just manage a tiny little project.
I have my 'rubbish' scenery project running, but I really feel like getting a force painted up. And if I want to have any hope of completing it, maximum 10 models. Ideally small, easy-to-paint ones.

So it's off to the cellar to see what I dig up which strikes my fancy. I already have a small lot of Daleks in queue, but as they are all identical I was hoping for a little more variety.

Beware: chances are this project will fail after a few posts (possibly because of heat stroke, if I'm not careful*).

*Then again, that didn't happen during our excavations out in the sun hauling wheelbarrows of soil in a heat wave a couple of weeks ago, so...  ;D
« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 10:04:06 AM by Vanvlak »

Offline DintheDin

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...so... GOOD LUCK to your project!
Greetings from Athens, with similar temperatures, over 40o C, it will last all week through.
Staying tuned. Cheers!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Ė Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline Vanvlak

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...so... GOOD LUCK to your project!
Greetings from Athens, with similar temperatures, over 40o C, it will last all week through.
Staying tuned. Cheers!
Same as us, then! Thank you  :D

Offline Vanvlak

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Well, here are the happy winners of the find-a-small-force-to-paint lottery:



Two sets of winners actually, couldn't resist getting those two old Epic vehicles out too.

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Vanvlak's vacation documentary - a tiny force of androids
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2021, 06:54:31 PM »
A spot of progress at last:



I know it doesn't quite look like the Androids (or even the Epic vehicles) in the earlier image, but it fits in there - I'm not off track, see....  :?

And that's how my projects go awry. It's an old electrical circuit breaker box which dates back to when we were replacing the electrical supply in a lab. It's now a room in a spaceship (well, it will be). I had in the past stuck the strips of plasticard with some aim in mind - I think it was somehow related to Necromunda.

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Vanvlak's vacation documentary - a tiny force of androids now + box!
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2021, 07:56:50 AM »
Undercoated models at last -



- except that these aren't the androids you were looking for....

Offline Mason

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Ooooh!
Looking forward to seeing what you do in the oven.
 :D


Offline Vanvlak

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Ooooh!
Looking forward to seeing what you do in the oven.
 :D
It's back to Mother Hydra....

Progress - here's a mock-up of the box which is now a processing room (of what though?).


I have take two decisions this year:
(i) don't hold back - I have some stuff which I keep saving for a better, future project and never using. I am now to old for this, so I am using bits and pieces which have lain idle for years.
(ii) sometimes, you can make it up as you go along: the circuit box was something I dug up from the cellar when looking for models for a bite-size project, and it's a nice little project to which I can add passages and other rooms when I feel like.

As for the androids, they - and their bases - have been undercoated, and now they need painting before they populate the processing room (which obviously needs paint too!).

Offline AKULA

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Great work on the room, itís looking really interesting even before you add some paint

I have take two decisions this year:
(i) don't hold back - I have some stuff which I keep saving for a better, future project and never using. I am now to old for this, so I am using bits and pieces which have lain idle for years.
(ii) sometimes, you can make it up as you go along: the circuit box was something I dug up from the cellar when looking for models for a bite-size project, and it's a nice little project to which I can add passages and other rooms when I feel like.

Funnily enough Iíve reached a similar conclusion on both those points, and am enjoying myself more as a result  :)
     

Offline Vanvlak

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Great work on the room, itís looking really interesting even before you add some paint

Funnily enough Iíve reached a similar conclusion on both those points, and am enjoying myself more as a result  :)
Exactly - and since the winner of the 2021 Potato Cup is in agreement, I have to be right  :D

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The room looks great, and still accessible enough to move figures around in.
 8) 8)

I am with you on the 'don't save stuff' argument, as I have loads of bits that I may as well have used earlier for all the use it is sitting in a box in the loft!
 ;)

 

Offline Vanvlak

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The androids are done - surprisingly, I finished off what I set out to do in the first place, in spite of the other stuff I started in the meantime. They turned out to be a C-3P0 tribute group:



That's them in the background. In the foreground are a couple of bits of decaying terrain I had finished a couple of weeks back. I don't even know what I'm using these for, but they look ok I guess. I went along with the rubbish dump theme which was supposed to come after the BSC.

Another look at the blue device:


And the androids. The bases hark back to my first set of androids and the white and green patterned bases. The bow tie chap is trying to comprehend a doggie drop on his base - pooch has got a bit of diarrhoea, it seems.


Offline Mason

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That scenery looks great and should prove very versatile.
 8) 8)

As for the tribute band....C-3PO and his Boss approve!



Offline Vanvlak

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That scenery looks great and should prove very versatile.
 8) 8)

As for the tribute band....C-3PO and his Boss approve!



!!
Thank you.  :D

Offline Vanvlak

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The room is in progress - together with a second smaller one - but here's a small landing pad I produced. The pad itself comes from a broken satellite dish component found on the archaeological dig (no, it's not Roman). The colourful Deaque lends scale.



Something I rescued from a box getting mouldy in the cellar! A Captain Scarlet Spectrum transport. It's a model kit trying to be a toy, with awful tricycle-like wheels, shooting missiles, a passenger deck which can be ejected as a hole, and lots of buttons and levers sticking out of the thing! First thing to go was the undercarriage pod, horribly incongruous with the sleek fuselage. I need to patch a load of holes, and probably design engine outlets, as the inlets are there, but the outlets aren't!



Close-up of the offending landing gear pod - reminiscent of those old friction drive toys.

This will not be ready any time soon - work is picking up again already.

 

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