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Author Topic: Re: My Secret Base. A While since last post. Furniture for Labs!!  (Read 11542 times)

Offline Puuka

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2015, 12:54:38 PM »
I also like that you use a lot of Clix
Looking for a set of rules that adaptable for different genres.

Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2015, 01:00:53 PM »
Thanks Puuka

The PDQ rolls are hard acrylic and are not easy to cut even with a hacksaw. (I have tried but am to attached to my fingers to try again! lol)

Heroclix are a great source of civilian style figures with more conversion potential other than just a paintjob.

Glad everyone seems to be enjoying my lunacy! :)

Offline The Mystic Spiral

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2015, 01:02:15 PM »
MalcyB that is a triumph. :-*

I felt pleased with myself when I managed to complete a 2ft square of sci fi base and all I did was paint up Ainsty stuff. You went and built it all! Awesome.

Also thanks for using the Copplestone stuff cos it reminded me I have a box full somewhere.

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Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2015, 01:09:00 PM »
Thank you Mr Mystic S.

I also have box loads! But you know that already. :D

Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2015, 07:59:54 AM »
More WIP and partial builds.
The two buildings mix bits of GW 40K with Zvezda fortress models and DIY products.

The Pressure storage to be are just the caps from the undercoat spray cans with Heroclix and poker chips tops to be added!
Also some Poundland shotglasses with Clix bases and the engines from a broken Star Fury model.






I have so much WIP that I can't post it all at once!
But I suppose? Who doesn't? lol

Offline shadowking1957

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2015, 08:18:06 AM »
All of it is fantasic and a joy to view love your heroclix i have thousands and your right great for all things wargame, wonderful

Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2015, 04:58:51 PM »
Thanks Shadowking

Here's some more. Sorry couldn't resist the minisubs.





Offline eilif

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2015, 06:25:17 PM »
Great work all around.

I particularly like your use of tanker tanks with greebles. I've also used clix base pieces before, but your use of poker chips really adds a nice additional layer. Consider these ideas stolen!

This also reminds me that I've got a few of those mechs waiting for paint. I'll have to get to work on them as well now….
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Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2015, 06:56:38 PM »
Some of the Memory banks or heat exchangers or whatever you want to call them?

I call them Tic-Tac boxes with wall plugs and other stuff glued to them. Then Gun-metalled till I can think what else to do to them?

Plus a Vehicle I picked up for 50p from a toyfair with an AA turret slapped on.

I like it anyway.




Offline eilif

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2015, 08:00:24 PM »
I like your use of tic-tac boxes.  You're greebling skills are impressive!  However, black undercoat with gunmetal drybrush might pop better -and probably be almost as fast to paint- than a uniform gunmetal coat. You can always drybrush some color later over the gunmetal.

Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2015, 08:10:53 PM »
Good point! ;)

Wish I had thought of it when I did these. I do have dozens more to do though! As a certain person went on a Tic Tac eating frenzy for me. :o Mystic S!

Yeah! Black undercoat is definitely the way.

Getting the labels off without scratching the plastic too much is a pain though.

Anybody got any ideas? I've tried soaking in washing up liquid.

Offline Puuka

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2015, 09:07:50 PM »
I like your use of tic-tac boxes.  You're greebling skills are impressive!  However, black undercoat with gunmetal drybrush might pop better -and probably be almost as fast to paint- than a uniform gunmetal coat. You can always drybrush some color later over the gunmetal.

Agreed on the Drybrush. Might have to try this.
I have a ton of the "Motherbox" LE Prize from Heroclix that I could use.

(I know, it's a pretty computer model version of the item, but the actual item is kind of cool).

Here's the back of it.

Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2015, 09:13:04 PM »
I've not seen one of these in the flesh as it were!

Looks cool though. Very useful.  :)

Kicking myself a little that I gave away my Heroclix scenery accessories years ago! Duh!

Offline Puuka

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2015, 09:19:49 PM »
Looks like there was also some Drywall Anchors used on them.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2015, 09:22:46 PM by Puuka »

Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: My Secret Base.
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2015, 05:26:30 AM »
Ahh! Wall Plugs.

In my part of the UK, Dry wall anchors would be known as bricks! lol
But thems the ones! :)
Anyway! Here are some Students on a placement from their University! Helping Dr Madman Refurbish.





Now, the tables were made from cardboard tops with bits of electrical and plastic detritus stck on them. The legs were sprues from plastic Amazonian Warrior women.
The chairs are shelf holders for cabinets with the base being a PC case screw slightly indented into one end then painted your colour choice. (Or in my case half-painted)
The bulkhead door was from the end of a die-cast car box jeep, which I got loads of at a toyfair again cheap.
The rubble markers cardboard with scale bricks and blocks glued on top.
Simple that's me ;D
 

 

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