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  1. prof_bycid

    Arcanist Arthropod Assembly Facility

    Well, in that case Thottbot, here you go! This is how far I got yesterday. The white areas are raised with foamboard. The lower dark areas are cut from a sheet of cobblestone plastic. There will be a 2" (50 mm) sidewalk of flagstone on the outer edges of the raised area. I am thinking of doing this in the flagstone cut from cardboard I have seen others do to great effect. It is time intensive, but only a few thin areas so I think reasonable. The large area on the lower left will be the inside of the factory, and the outside of the wall parallel to the sidewalk will have a low foundation of large rectangular stone blocks. The wall above that will be wooden. I have not decided upon the inner floor material yet. I have lots of ideas of terrain for inside the factory, so it is going to be full of cover. I still need to come up with several pieces of blocking terrain for the streets, but picked up the Wyrd street scatter terrain in resin recently. Maybe a larger cart or two as well will be needed.
  2. I am beginning a new Malifaux board that will be Ramos' assembly facility where his army of many-legged minions originates. The plan is to have the facility take up ~1/3 or so of the board and have streets outside where a few buildings and a town square can be modified during different games. The base of the outer wall will be fixed in place, just a low row of stones, so that the wall itself can be added but not transported in place. All other terrain will not be fixed in place. The cobblestone street material is not in its final location. I began with 1" x 2" pvc 'lumber' and a sheet of hardboard. I cut rabbet grooves in the sides to hold the hardboard surface. I cut 1/4" slices of the pvc and glued them to the lower surface (right image) to stop any bowing down of the middle of the playing surface. The staples in the corners were just added to hold the 45' cuts in place while the glue dried. The results seems like a good compromise between strength and weight.
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    Monthly painting challenge - June

    Hello fellow challenge painters! It is finally time for me to start building my Arcanist Arthropod Assembly Facility board. I will have the details on this project over in Terrain Talk for those interested. This month I am going to do three pieces of terrain for the board. Two 5" blocking terrain statues that will sit in a town square in front of the facility and be used for some schemes and strategies. The third piece will be the outer walls of the assembly facility (foam core and bass wood in the background). @Franchute, I know you stated that terrain must be larger than a 5 mm base, but is that larger in all dimensions, or will being 5" tall make the statues work? If not, I will rethink what terrain I work on.
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    Oh no---now I'm forgetting to post SS! Sorry @Franchute. Yes, you have it correct at 13 SS.
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    Here is my May Ferndinand Vogel and his Beast Within. Now that I blow up the photo I see that I missed a joint line on the beast's head. Oh well. Cheers all.
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    That wasn't me, @Burnin' Coal ! Although the mention of a box of shame makes it fairly applicable. Cheers,
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    Hello all. I thought I had posted this 2 days ago, but must not have hit the Submit button. Here is my May pledge coming in late. Going to do Ferdinand Vogel and the Beast Within, both on Wyrd's Victorian Ruins bases. Throwing in a Tengu to get to 12 SS, unless there was a rule about 0 SS models (I will looks this up in the guidelines). Cheers.
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    Monthly painting challenge - April

    My April models are done. Two Medical Automatons and a Steamfitter for 2x5SS + 6ss = 16SS this month.
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    Monthly painting challenge - April

    April model 2 of 3 for me: the second Medical Automaton. Will post total SS painted after the last model this coming week, Franchute. Cheers, all.
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    Monthly painting challenge - April

    The first of my three April models is done: the adorable medical automaton. I may add a puff of dust spitting off the wheel later; haven't decided---what do you think? I will post the SS total once I have them all posted, Franchute. Nice job on Amina Naidu---I just assembled her tonight and will be using her tomorrow in an escalation league.
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    Monthly painting challenge - April

    Hello Franchute and others! This month I am going to paint up 2 Medical Automatons and 1 MS&U Steamfitter.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - March

    With 65 minutes to spare, here is my second of the two Rougarou that I pledged for March. The brown dirt is Citadel's Alien Ironearth, but it will be April before it dried and gives that sweet cracked mud look. I really enjoyed painting these models. I tried them out for the first time this week and they are vicious---so may extra attacks when you throw them into the opponent! That is 2 x 8 = 16 SS for March for me, Franchute.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - March

    I have finished the first of the two Rougarou that I pledged for March. I ended up enjoying this more than I expected to, likely because the details are all large enough to make it easy to paint. When I post the second one I will include the total SS, Franchute. I have also figured out how to get good sharp photos of the minis: take them in the afternoon in full sun.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - March

    Hey @Boomstick --- very cool. We have a small group playing every week at least just an hour north of Indy. Let me know if you're interested in coming up. Also know of a couple people in Indy itself.
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