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Offline Lord Borak

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2016, 12:19:15 PM »
Cheers chaps! Glad you like 'em! I'm probably going to end up making some more at some point and I'm already planing a huge fuel tanker type ship :D

Right. My 1500pt Gaming fleet is done!! Everything apart from the three cruisers are resin recasts. The three cruisers were salvage jobs as they have had 3 or 4 paint jobs over the years so even with stripping they didn't come out great. Regardless, I think they look ok!






Right, I best get around to finishing that Dreadnought I suppose.

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2016, 04:28:05 PM »
Lovely stuff, all around!
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2016, 08:01:02 PM »
Cheers!

Well. A break from the norm. I say norm but Gothic is actually a distraction from my main distraction which is Inquisitor 54mm!! The background is still pending/rough on these chaps. There's not much conversion work. The magus is just a weapon swap and the mutant is just Fabian with some shoulder pads.





I'm planning on doing a Huge mutant pit fighter cyborg as the Magisters Body Guard. The mutant above is going to be the leader of a mutant rebellion. I may update you all with some more of my =][= 54mm stuff if you're interested. :D

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2016, 10:01:09 PM »
I lov the purple and gold for the front of your ships.

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2016, 11:20:11 AM »
Oh dang I love me some Blancheian figs.
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2016, 09:13:05 PM »
Cheers guys. :)

Well, I had a thought and then that thought turned into a full blown "I NEED TO SCRATCH BUILD NOW!" I fancied having some Endeavour class cruisers in my list. However due to A] not having any and B] wanting my fleet to look like it's made up of left overs and mothballed ships I decided to make this wee chap!

The plan is to cast him up and have 4 of them. 2 Endeavours and 2 Endurances. Although I really like the launch bays on it so that may change!




Close up of the torpedo tubes.



As you can see it's a bit shorter than a duantless but is twice as wide.




The background to this chap is that its an old Ore transporter that was converted into warship due to requirements and having loads left lying around after the mining industry went bust. Over the years it, and it's sister ships, have been modified and improved on and now form the majority of the system defence fleet of my forgotten backwater sector fleet.
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2016, 10:39:32 PM »
Nice appearance ! A little bulky and faty, i like him. Fitts very well the description of an old transport now armed.

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2016, 02:09:20 PM »
Really nice!

Offline Lord Borak

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2016, 11:35:10 AM »
Well. I managed to cast 6 up last night. Only 4 came out usable though. The other two will probably end up as hulks. As you can see, there's still a few little bubbles that needed fixing. Nothing massive though.




Right, spray time!!




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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2016, 01:36:42 PM »
These look pleasingly utilitarian
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2016, 06:43:58 PM »
Glad you like them :) I'll see about knocking a few up to actually use as transports. Might as well...

Well. They didn't take long! The four Endeavours/Endurance are done! Although looking at them now I think they need some squadron markings on the prows. Do you think I should add purple & Gold to the back of the ships?



I've done some more work on the Magus. Not a huge amount, just the bone really and some silver work. Actually, that's it. Not really a real update on him now that I think about it. OH WELL.




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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2016, 10:18:07 PM »
Right. No painting today (redoing patio!) but I did find the time to finish making this wee chappy! This is the chorno-Gladiator mutant suitably called Stuart.




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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2016, 10:31:15 PM »
These are pleasingly brutal, I approve.
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Toy's n' That....
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2016, 01:34:10 PM »
Nice big stuff and small stuff :) how do you go about resincasting? Do you vacuum the resin or pressurize or stuff like that?


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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2016, 06:37:15 PM »
Cheers chaps.

As for casting. I use neither actually. Just some silicon and resin from TOMPS. As a rough guide this is a simple tutorial I did over on the 'clave. http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2603.0 It's pretty basic but it gets the point across.

I use these for my casting:

http://www.tomps.com/tomps-value-range-rtv-silicone-c-55_1_7_50.html
and this
http://www.tomps.com/fast-cast-polyurethane-resin-p-1093.html


One thing I'd change for casting is the use of that spray mould release. It's pants. Just use Vaseline - but be careful not to get any on the original.