GB 65 - Promethium Silos - Completed

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GB 65 - Promethium Silos - Completed

Post by IG_Guardsman » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:40 am

Here I go again :) It's the last week of the build and as my tradition goes I join the GB. That's my 10th GB and as I have noticed - unless I post a thread I always find an excuse not to finish a project... couple of those still laying around.
This terrain piece is an idea borrowed from the game Jagged Alliance:Back in Action and it adds up to my factory terrain - some of the same paints and techniques are going to be used to finish this one.

Here is something that caught my eye while playing and spent some time snapping screenshots of it :)

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The progress so far:
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2 beer cans wrapped in card for better grip of the paint and I'll try to scrape some damage on the paper as well.
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Some lines to guide me while using 3d paint to recreate the weld lines.

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A relatively cheap alternative to acrylic metalic paints ( as I don't have a good supply of those at my current location) is some cheap silver paint used for heaters and fireplaces.
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Now comes the hard part - to put it all together, to add the pipes and the weathering.
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos

Post by Xaz » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:55 am

Thats a crazy good idea to make weld lines. Very cool.
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos

Post by IG_Guardsman » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:59 am

Thank you Xaz, the idea is great and was borrowed from this same forum! There are some great ideas used by every single person who participated in the GBs and I'm glad to be part of it too! The puff paint or 3d as they called it on the package is great for the weld lines. I watched a video of a girl who made it at home using shaving foam and white glue :) I still have to try it myself.
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos

Post by Xaz » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:03 am

Ooh puff paint! I haven't seen that stuff in years. It was the cool thing when I was in like 4th grade (um like 1987ish).
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Post by Guildenstern » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:38 pm

Love it! especially the beer cans. I think I could manage that part. Empyting them anyway :P
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos

Post by Akylos » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:11 pm

I love the welding lines, but I'm not familiar with 3d paint/puffpaint. Does someone have any brand names so I can search for it?
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos

Post by Guildenstern » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:53 pm

I haven't looked for it in a while but it's usually in the fabric section of craft stores like Michaels. or you could look for dimensional paint, something like that
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos

Post by IG_Guardsman » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:56 pm

Akylos - check in the art and craft section of any store and look for either 3D paint/puff paint. It works wonders :)

Well, I think this is the first project I have completed in such a short period.
I won't torment you with pictures of all the small things that went in the build. Here is the piece almost finished - painted and assembled.

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And after that I went a bit crazy with the browns... let me know if the weathering/rust is OK or should I stay with the fresh new look next time .

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The back side.
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Totaly forgot the dude for scale, but here is Mr.Grey ( not the kinky one, just a regular guardsman)

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I would like to apologize to the more observant fellow builders for the white glue visible in some of the picture - it is still wet as the piece was assembled and glued right before the photoshoot, otherwise I was going to be late and miss the deadline.
This piece adds perfectly to my factory build, I just need to put a pipe or something together to connect them or they can easily go on their own.

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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos - Completed

Post by Kovlovsky » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:01 pm

The rust effect is just amazing! How did you do it?
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos - Completed

Post by IG_Guardsman » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:27 pm

Kovlovsky - after the silver metal basecoat I did a dark orange - a mixture of orange and black, but you have to try the amounts: more orange and a bit of black. After that I dabbed it with a sponge - light dabbing. After that I went with two different browns - a lighter one and a darker one after that, trying to cover a part of the orange and the remaining metal paint... and the rest is - "spray"(dab) and pray :) That's for the "silos" part.
The walkway/platform thing - almost the same, with the slight difference that you have to predict where rust will form and pool - the base of the railing for example.
The ladder - watered down orange/black paint as a wash- just be careful not to overdo it or let it spill wherever it wants to go.
I hope that helped and I hope to see some of your work!

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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos - Completed

Post by Kovlovsky » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:37 pm

Thanks for the tips! I don't paint myself, my friend does it for me. I have no artistic talents whatsoever. He asked me if he could paint my minis and I happily accepted. It's a lot of fun for him as it's his favorite hobby. My WiP thread is in my signature. There are both the units he paints for his own armies (DA and 30k Death Guards) and my Thousand Sons. He's actually very good at weathering and he is starting to make a gaming board. I thought he might inspire himself from you if he makes silos like that. :)
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos - Completed

Post by IG_Guardsman » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:48 pm

I bet your friend can find a lot of ideas and useful tips if he goes through the older group builds - not only the winners, but everyone who participated has tried to build a different thing using different methods and the steps to build something can be very helpful.

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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos - Completed

Post by Guildenstern » Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:16 am

that is really awesome looking piece!

I love the rust - definitely don't lose it. IMO it makes it look more realistic since it's "used" or old - and maybe even leaking! hehe
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Re: GB 68 - Promethium Silos - Completed

Post by marsniper27 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:54 pm

Nice piece. We make the 3d paint for the kids using shaving cream white glue and food colouring. we dont put much glue just enough for it to keep together with more glue it could probably work for terrain might have to give it a try.
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