[Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

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Exzendar
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#31 » Feb 14 2016 09:34

the terrain is awesome work!
your army is excellent!!

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Issendror
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#32 » Mar 02 2016 02:50

Hi There.
I've come to a conclusion refering my scenery inspirations/delusions:
Concerning the Hydra-Flak-Emplacement, I've decided to favor a scratchbuilt variant.
Likewise missile silo and command bunker - my poor little sketchbook.
Fortunately, I could secure a pair of the original Forge World Gun-Emplacements
from ebay, so no future creative sprains there.
After over half a year gathering dust on the paint station I finally finished the second
Shas'ui and the Shas'vre of my XV-88 Broadside Team. Drones are next.

@Bloodknife92
Bloodknife92 wrote:I really love the idea of a project log, like what you have there. It's efficient and helps you stay motivated and organized. I think I'll definitely put one together for my hobby work!
It's really helping a lot - especially to pool all your inspirations and ideas. :-?
I'll bring it up again in time when I'm approaching the next milestones. Please excuse the ('nearly') dense blackenings. :P

@Exzendar
Thanks Exzendar. Likewise, I´m really jealous about your cadre. :nice:

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Progress:

Milestone V (nearly finished)

XV-88 Broadside Team
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Progress:
Milestone VI (preview)

Missile silo (work in progress)
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Gun-Emplacement (work in progress)
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Hydra-Flak-Emplacement (work in progress)
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Next up:
Planetary Defence Force Site - Missile Silo Decima :fear:

Meleck
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#33 » Mar 03 2016 09:26

What material are you using for your terrain? I figure it's foam but more details would be interesting. It looks great and very Taros like.

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Issendror
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#34 » Mar 07 2016 05:56

@Meleck
Meleck wrote:What material are you using for your terrain? I figure it's foam but more details would be interesting. It looks great and very Taros like.


You can find the whole extent of used materials in the first post:
Issendror wrote:Cork sheets (3-5mm / 0.12-0.2 in)
medium-density woodfiberboard (6mm / 0.024 in) - There are thinner, lighter ones but tend to bend
polystyrene wall panels (3-5mm / 0.12-0.2 in) - It´s insulation material you can find in nearly every
DIY store. In Europe and Germany you can get Depron-Sheets in various strengths or BASF-Styrodur-Panels.
polystyrene glue - For the larger surfaces (see "glue" above).
white glue/wood glue - (see "glue" above)
Sandpaper - (Grit size 150 and above / for Germans: 120) - Used to smoothen the edges of both,
mdf-boards and polystyrene panels.
Medium sand - (grain size 0,25-0,5mm / 0.010-0.020 in) I used fire-dried, quartz sand. Mostly
traceable in pet shops because it's appropriate for use in aquariums. Don't use sandbox appropriate sand - it's to
heterogeneous, dusty and polluted.
Box-Cutter - Cut, Chop, Cut ... for the bloo... the greater good.
high-strength fabric-tape - For edge-protection. (For Germans: Panzerband und Tesa-Produkte sehr
zu empfehlen)
Palette - To mix colours, white glue and water.
Brushes - 14mm / 0.55 in - Used to apply the colour-white-glue-mix onto the allready sanded boards.
and to paint the scenery pieces. 70mm / 2.76 in - Used to apply thinned white-glue and to drybrush all terrain and scenery
pieces.
Colour - Provided by my local DIY store - custom mix.

I'll adjust it gradually according to the project flow.
Sorry for the long answer pause

Meleck
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#35 » Mar 07 2016 08:24

Issendor wrote:You can find the whole extent of used materials in the first post:

Sorry, my bad. I went to the top of the page and figured it was the beginning of the topic. Never thought to look for a first page and I've been following this topic for a while. I'll blame it on early morning.
Thanks for the answer and the topic. Keep up the good work.

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Issendror
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#36 » Mar 19 2016 11:56

Hi everyone,
I thought the Drones would become a quick paintjob. Well, 2 weeks of too much work later, they are done.
Milestone V accomplished, banzai.

Next up terrain, and it`s allready well-advanced. I'm working on details of the missile-silo,
the sculpting and casting of the flak-emplacement, and perimeter defences.
Even the command bunker got a first blueprint. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts. :)

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Progress:

Milestone V (achieved)

6 Shield Drones (Addition to the XV-88 Braodside Team)

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Progress:
Milestone VI (preview)

Hydra-Flak-Emplacement (work in progress)
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Perimeter fences (work in progress)
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Command bunker (blueprint)
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#37 » Mar 19 2016 03:32

Do you drybrush black or edge highlight?

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#38 » Mar 20 2016 12:02

genISD wrote:Do you drybrush black or edge highlight?

That depends on the purpose, but I suppose your asking about the highlighting on the drones?
If it`s a miniature, i`m edge highligthing. Most terrain pieces, on the contrary, just receive a multiple drybrush treatment,
if they haven't some sort of important detail sections.

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#39 » Mar 20 2016 01:16

Yes, I was asking about drones because I face the same dilemma. Unfortunately your pictures are tiny so I couldn't see how highlght was done.

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#40 » Mar 20 2016 01:58

genISD wrote:[...]Unfortunately your pictures are tiny[...]


I'm deliberately keeping them small, so this log still remains read- and browseable.
I think for a mere demonstration of progress on a project this image size has to be sufficient.

To access the orginial images you can use the link to my Flickr-Gallery in my signatur/footnote. I hope this isn't to troulbesome. :fear:

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#41 » Mar 20 2016 04:36

Thanks for pointing link to your gallery, now I can take a closer look on your excelent miniatures.

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#42 » Mar 23 2016 03:48

Inspiring work - there are some seriously great battle reports coming soon :D

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#43 » Jan 10 2017 01:18

Tau'va to the ATT community.
After some very hard work-life balance disparities over the last year I'm fighting my way back to my hobby table.
Many things still where (and certainly still are) waiting for some glue and paint, but I'm getting right back into the thread topic.

Milestone VI nears its completion. That means Missile Silo Decima is nearly constructed and armed against planetary invasions or imperial liberation crusades.

Used Materials:
polystyrene wall panels
white glue/wood glue
Sandpaper
Box-Cutter
Blue Stuff Thermoplastic to form some moulds for the little details
Milliput
- white for the fine detail parts
- yellow for the sandbags
miniature bulb plate bunker interior
aluminium mesh for the fences

I'll provide some photos from the entire process in between.

Sketches for Thungusta Station are well progressed and I'll give you a little preview as well.


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Progress:

Milestone VI (nearly finished)

Scaling Sandbag Defenceline
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Scaling moulded Emplacement
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Scaling Command Bunker
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Paint Progress
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Finished Facilities (Fences/Sandbags/Bunker/Silo)
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I finished another Firewarrior Gunline in the meantime, originally belonging to the next milestone but my passion ran wild. (Photos to a later occasion)
That leaves only the Hydra-Flak-Emplacement and the Gun-Emplacements unfinished.
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They'll follow shortly.
Entries will follow at least every 1 to 2 months from now on.


Next up:
- Defence Emplacements - Missile Silo Decima :fear:
- Suprise Entry (were you suprised? I was suprised!)
- Milestone VII : Fast Attack Choice
- Milestone VIII: Thungusta Station

Preview:
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Shas'O Darklighter
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#44 » Jan 11 2017 04:43

Wow this is coming together really nicely. Some inspired terrain scratch builds I'm looking forward to seeing more. I also feel your struggle I'm trying to get back into gaming and feel it'd be easier to host the games with my own table than find a sitter for my wee man. I've had more than a few hiccups along the way but this year is the year!

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#45 » Jan 14 2017 03:11

Maybe not too little an update, but here are the emplacements like I'd announced.
All moveable and interchangeable.
That finished my Milestone VI like planned.
There will be some additions nontheless - like additional sandbag emplacements/lines and a pillbox, maybe ...
More battlefields of Taros Campaign and its szenarios in the future.

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Emplacements
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Missile Silo Decima Defence Facility
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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#46 » Jan 29 2017 10:05

Really glad for the updates, this table is going to be a spectacle when you get stuck into a fight across it. Thank you for the build images as paintwork oft hides clever ideas and useful materail shots. :)

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#47 » Feb 21 2017 03:15

Tael wrote:Really glad for the updates, this table is going to be a spectacle when you get stuck into a fight across it. Thank you for the build images as paintwork oft hides clever ideas and useful materail shots. :)


There've been some nasty battles on this table already - but that's a story for an other time. ;)
Beneath you'll find the pillbox blueprint which I mentioned as a planned addition in my last post. (And I'll try to be as illustrativ as is tolerated, if someone is interessed in a tutorial).

The suprise entry will be revealed beneath as well. Someone told me I should try to stick to the book as close as possible and I ran a bit wild. >> PDF Security Platoon << . Should take a while, but it's not a priority.

If you remember this little overview:
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Milestone VII consists of another Fast, Elite, and Standard entry.
Translating into a Pathfinder Team with a Devilfish Transport, a Crisis Suit and another full squad of Firewarriors.
Firewarrios already done - picture still missing.
An updated list, with Tungusta Station entrys revealed, is following in the near future.

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Additions to Milestone VII - preview
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Milestone VI Additions:
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And now to something completely different.(or not?)

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I feel your pain pal. So who was it? :biggrin:
Proactive ... encouragement from my side, all the way.

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#48 » Mar 05 2017 03:12

Very clearly more organised at this than I sir. That airbrush work looks so smooth man. Very nice :D

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