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#11136
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
sorry jk but i think your post regarding the evil empire was not quite right. gw is the evil empire and more but if it comes to copying design they are nice as long as you do it for yourself. there are tons of tips how to build all kinds of stuff in their monthly white dwarf and the online mag black gobo (both are a very good tip if you need some inspiration for new projects or a solution how to build something). besides that no arguing gw is a strange company...
so long dear jim.
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#11137
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Camo -

I think we'd best just agree to disagree on this one.
But otherwise, Hi! How's it going in beautiful, downtown Hamburg?
I've GOT to ask; is there really a Hotel Atlantic in downtown Hamburg, and is it the way it's depicted in that one Bond film? Complete to the globe on the roof (reminds me of the Daily Planet from the Superman comics)?

See ya!

Jim
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#11138
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
I fully agree on that.
yes it is exactly the same even the globe just the guy in those yellow sexy pants is nowhere to see.
belive or not i even was one of the production drivers at the bond shooting.
hamburg is a very nice place to live in not only today but also in the past - our harbour is more than 800 years old (check the name "claus stoertebeker" on google if you are interested in some real life pirate story from back in the days) (if somebody is interested i make a photo tour to historic-rpg usable- sites and post them on the board)
and if any of you should come to hamburg - maybe to see our big redlight district - i even offer myself as tourguide...
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#11139
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
and if any of you should come to hamburg - maybe to see our big redlight district - i even offer myself as tourguide...
Yeah!

I remember Frederick Forsyth mentioned the Hamburg Red-Lights in The Odessa File, and OH, BOY! was that a wild place to go! IIRC, the hero's girl friend was a dancer there, and well, let's just say she may have modeled for some of Dark Heaven and Reaper's better. . . built figures. But I gotta claim Blaze Starr and her Gayety Club as a Baltimore legend and landmark. She was one of the better-known strippers of the '30's, '40's, and '50's. Yes, she lasted that long. Only Gypsy outlasted her and still looked good. Yowza! And people all over the world remember 'The Block'. isn't Hamburg's called Sankt Pauli, like the beer?
Now, y'know, that's terrible of me; Odessa File was one of the more exciting books from that era of writing, even though these days, it's not exactly politically correct (that's okay, neither am I!). And it was certainly scary enough, with the plot line it had. AND I highly empathized with the main character.
But for the life of me, I can't remember ANY characters' names from it! And I've ALWAYS had a good memory for characters in ANY book I liked!
I guess I'm just getting old, eh?
Oh well.

Anyway, back to thread subjects. I think Phil's columns and pillars are going to be great!

See ya!

Jim
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#11140
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
A mate who has a business making resin tank kits owes me - so he's going to cast the pillars for me, gratis!
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#11141
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
And now for the latest exciting installment...

Having sorted out a few things for him - he asked me to make a couple of awkward bits for him - I posted the pillar and bits off on Monday. Had a 'phonecall today to say that they'd made a mould and cast one off and it's looking tickety-boo. He's going to cast up two dozen and then send them down to me - 24 should be plenty for my needs. It should keep me painting for a while too.

Does anyone know of a source for the sort of felt that Stefan et al use for the bottoms of the bits? I reckon I might as well make a pukka job of the things if I can!

This is almost as exciting as waiting for the Cavernous Rivers and Walls set...

Phil
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#11142
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
you are not alone - canĀ“t wait to see your post....
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#11143
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I've just got the pillar castings - they're great - I can hardly wait to get them painted up to try them out in a dungeon setting.
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#11144
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I think you can find something similar to the felt underneath DF pieces at a high-end craft store. I THINK I've seen self-adhesive felt of that fineness before...
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#11145
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Jack -

If not at the crafty people, try the fabric stores; I got some self-stick felt at a JoAnn Fabrics store once. It worked great on my custom-made DF conversion castings (which none of you can buy, because I promised Jeff & Stefan).
Besides, they were all just multi-tile floors for Fantasy; the big one was 10"x10", because I was too lazy to lay out all those standard floor tiles for a BIG dungeon! And a couple of shorter strips of both 2" and 1" floot sections. They worked well, but I need to paint them, which I'm much more likely to do now that I've learned airbrush.

See ya!

Jim
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#11146
Scratchbuilding Pillars 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Progress report...

This evening I have sanded the bottoms of the pillars flat, cleaned up the tiny blemishes I found on three of the castings and washed and rinsed them all. At the moment they're drying in a dust-free atmosphere. Tomorrow I shall prime them and, if time allows (I've got a busy day) start on painting them.

A 'hall' with 30 pillars is quite impressive, even before they're painted...

Phil
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