Monday, August 29, 2011

Carnival of Chaos -=- WIP -=- Part 4

Quick/Teaser update:
The Carnival of Chaos Plague Cart construction is underway. I have most all the main structure built now. It will turn out some size larger than the official model, so I am unclear if I will be using it in gameplay or just for added cool factor to the warband. Below is a picture of most the parts piled up before assembling. You'll see the two horses and the model I will be using for the Guardian driver (he is a neat Dark Age model I got at the paint n' take at KublaCon this year)

Wood Working For Dummies
Per Op-For's recommendation (which I highly regard for his conversion skills) I used plastic card for the construction material. The main model is made from 3mm PVC. It was either that or balsa wood. But I felt the plastic would add strength to the model, and I would be able to control it better. I am glad I did! It does take alot more work to prepare, but I think the end result will be great.

All the wood work in the picture was done by first laying out the wood paneling design with pencil, then scoring the lines with a knife, followed by enlarging the cuts with a small pointed file (like seen below).
Then on the plastic's surface I used that same file to randomly lay down lines to simulate the wood grain pattern. Finally, I used a small pin vice to add nail holes to the ends of each wood panel created. It's that simple folks! Maybe I can take some closeup pictures of how to do the wood.

I will be assembling and building the cart now. I am excited to see it take shape from my drawing sketches to 3D.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Community Showcase: Two Sides Of The Coin

After seeing this diorama on Massive Voodoo, I wanted to post it here to share with others in hopes more people will enjoy it. It is called The Return Of The Warlord – Two Sides Of The Coin and was created by Matt Cexwish. It appears to have won both a Golden Demon and a Slayer Sword, and it is deserving of them for sure.

The diorama (or two) is a city street scene that rotates as you turn the crank it is mounted to. A music box also plays a tune as the scene revolves. Watch Video. One side of the scene depicts a soldier going off to war, and everyone cheers and it is upbeat. The second side, he has returned slain, and the city is broken and in shambles. Here are a few pictures...

View more detailed shots on it's CMON pages: Life Scene | Death Scene

A neat view of each scene: Life | Death

Enjoy and share...