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Offline Gun_wun

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2013, 06:03:44 PM »
Really nice work.  You've captured a great feeling in those ships, now hopefully it doesn't spread!

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2013, 06:20:53 PM »
Hmm, but the dimensions seem huge, unless I'm reading it wrong:

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cm: 3.682 w x 4.848 d x 1.438 h

That may be the size of the whole block of 24.

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2013, 06:21:25 PM »
But what about the size of those individual pods?
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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2013, 06:46:32 PM »
But what about the size of those individual pods?

I will measure them when they arrive...

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2013, 08:22:42 PM »
Awesome, thanks a lot!
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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2013, 12:57:59 AM »
This stuff looks amazing man, love the engine glow simply fantastic. This does grand father nurgle proud. Please post a bat rep with pics if you can when you play, i simply love seeing games where the miniatures are exceptionally painted.

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2013, 04:09:45 AM »
Pictures are far better and definitively prove this fleet is awesome.

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2013, 12:38:01 PM »
Beautiful work. The engine glow and everything is fantastic.

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2013, 12:20:15 PM »
what are those small blobs, balls made of? Greenstuff or some creative art shop accessories?

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2013, 04:10:50 PM »
what are those small blobs, balls made of? Greenstuff or some creative art shop accessories?


They come from the filter element of a Britta water filter. The filter media are the little green balls and charcoal pieces mixed together.
To separate them I put some of the mixture into an edged baking sheet, lifted one end and started tapping the sheet. The balls are round and roll down the inclined sheet, while the charcoal pieces more or less stay put. Its a slow process but does result in a large number of balls in random sizes for the ships

Fluff for the balls on the ships is that they are plague spore carriers, dormant while at absolute zero in space. When the ships approach a planet, they dip into the upper atmosphere, warming the armored spores, which then release for re-entry into the lower atmosphere. When the spores cross a pressure gradient (say 3/4 of one atmosphere) they burst to release the plague spores which then spread on the winds.

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2013, 10:32:36 PM »
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Fluff for the balls on the ships is that they are plague spore carriers, dormant while at absolute zero in space. When the ships approach a planet, they dip into the upper atmosphere, warming the armored spores, which then release for re-entry into the lower atmosphere. When the spores cross a pressure gradient (say 3/4 of one atmosphere) they burst to release the plague spores which then spread on the winds.

Creepy.

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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2013, 06:49:22 AM »
But what about the size of those individual pods?

I will measure them when they arrive...

Pods are 6mm long by 4mm in diameter.

Pics of a deathclaw, torpedos and destroyers (one with the prow chopped off and turned upside down).





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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2013, 07:59:17 AM »
So much better with the prow upside down!

Thanks for giving me the dimensions. :)

What material did you have the models printed in? FUD? They look pretty grainy, or is it just the picture?
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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2013, 04:49:26 PM »
That's black strong and flexible. Hate that stuff
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Re: (BFG) Tim's Plague fleet blog
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2013, 05:31:00 PM »
That's black strong and flexible. Hate that stuff

Deathclaws and torpedos are white strong with black and gray primer. Destroyers are frosted ultra detail with black and gray primer.

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