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Kibutsu

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Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« on: 20 June 2020, 20:30:10 »
Okay, that was a terrible pun but I reserve my right to make dad jokes on Father's Day weekend. The model, however, is awesome. This is the 'Mech bay from Hardware Studios and is a big, BIG piece that comes in a total of 7 parts, which includes the doors that I have somehow misplaced and a little coolant truck that I haven't painted yet. I wanted the structure to look lived in but not neglected, since it would be a pretty important building and would be well maintained in most cases. The interior is certainly grimy, an effect that was achieved with oil paint washes. I used stencils and decals to dress it up, and installed LED lighting to up the fun factor. There's a blinking amber chip LED above each door, 3 constant white bulbs for normal operations and 3 blinking red LEDs for emergency situations. There's also a removable office/ops center piece that drops into one of the bays and fits perfectly. The bays are big enough for the largest assault 'Mechs and there is plenty of floor space inside for 'Mechs, vehicles and other stuff. I ordered a set of pilots and technicians to go with this but the order never arrived, so I'm waiting on a re-ship.








« Last Edit: 23 June 2020, 19:27:53 by Kibutsu »

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay!
« Reply #1 on: 20 June 2020, 20:43:35 »
That is ... awesome!

One teensy little hint - maybe paint the ventilator fans on top metallic? For some reason I just want some contrast there. Or light black inking/drybrushing, showing deposits from fumes evacuated?
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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay!
« Reply #2 on: 20 June 2020, 21:12:08 »
The fans are metallic, and the whole thing is a lot grubbier and has far more contrast than the photos make it appear. Chalk that up to my abysmal cell phone camera skills: P

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay!
« Reply #3 on: 21 June 2020, 01:01:12 »
Holy Monkeys, that's impressive!!!  :o  Really really nice work! The details inside are terrific.

I'm super jealous right now....  :-[

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay!
« Reply #4 on: 21 June 2020, 01:09:26 »
That's a lovely piece of terrain!

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay!
« Reply #5 on: 21 June 2020, 05:15:31 »
Gorgeous!  And fantastic work with the lights!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay!
« Reply #6 on: 21 June 2020, 06:07:06 »
 :o :o :o 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D WOW!! That AWESOME ! I have brought some Mech Bay or Mech Repair Bay over the years. But why 6 bays instead of 8 bays ? Oh well. Oh by the way AWESOME JOB!!!!

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #7 on: 23 June 2020, 19:33:29 »
The crew arrived for their shift last night and were immediately put to work. A couple of the pilots gathered in the ops center to review the map and discuss tomorrow's objective, while the regimental commander inspects the troops.






The minis are from Vanguard Miniatures in the UK and were an absolute joy to paint.

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #8 on: 23 June 2020, 19:48:14 »
Awesome!  Love the guy with the broom...  :thumbsup:

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #9 on: 23 June 2020, 20:44:55 »
Very nice work  :thumbsup:

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #10 on: 23 June 2020, 21:27:34 »
This Mech bay is so cool, great work!

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #11 on: 26 June 2020, 00:55:34 »
Marausders are the worst. Big foots and never clean... :( That is the H0 level of detail. I miss hexes, but I have a few ideas.
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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #12 on: 29 August 2020, 17:19:45 »
Well done
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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #13 on: 30 August 2020, 16:46:09 »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #14 on: 30 August 2020, 16:51:33 »
Amazing. I love this stuff!!

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #15 on: 30 August 2020, 17:28:46 »
Awesome!

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #16 on: 31 August 2020, 13:53:37 »
I love it, but to quote Zoolander "was this painted by Ants?"  How is the world did you manage to paint such small miniatures?  Electron Microscope?  Robotic arms? I'm impressed and frankly flabbergasted.  Great work man, wow.

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #17 on: 01 September 2020, 00:15:48 »
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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #18 on: 08 September 2020, 03:06:08 »
The hanger and minis look amazing. I looked at Vanguard  Miniatures but couldn't find the tech crews. Which category are they in?

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #19 on: 09 September 2020, 16:00:56 »
They're Novan Regulan Airborne Pilots and Officers, and Ground Crew and Officers.

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Re: Go Ahead, Mech My Bay! (Updated)
« Reply #20 on: 16 September 2020, 13:10:04 »
Wow, thats so inspiring! Thanks for sharing :)

 

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