1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Tired of the same old Slann pose? Or just want to show off your painting skills. Why not try entering your own version to the Golden Slann competition - Click here for more info.
    Dismiss Notice

Blog Pinkies Paint log: Terrain for the terrain competition added

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Pinktaco, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    11,539
    Likes Received:
    22,151
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That's too funny! :joyful::joyful::joyful:
     
  2. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So.. I bought something I needed for my terrain project on Amazon UK and.. They're shipping it from the US. :meh:
    Here's hoping I won't have trouble with the customs.
     
  3. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    8,808
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yeah it can be a complete pain, I used to restore 1980's bmx bikes and shipped across 20 sets of snake belly tyres, cost be £60 at customs.
     
  4. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Well the issue in Denmark is that I also have to pay the Postal Service just for looking at my package! That's $25/ £16,5 just to that alone and I payed £20 for the item + delivery. On top of that comes the usual things you have to pay and not to mention that I likely have to wait for it.

    I hope that for whatever odd reason they're shipping it to the UK first and then to Denmark :confused:
     
  5. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    11,539
    Likes Received:
    22,151
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That sounds like quite a (costly) hassle. I can't believe that the postal service charges that much on top of any custom charges.
     
  6. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That's a standard fee the Danish Postal Service charge should you get "cuaght". It's 175kr if I'm not mistakening so if you're ordering for that amount and your item get taken in the costums you'll pay over double that.

    Lovely system. :rolleyes:

    We'll have to see though. Currently my package is in LA.

    **EDIT**

    Just to clarify though - I can deny the package and not pay a thing and it'll be send back at no cost for me.
     
  7. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    8,808
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Is there a similar item this side of the world?
     
  8. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Uh I think so, but I ordered from the UK Amazon so it wasn't my intention to order from US. It's one of those externe sellers, but the extern seller is located in the UK as well so it's quite odd ^^
     
  9. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Well they're shipping directly to Denmark so here's hoping I won't have to pay a ton to get my pacakge -.-
     
  10. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Alright I just got my things so time to continue work :3
     
  11. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    11,539
    Likes Received:
    22,151
    Trophy Points:
    113
    With no additional charges (postal or governmental)?
     
  12. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Nope nothing. Sometime you get lucky I suppose :p
     
  13. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    11,539
    Likes Received:
    22,151
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Good to hear. I'm looking forward to your updates! :)
     
  14. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
  15. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    My first piece of terrain :D I think it went alright. The only things I didn't make myself was obviously the zombie and the torches. For the cauldron I actually wanted to use the Cauldron of Blood from Dark Elf, but I couldn't find any Cauldron bits on stock. I created it myself by with greenstuff and using the necklace from the troglodon.

    I'm kinda bummed that my water became too dark. It's actually two layers of water with the first being swirls of green and the second was supposed to be swirls of blue haha. I put too much blue in and stirred the mixture too much so it became entirely blue. Next time I'll do better :D
    Also I put in some red for the zombie blood and it looks great, however, because I couldn't let it dry and moved the entire terrain piece around the blood have drifted all the way down to the skeleton lying in the water :rolleyes: It actually looks like the skeleton is bleeding and have dragged itself along with a trail of blood, haha :wacky:

    The actual temple is made of styrofoam insulation, on top of that there's paper mache and on top of that there's greenstuff. Yeah I used 1m greenstuff. Finally to make it look more rough (greenstuff is very smooth) and to make it look better when it was time to dry brush I dabbed on liquid greenstuff.
     
  16. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    11,539
    Likes Received:
    22,151
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Awesome work, it looks very dynamic... the trailing blood and waves/ripples in the water are especially nice. Great job!
     
    Pinktaco likes this.
  17. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I created these =] DSC_0709.JPG
     
    n810 and NIGHTBRINGER like this.
  18. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    11,539
    Likes Received:
    22,151
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Now that you've started making terrain you just can't stop. Very nice work... keep them coming!
     
  19. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yeah my friend just sold all of his and we used to use that. However I think it's fun to create my own terrain so something good definitely came out of the competition :D
     
    Crowsfoot likes this.
  20. Pinktaco
    Skar-Veteran

    Pinktaco Vessel of the Old Ones Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Production is on with my templeguards. I'll try and have 4 done by the end of this week putting me at a total of 8 models done. Ive just ordered 50 pairs of shoulder pads from anvil industry: http://www.anvilindustry.co.uk/Spartan-Shoulder-Pads?search=spartan shoulder
    since I've run out of stock. This should allow me to put on 2 shoulder pads on each templeguard and still leave me with plenty for my cold one riders and most characters.
     
    Crowsfoot likes this.

Share This Page