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Diary of Ana Polanšćak – or how I got my first People’s Choice Award

Ana Polanšćak, 21nd July 2021

MONDAY, 6.7.2009.

Many months ago I started sculpting this huge bipedal bull, and recently I finally got tired of it standing on the shelf unfinished. After a few days of hanging out with greystuff and various beats, I came to this result:

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And then I started painting him in hopes of getting him to finish it by Black Queen. This is what it currently looks like:

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There is still a lot of work around him, but I hope to be finished by Saturday. I still have no idea for the base, if anyone has any suggestions.

WEDNESDAY, 8.7.2009.

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THURSDAY, 9.7.2009.

A little more progress. I think I'll be able to finish it. I can't get to work on it today, so I still have tomorrow to fix everything I need and finish the base. If I had remembered earlier it would have been better, but can’t be helped now.

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SATURDAY, 11.7.2009.

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I thank everyone who voted for ...

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DISPLAY BASE FOR OUTRIDERS

Martin Vrkljan, 21nd July 2021

I've been working on this every now and then for a little over a month and a half, so I could take a photo here and there to post on the forum, maybe someone will have some nice suggestion as the whole thing develops. If I'm lucky, I should go to Witch of Grič 2007 with that :) By the way, the whole thing is a gift for my old man who also chose the figurines. :)

Anyway, here are a few photos of how far I've come so far. When it comes to painting, it will be a little colder and darker atmosphere (I hope I will need it as it should be), somewhere in the transition from autumn to winter, so there will be some fallen leaves and small patches of snow here and there ... Under the bridge I’ll likely put resin.

What’s not on the diorama now, and I plan to put in, is one passenger that I’ll probably convert standing next to a tree with a light waiting for the outriders to pass. The wooden sign is there as a tryout, I'm not sure if it will stay or not ...

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The mate...

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Necron Destroyer

Tomislav Petrović, 21nd July 2021

On the necron itself, I didn’t perform anything special as far as converting was concerned except adjusting the pose and cutting the left hand holding the rifle. The base is a little more complex. The stone slabs are made of balsa, the barrels are from GW’s 40k accessories sprue, a bit of slime glue, a bit of thick mesh for the fence windows. The light pole is made of Patton 1:35 tank tubes with a combination of Lego bricks, some parts of Apache 1:48 and some other little things.

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In the last picture, you can see another feature of this miniature, ie the light pole lamps are bright to point out, or to be precise, the broken lamp hanging on the wires is flashing, and the other whole is just lit. In the vertical barrel there is a 1.5 V LR1 (SN) battery, in the reclining barrel there is a circuit that controls the oscillating diode, and below the "ground" there is a circuit that allows the second diode with a voltage characteristic of 3V to light connected to 1.5V. There i...

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40k Army Display Board

Tomislav Petrović, 20th July 2021

The display base is made to order and is intentionally left unfinished (static grass and plants are missing) at the request of the customer - he wants to glue it himself.

The work on the board itself was pretty straight forward and wasn’t much different from this. There were a few little things the custom…... this really sounds sterile ... that Konti demanded:
- to fit in the suitcase .... check
- not too high .... check
- that there is a resin water feature.... check
- to have the simplest corner moldings .... check

Anyway:
- cut the OSB board to the required dimension Ž
- cut the plywood board to the same dimension as the OSB board
- connected them with a screwdriver and sanded to get that the edges of both plates to match perfectly
- coated both sides of the OSB board with wallpaper (the OSB board is quite uneven and inconspicuous even when painted - otherwise I don't use them for this kind of work, but since the moldings dictated the thickness of the b...

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DISPLAY BASE FOR CHAOS ARMY

Tomislav Petrović, 20th July 2021

Since my brother went to Krems this year (editor's note: 2005) for the second time for the Austrian Championship, and the display base is one of the conditions for the community there to participate in the tournament, here's how I put in the effort and made one.

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To clarify one thing, display bases (hereinafter DB) that are made in such a way that a certain surface is flocked, painted, maybe some extra features, and the figures are placed on it is for me a halfassed solution - in short, a lot of work for something that looks average. I consider a DB to be da bomb when each unit or individual figure has its own slot in which it is placed so that the surface of the base of the figure is flush with the surface of the DB.

Dissatisfied with the fact that the DB created in this way is useful while the list for which it was made is current, I decided to make a display base that will be applicable to each list (at least its main part), and only the surface will change - whe...

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Converting an old school Dwarf Thane

Tomislav Petrović, 20th July 2021

The first guy I made - Dwarf Thane. The recipe is as follows:
-1x white dwarf classic & collectors edition
-1x chaos marauder shield
-20 cm of wire - half a square mm

Since Thane in my army list carries a great weapon as well as hand weapon and shield I wanted to add a shield to his back because of wysiwyg.

A few years ago (editor’s note: 20 years now, give or take), a totally epic dwarf army came out in the WD with chaos marauder shields on its back -> idea.

I chose the shattered shield because I liked the idea that a veteran like Thane had equipment that was an indicator of his battles and exploits.

I removed the spike from the middle of the shield (too Chaos-like), made a ball of GS, left it for 24 hours to achieve full cohesion and then cut it in half and glued half in place of the spike.

To make the model look as realistic as possible, I didn't just want to stick a shield on his back, but I decided to make a rope that would hold it in place. First o...

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