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25th
Oct 2018
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Oct 25 2018 00:24
I really need to sort my bits out at some point
I have like 4 craft boxes full of them from tau, SM, DE, Necrons, Sylvaneth, Daemons, some Orruks, Admech, I think that's it?
Very happy
I just want a Harlon nayl, patience kys, and kara swole now
Unfortunately I don’t think they’ll ever be made
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 25 2018 04:22
nice, those the discontinued ArtelW ones?
@alphalas
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 25 2018 04:27
also @FarseerVeraenthis mine take two drawers of a large legal-size hanging cabinet
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 25 2018 04:38
but then I keep most things on frames if there are sufficient bits so I know what kit/frame it is if I need multiple
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 07:45
I have a really useful box, I think it's the 18 ltr one, with two inserts that contains most of my unbuilt stuff, then I have some retail boxes - Falcon, triumvirate, wraithknight, land raider - and then my bits boxes for some of the unbuilt models... Tbh, it's not as much as some, but I just paint really slowly...!!
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 25 2018 09:55
does @tag8833 live? or will one of us have to pick up orks
I should have the time to do it provided I can get the epub asap
but will probably need some help combing through the thing for changes with how much will be different
I’m expecting DE level silliness and beyond, but at least the spiky elves prepped me for where to look
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Oct 25 2018 10:13
I haven't see him for ages and have been picking up Orks issues. I was going to offer, but if you're good to do it, I can concentrate on Commanders for KT.
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Oct 25 2018 10:19
i've seen him active elsewhere. maybe worth pinging him on a different platform, in case he has notifications for here turned off?
Troy Graber
@tag8833
Oct 25 2018 15:26
I'm still here
I'll take care of Orks as soon as I get a copy of the new rules, unless someone else really wants to do it.
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 25 2018 16:33
better to keep it in the same hands I think
I’ll help where I can finding changes
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Oct 25 2018 19:14
so... I got fed up with those foam boxes that are expensive and useless. I looked after magna racks and found them to be.. a wee bit costly. 170 pounds and the like.
So I started to build one myself... Obviously WIP, I'm waiting for delivery on the pre-cut steel sheet which's gonna get glued to the wood under the handles.
Some laquer and some airbrushing and I might even stencil somehting onto it.
thats 2x 290x400mm of room for miniatures up to easy dragoon height.
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plus it stores dice, codexes and rulebook below the lowest plate
about 3-4€ material cost per plate.. so all in all 10€ with the box (plus magnets)
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 19:20
perfect!!
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 25 2018 19:20
@Thairne can you take a shot of how you’re attaching the handles and supports? I might have to steal this idea
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 19:20
I have been thinking about something similar, but currently I'm finding metal bicuit tins are doing a pretty excellent job
although, I am planning on using the metal sheet AS the base, since then you gain the thickness of the wood in "head height" (and I have an air joggler, which will stiffen sheets of metal in a jiffy :smile: )
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Oct 25 2018 19:24

@WindstormSCR sure, its pretty easy though, all craft store supplies
the supports are simple angles, screwed into the wood.
The handles are the same, they come with 2 screws. Just drilled 2 holes, screw the screws, done.

I'm just not sure yet what glue to use to affix he steel sheets yet... probably hot glue, and the handles will press down the sheets as well later on

what the hell is an "air joggler"?
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it basically puts a step around the edge of a piece of metal
they are used when doing car body repair to allow two pieces of metal to sit flush together so you can weld then and not need too many tons of filler to cover the join
so, the flange of one bit of metal sits behind the other up to the step created by the tool
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Oct 25 2018 19:31
I see
Yeah, with 0.5mm of thickness I felt safer to attach it to something :P Plus these boxes get up to 33cm in height, so thats a plate and a knight on top... fits 4-5 knights easily and if that isnt enough room - these boxes stack :D
you also can just pick a higher box ;P
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 19:32
I see...!! they are a lot bigger in real life then!!
urgh, that URL is horrible...
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Oct 25 2018 19:33
I just went to a craft store and let them cut a few sheets of plywood to the inside measurements of a box of my choosing
you can go as nuts as you want, from tiny to admech worthy :P
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 19:33
perfect
Yeah, the tallest model in my collection is currently my drop pod
but obviously it will eventually be my wriathknight (shortly before hell freezes over... :wink: )
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Oct 25 2018 19:43
just make sure to get a big box xD
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 20:00
uhuh, I have hearde they are a little on the tall side...
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Oct 25 2018 20:12
8,5" in retarded :P
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 20:15
well, that's nearly as long as my.............
9" rule...? :tongue:
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Oct 25 2018 20:19
Dude. Never go full slaneesh :P
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 20:25
heheheheee!!
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 21:15
whoosh... good progress... just finished painting a load of gold on my DW marines
I hate strongly dislike batch painting, but it definitely gets the job done
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Oct 25 2018 21:16
if I batch paint, the result SUCKS
so I dont...
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 21:21
uhuh
I find it harder to concentrate, but I joined a "pledge, paint, or pay" group on Facebook, and now I've pledge I just need to get the rascals done
also, I need them for a tournament too so.... as @CrusherJoe has previously mentioned, tournaments should really be attended by well painted armies because #hobby
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Oct 25 2018 21:26
Agreed 100%
But that's just me
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 21:31
well, they won't be totally finished and polished, but my army is now very nearly "3-colours with a little detail", and I have a month to go
so, once they are acceptable for a "basic" level of painting I'll start polishing them as much as I can before the torunament
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Oct 25 2018 21:32
That's what's up
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 21:33
the hilarious thing is, it is only a 1k tournament, and I have about 1k's worth of beautifully painted dudes - but it wouldn't be a competitive army
all helps towards the target of getting all my Deathwatch to "Gaming Standard" by the end of the year
I need me one of these for bits
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Oct 25 2018 22:27
yeah, that... a lot of different bits...