Poll: Comp IX: Votes
BlueMeander - Unicorn Paradise
1 7.14%
djmothra - Dwarven Mine Base
3 21.43%
ableman33 - Pyramid Power
8 57.14%
Extraevildave - Old Billboards
2 14.29%
Total 14 vote(s) 100%
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Voting is Open Until Tuesday, June 28th!

Please post your final entries to the "Anything Goes!" in this thread.

Be sure to give yourself enough time before the close of the competition in case there are any issues posting. This thread will be LOCKED at the end of the day, Tuesday, June 21st. (Ended)

Final entries should be entered with photos that are large, crisp, and well lit. Members will be allowed a maximum of 5 photos per entry. Competition submissions also require a brief description of the materials used, completed size, intended final purpose and a link to your WIP thread.

Observers are encouraged to give comments & critiques in the user's WIP thread in an effort to keep this thread organized with submissions only. Voting will be open for 5 days after the entry deadline. Good luck!
Okay, so here's my thing. It's around 10 'stupid Yankee American nonsense measurement' inches and has no purpose other than to sit around and collect dust unless someone wants to come over with their miniatures and have a battle take place in what is clearly some rainbow armpit of Ponyville.

In terms of materials, it's a foam base with lots of polymer clay candies with silicone sand 'sugar' coatings, recycled plastic felt shavings as cotton candy, and a millinery sprig tree with extra glitter added on. The teacups are sculpted of polymer clay with tiny filter paper and string teabags with tea colored resin and polyclay cane lemon slice, while the vines use white paper coated wire, 'gumdrop' polymer clay and sand leaves, and strawberry polymer clay cane slices. The turfing materials are snow flock stuff as well as colored nail art flocking. Along with the nail art theme, I also accomplished the rainbow water effect by using manicure foil, nail polish, a little extra glitter for good measure, and resin. And like a zillion pours of resin because it includes a few ponds at descending levels, a spillway, and a glitter encrusted cavern underneath the piece that's almost as large as the land above it. 

The rocky features and frosting texture on the land was created with a delicate striping of polyvinyl acetate and encrusted with the finest Polish metal glitter and sprinkled gently with imported shards of glass. It's topped with indigestable dollops of chewy, gooey silicone polymer.
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No, really though, it's shards of glass. Watch your cheeks.

WIP thread: http://www.terragenesis.uk/showthread.php?tid=771

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Overview of the entire piece.

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Rear view with candy bar that says "Melty" on it.

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Closeup of a rock and candy outcropping with heart shaped hill with frosting grass and candy foliage.

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Overhead shot of the hill that makes up the roof of the cave where the water source starts. Willy Wonka inspired daffodil teacups, gumdrop flowers, and twisted quad color candy sticks act as tall flowers and grass, while the piped silicone and melting chocolate stand for... candy and crap on top of a hill because candy, that's why.

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A closeup of the water and glitter and glass crystal shard cave.

Thanks for taking the time to peek through, and thanks also to everyone who gave me feedback and made comments on the WIP and all the friendly folks on the board here. : )
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"HAPPY ISN'T HOME" Frostgrave Dwarven Miner Base.

WIP Link is here Display Base Diorama

Dimensions & Painting

It's 10.5" long, 5" wide and 4" (and a little bit) high. It has a black primer base and the main rock color was Burnt Sienna followed by a home-made grey.


PVC Foamboard for the bases. Polystyrene covered in newspaper and modelling paste for the Mine entrance. All wooden parts are made from balsa tongue depressors. Split bamboo for the dead grass. The gubbinz are plastic offcuts mainly. The standalone rocks are actual bits of slate that I borrowed from my Schools school yard.
Icicles are hot glue. Crystals are bits of shaped sprue.

Pic of the entire piece put together showing the extra bits and the Miners in their correct locations.

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I have removed the 'extra bits' as well as the minis that sits in the holes.
The frost effect was stippled on using a sponge using Titanium White. The extra colors you can see around the holes are from Crystals on the base of the minis themselves.

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Closer look at the entrance. The glow on the crystals was done with an Airbrush. The small goblin baring his bottom in the roof is from a Mantic Orc sprue.

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Here are the extra bits: I have included a sign - the main name of the piece as well as 2 rocks - just as gap fillers. I have also made 4 actual mini bases for when I get round to increasing the size of my warband in the future.

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A small medley of pics showing details you may not have seen in the main pictures:

Looking out of the mine...A Barrel of beer, some empty bottles and a hammer propped up against the rock face...A Goblin Bottom!...and the Sign.

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This was originally intended to be a display piece only, but on reflection, it'd probably look great with the rest of the Frostgrave scenery that I have made on the table (they all have a similar look to them)

Thanks for looking and good luck everyone Smile
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This pyramid puzzle room measures 10 inches by 10 inches at the base and is 6.5 inches tall.

It is made mostly from plywood, with some thick metal craft foil, printed paper textures, and washi decorative tape for the outer surfaces.

It is intended as a stand alone piece in a D&D campaign, but it has been designed to integrate into a larger pyramid dungeon project.

You can see the WIP thread here: Pyramid Power

This piece of terrain is actually a mechanical/electrical puzzle.

Once the gilded roof (which is secured in place by hidden magnets) is removed, a room is revealed containing four statues surrounding a central sarcophagus.  The statues are initially facing away from the sarcophagus.

Adjacent to each statue is a colored symbol, with a fifth symbol on one of the walls. These five symbols represent the five parts of the ancient Egyptian soul and have been matched up with the five elements of the Oriental-style campaign this piece is a part of. These same symbols and matching elemental colors can be seen on the gilded roof panels, with the fifth sheut/void element being hinted at through the dark base on the outside.

In order to solve the puzzle, the four statues must be turned to face the central sarcophagus. When each statue is fully turned into the proper position, the symbol next to it lights up. Only once all four statues have been turned can the sarcophagus be turned toward the fifth symbol. As the sarcophagus turns, the central stepped platform rolls aside and reveals a secret passage.

"Those who would enter must face death with all their soul."

To create this puzzle, I used a combination of LEGO Technic gears and gear track pieces, magnets, holiday lights, and batteries.  Magnets hold gear track locking pins in the closed and open positions until the gears attached to the base of each statue force them to move. Turning a statue fully closes a magnetic switch that completes a circuit and lights the appropriate symbol.

I chose to use wood and other durable materials for this project both to increase its lifespan and because of all the manipulation required during construction as pieces were repeatedly assembled, disassembled, and reassembled.

This was my first time working with LEGO pieces, electrical circuits, or moveable terrain elements. I learned a great deal and look forward to applying what I learned to future projects. Smile

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A damaged and badly weathered Chrysler billboard (modified from a real 1960 billboard advert).

   My entry for this competition is an old billboard stand with changeable advertising hoardings so it looks different from game to game and can be used in multiple settings (as long as it's in a desert).

  The basic framework is made from balsa wood that has been scored, scratched and slightly battered and given an aged wood appearance by painting it with an iron and vinegar solution.  Built into the outermost supports are a couple of magnets that hold the assorted advertisements in place.

  The base is a piece of 3mm MDF.  It was beveled at the edges and covered in a mixture of fine sand and kitty litter that was then painted ochre, given a wash of sandstone and drybrushed with a lighter shade of sandstone.  The cacti are from Pegasus Hobbies, the grass tufts are from Mini-Natur and Warlord Games, the dried out bush is made from a bit of moss I found.  The flowering plants were made from some kind of decorative florist product and 4 Ground White Blossom flock.  The assorted litter is made from 2mm plastic tubing painted as rusty cans, some stained paper and some fictional cigarette packs (Blue Sun and Unlucky Strike), printed on a double layer of 200 GSM card.

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Plants and litter

  The assorted advertisements are a combination of images of real billboard advertisements mostly from the late 1950s up to 1962 (for use in a Cuban Missile War post-apocalyptic setting), some fictional pop culture corporate adverts found on the net and finally some I created in a burst of deranged creativity.  Modification and original creations were done using a combination of GIMP 2, Microsoft Paint and Microsoft Word.  Once printed out they were cut to size and had bits of paperclip glued on the back so they would stick to the magnets in the framework.

   The basic design is 110mm wide, 90mm deep and 95mm tall, although the height may vary depending on what advertisement is attached.

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An assortment of dystopian corporation billboards, both modified and original creations.

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More weathered billboards, some with graffiti.

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Even more weathered and modified billboards.

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