Secret Weapon - Mines

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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by ForestZ » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:23 pm

I just got my sets yesterday. Overall, I think I'm spoiled by Dwarven Forge. The tolerances on these are not very tight (ie. builds tend to start getting out of alignment due to pieces not being accurately dimensioned), and some pieces are practically useless (Mine Walls set large outside curve does not remotely mesh with the curved mine track and I'm not sure heat bending will fix it.) I ended up getting 2 core sets, since they seemed like a steal at $75, but I think I'm going to keep the second one (which is actually 2 starter boxes) sealed for now and perhaps try to sell them off once I see what DF KSVI offers and see how much the boxes are going to retail for.

I think they'll be fine for a nice change of scenery in small sections off the DF style caverns, but I can't say they're my favorite thing ever.

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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by Rabbit Burner » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:55 am

Very nice work Sir William,

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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by zenako » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 pm

I am sure the folks at SW would be intrigued by your modifications. I put them together with a base color coat for the wood and stone parts so far and was thinking about what else I could do with them, and you have certainly fed the idea mill.

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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by dice4hire » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:51 pm

I am looking forward to getting my copies of those.
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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:13 am

Those are nice pieces! Can’t wait to see them painted and in a build. They look like they will play fairly well with DF.

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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by William » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:01 am

Thanks everyone. That 'T' works O.K., but could lock a little better. Plus, in a floor it would be slightly off center due to the floor tiles. I have 1x1's, but the way it's shown in the picture would require 1/2x1 tiles... not doing there.

I love doing this kind of stuff, but I just can't seem to keep things the way they were sent to me.
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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by Oldent » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:33 am

The T shaped part is my favorite. Some very good ideas!
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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by GardenDM » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:53 pm

Fantastic work!

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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by William » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:16 pm

O.K. a few more... ;)

How I cut them, it was very easy with those sheet metal cutters.
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Here I added a few pieces of cavern dwarvenite from earlier dismemberments, plus some GS added.
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Finally a base coat of paint.
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Another thing I wanted these to do is be fairly modular, so none of my plank foot beds are glued in place. The planks are glued to the beams, but those are separate from the rock bases. I might as well do a few of them because they only fit on certain bases anyway, but as of now the frames just sit on the rock.

Here is another few pictures of the specialty piece in action.
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Last group is of one of the straight walkways I cut in half to do a few different things with.
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And another fun shot.
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Re: Secret Weapon - Mines

Post by Vegomatic » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:46 pm

Most impressive!

More, please!!!

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