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    Here are some houses I made, finished this morning:





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    Wow. Seriously nice work. This is a personal aesthetic opinion, so please take it with a grain of salt. I think they would look 100 times better if you squared off the ends on all of the shingles like you did on the last one. The rounded ones really do scream "popsicle stick" to me. But still some fantastic work there bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greywolf View Post
    Wow. Seriously nice work. This is a personal aesthetic opinion, so please take it with a grain of salt. I think they would look 100 times better if you squared off the ends on all of the shingles like you did on the last one. The rounded ones really do scream "popsicle stick" to me. But still some fantastic work there bud.
    I agree. If you don't want to square them off completely, just cut a little bit off the end to make it look like it comes to a tapered, trapezoidal end.

    But they are gorgeous houses. I especially like the last one. It has character.
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    Nicely done!

    I'll agree that the "popsicle stick"-yness is present, but less so in houses 2 and 3. House 1 needs something else in order to avoid it.

    Beautifully painted buildings, though! (And I, too, love the character the third one has.)
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    Thanks! Yep, I know the popsicle problem, didn't realize it would look so bad when I did them.
    Actually I started with the 3:rd house and made the other two between waiting for the glue to dry on the first. The smaller ones are really fast models to build, and my initial plan is to make a few more bigger houses, bigger than #3, and maybe smack up a few smaller on the go as well.

    And from now on, no more round edges... I promise!
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    Very cool stuff like everyone else has said. The 3rd one is really fun, the wheel is wacky and very eye catching. It's uniquely IK if you ask me.

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    Any chance of seeing a materials list?
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    Nice to hear!

    Material list;
    A billion popsickle sticks
    Several different strips and rods of wood
    A "waterwheel" from an old railway model
    A few windows from the same model
    The Clock from Mageknight dungeons artifact expansion
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    Plywood
    A textured sheet of foamboard for the brick walls (you can find these at model train shops)
    And a gallon of superglue + white glue to hold it all together..
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    Again, as everyone has said, nice work! I like that you put the water wheel in a non-traditional position, very cool. I'm looking to do something like you second house soon, what colors did you use to paint it, I really like how it turned out.

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    Thanks!

    Well, the color I use for things this size are only large cheap bottles of hobby acrylics, and I am afraid they are swedish brands all of them this time, and to get it worse for you, none of the colors is straight from the bottle but mixed up between 2-4 different colors on the palette. Can't hellp you there, sorry.
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    Nice. Brilliant use of the pop sickles.

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    Awesome work and interesting blog!

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    Thank you!
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    Very nice details, especially on the third one.

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    Yay! Always nice to be linked.
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    Well holy cow. I followed from the Penny-Arcade link and my jaw just dropped. I normally hang out in the minis and modeling, and now you make me kick myself for never coming to terrain and tables! These guys look good! Now I just need somewhere to put them once I steal your ideas and build them for my own.
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    Thanks! But you have to stop.. Your encouragement stops me from painting my minis and I just end up with more and more terrain projects!
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    Pretty cool houses. I really like the last one.

    I have to agree with some of the other comments though... the rounded edges really do have that "popsicle stick" look.

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    I love the Iron Kingdoms feel of the last one. I keep saying our store table is too generic and needs that steampunk feel, and something like that would be perfect.

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    Yeah, I really like the gobberish "what the heck does that do" aesthetic that the last one has.
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    Haha, thanks!
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    Okay saying two things. First off awesome pieces. I'm not sure if I'd use em for warmachines, but I would love a couple of pieces like this for Malifaux. That game gives you some awesome battlefield locations and a few things like this would make the table look and feel so awesome.
    Second I'd like to point out that you have almost twice as many views on this thread as a 5 month old thread in a week. Yay Penny-Arcade bump! :P

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    Thanks! But why not use them in Warmachine? I'm quite sure that people live somewhere in the Iron Kingdoms too.

    Haha, nice to hear, but I'll have to work hard to have my upcoming larger houses get the same attention.
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    I like the 3 rd building. The "Water Wheel" makes it to a unique building. Resin models are always OK, this justs Mixes up the terrain. Some produced models and some custom buildings make a great game table.

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