Soooo....Whatcha up to Bruce?

Bruce Hirst
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December 3rd, 2017, 6:10 pm #11

At the moment I have four projects ongoing and I advance on certain ones depending on what kinds of problems I can solve.

I will do the sci-fi idea eventually but I want to do it right. It won't be for everyone but it's still a project I've wanted to do for a long time. It's a 1/285 scale (6mm) star fortress which could be used to make the surface of the death star. This is also the same scale as Battletech figures. Individual blocks are actually full buildings in this scale. The trick is to find the shapes and method of building to make them all work together. It will probably have to go through three phases of building, remaking the blocks and rebuilding again to get the look that I want. This is a project I enjoy taking my time on, so maybe sometime next year I'll finish it.

I'm also working on ideas to expand the brick lines.

However, the current project is to make a Gloomhaven board using the existing molds and maybe adding one new mold. Bum Kim posted a Youtube video on a board that he had made which has given me a lot of good ideas, but I am altering his approach just a little. I'm hoping to have this project finished by mid January when most folks will finally get their second edition printing of the board game in the mail.

Finally, I also intend to add another hex mold if I can figure out how to sculpt the grass. I don't want to just make a bristle texture but instead put some detail into it. I already have dirt and rock hexes for half of the mold (1.5" size) and the other half will be grass once I figure out how to sculpt it.

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Bruce Hirst
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December 3rd, 2017, 7:20 pm #12

Thanks for the feedback ūüĎć

I hope the sewer brick mold and some of the ideas discussed here will still be in the pipeline.
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Marell le Fou
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December 4th, 2017, 3:00 am #13

Nice informations for the 6mm Building mold(s). Its Games Workshop Epic's scale too. I will post the information in the Epic forum.

As for the rest, it's nice to see you're interested in finding a way to have grass. Like the idea. It will open possibilities.
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December 25th, 2017, 6:39 pm #14

Bruce Hirst wrote: Finally, I also intend to add another hex mold if I can figure out how to sculpt the grass. I don't want to just make a bristle texture but instead put some detail into it. I already have dirt and rock hexes for half of the mold (1.5" size) and the other half will be grass once I figure out how to sculpt it.

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Bruce Hirst
If you could figure out an outdoor grass mold, that would be amazing. I wouldn't necessarily be interested in a hex one, but a square one would be pretty amazing. (But I would use the hexes if that's all there were. I'm not 100% picky.)
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January 31st, 2018, 5:55 pm #15

ok..I'm reviving my own thread. Looks like back in December you mentioned Gloomhaven stuff. The Gloomhaven stuff has now been produced. (and looks GORGEOUS by the way) So what's next on the docket? Inquiring minds STILL want to know!! :) :)
"inside me is a thin woman, screaming to get out. but i can usually shut the b*tch up with chocolate!"

Molds: #40, #50, #59, #260, #274, #303
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January 31st, 2018, 6:55 pm #16

Clovesy wrote: ok..I'm reviving my own thread. Looks like back in December you mentioned Gloomhaven stuff. The Gloomhaven stuff has now been produced. (and looks GORGEOUS by the way) So what's next on the docket? Inquiring minds STILL want to know!! :) :)
smart money is on that small scale star fortress project hes mentioned a couple times.  

and then there's those brick accessory molds, brick sewer molds... bet he gets to those after the star fortress.   if i could pray to the silicone mold gods for him to do the brick lines first, i would... but i've learned a fair deal of patience in casting with his molds which i will now apply towards waiting for additions to the brick line.  I am at 40 resin pulls with no degradation, so ill continue my experiments in just how far i can get with Resin until he drops new molds.  
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Bruce Hirst
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February 1st, 2018, 5:13 am #17

Yes, I'll probably spend some time working out ideas for the star fortress - until I run into dead ends. But I really want to make some progress on this.

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Bruce Hirst
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Marell le Fou
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February 5th, 2018, 10:07 pm #18

Any hope to see that pre-columbian aztech looking range one day ? We had discussed it last year and you seem interested. No hurry, of course, but just to know if the idea rings a bell.
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