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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/14 03:41:10


Post by: btoliver311


Welcome to the Hive Sector EPG-13 (east primary gate) WIP.

Planet: not yet classified
Hive City name: not yet classified
Progress: 40-45%
Size: 8 x 8 foot



Beginning -

My friend and I just got started on a large 6x8' cities of death table. We have mostly just gotten the pink a blue foam levels down. I have been saving up a lot of scenery over the years and we have some pretty cool stuff to work with. The table will have a lot of elevated roads, 7-8 large buildings, a fortress wall with gate, multiple levels, a canal down the middle, a large courtyard, bridges, a large bastion connected to the city wall, a manufactorum, two landing pads and a large cathedral as the focal point.

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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/14 11:50:36


Post by: ghostmaker


Can't wait to see the much more!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/14 16:17:02


Post by: btoliver311


Here are some pictures of the first building. These are all old forge world destroyed buildings they don't sell anymore. We really don't wont a lot of destroyed buildings so we decided to put them all into one. You'll see we had to shave down the foam some to make them level with each other and also began carving the foam to match the brick floor pattern. hoping to add some stairs and other pillars soon


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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/14 16:27:37


Post by: btoliver311


the other sides

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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/27 21:01:41


Post by: btoliver311


did a little more work on the roads and arches. Pretty slow moving project

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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/27 21:03:35


Post by: btoliver311


and a closer look at some of the WIP tunnels

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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/28 01:59:57


Post by: TheEldanariPrince


Cool, always wanted a board like this. Will be following.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/28 02:23:57


Post by: Chaos Legionnaire


This is going to be amazing.

I will be following this with great interest.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/02/28 09:47:23


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Wow this is awesome!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/01 02:44:31


Post by: kestral


Solidly awesome. Hope you've given some thought to being able to reach everything. : ) Where are the arches from?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/01 03:39:55


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Very impressive so far! This is a super ambitious project and one most of us dream about. I can't wait to watch the progress.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/01 04:31:31


Post by: btoliver311


Very poor plaster casts of the shrine of the Aquila windows

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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/01 06:58:26


Post by: evildrcheese


Cool plog.

The tunnels look wicked.

EDC


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/01 08:05:25


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Great job with those arches, creative use of the Shrine of the Aquilla.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/01 08:37:07


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I really like that elevated roadway! And the plaster copies of stuff is smart. Watching this thread from now on. Keep up the good work.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/03 23:25:31


Post by: Sgt_Smudge


Agreed as above: looks great so far, and I'll be seeing how this develops!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/04 05:26:09


Post by: Shrapnelsmile


Yes, looks good thus far. Following


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/04 05:37:20


Post by: amazingturtles


Tunnels! Tunnels are the best thing and you have done them wonderfully here. I... really like tunnels on boards like this, you don't see them too often.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/12 14:21:43


Post by: btoliver311


We did some work on the cathedral towers using pink foam and the back side of the shrine of the aquila panels. Also decided to raise the hill it will be sitting on to give it a slightly higher base than the raised roads.


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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/15 18:38:14


Post by: btoliver311


Also tried carving stairs. They don't look so great. I think we are going to have to apply plaster to most of the items we are carving out of pink foam. I don't know how everyone else get such good results just using the foam


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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/15 18:54:54


Post by: Desubot


I like where this is going.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/17 22:25:29


Post by: btoliver311


Games Workshop just release a new game called shadow war Armageddon with just the terrain I was needing for a factory and maybe some bridges between buildings too



https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/03/15/war-returns-to-armageddon/

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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/18 10:43:12


Post by: Fifty


 btoliver311 wrote:
Also tried carving stairs. They don't look so great. I think we are going to have to apply plaster to most of the items we are carving out of pink foam. I don't know how everyone else get such good results just using the foam


Are you using a knife or a hot knife/wire cutter.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/18 21:21:42


Post by: Samsonov


Very nice. Just in time for Shadow War.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/19 14:18:55


Post by: btoliver311


Fifty, my more skilled carving partner on this project used a razor at first for the steps then moved to a dermal with a cutting tool. We used a hot styrofoam knife on some parts of this but I don't think it's very easy to manage or city straight with


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/19 14:48:00


Post by: Mad Monk's Mekshop


Brilliant! This is looking like it's going to be a dream to play on! What about added ambitiousness and creating a removable bridge across the canal which can be destroyed by a squad for example if they have a melta bomb (or equivalent)?

Will be monitoring this thread...


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/19 15:20:34


Post by: btoliver311


Great idea! We really don't know how we are going to make the two bridges across the canal yet. Original one was supposed to be destroyed but I don't know now. Trying to convince my building partner that we should add a third table in between the existing two and make the canal a river


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/19 17:00:31


Post by: steam


wow, that is shaping up good! Will be following this!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/26 15:03:03


Post by: btoliver311


We started work on the imperial bastion and city wall last night. Mostly just foam core right now to get the frame strong enough to hold the weight. We will add all of the plastic and plaster details later. The building will have three levels including a motor pool basement, barracks on the middle floor and a two story command center as the top interior level. Tower will provide troops direct access to city wall and has a Aquila strong point with canon as the top/roof.


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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/28 05:14:28


Post by: btoliver311


Ok I may have just purchased all of the Hirst arts molds needed to make the cargo bay interior in the image below. These should help with the details needed for our future hanger project and the bastion interiors above.

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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/28 05:53:38


Post by: evildrcheese


So many cool terrain bits!

EDC


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/03/28 12:02:00


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Good God this is ambitious I love it!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/02 15:23:35


Post by: btoliver311


Not much progress this weekend. Only foamcore work on the city wall and supports for the roads.



Some idea of how the roads will look on this side of the canal



And a little layout work for the bastion




Oh and we got a huge box from forge world. What could it be?


The MARINE CASTELLUM STRONGHOLD. Which we are hoping to use as part of the landing port. Unfortunately it's really big and hard to incorporate. Might need to cut it down some



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/12 03:15:26


Post by: btoliver311


I win. The canal is now a river! Also spent most of this weekend reinforcing the tables themselves. The particle board was curving way too much on the sides



And also a silly picture of my siege tower attacking the city wall



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/12 05:54:12


Post by: evildrcheese


So oooo epic!

I love the siege tower , it may be a silly picture for fun but those moments give lots of scope for great narrative hooks.

EDC


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/12 09:16:25


Post by: Ynneadwraith


That siege tower is kickass! Really hammers home the techno-medieval theme of 40k


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/16 06:07:56


Post by: btoliver311


Made it pretty far on another building today

From the front:


Work in progress:


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/16 19:43:18


Post by: CommissarKhaine


That's ... pretty impressive, I must say. Loving the relief in the terrain and all the cool buildings!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/17 23:37:58


Post by: btoliver311


My project partner also chopped up the CASTELLUM STRONGHOLD and got it to fit in under the road. Eventually this will have two tall sky shield landing pads above it with an elevator down.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/18 12:59:47


Post by: Redemption


Very ambitious project! How does all that plaster and foamboard work for durability though?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/18 14:36:14


Post by: btoliver311


Hey Redemption,

I think you are like the 4th person to call our project "ambitious" which is concerning .

In regards to the stryafoam, it's mostly just a base structure and very well reinforced. The dental plaster is also very strong, though we've had some issues with really thin pieces breaking when we are grinding or sanding them to fit. Your question is making me consider the risks of the large flat surface (like roads and courtyards) areas that were supposed to get covered in plaster. Those could have a higher probability of cracking. I'll need to look into that some more

Thx


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/19 07:15:12


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Will there be drainage pipes? Like huge ones, for hiding baneblades, and small ones, for taking naps? Ipoh, don't forget a statue of me! And a marble palace! Make it happen, please!

Ember


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/19 12:31:17


Post by: nwns


Love it, excellent work


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/19 22:00:33


Post by: btoliver311


Ok, my wife is going to kill me once she see my recent credit card activity. Just purchased the realm of battler: sector imperialism from games workshop.

The plan is to cut the road sections out and use them on our raised roads then use the rest of the materials for floors and some wall facades
Hopefully that eagle can work as a front gate but I fear it's too big



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/19 22:28:09


Post by: Stevefamine


and I thought my city board was insane

Keep it up man! Looks like it will be right out of a White Dwarf!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/21 07:13:34


Post by: nwns


More pics


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/21 11:10:51


Post by: Luvvo


Beyond epic!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/23 05:40:18


Post by: btoliver311


Just got our order in from Zen Terrain

Not a huge fan of laser-cut stuff because it still looks really flat once painted but some pieces here and there help. This is one of a few companies we are trying out. The walkway already looks really good and I'm even more excited for the command table that we are going to light from underneath with LEDs

http://www.zenterrain.com







Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/25 14:11:55


Post by: btoliver311


Started work on completing the cathedral. Doesn't look like much we actually did a ton of work. All of the Pegasus hobby pieces had to be ground down to fit, the base had to be reinforced because the foam wasn't strong enough, level everything, made new stronger pillars out of wood trim and still there is tones of grinding and glueing to go.





Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/25 14:14:40


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Do you intend to put any interior walls in your large ruined building? Or a stairwell to suggest there's a way up to that level from the floors below?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/25 14:57:08


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


THIS is awesome. You could (If you wanted) attempts to build a ZM-esque lower floor to the cathedral, with vaulted ceilings and reliquaries, maybe descending into dirt walled catacombs that have been there since before the Imperium came...


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/25 16:18:07


Post by: btoliver311


@emberlord and @warboss

Yes and yes. There is an approximate 1' cubic area under the cathedral that will have caticomes, shrines, graves, stairs, etc. kind of like raiders of the lost arc I guess. In regards to the destroyed building, you're right we should have added stairs there as well but that might be too late. I think we may fake it with some doors. There will be a large staircase going down to the lower level right outside it though


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/27 01:30:23


Post by: btoliver311


Here is a pretty poor pictures of the space below the cathedral to at least show the area you're talking about



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/27 02:35:50


Post by: Romeo Blue


Subbed, I love massive projects like this. Do you have any drawings or plans on what it will look like when it's complete?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/27 07:06:29


Post by: schoon


Very cool project! Thanks for all the progress shots. Inspiring!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/27 12:47:45


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Dude, if this wasn't in the states I'd totally come down for a game. Sadly, I'm in Europe.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/29 16:23:27


Post by: btoliver311


Removed


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/04/30 15:53:07


Post by: btoliver311


Here are some shots on the beginning of the very very long paver project. These will be used for the floor in the catacombs as well as all the outside lover level walking paths and courtyards. They are cut from the cardboard that's found on the back of notebooks, glued down with wood glue and will have sand spread between the cracks to represent mortar. Idea taken from :

https://robhawkinshobby.blogspot.com/2014/07/terrain-tutorial-flagstone-streets.html?m=1



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/01 18:14:54


Post by: bbb


Wow, quite the project!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/01 18:22:51


Post by: Desubot


My god all that plastic and fw resin

my wallet quivers.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/07 23:23:02


Post by: btoliver311


Making and using molds is messy work.

Tried a new mold product that is a brush on. Was supposed to help increase the amount coverage, instead just took 4 times as long, made a mess and then eventually ripped on the final mold.

Here's the slime project pics








Here are the two molds that worked. Not bad casts though.



The first road wasn't so good. Used a release agent on the second and it was much better



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/08 05:31:29


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


That honestly doesn't look too bad. I might have to try it...


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/08 16:29:42


Post by: btoliver311


Kerkee (the other mad scientist) also got some work done on the cathedral ceiling while I played with the molds



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/12 02:45:53


Post by: btoliver311


Everyday...



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/12 14:09:30


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Wow. I really can't wait to see the finished board, but I still think it needs drainage pipes.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/12 14:31:38


Post by: Stevefamine


 EmberlordofFire8 wrote:
Wow. I really can't wait to see the finished board, but I still think it needs drainage pipes.


A sprinkle of pipes wouldn't hurt!

 Desubot wrote:
My god all that plastic and fw resin

my wallet quivers.


I spent around the 600-700 euro area on my resin table and it's barely a 4x5


This keeps getting better! Keep it up!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/14 00:16:34


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Great work casting!

However. That cathedral. Just absolutely stunning it's actually got the majesty and scale to fit the 40k universe perfectly


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/14 05:12:34


Post by: btoliver311


thanks guys!

Remember, safety first



And here are all the pieces from the realm of battle we have to find homes for



And the imperial eagles may end up in the bastion or front



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/14 05:30:41


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


This is sooo cool.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/14 07:55:14


Post by: Illumini


Ambitious project! This is going to be really great when it is finished (in 2025?)


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/14 15:29:20


Post by: btoliver311


Well if it's anything else like an of my other projects (2 major house remodels) it will probably take 12 months to the day. So yes, Jan 2018 most likely

It's hard when you have a perfectionist as a partner but he does good work






Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/14 15:33:27


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I think sunday is my new favourite day of the week...

Awesome work (I feel like Ive said that before...), but I feel like those plain walls could use something...


Edit. FOUND IT!



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/14 18:35:42


Post by: btoliver311


Ha emberlord,

We were thinking the same thing



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/15 16:11:26


Post by: Desubot


 btoliver311 wrote:
thanks guys!

Remember, safety first




[Internally screaming]

dont forget your safety squints.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/15 16:18:58


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


 btoliver311 wrote:
Ha emberlord,

We were thinking the same thing





Perfect, but some should be grafiittied over with things like "resists" and GSC icons.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/28 15:32:08


Post by: btoliver311


Had to take last weekend off but got back at it yesterday. This thing might be moving pretty slow but I think we can honestly say our bastion is bigger than yours.




The front door going in. Will still need a header and support pillars



A view from the back. The elevator still needs to be attached and the only room with completed walls is the barracks. The motor pool just has floors and the first level done. Command center walls are in but it still needs a catwalk and more wall sections



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And here's a close up on the sleeping quarters level with the bunks and lockers from spartin games

https://shop.spartangames.co.uk/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode



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Here is the work in progress for the command room walls with plaster casts from hirst arts

http://www.hirstarts.com/dungeon/detail1.html



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/28 16:09:09


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


That is too cool. Is the entire inside accessible?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/28 16:24:39


Post by: btoliver311


Yeah. About half the buildings on the board will be accessible. Including this bastion above, the cathedral shown earlier and the future manufactorum and a senate building

Speaking of the manufactorum, just got this in the mail from terrain for games. Will serve as the top 2 stories of our building



http://terrains4games.com/28mmworldwarii/181-production-hall-28mm-2nd-generation.html


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/29 16:26:06


Post by: Illumini


Very cool interior, love the barraks


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/29 17:12:09


Post by: IGtR=


This is awesome, and the scale of the thing is so damn impressive


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/29 22:55:06


Post by: btoliver311


Started work on the Wearhouse/factory building from Terrains4games. This is how it's supposed to layout




After some cutting, This is how I'm going to use it for the top 4 floors of our manufactorum



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/30 15:42:23


Post by: btoliver311


Good news - found the front door to the manufactorum

Bad news - have to try a cut open the front door to the manufactorum without damaging it



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/30 16:02:40


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I am confident that, even if you do damage the door, it'll come out great. Im seriously jealous.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/30 16:57:58


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I find that with molded doors like that, I often have to buy two pieces. One for cutting out the door (and destroying it in the process) and another for the door itself (and damaging the rest of the piece in the process). Good luck to you.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/31 04:43:30


Post by: btoliver311


Set the factory up on its new base and laid out some tiles to start figuring out placement



And yes I know that's not how you use a level


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/31 05:58:42


Post by: evildrcheese


Sweet work dude. I love the "'turbo bastion'

EDC


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/31 16:51:41


Post by: Illumini


Cool idea with the warehouse, looks like it should be very interesting for gaming that way.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/05/31 17:02:35


Post by: Stevefamine


Yesss! My favorite city blog


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/13 02:59:30


Post by: btoliver311


We both had pretty hard workweeks so we didn't have much energy left for modeling. We basically just got through: sizing down the manufactorum 4" so it wasn't so deep and our alley was still playable, getting the door in, cutting out the FIFTEEN pieces needed for the first floor walls from the realms of battle board and the beginnings of the "smoke stack"?



This shadow war terrain is really cool but I literally need at least 16 more corner walkways. Hope this detail shows up ok in my crappy mold work



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/13 05:55:41


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well, at least that doorway turned out great.

Who am I kidding, the whole thing is awesome! Can you have servitor ports, like in the FW titans, in your manufactorum?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/13 06:44:17


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good dude.gonna be an awesome manufactorum when it's done.

EDC


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/13 14:22:04


Post by: btoliver311


Not sure I know what those are. Can you post a picture?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/13 15:39:41


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Something like this




Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/13 16:46:23


Post by: btoliver311


Cool idea. I'll see what we can do. Might be neat in the bastion too


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/16 04:42:24


Post by: btoliver311


Added some of the interior and exterior facades to the manufactorum





Now to spend another weekend making casts


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/18 23:32:38


Post by: btoliver311


Two of three molds are producing really good resins casts.



Unfortunately one entire mold is ruined. I'm not sure if it was due to the heat (I live in Phoenix, AZ) or if the second mix of silicon I had to pour in last minute wasn't mixed property but parts of the mold never cured. The whole thing had to be trashed



I also like how I'm so lazy I make recast of hirst arts stuff so I don't have to make as many individual pieces




Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/19 06:02:59


Post by: Desubot


Man i really need to do that my self. they don't make ovals or 50mm and i dont want to eat one of those plastic walkways :/

that sucks about the mold


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/19 20:01:37


Post by: btoliver311


Yeah but it takes a lot casts for the math to even workout for these recast. Just make sure you run the numbers before putting in the time


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/19 20:04:13


Post by: Desubot


Oh no. im no stranger to casting

infact i have a mold of that exact wall panel from those necromunda bulk heads



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/19 22:04:31


Post by: btoliver311


Ha, cool. Such a good piece once you get rid of those ladders, cardboard connectors, etc.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/26 04:37:27


Post by: btoliver311


Close to nothing to report. Spending all my time racking my brain about how I'm going to support the to landing pads once they are 20" off the ground. The design is essentially a tall "T" with an elevator up the middle (shadow war octagon. Small two piec as elevator, large 4 piece as surround) and two sky shields on either side at the top. However making this thing strong enough to support those without them having their own pillars is presenting a challenge. I purchased some old erector set pieces off eBay to use as support girders but I'm going to need a lot more if I'm going to go that route and I'm not sure if it's worth the $$$ to find out if they'll work or not.







Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/26 07:09:31


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


These work well as support beams too:



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/26 17:07:34


Post by: btoliver311


Are those evergreens I-beams? I just put in a big order last night to get pieces to cover all the gaps around the manufactorum but didn't get any I beams. I assumed that even 2 or 3 of the 3/8" wouldn't be strong enough to hold the weight of the 12" skyshield with a ship on it


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/06/27 05:17:41


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yep, those are evergreen. You're probably right about the weight,though. I guess if you used 20 or so it could work.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/15 15:40:55


Post by: btoliver311


So I've made some progress but not sure if I want to go through the pain of maintaining the blog anymore. Photobucket just changed their terms of service on everyone to $400 a year for image hosting and dakka's photo upload program inverts all of my photos upside down.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/15 16:42:44


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Upside down pics are better than no pics! Or use imgur from now on... or email the pics to me... PLEASE DONT GIBE THIS UP!!!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/15 23:08:38


Post by: nerdfest09


Try using postimage.org really quick and easy to use :-) I was with PB and now use postimage and it's great!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/16 16:09:43


Post by: btoliver311


Thanks for the post image recommendation nerdfest. It's working great. I already started the process of replacing images one by one.

Also thanks ember for the motivation. Will get new photos up as soon as I'm done updating the old ones


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/16 16:52:33


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Your welcome. Thanks for not mentioning my spelling abilities. GIBE?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/19 17:32:51


Post by: btoliver311


I wanted to try and finish the manufactorum before I posted pics again but I said I was going to post some progress and this thing is taking for ever. So here we are at about 80% pre-paint progress

Full back


Back lower floor (still has to be set on the table and that where the basement floor is already glued down)



Back upperfloor ( any guess what that huge beam going through the middle is?)



Side (still needs railings, more pipes, etc.)



Front




Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/20 01:47:39


Post by: nickelkers


Is that a monorail track?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/20 04:04:11


Post by: btoliver311


Ding ding ding!

The monorail will go across the length of the board. From outside the city wall, through the manufactorum, across the river and to the landing tower.

I think they engine/cab is going to by based off an Arvus lighter.



The I'll copy the wings and make some flat bed cars





Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/20 08:39:44


Post by: Illumini


Awesome monorail! Nice to see this epic project continue. Where did you get those stairs going from the ground floor?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/20 10:52:06


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Wait, you're using an Arvus for your monorail?! Doesn't that thing cost 50$?! I will expect at least 4 more when you get to the spaceport.

Jokes aside, your manufactorum is absolutely awesome. It may very well be the most ambitious and beautiful 40k related thing I have ever seen.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/21 02:22:07


Post by: btoliver311


Kirke also knocked out the cathedral floor. Don't know why we are painting yet but he had an itch. Pretty cool how he did it. He used plexiglas, painted it black on the back, etched it with the dremil and then painted the cracks on the backside.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/21 02:31:24


Post by: Ustrello


Dude this is amazing


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/21 05:50:00


Post by: evildrcheese


That manufactorum is absolutely amazing. Beautiful work.

EDC


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/21 11:47:43


Post by: Theophony


I honestly thought you trimmed down real black and white marble for the tile. Well done.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/21 13:17:58


Post by: Skinflint Games


This is a masterwork in the making, I am SO jealous and SO subbed :-)


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/21 15:08:44


Post by: Kawauso


This is really exciting to watch.

I wish I had the patience for something like this, but I'm having a hard enough time just getting all the terrain for a couple of standard boards to a completed state!

Keep up the fantastic work.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/21 20:26:05


Post by: steam


You know that you are insane? Insanely talented!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/23 22:24:41


Post by: btoliver311


Insane sounds accurate

This is the start of the approximate 3' high x 3' wide landing tower. And I thought the manufactorum was a pain





Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/23 22:49:28


Post by: Grotrebel


This is just awesome!
Keep us posted, and i think i have to steal some of your ideas for my CoD table.

That cathedral floor is pure genius.
Did a similar thing for a battlefleet gothic table but not nearly as good as this.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/26 00:11:34


Post by: btoliver311


#notacarpenter



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/26 21:46:04


Post by: Skinflint Games


#couldhavefooledme ;-)


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/27 05:15:53


Post by: btoliver311


Here's the level layout. Bay (ground level), an elevator stop 10" up at the street level, another small level for the monorail 5" up from there, then the landing platform level, then another 5" and I'll add a small control tower or something


Landing pad level glued onto frame


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/27 21:11:24


Post by: btoliver311


Leave your levels at home please


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/28 06:04:32


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Wow. It just keeps getting better.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/29 15:23:39


Post by: btoliver311




it works. Now to make it look good



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/29 18:22:48


Post by: Ilgoth


Sick! Keep going at it!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/07/29 18:27:59


Post by: Sgt_Smudge


This is going to look insane! Props to you guys!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/01 11:03:07


Post by: Rolsheen


Going to be nightmare to paint it all


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/01 16:24:19


Post by: btoliver311


That's were you all come in



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/01 18:00:37


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Well, if you want to pay for the shipping to Switzerland (happy Swiss independace day,everyone. Yay.) I'd gladly paint the board for you


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/01 18:14:42


Post by: Desubot


Sweet jebus man what a piece.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/02 19:47:18


Post by: btoliver311


Anybody have some good recommendations for railings or stairs that work for 40k?

Was looking at 1/32 plastruct


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/02 19:51:31


Post by: Desubot


 btoliver311 wrote:
Anybody have some good recommendations for railings or stairs that work for 40k?

Was looking at 1/32 plastruct


One quick way is to use wire mesh


from like home depot

Snip in the right spots and you get a lot of cheap railing.

snip it right and you can also make a bunch of ladders.

like this and this


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/02 20:23:52


Post by: btoliver311


Thanks! What about girders? To cover my landing platform frame I was going to need like 420" or $100 worth



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/02 20:26:21


Post by: Desubot


why not MDF girders


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/02 20:40:15


Post by: btoliver311


Yes again! Who made those?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/02 21:08:05


Post by: Desubot


 btoliver311 wrote:
Yes again! Who made those?


Oh darn it was from some ebay post and they no longer sale

sorry bout that

You could get creative with more sheet metal products


stamped metal sheet metal they sell at the home depot.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/03 22:04:26


Post by: btoliver311


In regards to painting I'm try to figure out what colors to use on the manufactorum. Any advice or opinions would be appreciated



Should I make it Mecanicus or tech marine red?



What color should the exhaust stack be? Yellow, white, blue?





Also are there any spray can options for these that would look good?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/03 22:08:54


Post by: Desubot


Automotive grey and black primers would probably be the easiest and cheapest.
Make a TON of black and brown wash (there are tutorials all over)

then pick out some details in silver bronze and copper to add color.

Personally like the neutral white/grey scheme but thats just me.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/04 02:02:23


Post by: btoliver311


White might work but I think I want to save the main white building for the fortress of redemption/senate conversion. Which I hope will look something like these





Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/04 05:49:07


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


There's a list of terrain collie schemes in one of this years WD. I'll see if I can find them.

Edit: What luck! Warhammer Community posted THEM on their site!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/04 05:53:51


Post by: evildrcheese


Awesome work on the landing tower. Awesome idea.

EDC


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/04 15:32:33


Post by: btoliver311


Thanks again emberlord.



Think I'm going to try and get some sort of mechanicus outpost red for the manufactorum. Need to figure out how to incorporate these other color schemes too


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/05 03:55:21


Post by: btoliver311


Anyone know anything about lego motors? I'm using these for the elevator on the landing tower. If it's not too hard I might motorize it. If not these will still make it easy to move up and down



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/05 21:11:56


Post by: Grotrebel


Not really but you can still go for a manual version with some kind of winder.
Don`t know if they have enough power for your task? I just remember the ones i had but maybe the newer ones have more power.
Otherwise there should be plenty alternatives.

That multiple landing plattform is awesome!
If you go for a motorized elevator i expect a lot of LED`s too.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/06 08:45:58


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Yeah newer ones have plenty of power, especially compared to the old ones. I've got a little one powering a little home-made lego car through a 2-speed gearbox and a working differential which is a far amount of gear-related losses.

Could do with two mind you...

Absolutely love the idea though you can get two types I think, little ones which spin fairly quickly and bigger ones which have gear-reduction inside the motor so turn slower with more torque.

Personally, I'd go with the higher speed one and then do external gear reduction. Be cooler to see all of the gears spinning outside of the motor


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/06 09:12:53


Post by: SilverMK2


The marble tiles using plexiglass and painting/scratching the reverse is genius.

Board is looking fantastic; any one of these buildings would be impressive, but all together it isfrankly awesome.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/06 09:59:31


Post by: Silentz


This is one of those threads where you open it, say "wow" and then realise there's six more pages of solid wow to come. A truly spectacular board in the making.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/08 01:29:03


Post by: btoliver311


Arg..

How should these go? I was going to set them at an angle to see more elevator but don't like how much wood frame is showing




Option 2 puts 8 shadow war legs on each level covering things up more but I'm concerned it's too square now




Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/08 02:43:10


Post by: nerdfest09


Obviously it's option 'A' with some added detail to the wooden parts, run cabling and resistors etc down it! :-)


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/08 05:35:14


Post by: btoliver311


It was in front of me the whole time. Like everything f else. I just had to stop being lazy and actually cut stuff.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/09 22:33:29


Post by: btoliver311


I'm having to cover a lot of the tower framing in cereal box cardboard to hide the grain and screws. Now only if I had a modeling partner that was a professional framer by trade to help me out with this mat cutter. What a pain



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/09 22:36:05


Post by: IFC_Casting


I've been following your progress for a while, this is fantastic!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/10 21:39:40


Post by: JeffyP


Same here. Figured it was long past due to jump in and say "awesome job."

Awesome job.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/12 20:39:37


Post by: btoliver311


Thanks guys. It's hard to stay motivated on this stuff. The compliments really help. Here's a short video showing the first attempt moving landing pad elevator up and down


So... uploading videos directly to Dakka doesn't work

Too bad about the video. Hopefully it works on desktop or I find a way to host it.

The question still remains: how do I motorize this thing?



What you're looking at is actually the top where the motors will go. As you can see there will be two gear boxes across from each other. This makes the turning mechanism opposite on each unit. I think I need to find a motor that is small enough to fit in between and turn both at the same time.

The battery pack will probably need to be on the top of the tower



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Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/13 01:28:18


Post by: TheEldanariPrince


This is absolutely incredible. That manufactorum is insane.

I'm lost for words.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/13 03:22:46


Post by: IFC_Casting


Great to see some progress on this.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/13 05:24:16


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I guess you could motorise it like a real elevator, set up some pulleys and winches or something...


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/13 15:48:46


Post by: btoliver311


Sunday fun day




The wings are for the extra mono rail cars, the arches will be for a spillway/smaller bridge, some attempts at stairs and of course the main point for the casts: more support beams for the tower.


Made a little more progress on the tower too




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I'm still waiting on the the structure I believe I'll use on the top for control tower section.

Its another laser cut model. This one I ordered from the eBay store frontier games.

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Watch-Tower-Pack-of-2-28mm-sci-fi-modern-wargame-Infinity-terrain-scenery-/122461192830?hash=item1c8341827e%3Ag%3AhuIAAOSwPe1T90o3&_trkparms=pageci%253A1b59de36-8076-11e7-b168-74dbd180b67d%257Cparentrq%253Addb2601915d0a866dd6fb015ffffff0f%257Ciid%253A6

I plan to use two of just the top sections




Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/14 16:02:44


Post by: btoliver311




YES!

"and most likely Shadow War terrain. The Specialist Games studio do not have the resources to produce terrain solely for Necromund"

NO!!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/14 17:32:04


Post by: Theophony


They've stated it will have ONLY cardstock terrain to keep prices down. But if it's like the original Necromunda then cardstock is great. I'm sitting on 200+ bulkheads and 3-5 sets of the cardstock buildings plus all my stuff I've built over the years.

Will the control tower have flashing LED landing lights? With the monorail right there it could also use some lights in the bottom of the rail too.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/14 18:28:55


Post by: Jpogfreak886


This is an amazing project. I'd say its ambitious, but you are clearly capable of doing it. Best of luck to both of you - most of us would be lucky to play on a board like this.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/16 04:51:31


Post by: btoliver311


Finally made a decision on my sidewalks and balconies. If I start work on some of these road ways I think it would help make the board look like it's made a little more progress. Time to cast and cut





pics were all showing up upside down and sideways again. Had to retake


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/16 10:52:21


Post by: Theophony


Are you using an iPhone or iPad? If so it's the device being held differently and the system autocorrecting them.

Cool street and sidewalk. Is the sidewalk just squares of cork? Or something more elaborate?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/16 16:10:24


Post by: btoliver311


The side walk are the hirst arts molds from the starship deck.

http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/m270.pdf

Cork doesn't sound like a bad idea though.

Do you think I should raise the sidewalks or are they ok level with the street? I think if I leave them level if will make it easier for large vechiles


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/16 16:23:40


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I'd leave them as-is. Sometime, when an army enters a city, they level the sidewalks to make it easier for supply transports and large tanks to move around. I'd imagine Imperial cities, that are designed for war like everything else in the imperium, would plan that out in advance.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/16 18:27:13


Post by: btoliver311


Also took a quick picture of the landing pad setting on its base. This will actually set 6" lower because part of those legs are actually going to be supports connected under the table. But gives you a little feel for the finished layout



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/16 18:28:56


Post by: Desubot


Sweet jibblits
this is one insane project

cant wait to see you paint it


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/17 15:44:50


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Speaking of painting, how are you going to undercoat? You can't use spray paint as it'll melt the styrofoam (let me say it again: DONT SPRAY PAINT STYROFOAM!!!), so will you airbrush it or just use a brush?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/17 15:49:41


Post by: Desubot


Well you could hard coat the foam in PVA, plaster or some other form of foam treatment.
then spray paint it.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/17 19:47:44


Post by: btoliver311


i thought I saw on here somewhere there was a type of spray paint that doesn't melt styrofoam?

If not that then airbrush but that would take forever. Wish someone hadn't stolen my actual paint gun


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/17 19:56:47


Post by: Desubot


 btoliver311 wrote:
i thought I saw on here somewhere there was a type of spray paint that doesn't melt styrofoam?

If not that then airbrush but that would take forever. Wish someone hadn't stolen my actual paint gun


There are foam safe spray paints

though it might be easier to just get latex house paint, and go at it with a chip brush for better coverage.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/18 14:22:37


Post by: btoliver311


While we are already talking about stuff (painting) that isn't going to get started for another thousand freaking years, what army do you think should defend our city?

I was thinking it should be some sort of custom planetary defense force and not look any thing like one specific imperial army. I was thinking maybe a cross between these:





Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/18 15:10:42


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Oooh, I've got it!
I've always loved the Auxillia helmets, and you could probably do a neat conversion with auxillia heads and tempestus scions, like this

But without my terrible photoshop skills.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/18 15:45:40


Post by: Rolsheen


I would suggest Anvil Industries new Regiments range for your PDF, there's suppose to be some dress uniforms coming soon


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/18 18:12:40


Post by: btoliver311


Great ideas guys! Thanks



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/18 18:15:44


Post by: Desubot


You could also use scion bodies and skitari heads



far cheaper than trying to get a ton of forgeworld ones.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/19 01:27:05


Post by: btoliver311


Time to start another weekend as the worlds worst caster





not only did I not have enough silicone for one entire mold I was also short on the other. I tried to patch with hot glue...


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/19 21:12:03


Post by: btoliver311


At least I'm making progress on sidewalks and stairs though



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/19 21:43:31


Post by: nerdfest09


The pacifier is there for when you break a cast and then can legitimately 'Spit the Dummy'?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/19 22:17:18


Post by: btoliver311


Ha, no. That's what the glass of scotch off camera is for.

Kirkee came over and gave me an extra pair of hands ( ie took over) and helped me get the landing tower and factory secured to the board.






Nice to finally see them back where they belong


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/19 23:13:43


Post by: nerdfest09


Well it's a very awe inspiring project even through the build phase! I'm still having trouble getting my head around the scale and how it all joins together for gaming movement? how are you painting it up?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/20 04:33:41


Post by: btoliver311


Got some work done on what will be used as the courtyards tonight. Thin dollar stor foam board, back peels off, then rolled with the green stuff world cobblestone roller and finally coated with a thin brushing of elmers glue.




Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/20 06:02:55


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Hmmm, thats actually pretty clever. Be careful though when painting it, it might flake.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/20 14:38:10


Post by: btoliver311


Yeah. It's still not as hard as I would like. Was hoping paint would help make it scrach and dent less easily but last time it streaked a lot when I painted it by brush.

I need to find that spray paint that doesn't melt styrofoam. I think it's called "acrylic latex spray paint"

https://www.amazon.com/Krylon-Latex-Spray-Paint-Primer/dp/B000PUD7J6/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

Has anyone used this?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/20 15:09:08


Post by: Theophony


 btoliver311 wrote:
Yeah. It's still not as hard as I would like. Was hoping paint would help make it scrach and dent less easily but last time it streaked a lot when I painted it by brush.

I need to find that spray paint that doesn't melt styrofoam. I think it's called "acrylic latex spray paint"

https://www.amazon.com/Krylon-Latex-Spray-Paint-Primer/dp/B000PUD7J6/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

Has anyone used this?

http://www.michaels.com/krylon-diy-series-craft-foam-primer/10487396.html?mkwid=svTvdIsLP%7Cpcrid%7C102012768552%7Cpkw%7C%7Cpmt%7C%7Cpdv%7Ct%7Cprd%7C10487396&cm_mmc=zadv_PLASearch-_-google-_-Crafts-Hobbies-_-All-Crafts-Hobbies&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Crafts-Hobbies&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=svTvdIsLP%7Cpcrid%7C102012768552%7Cpkw%7C%7Cpmt%7C%7Cpdv%7Ct%7Cprd%7C10487396&gclid=CjwKCAjw5uTMBRAYEiwA5HxQNkdmOQC9G5Y6zMMnXgsuwh_tfXUhklj3HOGt6OejtL59hbESMxry1hoCYegQAvD_BwE
Have not used that brand, but it popped up right away in google. Plus michaels and hobby lobby both carry it and both have their 40% coupons :

You added the link right when I quoted you


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/20 18:55:49


Post by: btoliver311


Or maybe I should just be honest with myself



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/20 19:36:13


Post by: Theophony


Just think how expensive that would be if you use GW paints . 400+ bottles at $4 each


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/21 02:06:08


Post by: btoliver311


I know it might seem slow to everybody else but I'm doing a lot every day.

Today I glued down a bunch of the cobblestone ground level areas



Small Arches came out ok



But the area in between the factory and another building stumped me. I suck at geometry




I also glue down part of a walkway and put in a small ground level bridge



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/21 05:16:23


Post by: Ilgoth


Your workspace is bigger than my home. That gaming board alone would not fit my home.

So question is; will you make a building for me to live in?! Small condo by the canal, thank you.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/21 15:27:55


Post by: btoliver311


Interesting observation llgoth

I was just thinking about how this diorama is going to end up costing more than a home addition. Maybe we could work something out


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/22 19:46:35


Post by: btoliver311


Okay. Does it matter if I leave manholes on the bridge or do I really have to make sections without those?





Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/22 19:56:44


Post by: Desubot


Doesn't matter.

call them access holes for underneath pipes or something.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/23 16:15:27


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I second this. Either have them be access points or drainage holes.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/23 18:24:06


Post by: Oestergaard


Or make a small walkway beneath the bridge, running along the length of it..?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/26 18:18:57


Post by: btoliver311


Working on the other areas where the roads crossover the courtyard. What looks better putting the cast of the arches on both sides and having them look like pillars OR the old way I did it with styrofoam between?

A) pillars


B) tunnels


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/26 18:43:48


Post by: Illumini


Tunnels look better.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/26 20:11:15


Post by: Oestergaard


Agreed. I'd stick with the tunnels.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/27 00:07:14


Post by: nerdfest09


Totally go tunnels mate.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/27 06:10:58


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Yeah, tunnels let you have inquisitors lurking in them.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/27 18:59:01


Post by: btoliver311


Tunnels it is. WAY easier for me anyhow

Also did some work on the canal walls. I cut out some bricks and glued them on top of others to add some dimension



Finally got some help too



Part of the same pattern will be used on top of some open wall areas areas to add depth to those as well



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/27 19:20:59


Post by: Grotrebel


Nice to see you always find motivation to go on with this monster of a project.

What material do you use for the walls?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/27 21:58:44


Post by: btoliver311


The walls are the same as the courtyards. Dollartree foamboard with the paper backing peeled off.

Here's some of it glued onto the canal sides




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https://www.dollartree.com/Readi-Board-Foam-Boards/p16450/index.pro


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/27 22:05:59


Post by: Littletower


Glad the help is well tied up, he might get lost inside that monster of a board you are building!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/27 22:44:22


Post by: cormadepanda


The sheer scope of this project is insane. Wow incredibly impressive.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/28 11:54:01


Post by: Theophony


Like the Nemesis dreadknight cosplay suit you have going there . Looks like the pilot failed a warp test and may begin drooling though .

Board coming along nicely, will there be water effects in the canal or just open space?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/28 14:44:24


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


 Theophony wrote:
Like the Nemesis dreadknight cosplay suit you have going there . Looks like the pilot failed a warp test and may begin drooling though .

Failed his warp test? That's obviously Kaldor Draigo!

Board coming along nicely, will there be water effects in the canal or just open space?

You need to make the river Ankh in SPAAAACE! Complete with bushes.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/28 15:39:30


Post by: btoliver311


Ha. I tell my 4-year-old he's krang from NInja turtles.

I'm doing water affects in the canal. If it was larger I would have left it open to make play easier. If I ever expand the table I'll go into an H pattern and leave open space.


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Just received a pretty cool eBay HO train bridge lot. Parts of these will be used under some of the bridges as supports



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/29 15:52:08


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ahh, model railroading. That takes me back to my childhood...


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/29 18:24:25


Post by: Theophony


I have a drawer full of those parts, and some Necromunda stuff made out of them. I have a train store a block from my house and every now and then I go and buy up his used bridges.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/29 23:16:16


Post by: Nostromodamus


Last time I heard anyone mention "HO train" was in college.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/29 23:56:38


Post by: btoliver311


Oh man


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/30 03:10:18


Post by: TheEldanariPrince


Any news on your Guard? I'd recommend Victoria Miniatures or Mad Robot Miniatures for good third party bits. Both seem to have been around a while, 'cause theres loads of variety. Parts from both sites work with each other, though MRs bits are chunkier on average.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/30 18:46:15


Post by: btoliver311


Ha. No

Working on an army was just wishful thinking. I'll be lucky if I can get the board ready for paint by Christmas!

This baby, job, and Phx heat keep slowing down my progress.

I have decided I need one of these if anybody's interested in loaning me one



I also figured out how I'm doing the monorail track. By adding some 1" steal strips to the top of the old realm of battle sidewalks I hope I can add support but also create a surface I can magnetize the train to and allow it to be moved.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/08/30 19:12:37


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


This is exactly the sort of thing I want but will never have.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/01 15:50:08


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Good luck finding one of those. FW's old terrain is amazing, but was ridiculously expensive even before it went OOP.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/01 17:45:28


Post by: btoliver311


Agreed. There were just 2 on eBay. Neither one sold. I was willing to go pretty high but was still short of their asking.

Either way it will be easier to find than any of this:



Which I had also been hoping to find to make a sky rise out of


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/01 19:42:43


Post by: Theophony


Nice idea with the metal strips for the monorail track .


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/02 06:18:41


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Ohh yeah, anphelion base is probably the coolest thing in 40k history. Except for the castellax achea robots.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/06 04:20:13


Post by: btoliver311


For as much as my wife would like to think, I really didn't get much time to model this weekend. The time I did get I spend trying to layout and cut stairs from foam board because A) I need a bunch and B) the cast I made were terrible





Just trying to get an idea how to lay them out



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/06 04:32:46


Post by: cormadepanda


How do I get to play a game on this board? Really important question for me


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/06 17:08:07


Post by: btoliver311


Well, our plan is to give it to or let our FLGS use it for awhile.

Haven't spoken to them about that yet though. Wanted to make a little more progress first.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/06 17:13:53


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Lucky FLGS...


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/08 05:07:26


Post by: btoliver311


I finally figured out where the look I had stuck in my head for my planetary guard came from. I don't know if I said it out loud but I wanted guard that had military fatigues with some sort of midevial chest armor with the imperial Aquila or something on it.

Um...



I was thinking about Rouge trader guard from my childhood the entire time. Granted the helmets are awful, this is pretty close.

Does anyone know how well the scale holds up to current guard? Was thinking I'd figure out a way to get a bunch of the chest pieces and mix those in with standard Cadian Shock Troops legs and arms. Maybe different helmets still

Or maybe I was just thinking about any of these:




I've never built guard before. Is this a pretty common design? Does it represent rank?



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/08 15:43:14


Post by: Desubot


Most normal guardsmen get flakk armor.

those chest pieces are usually for upper rank.

nothing stopping you from using those and making something even fancier for the upper rank.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/08 16:09:23


Post by: btoliver311


Thanks !

What about scale?

Also is there anything anyone's seen in the normal warhammer range I could use that would look like these but maybe have different iconography? Like maybe a lion or something else that would represent the city or planet crest?

Just thinking outload.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/08 17:33:44


Post by: Dirronjay


The Empire Greatsword chest pieces would work great for what you are looking for.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/08 19:40:56


Post by: Theophony


The tempest scions are probably the kit you want, they are 40k and have that basic armor type.
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Militarum-Tempestus-Scions
You can always find alternate heads for them if you like and the chest pieces have plenty of flat space for freehand or small decals.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/09 10:51:47


Post by: lone dirty dog


If you don't mind it not being GW you could try these torsos.

https://madrobotminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_14&products_id=153

Or these as an alternative and fit Cadian perfectly

https://madrobotminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_14&products_id=180


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/09 14:20:06


Post by: btoliver311


Thanks guys. I'm on holiday for a few weeks so I won't be getting anything done on the city. Just been thinking about our eventual defenders and what army might be attacking the city. Probably doesn't matter as most people will use their own but in my mind the inhabbitants are a very formal/religious planetary guard and the attackers will be some kind of medieval siege army meets dark mechanicus / traitor guard.

Those greatsword pieces are a good idea dirronjay. There are a few that I think could represent a different planet crest for sure





This plain one with a colored sash seems cool.



I agree with theophony too. The scions look exactly like what I'm describing and are the easiest choice. A while back i converted a few scions to try and make Templar neophytes. They are pretty close to what I'm going for now actually. I think the heads and spears work too. Might just need a helmet option that could mix in with the existing face grill



Cheers,

Brandon


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/11 12:59:22


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Can confirm how excellent Greatsword torsos, Cadian legs and Skitarii Vanguard heads look as a combo


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/12 17:17:48


Post by: btoliver311


Wow. You're right! Quick google search:



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/13 09:38:57


Post by: Rolsheen


Looks like:
Anvil Industry Short Greatcoat legs
Anvil Industry Medieval Armour torso
Skitarii Vanguard heads
Skitarii & Anvil Industry arms
Anvil Industry Exo-lord Mechanical Arm conversion set


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/13 10:32:34


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Neat!

Also these delightful dudes:



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/13 15:16:15


Post by: btoliver311


Yeah ynneadwraith, Those helmets are great. Those are the same skitari ones? I think I'll do those and mix them in with some of the

Freeguild pistoleros



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/13 17:48:12


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Yeah great plan

I think those ones are different to the skitarii heads. Not 100% sure where they're from actually...


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/19 00:19:45


Post by: btoliver311


Ordered a bunch of the parts/sets I need to get started trying out these planetary guard concepts.

DEATH KORPS OF KRIEG COMMAND SQUAD
empire pistoliers
skitarii vanguard
solar auxilia tactical command
death korps of krieg command hg
regimental advisors
And imperial shock troops set

Picked these up from eBay too



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Are there any good Las rifle variants I could get to help stand them more apart?

I like the idea of fixed bayonets possibly


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/29 20:40:13


Post by: btoliver311


It's been awhile but I'm still working away little bits at a time. Here is some progress I made on the grav train/monorail.

Still need to make 1 or 2 more flatbed [



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/29 21:46:00


Post by: Desubot




yay glad to see it being worked on.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/30 06:12:13


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Good news! The Arvus lighter is back, so I expect you to buy at least 3 for your space port.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/09/30 15:06:02


Post by: btoliver311


I think we will put some different ships on the spaceport. let me ask the control tower



It's secondary function is housing the ir censor and battery pack for the lego elevator



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/05 16:45:23


Post by: btoliver311


Have I mentioned how much I hate this thing? Finally got the last legs on it. Just need to clean it up, find a easy way to do a ton of rivits (open to recommendations), glue the control tower on and oh yeah get the elevator working



Here's the WIP on the control tower




Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/05 17:19:42


Post by: Eddtheman


This is all so incredible, though whenever I see that tower all I can think is "I just know my moron buddies would knock that over so quickly"


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/05 17:28:28


Post by: btoliver311


I don't think they will. That's why it was such a pain. The whole thing is built on a wood frame which goes through the table and is secured to the table frame with screws. Hopefully it's pretty stupid proof


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/05 18:30:10


Post by: Meer_Cat


Terrific work on the table- galactic scale indeed!

Sounds like a solid (ha!) plan to anchor the tower to the table to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, my experience has been that you can make things stupid-resistant, but not stupid-proof. Once you make something stupid-proof Nature just makes a better stupid.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/05 18:34:53


Post by: supreme overlord


What a large undertaking! I'm VERY impressed and would OVE the opportunity to play on this once it's finished! Keep up the great work


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/05 22:24:51


Post by: btoliver311


Thanks guys. Getting people to play on it will be the easy part. The hard part is getting help building it.

What do you guys think the best site is for finding other local modeling enthusiasts? I'm not looking to play games I just want someone to come help me work on this frakin thing

Also, what building kit has the most of these? I'm totally out



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/05 23:04:35


Post by: Rolsheen


Those tiles are only in the Shrine of the Aquila


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/06 01:14:14


Post by: Theophony


Check with your local train shop, there’s always people there that enjoy building dioramas. The only hard part is finding someone who has a similar idea/ concept or is willing to work to your design.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/06 01:31:40


Post by: btoliver311


Yeah. What i Should have done is work on the two buildings that came off the table at my FLGS and Gained interest. Unfortunately those buildings (the manufactorum and landing pad) are pretty much done now.

Anyone have recommendations for easy rivits?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/06 01:46:10


Post by: Ustrello


A buddy of mine uses these rivets to good effect or brita filter beads

https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/o_nbw-rivets/p/8076/Default.aspx

and they work with plastic glue


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/06 05:55:32


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I have a really small hole puncher, which does something like 3mm holes, so I just take plasticard and punch a bunch of holes on it, empty the hole puncher, and voila! Tones of rivets.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/07 15:11:18


Post by: btoliver311


Ordered the leather punch thanks .
Couple more questions:

1) how should I deal with these screws? Should I remove them and hope the super glue is enough to hold the platform on the wood frame? Cover them with plasticard? Or would there be a way to use a small sodering tool to melt the heads and make them less pronounced?



2) which do you like better: the standard landing platform armored flaps with the gun slats (laying flat) or removing them and just using the rectangle backs? I don't really get why the platform would have gun ports.




Or



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/07 15:24:52


Post by: Ustrello


Cover the screws with plasticard, the more stability the better.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/07 15:33:51


Post by: Grotrebel


Nice to see some progress here!

Would go for removing the gun slats and stay with rectangle backs.

As for the screws, i kinda like them, like bigass industrial screws.
You could also get some more lamps and clue them on top of the screws to cover them and get some additional light.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/07 15:56:07


Post by: Theophony


You could get the tow hook loops from guard vehicles to cover the screws as strap down points.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/07 17:39:08


Post by: btoliver311


These are all great ideas guys!

I'll try both the plasticard and strap hooks. If those end up sticking up too much I'll just leave them. As for the lights, I think someone was saying I should add lights that work with the lego battery so I might try that... might


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/07 18:15:14


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


There are boxes in both the rhino and landspeeder storm kits that should cover those screws. You could also use the smaller boxes from the armoires containers kit. That way it would look like cargo had been recently unloaded.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/07 19:23:14


Post by: Theophony


Dead bodies also work . You could magnetize some dead bodies from all the factions to swap out at each game.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/08 01:47:59


Post by: btoliver311


Crates? I've got crates for miles





There's a ton more


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/09 03:16:26


Post by: btoliver311


We now have the beginnings of all 4 bridges accross the canal. 1 road, 1 monorail, the river level man bridge and another man bridge on the far side. There will be one more road version but it will be destroyed.

I hope these make for interesting play



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/09 08:16:21


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


This isn't going to be super fun to play on. It'll be awesome! Especially multi-player battles, with several players on each side. I'm just imagining one player defending the walls while the other one locks down the bridges.


How much does a plane ticket to where ever you are cost?!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/09 19:01:51


Post by: btoliver311


That's what I'm thinking too. It will probably be set up in a two part game. First some sort of seige game, then a second game with one team defending from the other side of the river.

Like I stated before, I'm probably going to run a guard army with all those terrain cover saves but jump packs would be really helpful


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Speaking of which I just found out my final kit bash idea for my plannetary guard seems to have gone pretty main stream.

A pic of the pistolier heads I was going to use next to the standard ones:



And this image from the new codex;



Still might use the heads but I'm going to need more changes if I don't want them to look like Vinntrillian Nobles I guess.

That means theplan to mold and cast my own chest armor based upon the rouge trader guard models is happening



Still plan to "count as" Vostroyan and get access to "heirloom weapons" and the +6" to range


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/11 15:24:26


Post by: btoliver311


So this leather punch I got to make rivits is a pain



Every single one gets stuck in its barrel and I have to pop it out with a safety pin. Which is not so easy



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/11 15:58:41


Post by: Desubot


Man what a pain

why not half dome nail art beads


they go down to 2mm


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/11 16:57:30


Post by: btoliver311


Sweet! "Added to cart"

Thanks
Desubot


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/14 21:28:45


Post by: btoliver311


First 2 part cast. Not "so" bad








Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/15 03:39:45


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Truly amazing and inspiring so far. The scale of this project is so massive. I hope you manage to finish it and paint it without burning out. I think it's incredible so far.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/15 07:00:57


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


THE LINKS ARE BROKEN AGAIN!! NOOOOOOooooooooooo!


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/15 22:48:51


Post by: btoliver311


Not so much "burnt out" as overwhelmed withhout as much time as I would like. My project partner has been busy for the Last few months with an art project and my wife just had our second so I'm on constant dad duty. No more zone defense like we had with just 1 kiddo. I think if I start focusing on big stuff and move on from the things that are holding me up (working elevator im talking about you) I'll get through the funk. That and getting my back up back in November.

Also, What links are broken??

I put a couple of the Aquila torsos on the guard legs with the pistolero heads. I like it.



They work better than the tempestus ones IMO



What do you think of capes on all the soldiers or should i save them for sniper squads only?



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/16 01:11:09


Post by: Theophony


Ultra flamboyant capes for everyone . If they are playing in this huge city and get fancy chest armor I don’t think the population would skimp on capes. Great work with the mold by the way.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/16 04:12:41


Post by: btoliver311


Yeah. I like the capes too. I think it makes them kind of Roman soldierish



I have a few options:


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Good thing a found another complicated way to do a project. Maybe they all don't get capes


But at least they're good to look cool and unique


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/16 09:13:13


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Very nice PDF soldiers. How many are you planning to make? A whole regiment?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/16 15:32:45


Post by: btoliver311


Probably around 1,000 points worth. Got some cool ideas for veterans, sentinel conversions and I'm trying to decide if I want use these as count as "rough riders " or not. They're a little big



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/17 02:42:10


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Those riders are cool and very unique. And they seem more legitimate than riding giant wolves...

Keep up the good work! Take the time to be a good dad and raise some future warlords so you'll have gaming/painting buddies in a few years.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/17 15:39:55


Post by: Desubot


Sick meck mounts.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/17 16:45:55


Post by: btoliver311


Ok. I'm totally aware I've let the PDF high jack the city thread and promise to get back to city stuff soon. I'm still casting and hope to work on all the bridges this weekend. I've started doing the taller arches in ressin because the plaster ones kept breaking. I'll use them for the last few tunnels and as the supports for the last walk bridge I put in over the canal.



Back to the PDF though, considering I want them to be "count as" vostroyan I think they probably need a different las gun variant that would fall into the heirloom fluff.



This is what the vostroyan las guns look like VS the basic ones that come in the plastic cadian kits.





What should I do to represent these? A) use sections on ad mec riffles and maybe some Copper tube for my mold



Or B) get some vostroyan minis and cut off the end of their riffle for a mold?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/17 16:47:20


Post by: Ustrello


You could use the skitarii rifles, those are pretty ornate


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/17 19:46:57


Post by: Theophony


 btoliver311 wrote:
Probably around 1,000 points worth. Got some cool ideas for veterans, sentinel conversions and I'm trying to decide if I want use these as count as "rough riders " or not. They're a little big


Those are fantastic .

I always wanted robot horses (Think Galaxy Rangers cartoon).


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/19 17:28:48


Post by: btoliver311


Not the straightest road in the world but good enough for government work.







Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/19 17:38:01


Post by: Desubot


Man it almost seems like your entire garage is becoming one big diorama.



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/19 17:43:45


Post by: Ustrello


You need a team of airbrushers just to get those basecoats done


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/19 18:07:06


Post by: Desubot


 Ustrello wrote:
You need a team of airbrushers just to get those basecoats done


Or get lazy and go the spray paint rout. though exposed foam :X


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/19 18:52:33


Post by: Ustrello


 Desubot wrote:
 Ustrello wrote:
You need a team of airbrushers just to get those basecoats done


Or get lazy and go the spray paint rout. though exposed foam :X


Yeah that is my main worry, cause this thing is beautiful and I don't want it to get hurt in any way


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/19 19:59:25


Post by: Desubot


There is always the option of getting a power sprayer.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/19 23:30:56


Post by: btoliver311


Is there any reason I couldn’t use flat latex paint and a Big spray gun for some of the bigger sections and base coats?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/19 23:42:15


Post by: Desubot


 btoliver311 wrote:
Is there any reason I couldn’t use flat latex paint and a Big spray gun for some of the bigger sections and base coats?


Those big spray guns tend to lay it on thick. at least the electric kind.

i think

rent one and try it out



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/20 15:07:20


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Great work! Can you make have a wrecked goliath that's fallen off the road?
Also, I came across this in another blog I follow.

Might be worth trying. AA guns, maybe?


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/20 17:07:51


Post by: btoliver311


Yes. The thickness is a concern but it shouldn’t hurt the styrofoam if I get a good layer of watered down wood glue on top of everything. Maybe I’ll lookninto watering down the construction paint too. It will only be a base coat and possible the first layer of grey


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The wrecked Goliath is a good idea. I have an extra Elysian tauros I was going to use.

In regards to AA guns I’m probably just going to have mobile hydras

And my defense cannon is already covered. I’ll probably have the attacking army’s use those larger seige cannons
[

I could add some of those smaller as platforms to this walkway possibly?





What city blog?

I just started reading rob hawkins. He’s amazing
https://robhawkinshobby.blogspot.com/search/label/Terrain%20Tutorials?updated-max=2013-05-07T13:42:00-04:00&max-results=20&start=20&by-date=false&m=0


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/21 16:41:03


Post by: btoliver311


The only ad mech skitari riffles I had were the ones that came with the walkers but I think they’ll work.

I’m going to try to make small casts of these 3 options to add to different troops. Hopefully there will be a sniper option, a long barrel and a standard. I think this will add just enough detail and subtle change to help with the heirloom look. Should I do anything else? Banana clip, no clip,etc? I only want to change the existing riffles so I can use the arms that come with the troop sets



Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/21 22:39:53


Post by: Ustrello


You can probably do the top one as the sniper, the middle one as a hellblaster and the bottom one as the normal lasgun imo.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/22 06:37:55


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Wow. Those are some cool weapons.

I'd remove the clip and attach a cable leading to the backpack, but that might be too tricky to cast.


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/22 20:35:29


Post by: btoliver311


Right now everything is too tricky to cast.

I spent my entire weekend trying to use my new molds and some of my old ones to no avail. For some reason they won’t completely set. At first I thought it had to do with the resin mixes not being mixed well or being too old. And that explained the first 2 attempts. But now they are still a mess and I’m thinking that has to do with all the chemicals (paint thinner, water soap, nail polish remover) I used to clean them But they were all rinsed after pretty well. I really have no idea.





So I’m down a lot of time, tons of material and my hands are more resin than skin now. Needless to say, I’m not going to be casting for awhile. Lucky I have enough other stuff to work on

[


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/28 15:47:16


Post by: btoliver311


Just received some of the skitarri riffle bits I ordered. Not really liking the conversions. Way too much disproportion and probably not worth the work. Tried a few lengths:







I think I have good news too. I went to my local Reynolds materials, a casting products sales company, and they gave me some theories about what’s going wrong with my casts. I guess water is really bad for cleaning as it can be absorbed into the rubber mold and release during casting. Hense all my bubbles.

We also talked about my small casts and they suggested before I get into pressure casting (which I’m pretty sure I can’t afford) that I try using disposable plastic injectors



Hope this works because I want to start making more chest armor. Wish me luck


Large Cities of Death Board WIP @ 2017/10/28 16:02:25


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I found you a lucky cat,


Lucky fish,


Lucky cow,


lucky cloud,


and a photo of the God Emperor. If these don't bring you luck, nothing will.