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Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/01 21:13:57


Post by: Captain Brown


Well another painting log...my 8th for those keeping count...I like to keep armies and themes together. Although this one will have terrain and those odds and ends that do not fit in my specific army logs.

So after a move and more storage room I plan on doing more terrain. When City Fight first came out many editions ago I build an entire Cityscape (8' x 4') out of 1' x 1' tiles.










For many years these have been moved from house to house and seen a fair bit of damage (due to storage, gaming accidents, disapproving better halves). So it is time to restore or replace them.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/01 21:19:43


Post by: youwashock


Great ruins. I think I see some of the ones that came with 3rd edition 40K. Love those.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/03 16:39:42


Post by: Flapjack


Looking good. Why do I feel there's a good story behind the disapproving better halves?


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/04 16:41:48


Post by: Captain Brown


youwashock wrote:Great ruins. I think I see some of the ones that came with 3rd edition 40K. Love those.

Yes, I used several of those to make the ruined shrine and for the T section roadways...now some will go back to scatter terrain as I am eliminating the roads for new stand alone ones I am crafting below.
Flapjack wrote:Looking good. Why do I feel there's a good story behind the disapproving better halves?

Flapjack, well Mrs. Captain Brown thought my modelling and painting were cute before we got married...once we moved in together they were not so cute due to the space they took up.

So the first thing I am going to build is a road, as putting the roads on the tiles limited how they could be put together. Saw a great tutorial here.

Part way through two sections of regular road. This is the in between layer which sits over the base chipboard and below the road surface foam card.

Two sections of cratered road. Again at stage two where I have the base of chipboard and the first raised portions that will sit below the road surface.

Here are two straight road sections with the foam card added and the gutters.

Here are all six sections in progress. I did this for efficiency in construction so that as I finished a pair of roads with glue, I let it dry and moved to the next pair.


More to come.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/10 16:39:31


Post by: Captain Brown


So here are the results of the first batch.



Only main flaw was that I was a little aggressive cutting back the ends of the foam card road ends. At some point in the future I will build some of the 6 inch lengths and a T section.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/10 16:58:35


Post by: Excommunicatus


If you don't mind, how wide are your roads and what's your thinking behind making them that width?


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/10 17:17:48


Post by: Captain Brown


 Excommunicatus wrote:
If you don't mind, how wide are your roads and what's your thinking behind making them that width?


Excommunicatus,

The pieces are 6 inches wide (ease in cutting a regular piece of chip board in half to make two sections), the asphalt portion is 4 inches wide and that accommodates pretty well all 40K vehicles other than Super Heavies...there is also an extra inch of gutter for those wider vehicles and the edging on the gutters is the same height as the asphalt so a Super Heavy will stay level even if some of the track overhangs the edges.

Hope that answers your question.

Sincerely,

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/10 17:20:40


Post by: Excommunicatus


Yeah it does, thanks.

It also reinforces my plans for my (eventual) city board and the roads on it. My plan is for two lanes, each 4" wide, 'cause a Chimera is 3.75" wide.

EDIT - Although, now I think about it, that translates to a 24' wide road. Modern day allowances in Ontario for regular roads is 66'...


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/10 19:03:33


Post by: youwashock


That's pretty cool. You need to get some shots with a few minis milling around.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/30 19:06:29


Post by: Captain Brown


Excommunicatus wrote:Yeah it does, thanks.

It also reinforces my plans for my (eventual) city board and the roads on it. My plan is for two lanes, each 4" wide, 'cause a Chimera is 3.75" wide.

EDIT - Although, now I think about it, that translates to a 24' wide road. Modern day allowances in Ontario for regular roads is 66'...


Excommunicatus,

To make the roads a realistic size uses up too much real-estate on the table top. So I go with the smaller size.

youwashock wrote:That's pretty cool. You need to get some shots with a few minis milling around.


Thanks youwashock, I will do that when I build the next sections.

Now I have been trying to figure out where to post my old Necromunda that is getting a face lift for my gaming group's renewed interest in the classic version.

Here is as good a place as any. Three metal Eschers that I received in a trade that had no bases and needed a good bath in Simple Green.

In progress:
Spoiler:

Spoiler:

Spoiler:

Finished

How they look with one of my originals that needed repair and some replacement weapons.


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB




Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/30 19:43:56


Post by: Theophony


Nice looking crew you have there. I have about 20 Escher from the same period sitting in Simple Green for the last year and a half . Oh the projects we forget about .


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/30 20:18:58


Post by: youwashock


Love love LOVE it. Maybe one day I can finish painting my old Escher. I started with the ladies before moving on to Spyrers and Pit Slaves.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/10/30 21:16:05


Post by: gobert


Lovely ladies, digging the bright blue hair!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/01 13:55:21


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Loving the old school look of these, excellent colour choices! Just one question: no leopard spots/tiger stripes?


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/01 19:28:19


Post by: Maharg


Those Escher look great CB, nice classic paint job. That is one set of minis I wish a younger Maharg had had the foresight to buy, they still look great today and better than the current models


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/04 00:29:02


Post by: Captain Brown


Theophony wrote:Nice looking crew you have there. I have about 20 Escher from the same period sitting in Simple Green for the last year and a half . Oh the projects we forget about .

Thanks Theophony, perhaps this might provide some renewed interest...or an opportunity?

Thanks youwashock and gobert

CommissarKhaine wrote:Loving the old school look of these, excellent colour choices! Just one question: no leopard spots/tiger stripes?

Thanks CommissarKhaine, I used up all my tiger stripe mojo on my Necromundian Imperial Guard.

Maharg wrote:Those Escher look great CB, nice classic paint job. That is one set of minis I wish a younger Maharg had had the foresight to buy, they still look great today and better than the current models

Thanks Maharg, perhaps a PM to Theophony with an inquiry about some unused Eschers in his collection gathering dust?

In the meantime, I found this great old Necromunda terrain site with a Ventilator made out of almost entirely bits you have at home and I just had to try it.

Link All credit goes to this completely made builder - Mister Sean Patten.
Parts
Now I do not have all the parts on hand, but figured I could use something similar...the hardest thing to locate was a radio cassette and case. Sourced from one of my gaming buddies.
So I am going to start building that next with what I have, for what I am missing I am going to improvise a little.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/04 02:51:54


Post by: youwashock


Given your intense attention to detail and wild scratchbuilding skills, I am pretty sure you will have zero trouble improvising something awesome for that terrain. Looking forward to it. And your Oldcromunda minis spurred me to finally finish a conversion I have had sitting around for over a year for my Pit Slaves. Now I just need to paint it!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/04 23:09:53


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks youwashock,

I should have taken a photo prior to building, but I was too excited to start once I paid for lunch to get some old audio cassette tapes with boxes

List of parts Listed by Mister Sean Patten
One Manufactorum building panel (I did not have this so I have used a cut-up Necromunda wall)
One intact floor panel (I did not have this so I cut a square out of 0.60 mm plastic card)
Two flying buttress from the Basilica sprue
Ladder
One pipe half (I did not have this so I used an old mechanical pencil)
One bulkhead, the narrow strip with rivets on it
One globe style light
One small eagle support
One small exhaust detail
Two PVC pipe couplers size 3/4"
Two CPVC 45 degree elbows size 1/2"
One CPVC 90 degree elbow size 1/2"
Three plastic clothes pegs at least 3" long
One juice bottle Lid and the snap ring below the lid
Two pop-up water bottle tops
And of course one audio cassette tape with box

Now I started to deviate a bit from Sean's instructions almost immediately because I knew that cutting old plastic with a razor saw would be very difficult once glued together and the plastic is so old and fragile that I would not be using a clipper on it.

To make my first saw as straight as possible I used the edge of the clear screen as a guide.

As I did not have the Manufactorum building panel and could not measure I decided to maximize the amount of detail in the half of the cassette tape that was going to be displayed...so perhaps mine would be a little higher, I checked and it was still lower than the cassette case. I also wanted the hole for the cassette reel to fit with the CPVC 90 degree elbow

Fixed the image tag.

Then using my Necromunda bulkhead as a bracket I glued two halves of the cassette together and used the horizontal side as my guide for the next sawing.

Again slow and steady wins the race as the plastic is so brittle.


Finished that cut.

Now I have the L of one side and the lower roof of the station.


Now looking at the lower roof that would support the two 45 degree CPVC "vents" I noticed my cassette tape inside had some extra bits that would keep parts from being flat, so I used two halves of a plastic clothes peg and cut out portions to fit snuggly and added a piece of plastic card with some spare to fit around the cassette reel holes.

Look at the lovely industrial detail the cassette case interior has at the bottom of the photo above.


Happy with the fit I glued my L to the cassette case and the 90 degree PVC pipe.

Again there is really neat detail from the inside of the cassette that will look great after painting.


The two 45 degree COVC "vents" with the reels from the inside of the cassette fitted.


More to come as the long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/05 01:47:15


Post by: Yorkright


I am always amazed with people who can scratch build terrain. Great stuff Captain, your lady gangers look amazing. Love the hair!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/05 03:29:58


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Nice job so far on the scratch building. I looked at the link you posted and that’s a nice little tutorial. It’s great to see a use for the old cassettes. I have a box of them still, but since they are mostly personalized mixtapes, I can’t bear to destroy them out of nostalgia. But there are some cool shapes and textures in a cassette that I never would have thought of. I’m looking forward to seeing your progress.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/06 01:05:53


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Yorkright

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Nice job so far on the scratch building. I looked at the link you posted and that’s a nice little tutorial. It’s great to see a use for the old cassettes. I have a box of them still, but since they are mostly personalized mixtapes, I can’t bear to destroy them out of nostalgia. But there are some cool shapes and textures in a cassette that I never would have thought of. I’m looking forward to seeing your progress.


Thanks Riddle,

If I had not seen the build I would never have thought there were so many useful parts inside a cassette.

Now that I had a basic structure I started dry fitting some parts to see how they would fit together.


The two flying buttresses and the removal of some of the detail that will be covered by the side vents.


Side vents with the caps of the pop-up bottle tops removed.


Start of the rear vent that I used plastic card instead of the tile recommended.


Now all but the rear and angled top vents glued on. The terrain now has some weight to it.


For the angled vents I ended up adding the little parts that came out when I removed the tape.


Angled vents glued on and another clothes peg cut up for end detail and some of the Imperial icons.


Two more clothes pegs, ladder, part of a plastic pencil, lamp, old Hunter Killer Missiles hatch ends and other parts added.


Other angles, now I still have to complete the rear vents and add it for more structural strength.


More to come.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB





Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/06 19:07:17


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Now that's some lovely terrain, in the the good old Necromunda tradition . And I hear ya on the tiger stripes .


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/06 21:57:28


Post by: Theophony


Glad I saved a bunch of cassettes from when we were purging old stuff at church. I disassembled a couple dozen and kept all the parts in a box. I have some vhs tapes that need to scuttle too.

The terrain is looking great. Keep it up.

Getting back to the ladies will eventually happen, just not till they sort out the N17 mess. I don’t think Dark Uprising will do that, especially at the price point they are setting.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/06 23:27:56


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Nice use of random trash. I totally approve.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/07 19:21:26


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you CommissarKhaine and Warboss_Waaazag

Theophony wrote:Glad I saved a bunch of cassettes from when we were purging old stuff at church. I disassembled a couple dozen and kept all the parts in a box. I have some vhs tapes that need to scuttle too.

The terrain is looking great. Keep it up.


I had to buy a lunch to get three old cassettes and cases (and one case was all cracked).

So the side vent got lots of little additions.


And the other side of the styrene square I cut, adding some Guard bits and a resin base for a more industrial look.


Added a Mark I Rhino hatch as an interior access cover.


If you look at the left of the interior I added the two small reels from the cassette tape as they look like great valve wheels.


A few more bits added above the down pipe.


With the side vent installed.


Ready for painting.


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/08 18:27:38


Post by: Captain Brown


Now with primer.
Spoiler:


Spoiler:







With some old metal Ratskins on it for scale.

They all will look better when painted up.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/08 18:38:01


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


This vent thing is cool, but I really like the roads. Inspiring stuff.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/09 10:40:58


Post by: gobert


The cassette vent is looking great, so much detail!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/09 10:46:38


Post by: Max Moray


Love the vent terrain piece. Absolutely convincing.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/09 16:25:03


Post by: youwashock


Terrain does indeed look legit. Too bad about the rodent infestation.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/11 18:58:31


Post by: CommissarKhaine


*Runs off to find soem old cassettes* Loving the terrain, very useful for Necromunda!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/13 01:47:59


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Warboss_Waaazag, gobert, Max Moray, CommissarKhaine and youwashock.

So first couple of layers of paint and the first varnish so it has some enduring strength when it gets hit with errant dice and to keep the rust powder on. Going to add some more grime and then a matt varnish.







The long painting and converting war continues...

CB

PS: youwashock, watch out for rats as I have painted up those two Ratskins.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/13 16:22:57


Post by: youwashock


That's really looking good, Captain. I'll go get some traps.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/13 16:45:14


Post by: Flapjack


That looks great, some convincing weathering going on there.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/13 19:12:05


Post by: Captain Brown


youwashock wrote:That's really looking good, Captain. I'll go get some traps.

Thank you, below are some photos to help you identify the perpetrators.
Flapjack wrote:That looks great, some convincing weathering going on there.

Thanks Flapjack.

So finished two more Ratskins with Muskets to make my gang a little more thematic. Light was a little poor when I took these shots.






The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/13 19:59:54


Post by: gobert


The cassette vent came out great as did the rat skins


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/13 20:06:50


Post by: Flapjack


Clasic ratskins were my favorite gang. Too bad I haven't got a chance to get my hands on some. The prices these go for lately, wow.

You really did them justice with the paintjob. Great work Captain!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/14 02:48:02


Post by: Yorkright


Love what you have done with the cassettes, have you ever posted up a pic of your gaming table? Would like to see all of your terrain with some of those fantastic rat skins running around on it.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/14 15:34:53


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you gobert and Flapjack.

Yorkright wrote: Love what you have done with the cassettes, have you ever posted up a pic of your gaming table? Would like to see all of your terrain with some of those fantastic rat skins running around on it.


Thanks, I will have to delay a little on the photo of the gaming table, as my City Fight Terrain table ended up being moved to the residences of three other players, some has been lost, some has been damaged, some of the better parts they want to keep for games at their places. Although as soon as we have a Necro game I will take some shots beforehand...and I am making more terrain.

Here is an experiment with some scatter terrain, a mound of rubble on broken tile for weight (as there is nothing as frustrating as light scatter terrain shifting when some models are placed on it.

Remember sprue rubble, well I have used it here...with some real small stones, sand and a few pieces of plastic to add detail.

Top down with some models.

Side view, you can see it is high enough for cover...which in Necromunda is line of sight...although for a regular 40K game it is large enough to place a squad on for cover.


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/14 16:58:39


Post by: youwashock


Gah! They're everywhere!

Sprue rubble rocks. Nice bit of scatter. The vermin look good, too. I have had multiple campaigns with Ratskin gangs that quickly turned into real problems.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/14 17:42:32


Post by: LynchMOBFTE


All of these are awesome! I would've never thought to use the cassette, it looks very zone mortals or imperial industrial esq. I recently purchase a handmade city fight "type " board from an Ebay store ( I'll have to check which one) but I say type because it doesn't quite fit the criteria(but works) cant quite fit models between floors and building count per sq. Ft is a little less than recommended but it is cheap well crafted, painted and very cool looking, quite impressive! Capt- Mrs. Lynch mob cant believe half our house is covered in 40k models and an airbrushing station. I'm quite the hobbyist on my days off from firefighting lol. But shes just happy I'm not a drunken marine anymore- thank god for 40k!

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Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/14 23:43:44


Post by: Maharg


Nice work CB. Amazing what can be done with a pile of junk and a lot of talent, particularly liking the cassette terrain. Ratskins look cool too


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/15 19:21:52


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks youwashock, LynchMOBFTE and Maharg.

I made another scatter piece.


So beside the Necromunda terrain I am building, this log is also about my old and damaged City Fight terrain. Here is the first building repatriated from my old City Fight table. It was returned first from one of my buddies storage rooms as it fell off a shelf and the tile base shattered.









Now separated into two sections and mounted on a chip board base that lets me use tabs to lock it together. This was one of the cardboard and tape jobs from the tutorial in White Dwarf. I think is needs a much lighter drybrush of white to represent dust.

What do people think?

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/15 19:36:13


Post by: youwashock


I agree it could use some lighter areas, but on the whole it looks ready for new action.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/16 14:04:06


Post by: Theophony


You even make slag piles look good .

Ratskins are very well done and the building made from the cassette is great as well.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/16 16:23:44


Post by: gobert


I think I made some buildings like that back in the day. The tape was always a to keep down, but I never want as far as to use textured paint. I think a light dry brush would help, it might add a bit of variation too


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/16 18:43:59


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you youwashock, Theophony and gobert.

Good suggestions so I am back to do more drybrushing. In the meantime, some more scatter finished.

A small one for some Gangers to hide behind and shoot from cover.

A larger one, trying out more bits (including a tank tread as one this size could be used for a regular 40K fight and have enough space to encompas a large squad)

One more complete with barbed wire.


More to come as I am photographing the Ventilator now.

The long painting and coverting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/16 20:51:11


Post by: youwashock


Nice. I like the busted pipe and razor wire.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/17 07:26:05


Post by: Bschwi1


Very nice scatter terrain.
I really need to get off my lazy behind and build some terrain, still using cardboard box buildings and books...


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/17 08:58:27


Post by: gobert


Nice use of random bits on the scatter terrain. Is that an old battery on the right of the last one?


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/17 15:01:34


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Nice work! The additional drybrush definitely improved things.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/18 19:33:31


Post by: Captain Brown


Bschwi1 wrote:Very nice scatter terrain.
I really need to get off my lazy behind and build some terrain, still using cardboard box buildings and books...

Thank you and good luck Bschwi1, nothing like a table with painted terrain to add to the experience.
gobert wrote:Nice use of random bits on the scatter terrain. Is that an old battery on the right of the last one?

gobert, thanks for the reply. No it is part of a Leman Russ side sponson.
CommissarKhaine wrote:Nice work! The additional drybrush definitely improved things.

Thanks CommissarKhaine.

OK the first dry brush on the ruined buildings.


I think I will do even more and then add some smoke stain effects above the windows.

The Ventilator







The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/18 19:42:18


Post by: youwashock


The ventilator looks top-notch. The hanging light in the alcove is a fantastic touch.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/20 16:19:15


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks youwashock,

Inspiration for that goes to Sean Patten, a master terrain builder from stuff lying around the house if there ever was one.

Started on some more scatter terrain, I have two sets of the 3rd edition starter box that need to be remounted on some chip board.

Rough first draft.


Also painted up a pair of old metal Cawdor gangers.





The Red Redemption continues to recruit more members.


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/20 16:21:26


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Lovely classic models - both the terrain and the cawdor . I used those ruins to mount up WHFB monsters for whom the base was too low (the old DE Manticore coms to mind...)


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/20 19:56:55


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks CommissarKhaine,

While I never purchased the starter box in that edition, either through trades or exchanges with my gaming group I have several, so here are two of them getting some love after years and years of sitting as primed plastic.



My main goal as I glued on the rubble was making certain the Chip Board base stays completely flat.


So no showers of glue to secure them down...epoxy for the larger pieces.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/20 22:44:54


Post by: youwashock


Love that old terrain. Gangers look good, too. If they get wiped out you could change the name to Red Dead Redemption.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/22 17:58:20


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you youwashock,

Now the two pieces with sand added, again small amounts at a time to use a small amount of glue and keep the Chip Bard flat.


Then the paint.




Side by side.


Now do I leave them as is on one layer of Chip Board, or do I add another two layers like some of my larger buildings?

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/22 20:24:00


Post by: youwashock


Those look great. Would leaving the extra layers off throw the levels out of whack by much? The extra strength can't hurt, though.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/11/24 15:19:54


Post by: CommissarKhaine


These bring back memories. Loving the progress on these!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/04 18:17:52


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks youwashock and CommissarKhaine,

Did another one while waiting for parts for my next building/generator (i.e. fluids to be consumed for more bits).

In progress


Completed and painted


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/04 19:11:35


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Nice use of materials. Beautiful concise paintjob. I was a little skeptical about the materials at first but seeing the end product painted it looks fantastic.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/04 20:14:05


Post by: youwashock


Love it. Can see the models scurrying across it already.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/05 05:39:24


Post by: Viterbi


Your output always amazes me Captain Brown, quality- and quantity-wise. That's some really cool terrain!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/05 09:13:53


Post by: Pomander Cask


The buildings look nice! Those chopped-off sprue frames look textured somehow, very good dry-brushing.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/06 20:35:31


Post by: Captain Brown


Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Nice use of materials. Beautiful concise paintjob. I was a little skeptical about the materials at first but seeing the end product painted it looks fantastic.

Thank you Warboss_Waaazag, sprue rubble comes through when you have run out of materials.

youwashock wrote:Love it. Can see the models scurrying across it already.

Thanks youwashock

Viterbi wrote:Your output always amazes me Captain Brown, quality- and quantity-wise. That's some really cool terrain!

Thanks Viterbi

Pomander Cask wrote:The buildings look nice! Those chopped-off sprue frames look textured somehow, very good dry-brushing.

Thank you Pomander Cask

Finalized another 3 metal Escher gangers. This time with red hair to contrast the blue and purple.

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The 7 now finished. 8 More to go.

Seeing them together, I need to use another brown on the bottom of the bases to match.

Now I want to decide what I am going to build with this water filter. I need to get the charcoal out of it as it is pretty heavy. But I think it would make a great part of a small power plant or manufactorium.


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/06 20:43:04


Post by: youwashock


Talk about standing the test of time. The Escher Heavies are still some of GW's best. The rest of the line has some classics, but the HPG gal is just top notch.

Fridge filter will make an awesome terrain piece, I am sure.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/07 22:21:16


Post by: gobert


Nice work on the eschers, the hair colours are a good touch. The filter looks like it’ll make a good terrain piece, maybe some hydraulic ram or something?


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/08 02:12:31


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


The corner ruins are looking great. The large pieces between the ruins give a good impression of the floor having caved in and are also flat enough to be playable (the first one). If you are still determining whether to bulk up the bases, I am in favor of it. I find when I use thin bases for terrain that they can get warped over time so I have been trying to use something beefy enough to hold up.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/10 23:47:14


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you youwashock, gobert and The Riddle of Steel,

Another three Eschers finished.

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The gang is getting larger.


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/11 02:49:11


Post by: youwashock


You're on a roll, Cap'n. How many of the lovely ladies do you have left?


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/11 03:04:51


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


I like the effect of the black metal with the metallic highlights as an alternative to the standard boltgun metal with dark wash. It is a nice effect and works well to contrast the brighter colors of these models.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/11 19:08:57


Post by: Captain Brown


youwashock wrote:You're on a roll, Cap'n. How many of the lovely ladies do you have left?

Five...well now two as the other three are shown below.
The Riddle of Steel wrote:I like the effect of the black metal with the metallic highlights as an alternative to the standard boltgun metal with dark wash. It is a nice effect and works well to contrast the brighter colors of these models.

Thank you Riddle.

Three more completed including a Gang Leader and another Juve.

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Entire gang so far.

As I am short on longer ranged weapons, the last two are a Leader with a Bolter and a Ganger with an Autogun.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/11 20:08:30


Post by: youwashock


Oh, sweet. Those last three are some of my favorites. The gal with the BP and grenade is an especially elegant model.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/11 20:26:11


Post by: Viterbi


I‘m not the biggest fan of the old Necromunda models, but your paintjob makes them very likable. Love the hair and overall color scheme.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/11 22:24:19


Post by: Heretic Tom


Awesome looking gang!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/13 17:04:34


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you youwashock, Viterbi, and Heretic Tom.

I thought I should show some shots of some of the terrain I have been building recently on the table top for a game of 40K (Not enough of our group members are ready for old school Necromunda yet).









Some of the roads, ruins, scatter, etc.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/13 17:43:27


Post by: youwashock


Looks fantastic, Cap'n. It is awesome to see the pieces "in their element", as it were.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/14 07:50:43


Post by: Viterbi


Nice gaming table, looked really good in the other thread with the minis on it!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/15 19:35:52


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


That tables looks great. I love the way the craters on the road helps to blend it in with the terrain around it. I did some battle damage on my roads, but I didn't build it out to overlap the table next to the road like you did, which makes it a lot more realistic and pulls it together. The overall table has a sufficiently blasted and bleak look to be a great setting for a battle.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2019/12/15 23:11:29


Post by: Yorkright


I’ve been waiting to see some of your terrain, looks very grim dark. The blasted and barren trees are a nice addition to the remains of the nearby buildings.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/09 23:12:18


Post by: Captain Brown


youwashock wrote:Looks fantastic, Cap'n. It is awesome to see the pieces "in their element", as it were.

Thank you youwashock.
Viterbi wrote:Nice gaming table, looked really good in the other thread with the minis on it!

Thank you Viterbi
The Riddle of Steel wrote:That tables looks great. I love the way the craters on the road helps to blend it in with the terrain around it. I did some battle damage on my roads, but I didn't build it out to overlap the table next to the road like you did, which makes it a lot more realistic and pulls it together. The overall table has a sufficiently blasted and bleak look to be a great setting for a battle.

Thank you Riddle
Yorkright wrote: I’ve been waiting to see some of your terrain, looks very grim dark. The blasted and barren trees are a nice addition to the remains of the nearby buildings.

Thank you Yorkright

Started a project using the filter, in the meantime I finished some more Cawdor gang members: Leader and a Heavy.



The gang so far.


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/15 20:52:49


Post by: Ezki


Great stuff!

Never have I ever though about using a cassette as a piece for terrain. Seems to work great!
The 40k terrain looks neat on the board. Bet they look even better with some models trying to shoot each other to smithereens.

Good looking gangs, especially the lovely ladies. Great choice of colors.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/15 21:42:29


Post by: youwashock


Love that Heavy. Man, Necromunda really had some great models. Your Cawdor gang is sweet.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/15 23:15:19


Post by: Fango


Wonderful, I love seeing all of these old-school Munda minis getting some love. The two original metal gangs I had almost a complete set of were Escher and Cawdor, so I like your taste!

The 40K cityfight terrain looks great as well, reminds me of the Forgeworld stuff they had out in the early 2000s, and on the Realm of Battle board as well! I painted mine brown (gray rocks, bone skulls), and flocked with green static grass....which in hindsight, may have been a bit overkill. What did you do for the blasted trees? Woodland Scenics?


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/16 21:49:39


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Ezki and youwashock
Fango wrote:What did you do for the blasted trees? Woodland Scenics?

Thanks Fango, yes the burnt trees are Woodland Scenic pines, cut up and bent without any foliage.

Two more Cawdor finished.





The whole gang so far, four more to go.


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/17 00:01:45


Post by: tzurk


Great work CB - always something inspiring in this thread whether it's terrain ideas or seeing the old models done justice. Look forward to seeing what you come up with for the water filter


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/17 05:44:44


Post by: Viterbi


Great work as usual. Love the bright red as a spot color and the green waterbottle on one of the last two models. And seeing his revolver I can't help thinking he nicked it of Hellboy


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/17 23:49:33


Post by: Maharg


Good work on the Cawdor gang so far, great to see these old minis getting some love. Terrain looks superb too, a really bleak warzone


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/18 15:43:32


Post by: gobert


Proper old skool gangers. I never got in to Necromunda back in the day, but always loved the character of the models and how they developed through a campaign. Shame my minis budget won’t stretch to them! Still I can live vicariously through your blog!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/01/30 22:26:55


Post by: Captain Brown


tzurk wrote:Great work CB - always something inspiring in this thread whether it's terrain ideas or seeing the old models done justice. Look forward to seeing what you come up with for the water filter

Thanks tzurk
Viterbi wrote:Great work as usual. Love the bright red as a spot color and the green waterbottle on one of the last two models. And seeing his revolver I can't help thinking he nicked it of Hellboy

Thank you Viterbi, the name is getting consideration.
Maharg wrote:Good work on the Cawdor gang so far, great to see these old minis getting some love. Terrain looks superb too, a really bleak warzone

Thanks Maharg
gobert wrote:Proper old skool gangers. I never got in to Necromunda back in the day, but always loved the character of the models and how they developed through a campaign. Shame my minis budget won’t stretch to them! Still I can live vicariously through your blog!

Glad I can be of some service gobert.

If anyone has old metal Necromunda laying around drop me a PM.

The water filter into some sort of power plant project begins.

Some of the things I will need.



The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/02 20:10:55


Post by: Captain Brown


Water filter project is on hold while I do some Necromunda terrain for the scene for my Monthly Painting Challenge entry.

Roof made from 0.6 thick polystyrene card with raised edges.


Sides made from old Necromunda bulkheads


Ends with old Necromunda bulkheads with a doorway.


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/03 12:20:09


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Always a fan of terrain, especially industrial stuff. Looking forward to seeing what you make of this.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/05 18:27:20


Post by: Captain Brown


Warboss_Waaazag,

Thanks, hoping I will not disappoint.

Adding vents and some hatches to the top in the lower center.


Adding a lip to the overhang.


First layer of paint and primer.


Masking for the hazard stripes.


More to come after I get some yellow on the edges.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/05 18:45:07


Post by: Fifty


Always good to see oldschool Necromunda terrain. It is on my list to do something with my own, eventually.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/05 22:39:00


Post by: youwashock


Oh, yeah. That's the good stuff, there.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/06 02:39:41


Post by: squall018


Necro Building is looking good. I have been spoiled by GWs plastics lately but nothing beats DIY terrain!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/06 06:40:54


Post by: Ezki


That building is getting along nicely.
Will look great when it's done!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/06 06:51:10


Post by: MacPhail


I'm pumped to see how the hazard stripes come out... the metal paint scheme looks great so far!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/06 19:46:49


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks folks.

Here is the result after touch-up and weathering.







I did not add graffiti as the sides of the model really do not have much in the way of flat space. What this has confirmed is I probably want to paint the bulkheads prior to fixing them to the floors for the towers.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/06 20:12:41


Post by: gobert


Who needs railings when you can have hazard stripes! Great job breathing new life in to old school terrain pieces CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/06 23:07:30


Post by: Captain Brown


 gobert wrote:
Who needs railings when you can have hazard stripes! Great job breathing new life in to old school terrain pieces CB


You need to have no railings so you can throw your opponents off the roof.

Thanks for the comment.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/06 23:16:07


Post by: Maharg


Nice work on the stripes and another fine terrain piece for the collection


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/07 08:50:26


Post by: Viterbi


Amazing terrain piece and nice work with weathering those hazard stripes!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/07 12:23:36


Post by: Theophony


That blue is an excellent color to go with the steel.
Well executed work on the stripes too.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/11 22:20:32


Post by: Ezki


Top notch!
Liking the stripes and the rust effect works great.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/12 01:29:06


Post by: squall018


Looks good. Could be a mechanics shop or whatever you want it to be but it definitely feels like it belongs in The Underhive.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/12 03:07:27


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Nice terrain piece. Those old bulkheads are amazingly useful.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/12 05:24:18


Post by: Yorkright


Captain Brown, great looking piece of terrain. Should look good on the table top with your armies.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/12 17:23:12


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Maharg, Viterbi, Theophony, Ezki, squall018, The Riddle of Steel, and Yorkright.

Alright, now back to the water filter build.

Parts, although I ended up using some copper wire vice the phone wiring. I also dropped the zap it straps for paper cut with some of Ms. Captain Brown's special scissors.
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Removed the bottom of the filter.
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Then drilled holes for the copper 90 degree bend pipes...and to get some charcoal out of the filter as it is quite heavy compared to other terrain pieces.


For the top I added cut paper to simulate some detail and a pair of cog buttons.

Then on the opposite side I drilled two smaller holes so I could secure the filter to the gang box. This was so the terrain would be nice and solid and not just have epoxy holding it together. Also allowed me to get some more charcoal out. The glued a pair of half a plastic clothes peg on each side with two part epoxy.


More to come as the long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/13 16:53:06


Post by: Captain Brown


Next up was the gang box portion.

I started by sawing through the extensions until I had a nice rectangular box. This took so long that I decided not to complete the job by sanding the top flat. Instead I decided to use some of the plastic detail and incorporate it. So some old Rhino hatches became building hatches.

Then I added old railings to three sides of the top deck.

Now the one short side I was placing railing was too long for one and two short for two, but I had a plan for that.
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Then for an access door I used a Rhino top hatch.

Then flanked it with two plastic close pegs. Which conveniently filed the two gaps in my railing.

I then prepared the other end for the water filter using some old scrap plastic. I just wanted the transition to look a little more realistic than just slapping the filter onto the back of the gang box.
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Added more up on the deck and sanded it to match the curve of the filter.
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Then with some drywall plugs I dry-fitted the filter to the gang box.
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Not before starting to add some bling to the sides of the gang box and some lights for the filter.



More to come.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/13 17:03:09


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


That's an impressive piece of scenery! It looks capable of putting a full 10-man Marine squad up on top as well, no?


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/13 17:05:42


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Nice, quick piece of terrain.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/13 18:51:52


Post by: Theophony


Nice job on the water filter building . The crenellations look brilliant.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/13 20:29:30


Post by: squall018


Knocked another one out of the park. Liking this building a lot.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/13 22:37:25


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Cap, those water filters are looking good. You’ve got some really nice bits there with the pipes, doors, valves, gears, etc. I love watching household junk turn into unique terrain.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/14 16:56:01


Post by: Captain Brown


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:That's an impressive piece of scenery! It looks capable of putting a full 10-man Marine squad up on top as well, no?

Thanks Gwyn, it might I have not tried that yet.
Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Nice, quick piece of terrain.

Thank you Warboss_Waaazag
Theophony wrote:Nice job on the water filter building . The crenellations look brilliant.

Thanks Theophony
squall018 wrote:Knocked another one out of the park. Liking this building a lot.

Thank you squall018
The Riddle of Steel wrote:Cap, those water filters are looking good. You’ve got some really nice bits there with the pipes, doors, valves, gears, etc. I love watching household junk turn into unique terrain.

Thank you Riddle.

Alright, next steps.

Added some more old plastic Hunter Killer Missile parts to the indentations of the gang box and some copper wire.
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Some lamps from the old GW terrain set.

The main wheel actually turns...but I might just glue it solid for strength. Nothing more embarrassing than placing some figures on someone terrain and have your model placement knock something off.

Kitten approved.

Primed
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Now because this is terrain figures will move over and perhaps occupy I am adding a strong black coat after the primer has dried for 24 hours to make certain the paint layers on top do not chip off.

More to come as I paint this piece of terrain.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB





Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/14 17:46:13


Post by: youwashock


Man, that is too cool.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/14 19:16:51


Post by: kestral


Top notch terrain - you've come a long way in 4 pages, in a manner of speaking.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/15 15:12:33


Post by: Theophony


Great work . If you leave the wheel movable then you could mark one tooth on the cog and use it for a turn counter by turning it .


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/16 11:04:59


Post by: Ezki


That looks so great!

Always nice to see terrain made out of an assortment of random household stuff.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/17 16:16:59


Post by: Captain Brown


youwashock wrote:Man, that is too cool.

Thanks youwashock
kestral wrote:Top notch terrain - you've come a long way in 4 pages, in a manner of speaking.

Thank you kestrel...I have so much more to do and so many ideas still to try and implement.
Theophony wrote:Great work . If you leave the wheel movable then you could mark one tooth on the cog and use it for a turn counter by turning it .

Thanks Theophony, never thought of that...although it would be so small and my gaming groups is getting along in years there would be complaints they could not see which turn the game was at.
Ezki wrote:That looks so great!

Always nice to see terrain made out of an assortment of random household stuff.

Thank you Ezki

So with primer:


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First layer of paint. You can see that the valve wheel has already come off...:(


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Many more layers of highlights and then weathering to go.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/17 18:49:36


Post by: gobert


Looks a great first coat of paint. It’s going to look fantastic when it’s done. It’s already hard to identify the original components


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/17 20:35:55


Post by: Viterbi


Sorry about the valve wheel, but looking good, excited to see it completely painted up!


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/18 03:30:00


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


It’s already looking great just with the progress so far. I love the cat pic! It’s good to have a painting buddy.


Captain Brown Builds Terrain, Old School Necromunda and other Things... @ 2020/02/18 03:59:56


Post by: MacPhail


Looking great! I think you found a nice balance of found objects and actual wargaming bits. The lamps and railing give some nice detail and texture without seeming out of step with the rest of it.