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Illinois

Fancy. Need to backlog, but I like that building.

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

That's a beast of a building. Such clean lines, too.

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Thanks, Graven. That's part of the style, clean lines and right angles. It presents a nice challenge, and it does look near future-esque enough.

 Archer wrote:
Is that 16mm MDF? Or 5/8" if you are so inclined. That is one very solid structure you have there. Any particular reason for making it out of such hefty material?

It is just corrugated cardboard. Underneath the cardstock veneer, it looks like this

This keeps the stuff from warping. This is the thickness

The top scale is an Engineer's Ruler. I'm using the 1/50 scale for this building, and future buildings too. It fits better with the larger minis that are out these days and it is easy to use. I'm beginning to like 'easy to use' more and more. For most things, anyway. The scale ruler shows the walls are 2.8 feet thick.

Ruglud, this is what I had in mind for the windows

Yes, they are large, but that is part of the style.

Started work on the entrance. The white cardboard is just a placeholder for where the 'glass' will go.


And a scale shot


Really, the building is 60' by 60' which is not that large at all.

Cam, I like your suggestion. Maybe not all that shiny, but gleaming at least. I'll poke around for examples. the R&R hall of fame is one... Hmmm.

Thanks Grimdork. Not that much of a backlog though. I've been quiet for a while.

Thanks Vik. Built 'em sturdy and they last forever.

The tricky part will be the interiors. I've sort of planned for that though.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Berlin Germany

honestly was also thinking you used MDF for that build...but all those details would then be impossible to make with that material...shows all the more how clean you can work...as for the windows...bigger is better in modern day architecture...as more an more the trend is to substitute artificial light with daylight sources...

as for the footprint of the house...well, my son Felix and me are starting to build a wild west town...and if you want, say a playable inside of a saloon, you have to biggerize everything to make convincing room for furniture and models...GW really made us dumb in that department...

   
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Welcome back Red'. Nice looking building to return with.


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Red, welcome back. That's a fine looking building. Very impressed that you're using cardboard in that way, and it's not warping. Any secret to it?


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Great progress on that building. It's large enough to be a table itself.

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Thanks Theo, but 1/16th of a table, really.

Cleatus, you need to brace the stuff... see the 1st photo in the previous post.

Yeah Vik, you need to make room to be able to put your hands into the building. That means high ceilings, and movable walls. Which is why this building is so tall. Almost double the height such a building-- one with 2 storeys -- normally would be.

Thanks Doc.

Had a Game night over the weekend, so no building until last night. Just a little work on windows.

This one will have a door in the middle. I'm just not sure how I'll go about doing it. Note the door is properly sized. Or will be

Working on the wall of glass for the front facade.


Just another shot to show that the doorways are in scale, even though they probably look too small to many people... because everyone is used to seeing gigantic doors. Bah.

I'm wondering if I want to use the very shiny plastic for the smoked windows. Or even leave a few clear ones. Time to experiment.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
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Beautiful work sir, love the architecture.

Doors look OK, though in modern buildings, especially office type, the doors are getting bigger. In previous job, had to deal with a 10' x 10' single leaf door with an automated operate. Damn thing fell off the hinges one night when security numpty tried to slam it shut. That was heavy.

   
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Looks Awesome, Love seeing you build Terrain Red

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Thanks JoeRugby. This is a project that will last the whole summer, in all probability. I have no intention of rushing it, or stressing myself about it. That is what I did with the miniature painting, and it turned out to be a Bad Idea™.

Thanks Cam. Was that a service entry door? 10'x10' is a monster size...

Ruglud, dollar signs instead of pound signs?

Just one WIP, the front door. Cutting these window frames is a bit tedious. I've tried doing it as strips, but that does not work well at all.

I'm thinking about leaving the glass clear, so some interior detail will be visible. Or maybe mix and match. I'll have to experiment. Given the size of the interior, it will require some detailing.

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cutting these windows is wasting a lot of material i bet...but totally worth it!

   
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Such a beautiful crisp finish though, not chunky clunky like mine, positively elegant sir.

   
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Beyond the Beltway

Not at all, Vik. The material is this

So, what I don't use goes into the recycling bin.

Cam, we have different styles, and that is a good thing. If you wanted to you could get the crisp angles etc too.

Ah, finished the windows, except the big one. (maybe stained glass for that? Hmmm.)


^^^This side is getting a catwalk or breezeway to connect it to other buildings... eventually.

Now I need to scrounge up more clear "glass". I need it as backing for the plastic for the smoked glass, since that stuff is a bit flimsy.

Thanks for stopping by. Got a long Holiday Week-end, so probably no update until Wednesday.

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Long holiday weekend means eating more cereal, which means more material for building awesome . Enjoy the weekend sir. The building is looking great. Will you use a brush on primer or how will you paint this up without spraying the windows?

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Yep, $ as I work in finance and it's all $s... plus this is is reminiscent of a beachfront property In the US of A. Maybe in Miami?

Looks like you sand the glossy side of the cereal packet as well. Presume this is for better glue and or paint adhesion?

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funny...the inside out cereal cardboard looks totally different than what we have here...our cardboard is grey inside...thhus i got confused by the color to compare it to MDF... and of course with that stuff excess material is worth no tear

by the way... seems you sand it down before glue and cutting...makes sense...if atm i am too lazy for this procedure^^

   
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Beyond the Beltway

Theo, I'll paint the building before gluing the windows into place. They are just pressure fit for now. Of course, since the windows are slippery plastic, even if I sprayed paint on them, it would be easily removed.

Ruglud, Yes, 150 grit to take the gloss or sealer off for better adhesion. Works a charm. Messy though, since it generates dust the color of whatever inks were used for printing. I need to wipe down the sanded surface with a lightly dampened paper towel to get it off. A bit tedious, but no complaints, since it is free material. Could be in Miami, or anywhere really. I had a friend who used to housesit for a family in the DC area that had a place like this in a toney area along the river (Potomac River). Beautiful house, but it was so, well, cold, austere. I could not see how it could be a 'home", if that makes sense. There is something a bit off about residential buildings in this style. My Opinion™, of course.

Vik, we have gray and brown and even white colored cardstock-- white usually for frozen foods-- for food packaging. This stuff is heavier, thicker, than normal packaging since it is for a "family value pack" of the cereal. It is thick enough that I only need 1 layer of it for the window mullions and muntins.

 
   
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Looking wonderful.

Sure I have mentioned this before, could try a lamented clear pouch for the glass.

   
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^that...but still a bit problematic when it comes to glue?

   
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Lovely work on the windows (and the structure as a whole).


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When I looked at that building at first it looked really massive, much bigger than the average sci fi building. But as I thought about it, and especially with the glass front, I just realized that most modern buildings are actually too small, and any large building would dominate the average wargaming table.

Lovely stuff, keep it up.

   
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Danke, DaBoss. This building would be ~15.25 meters per side, which is slightly larger than most houses here in the US, at least in depth -- not counting the McMansions. Not at all a large building. So much terrain for TTG's is undersized, or maybe scaled for 20mm or something.

Yah Vik, Cam, laminating stuff is not ideal. I'm using clamshell plastic for the glass part and plastic binder insert/divider whatever for the smoke part. I'll pressure fit it into place when I affix the rest of the window parts on the interior. It will effectively 'float' in the frame. Not the quickest way to do it, but it makes for a durable window. I like durable. Durable is good.

Here is the rooftop, or a few WIPs. The skylights have a solar panel look with the smoked glass. Maybe I need to make the glass clear?




I'm still debating how much detail to add to the rooftop. The wall are going to be fairly plain. The building will be a bit light on external details.

I wanted to post this photo of a set of d6's I received as a gift.

Pretty cool, eh? I've been having fun rolling these as my fireball dice when we play D&D.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Loving the dice.

Skylights really work well, agree about them looking a little "solar panel-ish" maybe get away from that with painting the back of the glass silver or blue for the sky, sure I have seen you do that before.

Excellent work as always sir.

   
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Aye, wargaming buildings are really underscaled. The school I work in has at least 6 units which are each the size of that building on the main site, and another site down the road.

Looking lovely, skylights are gorgeous. Infinity terrain done right is fantastic.

   
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Amusing dice.

Nice work on the skylights. Smoked is fine.


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Those skylights - sheer brilliance



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Wow... from the spiral stair on page 1 to these skylights and windows, I'm thoroughly impressed. Now to read the 40 intervening pages for inspiration. Great work!

   
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Awesome roof top.

also dear lord those dice look like its going to be hell to read.

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
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And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
 
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