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Wow.. some astounding work there.

You're an extremely skilled modeler, that's some of the cleanest plasticard and building work I have seen.

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Thanks M_Cat.
I really like the idea of adding the weeds.
I'm always telling other's to add some plant-life to their models. It gives terrain some "age".

Thanks York'. I got some good practice for concrete when I did my UFO crash piece. It's mostly just a matter of adding a little "sand" to a grey scale paint-job.

Red Harvest wrote:Photographing reflections from the glass... yee-ouch. Lots of indirect lighting. That's the only way I can think of. But I'm a garbage photographer.
Yeah, it'll be a gratuitous use of white plasticard and careful angles to give "plain" reflections and even lighting.

The forklift. ...and possible flashing lights like on emergency vehicles. it is fairly standard on such equipment.
Oh yeah, good catch. Added a light, see below.

Thanks LT. Reflections are just a bugger when you are trying to capture the things inside.

Thanks Graven'. I hope it does match the Infinity universe once I've finished.

Thanks Cam'. Yeah, I've thought that too. Similar to the light-through-the-window shots I did for Graven's bell tower.

Thanks Pacific. High praise. I hide or sand the rough work I do. I can't cut a straight line to save my life.

As Red' said, the forklift was missing a flashing orange light.
I also added a bottle of coke to the side of the steps/ladder to give it a bit of a disused look.

That's probably it until it's primed and ready to paint.

Before that, I've got to move the workshop...

Speaking of the workshop...

Some magenta lines.
Soon to be joined by some purple lines...

Until then...


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This thing gets more awesome very time I drop by.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
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Apologies, I had no idea this was here. Subbed and will keep up going forward. Brilliant work on the scratch build. For some reason Baba Yaga popped into my head when i saw it.

 
   
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Thanks CK. Nice to hear.

Thanks Skalk. It'll give you something to read through when you're not busy. This blog is the reason my "army" blog seems so quiet for long periods.
Not heard of Baba Yaga before, so can't say why it came to you.

Workshop, now with added purple:


Some grey dry-brushing over this to give it realism, then smaller details, the sign, the plants, and then weathering left to do...


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Not where I should be

Looking fabulous with the splash of colour. Really a special piece bud.

   
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Eastern edge

that shop looks beeyooteefuullll! that crane is also awesome

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Beyond the Beltway

Not heard of Baba Yaga? Amazing. Acquaint yourself with the Myth/Folklore. It's Ukrainian, but has seeped into pop culture by way of RPGs, D&D mainly.

A few bright neon color splashes, a good call. Infinity players like a bit of brightness on the table. Signage incoming too?

 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Cam'. Well Infinity is set in that special distance into the future where everything is brightly coloured and strongly contrasting.

Thanks Shas'.


Red Harvest wrote:Not heard of Baba Yaga? Amazing. Acquaint yourself with the Myth/Folklore. It's Ukrainian, but has seeped into pop culture by way of RPGs, D&D mainly.
Yeah, the internet told me some of that.
Much like my lack of playing any tabletop games, I've not played D&D either...

...well that's not entirely true, but it might be: I did play some kind of rpg game when I was 12. I created a character (a Dwarf, as I tend towards heavily armoured when that is an option), and a group of 3 of us crept into a cave of some kind. The only thing I remember from that game was our group walking into an opening and a large tentacled creature rose from a pool of water. I was up first after this and chose to say "well there's something you don't see every day".

I have however recently discovered Critical role on YT (via board games) and am working my way through the first series.

A few bright neon color splashes, a good call. Infinity players like a bit of brightness on the table. Signage incoming too?
I thought so. And yep, see below.

Some smaller details added and the main sign started:

The sign is going to have a yellow to green blend from top to bottom and undecided coloured lettering.
I'm aiming to have it appear to have some digital signal breakup on the right there. Once the background colour is done it'll be clearer (with yellow squares in the green and vice versa). So that it looks like a screen and not a painted billboard.


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Coloured shop is coming along great.

Sign already looks very good, will be waiting for the next step towards the c billboard effect.

I first heard about Baba Yaga in John Wick. Go figure.

 
   
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Thanks LT. I've not seen or read John Wick either...

Anyway, sign-of-life / sign progress:

The yellow/green fade was really kicking my behind, so it is what it is.
It'll get a gloss varnish over it (and maybe a section of clear plastic too) so that should help it look better.

Don't look too close as many of the lines are also rough and horrible.

I'm generally happy with the digital breakup though, so there's that.


Ta.


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Mostly, on my phone.

Yeah, the digital breakup really sells it. Smashing stuff.

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Beyond the Beltway

You've heard of Black Annis? Most cultures had some sort of 'Hag' in their folklore. Baba Yaga falls into that category.

Signage is good. It is a very common detail in Infinity buildings.

 
   
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Garage looks great Doc, as others have said signage really good.

I remember reading about Baba Yaga in school (decades ago), a russian or eastern europe fairy tale if my memory serves me right.
   
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Thanks Graven', good to hear.

Yeah, I have heard of Black Annis.

Red Harvest wrote:...Signage is good. It is a very common detail in Infinity buildings.
So I have noticed.

Thanks York'.

Plantlife added.
Why a garage would need/want a small rooftop garden, I can't say. Maybe just to match the local architecture...


A couple more jobs to do on this and it's done.
Stay tuned.


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Grass growing between the cracks? My god man, that is attention to detail!
   
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Thing to remember for future projects. If the roof is large enough, leave space so that a CD (yeah, remember those: 120mm dia. for those who don't ) can fit flat onto the surface somewhere.

Well of course you've heard of her. Wikipedia tells me she lives near Leicester. Leicester is close to everything else in Great Britain, from looking at the map-- right smack in the center of the island. So she's not far from you. Sleep lightly

 
   
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I am inlove with the mech fork lift. Constructuon never looked so fun. Am i the only one who wonders why the future is hexagons when squares are the most efficient use of space.

The shop is well painted the transitons are on point and the splash of colors is refreshing.
   
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I like the roof top garden very much, it augments the look of the 'weeds' growing in the roof tile cracks.

I think the building must be from an earlier period, when the town had some civic pride, before the fighting. Perhaps the owner/operator also had living space in the same building. Maybe it wasn't always a workshop (with all the window square footage, maybe it was a shop of a different sort). One way or anther, the town had a higher aesthetic goal, which has become overcome by a the need to either support the war effort, watch out for raiders, or both.

In any event, the resources/time/labor no longer exist for whatever the 'grander' look was, now only the center piece remains, tended on an 'as can' basis so that something green exists amongst the containers of parts and other mundane requirements of a nation at war.

Maybe?

Great scenicking Doc!

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Thanks York'. I said I had plans for the larger cracks. When have you ever seen a tiled area that doesn't have something growing between the cracks?

Red Harvest wrote:Thing to remember for future projects. If the roof is large enough, leave space so that a CD (yeah, remember those: 120mm dia. for those who don't ) can fit flat onto the surface somewhere.
I have over 350 CD albums. It's one of my collections.
What do they use that for in Infinity?

Well of course you've heard of her. Wikipedia tells me she lives near Leicester. Leicester is close to everything else in Great Britain, from looking at the map-- right smack in the center of the island. So she's not far from you. Sleep lightly
She's nearer than you might think. That's the neighbouring county; about 25-30 miles to the county border from where I am. That's simultaneously close and a long way over here.

Thanks Comrade'. Ah well, hexagons are actually a very efficient use of material. Have a look at a collection of bubbles next time you are near some; see what shape you can see on the interior faces where the bubbles intersect. Also, consider bee hives; they build the honeycomb as round holes in wax and then warm it to melt into an efficient shape...hexagons.

Squares/cubes are just easier to pack from a lazy human point of view though. I should know, I've packed shelves in a shop.

Thanks 'Cat. Yeah, the grass seeds have to come from somewhere.
Good thoughts.
Although the "bump" in the roof is to house the mechanism for the central arm inside, it could have been there before.
I like the leave these sort of thoughts to the viewer, as I mentioned in your thread, so long as I build with a sense of logic that is picked up by the viewer and they can come up with their own rationale.


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We shall immediately derail this thread into a good old talk about structural integrity and surface area coverage.

Hex's are a strong structure for pretty much anything. Great for building up. However if you wanted to maximize living space size most efficently to wall raito a square is best suited. And circles make great windows.

Thus geometry is whatever. Architects are awesome.

I am merely interested in how hexagons became assoicated with high tech and sci fi in culture among as far as i can speak uk, usa, and europe. Its a fun thing to ponder. I am far to young to know when the fad really began.
   
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Looks great dude, the garden is obviously the overgrown ashtray, as everyone goes up on the roof for a cigarette (cigarette for your yanks) .

And as any bee knows hexagonal is the best use of space for strength and coverage. Squares are square!

I thought Baba Yagga was a profit, like Nostradamus, but actually more accurate, but yeah an old hag from outer Siberia or somewhere. Kids very scared of the thought of her.The reference in John Wick is to the boggyman, as in the one you get to kill the boggyman. Off to check out the Brit...

Anyways fantastic work DrH, about time you got some paint on that poor forklift.

Edit, funny the autocorrect on Dakka would not let me type a slang word for cigarette!

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Because it is a very derogatory term for a homosexual man here in the USA. So to is the term for a burning piece of wood, the cig term plus -ot. Ah well, I can say fanny all day long and nobody gets upset.

The circular template in Infinity is the size of a CD. There is a type of airborne trooper that uses it to determine where it lands. It cannot land where the template doesn't fit flat on the terrain.

And to paint a forklift you go, Mr. Doc, sir. Fantastic piece that it is.

 
   
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I have a few "garden" pieces for my Necromunda terrain. Gangers gotta eat, even if it is nutri-slime and fungi. We've played some some Raid games where the objective was destroy the gardens. Flamers are brutal.

 
   
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I'm used to derailment; my other blog went off on a string of Llama puns for 4 or 5 pages at one point.

I can't really remember the exact quote, but hexagons are supposed to use the minimum amount of material for a given space... hence the bubbles and bees examples.
They do, however, differ from construction of buildings. Cubes are easier to build when it comes to architecture. It's a different kind of efficiency.

As for why hexagons mean "the future". I think it's due to "now" being all based on squares and cubes we see the shapes made from hexagons being more advanced as they are "different" or exotic, and more always give the impression of better; you could stick with 4 walls, but you could have 6, how much better is that!
Kind of the same way that the boxy past has been replaced with curvy "now"... even if that kind of goes back on what I was saying...

Thanks Cam'. Yeah, that would definitely end up being the ash tray.
I spent ages trying to see if there was a spelling difference between the two "cigarette"s that are shown. Thought my dyslexia was playing up.
It's a shame that people can't be grown up enough to not need policing for words that are as useful as cigarette when it's used in the correct context. What's the world come to when you can't go for a cigarette and have to go for a cigarette...
As Red' said, it's used as a derogatory word by some people that need their own derogatory word, instead of for a cancer stick.

Forklift will get paint once the workshop has vacated the space on the painting desk.

Red Harvest wrote:...So to is the term for a burning piece of wood, the cig term plus -ot.
That's also a certain food over here.

Ah well, I can say fanny all day long and nobody gets upset.
But we over this side of the ocean have a whole different view of what you're talking about here. Good replacement for the 4-letter c-word, but slightly friendlier...

The circular template in Infinity is the size of a CD. There is a type of airborne trooper that uses it to determine where it lands. It cannot land where the template doesn't fit flat on the terrain.
I see. Without the raised garden piece a CD would fit on the roof (without even taking it out the box). That piece can't be removed though and it'd look a bit empty without it. I'm getting there with gaming terrain, I just like details...

And to paint a forklift you go, Mr. Doc, sir. Fantastic piece that it is.
Thanks. It'll be next up.

Sounds good, Skalk.

Progressing, but not worth showing yet. Stay tuned.

Oh, and sad to see the passing of Stephen Hawking. What a mind. I salute you.

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Its a shame we didn't get to ask hawking about the hex-square building de-llama we just encountered.

I vote we straight up use octagons then! way more exotic especially in cone form.

Let me know when its worth showing. I will be dancing in my thread.

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Mostly, on my phone.

Llate to the party as always. The grass in the cracks is an outstanding fix of a non-problem. Awesome, dude.

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Wow, lovely attention to details as always, Dr H. The little garden really adds a spark of life to that worskhop, nice touch.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Remember, we have fanny packs here in the USA. Ladies wear them, and put things in them all the time. Stop giggling you Brits, you.

I thought the English (UK-English) word for the "C" word was quim. Not a word used here in the US. Also not used in the same sense, growler.

Not an appealing entree that, Doc.

RE: hexagons. Get a handful of drinking straws, and squeeze them together. They will form hexagonal shapes.

For an interesting use of cubes, and related shapes, in buildings, see the works of Paul Rudolph, maestro of Brutalism.

Don't worry too much about the CD fitting. Not every roof needs to be a LZ. Variety is a good thing in terrain. The one other thing is that players may want to place a scatter piece or two, like a dumpster or such, against a wall, to break up the sight lines a bit. It looks like you left space for that.

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cormadepanda wrote:...de-llama...
Don't start that again. Alpaca it in.

I vote we straight up use octagons then! way more exotic especially in cone form.
But where will it stop? One day we'll all be living in dodecahedrons and Icosahedrons, and D&D players will become feng-shui specialists...

Let me know when its worth showing. I will be dancing in my thread.
See below. No dancing.

Thanks Graven'. There'd have been grass even if the cracks were even, you know me.

Thanks CK. It's these little things that can add far more realism than any number of bling or skulls.

Red Harvest wrote:Remember, we have fanny packs here in the USA. Ladies wear them, and put things in them all the time. Stop giggling you Brits, you.
How could we forget. Do people still use these? I've not seen any since the '90s.

I thought the English (UK-English) word for the "C" word was quim. Not a word used here in the US. Also not used in the same sense, growler.
I've not knowingly heard anyone use quim. I've heard growler. My small circle of friends are fine with using the c-word in a friendly way.

Not an appealing entree that, Doc.
I didn't say that it was, just that it exists. It's the first thing I think of when I hear that word, even if I can't tell you what's in it.

RE: hexagons. Get a handful of drinking straws, and squeeze them together. They will form hexagonal shapes.

For an interesting use of cubes, and related shapes, in buildings, see the works of Paul Rudolph, maestro of Brutalism.
Ah ha, can see where you get some of your ideas.

Don't worry too much about the CD fitting. Not every roof needs to be a LZ. Variety is a good thing in terrain. The one other thing is that players may want to place a scatter piece or two, like a dumpster or such, against a wall, to break up the sight lines a bit. It looks like you left space for that.
If the players are friendly enough they could agree to use this roof as a LZ, or not if they use all the boxes and such.
Yep, that and the possibility of placement on a battlemat type thing, is why I didn't add any surrounding terrain to this one. A change from my usual form.

And with that, all done (to the extent that it will be):
All very zoomable and votable.

Mik's Mech Shop.
Who's Mik?
Why'd he/she/it decide to open a Mech shop?
and where'd they go?
These and many more questions will go unanswered below...

Outside overview:

Internet cookies for those that can decipher the 2 main bits of graffiti.

Roof and loose pieces:


Closer views outside:


Separating the piece:


Closer views inside:


There'll be more views of this once I have the forklift to show with it.
Generally happy with it. A good challenge for a change in my usual style and approach. Happy to see the end of it (this has gone on far too long with all the breaks) Many many things I could spend hours more on perfecting, but time to call it.

Time to get back to the DI models before they are out of date completely...
And the forklift has now moved on to the painting desk.

Thanks for following along.


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