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THIS is the kind of board people who always be playing 40K on. Bravo!

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The final piece I've been waiting for has arrived...

I shall show you all what is to come soon.

   
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Just looking at this blog makes me dream of the terrain I might one day build. Y'know, in a million years time.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
The final piece I've been waiting for has arrived...

I shall show you all what is to come soon.
Oh don't do that to us, you tease.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
The final piece I've been waiting for has arrived...

I shall show you all what is to come soon.
Oh don't do that to us, you tease.


Who knew a 2nd edition Makari was so pivotal to his plans?

Obviously the challenge will be to keep that metal banner pole straight long term, but...

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I have the 2nd Ed Makari... somewhere...

Anyway, I got everything together, and here are the final pieces of the last great expansion (probably... ):



There are also some Tyranids that need seeing too as well...


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Pretty sure you are single-handedly keeping GW in business HBMC, that is an impressive haul! Is this all going to be for 40k terrain? Curious to see what you are planning with the herdstone, bonereaper thing and webway portal (which I had no idea was even a thing).

   
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Some of it will end up specifically as Necromunda terrain, the rest as regular 40K terrain.

The Webway gate is going to find itself covered in vines and become part of the Deathworld board I'm working on. Ditto for those Wyldwoods, as they'll make up the "big" elements of that table compared to all the usual Deathworld stuff, which tends to be smaller and more spindly. The Derelict Factorums will be done up as part of that table as well, so I can swap in/out the Imperial or Eldar stuff depending on what type of Deathworld table I want to do.

The Moonbase Klaisus will be painted up to match the stuff I've done already.

The Herstone and the Bonetithe Nexus are mainly because I think they look cool, and they'll make for interesting pieces/objectives as well as stuff for the 40k RPGs.

   
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Does anyone remember this guy:



It's a fairly old piece of GW terrain, from their old Cities of Death line. I have often spoke of how I have tables of this stuff, and if all goes well tomorrow you'll get to see some basically finished pieces. I've also built the last few Ryza Ruins from the Moon Base Klaisus that you can see nestled in here, and they'll get seen to at the same time so they can match the others.

Whilst delving deeply into my spare bits to find that CoD panel (one of the buildings I'll be dealing with tomorrow had a broken part that needed replacing), I came across these two things (one still in the shrink-wrap, removed to reduce glare):



God I have a lot of terrain...

I shall report back one the red tide has fallen once again. And then after that... martian craters!

Yes, all of this is in service of having a completely new board to play on when everyone comes around for another 40K day in a fortnight's time.


(Thanks to Bits & Kits for the CoD panel pic!)

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I really to show Mrs Kyoto this blog.

See! I'm not weird! I'm not even in the upper 50% of collectors!

 
   
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H.B.M.C.

Where do you store it man?

If I had that much Mrs. Captain Brown would kick me out of the house.

CB

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Red spray paint does not taste good, kids. Never inhale it.

Ick.

   
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I'm fairly sure inhaling any spray paint isn't recommended, dude - that's why they say to use it in a well-ventilated area, ideally outdoors...

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Whilst delving deeply into my spare bits to find that CoD panel (one of the buildings I'll be dealing with tomorrow had a broken part that needed replacing), I came across these two things (one still in the shrink-wrap, removed to reduce glare):



I have one of these- single worst kit I have ever tried to put together. Looks lovely once finished, but I think I had about 5 rubber bands on it at one point to stop the whole thing springing apart before the glue cured!

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Does anyone remember this guy:



It's a fairly old piece of GW terrain, from their old Cities of Death line. I have often spoke of how I have tables of this stuff, and if all goes well tomorrow you'll get to see some basically finished pieces. I've also built the last few Ryza Ruins from the Moon Base Klaisus that you can see


So do you have some spares of that piece? The large damaged wall section.

CB

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I have a whole bag full of them.

Back when GW still let you order bits, including sprues, I once ordered 10 Manafactorum sprues because it I thought they looked cool.

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I am so jealous. There isn't anything you might be willing to trade some of the 10 Manufactorum sprues is there?



Cheers,

CB

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Well... as you'll soon see (just got to finish the gold, then the shading, then some weathering here and there), they've pretty much been used. Made a few large buildings.

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The real reveal of all this stuff will take place once the whole table is ready to go, but for now I'm just going to preview the smallest of the buildings in this set I constructed way back in, like 2007, I think. 2008? I can't remember. In any case, this is just (a lot) of red spray, silver spray for the floors, heavy silver dry-brush, picking out various details in gold, and then gloss nuln oil wash over the silver floors. It's meant to look patchy and worn, and it's a super simple way of getting a lot of terrain (especially big pieces) done:



But that's not all! I painted one of my Sector Mechanicus towers. Thanks to a very handy and simple tutorial from Sonic Sledgehammer Studios I tried out the spray black/heavy brown drybrush/silver drybrush/blotchy faded colour panels technique, and it turned out exactly as I'd hoped. Normally I'd do all one colour, but I wanted to do a set of blue panels. Other ones will have a mix of reds, greens, blues, purples and whatever else takes my fancy:




More to come.

[EDIT]: My Battlefield-In-A-Box Badlands terrain arrived with almost everything damaged, some quite badly (either split into 3 pieces, or with the base torn away). Not happy.

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It’s so good to see all this beautiful terrain finally get some paint. Your quick techniques look really good, and I’m sure they will look amazing when they have models on them during a game.

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Not ready to show everything off yet, but I just finished sticking together the last part of the Ryza ruins. Combined them with a couple of Sector Mechanicus elements (painter's tape kept the joins free of paint whilst I sprayed and finished everything).

They're near some of my new Martian/badlands rock formations from GF9 (a few of which are quite broken... :( ).

Anyway, far more to come soon!


   
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Melbourne

Looking good H.

The silver drybrushed over red is a simple and very effective look for the Sec-Mech buildings. I plan on doing something similar for my own Ryza ruins.
The yellow/blue panels are an interesting effect too.

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Simple, effective, and by the end of it your wrist will be sore.

In other news, the fine feathered finks over at Battlefront Miniatures (makers of Flames of War, and owners of Gale Force 9) have graciously offered to replace my busted batch of broken Battlefield-in-a-Box Badlands terrain.

It probably won't be here in time for the game next weekend ( ) but I'll make do with what I have (I mean, it's not like they can get any more broken... right). I did also do up a couple of extra Manufactorum buildings for exactly this reason; was never sure if Noble Knight would get me the stuff in time.

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Good work H.B.M.C.

Cheers,

CB

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Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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I've teased you for long enough... proper update this time!

“Mars tugs at the human imagination like no other planet." - John Noble Wilford

Hello again,

It may not come as a shock to any of you, but I have a big fondness for terrain. I once began making cities out of the boxes the games came in piling little unit boxes, on top of tank boxes on top of game boxes to make towering sky multi-coloured sky-scrapers. Later came the much-vaunted Necromunda card terrain*, and then later the 40K expansion of that, including the Firebase, the Bastion, the Bunker and, sadly, the one I never managed to get, the Command Tower. These were all excellent replacements for my tank box towers, but even they could be considered limited, especially the Necromunda terrain which, whilst impressive, didn't really look like buildings. After all, they were all mostly flat open platforms stacked on top of one another.

[*That appears to be 3 sets of Necromunda terrain, and it already looks like too much. I have 5 sets. Imagine what that looks like all at once... ]

Then GW went and released Cities of Death, an expansion for Warhammer 40k that built upon the Cityfight rules from ages ago. With this book came the release of plastic modular multi-part buildings - GW's first real foray into this sort of thing. Part of that release was the massive Imperial City box, which was more than twice the size of the later Imperial Sector box.

I bought two.

These kits were, by today's comparisons, quite crude (and we'll see an example of this a bit later). The sprues were heavy as hell, especially the sprue with all the ultra-thick floor pieces. Everything had mould-lines up the wazoo and you spend as much time cleaning them as you did building them. They were difficult to work with, requiring a lot of shaving and cutting to make things fit correctly, and you always had too many ruined bits when all I wanted to make was intact buildings.

Cities of Death kits were all based around 3" high panels like this one. More specifically, the entire CoD system was actually built around this singular strut, and it didn't matter which wall panel you chose, they all had one of those struts as part of their make-up. Even the ruined pieces had partial struts as part of their design. It helped to space everything out, and if you look at the various wall panels you'll see that they had two little nubs, one about a 3rd of the way down, and another right at the bottom. These were the only guides when it came to sticking walls together. You lathered them with glue, held them together and hoped for the best.

Most of the time what it meant is that you had to start with all the corners, as it made for a more solid starting point. From there you could add things on. Inside corners were very difficult, as you'd have to shave off the rivets that were on the struts to get a flush connection, and it never lined up perfectly as it wasn't designed in the same way as the modern stuff.

Then there were the floors. The floors were a whole other story. Making larger floors was tough, but thankfully those single strut pieces slotted between two sets of floors perfectly, allowing you to create larger floors that were braced quite well.

I can point out a lot of the flaws this building system had, but the truth is they were fantastic, however frustrating and time-consuming they were to put together. You could do all sorts of wonderful things, and the creative freedom they allowed made for a far more varied table than what we were used to. Plus actual walls! That was a nice change.

So many'a moon ago, before the first version of Apocalypse came out, our group wanted to do a big battle. I spent about a week making a city out of cardboard. It was glorious. The game was enormous, unwieldy and played on a giant 6x8 table that my friend built, textured and painted. When we decided to do it again, this time we had the Cities of Death buildings, so I went wild.

One of the pieces I did was designed as a manufactorum that had been hit by shelling, or blown up from the inside. It was an enormous building that was split into several pieces, and when properly laid out it takes up a fair amount of space (as you'll see once my Mars board is complete). I am painting it now because we have just gotten back into 40K and each time my group has come over so far I have presented them with a completely new and finished board. Sure, the armies might not be painted, but the terrain is either professionally made or completed by me, so that it looks good and complete.

My next board is a Martian board, and this requires the painting of my largest CoD building, the aforementioned exploded multi-piece manufactorum. So with that preamble out of the way, let's get into it!

Small Ruin
This is just a basic piece that isn't part of the larger building. Put a couple of the manafactorum's pipes onto this. How the piles stayed there when the wall collapsed I guess we'll never know.



Sorry for the blurry photo on that one...



The Red Wall
Wanted this one to be a big flat ruin that blocked a lot of LOS.





And who is that hiding in the window? And he brought a big lizardy friend with him.

Preacher's Tower
Now you already saw the smaller more ruined version of this piece in my sneak peek. This one goes on the other side of the big building, and I imagined it as a place where a Tech-Priest would recite messages who his adoring non-Servitor workforce. Or even his Servitor workforce. Or whomever. Tech-Priests are weird and do what they want.

Again, sorry for the blur...




Captain Shortsword is seeing if public speaking is something he's good at.

Manufactorum Rear Entrance
Alright enough teasing. Here is one of the two big ones, the rear end of this massive building.

The small off-shoot towards the bottom left is the ruined corridor that would have led to the Preacher's Tower. There is another similar off-shoot on the other side that leads to the other more-ruined Preacher's Tower.


Unlike the new Sector Imperialis and Sector Mechanicus stuff, the old Cities of Death stuff wasn't engineered to be basically perfect. This means that once you go beyond a certain size the floors don't quite match up with the walls, and you can end up with odd gaps. I have filled these gaps as best as possible, but it's not always perfect, hence this odd-angled beam that is filling a gap between two panels.


You have no idea how long it took to make floors for a piece this size. You can see the strut I've placed on the top floor to fill a gap. Those floors are not the same size as the walls are wide. This would never happen with the newer kits.


And from above.


Close up from the front.

Manufactorum Grand Entrance
And now the Big One™. This might still be one of the biggest pieces of terrain I've ever built. And to think it's all from those little 3" panels.



I've used busted doors and floor pieces to break up the gap that runs through the floors on the wider section.


Told you it was big.


The gold details took forever to do on these pieces. I have remained consistent with each one, so the one with the Mechanicus symbol has the rim done gold, the bionic side of the head is gold, as is the rim of the venting down the bottom. The windows have the "teeth" painted gold - inside and out on most pieces - and the exposed fanblade piece has the fans painted gold, and so on. About half the doors are painted gold. The skulls on the flooring are painted gold. I almost painted all the divots in the flooring gold but that would have taken me a month and drive me crazy.


And a shot from above.

The Grande Entrance is actually too big, so much so that when I designed it I had to make sure that the lower entryway with the pipes was a separate piece. Here are some pics of it separated from the rest of the main structure.

Pipes with the newer Sector Mechanicus kits fit perfectly first try. They're wonderful. These... are kind of an afterthought from a design perspective. Getting them to line up was never going to happen given the very shall slot they fit into.


Inside corners are such a pain in the neck.


Apparently there's enough room to swing a Squig in there.

So this board is coming together nicely, but it is not yet finished.

I have to paint up some martian craters, a prospect made harder because my PVA glue has gone bad. More has been ordered, so next week will be all about getting those done (and hoping my replacement Battlefield-In-A-Box stuff arrives). I will post pictures of the completed table once I have everything down on the martian mat. Then Hive Fleet Greysprue will take to the table and probably get stomped as I am purposely bringing an army that just has a bunch of big bugs that I've never used before.

Hope you all enjoyed this, and for anyone wondering the method is super simple:

1. Spray red (lots and lots and lots of red).
2. Tape off the red edges and spray silver onto the floors. Paint some of them, plus the pipes.
3. Remove tape!
4. Paint details gold.
5. Stick the same piece that has broken off 3 times on for the 4th time.
6. Nuln-Oil gloss all the floors to make them less flat, give them some definition, and a distinct wet/oily sheen.

Until next time!

BYE

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The floors not fitting is because you put them together wrong. You would only get a slight gap on a building 8 tiles wide normally.

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That's looking good, HBMC - looking forwards to seeing the full table layout.

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Small update this time...

"I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere." - Anakin Skywalker

Hello all,

I have no WiP pictures of this because by the end of it my neck and back were threatening to form a union and demand better working conditions.

Suffice to say it my PVA arrived today (as did the second bottle of PVA I didn't realise I had ordered... ), and so I got to work on my craters.

I have two sets of the fantastic old vacuformed GW craters, but I made the decision to split them up so that one set could be standard blasted rock/tarmack, and the others could be blasted Martian surface. But they have this flat plastic lip around the edges that isn't a great look and I didn't want to cut away. Simple (?) solution? Texture it, specifically with sand. Finding sand proved more difficult than I first thought, but then I came across something incredible: Mars sand, and Mars Earth basing material. And then I found out he doesn't ship to Oz and that there are no stockists that have it. Awesome!

Eventually I ended up buying some basic coloured talus from woodland scenics, and with the arrival of my PVA glue(s), I got to work.





I've never done anything like this before, other than basing my Blood Bowl lizardmen with some basic green flock, so this was a learning experience. I have no idea if I used too much glue, or too much water. I just kept putting a bit more glue into the water each time I moved onto the next crater, mixing it up with a gakky brush that has no bristles and hoping for the best. Then I poured a bit over half the bag of talus over all the edges, and dotted some parts inside just to give a bit of extra texture to everything.

And so begins the waiting game. I'll leave this for 24 hours, then come back at it with some PVA loaded water in a spray bottle, and then I'll see if it has worked. Then it's onto spraying and turning into sandy martian craters!

BYE

   
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Two more towers and the craters are now done!

The wash is still drying a bit on all of them, but here are some quick and dirty photos.

Spoiler:



I like the brighter yellow more than the previous yellow I used (which was Averland Sunset).

The craters are basically spray black (Army Painter - not the best tasting spray I've accidentally breathed in), heavy drybrush with Mournfang brown, and then dry brush with a red ochre colour, and then a light drybrush with yellow ochre, and then Reikland Fleshshade over everything.

Battlefront Miniatures also got my replacement Battlefield-In-A-Box badlands stuff to me super quick. Didn't think I'd have it in time for the game on Sat, but it arrived, and they actually sent me more than I was expecting as well, so the Mars table should have even more natural terrain on it.

I'll have pictures of that once the table is ready to go tomorrow evening.

   
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Craters turned out great! I like your towers, they're certainly the most colorful sector mechanicus stuff I've seen.

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
 
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