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Newcastle NSW

Amazing piece of terrain, the only thing I don't like is the mech icon being sideways

The Four Winds Tribe has returned to claim the Underhive for House Escher


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 Rolsheen wrote:
Amazing piece of terrain, the only thing I don't like is the mech icon being sideways
Unavoidable really. These pieces were designed to go up, not out, so that was destined to happen.

It's why the two doors on the stack are on the underside. I didn't want side-ways doors on the top.

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Great terrain, cool funny commentary and the return of HBMC's trademark 'BYE'.

Definitely worth watching.

 
   
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Melbourne

I love this thread already.

I foresee many good stealable ideas coming in the future.

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Amazing terrain, certainly perfect for Necromunda. I'd love to play on this! Keep up the good work, I'll watch this spot!
   
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6 foot underwater

Excellent stuff. The modularity of the 'interior' is a huge bonus

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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I was up 'til 2am finishing several pieces. It's now 7:30am and I've got people arriving in a few hours. I've got a bunch of walkways that need completing, and then I'm "done" with this batch.

I've been taking photos the whole way, so I've got a couple of post's worth of stuff to show. That'll have to wait 'til either this evening or tomorrow.

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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I wanted to get all the walkways done prior to 10am. Got 'em completed at 9:55am.

Now to clean up the sprues and boxes and endless, endless piles of plastic shavings.

Here's a sneak peak of the madness to come:


Also, seriously, feth this sprue in particular. I am so sick of cutting out struts...

   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Compared to Saturday, Sunday saw the completion of 5 smaller buildings, designed to act as both standalone pieces and to interface with the big outer ring I made yesterday. The best part is that, with the exception of the first one, they're small enough to fit in various configurations, creating different types of surface areas, hazards, cover and so on.

So with that preamble out of the way...

The Space Shuttle
I called this one the space shuttle purely because of its flooring layout:


Weirdly minimal connection points here, but a lot of supports:


The idea with this one was to have some more linking pipes, but in a way that was higher than normal. Also gave chance to test out the Thermic Plasma Conduits kit for the first time:


I got the main platform built whilst the pipes cured; once again Captain Short Sword was quick to remind me of how I keep forgetting to add ladders:


Let's quickly talk about these pieces:

These pieces are fantastic, and are included in most of the Sector Mechanicus kits. They fit onto many of the pipes/vents, and usually do so both ways around. They fit into one another, and can be glued in all manner of ways. They help 'bridge the gap' in a lot of pieces, where pipes are too long or just not long enough. Fantastic part. Always keep them in mind when building.

Specifically, with this build, two of them allowed me to connect the small kiln to the larger furnace whilst keeping both larger parts centred in the "rings" that are on each of the flooring panels:


I also added a downward pipe from the Thermic Plasma Conduit kit so that the second furnace is connected to something. This is a general rule for almost everything I do: I don't like things that stop without an end. Things need to have logical end points. This is why my fav tileset of all time are the 1st Edition DOOM boardgame tiles that FFG made. They contained small end points that connected to any point, allowing you to create complete rooms without "open" ends (other than entryways). It's why I parts-ordered so many Space Hulk end-cap pieces when the 3rd Edition of that game out. Things need to have a start and end, so that pipe leads "deeper" into the hive or the sub-surface pipes or whatever. Makes it feel more connected to the world around it:


A few shields and it's'a done!


And this is how it looks added to the outer ring. You can flip it 180 as well and it works just as well:



The Klawz
I wanted to build a pair of smaller buildings that could slot into all sorts of places, and even go on top of other buildings if need be. They're actually the first step of a larger project to build a few repair gantries for my Knights, and these two buildings would go on the larger gantries for my Castellan and Valiant (y'know, once I build those...). These are the base parts:


Base tower construction done:


You can probably figure out what's about to happen next...


Completo!


And whilst not specifically designed for this, you can see how they work with the outer ring:


Ok, next post will have two more smaller buildings.

BYE

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Melbourne

How many terrain sprues in total do you think you have?

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Best estimate is 111.

Curved - 13
Straight - 9
Circle - 12
Dome - 8
Furnace - 15
Stack - 7
Struts - 13
Plasma Conduits - 4
Plasma Regulators - 6
Containers - 8
H-Reactor - 4
Servo-Haulers - 4
Promethium Pipes - 8

On top of that I have bits ordered numerous extra parts, specifically from the Strut and Furnace sprues, along with numerous other walkways of all types.

   
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Melbourne

Yep. Certified mad man.

How many buildings/structures/etc are you hoping to get out of it. I know you said in your OP 4 tables worth, but any idea how many individual units are you looking at/hoping for?

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I like where this project is going!

It is great to see unique creations that I have not seen before.

Thanks for sharing all Your work!

Look forward to see Everything else You create!

Are You going to Air Brush the Terrain Or hand paint everything?
   
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Currently the most exaulted thread on Dakka, with good reason!

 
   
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Need a group shot. And some appearences by the other painted mini character, Warrick P. Smith.

   
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6 foot underwater

Really loving how these slot into that main ring.

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Cool beans. this is quite intense


 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
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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cold darkness of the far north

Super creative use of flooring~

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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

As the hours on Sunday whiled away, I had two more buildings to get done. It also means that there are some gaps between photos where I get more done than I have documented. Apologies of some buildings go from "the supports struts are now drying" to "it's done!" very quickly. I was in a bit of a rush.

I had made the Space Shuttle, designed to be another 'big' insert for the outer ring. I had done to the two Klawz, which occupy the smaller sides of the outer ring. Now I wanted two slightly larger buildings that would go into the bigger slots at the short ends of the outer ring.

So we'll start with...

The Conduit Platform
The Thermic Plasma Regulator kit is a bit of an oddity among the Sector Mechanicus pieces. There are elements of the kit that work perfectly with the other parts of the range, and then there are others that are unique. To me the strangest part of the kit is that it's very short. It doesn't fit within the 5" level pattern that most of the other Sector Mechanicus pieces fit within. And it's not even half-height, like the Dome or the Kiln that comes on the dome sprue (which, if put on top of one another, makes a single 5" level - I've got a good example of that with the walkways I built - next post!).

So it's a bit of an awkward kit to use because you can't put it "under" things in quite the same way. Still, I wanted to add a little bit of height to the next piece without going a whole extra level up, so in that respect for a small piece that gives a little height it works quite well. All of this is because of it's unique 1x1 walkway piece that clips onto it. It has the same joins as all the other Sector Mechanicus platforms, but one side has a divot in it (and some brackets underneath) that hold it steady. I wouldn't put too much on it, as it's liable to tip over, but if you're clever about it you can make some interesting pieces.

Anyway, with that in mind I decided to make a small platform that linked to the outer ring. It started off a bit like this:


Whilst the strut dried, I used the main regulator to prop it up. As you can see, it's just a little bit shorter:


I then made the platform that would come off the front of the regulator. I also put shields all the way around it, meaning there was no clear way up...


So I needed to add a hatch (and a ladder). If you ever need to stick a hatch flush against a Sector Mechanicus platform, be sure to cut away the guide-tabs on the inside. They're there so that they will slot securely into other pieces, but aren't much good when you're trying to make it stick to something it doesn't normally stick to:


I also had to cut down a ladder to fit. From now on I will be cutting the lower posts on every ladder off because it makes them easier to work with, they don't catch on the ground as much, and there's less chance of them coming loose:


You can see this has two ladders (just to keep Captain Short Sword happy). See how the ends are very close to the ground? It's so much better with them removed!


And then like magic it was done!


Between the last photo and this one I added a small square piece from the main platform sprues to the front. When inserted into the outer ring it was leaning back a bit. With this piece I can "hook" the platform in front and it stays completely level. Thanks for that trick, Mr. Dranfield.


And here it is with both Klawz platforms in place:


The Bubble Platform
I spent quite a while piecing this one out. I couldn't quite work out what I wanted to do, and several versions of it almost crossed the outer ring from short end to short end. In the end, and not just because of limited time, I decided to keep it to a close that would allow it to be placed inside the ring at the same time as the Conduit Platform. And it uses a Dome, hence bubble.

The basic layout was the same as the Conduit Platform - two halves of the circle platform separated by one long straight platform:


I wanted another little kiln off to the side like on the Space Shuttle, but this time shooting off the platform rather than being in line with the rest of it:


These bits remain some of the most useful parts across all the Sector Mechanicus kits:


And this three-way pipe is, I think, my fav single piece across every kit. Even more than the furnace:


Then like magic it was done:


From the back:


When slotted into the outer ring:


Alongside the Conduit Platform:


Now with one Klaw:


It doesn't fit with both Klawz slotted in, but as I said in the last post the Klaws are designed to stack where necessary, such as in this example:


That's all for the buildings for now.

Next up we have what I'm simply calling... Platformapalooza!!!

BYE



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The upper level of the conduit platform is sniper heaven.

   
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Man, this is genius - and for someone who will be starting a pile of this terrain (not a scratch on your collection though) in a couple of months, wonderful inspiration.

Now I just can’t wait to see it all painted....

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Melbourne

That is a wonderfully modular terrain system. It's nice that the platforms are big enough to get a squad up on to and move around on.




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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I'm bored and stuck at home after the doctor's this morning so... here's another blog post!

Platformapalooza
It's all well and good to make a bunch of cool looking Sector Mechanicus buildings, and whilst any of them would fit perfectly in a game of 40K their intended use is actually Necromunda. Necromunda buildings need to connect to one another with walkways, and so far the only walkway I've made is that outer ring (if you can call it a "walkway", that is). That makes a good centrepiece (as you'll see), but it needs stuff to branch away, and the only way to do that is with walkways. Lots and lots of walkways.

So from about 11pm through to 2am, and then from 7am through to 10am (1 hour before my guests were set to arrive), I built walkways!

I built 8 of the damned things, some very simple, some quite complex. So here we go...

The layouts were simple. I wanted two regular straight walkways, two that had a corner, two that were wiggly and curved away (in opposite directions), one straight one that was a bit chunkier with stuff on either side, and one that looped back on itself with some space for some industrial stuff to tie it in thematically. I will likely end up doing more of these as time goes on (and may even chance a few double-high walkways!), but for now I needed a base 'set' of walkways, so I began with these layouts:


Of course, with so many things to put together, I had a panic moment of whether I had enough clips! Luckily I found a bounty of them among many, many untouched sprues:


Now these would have to stand on their own (literally), and consisted of very few pieces, and the longer they were, the heavier they are, meaning if there's a central point of contact there's more weight bringing it down. As such the clips had to do a bit more work than normal. In places I might do a single clip because the piece would be clipped to a few others, or held up by various machinery, I attached them with 2+ clips. One of the wiggly bridges actually has a furnace as its main connection point (didn't want to use struts for everything, both because it's boring and because, as I've said before, feth that sprue), so it has a square piece on top for extra strength.


Just for fun I decided to put them into a single layout just to see if I could. I wouldn't get a chance once the shields were in place and I can no longer place them all flush against one another, so this was just for kicks. Unfortunately, whilst doing this some creatures broke free! Captain Short Sword had to deal with them:


I then had another terror moment where I thought I might run out of struts. I went pouring through the various boxes I had until I came across this one:

Crisis averted, for now. Might need to bits order a dozen or so more...

One handy tip that I picked up from the man, the myth, the legend, Duncan 'Two Thin Coats' Rhodes in one of the videos that came out right around the release of the Sector Mechanicus stuff, was that when putting together anything that has four sides, put together 2, then the other 2, then put them together. Don't try to do each piece one at a time, as fitting that 4th piece in will be far harder. This only applies to the Dome and Stack right now, but who knows what GW will put out in the future.


By the Emperor you get a lot of shields when you have this many tile sprues...


Another fun tip - This little spout, which is from the dome sprue, fits perfectly into the middle fan bit on this half of the circle platform. The little guide tabs even slot right in.


I mentioned in the last post how the Dome and the Kiln from the dome sprue are half-height compared to everything else, so that when combined they make a standard full level. That's what I'm doing here, using the Dome/Kiln as a supporting strut rather than something that goes on top of a platform:


And like magic, it's done!


Wiggly Walkway A...


... and Wiggly Walkway B. You can see in this pic the spare piece used to provide extra stability/support to the overall construction, and also that Captain Short Sowrd has been retreating to his 'Ring of Power' that he found earlier when he's not joining me for scale shots or reminding me about ladders or warding off Berzerker Bikes or taking care of unleashed lizard beasts:


This was the start of the U-Shaped Walkway:


And this was the end of the U-Shaped Walkway!:


The curved platforms proved to be a bit more of a challenge than first anticipated:


It wouldn't take much to knock one of them over, so more support was required, using the best piece across all kits once again:


Almost done!!!


And done!!!

One thing that's worth pointing out is that all the shields across the edge are done in a semi-random way. I'm the type of person who likes things to be as symmetrical as possible, so having evenly spaced shields is what I've gone for in most places. I am intentionally not being precious when it comes to the type of shield either, be it a rather plain one, or one with a fan blade, or one of the cool solid ones with the control panels on the other side. Both for my own sanity and just because, I think, it makes better terrain, I would often grab shields without looking at what it was first, and then ensure that where I had two of the same type of walkway, the shields were in different positions on each one, and sometimes in different quantities. Drives the obsessive compulsive side of me crazy, but I'm ok with that.

So I finished those last pieces at 9:55am, giving me enough time to get the tables set up for the day of Necromunda that was to come. We didn't get in as many games as we first wanted (we're very new to the new rules and are taking time not to assume rules just because I know Oldcromunda so well).

Combined with the Tri-City Gamemat.eu 4x4 mat this is what it ends up looking like when all put together:







I'm very, very happy with it, and the modularity of the big outer ring and the various parts that fit with it proved to be quite popular.

So where does it go from here? Well if you think my industrial insanity has been cured by this extravaganza of construction, then you are mistaken. I still have tons of stuff left to build, and you better believe that as soon as this and this return to stock, I'll be getting them... plus I need a 4th set of the Plasma Regulators... need to order more struts and connector clips as well... what was I saying?

Oh, yes, where does it go from here? The answer is simple: The only way is up!



BYE

   
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Holy hell, what a 4x4! Paint Paint PAINT!

   
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Melbourne

That is a gorgeous table right there.
Now all it needs is another couple of levels.

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6 foot underwater

That does look like a very fun table

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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I'm normally not a fan of platform terrain at all, but this is so beyond platforms ...
   
 
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