Switch Theme:

Large Cities of Death Board WIP  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






We both put in a lot of hard work yesterday. Kirkee spent the day cutting, painting and inserting pane by pane of marble to the senate building.



I put in just as much elbow grease with less impressive results.

Every level of the hab towers require a ton of modifications just to fit together. After casting them, the pieces all have to be ground down due to being surface molds, then just to get them to line up I have to hit them with a heat gun for awhile, then they get vicegripped and glued. I also have to add a layer of posterboard between each level to keep them level and to have something to glue to.



After making the buildings forms I then have to go back in and hide all the ugly stuff. Here’s a picture of the posterboard and Plasticard going into the spaces created on every level from the upside down roof idea (totally regretting btw). You can see the difference if you look at the lowest level




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Also a random picture of me looking at the back corner of the board judging the hieghts of the new buildings and trying to decided if we need more variation



This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2018/05/27 19:24:13


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Spring cleaning!

Time to get all these terrain bits organized.

   
Made in ie
Regular Dakkanaut






 btoliver311 wrote:


I put in just as much elbow grease with less impressive results.

Every level of the hab towers require a ton of modifications just to fit together. After casting them, the pieces all have to be ground down due to being surface molds, then just to get them to line up I have to hit them with a heat gun for awhile, then they get vicegripped and glued. I also have to add a layer of posterboard between each level to keep them level and to have something to glue to.



After making the buildings forms I then have to go back in and hide all the ugly stuff. Here’s a picture of the posterboard and Plasticard going into the spaces created on every level from the upside down roof idea (totally regretting btw). You can see the difference if you look at the lowest level


[/img][/url]


I know its super late into the process, but have you considered casting the eight sided tower levels in quarters or halves? You could either cast them as a facade or as solid blocks, then cut out the interior as needed.. You might find expanding foam easier to work with as a material:
https://chicagoterrainfactory.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/cargo-container-casting/

If and when I get around to copying your work here, I'll be aiming for building and casting one quarter of an octogonal building and then pumping out a lot of them to make levels. On a 'ruined' tower i might carve out an interior and damage for the top level only and then model supports for the missing layers going up and stairs going down into the rest of the structure.

A quarter has the advantage over a half that you can insert spacers (doors vents, tanglkes of pipes and wires) between the quarters for variety on the ground and upper levels.
   
Made in ee
Regular Dakkanaut





This entire project is just amazing! Wow...I have no words

My youtube cahnnel! Go and check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/user/darmamu

And my Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/DarmamuWargamer/

 
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

It's been two weeks! Where are my updates?!

   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Let’s get some paint on some stuff then



At least a base coat


   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






This is where I'm even more interested to see it come to life! what you've created is spectacular and a massive feat for any hobbyist to aspire to build, but to see paint and gothic feel come to life will be pure magic!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

You just made my week.

   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






So I really didn’t think we were ready for paint and this is just a couple of base coated buildings but the paint is really helping me see how much closer to completion some of these building are

the Bastion is primed in army painter uniform grey then the interior was also airbrushed lightly with a watered-down silver



(I should also note that the outside facing of all the buildings and the entire diorama will be cleaned up as the very last step with poster board. So all this ugly foam board below will be covered much later)


The landing pad was first spray painted in gunmetal


But I ran out and then we decided it was too lite of a color for the base and gun metal would be a better dry brush layer later. So kirkee recovered it in a slightly sparkly black



Here are some group shots. You will see we also painted two of the buildings. 1 grey which had to be airbrushed because it’s half styrofoam and spray paint would melt. So that took forever
We also base painted the triangle building brown, even though we still have to add another two levels to it





This message was edited 5 times. Last update was at 2018/06/17 17:20:47


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Got a little work done on one of my heavy weapons teams. Modeling these guys is a lot more work than I anticipated. I had to come up with new arm/hand combos for almost each dude because of the fact that unlike most of their brothers in arms, none of these guys are pointing rifles at anything




Automatically Appended Next Post:
In the back ground you can also see the start of my massed produced marching squad. Not sure how many of these I’ll actually do.





How do you think I should model the sergeant? One hands on a chai sword hilt, sword raised, is there such thing as a hand symbol Aquila, flag? And what about the other hand?

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2018/06/20 16:23:56


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






A baton!

   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Those are simply amazing! Awesome work!

   
Made in nz
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Wellington, NZ

How have I just stumbled upon this now? Awesome stuff, i'm subbed!

___________________ Check out my Ultramarines P&M Blog!___________________

 
   
Made in us
Missionary On A Mission





Denver, CO, USA

Man, this is an incredible project! You've got an impressive array of skills at work here, I think I've got a lot to learn from these pages.

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






Purging on ctf_2fort

This is really monumental stuff! I love the fact that you are going full-on resin casting for this - super impressive dedication!

   
Made in gb
Water-Caste Negotiator






Amazing how a layer of paint can make such a difference! This really is shaping up, keep the good work going!

Tau 2000pts

Please stop by and give some votes! I'm new here and want your opinions!  
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Bigger is better

Before


Beginning of new taller version


Before


Beginning of the new much wider river




Automatically Appended Next Post:
The reason we extended the river wasn’t just to add 2 months to our build but rather to address the fact that a majority of the table had become unplayable or reachable unless you had crazy monkey arms like me (which was still hard). So 3/4 of the river will actually be open in a U shape so people can walk into the middle of the board to play and reach models. It’s about 26” wide and we think that should be enough room for one person




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Here’s a couple more pics of the expansion of the flatiron building too. It’s going to be a pretty cool sniper den now with a firesescape to get up to the blown out section, some stairs to the roof and even an open door open to the bridge between the buildings soon to come





This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2018/07/01 23:08:28


 
   
Made in ie
Regular Dakkanaut






I'm a little concerned that the river is wide enough that you can have guardsmen standing on either side, unable to shoot each other due to range.

The risk with a gulf like this in the middle is that it becomes the battlefield- if you have one or two chokepoints then all the lovely work you have done on either side will effectively see no play.

The battlefield 2142 map suez canal handled this by placing it as an end level goal for one team, allowing the river bed to be navigated instead of the bridge, but also allowing infantry to cross the bridge above and below the 'road', allowing for an interesting multilevel battle or infiltration beyond just tanks fighting on the bridge.



This smaller map version above narrows the conflict to the bridge itself.

I'm interested to see how this plays out and wish you the best!
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Looks awesome!
As for what =Angel= said, I think it's fine as it is now. If you're worried about choke points, you could add another bridge or two... or three.

   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Yeah, it will definetly create some interesting scenarios, hopefully some fun. The total width of the river is approximately 37-40” so very few infantry models are going to pack that kind of range and I am expecting to see quite a few failed charges.



Even my Vostroyan army and their Heirloom Weapons are going to have a hard time but there will still be 4 different places to cross the river. There will still be the 2 large east bridges you see above but we are also keeping the monorail track which Im Expecting to be used and the lower west man bridge. Both will just need to put in hinges


Old image

In regards to having the river bed dry, that won’t really work with the cut out and I really want the fake water for the diorama. As you might have seen there is still 2” of base going along both canal walls where we will still pour that so people can tell it’s obviously a river.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Finally finished these guys

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2018/07/03 04:26:31


 
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Those are awesome!
Another idea that just crossed my mind: you could have a barge or something moored alongside the river bank, which'd make the river slightly narrower at that point.

   
Made in gb
Warwick Kinrade






UK

 EmberlordofFire8 wrote:
Those are awesome!
Another idea that just crossed my mind: you could have a barge or something moored alongside the river bank, which'd make the river slightly narrower at that point.


And which could be blown up?

As ever, amazing and inspiring lunacy - what you have achieved so far is breathtaking, can only try and imagine what it'll be like when painted!

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Interesting idea ember. I was thinking a Gorgon converted into an LCVP or Higgens boat would definitely be cool but yes they could totally be blown up

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/07/03 18:08:25


 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




Rugby

Loving the marching men, really well exacuted. The buildings are really coming on well too, keep it coming
   
Made in ch
Fresh-Faced New User




I just finished reading the 17 pages, it truly is fantastic!!!!!!!

I can't wait to see the next updates!!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/07/04 10:06:07


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Thanks Gourde, that 17 pages is about 1.5 years of our life. This project moves pretty slow given its scope and the fact we only get about one weekend every other week to work on it.


Doesn’t look like much but kirkee did a little work on the flatiron last night





And I worked on glueing the first hab tower pieces together. Ignore the base, that’s just to hold it in place.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/07/04 17:14:38


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Hey guys,

I posted this question in painting and modeling but thought I would throw it on here too

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/759943.page#10052497


Need some advice on building a Retinue for Eisenhorn for killteam (I know I’m getting ahead of myself) or normal 40k to go along with my IG/Sisters army and the new Eisenhorn model.

I think this has come up before but looking for direction and updates. I’m lookin for GW models for conversions and what actual troop/squad choice they would be able to represent. Here’s some info and pics from the internet

Besides Ravenor and Cherubael, Eisenhorn maintained the following. Also my memory on the fluff is a little scattered so if anyone could help me remember which characters don’t overlap that would be appreciated too

First would be Godwyn Fischig: Former chastener in the Adeptus Arbites, I’ll probably find an old arbiters model for him and add a can I. To his shoulder?


The next biggie is elizabeth Bequin, a Blank, with an attribute that nullifies the effects of psychic or daemonic effects in her vicinity. What model can do this and what did Elizabeth normally wear? A body glove or something more exotic?

What about Midas and/or Medea Betancore: they were pilots of Eisenhorn's personal gun-cutter. Was thinking Elysian drop troop models

Harlon Nayl: was a Former mercenary and bounty hunter I think. He supposed to be big with a shaved head and a board glove. I thought about one of the new or old house van Saar models with a catachan head swap







Kara Swole is referred to as a former circus acrobat who was hired by Eisenhorn. Constantly described as "voluptuous" - I have no ideas there or what weapon load outs

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

To help her fit into the group the acrobat could be one of the female Van Saar figs. Or use one of the Caladus assassins. While not overly voluptuous, they have the curves and are in scale.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






I think I have one. What about a different head and weapons?
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I haven’t bought any of the Necromunda stuff. Waiting for them to get all the rules in one place and not nickel and dime me. But I believe that statuesque miniatures probably would have some lovely female heads that would work. There’s also female troopers in the Sedition Wars game which could also work for you.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: