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I cant stop smiling from those terrain pictures.

There are always those over used wartorn scenaries, its so refreshing to see nice clean, futuristic place.. 10/10

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LunaHound, I hope you don't mind I'm going to use your banner on one of my buildings, I really like its style! Can I ask where it is from?

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Reading, Berks

Oooooh pretty board! It looks like we're all going to be coming over to your house to play

I think my one comment about the buildings is that you've got dirt part way up the walls, but a nice clean line around the pavement. I'd suggest dirtying up the bottom rim of the biscuit tins as that's where most of the grime will accumulate. Other than that it's all fantastic stuff.

If you want cheap crates, ebay is your friend : http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=dust+tactics+crates&_sacat=See-All-Categories

The Dust Tactics crates are, I think, pretty much the same as the AT-43 ones and should be far more common.

   
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Pacific wrote:LunaHound, I hope you don't mind I'm going to use your banner on one of my buildings, I really like its style! Can I ask where it is from?

^-^

The sun is shedding blood
Yet the blood is connected with the moon
Lunar Republic's freedom made by wings of blood.


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Just clicked into your blog by accident Pacific, and I am DEFINITELY subscribing. I absolutely love your terrain, and your painting is lovely on those infinity minis, too.

I think you should get some parked cars for the residential section, and maybe a bus?

(heh, you could make rules to represent traffic, even.)

   
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Baltimore

Traffic would be awesome. I don't know why I've never thought of that.

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Sir i think you are on to something. Its great to see an actual city. One that isn't just a bunch of ruble. You sir, are the great hope for for mini war games. Finally i get to see what it would be like to reach a planet that hasn't been hit by a nuke, then after words hit by another planet. Keep up the good work. can't wait to see more.

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Baltimore

Well if you check out a lot of Infinity game boards, they tend to be densely populated city-areas. Shipyards and warehouse districts packed with crates and machinery. Or spaceship interiors loaded with walkways, ramps, and halls.

I haven't seen too many 'blowed up' Infinity boards so far. I think it's as much of a statement to the game's design as it is to Pacific's motivation to 'do it right'.

He's doin' a bangup job.

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Thanks a lot for the comments guys, just getting some other bits and pieces finished off now so should post them soon!

Chemical Cutthroat wrote:Traffic would be awesome. I don't know why I've never thought of that.


That's a great idea actually! One of the things about Infinity is that quite often the combat is taking place between 2 special-ops teams in a city, with people just going about their daily lives. So, people are sat in their office entering some invoices, then all of a sudden the windows get blown out and a Cutter materialises out of nowhere firing an HMG

So with that in mind I've been thinking about ways of making a 'dynamic' board, with other things happening around the battle while it is taking place

- Civilians: There are rules for these here (http://infinitythegame.wikispot.org/Rules_for_using_civvies). I've only done a single civilian droid at the moment, but hope to get half a dozen or so. They could be used in different ways, so just as part of the background (behaving normally, but with a penalty for killing them), hostage taking missions or kidknapping etc. My mate collects Combined Army (the 'Alien' race) and we thought it would be fun to have some kind of 'X-com' style game. The CA have to try and kill as many civilians as possible, with the human special-ops team trying to defend them!

- Interactive terrain: Hackable elements of scenery, such as the 'construction droid' or forklifts/vehicles, some doors can be opened/closed in that way if they are locked etc. Rules for how civilian vehicles behave (in a similar way to the civilian rules - do they stop, try and race away or even try and run over the unit that inadvertently shot at them?!) I was going to get one of Antenociti's flying cars - I thought it would be awesome if a unit could jump from a rooftop onto the roof of the car, using it as a stepping stone. But, if you were driving that car, and the roof suddenly dented with a big weight landing on it, what would you do? Jump out, or maybe drive off at full speed?

- Security forces. Breaking into that factory, because you want a good overwatch position from the roof, but what if there is a security droid inside? Or, If 2 special ops teams started blowing the bejesus out of each other in a future city, someone will call 911 and of course the SWAT or armed police would come! Perhaps just a couple of these guys (from Antenociti's)


Or, if the battle went on, eventually the heavy cavalry turn up (like getting 6-stars in GTA ) I think these guys would look great in more obvious white/blue police colours.


Have to think of some more ideas, if anyone can think of anything else that might be cool please let me know!

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News droids (little hover bots for example)?

I like the idea of security - I was reading a book recently where a military team teleported into the middle of a city below them to escape the orbital battle that was going on at the time and because of the complete disconnect between the military and the civilians (military were purpose grown/reproduced humans raised, trained and "stored" (cryogenically) separate from civilians and were less than human in the eyes of normal people, with the civilians fed lies and propaganda about how well the war was going in far off space), the civilians were like "WTF? What are you doing here? Go away!" and called the police on them

Other than that, you might find cleaner bots in the commercial/upper scale areas.

   
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I like the idea of getting "six stars" a la GTA!

In fact, I like all those ideas. I'm willing to bet it'd be easy to write a simple "AI" for any security units that they can follow, like the monsters from the D'n'D boardgames. The trick would be to keep their turns brief but meaningful- so they are a threat, don't take up too much valuable play time.

   
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I just got a Nomad army, so I think I will have to sneak into your gaming room and play a game on your board

   
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Security Camera bots!

Holographic flying billboards!

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LunaHound wrote:Holographic flying billboards!


Haha - I'm reminded of those holographic boards in Minority Report which read people's iris and give them personalised adverts

   
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I came to your blog because you said "please". I stayed because of the beatifull minis and adorable cityscape. Lovely bright colours... Unfortunately the game is not played here at all... But lovely minis nontheles

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Sweet Jesus, that's a fantastic board. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks very much for the comments and suggestions guys, it is really appreciated!

@SilverMK2 - thanks, Cleaner bots is a great idea! I need to try and modify a droid so that it is using a vacuum cleaner If you want to sneak in and use my board, I'm generally away at weekends!

@Da Boss - yes I hope so too, just some simple rules that will add some individual character to games.

If someone can suggest how to make flying holographic billboards I would be keen to try!

OK! Have made some more terrain, no big stuff this time but some smaller bits and pieces to help fill out the areas in between.

First up some die-cast vehicles, a digger to set up with the road works and a fork lift (which I felt obliged to get because of all the fork lift warning signs!)



These were bought from a company called Siku, they are 1/50 scale (which is more or less perfect for non-heroically scaled 28mm) and cost about £5-6 each. I just added a bit of rust and dirt so they fit in better with the rest of the terrain.

This idea was stolen from someone on the Infinity Forums, some shipping crates carrying a fresh shipment of new delicious food-stuffs to Acontimento

These were made from foamboard, with corrugated plasticard places on each surface, and lolli-pop sticks at the end for the doors. The signs/logo were a design printed onto normal printer paper, by making them really soggy with wet PVA I was able to get the corrugated surface show through, so it looks more like a something printed onto the surface rather than a sign. In terms of scale (sorry the modelling droid had a day off today!), they are about 55mm in height.

Crates carrying the latest copies of Combat Cartridge for the Atari 260,000

These were bought from Antenociti's Workshop, as part of their sci-fi building range. Again the Atari logo was just printed onto normal paper.

Advertising holo-boards:

These are a new release from Micro Arts Studio. The bases are made from wood with perspex for the adverts. I think these things are great! Very easy to assemble, and reasonably priced at £10 for 3 adverts. They were simply painted by spray-painting white (the grooves will still show underneath). These are the first part of the residential zone I will be building.

Some random crates/shipping container:

The Infinity universe is home to hundreds of millions of the mysterious 'U.N.A.' companies shipping containers. What is inside them? (You seem to see these things on every Infinity board, shame they are so expensive these days now that AT-43 is not being made any more).
The crates were again from Antenociti's Workshop, I just added a small bit of weathering/dirt.

Finally, some counters/tokens I made:


I did want to get some of the really cool looking (clear perspex) tokens from Micro Arts. But, they are a little expensive, and I don't think terribly well organised (you need to buy multiple packs to have enough to cover the different eventualities of a game). So, I made some myself.

Quick tutorial
- Print directly from the PDF on the Infinity Downloads section (http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity/downloads/markers/[en]Markers.pdf)
onto glossy photo paper, or something similar (doesn't matter if you don't have this, but I think it just looks better).
- Get some Mantic Warpath round bases. I already had some lying around, but you can get 10 for £1.50 (http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home/Paints-and-Hobby/Bags-Bases-and-Cases/Bases/Product/Mantic-Bases-25mm-Round.html)
The printed off tokens fit perfectly onto the bases. GW bases are slightly too small, although I'm sure you could adjust the print scale by 15% or so.
- Use the money saved to buy the new Merovingian starter pack.

That's it for now. Tried out a first game on the board the other night, my Haqqislam against a friends Yu-Jing Japanese Sectorial. Sadly, I still have nothing like enough cover - the Lasiq with sniper rifle dominated the game, got to the top of the Taxi garage and then it was a shooting gallery for the poor Japanese trying to get into range to use their chain rifles and boarding shotguns.

So, next up I really need some terrain to help block the road, but at the same time not ruin the overall look of the board. I will hopefully get a couple of 1/50 scale arctic-trucks and then 'sci-fi' them up a bit, although I've looked in a model shop and didn't realise how bloody expensive the things are! I must find cheaper alternatives.

I've also got some barbed wire fencing I am building (for the industrial compound) and next will get a couple of buildings done for the residential zone. I've already got a Micro Arts apartment building, and hope to build some other stuff as well. Hopefully not too long for another update!

As always any C&C is greatly appreciated.





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I don't suppose there's any chance you could move to Massachusetts soon, is there?

Nice stuff, as always!

   
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Amazing

 
   
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Really nice looking stuff here. BTW I finally played Infinity, 2 games so far with my Haqqislam and I love the game! It's really fun and quite brutal.

My Tuareg sniper has kicked quite a lot of ass, but I also liked how even the lowly ghulam could become a hero and save the day.

That board you have is really cool looking, I wish we had scenery that nice to play on at the FLGS.

 
   
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Pacific wrote:If someone can suggest how to make flying holographic billboards I would be keen to try!


Well, find an advert/picture you like and print it out onto OHP plastic/paper and add it into a cut out card frame... then put on a thin but stiff wire?


This idea was stolen from someone on the Infinity Forums, some shipping crates carrying a fresh shipment of new delicious food-stuffs to Acontimento


Nom nom nom

Think I might steal this idea for crates, though I would use some corrugated card for the sides rather than plasticard.

Finally, some counters/tokens I made:


I did want to get some of the really cool looking (clear perspex) tokens from Micro Arts. But, they are a little expensive, and I don't think terribly well organised (you need to buy multiple packs to have enough to cover the different eventualities of a game). So, I made some myself.


If you still want some clear tokens, try contacting the guys at WarMill - though I have to say they are normally good at getting back to you, I contacted them both on here and by email a couple of weeks ago and they have still not gotten back to me :(

So, next up I really need some terrain to help block the road, but at the same time not ruin the overall look of the board. I will hopefully get a couple of 1/50 scale arctic-trucks and then 'sci-fi' them up a bit, although I've looked in a model shop and didn't realise how bloody expensive the things are! I must find cheaper alternatives.


Some of those over-the road signs (like motor way signs) might help break up LOS from/to roofs without blocking the roads themselves...

   
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Baltimore

Wow, I didn't realize the billboards were so cheap. I'm definitely going to have to pick those up as soon as I can.

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Well done." 
   
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Great blog, man! Your terrain is particularly outstanding and your models look great!

   
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down south

Awesome sci fi board! Nice and non post apocalyptic even

Love how your trying to make sense with the scenery. Almost like a train set layout rather than a battlefield!
   
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Thanks a lot for the comments guys (and punk-rock girl! )

This is one of the Micro Arts 'District-5' Apartment buildings. Painted very simply, I just want to try and get this board finished now:



I've attached blue perspex on the inside of all windows, as well as a little weathering, to try and make it look a little more realistic. Also the door panel from Antenociti's workshop is on both sides (again I have these on all buildings to help try and pull the design of different building styles together). The writing on the side is again referenced from the big apartment blocks in Korea which have similar branding on the side of them (usually the company that financed the building of the complex). In this case it says 'Daewoo', who in the Infinity Universe have since separated and then bought GM. ^^

But, even in the cleaner and more expensive residential areas, disaffected youth still do graffiti around the back of buildings, away from the eyes of security guards:



Grafitti was done by just printing onto paper, thinning the paper as much as possible so it looks as though it has been drawn directly onto the wall. The other posters are just searches of random pictures on google, shrunk down in size.

Finally, higher view of the building



I have deliberately gone for much cleaner, brighter colour with this building. I'm planning on having 2 areas of the board - the more dirty grey colours of the industrial area, with cleaner whites for the residential area. I will have some more plant/green areas in-between apartment areas, to again make it look brighter while also adding some more of the all-important LOS blocking terrain, and some pavements leading between them. The doors for the building are all on 'tabs' and can be easily pushed into place or removed.

Overall I would definitely give the Micro Arts kit a thorough recommendation. Very easy to assemble (as long as you do a 'dry run' of assembling without glue first), not the cheapest kit but I think just a couple of these will make a great centre-piece to a board. They also look to be quite easily customisable, so I might get a little more adventurous with the next one!

Next up, I've got hold of some 'O-Gauge' fencing to finish off the Industrial area, and some plastic aquarium plants to add some more colour to the board in the residential area.

Any C&C very welcome!

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Very nice building!

Love the weathering an grafiti

   
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Great work here! Loving it so far.
For cheap vehicles scour the 1 buck shops and such. (be it euro, pound, dollar, yen or Zlotti )
Occasionally you can find real beautis there. with a bit of paint and some spare parts you can sci-fi up anything.
Keep it up!
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Baltimore

Damn, you've sold me on the Micro-arts stuff.

They look great for solid, playable terrain. I'm going to have to place an order next paycheck. Still want those billboards.

The nice, clean, awesome look of everything is definitely awesome. I was planning a sort of slummish, Ghost in the Shell (Original movie) sort of feel to my board when I start it, but this has me leaning the other way. Nice job Pacific.

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Well done." 
   
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Well color me envious. Those Micro Art pieces are brilliant.
I know what to go for if I ever want a urban board.

Benny Harvey RIP 
   
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Feverland

Hindenburg wrote:Well color me envious. Those Micro Art pieces are brilliant.
I know what to go for if I ever want a urban board.

This. Your stuff is very inspiring.
I really need to save up some cash to do a board myself.

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