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And, now we arrive at the end of my Modular Scatter Terrain Odyssey .
The individual pieces are nice on their own, but I deliberately designed the layout to be combinable into larger segments. To this end I also made up a couple of flooring sections with nothing on top.

The pieces can be combined thematically to make an industrial mechanical piece and a Cargo piece. The stack of crates on the left can be used to take the place of the piece of flooring where the the ferocious Necromunda anti-hero Mad Donna is standing.


A bit of Industry


Some Cargo awaiting transport. Looks like it's been waiting a long time.


But of course you can also combine them to make an even larger section of terrain.

This kind of thing is especially good for Necromunda where a good game requires lots of terrain and sometimes you have open areas between larger terrain pieces that you want to fill.

This combined piece is 20x30cm (about 8x12 inches)

Hope you enjoyed this project. I won't post it here, but if you want to see a step-by-step tutorial for the entire process from assembly through painting, you can see my comp thread here:
http://www.beastsofwar.com/groups/painting/forum/topic/hobby-challenge-modular-urban-terrain-a-how-to-log/#post-166613
Like most of my stuff, it's actually a very fast-and-simple process that anyone can replicate easily.

Lastly, if this kind of terrain is your thing, I can't recommend highly enough that you check out one of the original master's of the genre, Sean Patten and his website www.ironhands.com . The whole site is amazing, but check out the Necromundicon, Votoms and Galactic Heroes sections first. He's been at it since the 90's and most everything I do has some connection to that site.

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Lot of good ideas on your link, especially the Base 10 Blocks.

Thanks

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Lot of good ideas on your link, especially the Base 10 Blocks.


Thanks! I'm very glad you found it useful.

I found a huge quantity of the Base 10 stuff at my local resale shop. I haven't decided whether to use it for more modular terrain (a large modular chemical plant seems like an awesome idea to me) or to use it to make bases/sidewalks for all my city buildings.

Even at retail though, the Base 10 blocks are a worthwhile solution for really sturdy basing of terrain.

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You do great things! I particularly like the "Indiana Jones vehicle to ore processor" conversion. It is not that hard to come up with vaguely mechanical terrain, but much harder to get it to really look like it has a purpose. Hats off!
   
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I've got a new Orlock Gang.
Some of these guys are conversions and a few are non-GW figs.

A couple of years ago my buddy painted these 5 Orlock up for random post-apoc gaming. Some neat conversions in there.

About 2 years ago he sold them to me.

Before he moved away we worked out an exchange whereby he'd paint the rest of a gang in exchange for me making him some terrain. Last week they arrived!
Here's some pics of the whole gang. You can tell the new from old by the basing scheme. I'll be repainting the tan bases to match the others soon. He pulled some colors from the original batch (red, green and blue especially) to bring to the new figs.


The two on the left are the same base fig. The gas mask is from Victoria miniatures. Easy to use and awesome for quickly making two identical figs look different.
The guy on the right is from AlphaForge/Megaminis and is stock except for two new weapons. He'll probably be my leader.


All Stock GW stuff except for the helmet/head swap.


More of the same.


Two juves and the ganger on the left is another Alpha/Mega fig with an added sword.


Another pair of identical figs made different with a Victoria gas mask and sword swap. The guy on the left might also be used as a starter leader.


Another Alpha Forge fig with a head from a Warzone mini, a Vintage Rogue Trader era "trooper" (one of my favorite figs in the gang) and a stock Orlock.

Another thing I like about these guys is some of the gear and packs they have.



The whole gang.


Very happy with this group. Once I match the bases of the older figs, they'll be very well unified. I'm also very glad that there are just enough alternate figs and minor conversions to give it some unique character. This batch of figs was acquired on a very small budget as I traded or bought for whatever I could find cheap and then supplemented with non-necro figs.

The fellow who painted them also posted them on his blog. If you'd like to read his thoughts on the process and see some very classic-necromunda-looking action pics, I highly recommend a visit.
https://comradewargames.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/fully-painted-necromunda-gang/
Just a teaser...

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Really cool stuff. Those original Necromunda metals are some of the best GW ever made. The Goliath plastics were DIRE but the Orlocks were passable.

I like the Alpha Forge guys too. They're still around from whatever Megaminis is calling themselves these days.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Really cool stuff. Those original Necromunda metals are some of the best GW ever made. The Goliath plastics were DIRE but the Orlocks were passable.

I like the Alpha Forge guys too. They're still around from whatever Megaminis is calling themselves these days.

Thanks. I definitley agree. Necro figs really hold up even today, 20 years later. The Orlock plastics are not great for an entire gang, but they're fairly easy to convert and they fit in well with the first generation metals.

Megaminis is rebranded Johnnyborg now. You can still get a set of 20 "Salvage crew" minis here:
http://johnnyborgcastings.blogspot.com/2015_06_01_archive.html
Alot of great figs in there for Necromunda, General sci-fi and post apoc and $50 shipped is a pretty great deal. I had some already and I got them again in the KS. I think 4 of them have made their way into my Necromunda gangs so far and another will be making an appearance in the necromunda characters that another friend is doing for me now. I've also got a few of them in my various sci-fi warbands.

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Just finished the construction phase of my Sci-Fi Train. Like almost everything I build it's a Toybash of resale shop toys. I've been wanting to build something like this for years and I finally got the right selection of cars, bits and engine.

More pics and construction details here:
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2016/09/26/sci-fi-train-before-paint/





I'd apprecaite any suggestions regarding paint. Not sure of which colors to go with (I want it to be useable in different settings) and whether to make it all matching or each painted differently.

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The engine looks like a Tomica train. We have a lot of Union Pacific in my area. Their yellow and black/dark gray with red trim gives a nice industrial look.

   
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 Barzam wrote:
The engine looks like a Tomica train. We have a lot of Union Pacific in my area. Their yellow and black/dark gray with red trim gives a nice industrial look.


It does have that kind of Tomica "Chibi" look doesn't it. Just blown up about 4x.

Union Pacific is a good one. We've got so many trains here in Chicago, maybe going with a tribute to a known rail line (minus the actual logo) would be cool. BNSF has the orange/yellow or maybe the classic BN green scheme?

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Looks awesome man! That will be great for some blocking terrain, and non-standard building type things for games. It would be cool to write up some rules for moving the cars on the rails (for big models) as manipulable terrain.


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 Wehrkind wrote:
Looks awesome man! That will be great for some blocking terrain, and non-standard building type things for games. It would be cool to write up some rules for moving the cars on the rails (for big models) as manipulable terrain.


Thanks!
I'm actually planning on having some basic automatic movement rules for the train when I use it in our annual 28mm Mech Attack game at Adepticon. It'll already be on elevated tracks, so as it moves across the battlefield it should provide full blocking even against our mech models which are about 6-9 inches tall. I haven't yet decided whether I'll make it destroyable or apply any victory points for it.

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I finally finished off my Maersk Tesla Corporate Marines Platoon project. It's made of nearly all the "Vangaurd" units from 3 game boxes of "Sedition Wars Battle for Alabaster". 55 figs and 3 drones in all!

The figs are all cast in restic and there were assembly issues for some, but considering the ridiculously low price of the game and the good quality of the sculpts, I'm more than willing to put in the additional prep-time that restic requires.The basic troopers had been done for some time and even saw action in our 28mm games of Mech Attack, but I recently finished a set of 4 personalities and 3 gun drones.


Lots more pics, process, etc here: http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2016/10/03/maersk-tesla-corporate-platoon-complete/

For those interested, my work last year on the first set of basic troopers and my review of the figs can be seen here:
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2015/01/08/sedition-wars-good-deal-for-patien/

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The Sci-Fi Train is done!

I'm pretty stoked at how it turned out even though there were some significant examples of Murphy's Law along the way.


Lots more pics of every car and processes described here:
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2016/11/21/sci-fi-train-finished/

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Brilliant impressive chunky look.

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Thanks!
I was definitley going for an angular look. Kind of like the Ghosts of Mars train, though mine isn't as unified that one.

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Almost totally unrecognisable from the original toy.

Amazing work a really fantastic piece.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

[sound of applause]

Truly impressive, an inspiring piece of work as always



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evildrcheese wrote:Almost totally unrecognisable from the original toy.

Amazing work a really fantastic piece.

EDC

That's great to hear. Since almost all my terrain is made from resale shop toys I'm always glad when the origins of the pieces are obsucred.

Of course it's also kind of neat when someone does a double take and confusedly says something like "wait, have I seen that before...".

Ruglud wrote:[sound of applause]

Truly impressive, an inspiring piece of work as always

Thanks, always trying to keep standards high!

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Just finished up an in-depth review of Death Ray Designs Base Inserts/Toppers including beneifts and drawbacks of the different avaialble materials, and some hints for choosing the right size.

http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2016/12/13/csw-review-death-ray-designs-card-and-acrylic-base-inserts/#comments

Pretty cool product, especially if you're a cheapskate wargamer like me.





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Hey is Base 10 styrene? Will model cement work on it?

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Hey is Base 10 styrene? Will model cement work on it?


It seems to be a different forumlation than GW style styrene, but it appears to be a form of styrene. I can't be completely sure but my MEK-based plastic glue (Plastruct Plastic weld) works on it. It also seems to take paint much better than softer plastics like polyethylene which can be a challenge.

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Like the sci fi train,

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Amazing stuff here. I'm happy to see I'm not the only toy basher here.

Check some of my kitbash attempts here http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702019.page
Check also my blog for amazing mix of toys and miniatures: https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/ 
   
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Alaricuk wrote:Like the sci fi train,

Thanks!
Minor update on that. I found an electronics suitcase of some kind (probalby some kind of video equipment) at Goodwil with eggshell on each side.
For $5 and a bit more sheet foam I now have a hardcase for my Sci-fi Train!

The Brave wrote:Amazing stuff here. I'm happy to see I'm not the only toy basher here.

You most certainly are not.
Love your work by the way.

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Really like your work, Eilif. Lots of inspiring stuff here. Thank you for sharing!


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eilif youre so cool.
i want to be like you when i grow up

thanks for the write up on the base insert/toppers.
   
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So I've been a bit distracted of late, but I'm kicking it into overdrive as I prepare for my annual Mech Attack 28mm game at Adepticon. This year we're adding flying transport units to our game and I'm expanding my elevated sci-fi train line to 8 feet long with a second station and proper trestles.

First, last week I got together with my buddy and playtested the "Mech Attack" scenario that we'll be running at Adepticon.

https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/03/03/adepticon-prep-part-1-mech-attack-scenario-playtest/

The convention game will of course be in glorious 28mm, but our playtest was on the dinning table with our more manageable 10mm sci-fi forces.





Then last night as the second part of my Adepticon prep, I painted up this very compact church...

...that I had converted from this musical clock decoration.


Despite ripping out the light and sound elements and the power supply I was still able to make the clock work!



Should add a nice little bit of flavor to my city without taking up much space. Lots more pre-and-post paint pics and construction notes here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/03/08/adepticon-prep-part-2-a-compact-church/

Coming up I'll have posts about the Trestles, Train station and 'copters. I have to bash this all out in the next 6 days as I then leave for Colorado and am not coming back until Adepticon!

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Nice job on the church, generally an underrepresented bit of terrain.

 
   
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Cool church dude, well played.

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