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Painting Within the Lines




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Excellent job, can't wait to see some paint slapped on it!

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London

Oh, and the offer with the grapes still stands ...
   
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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







What a table. Great stuff. If you're finding that the walkways are a bit.flexible, you could also stiffen up the underside with some trimmed.down sprue.or evergreen style I section beams.might sav3 on the clippy connector bits.

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Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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This is fantastic !! What a great table to play on-- your mates must've been proud!

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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Only a short update today as I continue to be stuck at home...

The U-Shaped Walkway
I wanted to talk about this piece and the fortuitous way that it worked out. You've already seen it as part of the walkway post I did yesterday, and you can see it in action in the bottom right of the pic below:


The purpose of this piece was to be a walkway that loops around and goes back the same way, just slightly off to the side of the original path. It works well for its intended purpose, but when building it I specifically didn't put any shields into the inside curve as I figured it might work with other terrain pieces. So here we have a few examples of how that works.

Here is the individual walkway itself:


Here's how it works with one of the Klawz:


Here's how it goes with the Generator Platform:


It works really well with the Space Shuttle, going this way...


... and the other way:


It slots neatly into the Outer Ring:


Plus it leaves enough room for one of the Klawz:


I didn't start out planning for these terrain pieces to be as modular as they are, but once I realised that the Generator Platform didn't need to be glued to the ring of walkways I wanted to put around it, it opened up a whole set of new avenues for building configurations. In hindsight I probably should have made the Outer Ring two pieces, but we learn as we go. I have even entertained the thought it building a second Outer Ring. Or, I would, if not for...

Crisis of Construction
I'm running very low on struts - I have 13 left - so much so that I parts ordered another 9 off eBay and am waiting, endlessly, desperately, for Bits & Kits to restock their Sector Mechanicus kits. I'll be getting more struts, more clips and, most importantly... more platforms.

This represents my current stock (organised into approximate future building plan layouts):


It's a damn-sight less than the heavy box filled with platforms that I had a week ago, although from this thread you can probably see why. It's just slightly below what I think I need to go upwards with the next phase of buildings, so it will need to be improved upon. I also want to do two more wiggly walkways, as they're more useful if I have two of each 'direction'. I also have 4 stacks and 2 domes left. Tons of furnaces though. I must have 8 untouched furnace sprues kicking around.

So I may have to get creative during the next phase...

BYE

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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Exalted due to pure madness! I don't think I would have the willpower to build all those bits without going insane but the end result looks fantastic!

GW terrain has really improved so much since the last time I bought any, the way it all fits together looks like there are pretty much unlimited configurations. Any plans to add some of the new city terrain or a void shield generator at some point?

   
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Belgium

Loving the interchangeability of it all. I really should get started on my terrain...

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Super impressive, i'd like to play on that!
   
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UK

This is amazing. I’m going to build the rest of my Sec Mech terrain tomorrow then order some more on payday. I feel inspired.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 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.



Turn the two mechanicus icon circles into the base for vents, a couple of fans will hide the problem.


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 H.B.M.C. wrote:

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



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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Only a short update today as I continue to be stuck at home...

The U-Shaped Walkway
I wanted to talk about this piece and the fortuitous way that it worked out. You've already seen it as part of the walkway post I did yesterday, and you can see it in action in the bottom right of the pic below:



Stop! STOP! STOP!!

Impressive but you need hand space for gaming. You need some long connectors so you have space between terrain units, mostly for hand access.

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n'oublie jamais

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If it's just struts you need to support walkways, then you could.just go.get some commercial 12.5mm or 15mm pipe.and cut it to length. Lots of heavy duty circular hollow section columns to use as supports.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Working on it

This thread gives me the inspiration i need to turn my Forgeshrine into a sector mechanicus table

This is beyond fantastic work

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Do these units stack without glue. I wonder if the pieces here could be layered on each other.

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What Kharne the Befriender said. Amazing work!
   
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 Orlanth wrote:
Do these units stack without glue. I wonder if the pieces here could be layered on each other.
Depends where the struts/ladders and other supports are.

For instance, I have two short walkways that are 1 long and 1 short walkway long each, the two on the left in this picture:


One of them has a ladder in the middle. The other doesn't. The one that doesn't perfectly slots over the top of this:


... with one strut on either side. The one with the ladder can't as the ladder is in the way.


Actually, here's a quick photo of what I mean:





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Houston, TX

Epic. I love it. My own setup is looking rather puny by comparison. I particularly enjoy the big horizontal tube and dome thingy in the middle of the ring. It just has such a natural look to it.

I can’t wait to see this go to the second level.

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This is beautiful madness.

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 The Riddle of Steel wrote:
My own setup is looking rather puny by comparison.
I think this table will make most peoples tables look sparse in comparison.

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Crisis potentially averted. Just picked up 3 Galvanic Magnavents for 45% retail cost.


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This is nuts, I love it!

Only wish I could justify doing something like this myself.




 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Loving it, but how playable is that setup? Looks brilliant though, and as long as you don't need to acces the floor underneath, probvably quite playable.

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London, UK

Just catching up on the thread again; when all put together the terrain looks great!
With the different elevations, a Cities of Death game wouldn't go amiss on it, that's for sure. LEDs would help for the undersides if you're going as far as you're going already

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France

You know what is even more impressive than you wonderful board ? The speed at which you made it. Incredible ! Keep doing the great stuff guy

   
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Highlord of Terra






Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Crisis potentially averted. Just picked up 3 Galvanic Magnavents for 45% retail cost.


Your slacking H'. You cant hide a Titan and a dozen super heavy tanks behind that.

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It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. By the juice of the brew my thoughts aquire speed, my mind becomes strained, the strain becomes a warning. It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion.

As Fox owns the Aliens franchise and Disney owns Fox, Is the alien queen a Disney princess?
 
   
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I'll have you know that I don't own any titans, and I don't have a dozen super heavy tanks. I have 10, but that's not 12.

   
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Do you have colors picked out for painting this?
   
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I'm still in two minds about that.

On one hand full colour with silver done in all the nooks and crannies would look cool, but it'd take forever.

Then there's this guy's method, which seems very effective and quick.

   
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Do you have or have access to an airbrush?

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Here's some I prepared earlier...

I have experimented a little bit with the Sector Mechanicus terrain, making 3 buildings (plus one platform that was a mistake), mostly out of the stuff I got initially and some bitz ordered stuff. So before I get into building the new stuff I thought I'd show off some of the pieces I'd already constructed.

The Nipples
In GTAV there is a set of buildings I've seen people refer to as "The Tits". They look like this:







Those building are, I believe, based off two MASSIVE tanks on the Mississippi in Baton Rouge, LA. LNG I believe. They're visible from the top of the I-10 bridge looking down, and look like giant ..... well boobs.
   
 
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