Switch Theme:

6’ x 10’ Cities of Death Board WIP (updated with video, custom ventrillion, tanks and monorail)  [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






Thanks for all the positive feedback guys!

@macphail I do not endorse expanding foam as a solution for most if not all modeling terrain. It just ends up having too much give if you carve into it. Once the outside crust is gone It’s really just too sponge like. This means whatever you put over it could easily crack.

I/we like pink foam and a hot wire foam cutter way more

This is my favorite video on the technique
https://youtu.be/6rSP0OYnpG4

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/07/01 16:58:32


 
   
Made in us
Tzeentch Veteran Marine with Psychic Potential





Kildare, Ireland

 btoliver311 wrote:
Thanks for all the positive feedback guys!

@macphail I do not endorse expanding foam as a solution for most if not all modeling terrain. It just ends up having too much give if you carve into it. Once the outside crust is gone It’s really just too sponge like. This means whatever you put over it could easily crack.

I/we like pink foam and a hot wire foam cutter way more

This is my favorite video on the technique
https://youtu.be/6rSP0OYnpG4


Thoughts on using it to fill moulds? I've thought about making large structural elements like pillars or building facades by spraying the stuff into moulds but I'm not sure how well that would work.
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Im going to assume we are talking about molds like woodland senics. I don’t want to sound like an expert with any of this stuff and I’m sure there are way better resources but..

I most definitely would NOT fill any molds with expanding foam. Not only is the stuff pretty weak it also has no detail and in my experience also sticks to molds. Thus ruining them. I would only use dental plaster (with a vibrating table set up) or 2 part resin for a quicker set time.

Merlin’s magic plaster and Smooth-cast resin are the brands I use


Automatically Appended Next Post:
I also thought I would post a quick picture of my WIP.

Please note that even though it my seem like I work on this stuff a lot I can not tell you the last time (if ever) I completed painted an entire squad for 40k. So go easy on me



Does any one have a good matte spray varnish recommendation?

Better pics coming soon.

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2019/07/02 17:46:31


 
   
Made in no
Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Those shots across the river look so imposing. Really cool that you guys will be borrowing the table to your FLGS, and smart thinking with ensuring it can handle heavy gamer paws.

   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Some better pictures of my first planetary guard squad.







Still need a matte varnish and some dirt pigment if anyone has any recommendations or tutorials

   
Made in us
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

Very nice. I like the fancy medieval look and the color scheme with the accents of white feathers and red capes really make them look sharp and stand out on the table.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Decided to update the monorail train car a little. With a longer but not as wide bed.

New length but Old wing height


Remagnetized



Lower height on the wings



Automatically Appended Next Post:
The new flat car put together


And with the train

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/07/14 02:17:26


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Hey guys,

Here’s an updated video of the whole city in its current state. This jade the completed monorail track, the control tower and new cobblestone

https://youtu.be/qFGuDzyAEtk

Still a long ways to go but I think it’s coming along, Thanks
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior




United States

This is super cool to see. When looking at the images it's hard to get a sense of the board as a whole.
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Thanks. Does anyone know how to chain the title of a thread? Would like to update ours
   
Made in ca
Eternally-Stimulated Slaanesh Dreadnought





Hamilton, ON

Click 'Edit' on the top-right of the OP.

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,898pts* painted (updated 11/01/20)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 29/12/19, ep10 - And All That Could Have Been)
Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 02/02/2020)
* as of Chapter Approved: 2018. Not a typo.

All 'crimes' should be treasured if they bring you pleasure somehow. 
   
Made in us
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

Thanks for the video. It’s the only way to fully appreciate the scale and overall layout. This project is so amazing and so full of inspirational ideas. Keep going!

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






In case anyone wanted to know what Kerque is up to. He’s now sculpting his own custom minis out of green stuff





I think this guy is supposed to by a steam-punk version of some friend of his






For his first sculpt I’m really impressed. Don’t tell him though. I’m afraid to loose his help on the board if he starts doing too many of these

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/07/18 21:33:32


 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






UK

Holy crap, that's amazing! Keep Kerque chained up in the basement creating more of the same

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

I almost couldn't find this thread with its new name. I can't believe it's nearly done, keep up the great work!

   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






What’s up guys, I know this is a painting and modeling thread but just wanted everyone to know I started trying to play my planetary guard (Vostroyan) for the first time yesterday. Here’s the list so far and my questions. I’m looking for a lot of specific guard/ Vostroyan advice if you have any


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/listByUser/0/21480/14.page


Oh and the wip for the final squad I had to throw together just to get a brigade



   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

btoliver311,

I see a really old Imperial Guard Officer body over on the right. Have not seen one of those in years.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Yeah, I’ve been saving them to use on airship/zeppelin I’m planning to build but needed a dude fast.

Thinking about starting that build but doubt anyone at my flgs would be down with that count as
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Why can’t I just buy and build the perfectly good models GW makes the way they come?

Why do I insist on making this so different and hard? Who in their right mind buys the throw away casts from recasters, then takes those parts makes molds of his own, then casts, just to glue together with plasticard and come out with models that don’t look near as good.

My models would be so much better and cheaper if I at least used off the shelf stuff and would be cheaper too!

Case in point - WIP of newest tank





Let’s add some legos too





But I am proud of my punisher cannon conversion





END RANT

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/09/06 23:16:17


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






End here’s a pick of my new punisher cannon leman about to loose it’s last wound before even getting a shot off



Looks like I’m better suited for building terrain. Which is why most of you are here anyway. So check out the new toys we just got!



So now we just have to decide if we are going to get started on the 10’ of dead zone and the siege army’s trench line that goes In front of the city now OR if we want to finish the city itself first?

Also, we might have an opportunity to get the forge world fortress walls. Keep your fingers crossed!!
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






So I got a half dozen of the new crusader minis from Blackstone off eBay.



So I’m having to try my hand at carving them up and fixing back up with green stuff



Here are some of my pose ideas using blue tac



dude in the middle kirque did. You can also see how short the old crusader models are on either side of it



Here’s tonight’s first round of green stuff. You can also see my attempted bash of an old crusader with the new

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/09/16 04:56:22


 
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Those look promising! Can't wait to see how they turn out.

   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






I’m sorry to say it but I/we are going to have to scrap the hab building/buildings from the table project. I’ve dumped a ton of time and money into just this one building but it’s just taking too much effort to make it look even ok and it’s totally slowing us down.

Here’s were we got





Maybe some day I can dust it all off and use the casts the way they were meant to be used for a single story space station but for now it’s going into storage. Thanks again to my friend who let me borrow their original. I hope you need a couple extra pieces
   
Made in us
Tzeentch Veteran Marine with Psychic Potential





Kildare, Ireland

*sad trombone noises*

A pity, I think there was a lot of potential there. Commiserations, but you're probably right to make this call.

Best of luck with the rest of the board.
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Good news!

Meet Ken, our new diorama partner. 6 hands are way better than 4 so things are finally starting to move.

He’s also showing us about slip molds so we can cast extra parts without wasting so much silicone and resin.







This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/10/27 00:16:40


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Ok, so I don’t know anything about kill team but I want to make a Rouge trader themed kill team. I really want the maximum amount of character out of each player and a lot of diversity and customization

This is what I’m thinking

Janus Draik / commander - 50
: Heirloom Pistol, Monomolecular




* my new Ogryn/Ogryn - 26
: Frag bomb, Ripper gun



*2x Scion/ Gunner, - 26
: Hot-shot volleygun


* Rein - 8
: Sniper rifle, Stub pistol
* Raus - 10
: Demolition charge, Stub pistol



* Scion Gunner - 13
: Grenade launcher or plasma or melta


* Tempestor - 10
: Chainsword, Hot-shot laspistol

* Special Weapons Gunner (sniper)- 6
: sniper rifle, Frag grenade
Didn’t have a pic of my sniper but would use existing base on this same model



*one of my converted Gotfret de Montbard- 20
: power sword and storm shield



*Another scion gunner - 10

*Special Weapons Gunner (veteran )- 8
: flamethrower, Frag grenade
Some sort of catachan model, with a big flame thrower and cigar or something. Somehow I don’t have these bits though



What do you guys think? Would they be fun to play?

I think the modeling will be fun

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/10/31 21:35:14


 
   
Made in us
Tzeentch Veteran Marine with Psychic Potential





Kildare, Ireland

In my limited kill team experience- sniper rifles aren't great. The ranges involved in killteam don't favour really long range shooting or heavy weapons. The sniper specialisation tends to get given to plasmagunners so they can reroll their overheats.

High damage attacks are good to reliably remove models (and get around flesh wounds) whereas high volume attacks (flamers, volleyguns) are good at overcoming hit penalties and chipping away at multiple wound models.

The sniper rifle has neither. You'll be shooting without the range penalty, but with the cover penalty, as you can't reposition without taking another penalty yourself.

Having said that, Rein and Raus look fun to use. The Ogryn could be fun too, and the RT has some interesting rules and abilities.
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






A little bit of what We’ve been up to.

Like the old styrofoam cobblestone main level that had to be covered with rubber cobblestone because the foam wasn’t strong enough to to hold up to play (or paint really) so to must everything else that’s styrofoam go. Meaning another 8 steps back to make 1 forward but oh well.

So we have had to make molds and cast of a ton of different brick patterns

First is about a dozen 2’ x 6” large block walls for the canal walls. This were a must as modeling water destroys foam and would never have worked. Kirque hand carved the positives in clay. Then pushed in the stone texture with the side of some broken foam.

The mold and cast:



Here’s one side:



The next largest project we had was all of the small tunnels (there are 28 of them), these always needed better detail and again the dozen that go across the river were going to be an issue.

Here’s my work station this week:



One of the casts ( these were made using the foam roller. At lest we found a use for them)





Oh, and an example of the tunnels I’m referencing. (This is the man- bridge, that also swings open to let player onto the middle of the table)



We also had to redo the floors for the governors mansion. these aren’t very exciting but the structure is going to look much better builds out of resin vs the thick styrofoam floors






This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/11/02 20:34:00


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






The changes and updates continue.

We decided the staircase in front of the cathedral which was originally just made from carved styrene covered in plaster didn’t have enough detail



So we looked for good war hammer stairs to use and found the Dominion of Sigmar: Hallowed Stormthrone And started making really thin slip casts of those stairs



Here’s the beginning of the new look. I’m pretty excited


Also, as we mentioned before, we removed the Hab project from the table.



When we got the hab it originally replaced a building we made out of the old forge world city fight ruins



Now with the hab gone we put them back, with some serious adjustments though with the use of our large custom reason flooring sheets










This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/11/03 15:15:00


 
   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Man, our board gets no love since I changed the name of the thread. Crazy that that looses all of our followers

Anyways, we also updated the bridge connecting the front two buildings using some parts from the forge world anphelion base





You’ll also see we decided to move the space marine statue up to the front of the city



I think this helps the entrance a lot and will look really good framed by the forge world fortress wall towers (YES this is really a possibility! Fingers crossed)
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: