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Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Current Logged Hours: 360~ Hours (as of 6/13) just finished Car Wrecks

Completed City: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/728964.page#9433194

WIP Shots so Far:














This is currently primed/airbrushed. I've yet to put a paint brush to the terrain yet






What am I looking at??:

A 5x4 Wargaming table for Dropzone Commander by Hawk Wargames inspired by The Last of Us

The 10mm structures are built from a majority of HWG resin (they sell on their site), foamcore, and cardstock

The Modular Overpass is from Blotz (uk) 10mm Custom Lasercut - wonderful company 10/10. Quickest international shipping I've ever witnessed for how cheap it was.

Table is a 5x4 - made from triple layered foamcore. This is extraordinarily dumb, but I wanted a lightweight board that I could store, dig into, and toss if I decided to redo it or I ruined it by accident. I've built a dozen or so tables, hardboard+pink insulation foam, wood, or full 3/4" mdf, and honestly foamcore isn't that bad as long as you layer it. Six tiles; I can toss this in a small bag and it weighs nothing. I spent a few hours fixing this issue.


Why Adeptus Titanicus?
At a Battletech player with no friends that play - and a young lad during the days of Epic Armageddon - I decided to preemptively start building the city for both games. Can't wait to see more leaks!

Why Dropzone Commander?
From the few demo games I've had - I was impressed. It reminded me of an actual tactical strategy game and I loved the flow of it. It also reminds me of Command and Conquer / Total Annihilation / Supreme Commander from my childhood. Ace game, and when you flip through that rulebook you immediately want to play on something better than cardstock starter kit buildings.

Goal: I wanted to make a table that rivals ED-209b's dream table (http://www.hawkforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4348&start=100) - I have a long way to go before I can compete with that.

A few things I didn't like about his city:

* How clean everything was
* I don't want to paint white lines on the streets
* No "40k city fight" look to the streets/structures
* Lack of overgrowth/craters/dirt

However - he is FAR more talented then I am (technically and as a painter). This is also why I need to make up for his level of painting detail for dirt/damage/rust/flock and to not rush anything.

Primary Objectives

1) Finish painting the UCM Army - consider ordering Decals*
2) Paint the remainder of the resin structures, doodads, and flock and paint the card stock structures
3) Paint my friend Niko's Scourge (His army will never get painted otherwise)
4) Play some of the greatest looking games of DZC with some friends down in NJ/PA


Decals* = http://www.fightingpirannhagraphics.com/

Work List (Status: Primed - not base coated)

Started October 2015

Dates = Structure Built - Not Painted


1. Hammer Medical: Research Facility 10/11-10/13 Medium Structure FINISHED
2. Aber Hab: Residential Mix Hab 1/14-1/18 Medium Structure FINISHED
3. Corinthian One: Skyscraper 2/8-2/10 Large Structure / Tallest FINISHED
4. Market East: Residential Hab 2/13-2/14 Medium Structure FINISHED
5. Hab C Major: Slum Hab 2/13-2/14 Huge Structure - Short FINISHED
6. Sobelo Cybernetics: Sci Labs 2/16 Medium Structure FINISHED
7. Zentar Financial – Office Damaged 3/4-3/7 Huge Structure FINISHED
8. Academic Center – 2/28-3/2 Small Building - Huge footprintWashed, nearly finished
9. City 17 – Large Slum Hab – 4/2-4/4 Huge Structure - Short FINISHED
10. Dominion Bank – Office Damaged – 5/22 Huge Structure FINISHED
11. North Co – Electrical Plant w/silos – 3/13 + 5/23 Medium Structure trashed, not using
12. Atrium West – Residential Hab 7/10-7/11 Medium Structure FINISHED
13. Corona V – Research Facility 7/18 Medium Structure FINISHED
14+ FOUR Cardstock Buildings Small w/ roof details FINISHED
• 5x4 Table FINISHED
• 5x Building Ruins 4/22 FINISHED
• 2x Parks FINISHED
• Statue - Space Marine Commander FINISHED
• Statue - Emperor Palpatine FINISHED
• 3x Bunkers FINISHED
• 3x Focal Points FINISHED
• Overpass FINISHED
• Parking Lot FINISHED
• Gas Station FINISHED
• Street Lights x21 FINISHED
• UCM Army (90% Completed)
• Scourge Army (50% Completed)
• Battlefoam Case Purchased - 352 Slot BLACK FRIDAY



Quoting a later post of the high price of resin terrain

 Stevefamine wrote:
The HWG Resin buildings - if you buy them as kits are 100+ parts each. You can order individual parts for cheaper than ordering them as "lego sets" aka a list of components to make a building they designed. So If I wanted to make an office complex buildings, I can order the office walls/windows in packs of x40, ignore the specialized tiles, use plasticard for some areas and texture card, and since I wanted to have the majority of the buildings heavily damaged I required less pieces. There would be no reason to purchase complete pristine structures if I was going to blow holes in them
.

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Legendary Master of the Chapter






Dude thats looking awesome

hot stuff.



 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Double Post

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2016/11/15 22:02:46


   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia


Woodland Scenics Flock Stock:
Burnt Grass Fine and Coarse
Soil Fine
Earth Fine
Medium Green Coarse
Dark Green Underbrush/Heavy
Burnt Static Grass
GF9 Yellow Grass
GW Static Grass
AP Tufts Highlands x3 Jungle x1

Currently I tried a mix and glued it in:
- Burnt Grass Fine 70%
- GW Static Grass 10%
- Medium Green Coarse 20%

Okay so the ideas for the next buildings:

* Grass only on windows/ledges
* 1~ tree per building
* Only using tufts on the roof or unit bases (due to $$$ actually - they are not cheap for "terrain" usage)
* Various colored washes for building aging. Brown/black/light red/light green
* Add the Earth fine flock to the blend (it's like graveyard earth brownish) to darken the mix (using burnt grass off a recommendation).
* Make the non-grey office buildings quite a bit brighter. Paint them red brick? This one looks dreary and the green was a poor choice.

I was considering the glass/water effects/varnish idea - but it's not going to be ideal for an entire city. I might just go with the stock flat black and leave it.

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Legendary Master of the Chapter






Nice

i think overall its fine that its super overgrown

you could always put a small overgrown park next to it.


 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

I will be posting pictures of the overpass after work - currently figuring out how to make the graffiti work and weathering. I should be finished flocking it tonight

Now that I'm working on it - I might have wanted to prime it a lighter shade of grey

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




very nice work, i'm duly impressed.

also wanted to say thank you for making my wallet cry after checking out that Blotz site.

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Thinks Palladium books screwed the pooch on the Robotech project. 
   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Asterios wrote:
very nice work, i'm duly impressed.

also wanted to say thank you for making my wallet cry after checking out that Blotz site.


Blotz is actually priced great for what you get. The overpass set ran me only $70~

If you want to cringe check out: http://www.hawkwargames.com/collections/complete-building-kits-commercial-buildings

Thank you gambling

   
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Fixture of Dakka





Somewhere... over the rainbow


It is amazing.

А сегодня, что для завтра сделал Я?
But today I don't feel like doing anything... 
   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

This is what I'll be finishing tonight

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Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia




work in progress

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/09/26 18:25:04


 
   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia



Overpass graffiti work in progress

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2016/10/03 19:48:05


   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Finished overpass

   
Made in nl
Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Wow...just....wow...

The Wars of Tusculum Nova - A Vanguard Miniatures fanblog 
   
Made in pl
Regular Dakkanaut






Dude ! It's awesome ! True apocalyptic . The graffiti looks great.

   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter






Sick man i to love the graffiti as well.


 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Wow this is going to be amazing, really nice work so far the flock is very convincing, I love the graffiti as well

   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Finished bunkers, some rubble templates and a lot





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Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Finished park and monument/memorial park



   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran





Yes this is awesome. Such great attention to detail of an abandoned forgotten city!
   
Made in us
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Philadelphia

Zwan1One wrote:
Yes this is awesome. Such great attention to detail of an abandoned forgotten city!


Thank you!

I'll try and work on 1-2 buildings a week now

I'll eventually post the armies when I paint them. They arent even primed yet


   
Made in pl
Regular Dakkanaut






They look likes things made for movies

   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

 ROTTEN_FACTORY wrote:
They look likes things made for movies


Thank you!

Once it's completed and I finished painting the two armies I have - I'll need to borrower someone's camera to take some sweet photos. These are all from my phone unfortunately. I really wanted a specific look for this table.

I should finish up the second building tonight. This one is a metal/sci fi looking structure. (I'm not that happy how the first building turned out)

   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Ordered some: http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/roll-maker/69-roll-maker-tube-wire-machine.html

Now I'll wait for them to show up. I want to use these for either scourge structures - but I know I'll use them for conversion work on scourge models.


   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Order List for November:

• 8x Prowlers
• 3x Katana
• Oppressor
• Harbinger
• 2x Scourge Gunships
• Overseer/Desolator
• 2x Raven A
• 2x Raven B


Should put me at 2500 Points for Scourge and 2500 points for UCM. Might add a few tidbits here and there as well - Just recently build Mortar and Flak Infantry. UCM is effectively built. Running a demo game Friday with a friend I'm trying to get into the game

   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Got blitzed and setup half the table only. Yes I only have one building finished. Was a bit too excited in flocking half the board to setup the full overpass to see how it blended in - but ran out of woodglue to finish the other half






   
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South Florida

This is some fantastic stuff! Top notch!

   
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Pious Palatine






Yeah, this is pretty damn cool.

EDC
   
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Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Thanks guys!

A non-filtered image


   
Made in us
Legendary Master of the Chapter






Cool Beans

Makes me wana whip out my PHR again :/

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
 
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