So this will be my terrain thread and I'm sticking to it! I will put pics and if its wanted some kinda crappy guide to what i did up when their available.
Right now I'm short on inspiration, I'm planning 3 or 4 watch towers, something which resembles a multi story car park and some big gas storage units with walkways up them inspired by the ones near my old house
I need a few more ideas for buildings as this won't fill the required table. Its an under hive city so think tower block rather than trenches... Maybe a shop, i dunno.
My mate had a wooden porta loo called the worst toilet in Scotland but it never offer alot of cover. Just mentioned that fit the lols really and to procrastinate more... I hate my job.
Last Edit: May 17, 2013 17:21:47 GMT -5 by Adkenpachi
Post by treadiculous on May 15, 2013 13:26:49 GMT -5
For a rally really got set of bits for industrial works you can't do better than the pegasus refinery kit available from wayland games.. it might take a while to reach you but I've been cutting out the bits for over 6 months and I'm now down to the last 2 sprues... there are over 500 pieces in each kit and that's the small refinery kit!
I've been looking at my lads multi story car park and thought it would make good terrain as the various levels make it interesting while the open side means it offers little cover.... it wasn't to hard to build and would be easy to replicate as a 40k version.
Interesting scenery is normally because of 2 reasons.. its simple and looks great, or simple and adds a lot of variety to tactics.
For watch towers.. buy some plastruct 'I' beams from ebay... I've bought a few sets and now know what dimensions are the right ones for decent 40k scale - I'll dig them out later and let you know.
With the 'I' beams you can build the interesting lattice as shown below:
I_I IXI IXI IXI
does that make sense?
I also recommend casting an oil barrel and making a squillion as they are easy to build into different shapes each time you play.. same goes for crates.
Hope this helps!
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err - Gandhi
Post by Adkenpachi on May 17, 2013 17:21:16 GMT -5
Like always i don't have alot of free time (yes i said alot) so this is going slow but I'm not bothered cause it means everything has time to dry between stages.
First off, this is foamcore... Its foam wrapped in card.
It cost me something like 50p for an A3 sheet, out of which i can easily make two watch towers with left overs.
First i marked out walls with pencil 2" x 4", i then realised my ruler wasn't straight so i opted for a 6" one instead (need a 12" metal one really) so i had to do this again after, then i added two squares for the upper base 3.5"squared.
I then cut them badly at all sorts of angles with the aid of a school boys ruler. With this stuff you can't just hack through in one go but make multiple lighter cuts, people say its to stop the blade becoming dull but i say its to stop the foam getting scrunched up. Also i made some small posts, you'll see why later.
I then used loctite super glue to place the walls together and smothered the awful joins in PVA to strengthen the hold and fill the gaps. Before using these glues i tested them on small pieces over night as everyone says super glue melts the foam... It doesn't.
And tomorrow i will join the corners together to make the walls then place the tops on.
Last Edit: May 17, 2013 17:22:35 GMT -5 by Adkenpachi
looking good ad, although it makes it link of hard to explain how they got there. personally i would add a small tower in the middle with a plasticard door and some roof, kind of like these: assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.435418!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/alg-thomson-correctional-jpg.jpg I would also recommend you try to put some sort of tiling/relief on the standing area, it really helps create a more realistic feeling. I would also spray them with some sort of textured paint so they really look like concrete buildings(similar to the GW bastion texture). and some doors (eithers plasticard ones, or casts of the GW ones you know, those would look great with some walls between them on which your guard can stand and wave of the incoming zombie herd/the governors army, oh wait! wrong universe!
Yeah I intended to put doors on, might make smaller ones with just ladders too, I like the wall idea and may make some to use for 40k but these are like perimeter guard towards for a hive city.
I hadn't thought about tiled floors and will definitely do that now, as for texture paint that's already been discussed, I might put some corrugated card on the sides sprayed silver to look like patched up parts of the walls
I really need to crack on with this but all my free time has been spent on state of decay (about 4 hours all week, ugh)