Monday, November 14, 2011

Project: Gothic City Roof and Rubble

So I figured out what to do with the roof. I used some kinda lame barricade that comes in the Battlefield Accessories Set. I had 3 of them and they fit very nicely and then I added some card stock shingles. Tada a roof!


The rubble looks much better and not as uneven as I feared. The process is smash some plaster bricks with a hammer, add in some dirt and scatter junk and used weapons.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Project: Gothic City Supply depot

Building number 3 is a ruin building converted into a supply strong point. As you can see I dug up some Aegis Defense lines . I am still going to sand bag the heck out of this. The construction is a slapdash since it is meant to look like a location the a little more time was taken with.


I started with a 'drive thru' but it was taking up too much space and messing up the LOS. So I turned the side into a bunker. I am still working out what I want to do with the roof. I am not going to do a gun pit up there because there is not enough room. I am toying with the idea of putting up a big billboard.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Project: Gothic City Two Down

With the Row House done, I have 2 of 4 building done. It has taken about a month to finish them and I am so far really happy with the project. The next two building are both square ruins. The goal will be to give them both a unique feel so that they are not twinkies.


After that it is rubble and barricades and put it on a board… whoohoo.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Project: Gothic City Posters

Painting is in process. This part goes much faster for me. This building will be done by the Sunday and it will be on to number 3. I took some time to look at kendoka from the Dakka forums epic table called "Bridges over Troubled Water" I realized that I am doing rubble wrong. Painting rubble after it is on the terrain is much harder than using colored rubble. Rolling over in my head how to try it, now.


Posters are still a blast to do. I thought for a moment that I might be over doing them, but really I don't care. They give the terrain a great feel and are tons of fun.


Well this was just a quick progress update.. off to bed.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Project: Gothic City Sniper Tower

This on this building are going a bit slower. There is a lot more construction needed. I needed to put a floor not only on the roof, but also on the second floor, build out an interior wall on the second floor, 2 sets of ladders and a tower. Additionally there are more sandbags required being 50% longer of a building than the cathedral.


To keep the roof line from being just a big sandbag bunker, I added a small command post to it with a couple of search lights and a radio set. I will also add some barrels up here and maybe an ammo create to set dress the space. This has given me an idea for one of the ruins in the next set of buildings. I now can't wait to start on that but first this one needs to be finnished.


The building ended up getting a small sniper tower. It will be a tight fit for even a 5 man squad, but perfect for a Vindicar. This was my fist attempt to work with wood structures. Overall I am happy and am planning to do more. It is not as hard as I thought it would be.


I have some really cool stuff to finish this build out with, it just taking time to get all the sandbags on and details added in. In the end this will be a very complex piece with lots of stuff going on. Doing this project has given me lots of inspiration to give the table a feel that will be really cool to see when it is finished. It totally isn't just a couple of kit buildings anymore.