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Malek builds a Cityscape (pic heavy)

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Postby timewizard » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:20 pm

LordMalekTheRedKnight wrote:still needs basing, but aside from that its finished. :)

thoughts? :?:

cheers

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Looks good, fits in well with your description of being thrown together in the field by the trrops.
Question is, why bother basing it? :roll: It's just a barriacade after all, and it looks like it will be sturdy enough to stand up on its own. The way is is now, you could place it in the middle of a clear area, or butt it up against a building.
IMO, just paint it and leave it the way it is for now. You could always base it in the future if it doesn't work out well in gameplay.
Well, you did ask for thoughts! :wink:
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Postby Ben » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:29 pm

I built a 4' by 4' table that was all entirely inside a Black Templar Cathedral/Keep.

Is this for the ash wastes proving ground/artillery range?
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Postby timewizard » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:35 pm

Ben wrote:I built a 4' by 4' table that was all entirely inside a Black Templar Cathedral/Keep.

You built a 4' square cathedral? 8O That must have been an incredible board to play on. Do you have any pics of it?
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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:47 pm

timewizard wrote:Looks good, fits in well with your description of being thrown together in the field by the trrops.

cheers :)

when i build the ruined church i think im going to have the doors removed at one end and laid across the doorway, in a similar fashion.

timewizard wrote:Question is, why bother basing it?

the contact point where the door joins the eagle is very small, so its not as sturdy as it looks (especially not compared to the GW resin Barricades). besides, when i say im going to base it, it would probably just be something like this (quickly cut from paper to illustrate the point):

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so not a massive base - just something to stand defenders on, to add stability, and to give the piece a look consistent witht the other CoD stuff.

ive got some of the GW Tank Traps etc to make more Barricades out of, but i will be waiting to have bases made first (so i can stick the bits to the base, rather than to eachother).

@ Ben: same planet, different area (and different terrain set). im looking forward to the rumoured 40K style Mighty Empires tiles set, so i can make a map showing all the different regions...
geographically they are all close enough so that factions from all different regions can feasibly interact, but they are still distinct zones.

cheers :)

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Postby Baragash » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:09 pm

LordMalekTheRedKnight wrote:thoughts? :?:


Sometimes the simple things are the most effective :) me like!

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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:47 pm

Baragash wrote:Sometimes the simple things are the most effective :)

i keep trying to tell Kate that. ;)

Baragash wrote:*adds thread to favourites for inspiration*

wow, cheers mate! :D

thanks for the kind words everyone, it really is encouraging. :)

im going to try and get something else done tonight (will have to see, as Hellboy is on).

cheers

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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:55 pm

a little teaser update - here are the parts i am using for my next building (inside-out store building):

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since taking that pic ive mostly finished building it - all thats left now is the roof (which im cutting out of plasticard and covering with wire mesh). hopefully i will be posting the finished pic later tonight. :)

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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:59 am

Proper update - the storage building is now finished. :)

front/side view:
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rear/side view:
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the idea was to create a simple building, relatively plain (which is why all wall faces you can see are the less-detailed ones, with what is usually the external detail hidden inside), that would block LOS, and act as a vantage point without providing cover on top (so occupying the roof isnt a no-brainer).

its a sealed, intact, internally Impassable building, that could be used as an objective in take & hold style missions.

thoughts? :?:

something i wasnt completly happy about was the wire mesh on the roof: i couldnt get it to stick down perfectly. any tips?

cheers :)

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p.s. tomorrow i will start the serious planning of the ruined church (picking the components i am going to use, choosing the layout etc). once i am ready to start building it, i will post a pic. cheers!
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Postby timewizard » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:17 am

LordMalekTheRedKnight wrote:its a sealed, intact, internally Impassable building, that could be used as an objective in take & hold style missions.

thoughts? :?:

I like it. Simple but with enough detail for interest. Nice, clean job. Can't wait to see it painted. I wouldn't use it as an objective marker though, not until the competition proper starts up :wink:
LordMalekTheRedKnight wrote:something i wasnt completly happy about was the wire mesh on the roof: i couldnt get it to stick down perfectly. any tips?

I haven't tried it, but you could use a clothes iron on a low heat. Apply it to the metal mesh and when it gets warm enough it should fuse itself to the plastic roof. You would have to be careful not to apply too much heat. Maybe have a cool, damp cloth nearby so that when the mesh is the way you want it, you could quickly cool it down so it stays put.
As I said, I never tried this, you might want to give it a try on a spare piece of mesh and plastic, but I think in theory it should work.
Only other idea would be to brush a liquid glue over the mesh to melt the plastic, and place a wieght (like a clothers iron :roll: ) on top to hold the mesh in place while the glue dries.
If I come up with something tried and true, I'll pass it along.
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Postby ruffian4 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:50 am

LordMalekTheRedKnight wrote:something i wasnt completly happy about was the wire mesh on the roof: i couldnt get it to stick down perfectly. any tips?

Assuming the mesh is car body stuff?

If I were you I'd go for scrim tape, it's 100% easier to work with and far cheaper.

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Postby KInG » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:44 am

ruffian4 wrote:If I were you I'd go for scrim tape, it's 100% easier to work with and far cheaper.


oh brilliant, I'm such a noob.!

I work with that stuff regularly and never even thought of it. I have the car body repair mesh also, and it's expensive. Ruffian I love you. :oops: in a real manly way obviously. ;)
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Postby LordMalekTheRedKnight » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:46 am

timewizard wrote:I like it. Simple but with enough detail for interest. Nice, clean job. Can't wait to see it painted.

ruffian4 wrote:Looking good tim!!!

cheers guys! :D

timewizard wrote:I wouldn't use it as an objective marker though, not until the competition proper starts up :wink:

heh. not an Objective Marker, but an Objective (i suppose i could put a green objective marker on the roof to act as a reminder). :P

timewizard wrote:I haven't tried it, but you could use a clothes iron on a low heat.

dont remember where we put ours... :oops: (as a rule, we dont do ironing :wink:)

timewizard wrote:you might want to give it a try on a spare piece of mesh and plastic

i dont actually have any spare plastic - i only bought 1 A4 sheet, last time i was in Cardiff. :oops:

timewizard wrote:Only other idea would be to brush a liquid glue over the mesh to melt the plastic, and place a wieght (like a clothers iron :roll: ) on top to hold the mesh in place while the glue dries

ahh now that sounds do-able (not the iron of course though :P).

i will give that a try! cheers :)

ruffian4 wrote:Assuming the mesh is car body stuff?

yep.

ruffian4 wrote:If I were you I'd go for scrim tape, it's 100% easier to work with and far cheaper.

*does a search*

ooh that looks interesting! i will have to see if i can get some (when i eventually make it to a DIY store).

cheers! :)

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Postby ruffian4 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:54 am

KInG wrote:Ruffian I love you. :oops: in a real manly way obviously. ;)

8O
I blame that on royalty and public schools. :wink:

LordMalekTheRedKnight wrote:ooh that looks interesting! i will have to see if i can get some (when i eventually make it to a DIY store).

Yeah, it's good stuff.
I've used it for wire fences and sandwiched it between poly cieling tiles cut into, to expose it, like reinforced concrete.

It's also good for windows, especially old fashioned "lead light" ones for churches and the like (especially turned through 45 degrees), but works just as well for security mesh.

It's also surprisingly strong, if supported on all sides.
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Postby ruffian4 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:19 am

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Postby IMF2000 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:27 am

Amazing!!!
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