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  • #37136
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    I have long been meaning to base my buildings.
    I have seen plenty of people do it and it looks good.

    I think, laziness aside, that my main reason for not doing it, is that it is easier to display and transport individual buildings for shows, so that customers can see what is available to purchase.
    But, seeing as the only show where I sell stuff is Blast-Tastic! and that is but once a year, what excuse do I have now?

    NO EXCUSE!!

    So with that in mind, and also possibly as I am working on a new Junker building (bar/pub/knocking shop) which has revitalised by inner Junker, I am going to base and make a pretty Ansham, home of the Junkers.

    Below is what I have so far and my plan on how to base it.
    The advantage of small tiles, is that you can move them around, plus it is much much easier to transport than some great whacking steel sheet.


    I will be ordering some more steel tiles from the ever helpful Ian ‘feel the steel’ Carbutt quite soon.
    I quite enjoy getting a full metal packet from him, ahhhhh, i r so sad.

    #37139

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    It will be interesting to see how these turn out Michael.

    #37178
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    ha, hit a snag already!

    The marketplace needs a lot of building still, so whilst making a nice building to go in the marketplace I stopped when I realised it would be better as a standalone model for the website.

    So I have a new building for release soon, but one less for this.
    I have not looked at the marketplace for months and upon doing so noticed all the fine details I have made… could be a lot of long nights!

     

    #37196
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Now, whilst the junkers are pretty much a big commune of like minded souls working together, they are also scavengers, so anything close to a grand plan will be hampered by their lack of resources, as such their roads are more like tracks at best.

    Here I have laid out a rough pathway of broken stone, metal sheets and pallets.

    The market place is on my desk having the buildings made.

    #37200

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Really digging the place, nice to see you finally started basing your buildings too 😉

    Looking forward to more updates!

    #37310
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I have been adding texture to the bases in several coats as when it dries out it shrinks a bit.
    I hope by Wednesday it will be finished and dry and ready to paint on Thursday.

    Whilst that has been drying I have been painting some more buildings to go on the tiles and also making and then painting the Junker market place:

    It is not finished, but it is not far off.
    I hope to have it show ready for the weekend, then after that I can come back and add the little details.

    #37322
    Spurious
    Spurious
    Participant

    That right there is some damn fine attention to detail and layout.

    #37326
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheers, once the show has been and gone I will spend some more time on it to get nice and pretty, rather than just functional.

     

    #37369
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The base colour for the ground is done.
    Just some washes and dry brushing and we are almost show ready.

    #37371
    Noel
    Noel
    Participant

    The painting really sets the tone.

    #37395
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So it is almost show ready.
    The edges are based and sorted, just adding a few details then will call it a day until I want to get it super ready.

    #37464
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    It is ready for the show so here are some shots of the model.
    I will take some nicer shots next week, with people on it and so on.
    Until now though, this will have to do:

    #37671
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    10 more steel bases arrived today, which means I can base up the Junker Dome!

    #38299
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Pondering the expansion, spurned on by the coming soon Junker Pub.

    #38322
    Tony Francis
    Tony Francis
    Participant

    Looking excellent, love the little details in the market

    #38324
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks Tony, I found a few more of your Shapeways items to use last night!

    #39207
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Started basing up my boozer

     

    #39209
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Man this thing just keeps getting more awesome every time you post ann update!

    Do like that parkin’ space 

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #39214
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Do like that parkin’ space

     

    Yeah some good lookin’ fella suggested it!

     

    #39223

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Excellent stuff Michael.

    #39594
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Jayne’s is done for now:

    though no doubt I will come back and add more bits as I have done with this bit and added some Chinese style hanging lanterns across the ‘street’

    New layout:

    #39625
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Wow that really looks like some sort of outpost/ town of disrepute. Amazing work and I really like the little details you’ve added

    #39642
    Earther
    Earther
    Participant

    My word, that is fantabulous!  Look’s like a world of hurt for the RDF if they got bogged down in that. Brilliant!

    #39685
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheers chaps, yeah I want to use some rules for individual figures for Anshan fighting, I have some PA rules and may read Necromunda to see which is the best fit.

    I see some house to house clearing as the RDF look for their man and the JI hiding as civvies and opening up ambushes and sniping from roof tops.

    #42146
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Managed to get a bit of work done on this today, nothing worth showing off yet though.
    But I have come up with the official Anshan flag:

    #42528
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Finally got around to finishing another tile of Anshan.

    Also stuck on some of the flags and some Hex2Go cargo container adverts.

    #42530

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Excellent work Michael and just the inspiration I need for my stuff. What size are the base tiles?

    #42531
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    😀

    100 x 120mm

    #42535
    Nic Wright
    Nic Wright
    Participant

    Looking fantastic!

    #42538
    Jason
    Jason
    Participant

    Very nice work and a very cunning hat.

    #42539

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Thanks Michael. I was planning on 4″x4″ so nice to know they are close to your tiles.

    #45251
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Finally doing some more.
    Working on those last* two tiles and have set out some shiny steel thin strips that will be used for the perimeter walls, styled after Anvil Gate.

    The start of the end is almost in sight!

    #45261

    Mr. Average
    Participant

    That is a really superb bit of work, Mike! Terrain has always been my weak spot and I’m in awe of anyone who can do it so well as this!

    #45274
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks, my plan is to finish the tiles.
    Have a game.
    Then add some walls to protect them.
    Have a game.
    Then build upwards as the walls stop outward expansion…

    #45275

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    I’d forgotten how cool these tiles look. Very inspirational!

    #48633
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I have been dragging my heels with Anshan, I need to get a move on and get this tile painted.
    Hopefully putting here will encourage people to pester me until it is done….

    #48635
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    *Pesters AB*

    Pester, pester. Pester, pester.

    That’s a really neat project. I can imagine people in anoraks and hand-knitted woolly jumpers walking about, bickering about Marx and Engels, organic farming, pirate radio and the best way to practice druidism in an extraterrestrial biome. Or something like that 

    #48640
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Pester, pester.

     

    Looks great btw. 

    Pester.

     

    #48642

    Dan Rayner
    Participant

    Inspiring work!

    #48662
    Paul
    Paul
    Participant

    Wow, very cool. Now PAINT!!!

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

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