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  • #72211
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    Ok folks,
    the Age of Tyrants kickstarter is about to start shipping the miniatures so I decided to start making some new terrain so I could use said miniatures to play some 6mm Urban War Clau Tactics / Necromunda style games.

    This thread will document the construction of my new Necromunda style industrial board, the painting of the miniatures once they arrive and hopefully the games that will be played with them.
    First though I’d like to give a shout out to Darryl Hunt of the exelent blog Daxio’s Uneventfull Day. I totally stole copied his idea for Necromunda buildings and then used my trusty shrink ray on them😋.
    Now, what did I build so far?

    Lets take a look.


    So , four buildings, four walkways and a platform, not to shabby.
    I plan on doing two more buildings, one medium and one large, two more walkways without cover and three extra long walkways plus supports.
    Here’s a few pictures to give you an idea of the kind of setups I’m going to use them for, I threw in some random figures from my collection to give you a sense of the scale.

    Another benefit of this construction method is that the smaller buildings fit inside the larger ones for easy storage.


    Apart from the buildings and walkways I’ve also begun assembling some bits and bobs to build a few more industrial/machinery looking

    pieces.

    More on those next time.
    well ok then just a teaser picture

    That’s it for now, as usual critiques, comments or questions are more than welcome.
    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Stroezie Stroezie.
    • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Stroezie Stroezie.

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    #72214
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Yes! All of my yes!

    Expect to be copied in turn. I might not go 6mm (or I might…) but the building designs have me feeling inspired.

    #72232
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    This is not helping me stay away from doing a 6mm Post Apoc diorama.

    #72237

    greg954
    Participant

    Oh yeah!

    Does have a nice metallic feel to it I must admit. Where did the parts come from which make up the sawage treatment bit. “Clarifier” or something I think it’s called? Those red pipes look perfect too. I certainly could do with some of those bits and bobs in my scratch build box.

    #72239
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    There are a few bits from cigarette lighters in  there. The little wheels and discs.

    #72240

    greg954
    Participant

    Funny you should say that Mike, because I have two lighters on my work table.

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    #72243
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    The main part of sewage treatment is the insides of the pump part of a spray bottle, the smoke stack is a piece from one of those blow through kids airbrush markers, all the wheely bits are as mike said from lighters, the ladders are granny grating, the red bit was from a kinder egg toy and the pipes are from a drinking straw construction set (bought 2 sets for 1 euro each at the Action store), the reservoir is the lid from a play dough bucket and I have no idea what so ever where the black bit came from.

    Once its completely assembled and glued together I’ll take some more pics of it before I paint it.

    Hope that answers your questions.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

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    #72255

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    This is going to be great! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished industrial bits in particular 🙂

    #72603
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Micromunda Wasn’t Built In A Day…

     

    …but the first stage is done anyway😎
    I thought I’d share some more pictures with you so you can see/guess at, the materials before I blackbomb the lot.

    First up the initial set of buildings and walkways

    I also decided to spice up the buildings with some electrical wiring and some airfans.


    These pilons are for when one walkway just isn’t long enough.

    I may end up putting some more greeblies on them as they are a bit plain looking atm. then again maybe not…   we’ll see.
    Next some of the more industrial looking bits.
    A large storage tank/tower


    which can split into two smaller ones


    and as I was taking the pictures it suddenly occured to me that if you put the ring back on it could also function as a landing pad for “Get to da choppa” scenarios.


    a small storage tank, probably for some kind of strange bio-agent or something


    A water recycling plant


    and last but not least a few more generic pieces


    Now, if the weather holds, I should be able to prime these during the weekend and if all goes well get some paint on them by the end of next week.
    I will also begin texturing one of the place mats/boards with magnetic paint to look like a concrete floor and start looking into ways to weather the other place mat into a less shiny/ slightly rusty version of itself. (any and all tips how to go about doing this are more than welcome)
    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

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    #72612

    greg954
    Participant

    Things are shaping up nicely. Not sure if I have any tips for you. As you seem to be doing a fantastic job.

    I am particularly interested in this magnetic paint to look like a concrete floor.

    #72616
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    The magnetic paint has a fine grainy texture to it from the metal filings that are in it and I’m also using it because I want to lose as little adhesivenes as possible as everything is magnetised so it doesn’t slide around when I move it to make room for dinner or when one of the cats desides to take a stroll through it etc.

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    #72650

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Wow! Being productive are we? 😉

    Really nice job on all the pieces, love the amount of detail on them, like the patterns on walls and walkways!

    #72654
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Wow! Being productive are we? 😉 Really nice job on all the pieces, love the amount of detail on them, like the patterns on walls and walkways!

    Well the fact that my Age of Tyrants minis are finally about to be shipped has gotten me exited and that always helps doesn’t it?

    I really liked playing Urban War, still have the books, cards,counters and a whole bunch of the 28mm figures only no terrain for them😢

    Now I could probably make some but 28mm terrain is huge, takes up a lot of storage space and needs a big table to play on.

    6mm on the other hand…..😁😎😁

    As to the amount of detail, I had decided to keep things as simple as possible and then I was about 5 minutes into the project and well……😋

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    #72685
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    That is really coming along nicely.  You’ve got a great spread there.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #72853
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Well I managed to finish painting the buildings and walkways,
    a little lick of paint makes all the difference don’t you think? 8)

    And of course I couldn’t resist playing around with a quick setup to get an idea how things will look once to whole thing’s finished.

    I’m afraid the lighting has washed out the colors on the buildings somewhat, they actually look a lot more splotchy and rundown in real life, maybe once I tone down the glare from the board it’ll show up better in the pictures.

    I’d also like to add some posters/graffiti ,does anybody knows of a good source?

    That’s it for now, time to get to painting the industrial machinery and I’ve been thinking about maybe doing some modular canals to add some more depth to the board so stay tuned. 😉

    Cheers,
    Stroezie.

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    #72894

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Looks even better painted, can’t wait to see it in action! 😉

    When it comes to posters/grafitti, I have had some success with using watertransfer-paper and google image search. The you re-size your findings and presto 🙂

    #73285
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Well I finished painting the industrial/machinery pieces and the concrete floor.
    It’s finally starting to look like something 😁


    Turns out the big tower is also ideal for showcasing minis.😎


    Some judges escorting a convict are ambushed by gangers…


    Well that’s it then…     the board is finished…   right?
    Weeeelllllll….
    see here’s the thing…
    while looking for inspiration I came across the exellent Yaktribe forums (some really awesome builds on there, check them out  Link) and it turnes out in a hive you can go up, but you can also go down so…

    Sump canals here I come !!!
    The first nine tiles giving me the same size of board as the concrete floor (ie. 37×37 cm)


    Ooohh I’m going to have so much fun detailing those canals…


    Well thats it for now.
    Cheers,

    Stroezie.
    Ps: does anybody know where I can get my hands on some 6mm venetian gondolas 👿

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    #73291
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Dude, this is epic cool.
    My bad for not subscribing to the topic, only just caught up.

    You are inspirational sir!

    #73298

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    This all looks great, but what is that green sludge?

    The canals are off to a great start, I can just imagine how grungy they’ll look then you get through with them!

    #73299
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    This all looks great, but what is that green sludge?

    In real life?

    hotglue + paint + 4 layers of gloss varnish.

    In game?

    Only the Emperor knows. 

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    #73300

    greg954
    Participant

    Yeah baby! That is really inspirational, a great piece.

    Love the sewage stuff and the canal. That is great, so great in fact  I’m going to nick the idea. Although I’ve enough to do right now and I don’t have the parts. But defo put that on my to do list of wargaming scenery.

    #73301
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Very nice!  You’re planing on having the industrial stuff span over the canals, right?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #73614
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Work on the lowest part of my hive continues, I’m hoping to finish the building part somewhere around the end of next week and then it’ll be on to the painting…


    I’ve also started sculpting some fauna and flora to bring a little more life to my canals
    Big rats and spiders, but nothing any experienced sump dweller can’t handle

    And some shrooms, one can never have enough shrooms 😏


    I’m thinking of maybe doing some carnivorous plants and some kind of lurking sump-monster to, no idea what that’s going to look like yet, suggestions are always welcome.
    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

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    #73615
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    This is brilliant!!>>>

    #73621

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    The canals are coming along well!

    The creepy crawlers are a nice touch, they will add a lot of atmosphere to the lowest parts of the hive.

    Some squid-like sump-monsters might be an idea? A bit traditional, but tentacled horrors are always an option 😉

    #73624
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Some squid-like sump-monsters might be an idea? A bit traditional, but tentacled horrors are always an option

    Good call, I seem to recall reading something about some kind of jellyfish type critter living in the sump. I’ll have to look it up.

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    #73807
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    I finished building my Nanomunda sump board!

    I may have gone a bit overboard detailing the canals 😎

    Here are a few more pictures so you can see the build before I blackbomb it.

    And now it’s time to start thinking about how I’m going to paint all of this.

    I’d like to try and go for this look for the decking

    Mine won’t look nearly as good but hey “aim for perfection, settle for good enough” 😜

    If you know of any good tutorials for this kind of thing, please feel free to share, cause at the moment I really don’t have a clue how to even start.

    I think I’ll experiment on a few scrap pieces first and see what’s realistic for my skill level.

    Hopefully I’ll have something more to share with you soon.
    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

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    #73817
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    It’s… perfect.

    #73861

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    That looks great, enough to make me jealous 😉

     

    I don’t have a tutorial for the last piece you showed as such, but a few helpfull(?) tips: First, the tarmac-y looking thing can be made using some of vallejos sand paste. Either undiluted for a more even grainyness or cut with some water to make it less so.

    Secondly, the metal plates: if you paint the basic metal, then use increasingly heavy washes to gunk up the metal. You could also use some rust pigments to mimic the effect on the rusted grate or just generally on the edges of the metal pieces.

    I’m waiting to see your exellently gunked up canals, critters and all!

    #74001
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    I had some spare time between trains at work so I started working on my first gang.
    The minis are Dark Realm Miniatures Jungle Fighters.
    There are only 5 poses so at the moment I’m just adding berets and do-rags to differentiate them somewhat, later I’ll probably do some weapon swaps once I get an idea of what weapon loadouts I’m going to need.

    Here’s a pic of the regular gangers

    So shotguns, sword and knife, sword and gun and grenade launcher.
    I gave one of the guys with the grenade launchers a sword but I think I may end up redoing that as it did not come out quite as I had envisionned it.

    I also did two heavy weapons, a heavy bolter and a heavy stubber, I included the original figure so you could see what they started off as.

    After sorting through my leadpile I’m thinking of starting three gangs the Orlocks as seen above, Ratskins and house Goliath.
    As I have never played Necromunda before any tips on a good balanced starting force for any of these gangs are more then welcome. It might also help guide me as to what figures to try and model so do feel free to chime in.

    Cheers,
    Stroezie.

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    #74026

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Nice conversion work, the heavies are particular cool dudes 🙂

    #74257
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    I finished my first gang, Orlocks.
    Here they are in all their teeny tiny glory

    And an other shot of them trying to score some sump cattle so they can start their own Hive Guys franchise and start earning some income.

    But trouble is a brewing in the underhive as rumors abound House Goliath is also looking to open up shop in the neighberhood.

    I’m really having a blast doing these tiny conversions but after I finish these I think it’s high time I got back to painting the sump canals.

     

    Cheers,
    Stroezie.

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    #74317

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    These little guys were looking great, but even better now with some paint on them!

    I’ll be looking forward to seeing the canals move closer to completion 🙂

    #74650
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    And the sump canal board is done!

    Over all I’m quite happy with how it turned out.

    It was a bit of a compromise between weathering it and keeping the thing even enough for the magnetic paper to have enough flat surface to grip onto.

    In the end I decided to sponge paint some rust effects on the tiles and use some washes to dirty it up some more. I’ll be adding some more dirt, debris and general litter as scatter terrain later.

    Here’s the whole board put together


    Which seperates into nine modular tiles


    Here’s a few closer pics of the sump canals so you can see the little details

    I also managed to finish the second gang,

    House Goliath (Wasteland Gangers/Warriors from Microworld miniatures)

     


    The shanties in the background are from Angel Barracks and I have a few vague ideas of making some platforms for them to turn them into a kind of vertical favela, we’ll see…

    First though I want to do some scatter terrain as Necromunda, and imo skirmish games in general, needs lots of cover for minis to hide behind.I already have a collection of the usual oil drums, crates and jersy barriers but I’d like to add some things more in character with the setting.

    For now I’m planning to do some loot tokens, rubble barricades, exploding mushrooms and heat vents. (feel free to add any cool idea’s you may have to this list.)

    Ok, time to go stat out those gangs now so I can try to get a game on and who knows maybe we’ll even see the ever elusive batrep show up in the future. 😳

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

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    #74652
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    That is gorgeous. 🙂

    You are amazingly talented.

    #74717

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    The canals in all their technicolor glory, they look amazing!

    I love all the little details added here and there, really makes the place feel lived in (even if the ones who do would rather not 😉 )

     

    #74741
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Wow that all looks great!

    Now all you need to do is to get some battles going!  Really looking forwards to reading about them.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #74771

    greg954
    Participant

    I’m speechless, that is fantastic. A really great piece of artwork, so many nice touches.

    Makes me want to dive in for a game. But not “dive in”: in the physical sense.

    #75368
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    I have been told Necromunda needs lots of stuff for gangers to hide behind.
    Ok then lets build some scatter terrain 😎
    I started with a classic to get me going,
    everybody has done the stack of pipes, quick and easy linear terrain what’s not to like?
    Next were a set of crates and canisters on pallets from Angel Barracks which I magnetised and put on some magnetic paper disks so they can be used as both scatter terain and loot counters.
    The last items in this picture are a form of fungus that explodes when fired upon ideal for placing next to the previous loot counters.😈


    Then I decided to recycle some of the offcuts littering my workstation into some rubble baricades.


    For some reason only the Emperor knows tyres and cogs are stacked together in the underhive, but I thought it looked cool so…

    The other items in this pic are my take on the ubiquitous Necromunda air vents.

    Lots of fun/superglued fingers making these.


    And lastly some slime pits to make running across those walkways a more interesting choice.

    Oh and I almost forgot, I made two hills/risers, one of which you can see below to. The sides are also magnitic and the ladders are removable. I will be making some other stuff like stairs, ramps, terminals and junction boxes to attach to them to.


    As you can see the board is filling up nicely


    I have read through the Necromunda rules and have started reading Inquisimunda to.

    I think once I’ve played a few games of Necromunda and gotten the hang of the rules I’ll probably be expanding to Inquisimundan simply because there are so many cool minis out there and knowing myself it won’t be long before I start looking at ways to bring them into my games.
    So next on my to do list:

    First make some measuring sticks, because at the reduced scale I’m going to be playing one unit of movement is 7mm so 28mm base move, thats a little finnicky to use a normal tape measure don’t you think.

    Then templates, again at the reduced scale, don’t know if I’m just going to print them out on card or try something a bit more fancy, we’ll see.

    And of course, stat out my two gangs so we can start to rumble!!!
    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

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    #75371
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Absolutely amazing.  I’m honestly sort of stunned by how great it is, it’s a work of art.  I mean that seriously, that deserves to be a in an art gallery, in pride of place.  Just wow.

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