22/01/2016 at 11:22 #37136
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?
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.22/01/2016 at 11:37 #37139
It will be interesting to see how these turn out Michael.22/01/2016 at 18:26 #37178
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!23/01/2016 at 12:52 #37196
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.23/01/2016 at 14:51 #37200Alexander WasbergParticipant
Really digging the place, nice to see you finally started basing your buildings too 😉
Looking forward to more updates!
http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com My project blog26/01/2016 at 13:07 #37310
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.26/01/2016 at 17:09 #37322SpuriousParticipant
That right there is some damn fine attention to detail and layout.26/01/2016 at 19:31 #37326
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.27/01/2016 at 12:45 #37369
The base colour for the ground is done.
Just some washes and dry brushing and we are almost show ready.27/01/2016 at 13:34 #37371NoelParticipant
The painting really sets the tone.28/01/2016 at 14:40 #37395
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.29/01/2016 at 14:26 #37464
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:02/02/2016 at 17:12 #37671
10 more steel bases arrived today, which means I can base up the Junker Dome!16/02/2016 at 13:45 #38299
Pondering the expansion, spurned on by the coming soon Junker Pub.17/02/2016 at 09:20 #38322Tony FrancisParticipant
Looking excellent, love the little details in the market17/02/2016 at 10:40 #38324
Thanks Tony, I found a few more of your Shapeways items to use last night!08/03/2016 at 17:11 #3920708/03/2016 at 17:32 #39209StroezieParticipant
Man this thing just keeps getting more awesome every time you post ann update!
Do like that parkin’ space
If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=008/03/2016 at 19:05 #3921408/03/2016 at 21:04 #39223
Excellent stuff Michael.16/03/2016 at 13:08 #39594
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:17/03/2016 at 08:45 #396256mmwargamingParticipant
Wow that really looks like some sort of outpost/ town of disrepute. Amazing work and I really like the little details you’ve added
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My word, that is fantabulous! Look’s like a world of hurt for the RDF if they got bogged down in that. Brilliant!18/03/2016 at 19:22 #39685
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.18/05/2016 at 19:29 #42146
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:26/05/2016 at 13:54 #42528
Finally got around to finishing another tile of Anshan.
Also stuck on some of the flags and some Hex2Go cargo container adverts.26/05/2016 at 14:01 #42530
Excellent work Michael and just the inspiration I need for my stuff. What size are the base tiles?26/05/2016 at 14:24 #4253126/05/2016 at 15:04 #42535Nic WrightParticipant
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Very nice work and a very cunning hat.26/05/2016 at 16:33 #42539
Thanks Michael. I was planning on 4″x4″ so nice to know they are close to your tiles.22/07/2016 at 11:37 #45251
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!22/07/2016 at 14:08 #45261Mr. AverageParticipant22/07/2016 at 19:33 #45274
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…22/07/2016 at 21:05 #45275
I’d forgotten how cool these tiles look. Very inspirational!14/09/2016 at 20:04 #48633
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….14/09/2016 at 20:54 #48635RhodericParticipant
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 that14/09/2016 at 21:45 #48640Victoria DicksonParticipant
Looks great btw.
Pester.14/09/2016 at 22:40 #48642Dan RaynerParticipant
Inspiring work!15/09/2016 at 09:27 #48662PaulParticipant
Wow, very cool. Now PAINT!!!
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!
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