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  • #71657
    James Manto
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    Making some colony buildings out of junk from work. The big plastic boxes are for cutting tools for the CNC Mills. But they make great large shipping containers.

    The double-wide is a community centre, HQ/admin building or bar. The small building is a workshop surrounded by piles of scrap.

    IMG_20170914_224129.jpg by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    IMG_20170914_224115.jpg by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    While the epoxy set I did some test paints on a few space suited figures.

    IMG_20170914_224015.jpg by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    IMG_20170914_224051.jpg by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    #71665
    Norm S
    Participant

    Very nice. I actually think it is quite hard to make up good looking  Sci-Fi buildings from the ‘bits and bobs’ box, as often, even after painting, there is a tell-tale visual as to the origins of some of the construction parts ….. but these are going to look great.

    #71668
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Subscribed, I wish to know more.

    #71674
    greg954
    Participant

    Great use of bits and bobs. I especially like those dudes in the space suits.

    Will be keeping an eye on this for further  developments.

    #71676
    James Manto
    Participant

    @Norm, I know what you mean! But I think I’m using enough wierd junk that folks won’t recognise that it’ll work.

    #71680
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Looks promising!

    I agree with Norm that packaging and other “junk” isn’t as easy to turn into believable sci-fi scenery as one may think. That’s not to say it can’t be done – it just takes effort to embellish the pieces, visually break up the original form, and cover up everything that doesn’t look right. It looks to me like all that’s being achieved here, because the requisite work has been put in.

    #71687
    McKinstry
    Participant

    Very clever. Thank you.

    The tree of Life is self pruning.

    #71705
    Thuseld
    Participant

    What epoxy have you used? Looking to improve my own terrain building. These definitely hide the origins of the buildings.

    #71730
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Very nice. I actually think it is quite hard to make up good looking Sci-Fi buildings from the ‘bits and bobs’ box, as often, even after painting, there is a tell-tale visual as to the origins of some of the construction parts ….. but these are going to look great.

     

    I think a nice paintjob helps.
    Try and break up the tell tale shape with signs, decals, overgrowth, rust, graffiti etc.

    #71753
    James Manto
    Participant

    What epoxy have you used? Looking to improve my own terrain building. These definitely hide the origins of the buildings.

    10 minute epoxy.

    Had to use a clamp to keep some things together for a while

    #71754
    James Manto
    Participant

    I think a nice paintjob helps. Try and break up the tell tale shape with signs, decals, overgrowth, rust, graffiti etc.

    Going to try and put corporate logos and assorted shipping and hazard labels  on the sides to indicate the previous use.

    #71779
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Excellent start!  Looking forwards to the finished project.

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

    #71793
    James Manto
    Participant

    Starting to put some paint on things. Primed black and then a lot of brushing. Printed off and made stencils for the Weyland Corp logo. Freehanded the Blue Sun Corp logo. Found and printed some assorted warning and caution signs. But the resolution on my printer is crap.

    I should add some multi-lingual signage over doors to show the new uses.

    Plus I did a few more colour schemes for the space suits including a blue and grey security guy and a grey and khaki terrorist/rebel.

    The ship’s boat is the RAFM grav tank with turret removed and replaced by a thingyto cover a bolt head on some flat pack furniture or a big kids toy. I can’t remember.

    Still need to paint the bases, but the glue and sand is still drying. The RAFM figures come with nice round bases, so additional washers or MDF aren’t really needed.

    21559009_10213417842456987_819105415603055587_n by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

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    21558832_10213417841096953_8445978923847771149_n by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    #71795
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Brilliant. Very believable.

    #71944
    James Manto
    Participant

    Added some signage to the workshop. Bit of a shout out to my employers (used the company logo and did a play on the company name). Some one has obviously been sent out to paint the name in Chinese by the door.

    21618018_10213434404711033_1901057925594502575_n by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    And the big door opens to get large orders out, so some bilingual warning signs are required.

    21752043_10213434404951039_9125047518359902959_n by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    #72015
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    They care out really well!  Awesome job making them look weathered and used, but not too much.  Way easy to go overboard on that sort of thing, they look just muted enough.

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

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