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  • #125607
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    As a teenager I loved pouring over books by Lovecraft, and of course the sourcebooks by CoC.  I made an Insmouth table in 28mm, but sold my buildings when I switched to 15mm.  Just in time for Halloween, I thought I would try my hand at some 15mm buildings.  In truth, these buildings might double in my Bladerunner games as well (with the proper roof fittings).  Both are scratchbuilt using brick sheets and some HO walls I picked up at a flea market.  I added some broken windows and back doors.  I hope to build the National Grocery, and Marsh Refinery too.

     

    The Gilman house (obviously scaled down for gaming).

     

     

    A converted and ruined church for Dagon.

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    #125611
    kyotebluekyoteblue
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    Those look great!!!

    #125612
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Frickin’ brilliant dude!  You could do a very large bit of the town in 15mm quite easy, especially with the variety of HO buildings and kits out there.  I recently saw some lasercut card buildings that’d do quite well too, cheap and easy.  You’ve done a great job on them, and after seeing that church I may have just lost 1/1d3 Sanity points.

    I have been meaning to dig out my CoC stuff, a new coworker is wanting to do some “old school” gaming and suggested it.  I have the old Innsmouth module, but the video game from 2009 called Dark Corners Of The Earth had a drastically different storyline that would be crazy awesome to try to RPG at some point.

     

    So anyways, what rules do you plan on using for these CoC games you’ll be playing?

     

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

    #125613
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Probably Strange Aeons.  Maybe some homebrew.

    #125616
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Nice!  Haven’t read Strange Aeons but I know a couple of people that really like it.  Looking forwards to this project as well as your Dept. game!

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

    #126135
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    Oh wow, bravo, brilliant work.

    Your buildings emulate the same atmosphere as the description of the town in the story. I look forward to see how the town is going to look like when you’re finished.

     

    #126839
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Some more additions.  I am still awaiting some more walls and building sheets.  Sorry about the lousy pictures!

    #126853
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Coming along nicely!  Like it a lot, very evocative.

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

    #126854
    kyotebluekyoteblue
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    I want to play on your table!!

    #126863
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    Bravo, these look incredible.

    #127265
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Fire Hall Innsmouth

     

    #127266
    MikeMike
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    These are nice. When do we see a moody group shot complete with peoples?

    #127272
    Jim JackamanJim Jackaman
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    #127275
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    I have to finish the board first!

    #127280
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    Are all your walls made from textured plasticard or are you using different techniques?

    The Fire Hall looks brilliant.

    #127282
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Thanks everyone!

    The Gilman house is hollow, so it has design preservation walls front and back, with brick sheets on the side.  The windows are clouded plastic that lets me put a tea light inside.

    The rest of the buildings are made with foam core.  After the basic shape is done I crazy glue the sheets on the foam core.  I then use poly fill to fill in the gaps.  I paint black, dry brush, and inkwash.  The windows are 3D printed castoffs from the drafting department at my work.  There is so much variety in the plasticard sheets.

    I think I may take a break and actually play some games.  I have to finish my Blade runner game first!

    #127298
    MikeMike
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    I think I may take a break and actually play some games

    ^^this!!

    #127312
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    You are doing a fantastic job dude!!

    The windows are 3D printed castoffs from the drafting department at my work.

      I do architecture and have yet to talk my firm into buying a 3d printer.  You’re lucky!!

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

    #127410
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Here are some board shots.  I’m not sure if I should keep the board small or make it larger.

     

    #127411
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    Looks fabulous Ben, from what I can see the boardsize is about right. Is it 2’x2′ or a little smaller?

    #127414
    Gone Fishing
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    It’s looking great, though I’d increase the board size a bit. Out of curiosity, who makes the Lovecraftian beastie in the first photo?

    #127476
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Thanks everyone!

    The tentacle beast is from CP models.  They have a lot of night terrors.

    #127498
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    The tiles look great, I’d love to play on these!

    Are those cars just hotwheels/matchbox, or are they 1/100…?

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

    #127517
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Matchbox 1/64.  It is impossible to find cars from the 20s in that scale for a good price.  The blue one is a cheat.  It is from 1932.

    #127864
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Just bought 7th Ed Cthulhu rpg after showing a friend your work.  He got so jazzed he is now going to run an adventure for us!  So true to statement your work is inspirational. 

    (and I am very grateful, it’s been a long time since I played a CoC game, as back in the day i was always forced to be the Keeper)

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

    #127868
    kyotebluekyoteblue
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    I’m in a Pulp Cthulhu campaign.

    #127876
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    I’m glad I could help.  Unfortunately I am running out of brick sheets and steam.  My church was too small.  So I built a new one.  I found a new miniature game called Perilous  Tales.  It’s free and it’s solo.  I might give it a shot this weekend.

     

    #127878
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    The church looks really good, but there’s something fishy with the rooftiles. It’s like they’re upside down.

    Thank you for the Perilous Tales hint, I’ve downloaded it and will give it a read.

    #127882
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Upside down you say?  Huh.  Upon closer inspection I guess you’re right.  I was so worried about running out of material I must have glued the roof on backwards.  Hmmmmm.

    I’m going to blame this one on the cultists.  Damn cultists.

    #127894
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    Upside down you say? Huh. Upon closer inspection I guess you’re right. I was so worried about running out of material I must have glued the roof on backwards. Hmmmmm. I’m going to blame this one on the cultists. Damn cultists.

    Hahaha 😂, there’s probably not many carpenters among them.

    #127910
    Gone Fishing
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    Your new church looks great, Ben, and I think you’re right to not be too bothered about minor quibbles – “There be strange happenins in them there parts!”

    If you give Perilous Tales a try I’d love to hear what you think of them. They sound intriguing!

    #127919
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Hey look, now you’ve got 2 churches!  Woot!

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

    #127926
    kyotebluekyoteblue
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    One of them can be the Church Of Starry Wisdom!!!

    #127973
    Northern MonkeyNorthern Monkey
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    Those buildings (and the whole set up) look amazing! Im doing a 15mm Prohibition project and I’m really jealous of your cars, can I ask where you got them from?

    You may want to check out(if you haven’t already) Blue Moons “The Night Chicago Died” 15mm range of Prohibition era civilians they would work a treat for Lovecraftian games and the G-Man pack contains some decent investigator types, I recently posted the latter on my blog here: https://ablogofwar.blogspot.com/2019/12/prohibition-era-15mm-project-v-g-men.html

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #127986
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Northern Monkey, I have been reading your blog for years!

    As for the cars, they are 1/64 scale.  It’s  hard to find cars from the 20s.  They are all matchbox repaints.  I tend not to love the garish colours they paint them.  I know that the majority of cars in the 30s were actually black, so I prime them black and dry brush one colour.  I found two more, a truck and another sedan.  There is a guy here who sells them at the flea market for a few dollars each.  As Innsmouth is crumbly, it makes it easy to weather.

    I really like your Gamecraft miniature buildings.  You did a great job painting the mdf.  It’s hard.

    #127999

    It all looks great, but — oh no! I’ve been toying with the idea for years, and your stuff is pushing me over the edge — yikes!

    Will you be done by Christmas? ‘Tis the season,  after all:

    #128000
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    ‘Tis the season,  after all:

      That was greatness!

     

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

    #128004
    RhodericRhoderic
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    Ooh, I’ve just seen this thread for the first time and I’m really liking it!

    #128021
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
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    ‘Tis the season, after all:

    That was greatness!

     

    Brilliant!

    #128048
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Here is the last official building.  I’ve run out of plastic sheets except for very tiny scraps.  This is the Captain’s Table, a run down diner.  I also bought another sedan.

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