23/10/2021 at 06:10 #163650
I’ve started a new project to build enough 28mm scifi scenery for a densely populated 4×4 table. I have been collecting household junk, various 40K and other model bitz, 3D printed parts as well as some scifi pieces from a Dungeons and Lasers kickstarter. There’s no real plan apart from meeting some of the Stargrave and Planet 28 scenario requirements.
To start I begun with some generic scifi scatter pieces which I completed a while ago but I’ll start with the WIP pictures.
The building on the left was made with a couple of kinder eggs, lots of random bits and the base is PVC foam, the middle building is made from some plumbing pipe with a 3D printed vent on top and door. the bigger building si made from a christmas decoration ball, pvc foam supports and acables from green stuff and recycled 3D printer fans.
The green cables are made using a “Green stuff tentacle/cable roller” which I 3d printed and its the first time I tried it out. I’m very pleased with the results and I will covering all my building in cables from now on.23/10/2021 at 08:42 #163651
Brillliat stuff as to be expected!
I will covering all my building in cables from now on.
LOLOL23/10/2021 at 17:18 #163687Jim WebsterParticipant
Looking good, some nice ideas
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Fantastic, well done!24/10/2021 at 14:55 #163726Fred BParticipant
Really liking those – especially the kinder egg “silos!” The cables really add to those pieces – might have to print some of those cable/pipe makers myself.24/10/2021 at 19:21 #163731
Here the next couple of pieces, I’m not really sure what they are, perhaps a small power generator and a cooling unit.
They are mostly made from XPS foam with Dungeons and Laser parts, and some sprues. I also used some worn out 3D printer bearings!24/10/2021 at 20:04 #163734willzParticipant
Very nice models.25/10/2021 at 18:49 #163792
The first two buildings are finished. After messing up the numbers a few times I’m calling them done and ignoring a few remaining mistakes on the painting. I went for a pretty basic colour schemes partly because I didn’t have many colours for my airbrush. The numbers were done with a 3d stencil I printed out.
I think I will try a different font as these aren’t very scifi, but otherwise I’m very pleased with the results.26/10/2021 at 01:02 #163803ThomastonParticipant
Man, these are great builds.
Tired is enough.
I like tiny miniatures27/10/2021 at 07:47 #163866
The next two pieces are finished are
I’m very pleased with how these came out.27/10/2021 at 09:45 #16387027/10/2021 at 09:49 #163871
I think I will try a different font as these aren’t very scifi, but otherwise I’m very pleased with the results.
Neuropol FTW!!27/10/2021 at 09:55 #163872
Great stone/concrete texture. foam?
Yes all XPS foam except the base of the greenish piece, which is made from Foamed PVC. I pushed a piece of scoria rock into the foam to create a rougher texture. I used a piece of foam and dabbed the paint on to create a concrete effect.27/10/2021 at 11:29 #163874ThuseldParticipant
These look awesome. 28mm terrain building always feels so daunting to me, but maybe with small things like this, it is possible. For Five Parsecs level games. I love your talent at putting bits of junk together to make great looking terrain.27/10/2021 at 11:46 #163876
These look awesome. 28mm terrain building always feels so daunting to me, but maybe with small things like this, it is possible. For Five Parsecs level games. I love your talent at putting bits of junk together to make great looking terrain.
Thanks. Its mostly gluing random junk onto a pieces of foam or other random junk. I have a folder of pictures of other peoples terrain I use for inspiration along with some websites, especially these30/10/2021 at 02:17 #164007
Here’s the next few pieces of scenery which were pretty quick to make.
3D printed wheels with a Dungeons and lasers crate. The middle piece is another Dungeons and Lasers piece and the $2 shop christmas baublescame in very handy as domes.
The larger industrial piece is useful as table filler and has the obligatory computer fan and lots of cables. also more D and L parts, 3D printed parts and the mesh panels are from a Conflix Cyberclicks set. I like this piece and the simplicity design of it and it was heavily inspired by some of the 40k scenery here http://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/30/10/2021 at 03:24 #164010Andrew BeasleyParticipant
Is that a green stuff cable on the roof?
I’ve handled the results of the rollers for bricks etc but often wondered how strong the cables are. The narrow bits looked very thin in the videos I’ve watched and I wonder if they snap…30/10/2021 at 03:32 #164011
Is that a green stuff cable on the roof? I’ve handled the results of the rollers for bricks etc but often wondered how strong the cables are. The narrow bits looked very thin in the videos I’ve watched and I wonder if they snap…
Yes they are pretty thin. I saw a good video on how to avoid this by wrapping it around a piece of wire (I used copper). It also means you can bend the pieces once the green stuff has hardened and it works really well. See here30/10/2021 at 20:19 #164032Andrew BeasleyParticipant
Yes they are pretty thin. I saw a good video on how to avoid this by wrapping it around a piece of wire (I used copper).
Obvious now you mention it but that would never have crossed my mind despite using wire for plain cables!! Thanks for sharing that01/11/2021 at 06:36 #164074
All the scatter terrain finished!
I’ve started on some habitats and hopefully I’ll post them next04/11/2021 at 07:32 #164208
Next up are some high tech habitats. I’m also planning some shanty style buildings so I wanted these to look a bit cleaner and better quality living!
The main plastic shape for the house is recycled from a 1/72nd diecast model tank, which I glued a bunch of bits on. The cables are made from green stuff along with pieces of electrical wire, and the doors and shutters are 3D printed. The lights and security cameras are from the Dungeons and Lasers range and are pretty cool.
Also I finished a Garage/workshop. I think the main shape was from the packaging for some headphones. As per the other building, I glued some mostly 3D printed parts on as well as other Christmas decoration ball. The white pieces strips are made from PVC foam.
Thanks for looking04/11/2021 at 07:40 #164209gamegonegoodParticipant
a great set04/11/2021 at 13:29 #164231Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Darn cool looking. Looks like these habs are in a rough part of the galaxy!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."04/11/2021 at 14:56 #164235
Fantastic ideas!04/11/2021 at 22:17 #164245
Thanks, I like how they have come out. I started painting them and went for a sandstone finish but that was a disaster, so I am stripping back to the raw plastic! I prefer the clean look for these as some of the other buildings I’m planning are going to be covered in junk.04/11/2021 at 23:13 #16424608/11/2021 at 04:29 #164360
The first two buildings are finished and I’m starting on a third. I found a much better scifi font stencil and it has come out really well. I’m really pleased with the building colours as they are pretty bright but washed out.
Most of the painting was done with an airbrush first and then the details were painted. I went over it with a thin brown airbrush coat to blend the pieces together where the greebles joined the blue/green base colours, and to add some dirt to the bottom of the buildings.
Sorry for the picture quality as the lighting was pretty poor08/11/2021 at 06:50 #164361Jim WebsterParticipant
Well I like them, the added clutter really makes them!
Lovely bit of work
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Holy cow! That’s unbelievably awesome. It looks real.09/11/2021 at 02:49 #164425
Stunning results! I’ll have to copy some of these ideas soon.11/11/2021 at 07:09 #164516
Here is the next build – I’m calling it a shop (of sorts). The brown sign at the front is magnetised and can be swapped out. I haven’t figured out what to do with the sign yet.11/11/2021 at 21:24 #164568
Why not a robot repair shop? 🙂12/11/2021 at 05:33 #16457712/11/2021 at 06:06 #164578
And you could make some simple droids sitting by, waiting for repair:12/11/2021 at 07:54 #164579Geof DowntonParticipant
Why not a robot repair shop?
Or a workshop making buildings from recycled materials…
(Sorry, couldn’t help it!)
One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:1113/11/2021 at 20:24 #164637
Why not a robot repair shop?
Or a workshop making buildings from recycled materials… (Sorry, couldn’t help it!)
lol, or a recycling shop. I am planning a vehicle repair shop as well but that will have a gantry and lots of spare parts lying around.13/11/2021 at 20:29 #164638
And the shop is complete without the sign
Cheers13/11/2021 at 20:38 #16463913/11/2021 at 22:44 #16464216/11/2021 at 00:19 #164722
I’ve moved on to walls now to keep the population in, or the wildlife out!
These were constructed using 3 and 6mm forex, along with Mantic bases and some wooden dowel. I had lots of Mantic spare bases and I really like the look when they are all glued down. Also they have lots of lights so nothing shady goes on next to the walls.
Also I created two terminals, which are made from a Dungeons and laser piece, which sits on top of some random figure bases.
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