22/03/2022 at 23:46 #170372
I’ve completed some new scatter pieces for my games, which are 3D prints
Finished – with an old Spacelords crew figure I believe23/03/2022 at 07:24 #170378
Love them 🙂
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/24/03/2022 at 04:11 #170418Cacique CaribeParticipant
I’ve never seen red ones before, just blues, but they look awesome.
Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/7215771063052937624/03/2022 at 10:54 #170433
Here’s is hopefully the last 28mm sci-fi building that I make for this, I’ve just got some rubble pieces and terrain boards to make. The project started out a something I hoped to finish in a few weeks, but 6 months on its still going!
This latest building is a Repair shop for vehicles, spacecraft and robots.
It was made from my usual mix of junk and 3D parts, with some special mentions that include:- part of a Pringle tin, some Necromunda bulkheads and an old Airfix bridge as the gantry. Its bigger than I intended but it does look impressive.
I also made it so it can disassemble for storage purposes, and the main building part could be used on its own.
Thanks25/03/2022 at 13:46 #170509
That’s really cool, look like it can winch up a right proper big engine. Well done!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."25/03/2022 at 13:50 #170510
I think bigger is most definitely better 🙂
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/17/04/2022 at 21:13 #171597
Real life has got i the way of this project with alot of my time taken up by a new puppy!
However I’ve managed to get the base colours on my port, although the photo doesn’t show the shading on the yellow very well.
As well I’ve completed a new scatter piece.
This one is one of the first models I started on but it took me the most amount of time to finish. It was constructed around 4 pillars from the Dungeons and Lasers set and the top/bottom pieces are made from XPS foam and covered in corrugated cardboard. I used GW WHFB regiment base pieces for the edges. On the top I used an old 3d printer fan but its hard to see in the photos. I forgot to take any once it was finished (I think I was so pleased to finish it, I undercoated it immediately!)18/04/2022 at 10:08 #171612willzParticipant
Fantastic cool buildings and stuff.19/04/2022 at 13:37 #17167919/04/2022 at 15:43 #171680Andrew BeasleyParticipant
The last piece reminds me of the air condenser / generators from the first Total Recall film for some reason.
Neat 🙂25/04/2022 at 01:05 #171954
The Space Port is open for travel!
You can also see one of the terrain boards I’ve been working on, more on those soon hopefully.
Entrance with departure information
25/04/2022 at 01:06 #17195525/04/2022 at 03:49 #171959OldBen1Participant
It’s perfect, I love all the little details!25/04/2022 at 12:35 #17198026/04/2022 at 21:23 #172018
My next building is a Landing pad.
The main colours were painted with an airbrush, then it was weathered using an airbrush and sponge for chipping.26/04/2022 at 21:53 #172019
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/27/04/2022 at 07:11 #172023Silent InvaderParticipant
This is a great thread – very inspiring.
I’ve a project that is a mash-up of various movie influences (Star Wars, Aliens, Firefly, Ghosts of Mars, Raised by Wolves, etc). I’ve been accumulating ‘building’ bits for years but I’ve struggled with throwing the bits together to arrive at a look that I like. This thread is very helpful. Cool.28/04/2022 at 05:27 #172082
Just go for it!
I was the same so I just started with some small scatter pieces. I didn’t really have a plan and winged each building. I wish I’d come up with less boxy shapes for the buildings and I lost sight of one of my original goals, to make the buildings stack inside each other.
This is a great thread – very inspiring.
I’ve a project that is a mash-up of various movie influences (Star Wars, Aliens, Firefly, Ghosts of Mars, Raised by Wolves, etc). I’ve been accumulating ‘building’ bits for years but I’ve struggled with throwing the bits together to arrive at a look that I like. This thread is very helpful. Cool.29/04/2022 at 21:17 #172206
The last major building and one of the biggest for this project is finished!
I took lots of pictures of this because I was very happy with the finished building.
The Repair shop
Thanks for looking04/05/2022 at 05:06 #172365
My next scatter piece finished which I’ll label a Generator. It was made from XPS foam with corrugated cardboard sides and Warhammer Fantasy regiment base pieces. The middle pillars are from a Dungeons and Lasers parts and the rest of the gribbly bits are 3D printed, or random junk including a 3D printer fan. The rivets are made from plastic rod.
The painting was much the same as earlier models but I went heavy on the weathering with this model, especially the airbrushing.04/05/2022 at 14:15 #172391
That is probably your best piece yet, IMO. Really excellent weathering, especially the rust bits on the corrugated metal ribs.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."05/05/2022 at 15:39 #172442
So much lovely stuff in this thread – agree that the power generator is ace – can almost hear it humming……
but for me, ‘it’s the greeblies what does it….’ – all the small detail bits you add in – the bulkhead light, the posters etc, that really bring the pieces alive….. just waiting now for a group photo with them all arrayed together!05/05/2022 at 16:03 #172443
So much lovely stuff in this thread – agree that the power generator is ace – can almost hear it humming…… but for me, ‘it’s the greeblies what does it….’ – all the small detail bits you add in – the bulkhead light, the posters etc, that really bring the pieces alive….. just waiting now for a group photo with them all arrayed together!
Yes please 🙂
I’ll second that
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/07/05/2022 at 22:52 #172545
Your wish is my ….
I decided to layout all the finished terrain from this thread, to see how it would look on some boards I finished. It was rushed so I didn’t get a chance to stage it very well, but its nice to see the fruits of my labour over the last 8 months all laid out!
I plan to mix the 2 styles of buildings up for games to make it more random.
After laying them all out, I think I need some walls/debris and compounds to go around or near the buildings. I have plenty of individual pieces but nothing to tie them together. Any other suggestions for pieces to make the pieces work together better?15/05/2022 at 09:49 #172952
I’ve started work on some more scatter scenery based on the suggestions, but I had already created some rubble piles using my leftover bits and a lot of hot glue! These are for Mutants and Death ray guns which is something I really want to play.
I dismissed these rules thinking they were for a post apocalypse setting, but after seeing some posts on them, I realised they work really well as a lower tech sci-fi. Plus some of the warbands are very cool and I recently brought some figures to use as Cyclopic chickens.
Back to the rubble piles, these are intended to match with my buildings and originally I thought they would be able to butt up against the buildings. I’m not convinced about the bases and they prevent the rubble piles sitting hard against other terrain pieces, but the rubble pile need to be on something to hold all the pieces together.
Here’s the finished rubble piles
Cheers15/05/2022 at 10:24 #172953
Any other suggestions for pieces to make the pieces work together better
Power lines and or lights hanging between buildings.15/05/2022 at 20:49 #172987
Now you’re talking – some great shots there of the whole ensemble – that’s going to be a great looking play area – I’d second Mike’s suggestion for adding things that would tie the various parts together – power lines etc, and would add maybe some sort of ‘street furniture’ – perhaps data terminals (like a sort of Sci-Fi phone booth?) or nodes that characters can interact with – smaller control units or monitoring stations…?15/05/2022 at 21:26 #172989
Yes it needs something to tie the buildings together. I’m looking at walls, piles of scatter and some raised interconnecting areas to put the prefab buildings on.16/05/2022 at 16:02 #173065ThomastonParticipant
I really want to do something like this. I’ve gatehred so many piles of random junk.
Tired is enough.20/05/2022 at 23:37 #173392
More progress on the junk piles.
After the base colours were airbrushed on
Followed by much weathering 🙂
Also I decided to remove the bases up to the edge of the rubble. Its a bit of work but it looks much better. Here’s the first base with the edges cut away. I now have to fill and repaint the edges.22/05/2022 at 04:18 #173452
Three rubble pieces finished.
After trimming away the edges, I added some Mig ground rubble ground gloop. Then I airbrushed it all brown around the bottom and added a few spots of rust from the airbrush.
23/05/2022 at 15:27 #173507
Excellent result. I’d be totally afraid of getting bitten by something feral we I to dig around in those piles.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."24/05/2022 at 21:27 #173556
Here’s the last 3 junk piles. I’m very pleased how these came out after some initial reservations.25/05/2022 at 05:54 #173558
These are brilliant, – undercutting the bases away was a master stroke – looks like they are straight out of the Death Star trash compactor !
May I ask, what colour paint are you using that produces that sort of faded, ‘limey’ green colour ? – it contrasts so well with the greys and metallics…25/05/2022 at 07:01 #173559
Thanks, I just sued a big pair of pliers to cut away the MDF base.
The colour I used for the green is GW Air Syrabite Green10/06/2022 at 08:12 #174419
I’ve finally finished some low walls for this build. I struggled for inspiration and I originally planned to use some of the larger leftover pieces, but nothing called me. I also remembered at the start of this project that I would like these terrain pieces to work for Star Wars, as well as general sci-fi. That hasn’t worked out, but these walls are more of a homage to Star Wars than the rest of it.
So I ended up using blue XPS foam which I added some small details and pushed a rock into the foam to rougher it up. Next I covered the walls with a mix of modge-podge and poly filler, to protect the foam and provide more texture. So after struggling I am very pleased with how these came out10/06/2022 at 08:16 #174420willzParticipant
Very cool.10/06/2022 at 09:40 #174430
Next I covered the walls with a mix of modge-podge and poly filler,
It is a good finish, did you mix them in a pot and apply, or do one over the other?10/06/2022 at 12:48 #174444
I mixed them together in a pot as I didnt want heavy coverage. I’ve heard modge-podge is good for strengthening foam so I thought I’d try it out.10/06/2022 at 13:28 #174447
I do like the walls (along with everything else 🙂 )
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