20/03/2015 at 18:58 #20083
I’ve started putting together my Robotech RPG Tactics stuff and figured I’d try sharing a bit about it.
I started up a blog, which can be found here: http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/
First picture.20/03/2015 at 20:26 #20085
Very cool, brings back memories.
What was the one that had a radar on its shoulder and each arm was twin cannons?
Rifleman or something?20/03/2015 at 20:53 #20086
These days it is called the Defender.20/03/2015 at 21:24 #20087
Ah yes, Robotech and then BattleTech, Defender and then Rifleman.
I was a huge Robotech fan. Still have a copy of the whole set though it’s been a while since I watched it. When I got into BattleTech I made a point of collecting as many of the Unseen models as I could.
Keep up the cool stuff Noel.
The Bandit22/03/2015 at 03:26 #20150
For those who don’t want to read and would just like to see the picture…29/03/2015 at 03:05 #20811
New post in which I write about some acrylic buildings I got from GameCraft Miniatures:
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A few resin buildings that I’ve started painting.01/04/2015 at 20:22 #2116902/04/2015 at 01:48 #21179
Yes, only on the front of the building. It came is a set of two. The other one is nearly identical in the front, but has roof added details.10/04/2015 at 17:01 #21722
A building from Burn In Designs:08/05/2015 at 15:29 #23835
Foamcore puzzles make nice terrain.25/06/2015 at 04:42 #26649
I finished up another building from Burn In Designs.25/06/2015 at 04:49 #2665025/06/2015 at 15:28 #26671
Thank you.25/06/2015 at 17:15 #26682
More activity, this time it’s trees!
I picked up these plastic tress at a Michael’s craft shop. They are perhaps not as nice looking as many of the other trees that can be found, but they can take a lot of handling and that is a very solid point in their favor if you plan on using them for gaming. They are also pre-painted and have a decent number of sculpts.
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I magnetized a Spartan Destroid to give it versatility in weapon options, including using it as the special character Kain Weller.
A pictorial walkthrough and a lot more words on the blog.26/07/2015 at 21:06 #28138
Back again with more buildings.
Two more acrylic buildings from GameCraft.
This next one was fun to do, a matboard building from GameCraft.26/07/2015 at 22:39 #28140
I do like what you have done with that ‘big’ one.
Good terrace/patio work!27/07/2015 at 14:51 #28168
Thanks!04/08/2015 at 03:32 #28597
Vandals were here.19/08/2015 at 01:28 #29526
Not strictly Robotech related… I take a look at different types of hedges/bushes I’ve collected and how they compare in size to 28mm and 6mm models.19/08/2015 at 13:41 #29551Alexander WasbergParticipant
While they might be a smidge too small to cover that battle pod, infantry could probably use it for cover when they try and bring it down..
A nice variety of different bushes and hedges, thanks for posting this!
http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com My project blog19/08/2015 at 14:58 #2955920/08/2015 at 14:37 #29612
Thanks, guys. Sometimes I come up with something good…
To me terrain should try to combine functionality with aesthetics. It isn’t always easy, gaming is rough on models and terrain. Little details like a hedge around a house might not provide much in-game benefit, but makes the thing look a little more realistic or pleasing.
I created those bush bases with the idea that they can be placed around to break up areas that are too open, or to use as a demarcation line to show where wooded areas end or just about any other need one can have for a bush.
I am enjoying this project even though it is going to take me forever since I am such a slow painter. I’m still not sure what I am going to use as a base for creating city streets. Perhaps sheets of mdf. I think it will be a while until I get there, though. So many lovely buildings out there to build and paint!
My main concern is that the second wave of models from the kickstarter may not come out soon or even at all and this will feel like wasted time and money. Other periods have been calling out to me, but I am trying to stay strong here and actually finish something!20/08/2015 at 14:46 #2961424/08/2015 at 20:34 #29848
Continuing the au naturel terrain posts.
Someone asked about the trees I am using and I figured that is a good time to do a follow up to my previous post. I was planning on doing one anyway, but was holding off to use it to break up a chain of ‘here are yet more painted buildings’ posts. Trying to keep it fresh…29/09/2015 at 03:08 #31759
Some diorama type shots of Defender destroids (I just finished painting my second one) to try something different this time.13/10/2015 at 04:00 #32572
Pictures of the Breetai “convention exclusive”. This model has been made available to backers and, for a weekend, anyone else that wanted them via the Palladium website.19/10/2015 at 02:51 #32961
Two more GameCraft buildings.28/11/2015 at 03:52 #35039
Added a new building to the collection.07/01/2016 at 15:23 #36350
A couple of more acrylic houses, painted half-heartedly.07/01/2016 at 15:45 #36352CosmotigerParticipant
Lots of nice stuff in this thread. Models, buildings and terrain, everything looks good.07/01/2016 at 16:10 #3635307/01/2016 at 17:46 #36355
Thanks, guys. I appreciate the encouraging comments.
I enjoy doing this kind of stuff and sharing! The journey is the destination… 🙂17/01/2016 at 01:13 #36719
The beat goes on…17/01/2016 at 12:21 #36734
I like the patio style roof garden, do you have a money shot of all the buildings thus far?17/01/2016 at 12:24 #36735
Just thought, do you see laser cut buildings more as a frame work than a finished ready to use model?17/01/2016 at 17:49 #36760
That’s a good question. I hadn’t thought of it in those terms, but I definitely view them (or just about any terrain kit, really) as a frame work to build upon rather than a finished product. It’s not that these need work, but that I view them as a start, rather than a finish.
With these buildings I see them mostly as a way to cut out all the hard work and get to the good stuff. It’s not that I can’t cut these structures out on my own in a material like foam board, but that is time consuming and prone to mistakes. It scratches a creative itch while catering to my natural laziness and avoiding my otherwise unavoidable clumsiness. The lack of suitable frame works to build off of is the main reason I haven’t begun tackling Judge Dredd terrain.
There are some kits out there that I am not sure that I would touch. Blotz has some buildings in this scale with engraved and layered detail that I am very interested in checking out.
It helps that I like this scale and have a passion for the subject matter. I want to ultimately end up with a city board that provides a functional game space while also having a little bit of ‘wow factor’.
Thanks for your thought provoking question and for following my work so far.
I like your own work on buildings. I haven’t bought any from you yet, but they amaze me with your ability to take everyday items and turn them into believable terrain.17/01/2016 at 17:52 #36761
Cheap space mat. Glittery felt!17/01/2016 at 18:39 #36766
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