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  • #20083
    Noel
    Participant

    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.

     

    #20085
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    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?

    #20086
    Noel
    Participant

    These days it is called the Defender.

     

    #20087
    Bandit
    Participant

    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.

    Cheers,

    The Bandit

    #20150
    Noel
    Participant

    Thanks, guys.

    Another post: http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/03/ive-gots-to-have-this.html

    For those who don’t want to read and would just like to see the picture…

     

    #20811
    Noel
    Participant

    New post in which I write about some acrylic buildings I got from GameCraft Miniatures:

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/03/those-who-live-in-acrylic-houses.html

    • This reply was modified 6 years ago by Noel.
    #21157
    Noel
    Participant

    A few resin buildings that I’ve started painting.

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/04/little-business-to-report.html

     

     

     

    #21169
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Are the details only on the front of the building?
    The sides and rear are blank?

    #21179
    Noel
    Participant

    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.

    #21722
    Noel
    Participant
    #23835
    Noel
    Participant
    #26649
    Noel
    Participant

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-quartet-of-corners.html

    I finished up another building from Burn In Designs.

     

     

    #26650
    Bandit
    Participant

    That looks sharp.

    Cheers,

    The Bandit

    #26671
    Noel
    Participant

    Thank you.

    #26682
    Noel
    Participant

    More activity, this time it’s trees!

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/06/totally-toob-ular.html

    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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    #27020
    Noel
    Participant

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/06/raising-kain.html

    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.

     

     

     

    #28138
    Noel
    Participant

    Back again with more buildings.

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/07/in-lap-of-luxury.html

    Two more acrylic buildings from GameCraft.

     

    This next one was fun to do, a matboard building from GameCraft.

     

     

    #28140
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I do like what you have done with that ‘big’ one.
    Good terrace/patio work!

    #28168
    Noel
    Participant

    Thanks!

     

    #28597
    Noel
    Participant
    #29526
    Noel
    Participant

    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.

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/08/beating-around-bush.html

     

     

     

     

    #29551
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    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!

    #29559
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I like this idea, I may do some similar for my games.

    #29612
    Noel
    Participant

    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!

     

    #29614
    Bandit
    Participant

    Very cool. I like it. I think something lacking in a lot of BattleTech / Robotech urban settings is that 90% of the terrain should be tiny – because most of the terrain would be sized according to people, not Mecha.

    Cheers,

    The Bandit

    #29848
    Noel
    Participant

    Continuing the au naturel terrain posts.

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/08/treesd-to-meet-you.html

    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…

     

     

     

     

     

    #31759
    Noel
    Participant

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/09/defense-in-depth.html

    Some diorama type shots of Defender destroids (I just finished painting my second  one) to try something different this time.

     

     

     

    #32572
    Noel
    Participant

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/10/lord-of-skies.html

    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.

     

     

     

     

    #32961
    Noel
    Participant
    #35039
    Noel
    Participant

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-two-towers.html

    Added a new building to the collection.

     

     

    #36350
    Noel
    Participant

    http://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2016/01/3-shades-of-grey.html

    A couple of more acrylic houses, painted half-heartedly.

     

    #36352
    Cosmotiger
    Participant

    Lots of nice stuff in this thread. Models, buildings and terrain, everything looks good.

    #36353
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Do like the window baskets

    #36355
    Noel
    Participant

    Thanks, guys.  I appreciate the encouraging comments.

     

    I enjoy doing this kind of stuff and sharing!  The journey is the destination…  🙂

     

     

     

     

     

    #36719
    Noel
    Participant
    #36734
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I like the patio style roof garden, do you have a money shot of all the buildings thus far?

    #36735
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Just thought, do you see laser cut buildings more as a frame work than a finished ready to use model?

    #36760
    Noel
    Participant

    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.

    #36761
    Noel
    Participant
    #36766
    Thuseld
    Participant

    I have a sheet of fake snow that I gotat the 99p store. Way cheaper than a terrain mat.

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