05/02/2016 at 10:20 #37824
So after spending most of my time recently watching everything VOTOMS again, I have started thinking about making a small military outpost for my mechs to fight over/in/around.
The first set of stuff I made. It’s all scratchbuilt from stuff lying around the house.
The fuel tanks will hopefully have an overhead walkway and stairs when all done, I just need to figure out how to make some that looks good..
Guard/TAC towers. A plastic shots glass, soda bottle cap and plastic dome of some sort, with a door from some airdrying clay.
These Quonset huts could be barracks or maybe command posts. I’ll most likely make a few more to have a med hut, storage and more space for the troops. I’m not sure if I’ll be using this sort of ones made in a different way/material. I’ll have to make some more test ones.
On the back here you can make out my attempt at power/ventilation units. I’m resonably pleased with them, and they add a bit of colour, even if it’s not super clear in the pic above!
I have some ideas for more pieces and a sort of perimiter wall, I’ll post more things here as soon as I can make and snap a pic of them 🙂
Check out the blog:
Thanks for looking!
05/02/2016 at 11:24 #37834PaulParticipant
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Looks good. Might I suggest cable ties for stairs?
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!05/02/2016 at 13:45 #3785305/02/2016 at 21:31 #37876
Cheers, glad you both like it.
Thanks for the tip to the both of you as well,I’d forgotten all about that particular trick!06/02/2016 at 11:03 #3788906/02/2016 at 18:16 #37916
The stuff is vallejo sandy paste, a sort of basing medium.
I hear you, not doing work would leave so much more time for other stuff! 😉06/02/2016 at 19:16 #3792106/02/2016 at 19:23 #37922
I can’t say exactly as I haven’t really counted, but ballparking it i’d say at least 100 80×80 mm bases and 100+ 20mm figure bases, so a lot at 6mm!06/02/2016 at 19:58 #3792718/02/2016 at 09:32 #38380
After some time thinking over what more I’d need, I finally finished a few more pieces for the fledgling base:
The next set of Quonsets, with a medic hut and a maintenance/mechanics hut as well.
Close-up on the mechanics hut.
I also made these domes, inspired by the really cool ones from Ali of Sayiner micro toys:
One industrial dome with the big access door, and the other possibly a hab, or maybe just a different industry?
Last but not least, I made a few more natural features, realizing that my non-urban areas where often too barren for my tastes:
These were real easy to make, just some oven-bake clay over crushed up tinfoil. Came out better than expected, so I might make more.
There are a few more close-up shots on the blog, feel free to have a look:
Thanks for looking!
18/02/2016 at 12:13 #38392Northern MonkeyParticipant
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these are great, really like the blue huts
My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/18/02/2016 at 20:44 #38437StroezieParticipant
Love the look of those quonset huts and those domes are killer. Again plenty of ideas worth stealing.
I look forward to seeing some NIJAs SADU and NTC mecha stomping over them :))
If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=018/02/2016 at 21:29 #38439
Do like the domes.
I use Vallejo White Pumice for most of my bases.
Can get proper bucket loads of bases from one pot.
I also use Windsor and Newton Sand Texture Gel for smoother finishes, again loads of life.19/02/2016 at 09:38 #38451
Thanks for the kind words guys!
Don’t worry Stroezie, mechs have stomped around there already, AAR is forthcoming 😉
@AB: I’ll have to look up the W&S texture gel, haven’t tried that one. Thanks for the tip!19/02/2016 at 11:04 #38461
I have ordered the Vallejo basing stuff so we will see how that turns out on my infantry who are ready to be primed and painted. I based them on coins this time because I prefer the weight! I can’t believe I convinced myself to get small MDF bases.19/02/2016 at 11:30 #38465
@AB: I’ll have to look up the W&S texture gel, haven’t tried that one. Thanks for the tip!
It is much finer than the Vallejo white pumice, I use it for mud effects and inkwash/drybrush it.
It is the stuff I used for the mud in Anshan, less gritty and smoother, but still textured.12/03/2016 at 09:53 #39415
The walls for this base have been long in the making, but now I think i hit upon a design that’s easy to make and good looking enough to make the grade.
See for yourself:
The first 20 walls. I’ve figured out I need to make at least as many more.
Some of the SADU and NTC mechs for scale.
With these ones done, there’s only the rest of them to finish 🙂12/03/2016 at 16:58 #39430TrencherParticipant
These are some excellent and inspiring ideas. I like especially those quonset huts.
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Tank Polo? God, how our gardener hated that game!13/03/2016 at 08:40 #39444
Thanks, the great thing about most of this terrain, including the quonsets is that they are so easy to make 🙂14/03/2016 at 12:03 #39479
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