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  • #37824
    Alexander Wasberg
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    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:
    http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com/2016/02/more-micro-armour-terrain.html

    Thanks for looking!

    #37834
    PaulPaul
    Participant

    Looks good. Might I suggest cable ties for stairs?

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #37853
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Might I suggest cable ties for stairs?

     

    I have done this also, effective and cheaper than buying Z-gauge plastic accessories, not as nice mind, but for all intents and purposes, just fine.

    #37876
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    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!

    #37889
    ThuseldThuseld
    Participant

    What have you textured your bases with? I love making buildings from junk. If I weren’t marking students’ books now, I would be building terrain.

    #37916
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    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! 😉

     

    #37921
    ThuseldThuseld
    Participant

    How long/how many bases can you get out of one of those tubs?

    #37922
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    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!

    #37927
    ThuseldThuseld
    Participant

    I might be investing in some of that then. I am getting sick of using bird sand with PVA glue and waiting for it all to dry.

    #38380
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    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:
    http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com/2016/02/even-more-micro-armour-terrain.html

    Thanks for looking!

    #38392
    Northern MonkeyNorthern Monkey
    Participant

    these are great, really like the blue huts

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #38437
    StroezieStroezie
    Participant

    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=0

    #38439
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    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.

    #38451
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    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!

    #38461
    ThuseldThuseld
    Participant

    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.

    #38465
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    @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.

    #39415
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    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 🙂

    http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.se/2016/03/test-pieces-for-outpost-walls.html

    #39430
    TrencherTrencher
    Participant

    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!

    #39444
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Thanks, the great thing about most of this terrain, including the quonsets is that they are so easy to make 🙂

    #39479
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Somebody set up us the bomb!!

    Zoom Zigg

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