Saturday, 17 May 2014

A hive of scum and villainy!

With the paddling pool out to entertain the kids and the sun out to dry up the paint quick I sprinted through finishing off my sci-fi terrain. When I say sprint I mean everything was done as fast as possible in order to avoid taking my eyes off the waterborne wee ones. As I had mere minutes in between stopping fights or doing something for the wife I glued all the Fenris doors and Antenociti's windows and vents onto the MDF building carcasses (made from the left over parts from the stair towers that are in the pic as well. Once i'd built up a lovely layer of superglue on the tips of all my fingers I moved on to painting. Everything got a covering of matt black (god bless halfords!) to start.




Then they were randomly attacked with grey, red and brown to give a variety of tones.

Once this is all dried out comes a couple of pots of rust pigments. I love this stuff but by christ it gets all over your hands. Even years after applying it you'll find your hands going rusty when you pick the scenery up. I'm trying to get round this by applying cheap hair varnish all over the pieces. I'll need to find some nice cheap spray on fixative at some point.
And that's it really.
I need to add some detailing to the doors and I'm still waiting on my bits from Ramshackle (which I've left space for ) but once I have added some in scale posters, graffiti and signage we'll be good to go.
So proud was I of all my efforts that I set the board to see how it all fits together. In the back right you can see the building that is going to house 'The Rusty Blaster' when it gets finished, it'll add another floor to that building.
Here is a nice low shot showing the buildings round the sewage trench.

Fighting along the rooftops and walkways.

And more views.


I've also managed to finish building the contemporary buildings as well. There are 6 double fronted 2 storey buildings and 5 single fronted single storey buildings. Painting and detailing to come. The idea is that a mix of both sets of buildings would be ideal for something like Judge Dredd games.
Cheers for now!

14 comments:

  1. Oh, man, this is one of the most exciting boards I have seen in a long time! The look of it is awesome, it must be a pleasure to play on such a city! Still don't know how or when, but I definitely have to copy you and follor your steps...

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    1. Cheers my man, you copy all you want!

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  2. Amazing looking board. Great work.

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  3. I want that one at BOYL2014... it's just so good.

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    1. It can be a arranged, I reckon I need to double the size of the actual board if we are going to have multiple gangs playing but that won't be difficult to do.

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  4. Great looking board and extra points for pulling off quick and dirty paintjob that manages to look great.

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    1. Necessity is the mother of invention and all that!

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  5. You certainly have a knack for getting that look done fast. Brilliant, very impressive.

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    1. A combination of laziness and impatience!

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  6. Excellent looking board, it's really well done. Thank you for the step by step guide showing how you did it, very useful. It looks really good, the yellow danger stripes are a nice extra detail too.

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  7. Superb! Really atmospheric with all the little alleyways. The rusted metal finish is perfect.

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  8. Funny, i just did a post on family time vs. Hobby time. And here you are doing both ;) (glad you put the qualifier about watching the little uns!) But it looks great! Awseome use of down n dirty sprays to get it accomplished! Have too many projects right now for me, but definitely something to duplicate later on. Too many orcs and siege towers and Oldhammer USA stuff to paint before Oct......but maybe next year. Thanks, look forward to some reports from your awesome table later on.

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