Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:22 am Posts: 2992 Location: Philadelphia, PA
The alien pod plants have a great feel to them. Nice idea. Down the road it would be cool to model some and have some alien creature or something popping out of it. Another idea would be to get that long tan hair flock stuff and glue some of that inside the gaps.
As for the bunker, no matter what color you paint it it will turn out a tad boring. There is nothing there but slate. With terrain it's all about the smaller details. Our minis are already provided with them but when we make terrain we have to make sure to add them. Some pipes, smokestacks, antennae, communication equipment, fencing, barbed wire, lighting, fuel tank, electrical systems, random weapons or tools. All of these can be added to add that little something to each piece.
The ruined wall is actually pretty good. I like the taller tank (hot water heater). The rust looks believable there. All in all with the rust it is very important not to overdo it. Start with the base metallic and wash it down so it darkens. Then carefully stipple on your rusty colors. There are a few spots I can see that look like the paint went on a bit too heavy for what your going for. You barely want to put on any paint with each layer so the base shows through somewhat in the end. The pipes under the ballast is a nice touch.
I like the green you are using here too. if it were just a bit more pale it would have that older/vintage powder coated green color that a lot of heavy appliances had back in the day.
Nice rock pile! Tell her she rocks at painting rocks to look like rocks! When dry brushing stone I like to start with a different color. Cleaner look go for blue, dirtier/organic look go for green or brown. Then drybrush your grays on top. Adds a bit more depth to the whole piece and ties it in with the base and surroundings.
I like the additional modular floor for the large building. Down the road you could even continue with it and add other areas.
the aftermath of terrain building.
I wish my desk looked that good after building something like this!
You've got a big project here dude, keep at it! Your doing great so far.
thank you very much for your advice blue! ive been very busy with university lately and i havent had time to build as much as ide like, im going to try to spend at least 2 hours a week working on this project this coming semester. I would really love to see this project FINALLY get finished, its been in the works for wayyy to long. im also beginning to realize that alot of objects should be made modular so i can re-use them or even sell them down the road. i was thinking about even making the big warehouse modular within the board it was designed for, it is a very big piece after all. As for the bunker, I will take your advice and i will try to incorporate as many details as i can think imaginable. i dont buy fabricated terrain so making satellite dishes and all these details may be a challenge, but im up to give it a shot
thank you again for your inputs, hopefully you will see more postings in the near future
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I just found this topic and let's just say I am dumbfounded by how fantastic this all is. I've spent about an hour now just admiring all of your fantasticness in all of its glory! Keep up the amazing work!
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[quote]I just found this topic and let's just say I am dumbfounded by how fantastic this all is. I've spent about an hour now just admiring all of your fantasticness in all of its glory! Keep up the amazing work![quote] Thank you very much for your compliments
im currently working on a piece of terrain for the group build and it will be featured on the terrain board when completed. i might post the WIP on this topic if you guys really want me to but for now all of those pictures will be posted in the group build section of the forums. Happy wargaming!
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my mind got blown... serious side.... Keep it up (Y)
I'm liking it... Hurry up and get it finished
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thanks im might have some time next week to put some more hours into the table intself as opposed to the modular pieces. so you might see some work done on that warehouse. My main issue with that big building is the way it plays. its terrible. its in the middle and its very tall so it makes it impossible to move the minatures that are inside this leaves me with one of two options a) make the entire building modular, so that another piece of terrain can occupy that space b) "bombard" the living heck out of it so that its easier to move miniatures Its been a while since of worked on it and i dont really know what to do with the board. There are a number of things that i dont like but changing them would mean ruining hours of work
i felt really sick today so i decided to take a break from school projects and do something with the table downstairs. idk if its because i have a fever or what, but i decided that i could never be able to paint all this terrain in my basement, and that it HAD to be modular. so i decided to rip out what was stuck to the table. It turned out pretty nicely actually, didnt do nearly as much damage to the craters as i thought. that plaster sure is tough. With the pieces off the board, it will be much easier to prime, and paint. PLUS, having modular terrain opens up more options. i already had an idea to add a poluted canal and replace the ramps with bridges leading to a new area. but these are ideas. i NEED to finish the present idea. its really getting on my nerves that i havent finished this darn table and its been YEARS. it might be 2 years since i started glueing supports to the plywood and thinking of possible ideas. this project WILL be done come june. sorry i started rambling, here are the pictures of the demolition.
I totally see a canal between the raised area and that black line on the board. could look wicked if i ever finish the present design lol
turns out it may be difficult to make a proper base for the craters as they are so large
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can't wait to see more updates your doing great on this project oh maybe I'm to late to say it but I think it would be best to let the expresso cups be places on to a base that way you can put them aside for gaming ends or for mission fluff like its impassable terrain for vehicles except skimmers or stuff like that as for the rest of the terrain it really look great
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they've actually been on bases the entire time i just havent gotten around to adding texture to the base, and painting it. I've been working on the warehouse yesterday and ive added more battle damage as well as adding some parts of the windows to the building. if i have time i might post another update later today EDIT: heres some new pictures of the warehouse after some more damage and rubble added. there will be a modular floor as well oh and the entire building is now modular with its own base.