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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby Blue » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:30 am

Tmb wrote:what did you use to make that wrecked wall?
Looks like dry wall to me :shock:
Looks great

Thanks Tmb, the walls are all made from foam core sheets. That big wall also looks like the rest of the build now too. Just a little more ruining to be done. Still loads more work at the moment. Wish I had a day off soon!
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby Hightower86 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:04 am

that is totaly sweet :!:

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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby Blue » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:31 am

Thanks Hightower!

Update: Finished off the centerpiece except for the second floor and the rubble/sand...
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby VehementiDominus » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:08 am

You, sir, have a talent for terrain. 8)

They look good, man, more pics when they're painted?

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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby Tmb » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:48 am

:shock:
That is one awesome building... im getting inspired to make terrain...
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby Blue » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:38 pm

VehementiDominus wrote:You, sir, have a talent for terrain. 8)

They look good, man, more pics when they're painted?

Thanks.
Plenty of pics to come dude... I can't wait to get some paint on it. Just picked up my base colors yesterday. :wink:

Tmb wrote::shock:
That is one awesome building... im getting inspired to make terrain...

Thanks Tmb!
That's the idea...

Finished off the second floor and added random pieces of foam all around the building. These will be sanding smooth with the base and my basing materials will cover them to imitate the sand piling up against the building over time.
Also had to add another base layer as my initial one had a bow to it. Got to be careful using this foam from the dumpster!

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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby bl00dngutz » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:22 pm

if i put in words what im thinking right now, ide probably get banned for using foul language but HOLY COW THAT'S AMAZING.
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby Tmb » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:06 pm

How big is that building loooks like great big peice of terrain...

I want to make a building like that now... time to get some supplies and get at it....
Not now though... saving up for mwg sale... gonna get life time gold hopefully...

But back to your project looks great im excited to see it painted
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby fred2437 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:12 pm

that is epic and is that real tile you are using and if so what did you glue it down with.
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby Blue » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:04 am

bl00dngutz wrote:if i put in words what im thinking right now, id probably get banned for using foul language but HOLY COW THAT'S AMAZING.

Thanks dude.
Tmb wrote:How big is that building looks like great big piece of terrain...

Yeah, the building itself isn't too big, the front face is 6 inches wide and the second floor is 3 inches above the ground level. The base it what is big. Unfortunately the first layer was warped so I put it on another layer. Normally I would have taken the building off and used a new base but I actually pinned the building to the base and taking it off would cause some damage for sure. No worries, all in all the set will be huge. Most players will not be able to use the full set unless they are playing on a 4x8 table. There are 5 smaller CD builds with this set as well as 3 medium sized pieces made of the pink foam.
Overall the footprint of the building is roughly 20 inches by 15 inches.

fred2437 wrote:that is epic and is that real tile you are using and if so what did you glue it down with.

Thanks dude! The only materials used in this build so far are wood, pink foam and foam core. The floor is foam core with the tiles carved out. If it looks like real tile then I have reached my goal!
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby A Luna » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:39 am

Great job!
It really stands out there, but I'm not sure if it already has this 'cathedral' feel to it. It feels like it's missing something. :S
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby azzerath » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:47 am

What did you use to do the edges of the foam? They have a very nice rock look. Specifically that large base and like that stack of foam to make the standing stones? They look superb!

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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby Blue » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:50 pm

A Luna wrote:Great job!
It really stands out there, but I'm not sure if it already has this 'cathedral' feel to it. It feels like it's missing something. :S

Yeah, I feel that way too. I'm a bit torn at the moment. I want this building to have the feeling that it has been destroyed by time and the elements, not war or some disaster. It will also be set in a desert environment void of most life save some sparse vegetation. So very little wood which I feel would really help the cathedral look. But they wouldn't have too much wood in a desert. All in all it will be a very mono-toned build... For instance it will not have all the weathering effects that I did on my other piece of terrain and less rubble also as I feel most of it would have deteriorated already or be buried under the sand.

Any ideas on how to spruce it up from anyone would be awesome!

azzerath wrote:What did you use to do the edges of the foam?

Thanks dude... The edges, I found this awesome tutorial online once before on this really cool forum. Let me see if I can find it for you...

Hold on...

Wait a sec.... what was it called...

Ahah! Finally... I've found it!
Here it is.... :wink:
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby A Luna » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:49 pm

What I think might help you:
Cathedrals are amazing structures of pure awesomeness towards some ideoligies. It has to be amazing and has to stand out. You might need a larger front entrance. Google 'cathedral' and you'll find the entrances the most. Those things are talll and enormous! Statues too. Also some glas in lead windows (although thats directly translated from dutch).

Need more decoration, tiles, patterns, candles, benches and an altar, gravestones, sarcophagus, artifacts, sin chambers, etc. If you do some research (I know this stuff from high school); churces are always made in a cross pattern
(http://www.alsbom.org/clientimages/3646 ... rint01.jpg) Voilá!

Also, I see you're building it with the 'goth' style build (somewhat) because of the support that is outside the building. In the late romanos they built insanely heavy and big churches with huge rocks to support the roof and walls and such. In the goth's style, they mostly build really high and with large windows. But all that weight has to go somewhere and something has to hold it. So they built arches (which are stronger than squares) and the outer supports which you have too. That means you either need larger windows or some fluff to stay away from realistic building (duhhh fantasy game, youdon't really need to be realistic :) )

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/g ... lx-450.jpg
Also, more side-towers. It's not a castle, it's a large building. Also, some more actual supports inside the church (the cylinder things, forgot the english term), pilar?
One obvious tower sticking out in the middle.

Perhaps some inspiration from a legendary terrain maker:

Theomar Pius: http://www.coolminiornot.com/199915?browseid=377077

or:
http://terragenesis.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5816
Zaboodadidoo Sr.

Both are amazing at terrain.. I can't believe how they built things.
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Re: Blue's Terrain

Postby stevey293 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:03 am

I second a larger door (although it might be too late), statues and windows.

Stainglass wondows are kinda easy cut a blista pack into shape draw on design with black fine tip pen glaze in the coloured parts.

I also feel it needs wrecked rows inside i raised part for the speaker and id ditch the crosses if its a 40k piece? (not sure when its for) As correct me if im wrong but religion has been binned apart from the emporer fella.

Its early days still and the above suggestions are probably more suited for later on.


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