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Hey guys, been a long, long time since I've made a new topic. My how the website has changed. 

 

Anyway, I've always been a scenery nut, and I love the Games Workshop scenery, but in my time I've seen it climb from £15 when Cities of Death was first released to £20 with the new price hike. No one can afford to just buy scenery anymore, now it's a planned thing. 

 

So with this in mind I have decided to make my own. I realise I'm very late to the game but the shop I work in sells sheets of "foamboard" (between A4 and A3) for a mere £2.99 and stocks plastruct pieces at a standard mean cost of just over £1. So I set about making some simple, easy, but effective and unique pieces of scenery.

 

Here is the first:

 

Complete and Ruined Makeshift Cultist Shacks
Two makeshift cultist shacks, designed to be put up in seconds and house some of the many millions of cultist the XVII Legio drags to war with them. 
 
Makeshift Cultist Shack
A close up of the first of the two. 
 
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A ruined shack
 
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The rubble left behind from the destruction of the shack
 
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A close up of the rubble. 
 
So, considering how well these went and how quickly I built them, never mind the cost (an average cost of ~£1.50 per shack) I bought the same materials again with the intention of replicating, to a degree, the buildings you would see in a Cities of Death game.
 
Here is the start (apologies for them being sideways):
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Soon, there will be rubble to follow and some nicer decoration. 

 

Many thanks

Ski

 


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Welcome back ^_^  I was wondering where you'd been.  I take it that the foam board is Styrofoam (the stuff they use for packaging fragile items like televisions etc)?  I had been considering using something similar lately as I think it's about time I had some scenery ^_^

 

Looking forward to seeing more ^_^


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You think the prices are bad in UK. Try Australia!

 

Good idea on the terrain. The shacks look awesome! I can see those traitors hiding from the Emperor's justice within their walls. Very theatrical and adds a lot to the story of a game.

 

The works in progress of the larger buildings are quite striking. I look forward to seeing the results

 

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Welcome back happy.png  I was wondering where you'd been.  I take it that the foam board is Styrofoam (the stuff they use for packaging fragile items like televisions etc)?  I had been considering using something similar lately as I think it's about time I had some scenery happy.png

 

Looking forward to seeing more happy.png

Thanks Aquilanus, been extremely busy with school, family, etc. won't bore you with the details. I've been catching up on my scenery and, if you follow my shorts in my signiature, my novellas wink.png I think you're right, it's amazing stuff, I'm busy making piles of scenery. 

 

You think the prices are bad in UK. Try Australia!

 

Good idea on the terrain. The shacks look awesome! I can see those traitors hiding from the Emperor's justice within their walls. Very theatrical and adds a lot to the story of a game.

 

The works in progress of the larger buildings are quite striking. I look forward to seeing the results

 

Cas

I'd love to go to Aus, but apparently the hobby's taken some major hits down under? 

 

Thanks for your comments guys, I'm busy doing some work right now! 

 

Thanks

Ski


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Here's an update for the building:

 

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And following close-ups on each "section" of the rubble. 
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And, because I was bored, an extra barricade never hurt anyone:

 

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I've always loved the Aquila lines but they always look too "clean" for me, I prefer ruined, hastily erected barricades that any old guardsman could have dragged up. So from now on, all my barricades shall look like they've been shot to absolute censored.gif  

 

Thanks

Ski


Edited by Skirax, 31 March 2013 - 12:54 PM.

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It depresses me that a squad of ten Imperial Guard Cadians now costs the same as twenty did almost four years ago

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I agree with the barricades looking well used. When do you erect a barricade? When the proverbial is about to hit the fan, and things don't stay shiny for long once the fan has been hit!

 

Those high-rise buildings look awesome and the rubble adds to the well used story aspect. I think I might have to find somewhere in AUS that sells that 'foam-board'.

 

Looking forward to seeing the completed scenery!

 

Cas


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Just checked this again, thanks Castiel :) I've been focussing on my exams recently but I've also been doing some odd work here and there. 


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-->The Return of the Warmaster; From the shadows he comes...
-->The Rise of the Warmaster; The Wolftime approaches...
-->The Time of Ending; The End of Days is upon us!
 
The International Brotherhood Of Hobbyists

It depresses me that a squad of ten Imperial Guard Cadians now costs the same as twenty did almost four years ago

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Hey guys, been a while but that's down to exams and their ilk. 

 

Here's a little more work I've done on the High-Rise, found my spray paint last night as I was literally getting into bed so no work done yet tongue.png

 

The building: 

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High rise rear
 
The Ground Floor's detail: 
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Now I tried out a method of "tiling" on the First and Second Floors, now these are bad (intentionally) as you can't expect perfect tiling after a structural collapse haha:
Floor 1 detail
Floor 2 And 3 detail

 

I know some of these pictures' qualities are very poor, and I'm sorry sad.png

 

And that's that for now, more hopefully later as I get some work done. 

 

Thanks,

Ski


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-->The Return of the Warmaster; From the shadows he comes...
-->The Rise of the Warmaster; The Wolftime approaches...
-->The Time of Ending; The End of Days is upon us!
 
The International Brotherhood Of Hobbyists

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you did tiling! great! that's one of the things most often forgot on self made terrain. yours looks great!



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Cheers hendrik, yeah I'm doing a commission for a friend later this year and it's set in the Middle East, so I have to get used to doing tiling/mosaics 


-->Of Skirax And Scenery; Homemade scenery blog.
 
-->The Return of the Warmaster; From the shadows he comes...
-->The Rise of the Warmaster; The Wolftime approaches...
-->The Time of Ending; The End of Days is upon us!
 
The International Brotherhood Of Hobbyists

It depresses me that a squad of ten Imperial Guard Cadians now costs the same as twenty did almost four years ago