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Construction site

Discussion in 'Scenery' started by Asgeir, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Asgeir

    Asgeir Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd start posting some WIP pictures on my construction site table. Mainly to put some pressure on myself, but also hopefully getting some input, ideas and energy!

    The initial idea was to create collapsible buildings to be able to pack the terrain neatly, which lead to the idea of collapsible concrete and steel frames, each floor accessible and playable. Turned out to be a bit too messy, but I still found the construction site concept quite cool.


    The real start came when my brother found me these Volvo construction machines. A bit too small in scale, but after removing the driver cab to make them look autonomous you don't really notice.

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    First project, the forklift. Some painting left to be done.

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    And the other container. Some painting left on this as well.

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    Some CAD projects to be laser cut:

    First, the modular steel frame, made in 1,5 mm mdf, hoping it will be strong enough. This is supposed to be the centerpiece LOS-blocker, possibly two of them. Walls and floors will be added as needed, so that it blocks LOS like a solid building, but still keeping the full volume playable. Cover will be added in the shape of the usual crates, barrels etc.
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    Work light

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    Fences.

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    Some work left on the construction barracks...

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    I'm thinking consoles will be added in the form of holo-maps of the site projected from some form of table. Looking forward to that project!


    C&C welcome! Ideas on what to add, or what planet this could be fluffwise?
     
  2. coleslaw

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    Good start! Looking forward to follow this project, and hopefully play on it at NM
     
  3. Splod

    Splod Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic start! I can't wait to see this unfold, the first couple of painted pieces seem really promising :)
     
  4. andre61

    andre61 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool ideal
     
  5. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool, those painted containers are awesome!
     
  6. Asgeir

    Asgeir Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    Progress is slow and unsteady...
    Finished what I guess will be a massive piece of scatter terrain.

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  7. Modock

    Modock Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful piece!
     
  8. PauloCavalcanti

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    Awesome job on the remote tractor! It feels like a diorama.
    Keep it up!
     
  9. Splod

    Splod Well-Known Member

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    Ripping the cab off those construction toys is a fantastic idea. They don't look out of place at all!
     
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  10. Krofna

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    Awesome execution of tarpaulin, how did you do it?

    Also, if that is your Yu Jing could you post more of them? I'd really like to see more of that Sun Tze!
     
  11. itsuncertainwho

    itsuncertainwho Well-Known Member

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    The remote vehicles look great!
     
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  13. Asgeir

    Asgeir Well-Known Member

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    @Oestvang Lots of great ideas, thanks! A knocked over porta potty will be the first to be added!

    @Krofna The tarpaulin is a few layers of paper napkins soaked with watered down PVC glue. I remember creating banners in WH:FB way back, but learned from @Kukuruznik that it works for larger stuff as well.

    Regarding the minis, not super excited about my paint job on them, but its getting better. I'm very happy about my dont-bring-a-knife-to-a-gunfight conversions though. The myrm officer is my Sophotect btw, hate the official model...

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  14. Savnock

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    Man, those tarpaulins over the frames are a really effective LoS blocker without putting a bunch of bulk into the model. Looks like a decent bit of interior-hiding possibility without being so deep they get fiddly.
     
  15. Asgeir

    Asgeir Well-Known Member

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    Yup, which is also the main USP for the steel frames. Most of the table will be accessible while still providing LOS-block.
     
  16. timberfox

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    those remote construction vehicles are great.
     
  17. Splod

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    Love the holo markers you've used! Fantastic :)
     
  18. Asgeir

    Asgeir Well-Known Member

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    Progress!
    I've got some prototypes to share with you, most of which actually turned out great in their first iteration. Still have a giant backlog of CAD-stuff to be exported and cut though. Luckily, the design and fabrication is my favorite part of the process, while I will try to outsource the paint job...


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    Well, actually, glueing the beams together wasn't a favorite part of the process either...


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    ...but the concept worked like a charm! Needs some floors and walls to straighten the angles out, though.


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    Holosurf(TM) tables for objective markers. This is the third and best iteration. Gave up on getting an even lighting and settled for centered lighting...


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    The generator was the first of @Oestvangs ideas to be realised. Not totally sure about the fencing, might need some alterations.


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    Happy that this came out exactly right!


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    Next time I have a few hours and the laser at my disposal: the Dome, a half-finished indoor park.



    @Splod, thanks! You can download it from my Thingiverse page: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2803094
     
  19. Splod

    Splod Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link! :)

    Don't suppose you've got the files handy to share for the buildings under construction?
     
  20. Asgeir

    Asgeir Well-Known Member

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    I suppose it could be arranged :)
    Which ones? PM me.