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Discussion in 'Scenery' started by Oestvang, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Oestvang

    Oestvang Well-Known Member

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    Started working on some terrain for ab urban table. First off is a dive bar built out of a disused machine shop.

    Foam core and balsa construction, with some corrugated card and styrene tubes.

    Some lessons before painting...

    Not completely sold on the pavement. It's a bit too rounded and uneven. May see how it looks after painting.

    Base piece of foam core has warped slightly. Hoping it straightens our when I glue the bar to it. I've left the bar unglued as I want to do something on the inside and fit a window before I close it up.

    The back door is tiny. Should have measured.

    For the next one I will do all the planning on paper before cutting. So much experimentation and so many uneven angles...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    That door actually looks about right if you're building to-scale. A ~28mm model is somewhere around 1/60 scale, and most normal household doors are 30-36" wide. That's 1/2" to 9/16" wide.
     
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  3. Oestvang

    Oestvang Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Yeah, I compared it to a mini and if you discount the base it's to scale. I had originally put the inside floor in line with the window but think I will drop it a little, so whatever scene is playing out on the inside will be more visible from above.

    As for next steps, I hit the buildings with some paints, and think I'll finish painting the roof and details before weathering. For the base board on the red building I think I'll go with concrete, but I'm not sure on the wood framework around the doors and windows. Any suggestions?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    I'd paint the trim in some contrasting color. White is pretty typical.
     
  5. Oestvang

    Oestvang Well-Known Member

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    Went with green to tie the two buildings together. Used my old speculo to make a little scene inside the bar, and now I think I might need a light in there. Ran out of inspiration for the sign for the bar.

    Still have a bit of cleaning and a bit of dirtying up to go.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. bladerunner_35

    bladerunner_35 Well-Known Member

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    Great work! Very inspiring. I would dirty them a bit more.

    One thing you might want to consider for your next project is to make sure that the models can stand easily on the corners of the building. It will be easier from a gaming perspective.
     
  7. Oestvang

    Oestvang Well-Known Member

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    I am considering slicing a lot of the pavement off for this reason
     
  8. bladerunner_35

    bladerunner_35 Well-Known Member

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    Leave it. Do differently next time instead. It isn’t a huge deal.
     
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    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, just before each game agree models can be placed there with a small piece of foam as support. Done.
     
  10. Oestvang

    Oestvang Well-Known Member

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    Good point, the problem is mostly on the front corner, although I also need to think about larger base sizes. I've tidied up the pavement, cleaned up some details and added a little dirt and gras, especially on the roof. Airbrushing the edges of the printed roofing tidied up some very clean edges. Now all I need is a name...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  11. FireFangs

    FireFangs Space Oni

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    That's a clever use of a background and silouettes to create the bar scene. Nicely done overall!

    Also that's a lot of paint.
     
  12. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that is a really cool idea!
     
  13. Pen-dragon

    Pen-dragon Deva

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    I was wanting to add some realistic details to my buildings to add to the immersion, and so I went to look at real buildings. I saw something that almost all building have, but I almost never see on terrain. An external electrical box. Usually it consists of some conduit coming out of the ground to a rectangular box like structure attached to an outer wall. Often painted a bluish gray. Most often on the backsides of a building. I started adding some to my buildings. I make a small rectangle box, out of paper or foamcore. and then I cut a section of cotton swap to be the pvc pipe. Quick simple little detail that adds a little realism. Wish I had some good pictures to illustrate, but lazyness wins out.

    Awesome scenery by the way. I really like that you added the rooftop vent pipe, I need to add that to more of my buildings.
     
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  14. Oestvang

    Oestvang Well-Known Member

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    That's a good point, and I want to add some little gubbins like A/Cs, electrical panels and a control panel for the gate, but I want to get a few more buildings built before looking at extra detail. I also need a door and a name for the bar.
     
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    Pen-dragon Deva

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    Are you looking for a classy or trashy bar name?

    "Meat Space"
    "The Black Hole"
    "Joe's"
    "Rocking Casbah"
    "Shots Fired"
    "Spinal Tap"
    "Wet Work"
    "The Hardware Store"
    "The Mini Bar"
    "Sheskin"
     
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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Other actual bar names:
    "Joe's Alibi"
    "The Office"
    "No Lawyers"
     
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  17. Oestvang

    Oestvang Well-Known Member

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    Dive bar names, definitely!
     
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    xagroth Mournful Echo

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    I'll go with a classic...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    The Office and No Lawyers are actually pretty respectable places. More sports-bar than pub.

    Joe's Alibi is a serious dive.

    Oh, another fun bar name is the "Horse and Cow." Way back in the day, it was a biker bar on the first floor and a submariner bar on the second floor (in San Diego). The bikers thought the submariners were too crazy to mess with. It has since moved up to Bremerton, WA.
     
  20. Oestvang

    Oestvang Well-Known Member

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    I kinda wish I made the sign square now...