Over the last few weeks, I have been very busy making mdf industrial terrain to fill a 6 x 4 table. For one of the sections, I decided to add some LEDs, and make a landing platform. It seems to be a bit brighter than I thought it would be. But when a nice big flyer is plonked on it, the effect if cool with the lights illuminating the underside of the vehicle. I may well be adding some more lights…
In this week of remembrance, it seems appropriate to post a picture of the finished Salute models from last year painted and based.
.....plus residents!A nice MDF graveyard for 15mm gaming from Dragonfrog Games, easy enough to put together once you're awake but alright for 6 pounds.......Could be used for many, many periods, added a few zombie residents......
There are several ways to build the industrial terrain models that I have been working on as there are lots of common pieces between the various individual models. This means that I can mix up a few bits and make what is essentially a new kit. In this case, by using the support structure from the Crosswalk Tower and some round levels, I have ended up with what is effectively a pringle-less tower. Without relying on the tube, the tower can be any height, so I started with a single level and twin level model.
Jim suggested I do an MDF dice tower, not something that I use in games, but I thought I would give it a go. Obviously I designed it to match my industrial towers and it works!
Mr Steinberg and I are going to the ROBIN wargames show on Sunday 17th February in Nottingham. We will be setting up a table and putting on some demonstration games of Kill Team and Rogue Stars, or more likely, just hanging out. Most of the stuff, except for some of the newer prototype models are available on the Products For Wargamers, so we hope to have a table that is not too far away from the trade stand. I just need to finish some of the new prototype models off before Sunday. We are apparently not getting a very big table, so there will only be space for the industrial terrain.
All the furniture together, including the tables, makes for a larger collection than I anticipated. I need to paint or ink them and then the rooms in the buildings will not be so empty. I have another idea to make some removable walls for the some of the buildings, I must see what I can come up with.
Chairs at 28mm scale are a challenge, they are so damn small that they end up being rather fiddly to stick together. Especially when I am trying to avoid having any tabs on the seat part to keep a plain surface. The general design is the same, I have a few back sections for some variety. I’m not sure which I like the best.
I have some office buildings that need some furniture, some tables, chairs and some high bookcases. Although the back of these bookcases are all the same, I have several designs for the front .
For a tight games of Kill Team anf Rogue Stars, four towers makes for an interesting game. With the Kill Team obscured rule being nice and simple, a target is eitehr -1 to hit or not. This setup is three Pringle Towers and one self supporting Crosswalk Tower. I have also made a slightly higher ground tile for some variation. Just wait until you see what is next!
I have so many ideas and not enough time to get them all done. The last batch of MDF I had cut gave me plenty to build and check. I really am going to have to quit my job, just don’t tell my wife.
When I designed this tower a few weeks ago, I was not really sure it would be any good, I thought it would be too flimsy. As it turns out, the vertical structure where is joins at 90° provides plenty of stability. It also looks pretty good painted!
I really needed some shipping containers, more cover for models to cower behind, or use as cover as they heroically charge into combat. Anyway, I decided to make my own. The first being a very very plain box with lines etched into the sides. But there are plans for more interesting shapes. The Octo Container is the first interesting shape. I have finally started doing something other than a 90° angle. The next design is something more ambitous and the one after that, well, there is much more to come in 2019…
This bit was made a an add on widget for the Industrial Control Tower, but a quick removal of the mounting tabs, and it makes a good bit of extra terrain.
This is my final design for the Industrial Processing Tower (the Pringle Tower). To reduce cutting time, the levels have been redesigned with the treadplate replaced with a panel effect. The ladders have been changed a little and some new barriers added. Although it is now ready for a game of Kill Team, it could do with some rust and dirt adding to it.