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Daniel36
19-03-2007, 22:30
I know, I know, you can hardly call this here thread original... But a Cityfight gaming board is what I wanted to build, and so a Cityfight gaming board is what I am going to show you people here!

A little introduction.
Last summer, when the City of Death buildings were introduced, me and a friend had a good idea for our local gaming club. We were going to build modular pieces of scenery, with everyone being able to join in. That way everyone would be in on the scenerybuilding, and we would have a complete city in no time. As I work at the store where our club gathers, we were allowed to use several boxes of the City of Death boxes to build something, and me and my friend Kina started two of these 30cm by 30cm segments.

Things stood very much still for a very long time, but at one point I got sick of not doing anything and having to rely on others to finish my own pieces, and I bought this tool to carve stuff in my MDF boards so I could finally finish all those little projects I had started.

Below you will find the first pictures of what my scenerybuildingspree has turned into. Of the 9 pieces you can see here, 8 are mine. The one with the crashed Ork attack bike is made by a friend of mine, Kina. More are on the way, as the rest of our club has finally noticed how nice this project is, and how it works. I will try to update every now and then, just don't expect a weekly update. Hope you guys enjoy our work, and hopefully find some inspiration in my work. The pictures aren't of the greatest quality, but it was the only camera we had on hand that clubnight. Mayhaps some better quality pictures will follow!

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k208/Iancius/Warhammer%2040K/P1010039.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k208/Iancius/Warhammer%2040K/P1010040.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k208/Iancius/Warhammer%2040K/P1010041.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k208/Iancius/Warhammer%2040K/P1010043.jpg

bugbait_nz
20-03-2007, 07:06
Nice!!
You are good at doing rust, looks very good.
I also like the smoke damage on the 3rd picture, quite realistic, although I think that the rest of that building needs a bit more detail, like windows or battle damage.

Bugbait out.

Daniel36
21-03-2007, 19:26
It's funny how a lot of people notice the same things. Sadly the smoke damage wasn't my idea (and everyone loves it!), a friend and clubmember told me to do it. And yes, you are totally right, it needs more detail, but for now my purpose is to get as many segments play-ready so we can finally play some battles on gameboards that at least look "kinda" cool.

Oh and thanks about the rust compliment! (Quite easy too by the way...)

Ozymandiass
21-03-2007, 21:32
Oh and thanks about the rust compliment! (Quite easy too by the way...)

Then you must tell us how! :D

Ozymandias, King of Kings

Warwolt the skaven
21-03-2007, 21:48
Seriously dude, that rust is ACE. You must teach us! And the blow effect is kickass too. More pics, MORE PICS! Smart thing turning the sides of the bases into street like youve done. Really smart ^^

Daniel36
22-03-2007, 13:01
I'm glad y'all like it so much, so I will give you a quick rundown on how I did it. (Maybe I'll do a tutorial on it someday.)

What I did was, I first drybrushed everything with Boltgun Metal, which is most definitely my favourite metal colour.
After that I took a big brush and dipped it in Tin Bitz. This is basically the base for my rust colour. I drybrushed and stippled that on.

I then took an orange colour, I think it was Blazing Orange, but any color is fine, even mixes of yellow and red, and stippled it in the areas I used Tin Bitz on, leaving some of the Tin Bitz at the edges showing.

For those of you who don't know what stippling is (because I have the feeling I actually made that word up >_< ); you take a slightly bigger brush (without a pointy tip) and instead of brushing with the sides, you press on the areas vertically with your brush. You still dry your brush beforehand like you would with drybrushing.

The fun thing about the orange colours is, they're a very wet colours and will leave more paint on some parts than others, creating a really weird effect that works very nicely for rust.

Afterwards you might want to retouch some parts with Blood Red and/or yellow, because rust is never one colour.

I should show you guys a picture of my Chimera, the shoveler has some really nice rust on it that's "dripping" downwards from the top, so to speak.
I hope this little tutorial helped you guys. It's not the most realistic way of creating rust (pigments are better) but it works, and it's fast and easy...

Dav0r
22-03-2007, 22:24
Thanks for the tutorial Daniel. I will try it, as I'm into scenery ATM : planning a CoD table. When I actually build it, it will come handy.

Daniel36
24-03-2007, 19:55
And so I received the next couple of pictures, which include my latest segment! Enjoy! Questions, comments, criticism and other replies welcome as always!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/foto1.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/foto2.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/foto3.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/foto4.jpg

Daniel36
25-09-2007, 11:23
Just a quick notification that this city is not dead yet (lame joke).

Though work has been slow on this city, it wasn't without reason. I have made a serious leap in painting up my Imperial Guard army.

However, 2 weeks ago my boss finally made the right choice of destroying our store-city (it was ugly) and turn the buildings into this system! (I hope he doesn't read this hehehe).

This means that a couple of the kids that regularly visit our store on Saturdays (such as Grumbeard here) went to work together with me and another one of our clubmembers on at least 2 more sections. There will be more, but we kept it to a small number for now so it would actually be finished. (They are already starting to slack off, the buggers!! ;))

Expect pictures in several weeks time! Cheers!

Maarten
25-09-2007, 13:46
Great job! The buildings in the first and second pcitures are my favourites :)

firestorm40k
25-09-2007, 15:29
Why have I not seen this terrain before? It's ace! :) Nice work :cool:

Daniel36
26-09-2007, 15:47
You probably weren't checking this part of the forum half a year ago! ;)
We have a boardgameday this saturday, and no club this friday, so don't expect new pics any time soon... Mayhaps some work in progress stuff.

One of our clubmembers did built a really awesome sandbag bunker out of clay just this week. I'll see if he can upload some pics here!

Daniel36
10-11-2007, 21:09
I took some pictures for my Imperial Guard Log with our Cities of Death scenery. These were also the first pictures that were taken of some of our new Cities of Death pieces. Now these are all in the background, but you can make out most of it, so I hope you enjoy these pictures.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN6983-res.jpg
A small building. Several sandbags have been piled up for protection. (Mostly) Built by Grumbeard Starbreaker.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7002-res.jpg
A big Manufactorum, now lying in waste. It has been stripped clean of equipment, as there was a high risk of explosions. Built by Grumbeard Starbreaker.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN6996-res.jpg
A sideshot of the sandbag bunker. Built up quickly to be used as a station from which the Commander could order his troops. Built by Kina.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN6993-res.jpg
Manufactorum and Bunker. It's a small picture, but you can see how much detail Kina has put into his work.

Enjoy! Today Grumbeard finished yet another piece. It is small and relatively simple, but it's still very nice of him to do this, as he built and painted them for the store. All these new buildings (none of which I built) have really rekindled the flame within me! Now I can't promise I will be building new pieces any time soon, but it will definitly happen again! We still have many interesting ideas!!

Which brings up a good question.

Do you, the viewer, have any ideas we might be able to use? Let me know, our club can always use some good inspiration!!

Have a good night everyone!

aenimosity
10-11-2007, 21:33
Wow! Nice work there guys. I like the look of that red building.

You were saying in your IG log that you wanted to tie the desert boards in with the city boards, and everything in your city is rusted and busted up - why not do a few sections where the desert is enroaching on the city? Sand piling up against buildings, bunkers, retaining walls or whatever... I reckon that'd look really good.

Keep it up.

Daniel36
10-11-2007, 21:43
Hey there man! Long time no posts :D Thanks for stopping by here still!

I was thinking the same thing, but I tried a piece of "desert" and I didn't like how it turned out.... First let the other guys finish up the desert piece, then I'll see what I will do to tie it in more...

A friend of mine came up to me today to discuss a city wall. Turned out we had pretty much the same idea, only he actually has good stuff to use to pull it off! Mayhaps soon you will see a cool city wall too!! :D

joemayhem
12-11-2007, 00:17
Looks cool I wish I had this kind of motivation!

Grumbeard Starbreaker
28-11-2007, 18:51
We should indeed build some kind of city wall daniel.

I think with a few implacements and some turrets it would be lovely.
The sand idea is actually very good and easy to make so I will indeed try that.

Still more to come
I still have 2 buildings at home who are begging for some attention so I better take them with me to the store.

Easy E
30-11-2007, 13:41
I love the tiling effect. Don't forget that interior walls maybe different colors than concrete grey.

Overall, nice work. I love the crashed warbike for debris.

Jan Polder
02-12-2007, 18:33
Daniel,

I also had some ideas for a city wall module to link the City and my desert boards. Shall we get together with everybody who is interested coming friday and work together to figure out what we want? Would be cool to spar a little about it and then work together to build the module. Would speed up the process big time.

Cheers,

Max

E-Dog
03-12-2007, 22:22
Great work, I really like the red building, is that the old fire station?

Daniel36
07-12-2007, 23:07
Unrelated to our Cities of Death project, but nevertheless fun to show, and a good excuse to bump my thread back up! ^_^

I also posted this in my 40K project log. It's something for Necromunda, as we are planning a campaign but don't have any scenery yet.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/nec1.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/nec2.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/nec3.jpg

My webcam really can't take good pictures from afar, so this will have to do...

Cheers!

Daniel36
08-12-2007, 17:30
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7295-r.jpg
In the night, the fallen city is silent.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7296-r.jpg
Dawn breaks, yet the silence remains.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7297-r.jpg
Buildings lay in ruins.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7298-r.jpg
Crashed vehicles dot the streets.

Daniel36
08-12-2007, 17:34
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7299-r.jpg
Where once people laboured, there is only silence and rubble.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7300-r.jpg
Where once people walked, noone walks now.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7301-r.jpg
Not even from this angle!

Daniel36
08-12-2007, 17:35
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7302-r.jpg
Built by Grumbeard and I

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7303-r.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7304-r.jpg
Work in progress

Daniel36
08-12-2007, 17:36
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7307-r.jpg
Built by Grumbeard

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7309-r.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7310-r.jpg
Built by Grumbeard and I

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7311-r.jpg

N810
08-12-2007, 19:37
Very kool I really like the orange building. :D

bugbait_nz
09-12-2007, 01:03
NICE! like that last building! but it looks like the red checkered floor is glowing?!?!

Bugbait out

aenimosity
09-12-2007, 05:35
NICE! like that last building! but it looks like the red checkered floor is glowing?!?!

Bugbait out

I think you're referring to rust. ;)

Nice work boys. What's the go with the brown wall with the craters on it? Is that the start of the desert board? I'm really liking all the different colours you have on these buildings. Very nice touch.

Daniel36
09-12-2007, 12:50
Ha yes, I forgot to mention that! That is indeed the start of our Apocalypse sized desert boards, which we placed there for a darker background.

I ran out of time last night, here is the rest of the slew of pictures we took last saturday!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7312-r.jpg
Another angle

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7313-r.jpg
We were proud of this little bit. A door thrown over the rubble for a walkway!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7314-r.jpg
Built by Kina, our expert scenery builder.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7315-r.jpg
It's one of the older buildings, but fun to show you nevertheless.

Daniel36
09-12-2007, 12:51
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7316-r.jpg
He even gave the bike a flat tire!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7317-r.jpg
Kina's scratch built bunker, now in full detail!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7318-r.jpg
Interior shot.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7319-r.jpg
Showing the top.

Daniel36
09-12-2007, 12:54
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7320-r.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7321-r.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7322-r.jpg

We perfectly mix highly detailed pieces with quick but playable pieces to create what I personally find to be quite a stunning gamingboard that offers everyone what they wish. Some, like Kina, go overboard with awesome little details, whilst others, like me, like to build up stuff quickly, creating a big gaming board quite quickly with awesome centerpieces built by others!

AWESOME!!

Special thanks to Paul for taking the pictures!

Jinja Ninja
09-12-2007, 17:03
That bunker is a great building , how did you construct the sand bags?

Inquisitor Konig
09-12-2007, 19:40
I really like how all the buildings are painted different colors. More personality that way!

Daniel36
10-12-2007, 07:19
@Jinga Ninja: Well, I didn't build it, a friend of mine did, Kina.

He constructed the sandbags from clay. He used the type of clay that dries automatically without having to use an oven. The roof was constructed with plasticard and bits.

@Inquisitor Konig: Yeah we felt so too. When we started out most of the buildings were either grey or black with gold detailing, but that got boring. Now I am not a big fan of the purple building, but the brown, red and greens all work really nicely within the grim look we wanted to portray.

Grumbeard Starbreaker
11-12-2007, 12:08
Well Daniel I realy like the prupel building.

O and by the way how are the roads coming up?

Malchek
11-12-2007, 21:50
excellent log I'll be checking back here to nick um I mean - 'gain inspiration' for my own COD board ;)

Just one question - some of the buildings have superb rubble debris on their bottom floors - any chance you could reveal the technique used for this.....?????

Cheers

Malchek ;)

Daniel36
12-12-2007, 07:43
Heya Malcheck! Thanks for the comment.

About your question; It depends which buildings you mean. These buildings you see here have been built by 3 people. If you mean the building with the Ork bike and the sandbag building, I am afraid I can't really help you, as they have been built by our resident scenery guru, who tends to go overboard on detail. I know he uses a mix of birdsand and GW sand to create a smooth sandy surface, and just lots of bits at exactly the right places.

If you mean all the other buildings, built by Grumbeard and I, that's a different story.

Our club was lucky enough to have a meat grinder. We cut up small bits of sprue and threw it in the meat grinder to create some really nice looking, busted up rubble. Unfortunately the grinder broke, so we're not using it anymore, but that's how we did it.

Leter on we added polysterine to create more realistic looking slopes to the pile, adding sprue bits, bird sand, GW sand and random bits to make it look more real.

So that's basically what you need for some quick, nice looking rubble.

Polysterine - Cut to create piles
Spruebits - Cut up to create rubble
Birdsand - For nice smooth filler... Beware though, it's difficult to paint, as it doesn't stick as well as GW sand does.
GW sand - Has an easier texture to paint
Bits - To create the impression that it's actually rubble from the building

But if you want to know about any one of these buildings in particular, drop us a line here, and we might help you out a little better.

Might as well use this opportunity to update everyone.

Coming Friday I will spend my evening building up a couple more road sections, so we have a full gaming board of 180 by 120 to play on.
Grumbeard is probably taking his gaming piece with him on Saturday, as he has quite a nice looking big building still needing to be finished.

Daniel36
15-12-2007, 22:06
Our resident photographer Paul took some more fun little shots. Here are some detail shots of my Industrial piece.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7389.jpg
Tau secured the Sludge Installation
(Detail shot)

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7396.jpg
"The Tau invite you to climb these stairs!"

Daniel36
15-12-2007, 22:10
And some more detail shots of our newly revamped Manufactorum! Tau by my good friend Wim!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7400.jpg
"Hmmm boss, perhaps we should take a looksee in these here big building?"

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7406.jpg
"Shhhhh!! I think I hear something!"

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7408.jpg
"Just some more stairs sir!"

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7404.jpg
"What a mess"

aenimosity
16-12-2007, 01:31
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/DSCN7396.jpg
"The Tau invite you to climb these stairs!"

Lol. :D I really dig the damage that's been done to the exhaust fan in the second pic of the manufactorum. It's the little things like that that make things zing.

Daniel36
18-12-2007, 07:41
Lol, that was actually glue residue as there was a pipe attached to it that people completely molested. We took it off and weren't bothered to repair the thing! But thanks for liking it!! :D

aenimosity
18-12-2007, 09:08
*runs and hides from embarassment* :p;)

bugbait_nz
18-12-2007, 20:14
Nice and big, just how I like it, and it looks like it is all useable as well!
Its nice to have mountains of rubble but if your minis cant stand up then its just a pain, yours looks just right.

Bugbait out

Daniel36
18-12-2007, 20:28
We're going to playtest this, and some of our other scenery, this Friday, as we have a small 40K tournament planned. I hope our good friend Paul or someone else is going to be there to take pictures, that would be nice! I'm hoping some people who usually don't bring their 40K army will come and play this with us, so we can take some shots with other miniatures besides my Vindar 136th...

Daniel36
02-01-2008, 16:04
Dare I post an update? Well, it's not MUCH of an update... I drybrushed 3 new pieces of (some MUCH needed) roadsections... Still needs the detailing, but the gamingboard is so much more playable now!! I also laid out some unpainted sections of road just to see how it would feel, and it looks great already, so I am hoping to get some time to finish more road sections sometime soon... But you know how it is, scenery hardly ever gets enough attention as I also have plenty of other crap lying around attacking me to be painted!!! *SIGH*

Anyways, here are some pics, along with several pictures showing my army actually battling another army! I PLAYED A BATTLE!! THE WORLD IS GOING INSANE!! (I am not much of a gamer sadly)

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_007.jpg
A Fire Prism is ready to launch its searing bolt into one of my regiments, blasting them all bar the sergeant to kingdom come.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_008.jpg
Whilst my Sentinels are desperatly trying to take it out with some heavy fire!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_010.jpg
The bulk of my army advancing towards the enemy.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_011.jpg
The enemy!

Daniel36
02-01-2008, 16:08
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_012.jpg
I got some really lucky shots early in the game. One of his fast flyers flew right into my army, and he claimed I had a 0.36 or something percent chance of taking it down (As I needed all 6's to take it down)...

Imagine our surprise when I rolled only 6's with I think my Hellhound, not only taking down his ship, but also killing pretty much all his Fire Dragons.. He had only 2 left, which subsequently destroyed my Hellhound just to be funny!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_014.jpg
I made a daring move with my Chimera and the men inside.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_015.jpg
They got killed... In the last turn of the game (I think it was turn 5, he had to leave) I killed off his Avatar.


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_016.jpg
Yeah, can't remember what happened here...

Daniel36
02-01-2008, 16:11
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_017.jpg
Then the little blighter took down the cannon of my Leman Russ.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_018.jpg
See?

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j107/DanielBrouwer/IMAGE_019.jpg

Well, those were the pictures. I hope you enjoyed looking at them. I think our city is starting to shape up reaheaaaal nice!

Cheers everyone!

bugbait_nz
02-01-2008, 19:10
Like the road sections, the patchy paint job looks good. The whole city is great!
Piles of rubble, craters and vehicle wrecks next for the roads?

Bugbait out

Daniel36
03-01-2008, 09:12
Hey there Bugbait,

I am hoping to buy some of those lovely GW Craters sometime soon, I have an old Eldar jetbike, destroyed Leman Russ and an incomplete Fire Prism lying around, so I guess we could do some destroyed vehicle stuff, yeah! Oh and of course we have the wreck from the Macragge set.... Plenty of stuff to build!

cailus
30-10-2008, 04:08
Awesome terrain! I like it a lot. Great usage of the GW kits.

I especially liked the pciture of all the buildings lined up together to create a laneway. A long term project of mine is to create a more compacted city where vehicles struggle to operate. Part of it's going to be slums ala those found in the 3rd world.

Daniel36
30-10-2008, 08:49
Thanks for the kind words!!

If you are going to build a tightly packed city, I would advise to use a system similar to ours. The fun thing about modular is, the boards don't necessarily have to all be the same size. You could insert really small road (or pavement) sections half the breadth of what your pieces are, as long as you have another piece somewhere else to make it all fit again.

That's actually going to be my next project. We have plenty of buildings right now (though several more interesting ones wouldn't be a bad thing), and we have a couple of wide road sections almost finished, so now I want some small lanes in between some of the buildings, as it has become slightly too cramped for real fun play right now!

The table sees some excellent usage though, which I am very happy about! Perhaps some more pictures of games being played would be cool! We also have some other (bigger) CoD parts that are very old but now seem to get used a bit more often again! There are no pictures of those yet.

Wolf Scout Ewan
01-11-2008, 01:31
Great Scenery Dan! Any plans for anything else?

matskye
01-11-2008, 14:04
That's amazingly well build, it looks really great.

Daniel36
02-11-2008, 17:38
Wolf Scout Ewan: At the moment I am busy working on some projects for a tournament and painting competition next week. Once that's out of the way, I am going to finish painting the road sections, bwcause we have a 40K tournament planned for January, and the Cities of Death board is going to be one of the boards to be played on.

Matskye: Thanks!! It's not all me though, remember that. It's a group effort! I probably only did about half of it, a little less even. I do enjoy posting all the pictures though!

tcraigen
06-12-2008, 22:34
I like your use of colour on buildings, makes for a more lively and interesting collection.

Daniel36
05-01-2009, 10:16
How about a small update?

Here are some pictures of a battle in progress.

I have, in the last week, painted up 4 more road sections, though they are not finished, and a friend helped me with adding those stripes on some road sections that were already drybrushed.

Also, some kids apparantly made a new section, which I think is shown on these photos (I'm just copy pasting). It's one with a crashed tank.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/clubavonden/DSC_0208.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/clubavonden/DSC_0209-1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/clubavonden/DSC_0210-1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/clubavonden/DSC_0212-1.jpg

Daniel36
05-01-2009, 10:18
Let's of course not forget the craters our photographer made. Also shown here!!

This city is shaping up ever so slowly but most definitely nicely, don't you think?

I have also worked on another table, but we don't have pictures of that yet. I will see if I can take some pictures of that table in about two weeks and show you guys.


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/clubavonden/DSC_0215.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/clubavonden/DSC_0216-1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/clubavonden/DSC_0218.jpg

Enjoy!

9Niels
07-01-2009, 17:13
Cool Daniel, the table looks a lot more playable than it was before. Looking forward to try it out at the tourney next week!

Daniel36
12-01-2009, 15:40
I chanced upon several pictures taken by a clubmember of a battle we fought several months ago.

It was Ultramarines and my Vindar 136th Imperial Guards versus a Tau army and the (no doubt for the occasion) traitorous Toynbe 42nd Imperial Guards.

They are some really cool shots of our Cities of Death table in action!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/PA290467.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/PA290469.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/PA290474.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/PA290478.jpg

Daniel36
12-01-2009, 15:42
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/PA290480.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/PA290482.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/PA290484.jpg

Enjoy, and thanks for watching!

Mordant 33
12-01-2009, 16:39
Nice looking board and army. Would love to play on that. Can you get some closeups of those green Cadians? They look great. Maybe a color breakdown?

Daniel36
12-01-2009, 19:22
Well, they're not mine, but I can redirect you to the log of the person who did them.
http://warhammerveer.proboards79.com/index.cgi?board=sciencelogs&action=display&thread=178

Mind you, the posts are Dutch, but the forum buttons English, so you won't have difficulties browsing through.

Ingold Toynbe
15-01-2009, 12:31
I can post finally! Looks great Daniel, especially those green Cadians! (Oops, their're mine!)

@Daniel: Het is gelukt! :D

Some pics of a battle in may 2008. Again my army were called 'heretics' by some wicked Black Templars, so i have to fight them to get my honour back.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/P5090221.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Ingold/P5090225.jpg

Daniel36
15-01-2009, 15:49
Those green bases just scare me... Tom should seriously repaint those... It would make his Marines so much nicer.

Wolf Scout Ewan
15-01-2009, 18:11
I love the wide roads... a great selection of pieces!! You can never get bored of that kind of board... unless you want to build something different!

Daniel36
15-01-2009, 18:13
I actually JUST finished 4 more road sections!

Next up are smaller alleyway roads. We really need more space, and we want to use it for bigger battles too, so. But yeah, tomorrow we will take some pictures of the board as it looks now, with all the new road sections. It really is something special!

Stay tuned!

Since it's a tournament we're playing, I'm hoping that we will also get some action shots of different armies duking it out! I also made a new, martian themed board, to go with my camo scheme, and I will get some pics of that in my other log as well!

movin_pics
18-01-2009, 05:16
wow cool table, i think with the allyways you should do ones where you only fit say a rhino or thinner through for ambushing, that would be cool

Daniel36
18-01-2009, 17:25
Yeah that is indeed the plan. I might not even do roads, just alleyways, so it is indeed going to be ambushy fun!

Thanks for the comment.

Daniel36
22-01-2009, 17:56
Hey everyone.

Last week, our club held a 40K tournament, that also saw our Cities of Death gaming table in action. I also managed to finish 4 new road sections, which are used here. Unfortunately I found out we screwed up a little on one section, but nothing major!

Anyhoo, these pictures are also in my regular project log, but I figured they ought to be here as well, especially for all the scenery lovers out there.

Enjoy!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/40k%20toernooi2009/DSC_0485.jpg
Me contemplating a move. Not even posing here. I look retarded.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/40k%20toernooi2009/DSC_0469.jpg
My men running towards the enemy. Now that I look at it, I actually REALLY like that simple grey building with the checkered floor! I might even do some more of those. They add a very claustrophobic and impersonal feel to the city, which I kinda like. I am working on Epic: Armageddon stuff as well, and I think this type of building would work really well in that scale. What do you guys think?

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/40k%20toernooi2009/DSC_0522.jpg
Cool city shot. I got massacred this game by Orks. They went on to win the tournament as well! All in all it was a fun evening. We had 3 battles, of which I lost the first, had the second game end in a close draw, though I almost won, and managed to win the third game. All in all not bad.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/bretonniaholland/40k%20toernooi2009/DSC_0571.jpg
For your viewing pleasure, a view of all the tables.

Beatomadic
02-02-2009, 21:24
May I ask you how you made your tiled floor, I really like it and would love to use it on some of my projects. Great stuff by the way.

Daniel36
04-02-2009, 15:50
Hey Beatomadic,

Thanks for the comment. The tiled floor is done by using a milling machine. If you don't know what that is, here is a pic of the one I use.

http://www.mhcrafters.com/catalog/38472_1.jpg

Basically, we use MDF tiles, from which we cut out the patterns of the floor tiles, giving it a really nice look.

By the way, I checked your log real quick, and I absolutely LOVE what you did with that computer fan thing! Really nice!

Beatomadic
04-02-2009, 19:42
Hey Beatomadic,

Thanks for the comment. The tiled floor is done by using a milling machine. If you don't know what that is, here is a pic of the one I use.

http://www.mhcrafters.com/catalog/38472_1.jpg

Basically, we use MDF tiles, from which we cut out the patterns of the floor tiles, giving it a really nice look.

By the way, I checked your log real quick, and I absolutely LOVE what you did with that computer fan thing! Really nice!

Thanks, I was hoping to add the same sort of tiled floor to it but crap... that would be A LOT of work, but I am now tempted to try it :evilgrin: ,I know another name for the milling machine that we use in Canada is a Dremel it is a company name but it is like the only one. Thanks for the ideas though can't want to see more of your stuff.

Daniel36
04-02-2009, 20:22
Hey there,

I know the name Dremel. The biggest difference between a Dremel machine and a Proxxon machine is that the Proxxon one has adjustable speeds, which is kinda nice.

Anyhoo, if this is not for you, you can always cut out small tiles of plasticard! Works wonders!! We chose this method because it seemed like a good idea at the time, but it is very timeconsuming, and if you rush it, it won't come out as good as it could.... So it has its pros and cons.

Whirligig beetle
04-02-2009, 20:48
Thats a nice club gaming room you have there, do you rent it for the day and have the heavier boards in storage till they are used?

Daniel36
05-02-2009, 11:48
No, actually, the day we held the tournament was about a week before the store had an open day, so they had already cleaned up their storage space to accomodate people. Usually this place is used for item storage.

I worked at this store for about 3 years and I was one of the people to start up the club. We don't have to pay any rent, but since the store owner opens his shop during club night, he doesn't really mind. As we ask a small fee from people that come to clubnights, and with that money we sometimes buy stuff to hand out in lotteries or for competition prizes, which is our way of stil making it attractive for him. It helps that he is a Wargamer as well. :D

Hialmar
20-02-2009, 02:32
Your terrain is very good and you can tell you have put quite a bit of time into it. I also love the paint job on your IG, nice to see a different guard look out there.

Daniel36
31-03-2009, 09:50
Hey everyone,

Work on our city has grounded to a standstill these past months... That's alright though, as other scenery pieces have been added instead.

Anyhoo, this is not an update on new pieces, but to show you that people are still happy fighting over these ruins, I figured it would also be cool to show you some atmospheric battle shots!

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/goth_yvonne/Warhammer/clubavond%2027-3/IMG_1635.jpg
Tau disembark near the remains of a shot down Imperial aircraft.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/goth_yvonne/Warhammer/clubavond%2027-3/IMG_1639.jpg
As Drones race through the shadowy back alleys.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/goth_yvonne/Warhammer/clubavond%2027-3/IMG_1723.jpg
These Marines will have nothing of it though.

Thanks for watching, and if you have any suggestions, do tell, so we can make this board a lot cooler!

Oh, and this thread has just had its birthday. Last week it turned 2! So happy birthday to our thread! Whoohooooooo!!!

aenimosity
31-03-2009, 12:54
This makes me want to get around to redoing my own CoD board. Maybe I might add some colour to it this time. :D

Those Tau models look great btw. Whoever owns them did a good job.

9Niels
31-03-2009, 13:24
Thanks, they're mine :)

Daniel36
05-04-2009, 17:59
He painted them, I own them... On the battlefield!! Muwhahaha...

Actually, that's a lie. What is it, one loss and one draw? Or two losses already and one draw? No wins though...

9Niels
06-04-2009, 08:52
a massacre and a tactical draw.

:p

Daniel36
06-04-2009, 11:51
No need to go into details there, now! Let's just keep it at: 1 Loss - 1 Draw

:D

Definitly one of the better games though! Expect newly painted Sentinels (with, you've guessed it, close combat weaponry) very soon in my own project log!!

Death to those blasted Ba'Ta Tau!

Uncle Mel
12-05-2009, 15:23
Hi daniel, just read the whole topic and i must say all the scenery looks great. i also checked out the your clubforum and it looks really proffessional. I live in amstelveen which is an hour away with public transportation so i might check your club out sometime, is it an open club?

anyway, keep up the good work

Mel

Daniel36
15-05-2009, 12:49
Hey Uncle Mel, sorry for the late reply. Yes it is an open club. We do charge a small fee, but not for first timers, so you can always come and check it out to see if it's something for you.

You are more than welcome to come and play on our CoD board. If you open an account on our forum you can ask people if they wanna play, so you don't show up for nothing!

Thanks for the kind words! :D