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    Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    So after a move and more storage room I plan on doing more terrain. When City Fight first came out many editions ago I build an entire Cityscape (8' x 4') out of 1' x 1' tiles.










    For many years these have been moved from house to house and seen a fair bit of damage (due to storage, gaming accidents, disapproving better halves). So it is time to restore or replace them.

    The long painting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    I do like seeing a good cityfight table Looking forward to seeing your renovation efforts

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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Oh yeah... your table definitely has that 3rd ed Cityfight vibe to it. Brings back memories...
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    CB,

    I remember you doing that table way back and I still have some of the signage you used.
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Quote Originally Posted by DeathCat147 View Post
    I do like seeing a good cityfight table Looking forward to seeing your renovation efforts
    Thank you DeathCat147
    Quote Originally Posted by Codsticker View Post
    Oh yeah... your table definitely has that 3rd ed Cityfight vibe to it. Brings back memories...
    Yes, although all the miniatures in the photos I have long since sold off.
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    CB,

    I remember you doing that table way back and I still have some of the signage you used.
    Colonel Jacka, great, I am going to try and save as much as I can.

    So the first thing I am going to build is a road, as putting the roads on the tiles limited how they could be put together. Saw a great tutorial here.

    Part way through two sections of regular road. This is the in between layer which sits over the base chipboard and below the road surface foam card.

    Two sections of cratered road. Again at stage two where I have the base of chipboard and the first raised portions that will sit below the road surface.

    Here are two straight road sections with the foam card added and the gutters.

    Here are all six sections in progress. I did this for efficiency in construction so that as I finished a pair of roads with glue, I let it dry and moved to the next pair.


    More to come.

    The long painting and converting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Very interesting approach. Should work out great.
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Watched the vid a very interesting method for roads.
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Thanks guys.

    So here are the results of the first batch.



    Only main flaw was that I was a little aggressive cutting back the ends of the foam card road ends. At some point in the future I will build some of the 6 inch lengths and a T section.

    The long painting and converting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Looking sharp CB. It will be great to see them with an intersection- then they will really start to look like roads.
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Darn ! Ive missed tis thread totally

    Those roads look great, CB ! How did you do the gutter ?
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Thank you Codsticker and SDKFZ.

    Quote Originally Posted by SDKFZ View Post
    How did you do the gutter ?
    Regular cardboard strips for the bottom and for the sides strips of chip board, about 5mm high. Then hot glue up the outside and that covered in sand.

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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Road have come out looking really good.
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Nice work, the gutter really lifts them. Maybe do some other colour in the craters and the outside? It's very monochromatic at the moment. But then I don't know which planet it's on, and if that matters.
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Thanks mrtn,

    Speaking of colour, here is the first building repatriated from my old City Fight table. It was selected first as it fell off a shelf and the tile base shattered.









    Now separated into two sections and mounted on a chip board base that lets me us tabs to lock it together. This was one of the cardboard and tape jobs. I think is needs a much lighter drybrush of white to represent dust.

    What do people think?

    The long painting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Mounting on chip board is a good idea. Yeah, I think you are right- a light drybrush with Fortress grey or equivalent here and there would be a good touch.
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Cheers, CB New building looking great so far
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Thanks guys.

    In the meantime, I found this great old Necromunda terrain site with a Ventilator made out of almost entirely bits you have at home and I just had to try it.

    Link All credit goes to this completely made builder - Mister Sean Patten.
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    Now I do not have all the parts on hand, but figured I could use something similar...the hardest thing to locate was a radio cassette and case. :question: Sourced from one of my gaming buddies.:waaagh:
    So I am going to start building that next with what I have, for what I am missing I am going to improvise a little.

    I should have taken a photo prior to building, but I was too excited to start once I paid for lunch to get some old audio cassette tapes with boxes

    List of parts Listed by Mister Sean Patten
    One Manufactorum building panel (I did not have this so I have used a cut-up Necromunda wall)
    One intact floor panel (I did not have this so I cut a square out of 0.60 mm plastic card)
    Two flying buttress from the Basilica sprue
    Ladder
    One pipe half (I did not have this so I used an old mechanical pencil)
    One bulkhead, the narrow strip with rivets on it
    One globe style light
    One small eagle support
    One small exhaust detail
    Two PVC pipe couplers size 3/4"
    Two CPVC 45 degree elbows size 1/2"
    One CPVC 90 degree elbow size 1/2"
    Three plastic clothes pegs at least 3" long
    One juice bottle Lid and the snap ring below the lid
    Two pop-up water bottle tops
    And of course one audio cassette tape with box

    Now I started to deviate a bit from Sean's instructions almost immediately because I knew that cutting old plastic with a razor saw would be very difficult once glued together and the plastic is so old and fragile that I would not be using a clipper on it.

    To make my first saw as straight as possible I used the edge of the clear screen as a guide.

    As I did not have the Manufactorum building panel and could not measure I decided to maximize the amount of detail in the half of the cassette tape that was going to be displayed...so perhaps mine would be a little higher, I checked and it was still lower than the cassette case. I also wanted the hole for the cassette reel to fit with the CPVC 90 degree elbow
    [img]https://i.imgur.com/RgnPNGS.jpg?1[img]

    Then using my Necromunda bulkhead as a bracket I glued two halves of the cassette together and used the horizontal side as my guide for the next sawing.

    Again slow and steady wins the race as the plastic is so brittle.


    Finished that cut.

    Now I have the L of one side and the lower roof of the station.


    Now looking at the lower roof that would support the two 45 degree CPVC "vents" I noticed my cassette tape inside had some extra bits that would keep parts from being flat, so I used two halves of a plastic clothes peg and cut out portions to fit snuggly and added a piece of plastic card with some spare to fit around the cassette reel holes.



    Happy with the fit I glued my L to the cassette case and the 90 degree PVC pipe.



    The two 45 degree COVC "vents" with the reels from the inside of the cassette fitted.


    More to come as the long painting and converting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Very clever! I look forward to seeing more CB.
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    CB I like this kit bash. A model with no kit to bash.
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    Re: Captain Brown Builds Terrain

    Thank you gentlemen,

    If I had not seen the build I would never have thought there were so many useful parts inside a cassette.

    Now that I had a basic structure I started dry fitting some parts to see how they would fit together.


    The two flying buttresses and the removal of some of the detail that will be covered by the side vents.


    Side vents with the caps of the pop-up bottle tops removed.


    Start of the rear vent that I used plastic card instead of the tile recommended.


    Now all but the rear and angled top vents glued on. The terrain now has some weight to it.


    For the angled vents I ended up adding the little parts that came out when I removed the tape.


    Angled vents glued on and another clothes peg cut up for end detail and some of the Imperial icons.


    Two more clothes pegs, ladder, part of a plastic pencil, lamp, old Hunter Killer Missiles hatch ends and other parts added.


    Other angles, now I still have to complete the rear vents and add it for more structural strength.


    More to come.

    The long painting and converting war continues...

    CB
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    Interested in buying OOP metal Sisters of Battle with Standards and metal Eldar Dire Avenger Exarchs - Selling Metal Bretonnians, Painted Elysian and Tau Armies, plus loads of painted WFB Empire Units/Heroes and other bits for 40K and terrain

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