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    Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Hello,

    So my brother and me are finally starting our own Cityfight board, not with the CoD buildings from GW though. But the buildings from Amera this because the buildings from Amera give me a more cityfight feeling, and it looks like there actually lived people in the past.
    Anyways here are most of the materials i'll be using for the project.

    • 1 kg of slate
    • Razor wire
    • Lots and lots of bitz for detailing etc.
    • Old painted Leman Russ
    • 3 sheets of 1,5mm plasticard
    • Repair paste
    • PVC pipes
    • Chaos Black spray
    • Roughcoat*
    • Amera buildings
    • Modelling Sand*
    • PVA glue*
    • 4x6ft. wooden plate* (still need to buy it)

    *= not in picture

    And here's the first building assembled:

    I had a problem with the Roughcoat, but today i'll get a new one from GW..

    I will post more updates in the weekend!

    cheers,

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    Last edited by Pfreck; 20-01-2007 at 14:01.

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Haven't seen these buildings before, one to watch!

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Light of the emperor made a good cityfight board earlier. So if u need any ideas look at his. Sorry not sure of a link.

    My fav logs are cityfight building logs mainly
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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Thanks..

    Got a little update, I assembled the factory. It still needs a lot of work.
    I'll add; Slate, roughcoat, rubble, razorwire, Oil tank, extra details (dead guardsmen) etc.
    Anyways here's the picture:


    Cheers!
    Last edited by Pfreck; 18-01-2007 at 14:51.

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    That factory looks really nice. Better than GWs IMO. I will be interested to see what it looks like detailed and painted.

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    Good start! I used Amera buildings as well because they are inexpensive and have some neat designs. I was able to convince Amera to add buttresses to their buildings for a more gothic look.
    What's your planned layout or will all of the pieces be movable?
    I'll be watching this thread with interest. Best of luck.

    Liamrob mentioned my table. There's a link to it in my sig.

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    Wow, the Amera stuff is awesome! And so cheap too. I'd love to build up a proper cityfight board with them, if only I had somewhere to put it.

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Looks really good so far, I will watch with interest.

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    Great, I love the amera stuff. I will also watch this with much interest...I've recently had my grandfather cut up 36 1' squares of mdf board for my own modular cityfight board...so any inspiration I can gather from your project or assist with will be great.

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Thanks everyone for the great comments,

    Quote Originally Posted by Light of the Emperor View Post
    What's your planned layout or will all of the pieces be movable?
    They will be modular, so I'll have more varity.. There will be a road, so it'll be the same 'pattern' but the buildings are still movable..
    Thanks LotE, Thanks to you I discovered Amera, ofcourse I know your thread, it gave me so much inspiration.

    Quote Originally Posted by 75hastings69 View Post
    I will be interested to see what it looks like detailed and painted.
    Thanks, I think I'll add the Adeptus Mechanicus logo from Forgeworld, as soon as I know a way to pay it without having a Credit Card..
    And I'll add wires etc.

    There will be updates tomorrow or in the weekend..

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Pfreck; 17-01-2007 at 16:40.

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Update time!

    As you can see I sprayed it with Roughcoat, and I have to say that it feels awesome! I really has more structure.. Thanks LotE for the tip you send me via PM a while ago..
    Worked some more on the Factory, added slate, modelling sand, a barricade/fuel dump, razor wire, and extra details.





    I'll add more sand once this is dry, I think I'm going to undercoat it by tomorrow,

    Comments please..
    Last edited by Pfreck; 20-01-2007 at 14:26.

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    The tiny eagel emblem from the IG vehicle accessory sprue is a nice touch on the building's face. That barricade is a great touch!

    ...may I ask what tip LotE gave? It may be of some use to me in the near future...

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Quote Originally Posted by scrubout View Post
    The tiny eagel emblem from the IG vehicle accessory sprue is a nice touch on the building's face. That barricade is a great touch!

    ...may I ask what tip LotE gave? It may be of some use to me in the near future...

    -peace out
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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Light of the Emperor
    Oh, instead of pouring sand on the buildings like I did, GW now has that roughcoat spray...perfect for drybrushing these buildings.
    The Factory will be undercoated by tomorrow, hopefully it's going to be painted tomorrow..

    More to come..

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Would you please tell me how the paint sticks on the ALMERA buildings 'cause one of my friends has a whole bunch of those indeed nice pieces but we had the problem GW's spray paints don't stick on the surface!

    They are chipping away. Roughcoat or sanding the models first did not help either.

    We also washed with soap before assembling and painting and let it dry. Still it did not stick on.

    We really like Almera's range of buildings but the paintjob problems are sad.

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Try this .... http://www.amera.co.uk/painting.php

    Another I've found with some of the Amera stuff is that you need to stick to a board and leaves a cavity underneath it is prone to the paint cracking as the plastic flexes. Thing to do is before priming, cut a few small slits and fill with expanding polystyrene foam, the sort you get in aerosol cans from DIY/hardware stores. Fills the cavity. Once dry any excess trim away with a knife.


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    I actually haven't had any problems with paint chipping.
    Try using automobile primer. A lot of people use it for forgeworld because it has better adhesive qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light of the Emperor View Post
    I actually haven't had any problems with paint chipping.
    Try using automobile primer. A lot of people use it for forgeworld because it has better adhesive qualities.
    Oh? A good idea. I will try this sort of spray paint and read the FAQ section of Almera once again.

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    The buildings will look awesome too.
    The GW building accessory sprue and FW's brass eagles are your best friends. They add an instant 40K look to your table.

    You can get a lot of inspiration from Dawn of War battlefields and those in Fire Warrior (yes I am referring to that game). One thing they both share are the massive banners hanging from the buildings. Simply pick a color that looks best, add a FW eagle and your set! Note that you want a heavy fabric which won't stretch or fall apart as you cut it.
    Another thing that not many cityfight tables include are trees and grass. If you think about it, almost every city has trees lining the main roads, or built parks, etc. I would think the imperium is the same way. The trees can be decimated by war, but even then, they'll add some color to a board that is usually nothing but greys and browns.
    As for roads, if you want to invest in your board and go all out: dollhouse flooring. I used their kitchen flooring which forms hexagonal stones...much like the streets of old Europe...sorta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light of the Emperor View Post

    (...) dollhouse flooring. I used their kitchen flooring which forms hexagonal stones...much like the streets of old Europe...sorta.
    Dollhouse flooring.... Can't help myself in thinking of the look of a special etablissement of Adult Entertainment The Dollhouse-parties are quite popular

    Back to topic: Still a good idea.

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    Re: Aeternus VII - 4x6 ft. Cityfight board

    Nice stuff, AND it's stocked in the local gaming supplies place in town..I shall be there to pick some up next week

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