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Finished: Silo

It may have taken some time to do it, but now the silo is finally finished.

Overview of the building

 

It’s been great fun building it, and a learning experience. The shed was made of some sort of house from a craft store, with the intention to save me some time. With the protocol in hand, I can see that scratchbuilding it like I wanted it would have taken less time because of the tough material it was made of. Balsa wood or foamboard would have been a better idea. Here are some more pictures from different angles:

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WIP: Rural buildings

At the moment I have several buildings in the pipe. It’s a long pipe though, since one of these buildings was mentionen in this post over a year ago. Here is some work in progress pictures of three of those buildings.

Silo prepared with sand

First out is some pictures of the silo. Nothing fancy here, the parts comprise of:

  • cardboard, corrugated and regular
  • space hulk sprue
  • straws
  • matches and tooth picks
  • CD-tower base
  • scavenged plastic parts

The whole piece was then primed with black spray paint as seen here. I have begun the painting and I think I’ll go for an abandoned look.

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Thrift store jackpot

Thrift store jackpot

Yesterday I went to a local thrift store to leave off some stuff from my basement clearance for charities sake. While I was there, I was also hoping to find some cheap plastic playsets in a usable scale, which could be used for conversions. I like to convert plastic buildings, because they often have some type of detailing, which saves me the time and effort to make it myself. Old and/or broken playsets are an excellent starting points for this task and they usually come very cheap too.

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Graveyard & Church Dice Tower

Church and Graveyard

Well this didn’t go exactly according to plan. I thought this post would be about the upcoming Silo building, but as you can see I had more interest in finishing the Graveyard.

Modern setting or fantasy; there’s always room for a church and a graveyard. The church makes for an interesting building to explore, and in this particular case also helps with dice rolling. A graveyard is a good terrain filler, acting as an open area which you can see through, but still giving hard cover. A graveyard can also serve as a spawn point for zombies, which makes it dangerous to cross it or be nearby.

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Finished: Dust Tactics terrain 2 and Turbine

Turbine, entrance view

This is the latest additions to my Dust Tactics terrain.

The first piece is a turbine, which can be used as a mission objective. This post describes the different parts it’s made from. All in all this was a fun project, and I found good use for some of the Fenris barrels I have stocked up on. I think they add a lot to the industrial vibe of the Turbine piece, as well as to the wasteland vibe of the smaller terrain pieces.

Turbine, air intake

Turbine, notice the control panel in the background

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WIP: Dust Tactics Turbine

Turbine primed and ready

 

I’m currently working on expanding my Dust Tactics terrain. This is a sneak peek on one of the terrain pieces I’m working on. I reckon this could be an industrial turbine, or perhaps some sort of air intake to the secret base. Looks like an objective to me!

Stuff seen in the pictures:

  • barrels from Fenris Games
  • toilet rolls
  • CD jewel case
  • ketchup spout
  • spaghetti (!)
  • drinking straws
  • pin protectors from different computer cables
  • parts from an old backup robot
  • Different angle

 

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Update: Luigu’s Restaurant

Close-up of Luigi’s Restaurant

Some updated pictures of Luigi’s Restaurant. I’ve added a table and a pair of chairs, made from balsa wood, matchsticks and a the top from a shampoo bottle. The trash can and the fire post is from Mega Minis if my memory serves me right.

Overview of Luigi’s Restaurant

 

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Warehouse

Warehouse placed on the platform

This warehouse was finished in 2010. It’s actually made up of three separate buildings  which may be connected in several ways, or they can be used alone. I also made a platform on which the buildings can be placed upon. The buildings are made from cardboard boxes.

Warehouse side view on the platform

Houses separated, without the platform

Warehouse close-up

 

 

 

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Modern apartment buildings

Modular modern apartments

 

This is a terrain project that was started this summer, and finished during the fall.

It all began when I stumbled over some empty CD jewel cases in the trash, and had the idea of using it for something. I didn’t know what to use it for at the time.

I disassembled the cases and started fiddling with the parts. I came to realize that this could make a decent foundation for some modern apartment buildings. I decided to make the buildings with only three walls and an open back. This would make movement of miniatures in the buildings easier,  and I figured that buildings placed at the edges of the table wouldn’t need a back anyway.

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Finished: Modern buildings

The villa

I’ve finished the modern buildings!

The Cars playset is now converted into a restaurant.

Originally I wanted to name the place Paco’s Tacos, Luigi’s Pizza or perhaps even the Winchester. But I decided to go for the more generic Luigi’s Restaurant. This also gave me the advantage to keep most of the old sign. In the future, I will probably add a table and a pair of chairs to the entrance of the restaurant.

Luigi’s restaurant

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