Wednesday, 6 March 2013

2'x2' City ruins




As promised, here is a quick layout I put together with my cork ground modules, cork ruined walls, and Proxie models plastic ruins sections. This does not include any of my 10 or so intact buildings or my straight road piece, so I think I have more than enough city ruins terrain for the time being!

I have another pack of 2 story corner ruin sprue still sealed, so I think I'll slap that together next while I'm dirtying up my intact buildings.

Speaking of dirtying up, the streets definitely need some shell holes and grime... They are much too clean for the rest of my scenery. No big deal though, I originally wanted them to be useful for a clean city. Pshaw to that though!

Coming up next (once I get a chance to do the final highlight and some daylight for photography) the final addition to my Khurasan Exterminator army. What could it be?...

25 comments:

  1. Man, this is beautiful! I can almost hear the rumble of a small armored team; hear some scouts yelling (?); and the "Click Click" of power-on switches, as an ambush unit of guerrilla-troops hunker-down amongst the ruins, power-up for some early morning mayhem. EXTERMINATION!

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    1. Thank you Jay, glad you enjoyed it :)Once again your prose is inspirational!

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  2. I'm sick with envy of your skill and patience to that such lovely terrain. I wish I had something similar for my X-Com project.

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    1. Thank you Javier! You know this was partially inspired by playing the new X-com game recently. I thought it was great!
      I'm sure you could manage a layout like this if you had the time.. It's really just a lot of painting. The modeling is quite simple.

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    2. Oh! I didn't mention that I'm a lazy bastard! ;-)

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  3. This looks great!

    I've got 8 cork tiles ready for work. I just need to get together with my buddy and his 8 tiles to make sure everything is compatible. Such a great idea!

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with Ep!

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  4. Yes the roads definately need some dirty love. Even new roads only look new for about a year. To shell out the roads, you could dig all the way through, then put a backer piece of card or styrene, then rubble up the inside. It gives you extra depth for deeper craters, without worrying about a punch through. And random strewn rubble and shelled out cars or vehicles also help.

    I can't wait to try this in 15mm. I have 28mm ruined town down pat. 15mm should be a new challenge.

    Love the whole thing. Looks great.

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    1. Thanks LA, and that's a good idea. I'm going to try to just scrape holes first and then resort to backers if I bust through. Your idea makes a lot of sense, I'm just lazy as hell and don't like having to cut things straight :) Yet another reason I use 12" square cork tiles straight out of the packet!

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    2. YEah. Cork makes the best fresh urban rubble. Looks even better in 15mm.

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  5. Looks great! Like you said though, the contrast between the streets and ruins is a bit stark. Perhaps a few modular "slumps of ruined buildings" cascading onto the streets could go some way to tying the two together, as well as adding some extra areas of low cover?

    Cheers
    Dave

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    1. Cheers Dave! Yes I was thinking the same thing. I think I need some way to do street trash as well. I may paint some on and make some small flattish clumps of old newspapers and other detritus. I've been meaning to sculpt some rotten sofas and mattresses one of these days too.

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  6. I would love to game on that table. Looks great!

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    1. It's a crime that I haven't played a single game on this yet. I have so little usable time! (I have almost every evening free, but I'm so exhausted after work I usually can't manage getting a game together)

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  7. Looking really nice there, though I must admit it's a bit too ruined for my taste. Still a great board.

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    1. Hehe... Not ruined enough for me yet! I know what you mean though Ace. This board was supposed to be an intact town but I just couldn't come up with anything that looked right to go on it... Been making ruins too long!
      There are some very nice MDF houses from 4Ground available that have been tempting me.

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  8. Great looking board mate :)

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  9. All of the above. It really looks the business, Spacejacker. Any AARs on the way?

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    1. Thanks GR! Yes, I absolutely must break this thing in. I will try to have at least 1 game by the end of the week. I have come up with a lightweight ruleset that blends ItEN and the Sacre Bleau turn system and it's about ready to try!
      If I don't, please berate me in the comments section until I do... I must break this streak!

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    2. Well, I always try to do as I am asked!!

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  10. Looking forward to the AAR too. I have seen cork used before (Matakishi), but it seems tailor made for creating ruins.

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  11. Looks nice, a little to blank think it needs some more shrubs and ivy.

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  12. Looks GREAT! Although roads don't really add all that much from a rules perspective they certainly help to pull the terrain together and make the table look real.

    I think I've managed to find some cork (it's pretty rare in Sweden these days. Haha!) so I'll be trying my hand at some cork buildings...

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    1. You found useable cork in sweden? Been searching like crazy for it but all I found is like super expensive cork office boards.

      Btw, great terrain SJ!

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