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Title: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on August 24, 2017, 07:20:48 PM
So since about 1992, inspired by the beautiful illustrations and the various dioramas, I've wanted to play the best game GW ever made (clue is in the title) in actual 3D, just like it said on the box - "3D Roleplay" remember?

Since 2009 (when I got my first real bonus) I've started collecting the materials to do it. It's a mishmash of GW cities of death etc, mantic warzone, that biochem plant kit whose manufacturer escape me, random resin, a lot of magnets, and at least a few hundred quid of plastruct (and five bottles of poly cement so far).

Since 2015 I've been building it - heavily inspired by Nedius's efforts and the likes of Star citizen, Doom, and Alien Isolation.

Current status (Inquisitor Pointy + retinue for scale)...

Corridors etc (water effect in the gutters, bring out the classic humid, steamy, sewer, look-behind-you-newt! kind of vibe)

(http://i.imgur.com/qGtXItRl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/P5CewPsl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/FkksJLUl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vgaLVXCl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/PdRmWm2l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/w01mp7zl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MeGqQssl.jpg)

Rooms (all of these have magnetised feature walls - obvious in some pics - so the can be swapped out for other themes):

(http://i.imgur.com/BPjhU68l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BTTMojGl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KcaNJjjl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SMgWbiJl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OlpNj90l.jpg)

The only large room done so far:

(http://i.imgur.com/eLZxA20l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MaB6Pp0l.jpg)

Easter egg:

(http://i.imgur.com/Cnd60OSl.jpg)

Abandoned stuff:

(http://i.imgur.com/dvwcTBwl.jpg)

Everything:

(http://i.imgur.com/vbCWjf2l.jpg)

Remaining supplies:

(http://i.imgur.com/2N1ho0Kl.jpg)

I quickly had to abandon the idea of doing an actual Space Hulk set because I'm not gonna live that long, so a lot of the junction type pieces got abandoned when I moved towards a more warhammer-quest-in-space idea (which needs much fewer pieces). The pieces that moved forwards are kind of 90% done now - they need weathering, OSL, general cleanup where it was rushed, and a lot of decal work to try and bring a bit more life to it.

And as for the future, well, I really don't know any more. The trouble is it is very unlikely that I will actually use any of this ever again so I struggle to raise the enthusiasm to throw further (considerable) amounts of time and money into this pointless exercise. OTOH I have lots of materials remaining that feels like a terrible waste, and I had ideas for escape pods, crew quarters, a bridge, airlocks and such. So I thought I may as well share it for now, and if the mood takes me again, I'll know where to go.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Mason on August 24, 2017, 07:28:07 PM
 :o :o :o

What a wonderful set that you have built so far.
Truly inspirational.
 :-* :-* :-*

It will always be worth adding to, as you obviously enjoy it, and you never know when a new gaming opponent could walk through the door.
Dont abandon it.
Finish it!
 :D ;)

Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Golgotha on August 24, 2017, 07:52:52 PM
Very cool.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Anselm van Helsing on August 24, 2017, 07:56:06 PM
Wait... What?

This is absolutely, breathtakingly superb. You really have an eye for detail, plus well-planned modularity and multi-usability.

Just why wouldn't you use it? No gaming buddies? No time?

Still, sometimes it's the journey that is the worthy part. If you're primarily a builder, then planning & building is the funniest part, and eventually you have that yearning for new projects. Well, that's me, at least.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Cherno on August 24, 2017, 08:24:43 PM
This might be a good contender for the best Space Heulk set ever made :)

BUT! It deserves some artsy pictures taken in a darker environment so the feeling of dark corridors only illuminated by some flickering lights and the Terminator's torches  >:D

I assume the easter egg is a reference to the Combine locks from Half-Life 2?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Driscoles on August 24, 2017, 08:38:06 PM
Really inspirational!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Vagabond on August 24, 2017, 10:05:10 PM
Wow  :o :o this is brilliant
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Elk101 on August 24, 2017, 10:45:02 PM
Absolutely brilliant!  I wanted to do something like this too (though it would have been a fraction of the quality) but given time constraints and storage issues I went with a much more basic mdf set with resin bits and pieces to flesh it out. I look at this with complete envy, it's everything I'd want in a set up! The attention to detail is just great.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: tomogui on August 24, 2017, 11:42:21 PM
This is simply spectacular. One of the best Space Hulk projects I've ever seen.

Hold onto it and keep working away at it.
You never know when you'll find a new gaming opponent, and you never know when the creative urge will strike again.

(I love the exit sign depicting the little guy fleeing an Alien. And the construction fencing. And all the little details like those.)

Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Ockman on August 25, 2017, 09:25:51 PM
Okay, I usually don't use this word but: this is EPIC!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: beefcake on August 26, 2017, 12:21:21 AM
Very nice. I love the little details like the wires crossing over the walkways just like they were in the original version of Spacehulk.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Fitz on August 26, 2017, 03:41:46 AM
That is truly spectacular. I love it.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Dr Mathias on August 26, 2017, 05:00:44 AM
I quickly had to abandon the idea of doing an actual Space Hulk set because I'm not gonna live that long, so a lot of the junction type pieces got abandoned when I moved towards a more warhammer-quest-in-space idea (which needs much fewer pieces).

Excellent work, welcome to the crowd of nutcases that had to have a dimensional Space Hulk  lol

You're not kidding about the scope of a full set. There are soooooo many board sections. I used 1.5 inch tiles and it takes up a LOT of actual space.

You have some great details and I really like the overhanging architecture. Seriously cool build.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Vanvlak on August 26, 2017, 11:28:01 AM
Stunning - please do hold on to it.
I'm building my own, can't see it getting anywhere near as good.
Love the inquisitor exorcising the drink dispensing machine lol 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: waitwhat on August 26, 2017, 07:42:25 PM
Genuinely pleasantly surprised at the compliments in this esteemed place. Thank you kindly.

Just why wouldn't you use it? No gaming buddies? No time?

No friends, local game club is power 40k 24/7 type of place, local show wasn't interested, kid looks increasingly unlikely to be interested.

Still, sometimes it's the journey that is the worthy part. If you're primarily a builder, then planning & building is the funniest part, and eventually you have that yearning for new projects. Well, that's me, at least.

Perhaps. I think it's true you regret the things you don't do more, so in that sense I guess I'm glad I made the attempt. Perhaps the itch is scratched now, but perhaps the journey just isn't that compelling if the destination is a disappointment.

I've got some free evenings coming up, I'll see if the bits box inspires me.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Constable Bertrand on August 28, 2017, 11:41:29 AM
What an amazing effort! That's a huge commitment to the project, I'd say keep going!!!

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: shandy on August 28, 2017, 12:51:51 PM
That's incredible!  :o
What a great set-up, I once contemplated doing something like this, but I lack your eye for details... very nice.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 28, 2017, 03:00:19 PM
This is just stunning indeed
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Hupp n at em on August 28, 2017, 06:02:13 PM
 ::) Those kids don't have any imagination if they don't want to play on this!  Wow! Amazing work.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: cram on August 28, 2017, 07:07:28 PM
Absolutely fantastic!!  :-* :-* :-*

I really think you should look at posting these on the White Dwarf page of Facebook!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: vodkafan on September 09, 2017, 05:25:48 PM
Amazing work, even if you don't do any more you have enough for several scenarios and games already. Our second Rogue Stars game was set in an abandoned Space Station, with opposing teams coming in from airlocks on different sides of the board, and it was great fun.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Grimm on September 14, 2017, 03:13:48 PM
genius work !
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Eric the Shed on September 14, 2017, 06:42:29 PM
looks fabulous....

have you considered putting your location on the forum - you never know you might attract some players to actually want to play on the stuff you have built
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Hammers on September 15, 2017, 07:31:24 AM
Very impressive. Workbench gold star to you!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Ballardian on September 15, 2017, 02:16:05 PM
 A fantastic board, I hope you re-kindle the desire to continue it :)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: matthais-mouse on September 19, 2017, 10:02:53 AM
Fantastic work, looks bloody amazing.
Would love to do something similar myself one day but again it wouldn't get used due to no local gamers.

You could always sell it on ebay once finished? You have the pleasure of finishing it bit then allow someone to make full use of it?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Ockman on September 19, 2017, 10:19:52 AM
I once built a Resident Evil themed 3D-board, a bit like yours (just not as amazing), but it never got any playtime either...

It's packed away in the basement, this is the only photo I could find:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4411/37148632752_0674f0829f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YAGsh9)1362_49454107215_2292_n (https://flic.kr/p/YAGsh9) by Oscar Falk (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: gvwalker on October 29, 2017, 10:25:43 AM
I've made some simple modular Space Hulk pieces that my son and I have had a few games in.
Have found some wall tile 3D print files that my son is going to print that will spice them up a bit I think.
12mm pine lining boards, 3mm MDF and fly screen are the principle materials used to build it.

(https://s6.postimg.org/cnm1ni61t/Nok_Cam2070.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s6.postimg.org/nn78z446p/Nok_Cam2137.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Karadek on October 30, 2017, 02:42:06 PM
Man, this is fantastic.  Kudos to you for your effort and work on this.  Simply stunning.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: waitwhat on May 22, 2018, 07:01:52 PM
Well the bits were just sitting there guilting me anyway.

I'm trying to do a set of corridors -> room -> centrepiece in cycles so as to keep the interest up and keep a balance of pieces. Also I paint these in batches to have some kind of consistency so these are all going stay unpainted while I build up the room + centrepiece. I have some hopes of taking this to salute again for 2019, and necromunda + rogue trader are firing neurons off, so we'll see where it goes.

Five more pieces (end, T, 1, end, 3)

(https://i.imgur.com/FuEmT2Sl.jpg)

I've solved the corridor door problem now thanks to U-channels and Fenris.

No door, open door, closed door:

(https://i.imgur.com/KAK0pE9l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SnPWRX6l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/y2IfVd8l.jpg)

Reverse:

(https://i.imgur.com/SLv1ZCEl.jpg)

Components + magnetised theme pieces (to 40k it up or down):

(https://i.imgur.com/AotolJBl.jpg)

Alien style padded panels:

(https://i.imgur.com/UvLDunHl.jpg)

3 + 1:

(https://i.imgur.com/snLGSL0l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/s5qWkmSl.jpg)

Ends:

(https://i.imgur.com/kqZjK5Wl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/H8R7b8El.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5DeS991l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/l8iT27fl.jpg)

Next up a flooded section, because half-life.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 22, 2018, 07:21:30 PM
Cracking work  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Smokeyrone on May 22, 2018, 08:55:14 PM
wow!  just great stuff!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Suber on May 22, 2018, 09:10:59 PM
That's bloody marvelous! :o :o :o
Awesome work indeed!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 23, 2018, 09:45:16 AM
absolutely gorgeous
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Red Orc on May 23, 2018, 10:12:14 AM
I missed this first time round - got to say it's absolutely amazing, it's now joining this thread (Overlord's modular Blake's-7-inspired terrain - https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=58140.0 (https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=58140.0)) among a very short list of inspiration for doing something similar (but, obviously, mine won't be as good as I am an idiot).
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Treebeard on May 23, 2018, 10:23:01 AM
Epic work here.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: waitwhat on August 11, 2018, 11:31:14 PM
Progressing with the flooded room, but it's a nightmare trying to concept "flooded" in a way that looks natural and retains the possibility to traverse it without seeming obvious and forced, yet still looks like a game tile.

I intend the section to have a 12mm layer of sludge tinted resin (over the gloss white plastic floor basically) and is built to give the impression the floor is some 20-30mm deeper below the table surface.

First half was sort of straightforward:

(https://i.imgur.com/68eH7nql.jpg)

Reverse I'm struggling to work out what to do - collapsed walkway? floating crates? scaffolding? everything here is blu-tacked in:

(https://i.imgur.com/sLENEKsl.jpg)

Le sigh.

But at least I have a reference image now!

(http://i.imgur.com/eaYX0J3l.jpg)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 11, 2018, 11:53:22 PM
Looks promising  :)

Could you not paint a walkway on the styrene so when the resin goes in it gives an impression of a walkway just under the surface of the water?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: beefcake on August 12, 2018, 12:16:41 AM
Or perhaps just painting it a muddy green. That way you can't see the bottom but the top layer under the resin will show up (and the tinting may help this even more.)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: DivisMal on August 12, 2018, 11:13:59 AM
Wow. An awesome project. I foresee some great looking scenery in the near future!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy)
Post by: Byblos on August 12, 2018, 12:28:08 PM
Thank you kindly.

Oh ! A Dark Souls contaminated man  lol

And a fantastic project, really  :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: Elk101 on August 12, 2018, 12:35:36 PM
Looking forward to seeing how you do it. I really like this project.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: Romark on August 12, 2018, 03:47:49 PM
Just discovered this thread,brilliant work  :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: Hammers on August 12, 2018, 04:01:06 PM
Looks promising  :)

Could you not paint a walkway on the styrene so when the resin goes in it gives an impression of a walkway just under the surface of the water?

Trompe d'oeils require quite some talent but I'd love to see that.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 12, 2018, 04:47:31 PM
An out of focus picture just printed on paper might work?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: Dr Mathias on August 12, 2018, 05:20:58 PM
Looks promising  :)

Could you not paint a walkway on the styrene so when the resin goes in it gives an impression of a walkway just under the surface of the water?

I'd try that first, if it doesn't work a distorted print out could do the trick.

Looks awesome already though!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: waitwhat on August 12, 2018, 07:58:16 PM
Could you not paint a walkway on the styrene so when the resin goes in it gives an impression of a walkway just under the surface of the water?

Ah, I see I was vague on this. I could do yes, but the purpose of the piece is to be a physical obstacle - i.e. it is not intended to be traversable like that, at least not through the middle - obviously if it was in a normal functional non-flooded state that would be the case, but now that it is under some uncertain depth your heroic 28 needs to find an alternate path... So it's an O-shape as a game piece, I'm just looking for a way to make that look natural. Half-life did this well with floating barrels, climbing on crates and such like... so that's the rough idea. Working on it again tonight, we'll see where we get to.

Oh ! A Dark Souls contaminated man  lol

And a fantastic project, really  :-*

I'm not sure what that means but thank you kindly :)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: Suber on August 12, 2018, 09:55:04 PM
Most interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing how you solve it. Whatever you do, please don't forget to take pics for a tutorial :)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: Hammers on August 13, 2018, 09:52:48 AM
An out of focus picture just printed on paper might work?

You're fucking brilliant as always, mate. Digital, not analog like me.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 13, 2018, 10:06:21 AM
Ah, I see I was vague on this. I could do yes, but the purpose of the piece is to be a physical obstacle - i.e. it is not intended to be traversable like that, at least not through the middle - obviously if it was in a normal functional non-flooded state that would be the case, but now that it is under some uncertain depth your heroic 28 needs to find an alternate path... So it's an O-shape as a game piece, I'm just looking for a way to make that look natural. Half-life did this well with floating barrels, climbing on crates and such like... so that's the rough idea. Working on it again tonight, we'll see where we get to.

Aha, got you. Maybe a really out of focus one then  lol
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: waitwhat on August 19, 2018, 08:31:55 AM
Progress as of last night, no more blu-tac (and I also did the external walls but they're not very interesting to the build). Dude for scale.

(https://i.imgur.com/0gcvHHil.jpg)

Next decision point is how to handle the left side which needs to be an intermediate platform from the left entrance up to the elevated section. Currently debating between stairwell, crate stack, or scissor lift.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 19, 2018, 09:08:25 AM
Scissor lift would be good  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: waitwhat on August 19, 2018, 09:38:31 AM
Scissor lift would be good  8)

So the hard one then?  lol
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 19, 2018, 09:42:56 AM
Of course  lol
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: waitwhat on August 25, 2018, 10:58:08 PM
Challenge accepted.

(https://i.imgur.com/75758Onl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/R0gis34l.jpg?1)

As you can see it's actually tilted about 20 degrees (and not finished, but I got excited) which both helps with the elevation aspect and adds to the broken down feeling, especially with the barrels I intend to place floating around it. This is the last bit of structural engineering on this piece and the last decision to make is how and where to break the railing on the near-side. I'm thinking of a fallen I-beam or pipe or something that would explain it. Small update for now; more Monday.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: Ockman on August 25, 2018, 11:46:42 PM
Wow, man - this is awesome!

I used to build tiles like yours, about 10-15 years ago, but never anything as good as this...
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: Suber on August 28, 2018, 04:57:07 PM
This is insane. I love it so much!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room WIP
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 28, 2018, 06:34:34 PM
Splendid. Really looks the part  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: waitwhat on August 30, 2018, 10:54:14 PM
Done (well very nearly, as I see a missed a bit of green stuff filling).

(https://i.imgur.com/4aojRksl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4DLKo6Dl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lNWeJNrl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sq1UDiQl.jpg)

Entrances both look like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/TCJ7I9Rl.jpg)

And the exterior walls couldn't just be bare, so they look like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/76WRM9Kl.jpg)

Of course it's not all glued in yet for painting purposes, deconstructed:

(https://i.imgur.com/jr8MSu2l.jpg?2)

I think that will do for this batch, so painting next.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 30, 2018, 11:10:37 PM
Most excellent  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Ockman on August 31, 2018, 05:33:33 AM
You keep on impressing me!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: beefcake on August 31, 2018, 11:12:11 AM
Very impressive. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Treebeard on August 31, 2018, 11:20:04 AM
Woh Wohh Woohhh. Amazing.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Suber on August 31, 2018, 03:19:18 PM
Inconceivable!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Elk101 on August 31, 2018, 09:40:42 PM
Cracking stuff.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Vanvlak on September 01, 2018, 06:09:51 AM
Splendid work there, I'm envious.  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Roo on September 01, 2018, 07:30:40 AM
WOW o_o o_o
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Andym on September 01, 2018, 10:38:25 AM
Fantastic build! :o :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: vodkafan on September 01, 2018, 01:19:32 PM
RE the flooded compartment, I like the half-sunken equipment and floating barrels idea. The whole project is simply breathtaking and wonderful, best of it's type I have ever seen; so glad you didn't abandon it and get rid of your original corridors.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Ockman on September 01, 2018, 01:33:04 PM
I'd love to get an estimate on how much time it took to build this latest tile!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: waitwhat on September 01, 2018, 01:45:19 PM
RE the flooded compartment, I like the half-sunken equipment and floating barrels idea. The whole project is simply breathtaking and wonderful, best of it's type I have ever seen; so glad you didn't abandon it and get rid of your original corridors.

Thanks everyone. The floating barrels is all me trying to channel half-life, and the sunken depth idea is to try and give the illusion of much greater depth than the ~12mm max depth limitation that the corridor height creates. I'm going to do the "water" very opaque, as per the new orleans power plant photos.

I'd love to get an estimate on how much time it took to build this latest tile!

Well, the first pic I have in my image stream for this:

(https://i.imgur.com/QZr214Um.jpg)

Was posted three months ago. I figure I've probably spent an average of about 10hrs a week on it, so I guess ~120hrs. That's not exactly been very efficient though, because a large part of my build time is just thinking through the engineering problems and dry-fitting, and in this case ripping up and re-doing once (you can see many of the concept elements in that pic aren't in the final build). I'd say I spent about 50% of my time like that, so if you had an actual plan maybe 60hrs? Now that I've worked it out it seems terrifying.

Other numbers: this room used 1 full strip of green stuff, 25g of poly cement, and about £50 quid of materials.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: vodkafan on September 01, 2018, 02:25:30 PM
That's pretty efficient going in my book. I know from my own rather pathetic scratchbuilding that I will waste hours thinking and holding bits of plastic junk together to see if it looks right. (dry-fitting would be too generous a term). Then spend 5 minutes sticking them together. And then I have to have a rest.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Ockman on September 01, 2018, 09:56:41 PM
Thanks for the info, it's very impressive stuff you are building, so I get that it takes time and costs a bit!

I wish that I had more time for my hobby, but having two kids under three years, well...
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: uti long smile on September 02, 2018, 12:02:17 AM
Magnificent!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: waitwhat on September 14, 2018, 02:39:19 PM
Some WIP painting shots, going for that jupiter factory look maybe a bit grim-darker, hence the streaks. Have some lovely vallejo fx paints to play with later but so far it's mostly secret weapon cool grey wash and very thinned skull white.

(https://i.imgur.com/tXprPCNl.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/VYUNfLdl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AYFAapDl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RWWarPym.jpg?1)

Debatign whther to do some sort of weathering "dust" effect on the screen so it doesn't look like it's been on for 5 minutes, but concerned it will just look like a blurry mess instead of dust
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Ockman on September 14, 2018, 04:10:08 PM
Holy hell, this thread keeps on delivering - and it isn't even finished yet!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: soldado on September 14, 2018, 04:41:27 PM
That looks excellant WW.

Cant wait to see the room all finished.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: twrchtrwyth on September 14, 2018, 08:21:39 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Mason on September 14, 2018, 10:14:30 PM
Excellent progress.
Tip top.
 :-* :-*

Makes me want to build something...


Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 14, 2018, 10:17:08 PM
Looking good  :)

How about for the screen, have some dust but make it look like someone has tried to wipe it.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Byblos on September 14, 2018, 10:54:05 PM
Superb result  :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: beefcake on September 15, 2018, 07:48:34 AM
 :-* Bloody hell that's nice. Not even the finished piece either!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: DivisMal on September 15, 2018, 09:51:40 PM
Holy Macaroni, Batman! This gets better and better with each update.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room build complete
Post by: Billchuck on September 16, 2018, 03:42:11 AM
Debatign whther to do some sort of weathering "dust" effect on the screen so it doesn't look like it's been on for 5 minutes, but concerned it will just look like a blurry mess instead of dust

You could black out a part of the screen, as if part of the display has failed.

At this scale, "dust" would really just make the screen colors duller.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Dr Mathias on September 16, 2018, 03:57:21 AM
The elevator/lift is great. I'll probably steal that idea for my hulk, I wasn't sure how to handle a multi-level issue.

Really cool build, I always admire the people that go for full walls.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on September 16, 2018, 11:41:54 PM
my hulk

Trust me. It's really, really, really not a good idea - I'm just committed now.

Weekend's progress (my phone shows these much more blue than they seem to my eye, ymmv):

(https://i.imgur.com/IiRCtNAl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rlJnEHkl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U6V461fl.jpg)

Need to knock back the oranges somehow (powders are going to be a problem here) and build up soem of the colours from the ref photos, and I'm bloody annoyed I don't have the grime streak fx paint I thought I did...
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Ockman on September 17, 2018, 09:42:51 AM
Wow, wow, wow!

This is amazing. And even if it's a bad idea, it's a great idea ;) It's a grand idea, something awesome. But it seems to take an awful amount of time and work and love and bits...
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Vanvlak on September 17, 2018, 11:03:30 AM
Oh my, you're putting my old crate (well, pallet actually) project to shame. Brilliant!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: soldado on September 18, 2018, 08:34:54 AM
dear lord thats something special. great work WW.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 18, 2018, 09:56:43 AM
What everyone else is saying.

This is just spectacular.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: War Monkey on September 18, 2018, 03:58:29 PM
Great work on all of it, the flooded section has given me some ideas that I'll have to work out on paper, in the mean time I hope to see more.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: EskeiraSees on September 18, 2018, 08:56:00 PM
The finish your getting already looks fantastic, going to be amazing when your done!

As for 'bad ideas' I have never seen a truly fantastic terrain heavy board where, when the creator is asked "So how much work went into this build" they did not reply with a slightly pained and weary look in the eyes  ;)

Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Swaelg on September 18, 2018, 09:56:53 PM
The board is already looking great. Regarding the monitors: some might have failed but others may be still on (just for variety).
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on September 22, 2018, 12:37:49 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sTpYLdkh.jpg)

"L3" - not sure. Better as blank wall? Alternative suggestions?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 22, 2018, 12:49:21 PM
Big signs weathered decently are always good  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Ockman on September 22, 2018, 07:54:23 PM
Big signs weathered decently are always good  8)

I agree!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on September 22, 2018, 07:56:49 PM
I agree!

Good - I'm working on the "decently" part!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: hubbabubba on September 23, 2018, 09:49:00 AM
Fantastic work here, lovely painting too. :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on September 23, 2018, 04:22:17 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/06VMdg9l.jpg)

Ok, so decision time - need to buy pigment for the resin and paint the barrels (in black here). Could be sludgy green-brown or lurid turquoise water from the references (market street (https://abandonedsoutheast.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/33814631671_fb7aea83c6_k-1.jpg?w=768) and jupiter factory (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4467/37993861412_4f2d860f46_b.jpg)). Barrels could be blue (https://portforward.com/games/walkthroughs/Half-Life-2/Half-Life-2-large-435.jpg), yellow (http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/34285/29474544_1.jpg?v=8D586B80945D870), or red (http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Plastic-barrels-2.jpg) I think... A bit tempted to go turquoise/yellow to keep on palette, blue is as per half-life, and red draws the eye. 
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 23, 2018, 04:37:05 PM
Looking cracking so far  8)

Could you mix two pots of resin, one of each perfected colour and pour them both at the same time from different ends of the board?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on September 23, 2018, 04:44:58 PM
Looking cracking so far  8)

Could you mix two pots of resin, one of each perfected colour and pour them both at the same time from different ends of the board?

I've no doubt you could...

problem with that is time = osmosis, I think for the piece it needs to be a uniform colour
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Ockman on September 23, 2018, 05:02:46 PM
Turquoise + yellow sounds like a wonderful combination.

Gogogo!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: SteveBurt on September 24, 2018, 10:11:29 AM
A bright, toxic-looking colour would be better than sludgy green. Makes sure people don't go in the water. Turquoise would suggested something like copper sulphate.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: snitcythedog on September 25, 2018, 12:06:17 AM
Looking dam snazzy.  Are you planning to pour the resin in one go or in layers?  I would about the chemical reaction in the resin generating too much heat and causing the walls and plastic parts to warp.  I had that happen with one of my boards and had to scrap the whole thing.  Been leery of pouring whole surfaces ever since.  Again great build and execution.
Snitchy sends.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: vodkafan on September 25, 2018, 01:39:38 AM
Turqoise water for sure.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on September 25, 2018, 07:12:44 AM
Looking dam snazzy.  Are you planning to pour the resin in one go or in layers?  I would about the chemical reaction in the resin generating too much heat and causing the walls and plastic parts to warp.  I had that happen with one of my boards and had to scrap the whole thing.  Been leery of pouring whole surfaces ever since.  Again great build and execution.
Snitchy sends.

Well let's say I'm glad you pointed it out! Gonna do lots of research and tests.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: snitcythedog on September 25, 2018, 07:11:37 PM
Well let's say I'm glad you pointed it out! Gonna do lots of research and tests.
It should have been obvious to me since I have cast resin in silicone molds and noticed how hot it got.  Ruined a board that I had already invested about $50.00 and twenty+ hours of work.  Thin layers should do it.  1/8 inch at a time works well.  Here is a my go to article for pouring clear resin. 
http://www.hirstarts.com/tips17/tips17.html#water (http://www.hirstarts.com/tips17/tips17.html#water)
Might help if you have not seen it.

Snitchy sends.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 25, 2018, 07:16:50 PM
Doing it in layers will allow you to add different tints and hues at different depths and really give a toxic look  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on September 25, 2018, 07:53:21 PM
Here is a my go to article for pouring clear resin. 
http://www.hirstarts.com/tips17/tips17.html#water (http://www.hirstarts.com/tips17/tips17.html#water)
Might help if you have not seen it.

Yep, that's my reference too (and some guy on a youtube channel who escapes me). The examples I've seen were resin into resin or similar, so the exothermic on plastic hadn't occurred to me though. Thanks again.

In a rather hideous example of life imitating art, as of this morning this is the state of the ceiling above my "workbench":

(https://i.imgur.com/mT2lXmTl.jpg)
That weathering is rubbish.

And yes the flooded room was flooded. Flood-ception.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0d/0d/64/0d0d64a4be25b785053a92eb58ef8142.jpg)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: hubbabubba on October 11, 2018, 06:50:47 AM
If shit can happen, it usually will.


Have you revovered your mojo yet?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on October 11, 2018, 08:07:55 AM
If shit can happen, it usually will.

That's q different Nolan movie.

Stalled by work and weather but I have the resin now and hope to do some tests this weekend.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: hubbabubba on October 11, 2018, 08:44:34 AM
Good man, neither the elements nor the gods shall hinder lol
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Ockman on October 11, 2018, 01:38:24 PM
Looking forward to see your pour!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on October 11, 2018, 01:43:48 PM
Looking forward to see your pour!

I'm terrified but sure
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Ockman on October 11, 2018, 02:22:42 PM
I'm terrified but sure

Multiple layers, take it slow... It will surely work out great!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: snitcythedog on October 11, 2018, 10:39:38 PM
I'm terrified but sure
If you pour in 1/8 inch layers you should be good as a thin layer of resin should not heat up that much and the surfaces will be able to dissipate any heat.  You could always do a test piece with similar materials.  I am also waiting to see this with water.

Snitchy sends.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: waitwhat on October 25, 2018, 11:39:20 AM
A little delayed by weather, it has begun...

The kit:

Gloves, mask, goggles, stirrers, measuring cups, syringe, scales, tin foil, clothes, baking tray:

(https://www.cfsnet.co.uk/acatalog/cfs-ClearCast-1kg+cat-s.jpg)

from here (https://www.cfsnet.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000002.pl?WD=clear&PN=1kg-Water-Clear-Casting-Resin-RCC25_001%2ehtml#SID=245)

Test pours - poundland microwave containers, half sprayed (because hands, but also to compare against a base transparency) one light one dark and marked to test opacity.

(https://i.imgur.com/CKvfpUwm.jpg)

~100ml in each, mixed with a splash of turquoise wash:

(https://i.imgur.com/gWLd3BAm.jpg)

Ripples made at ~4hrs after pour:

(https://i.imgur.com/0e96wFam.jpg)

Unintentional oily swirl:

(https://i.imgur.com/xjj6Ih3m.jpg)

So I liked the colour, understood the technique and didn't see any exothermic reaction on the material. I should have varnished first because the paint chipped off but no big deal.

So this morning, we have begun. Used a mix of dark tone, turquoise, and moss green washes for a darker lower layer - will do a 2nd brighter pour on top.

(https://i.imgur.com/0HVY0qRl.jpg)

Things learned so far:

- it's really, really, viscous which I didn't identify in the empty bowl test pour but was it didn't even flow between the mesh of the fence bit so it needed a lot of sudden cajoling with stirrers and syringes to get in the right places

- syringe was the best way to get it in there, but the poor thing can't really handle resin and broke about 90% of the way

- used in foil to protect the paint work from stray drips, which kind of works but is kind of very difficult to see what's happening and deal with the flow problems
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Hammers on October 25, 2018, 11:55:19 AM
Oooh, I love this shit! Advanced high risk Workbench action.

It is great that you let us follow the process by throughly explained steps and their consequenses.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Ockman on October 25, 2018, 04:13:39 PM
You, sir, have my greatest admiration.

God damn, this is awesome!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: snitcythedog on October 25, 2018, 10:34:08 PM
Very nice so far.  Once it is completely setup it will be smashing. 
Unintentional oily swirl:
Have you figured out how you managed it?  It would be a nice effect to replicate.
Snitchy sends.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: beefcake on October 26, 2018, 05:55:13 AM
Hey you can't leave us with that one picture regardless of whether you have finished or not. I demand more! (please, it looks really great)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: Suber on October 26, 2018, 04:56:56 PM
Woah. I run out of words long ago. Every and each detail here is mesmerizing o_o
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: waitwhat on November 04, 2018, 12:06:35 PM
Scenery projects, like software, are never truly done - only abandoned.

(https://i.imgur.com/Scp9Sgdl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HyzsA5zl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7RhGCG8l.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ct1GgrYl.jpg?2)

Went a little too heavy on the tint with the second pour, but not a disaster by any means. The opacity is about what I hoped for - the bottom two steps here are entirely paintwork, I think the opacity works to make the illusion effective:

(https://i.imgur.com/8c1gH08l.jpg)

To tweak the setting dial I use a lot of magnetised pieces:

(https://i.imgur.com/hSGa6Rdl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bp6iZbql.jpg)
does anyone get this?

But I quite like throwaway references baked in anyway:

(https://i.imgur.com/4Fq8aMFm.jpg?1)

As these are quite likely to be used on low friction dining tables, I finish them off with some self-adhesive vinyl-felt-stuff on the base:

(https://i.imgur.com/edorqRll.jpg?1)

So, I was hoping to know if I had a spot at Salute or not by now which would guide me on the next piece. If I'm in I'd probably start on some more overtly DooM-ish pieces, like a hell infestation chapel thing built around that AoS Purple Sun spell. Otherwise probably the airlock (security station, cargo, space suits, etc), or a control/bridge piece. Open to suggestions and ideas.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: OSHIROmodels on November 04, 2018, 12:16:08 PM
Excellent  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: YPU on November 04, 2018, 12:37:04 PM
Just discovered this topic and man what a ride. Flood-ception indeed!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on November 04, 2018, 01:13:28 PM
This is really amazing - well done
 :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Mason on November 04, 2018, 02:00:43 PM
Superb!
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: streetkern on November 04, 2018, 07:28:09 PM
Amazing work. Can't wait to see what's next
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: vodkafan on November 04, 2018, 07:59:39 PM
 :o :o I would go to Salute next year JUST to see this!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: waitwhat on November 04, 2018, 08:57:57 PM
:o :o I would go to Salute next year JUST to see this!

Thanks - hope someone from SLW reads that!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Andym on November 04, 2018, 09:53:17 PM
Brilliant work! I absolutely love this piece! :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: snitcythedog on November 04, 2018, 11:35:37 PM
Outstanding job.  Now you need some cans of compressed air to keep the dust off.  :D
(https://i.imgur.com/8c1gH08l.jpg)
Again great build.
Snitchy sends.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: waitwhat on November 05, 2018, 12:04:22 AM
Now you need some cans of compressed air to keep the dust off.  :D

Right? #99problems
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: grant on November 05, 2018, 04:37:17 AM
Simply amazing. The sunken room is right out of a movie set o_o
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Codsticker on November 05, 2018, 05:24:08 AM
Quote
Went a little too heavy on the tint with the second pour, but not a disaster by any means.
Yeah no- I would say not. ;D Looks perfect.
Quote
Otherwise probably the airlock (security station, cargo, space suits, etc), or a control/bridge piece. Open to suggestions and ideas.
I like these ideas. :)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Etranger on November 05, 2018, 09:00:05 AM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: beefcake on November 05, 2018, 09:21:36 AM
That is so good.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Bloggard on November 05, 2018, 11:48:07 AM
almost too good! amazing standard.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Ockman on November 05, 2018, 04:29:17 PM
Stunning!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 06, 2018, 01:40:22 AM
Excellent work, the water effect is very believable.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Suber on November 06, 2018, 06:47:12 PM
Jaw dropping. This is astoundishing. :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Mr Tough Guy on November 06, 2018, 06:58:03 PM
 :-* :-* Wow that looks amazing, excellent job
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: Ockman on November 06, 2018, 07:13:40 PM
Is that a charging station from Half-life 2?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: waitwhat on November 06, 2018, 07:15:11 PM
Is that a charging station from Half-life 2?

Yes! Prizes to that man.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: hubbabubba on November 07, 2018, 10:12:12 AM
Love it, well worth the wait. :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: mcfonz on November 12, 2018, 08:57:56 PM
That flooded room . . . just utterly, utterly blows me away!

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

So, so very good!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: waitwhat on November 20, 2018, 02:32:26 PM
Woot!

Quote
This email confirms that you have a game space confirmed at Salute 2019 on 6 April .

GM18 - Third Person Shooter (unless I can think of a better name today)

Time to get cracking then.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room "done"
Post by: November on November 21, 2018, 10:15:08 AM
Brilliant job!

I'm doing a somewhat similar project of my own (https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=113275.0) and was linked here. Somehow I had entirely missed this! Lots of good ideas (might steal that elevator of yours from page 5) and smashing paint job. Mantic pieces seem to work really well, too!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on February 10, 2019, 11:02:06 AM
Limited updating in the mad rush for Salute readiness. This is room 1 of 2 I'm trying to complete in time: the airlock.

Intended to represent the inner side only (the outer doesn't hold much gaming potential I feel) and heavily inspired by Sevastapol station.

(https://i.imgur.com/Pxm2sx1l.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/XvYEbxSl.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/YklTCdKl.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/BZSjLdvl.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/xoP55IWl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AA3bks0l.jpg)

Desperately need a dry weekend to get some base spraying done, so in the meantime room 2/2 - what I can only refer to as the "acid canal" is underway.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Airlock
Post by: beefcake on February 10, 2019, 11:04:55 AM
Very nice. More amazing work.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Airlock
Post by: OSHIROmodels on February 10, 2019, 11:20:02 AM
Great work  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Airlock
Post by: Ockman on February 10, 2019, 06:46:23 PM
Great progress, love your work!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Airlock
Post by: Suber on February 10, 2019, 09:59:00 PM
Inconceivable! ;D

I mean, this is out of scale in the awesometer (as all the previous rooms!!)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Airlock
Post by: Borderguy190 on February 11, 2019, 08:05:03 PM
Simply incredible. I too have few opportunities to game outside of cons, but i keep building and painting.  Keep it up, keep inspiring all of uis and keep building these incredible terrain pieces.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: waitwhat on February 21, 2019, 11:45:13 PM
Ok, so this piece is gonna give me huge headaches in future, but hell it was a fun idea which gives me a lot of interesting mechanical options with an overlaid path as well as a four way junction. I think I'll terminate one end at a sort of reactor thing, and the other end at a chapel thing. Probably after salute though.

Probably.

Anyways, the whole thing is a Doom homage, in an E1M1 kind of way.

(https://i.imgur.com/tyzKJ9Rl.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/wRsBpRZl.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/mUR6F6il.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/CPhWpsXl.jpg?1)

Up next, I better get painting these things...

Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: beefcake on February 22, 2019, 06:01:27 AM
You sure are a sucker for punishment, lol. This looks brilliant. I can't wait to see it all go.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: OSHIROmodels on February 22, 2019, 08:56:19 AM
Very cool  8)

I like the different levels you’ve got going on. What’s the table number at Salute?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Suber on February 22, 2019, 03:47:45 PM
That's an incredibly complex piece and it looks awesome :-* :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Byblos on February 22, 2019, 06:03:23 PM
Superb !!! Bravo  :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Ockman on February 22, 2019, 06:53:04 PM
Excellent! You are mad (in a lovely way).
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: waitwhat on February 22, 2019, 09:42:41 PM
You sure are a sucker for punishment, lol.

Truly.

Praise from Caesar, gents.

I'm GM18 at salute - right in hasslefree corner, next to the random platypus guys.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Drive by updates
Post by: waitwhat on March 16, 2019, 04:36:47 PM
Drive by update (done bar a bit of varnish and over-weathering on the decals).

Boring but necessary corridor:

(https://i.imgur.com/MsEIQj7l.jpg)

Interesting but small "cap" pieces:

(https://i.imgur.com/4gT2rySl.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/7tgamUdl.jpg?1)

Game bits:

(https://i.imgur.com/frCq55sl.jpg)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Andym on March 16, 2019, 05:26:02 PM
Not boring at all! Necessary definately! :-*

Have you ever shown the full board yet? And....dud you ever have a plan or are you just building what you fancy?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: AKULA on March 16, 2019, 05:46:06 PM
Beautiful terrain - truly art

 8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: waitwhat on March 16, 2019, 07:15:12 PM
Have you ever shown the full board yet? And....dud you ever have a plan or are you just building what you fancy?

I think there are some pics out there but not mine. I'll take a pic of the lot soon.

My original plan was to 1:1 space hulk pieces, but that turns out to be a bridge, tunnel, level-crossing, and ferry too far. So I revised the plan to be a warhammer quest in space concept (before blackstone fortress) so now it's just whatever i fancy based on latest inspiration. I don't really have a stop point, but I would rather like to do something else now please.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: beefcake on March 16, 2019, 09:09:30 PM
As said, not boring at all. Very nice
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Ockman on March 16, 2019, 10:22:15 PM
Wonderful!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
Post by: von Lucky on March 16, 2019, 10:40:39 PM
Just discovered this topic and man what a ride. Flood-ception indeed!

+1 Can't believe the level of detail and execution. Very impressive.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Blackwolf on March 16, 2019, 10:43:51 PM
Wow,very flash!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Daeothar on March 18, 2019, 02:55:51 PM
Best 3D Space Hulk terrain out there! 8)

It began that way back in 2017, and you've only cemented that position over the course of the 12 pages this thread is long right now.

But I can totally understand your longing for something different to do by now. I can only applaud your tenacity, sticking with the same project for over 1.5 years. It's a fact that the vast majority of us LAF members would not have lasted for even half that time (including me... ::) ).

So; what are the plans now? :D
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Mason on March 18, 2019, 04:16:40 PM
The attention to detail is amazing, both inside and out.
 :-* :-*

I am not surprised that you fancy a break and doing something else.
Just something that may influence your decision but have you considered that, as you have detailed both inside and out of each piece along with the multiple levels these sections could be used to make a really effective skirmish table for games like Necromunda with the addition of a few 'scatter pieces' between them?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: waitwhat on March 24, 2019, 07:52:13 PM
I haven't really detailed the outside, it was just a pragmatic approach given the basic materials and happened to be an elegant one. All the outside gets though is a rough up and soem light blue/purple airbrushing.

Anyways, some more workbench shots...

Teleportals...

(https://i.imgur.com/EjCVqsSl.jpg)

And in situ...

(https://i.imgur.com/GyraSL4l.jpg)

Custom printed waterslide transfers of doom runes mounted on a 50mm acrylic base, with a 2009 shulk door stand and some sea-effect styrene sheet cut to size.

Hopefully the canal will be done tonight sans-resin.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: noigrim on March 24, 2019, 08:40:27 PM
Allright it's the best space hulk board I've seen   :o :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: SteveBurt on March 25, 2019, 12:35:57 PM
Very nice - where did you get that nice sea effect styrene sheet?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: waitwhat on March 25, 2019, 01:48:10 PM
Very nice - where did you get that nice sea effect styrene sheet?

Nice isn't it? Always screamed mystic portal more than water to me.

Ebay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F371930199249
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: waitwhat on March 26, 2019, 07:12:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/trMGwI8l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7PTgjtjl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/M0ahB10m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yMCgtA2m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tjcXImfm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HmJzrRHm.jpg)

Another drive by from the workbench. Needs resin pour but basically done.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 26, 2019, 07:23:29 PM
Brill  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Hammers on March 27, 2019, 08:28:09 AM
Well done!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: soldado on March 27, 2019, 08:52:47 AM
Thats just incredible, loving this, great work WW.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: beefcake on March 27, 2019, 09:12:06 AM
 :-* Awesome.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 28, 2019, 02:47:35 AM
Those doors are pretty nice aren't they? I need to replace my hulk doors.

This continues to be a great build.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: Ockman on March 28, 2019, 08:40:03 AM
I feel like all the feedback I give you is the same:

"Awesome!"

"Keep up the good work!"

"This is amazing!"


...but that's the way it is: awesome, amazing and I want you to keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Acid canal build
Post by: waitwhat on March 28, 2019, 09:16:05 AM
Those doors are pretty nice aren't they? I need to replace my hulk doors.

They are indeed. Kill team and Necro have been a boon.

I like the sulaco doors from Fenris best though, like the one obliquely behind doom guy here:

(https://i.imgur.com/MLKRCCzl.jpg)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on March 31, 2019, 11:28:38 AM
And the airlock awaiting weathering, and completely washed out by daylight:

(https://i.imgur.com/JhZGSpUl.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/BJbPbLPl.jpg?1)

the OSL was.... ambitious... but necessary I think. A lot f the cardstock shulk rooms of recent editions are very focal through use of colour and my set is quite, well, grey, so these kind of feature rooms (i.e. the non-generic ones that I've been doing recently) will be heavily tinted (and I'm going to do my best to avoid the blue-red spectrum I seem to inevitably end up on).

Will follow up with detail shots on this when done as I had some fun on this piece.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 31, 2019, 11:31:20 AM
Something you don't often see and I like the size of it as well  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Ockman on March 31, 2019, 06:17:39 PM
Wow, just wow!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Andym on March 31, 2019, 09:53:58 PM
The OSL works well! I like the very different colour that defines the area. Definately worth doing elsewhere! :-*
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: manatic on April 01, 2019, 05:53:43 AM
You're mad in the best possible way. This is a gorgeous build.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Daeothar on April 02, 2019, 09:35:48 AM
'I don't want to sleep. Because every time I close my eyes, I can hear those blaring klaxons and see the rotating red warning lights paint the airlock in a doom laden, crimson glare.
It always plays out the same way, with my crew mates desperately clawing at the plasteel window, screaming, their eyes pleading for help I cannot offer. Time and again I see the doors opening, the air from the room expanding outwards, and watch in numb horror as my compatriots are pulled out into the void. And then, with the klaxons silent in the vacuum, but with red lights still flashing mercilessly, the realization that I am now utterly alone in this accursed place.
Alone with those hellish abominations...'
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on April 02, 2019, 12:57:24 PM
'I don't want to sleep. Because every time I close my eyes, I can hear those blaring klaxons and see the rotating red warning lights paint the airlock in a doom laden, crimson glare.
It always plays out the same way, with my crew mates desperately clawing at the plasteel window, screaming, their eyes pleading for help I cannot offer. Time and again I see the doors opening, the air from the room expanding outwards, and watch in numb horror as my compatriots are pulled out into the void. And then, with the klaxons silent in the vacuum, but with red lights still flashing mercilessly, the realization that I am now utterly alone in this accursed place.
Alone with those hellish abominations...'

Dude that's awesome - did you spontaneously write that?
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Daeothar on April 02, 2019, 02:53:17 PM
Glad you like it :)

And yes; I did...
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on April 02, 2019, 03:07:12 PM
Glad you like it :)

And yes; I did...

Somehow I'm going to work that into the piece.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Daeothar on April 02, 2019, 03:23:34 PM
Cool; I'm curious to see what you come up with to visualize that snippet 8)

By the way; I was imagining the room you built as the actual airlock (with the control room overlooking it), but in hindsight the two side corridors sort of spoil that notion. Perhaps we'll just imagine there are airlock doors sealing off both corridors? ;)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on April 02, 2019, 08:58:33 PM
By the way; I was imagining the room you built as the actual airlock (with the control room overlooking it), but in hindsight the two side corridors sort of spoil that notion. Perhaps we'll just imagine there are airlock doors sealing off both corridors? ;)

I envisaged the airlock room itself to be not very interesting/functional from a game perspective so I opted to depict the inner door of the airlock only. Hence the suits and tooling is all on this side. Perhaps for completion I will one day revisit the outside.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Daeothar on April 03, 2019, 12:58:41 PM
Yeah; looking at it more than once, I can obviously see what you intended. But the image of somebody overlooking the opening of the outer doors from the safety of a control room just popped up and demanded release :D

Still; I remember several movie and series scenes on the inside of airlocks, where the suits etc were stored in the actual airlock, so that could have worked.

However, the airlock can still be a very characterful objective, starting- or evacuation point! 8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on April 04, 2019, 05:58:41 PM
Some more detailed shots, now it's done.

Inner door, and emergency gubbins:
(https://i.imgur.com/fzbczsEl.jpg)

Suits. Huh, one seems to be missing:
(https://i.imgur.com/Mgr7G36l.jpg)

Some sort of security station:
(https://i.imgur.com/cumj6jXl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BuLkg8Cl.jpg)

There's the missing helmet. What's going on in here?
(https://i.imgur.com/AV39thvl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Lrkk1F3l.jpg)

Unfortunately it's been pissing down with rain continuously, so being unable to get any spraying done my plans for one more piece have fallen over. So it goes. Packing up for salute now.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Ockman on April 04, 2019, 06:22:05 PM
Oh. My. God!!

This is utterly amazing! So impressive! So awesome!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Suber on April 05, 2019, 10:52:42 AM
The details give it all a huge quality leap. This is a masterpiece.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Daeothar on April 05, 2019, 12:42:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Lrkk1F3l.jpg)

Loving the homage to the homage :D

Have fun at Salute!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: snitcythedog on April 06, 2019, 11:22:19 PM
Very nice display at Salute.  Looked like the games went well as the table was full the whole time.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on April 06, 2019, 11:56:32 PM
Very nice display at Salute.  Looked like the games went well as the table was full the whole time.

Almost the whole time - nobody plays at lunch and everybody does the shopping first :)

Did I meet you? I talked to a few people at length, but as is the way with these things I've no idea who.

I did manage to get a very few (crappy) shots; of the setup...

(https://i.imgur.com/G8KWA9xl.jpg)

and of some comedy moments...

Game #3 where four guys ended the game all on the same exact space punching each other to death:

(https://i.imgur.com/ET1eTDvl.jpg)

Game #4 where player one lagged player two who lagged player three in response who lagged player one in response... so player four killed them all

(https://i.imgur.com/z0VSyg5l.jpg)

And game #4 again where game was won with a fabulous keyboard mash:

(https://i.imgur.com/FmGAOn0l.jpg)

I did get quite a few passers by taking pics, so there are hopefully some better ones out there to be found.

A few people asked for the game, I'll have to work out the best way to make that available and somehow discoverable and I'll post a link here when I've worked it out.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: snitcythedog on April 07, 2019, 05:38:38 PM
Did I meet you? I talked to a few people at length, but as is the way with these things I've no idea who.
No I passed by about five times and you guys seemed fully engaged.  Figured folks were playing and I would not interrupt.  I also had some folks to meet for lunch so I had to get my shopping in.  Glad it went as well as it looked.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 07, 2019, 05:52:41 PM
Looks great all together, love the details  8)
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Ockman on April 07, 2019, 06:34:38 PM
It looks as if all your hard work was rewarded! Utterly stunning!
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: waitwhat on April 07, 2019, 07:07:46 PM
For entirely ridiculous reasons I will not be continuing this thread (or anything on LAF).

Fully aware of the much reduced audience but nonetheless trying to reach out anyway, my future hobby output will be posted here: https://waitwhatgames.blogspot.com/ (at least until I sort out my own hosting and a proper site).

Thank you all for the feedback and support.
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: AKULA on April 07, 2019, 07:30:11 PM
For entirely ridiculous reasons I will not be continuing this thread (or anything on LAF).

Mate, speaking from personal experience (ie I’ve been there and done that) particularly in the post-Salute wave of emotion...knackered-ness etc.

Have a break from the forum, but I hope you’ll reconsider as you produce some really inspiring work.

Reread the thread in question in a week’s time and maybe exchange a couple of PMs - time gives a bit of perspective on these things.

 :)

Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on April 08, 2019, 08:06:00 AM
I think this is an awesome idea and magnificently executed.  :-*

I have really enjoyed reading this thread and admiring the pictures.

Your creativity and skills are superb:o

Please continue to post a few updates here, if only to remind me to search out your blog.

Mick
Title: Re: Modular Space Hulk - Airlock
Post by: levied troop on April 09, 2019, 05:33:01 PM
I agree, this has been the best looking Sci-Fi scenery I’ve seen in a long time, the photos look stunning. I do hope you’ll continue to update, and it will be fascinating to see what you do next.