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Offline Rich H

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A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:16:01 AM »
It's been in my head for a few months...  build a battle of Berlin Reichstag table.  I'm going to use a LOT of artistic licence.

Reichstag is approx 140m so at 1/56 that is about 8ft long, so I'll build it at 1/100 which brings it down to approx 4ft.  Whiel this seems extreme it's still very large and the lack of 'human size' doors means it won't be that obvious (I hope).  I'll be making the facade about 6" deep so it doesn't occupy the whole table but you can still get in to use the internal spaces.  (we also play in 15mm so the scale will work for that!)

I'm also planning to make the Koningsplatz fit on the table with the Kroll Opera house on the other end (Probably...)  So obviously the scale is basically being ignored.

The Koningsplatz had a collapsed subway tunnel full of water wth a couple of bridges in the middle as well as a bunker to the north and rubble/ruins/trenches all over.

I'll also be moving the 2x WW1 Heavy Tanks from outside the Berlin museum to the Koningsplatz as I like the idea and it's prety iconic (if rather a stretch).  Currently trying to establish what the buildings infront of the Reichstag look lik as it looks like it was at least partially built over.

Then I jsut need a last level force to face my Russians...

Thoughts or suggestions welcome!

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 11:16:41 AM »
My first thought is you are completely bonkers
......but after seeing your other work
........my second is I cannot wait to see it finished and in action  lol

Offline cromojaro

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 11:25:51 AM »
Good luck!
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Offline Rich H

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 01:40:53 PM »
I'll need it! :D

Pic of Koningsplatz in front


The sort of clutter required (Quite a few pics are post war after the square has been cleared):


I plan on making the damage something like this:

Offline Rich H

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 01:43:19 PM »

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 02:18:12 PM »
Wow!

I definitely look forward to seeing how this works out.

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 03:10:04 PM »
This has tons of promise, looking very much forward to it. A slightly condensed-volumne "caricature" is probably the only way it can be done, and in 28mm probably the best way to do it, anyway.

One thing before you go designing road signs: It's "Königsplatz", or, if your keyboard doesn't support umlauts, "Koenigsplatz".

Offline levied troop

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 04:07:55 PM »
Will be watching this with interest, but from a safe distance (you might be infectious!)
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Offline Rich H

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 04:50:50 PM »
Thanks all.  Its pretty ambitious...  so might come to nought but hopefully...

I'm some way off roadsigns! lol

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 05:10:24 PM »
Very promising  8)

Would it be an idea to build it modular so you could have only a corner or the whole thing on the table depending on the game?

Offline Rich H

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 05:46:38 PM »
It will be.  The towers, facades and central bit will be separate

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 07:36:08 PM »
Eu sempre te amarei
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Offline Rich H

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 09:33:20 PM »
'Battle damage' will be easier :D

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 09:53:50 PM »
 :o

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 10:33:19 PM »
I may be retired but ,I'd  strongly recommend a medication review  lol

Oh I do love a mad cap plan.(coz they never finish where you thought they would when you started.)

Good luck.