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Author Topic: Land of the Dead. Last Days: zombie apocalypse game table project  (Read 361 times)

Offline The Voivod

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resisting the urge to invest some extra exposable income in extra mini's I got myself decent hotwire cutter, an affordable airbrush and some highdensity styrodur.
I'm gonna make me some scenery.

Specifically, I'm gonna make a modular, suburban gamingg table for Last days.

Being almost completly new to the tools I of course opted to make the most complicated building first. Well, at least I'll now my stuff when I finish this I'll know my stuff.
I want to add a gunstore, motel and gasstation. As well a the actual board and scatter terrain.

I allready noted that I, perhaps, made the church a bit big for the board. Probably two more sizable buildings next to it should do, Especially If I can place my models inside. But it all being modular this won't be much of a problem.

First build the walls, floor and textured them, by drawing lines and rolling wrapped up foil on them. Then stuck them together and hid the seems, as well as adding a bit more interest to the exterior.
Next will be some interior, mainly an altar and some colomns. Pews will follow at some later date when the board is finished.

Then the roof, a bell tower and to decide wether to go for closed wooden windows or stained glass.

'Mercy? I am far to brave to grant you mercy.'

Offline Clearco

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Re: Land of the Dead. Last Days: zombie apocalypse game table project
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 06:02:59 PM »
Looking good so far!  :)
How did you manage to cut out the archs and windows? I have always such a hard time cutting round forms and curves with the cutter...

Offline The Voivod

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Re: Land of the Dead. Last Days: zombie apocalypse game table project
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 09:29:15 AM »
Thanks,
I don't use the cutter. I made a card mould to trace with a byro and then cut it with a scalpel. There's probably a way to use the cutter, but I'm new with it.
I do know a way to make circles, but I have to experiment with that technique first.

Made some colomns and an altar yesterday. Creating some interest on the inside as well as some cover. The model is a lot bigger then I intended. A result of my "make it up as I go along" approach. So ot need some cover and exits on al sides, to make an interesting gaming piece.
Didn't glue them in place yet for ease of painting.

After that I made a simple skeleton for the roof and created both facades for it, I allso covered it in card, to act as a bassis for the roof tiles, which is gonna be a &^*&* of a chore.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Land of the Dead. Last Days: zombie apocalypse game table project
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 10:20:05 AM »
Excellent work.

Offline The Voivod

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Re: Land of the Dead. Last Days: zombie apocalypse game table project
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 02:08:17 PM »
Thank you

Less time these last few days and to be honest, I was a bit restless and did some computer gaming.

But I did want some progress and I decided on some fun stuff.

Nothing spectacular skill wise, but it does make the model come to life a bit. This is both to hide seams, which is criticall in scenery maing in my view and create a less flat more intersting model. I allso added the steps to the front.