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Offline Warren Abox

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Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:01:41 PM »
Been slapping together a new table for interior fights between my 15mm dudes.

Here's the floorplan, with some areas left unpainted, and the scatter terrain dry-placed prior to painting.


A close-up of the starport lounge and a rec area in a balcony.


Expect more updates in the coming weeks.  This will mostly likely see use with either the first edition of "Five Parsecs from Home" or "Void Pirates".  Those little light-trader crew games cry out for a space station for scenarios rather than the same woods my fantasy boys fight over, and pretty soon they'll have it.


Offline robh

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 09:57:53 PM »
Looks like a fun battleground.  Void Pirates is a great set of rules for that kind of skirmish.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 12:47:08 AM »
Awesome!  Canít wait to see many more pictures of the project.

Dan

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 02:39:08 AM »
Nice work can't wait to see more!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline Ockman

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 03:55:25 AM »
Wow, that looks amazing!

Great work on these, I am really impressed!

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2020, 02:28:13 PM »
Awwwww yeah! That whole setup is my jam. Great work. Love the little furniture details, and I'm going to have to try my hand at some of those!

Can you get some closer pictures of your other scatter bits? Planters, piled of boxes, etc? For that matter, closer pictures of each section would be appreciated in general!

Offline Warren Abox

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 09:50:05 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement, guys.  I'll get more pics up once I get some paint on the scatter terrain.

For now, I can show you the cargo area scatter that has been permanently affixed.  The boxes and drums are mostly just bits of balsa or dowel cut and capped with cereal box cardboard.  I salvaged them from a big spaceship that didn't quite work as gaming terrain.  Here's a shot of the old home:



I have a tutorial for the planter boxes up on the YouTubes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmk4XJ9Hn_U

Offline fluffy05

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2020, 05:32:37 AM »
Fantastic!

Subscribed and looking forward to more  ;)
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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2020, 03:15:30 PM »
Thanks, and looking forward to more pictures.

Offline Warren Abox

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2020, 01:21:35 AM »
Painting up the furniture now in one big block.  Once I get them all installed, will post more pics.  Here are a couple of close-ups of the landing/parking area.





The planter box with the weird alien cactus is the only thing not glued into place.  The big green machine in the smaller room is just bits of action figure (1/6 scale) guns and cannons glued into place.  The gray control boxes are wire Utilitech multi-wire connectors.  Cut off the raised ID marks molded into the plastic, and glue them holes down, and they make great vending machines/control panels at 15mm scale.  The trash cans are crimp sleeves.  (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-Push-In-10-Pack-Multi-colored-Push-In-Wire-Connectors/999953378)




Offline Ockman

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2020, 06:22:37 AM »
Wow, that is really cool. Love it!

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2020, 01:04:22 PM »
More great stuff! Those vending machines are terrific. That is a great re-purposing! How tall are they?

Offline Warren Abox

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2020, 09:11:08 PM »
I don't have specific measurements, but that figure is a Ground Zero Games figure in 15mm.  It's a bit stunty, so probably close to 15mm even.

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2020, 12:12:46 AM »
Wow that all looks so cool, are you looking forward to a wasteland game of fallout as well?

Offline Warren Abox

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Re: Tortugastra: A 15mm Wretched Hive
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2020, 07:02:51 AM »
Say, this could work for that.  You'd have to use 15mm proxies like the Federal troopers from Khurasan. 

More furnishings in place:







 

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