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Offline uti long smile

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Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« on: August 23, 2021, 04:55:27 PM »
This week I have taken a bit of time off, so had a chance to actually do some hobby stuff for the first time in forever. So did a bit of scratchbuilding for a Colony 87 photo shoot next month.

This started life as Warbases Fast Food shack. https://warbases.co.uk/product/fast-food-shack/







Clad it in some plasticard off-cuts to give the paint something to cling too, then raided the bits box to slowly build up the detailing.



















Added some black lava to dirty up the base earlier and might clad the roof too. Spent a bit more time cladding and riveting the roof.







Then a quick undercoat to tie it all together. I think it’s going to be a Ramen Bar as I have sourced some great peculiar posters that should look good.









« Last Edit: October 01, 2021, 10:24:32 PM by uti long smile »
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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 05:16:16 PM »
That’s pretty darn good!

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2021, 05:24:35 PM »
BUILDING TWO
Waiting for some paint to arrive tomorrow, so started on another one - a Syd Mead/Bladerunner style parade of shops.

Started with another Warbases MDF building (Tire Store) and then just kept adding various Crooked Dice resin bits and stuff from the bits box. I have found the trick is to not think about it too much, stick it on and just keep building!

Only about half way round and loads of tidying up to be done, but think this one is shaping up nicely. A sneaky preview of one of the new sculpts from the  upcoming Colony 87 Kickstarter too :)












« Last Edit: October 01, 2021, 10:23:52 PM by uti long smile »

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 05:28:21 PM »
That’s pretty darn good!

Thank you Sir! Having a lot of fun with these!

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2021, 06:03:18 PM »
Looking good mate  8)

‘Black lava’…. Do tell  :)

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2021, 06:06:43 PM »
Lovely work.  Looking at it in its current state I do kind of wonder if you really needed that mdf kit at the heart of it all, it's pretty much vanished completely at this point.  :)

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2021, 06:09:47 PM »
Lovely work.  Looking at it in its current state I do kind of wonder if you really needed that mdf kit at the heart of it all, it's pretty much vanished completely at this point.  :)

Needed something to stick it all too. They were samples from Martin, so thought I would but them to good use :)

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2021, 06:13:40 PM »
Looking good mate  8)

‘Black lava’…. Do tell  :)

AKA Vallejo black splodge. Proper name ‘Earth based acrylics’. Premixed gunk that you just paint on. Use it for tarmac etc. Love the texture of it :)

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2021, 06:23:29 PM »
Those look great Karl, the additional detailing makes them really pop, can’t wait to see them painted

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2021, 06:40:06 PM »
That looks amazing Uti!  :o

Where is the hipster mini from? Your range?
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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2021, 06:43:29 PM »
Very nicely done!
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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2021, 08:13:13 PM »
That looks amazing Uti!  :o

Where is the hipster mini from? Your range?

Ta! The food vendor is from the last wave:

https://crooked-dice.co.uk/product/sci-fi-street-folk/


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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2021, 08:23:16 PM »
They’re so beautiful! Blade Runner meets Rogue Trader (Blade Trader?) :o  Love ‘em!  :-*
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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2021, 08:45:56 PM »
These both lookcracking!

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2021, 08:52:05 PM »
Oh, this is going to be a fun thread to follow! Really nice work on those buildings. For all my efforts I can't figure out how to work with MDF in a way that doesn't just end up looking like MDF.

 

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