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Author Topic: The Gray Haven project (updated 01-19-2014) more buildings and stuff pg. 4  (Read 15090 times)

Offline magokiron

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-09-2012) General board progress
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2012, 11:17:39 PM »
Taking shape.

Your zombie city will be a pleasure to play in... If you're a gamer and not a 28mm mini!

Thanks for sharing.
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Offline Papa Spanky

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Hydracorp building finished
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2012, 02:33:05 AM »
I finished this the other day: The Hydracorp building.

 Hydracorp is a highly secretive multi-billion dollar company. So when they bought and renovated an old office building in a small mid-western town, no one knew why.  Hummers, equipment for the local police department and millions to the local chamber of commerce each year guarantees  no one asks.



For those that don't remember, this building started out as a collapsible storage crate from the dollar store. 
 


 Front and back shots. I lined the windows and front door with frosted vinyl file separators.
The back door opens. It was a pain to do, but it works.


This is the second floor office cubicles. I say this building is done, but it really need furniture and decor. That I will add over time, but for now its game ready.



The second floor lifts off to show the... empty first floor! At least you get a good shot of the backdoor and the stairs.


The outside sidewalk and lawn. The tree and bush are removable for storage. I tried to get the tree to look like it had that landscape ring cut around it to hide that it was on a base. I used herbs mixed with PVA to make the mulch.

I'm pretty happy with this build, even though it was a lot of work.

More to follow,
Papa Spanky
« Last Edit: February 21, 2018, 12:48:52 AM by Papa Spanky »

Offline zizi666

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-12-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2012, 04:52:31 AM »
 :o
that is one mighty fine looking building !
 :-*
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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-12-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2012, 06:30:10 AM »
Very nice indeed! It perfectly captures that almost Art Deco feel of this type of building, and the colour choice really finishes it off. And you are right; it does need some interior. A reception desk to begin with I'd say (which should be easy enough to do. But since it's already useable for gaming, I'm sure that will end up on the back burner for years. You know; like placing the trimming after laying a laminate floor... ;)

Was it difficult to keep the parts of the crate together once you seperated the floors? I like the idea of the tubes in the corners to fit the top floor onto. And did you use the bottom of the crate for the roof and just put a sheet on top, or did you replace it?
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Offline Papa Spanky

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-12-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2012, 01:39:33 PM »

 I'm sure that will end up on the back burner for years. You know; like placing the trimming after laying a laminate floor... ;)

Was it difficult to keep the parts of the crate together once you seperated the floors? I like the idea of the tubes in the corners to fit the top floor onto. And did you use the bottom of the crate for the roof and just put a sheet on top, or did you replace it?

I barely finish the trimwork in my real house  lol
The crates stay together really well actually. The hinges on the sides formed notches that the top half fit right into. Yep I did use the bottom of the crate as the roof, but I took it off and flipped it over. It helped create the parapet lip around the roof edge.

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-12-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2012, 04:06:00 PM »
Outstanding- very effective
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And for Ultra-modern Wargaming check out Hotel Zugando at http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Burgundavia

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-12-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2012, 02:46:49 AM »
I really didn't think you could make a plastic crate look like anything other than a plastic crate. My hats off to you for this build.

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-12-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2012, 08:30:20 AM »
Wasn't convinced at all with  the first wip shots, but I have to say I really like the way these have turned out. Well done.

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« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 09:29:29 PM by Commander Vyper »
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Offline Papa Spanky

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-12-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2012, 08:18:45 PM »
As promised- finished shots. There is glass in the windows and doors (plastic sheet actually) but you cant really tell in these pics. The interior was detailed with post office posters I found on the web and boxes fromTommyguns paper terrain. The floor is patterned scrapbook paper.

Thanks for looking, Q and C welcomed!
Papa Spanky
« Last Edit: February 21, 2018, 12:49:40 AM by Papa Spanky »

Offline Mason

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-27-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2012, 09:12:16 PM »
 :o

My, oh my, Papa!

That ofice block has come out really well, indeed!
I love the way the various floors fit together to make it fully accessible.
Genius!
 :-*


The PO is really nice too.
Love the floor.

I love coming back to this project.
You never disappoint!
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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-27-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2012, 01:07:16 PM »
Most excellent work on the Post Office there! 8)

I really like the carpet on the floor, very convincing indeed. Consider that idea firmly filed for future reference ;)

Offline Papa Spanky

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 08-27-2012) Hydracorp
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2012, 10:18:49 PM »
I added some streetlights to my town:



AND finished the large one story storage crate building.


I decided on a less "silly" name for this business, thanks to those who gave suggestions.

There is quite a bit more to see and a tiny how- to for the streetlights over at my blog.
Questions and comments wanted!
Papa Spanky
« Last Edit: February 21, 2018, 12:50:05 AM by Papa Spanky »

Offline grant

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 09-02-2012) Mysterious East Imports
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2013, 02:44:54 AM »
Super inspiring board! Ideas will be borrowed!!!
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Offline SBRPearce

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 09-02-2012) Mysterious East Imports
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2013, 12:06:13 PM »
Beautiful work. Blog link, please? I need to see how the streetlights are done. (Do they light up?!!)
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Offline sundayhero

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Re: The Gray Haven project (updated 09-02-2012) Mysterious East Imports
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2013, 07:43:33 PM »
That's a really nice project. Not only well executed, but also really clever ideas and recycled materials.

I'm currently building my own modern/super heroes city, and I'm far from your results. And I didn't have 1/10 of the great ideas you had  :o

 

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