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Author Topic: Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.  (Read 2116 times)

Offline eilif

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Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:28:23 PM »
I've been working for a long time building terrain from bits and toys, using many of the techniques from Necromundicon and some of my own. Building things like the hi-rise I posted earlier:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=69505.0

Recently, I've decided to have another go my self at doing a of an in-progress how-to, sharing some of the techniques I've learned or created as shown on 3 projects from building through priming.  Finished versions to come later.

The full tutorial with in progress pictures and construction tops is here:
http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.com/2014/08/toy-bashing-urban-terrain.html

But here are some pics of the 3 projects within

A Power Station made from a Hot Wheels Launcher


Building under construction, made from a toy car parking garage.



Elevated Train Station from a Fisher Price toy.

Offline Mason

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Re: Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 05:20:08 PM »
I have enjoyed seeing your previous builds so am really looking forward to seeing these progress.
 8) 8)


Offline Bobble

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Re: Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 06:29:04 PM »
Very impressive stuff :-*

Looking forward to seeing how these come out!

Offline eilif

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Re: Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 09:51:07 PM »
Thanks,  I'll try not to disappoint with the paintjobs!

Offline Cherno

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Re: Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 10:05:41 PM »
The train station looks splendid, even unpainted! Well, except the oversized steps on the staircaase ;)

Offline mysteriousbill

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Re: Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 02:48:43 AM »
They are oversized, but are they big enough to hold a figure? I always hate it when you have to leave a figure at the bottom of perfect looking steps (or a hill) and say how far they are up, because they'll fall off if you put them on.

Offline eilif

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Re: Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 03:25:53 AM »
The steps are terribly oversized, but they do comfortably hold a figure on a 25 or even 30mm base if it's turned correctly. I had thought about trying to plascard them over and make intermediate pseudo-steps that the figures' base could still slide under. However, I'm all about the fast-and-dirty when it comes to terrain, so I decided that the size of the steps as-is was a fair trade for ease of figure placement

Offline pocoloco

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Re: Toybashing. 3 in-progress Urban Terrain Pieces.
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 05:21:47 AM »
Nice!  8)

That train station is indeed looking cool already at this stage.

 

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