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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:51 am 
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I've taken some pics while assembling a GW Manifactorum, the building in the City of Death line that better suits Necromunda, imo.
I've removed lots of skulls (mainly the ones on the floors) and slightly tweaked the original design to make it more "playable". I love scenery that aren't a mere obstacle, but allow some navigation, so I've tried to provide multiple access points, and more bits of cover, as the ground floor door, or the pipe that I plan to assemble pointing downward. I also plan to add a balcony, to provide both shooting platform and access point.

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the real trouble will be painting, I don't know if I will have the will to do it...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:43 am 
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I like it, that top level will be a sniper/heavy's delight!

As for painting, just spray it black for a basecoat (I don't even use Citadel paints for scenery, just some cheap can from Home Depot). Then, are you familiar with drybrushing? I use some cheap paint from local hobby stores for this, I don't bother using the expensive Citadel paints. I just drybrush on some gray, concentrating on corners/edges. After I'm happy with the coverage, I go back over, drybrushing with white, but doing a much lighter coat. Then if you want, you can go back and hand-paint details. Drybrushing is the key for terrain, it's super easy and cheap and it goes by very fast.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:48 am 
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thanks for advice. sure I wasn't planning to paint it with the care and details reserved to miniatures :)
your drybrush approach sounds quick enough to give it a try. many thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:44 am 
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some spare time in the weekend allowed me to continue assembling this piece of terrain (in addition to converting and star painting various stuff for Mordheim :)).
having received some plastruct suff ordered on eBay, I have assembled the balcony I planned.

here are some pics (taken with cell phone, sorry for the quality).

preparation:

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assembling:

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near-finished:

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I'm pretty satisfied by the result. I wanted another access point for this terrain, and I wanted it more "playable". I dont like inexpugnable fortresses on my table, as they tend to lead to a more static game (once reached, no-one leaves). this terrain instead, although still has a "defensive side", provides easier access for "attackers", granting more dynamic games, I think.


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 4:53 am 
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I am looking at shinny new manufactorum bought with exact sam purpose.

but longer i am looking at it, longer i am thinkig to buy another one, or some other building and built bigger structure..

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:25 am 
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http://www.gf9.com/store/index.php?cPath=77

This company does some wonderful buildings. They come pre-painted, too.


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:11 am 
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But none of them screams Necromunda to me, aned theyare both pricey and not customisable.

I am waiting for Micro art catwalk set
but i suspect price might be high..
http://microartstudio.com/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=19026

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Wow! That catwalk set is gorgeous! If the price is right I'm definitely going for it.

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