ORB ArchHive1995 Dome Wall Build Log

Kitcar

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I thought I would tie the progress on my hive build in this thread, rather than venting across several that end up being off-topic. :) This portion of the ArchHive 1995 is constructed in the ORB style buildings. No apologies for the coarse construction, that shall improve. I have used 0.080" polystyrene for most of the sheeting for floor needs, and thinner for other applications like tunnels. Thoughts are always welcome.

Feb 2019 EDIT: I have deconstructed some of the shabby parts and have created floor plates that show black areas, meant to depict the void under the buildings. It is meant to be placed onto a black table top. Falling off a building is likely to result in you rolling on the "Random caught in giant spiderweb 5 miles down" table. You may or may not get to rejoin your gang.... bwahaha. ahem.
 
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looks great dude, thats a whole lot of bulkhead goodness right there
 
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Iv got total tower envy!
Not even clockworks is that big!
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No, of coarse I don’t keep a picture that I check out all the time! It is for educational purposes only!
 
Consider remaking the floors so that you don't create a lot of cave like spaces where it's hard to fiddle around with models, I suggest buildings with a large pillar or two in the center and floors shooting out without outer support, rather like balconies. The original Necromunda set came with little L shaped buttresses, those can be flipped upside down and make cool supports for your floors.
 
It would be cave like indeed. Strangely it's the opposite of what you typically see on a classical Necromunda setup. The Mortalis boards better fit the description of a cave.
 
Definitely don’t curtail the effort! How on earth did you get that many old school bulkheads? I remember searching for them on eBay a year ago and thinking how hard they were to get hold of for a reasonable price and that I wouldn’t likely be able to get enough to make something cool like this!
 
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The original Necromunda set came with little L shaped buttresses, those can be flipped upside down and make cool supports for your floors.

Like these? I have already used them up. I have more home-made somewhere, assembled to make a connection for a specific game layout, now gone. These are magnetized for connection to a building.
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OOPS, not the butressess, yes I have a zip bag of them. I will be adding some to the models later.

Just a little tooo early in the day.

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mate, that is an incredible amout of card terrain! I love it!

now, the real question, are you planning to paint those bulkheads or leave them in glorious grey?
 
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now, the real question, are you planning to paint those bulkheads or leave them in glorious grey?
They are flat black over primer sometimes now. Too many to detail now. Of course I painted them 15 years ago then stored them. The excess plastic in the cross patterned bulkheads I started leaving on. Isotropic fuel rods as an objective (paint the one you want to be the objective).

All the floors, etc. except for a few struts, are painted. Tried to keep the original themed color scheme, a little brighter perhaps. The green is Mystic Green lacquer. Shiny hot.
 
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