LordLithca

Ganger
Jul 19, 2012
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Liverpool
After browsing this forum over the last couple fo years and reading through some absolutely brilliant scenery project threads, I thought it was about time I gave making my own Necromunda scenery a go. But where to start and what would I do?

I remembered reading a thread someone had put on Yaktribe about how to roleplay the different houses and, me being an Orlock player at the moment, I followed their advise and binge watched all 7 seasons of Sons of Anarchy to get a feel for how my Orlocks may operate. That's when I had my idea- I was going to build a display board which would represent my own motorcycyle gang's clubhouse deep in the underhive. But, I decided to set myself a little bit of a challenge as I don't have much storage space at home so would make it in such a way that it could be incorporated into a gaming board in the future.

So my vision is to have a bar/clubhouse tucked away under some sort of gangway, with a contaienr unit on the premises, which represents a hanger-on taking next at the HQ. I drew on my wife's interior architural knowledge and came up with the basic sketch for my board:


The whole thing will be based on a 2ft x 1ft board, made using modular gaming boards sourced from somewhere, an L-shaped bar main building with a small second storey (I knew I wanted to use the L shaped apartment from Micro Art Sudio's Designed for Infinity range), a coverted Munitorum container/workshop (decided that every gang HQ should have an ammo-jack workshop, plus I love the potential of the container models) and then some of the GW's own industrial scenery in the background.

No sooner had the idea been formulated I purchased what I needed and started to put things together-

The bar has a ground floor:

The board has been assembeld (I went for the 2'x1' gaming board form TTcombat in the end, strenghtened by two straight sections of balsa wood to connect them together)

The ammojack's workshop has also begun to take shape, with a workbench, soem wall mounted custom wepaons and my scratchbuilding pride an joy- a bullet press:



That's been the some of the last month of my life, just hoping now to keep the momentum goigng forward. On the immediate to do list is:
Source some LEDs (I have decided that I want to have a go at puttign lights on the bord- thinking one on the clubhouse and one in the workshop at the moment)
Complete the clubhouse building using what other Infinity building pieces I have
Finish the interior of the workshop- looking to get some crates and bits and pieces to make the board more interesting and realistic- empty shell casing, random junk/salvage

Hopefully I'll be able to up date this log soon, assuming my family, work, life generally, and coronavirus outbreaks permit me!
 

LordLithca

Ganger
Jul 19, 2012
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Liverpool
So, here's the latest on the progress of my gaming board.

It's been a month since my last update and, although progress has been substantially slower than I had hoped, progress is still progress. So, firstly, when I looked at what parts I had from the Micro Art Studio kits I had bought and then at what I had left over from the 2/3 build MAS District 5 apartment block I had, I took a massive decision to redesign the clubhouse/bar. Instead of an L shape with a small second story, I now have two L shapes, which I would put together, but with the upper floor rotated 90 degrees, so the entrance has an overhang which can detail with various bits and can also light up. This would also give me a roof terrace to use for displaying models and gaming.

Talking about lighting, I purchased half of my lights- a single double LED lighting pack from Small Scale Lights- a small British company which makes lighting kits to order. They come with switches and battery connectors and the LEDs come in a variety of colours (I went amber to fit in with my gang colours). They've arrived but are not yet fitted:


I haven't done much with the ammo jack workshop yet, except for buying a Necromunda objectives sprue, which I may use to add crates to the container, but I have finally managed to assemble the main structure of the clubhouse. I've done the windows so the ground floor shutters are all down as if the gang is on lockdown and are defending their base, and the upper window shutters are open to give the gang firing positions and a way to see what's going on. I went with putting plasticard behind each window to hide the I thermals which are baste and will contain wires and a battery for the LEDS.

Ive also drilled holes to house the LEDs eventually- one will light the entrance alcove and the other will be in the side wall and light up the roof terrace. I've got a bit of filling to do as I made a few miatakes building the second floor so will need to fill holes and gaps with green stuff, and I need to buy some accessories to dress the outside of the building, including a BAR sign, but otherwise it's the first time I really appreciate the size of the building and I'm excited to get all of the details done and to start painting it up!



 

LordLithca

Ganger
Jul 19, 2012
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Liverpool
As I'm at the mercy of COVID-19 closing down most of the online stores I would use to get the parts for my board, I've decided to finalise the colour scheme for my Orlock gang- The Ore Devils. All I knew is I wanted yellow as a gang colour (which will also be reflected in my board) and so have come up with this:


This was taken just after the washes were applied, so will post a finished photo when it's done, but I'm pretty happy with the effect
 

LordLithca

Ganger
Jul 19, 2012
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Liverpool
I hope everyone is doing well. Can't believe how long this lockdown has gone for in the UK!

Anyways, it's been a few months since my last update and, unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), my job has continued throughout the lockdown so I haven't gained any extra hobby time due to COVID-19. I have managed to do a few bits and pieces, but not at the pace I was hoping for- prolonged delivery periods for key bits and then bits arriving with parts missing being my biggest issue, besides budget. Still I've managed to get hold of some control panels and power points from Antenocitis Workshop, from their Made for Infinity range and so I've been able to put some base layers to my building:




Plan is to wash the building next, then layer and try my hand at some OSL for all of the little yellow dots you see, and generally weather the whole thing. Looking at the size and shape, I think my design plan has changed again so I won't be having a tall walkway over the building to give the impression of bring tucked away under some indutrial ruins, but I've bought some.plasma conduit pipes in a hope that I can still give the effect of it being nestled away in the wastes, even without an additional level.

I have also decided to play with the idea of the Ore Devils being a biker gang and their hideout a stop over point for all passing, allied, Orlock outriders coming to/from the wastes. As such, I built a outrider bike from a Space Marine Scout bike and some bits, which will be parked outside the bar to help give it that feel:




Hopefully I'll be able to get a few photos of the bike and/or bar with a bit more paint on by the end of the month (and greens stuff cargo straps on the back of the bike)!
 

Chaos Moomin

Gang Champion
Jun 30, 2018
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I fully endorse the biker gang approach.

If I ever do Orlocks again, that was always my plan. It's clearly an inspiration on the minis, so I'm surprised you don't see more people leaning into it more by giving them back patches.
 

LordLithca

Ganger
Jul 19, 2012
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Liverpool
I fully endorse the biker gang approach.

If I ever do Orlocks again, that was always my plan. It's clearly an inspiration on the minis, so I'm surprised you don't see more people leaning into it more by giving them back patches.


I was thinking of painting up the metal parts on their jackets different to represent different patches, and use the metal plate between the shoulders as a top rocker (that's what they call it on Sons of Anarchy, so I'm going with that!) But felt I couldn't do it justice
 

RonBSM

The Upside Down Troll
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I hope everyone is doing well. Can't believe how long this lockdown has gone for in the UK!

Anyways, it's been a few months since my last update and, unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), my job has continued throughout the lockdown so I haven't gained any extra hobby time due to COVID-19. I have managed to do a few bits and pieces, but not at the pace I was hoping for- prolonged delivery periods for key bits and then bits arriving with parts missing being my biggest issue, besides budget. Still I've managed to get hold of some control panels and power points from Antenocitis Workshop, from their Made for Infinity range and so I've been able to put some base layers to my building:




Plan is to wash the building next, then layer and try my hand at some OSL for all of the little yellow dots you see, and generally weather the whole thing. Looking at the size and shape, I think my design plan has changed again so I won't be having a tall walkway over the building to give the impression of bring tucked away under some indutrial ruins, but I've bought some.plasma conduit pipes in a hope that I can still give the effect of it being nestled away in the wastes, even without an additional level.

I have also decided to play with the idea of the Ore Devils being a biker gang and their hideout a stop over point for all passing, allied, Orlock outriders coming to/from the wastes. As such, I built a outrider bike from a Space Marine Scout bike and some bits, which will be parked outside the bar to help give it that feel:




Hopefully I'll be able to get a few photos of the bike and/or bar with a bit more paint on by the end of the month (and greens stuff cargo straps on the back of the bike)!
Yes, yes and yes.

I love this. The bikes are awesome and to be honest, the latest thing that has demolished my time is Tribemeet 2020 and TinkerCAD- boats. So I'm all about vehicle action in Necromunda right now.
 

undertaker

Gang Hero
Oct 21, 2016
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Bit late to comment, but thought I'd say that I really like the new double L shape of your bar. It's got visual interest, while still being a practical building. Maybe needs a dumpster near around the back door, to really give it that bar feel.

This project has all the hallmarks of awesomeness about it. (y)
 

LordLithca

Ganger
Jul 19, 2012
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Liverpool
Hi all, just wanted to post a small update on this project. My painting time has drastically reduced as my work and family commitments increase, but I've been working away at this project in some form or another over the months. My container workshop is now base coated and I've got some scatter terrain to use later on and I've picked up the materials for some white fencing, but my bar is coming along nicely

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As you can see I have highlighted it, and painted glow effect across it (a first for me, which I'm pretty impressed with ad a first attempt). I've even installed a couple of actual LED lights as well, so will try and get a photo of them soon. It's still a bit clean, so last effect will be to add weathering then probably some posters to some of the walls and then that will be this part of the board done!