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Have been digging out all of my Necromunda appropriate unpainted Armorcast scenery and prepping, priming and giving it all a wash in prep for doing a Necro table.

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These were the prototypes for the Armorcast bubbly tanks that I (fortunately) kept.
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so many awesome pieces, how do you find time to paint all this :D

the hardware store is a good place to look for necro terrain, i got some pvc piping for a vaccume cleaner central :D
 

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Very impressive collection! :eek:

Has to be joy for your gaming group!
 
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matswo said:
so many awesome pieces, how do you find time to paint all this :D
1. Work at it for many years and...
2. Have other people do some of the painting. :D
3. Develop quick painting techniques

Some of the stuff is Armorcast display terrain (overhead pipes, soda can tanks) painted by Shawn Lux for our catalog and web site photos, that I kept when Armorcast was sold. Sean Patten (http://www.ironhands.com/) painted the Plasticville building in trade for some Armorcast terrain.

I did all the parts prep and priming for the models to be painted for the Armorcast catalog/web site. This usually involved prepping and priming three to five of each piece of twenty+ single and multi-part kits per release, so I've worked out assembly line techniques for priming pieces using many Rubbermaid lazy susans and a small spray booth with vent fan.

All of the gray washed pieces were recently washed while watching seasons one and two of Battlestar Galactica on borrowed DVDs. :) Most of the rest of the painting of all these pieces will be drybrushing and stippling in lighter shades of gray, blue, green, purple, orange and red, followed by thin washes in similar colors. Details will be picked out with heavier washes because its much quicker to paint detail with heavily thinned paint or washes.
The catwalks and platform between them in the center of the Misc stuff photo give an idea of how these techniques can work at providing a more "theatrical" (as GW calls it) experience. Click on the photo to enlarge it a little bit. Will post some close ups of these pieces soon.

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Here are some better pics of the high color intensity catwalks and platforms and a shot of the Hobbit Mirkwood set for comparison. Note that these photos were taken in full sun. These pieces were the first experiments using this idea. future pieces will be toned down a bit. Color intensity also drops a bit under normal interior lighting.

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Just as an example of hotter theatrical colors, here is a shot of the Mirkwood set for the Hobbit with bumped up colors for the 3D film process.

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timdp said:
Some of the stuff is Armorcast display terrain (overhead pipes, soda can tanks) painted by Shawn Lux for our catalog and web site photos, that I kept when Armorcast was sold. Sean Patten (http://www.ironhands.com/) painted the Plasticville building in trade for some Armorcast terrain.
Dude you're friends with the Ironhands dude? His stuff is awesome! I really like his terrain and I want to give Gobbledy Gook a whirl and his Derelict rules look interesting. Plus I just drool over his Aliens gear.
 
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nooker said:
Dude you're friends with the Ironhands dude? His stuff is awesome! I really like his terrain and I want to give Gobbledy Gook a whirl and his Derelict rules look interesting. Plus I just drool over his Aliens gear.
Yeah, although he moved up to Seattle from the SF Bay Area, so I have not seen him in a while.
He it a very talented kitbasher and his site is great with lots of tips and ideas. I look at it occasionally for inspiration...
 
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Fun new scenery material: Square PVC gutter downspouts. You can pick up a 10' piece of this stuff at the hardware store for under $10. Its a bit flexy, but any detail additions should make it plenty rigid.

Here are pics of the start of my spire for the Lord of The Spire scenario and a couple of catwalks made by cutting a piece of the downspout down the middle; quick and dirty.... Photobucket does not seem to be capable of uploading pics tonight, so these are attachments.

There are also round PVC downspouts that might work for tunnels and large piping.

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Got a little work done on the catwalk and the spire. Turns out the pvc downspout glues well with liquid Tamiya plastic model cement. There will be platforms, walkways, ladders etc. and a taller extension to the tallest piece.

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odd as it might sound, i had the exact same idea for a tower. i acquired some clear plastic tubes from a former employer that would fit that design pretty well. what kind of measurements did you use?
 
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That scissor lift could make for an extremely dramatic addition to an Escape Route Scenario... especially if the opponents were zombies, giant rats, etc... some type of horde with majority close combat attacks... fighting through a mess of low-level/ ground-level structures up onto a platform where the skyjack awaits to lift you up to a ventilation shaft or similar escape route...
 
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nickcastle said:
odd as it might sound, i had the exact same idea for a tower. i acquired some clear plastic tubes from a former employer that would fit that design pretty well. what kind of measurements did you use?
The two longer pieces were cut randomly with the longest one being about 2' long and the other 16.5". The two shorter pieces are multiples of 3.5" at 7" and 10.5". The scenery are a recent game I played in used 3.5" for the floor spacing which allows a little more room to maneuver figs.
 
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timdp said:
The two longer pieces were cut randomly with the longest one being about 2' long and the other 16.5". The two shorter pieces are multiples of 3.5" at 7" and 10.5". The scenery are a recent game I played in used 3.5" for the floor spacing which allows a little more room to maneuver figs.
good point. i was going to do a 3, 6, 9, 12 set up. didn't give thought to maneuvering models.
 
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Here are a couple of pics of the con game with the 3.5" to 4" spacing. Just noticed that he used a lot of GW building walls instead of Necromunda bulkheads. Probably a good idea...


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GW walls should be about 3", that's how I've come to base the format of 3", 6", 9", etc..., not sure who the guy in the pic too embarrassed to be a Necro fan is but you ought to change his understanding of cool 8)...

I'm pretty sure that's a Tropicana lid at the top as well ;D...
 
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