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    Does anyone know how to make hive cities cause the only thing i've seen is a set of shelves painted up and each shelf represents a seperate floor of the hive.

    Anyone know any other ideas on how to make them?

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    I saw one made out of acoustic ceiling tiles. The large rectangular ones. They were snapped apart and look very much like concrete slab. In the "breaks" wires were inserted to simulate rebar sticking out of the concrete. It was painted with cheap house paint. A solid grey base with light grey, white, and black for various edges, broken bits, etc. the whole thing wast finely splattered with paint droplets to give it a more concrete look. Very inexpensive and HUGE.

    The actual layout was similar to looking several huge apartment buildings that had the sides torn off. Sort of a downtown city post holocaust. The destroyed look was chosen because it was too hard to play a game with whole buildings as you could not get access to the interior without lifting off top levels each time (like a stack of boxes). Plus it was easier to build. Not a whole lot of measuring or accurate cutting.

    A bunch of 4" strips were cut first. Then a number of floors (about 18" square) were broken out leaving rough edges. The 4" stips were broken into sections and arranged as interior walls. An occasional door was cut in, but mostly it was just leaving broken openings so the minis could move from room to room. No floor had any rooms that could not be reached from outside the building by a human hand.

    If I can find the picture again I&#39;ll post a link.

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    sounds pretty sick dude a link would be cool if you can ever find it.

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    I had the idea that maybe if you do like rough circular floorings and then stack it up like a wedding cake&#33;

    That way you could access it from any direction and it would have plenty of floors to battle over.

    Plus your supports would be easy, just buy standard wedding cake stands and paint them up to look Gothic. (Or whatever theme you go for)

    Ingenious, send me your feedback and let me know what you think.
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    Mmmmm......wedding cake......sound both cool and tasty. The problem with hive citys is that they are massive so you could only hope to model a small section. A power plant might be good.........
    A Rhino? SLOTH!

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    Yeah i know what you mean Mr Shadow,

    The only way you could get a realistic sized hive city would be to devote a whole room of your house to it.
    And that just for somewhere to put it, the actual cost of preparing the room would cost too much anyway.
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    Ok here&#39;s the best and proparbly the easiest way to do it.
    Get you hands on some necromunda bulkheads.
    They easily be made into something like a hive city terrain.
    Other than that try thinking of a run down place with old buildings and stuff and you basically have the underhive.
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    Hive cities are basically constructed as thier name sounds. They are hives as in honeycomb shaped sectors. The higer up the hive you get the richer it is. The lower down the hive you get the slumier it gets. Just jam pack that thing with a bunch of multi-level buildings and industrial type buildings and you should have a good hive city. The whole board should have sort of a concrete look about it. I would encourage some radioactive sludge pools as well. I will be building my necromunda board here shortly. When I&#39;m finished I&#39;ll post my results. Are you building a hive city for 40k or Necromunda. The necromunda book has a pretty good description of the hive cities if you could get your hands on that. As for the necromunda terrain that comes with the game I think it&#39;s kinda cheesy and at times flimsy. The bulkheads are ok though. Good luck on your build.

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