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I just thought I'd share this with everyone since it seems to be a popular subject.
This is how our Cityfight table evolved over the seasons. It started out on the cheap side and began to steadily progress, as it became the preferred table to play on, and my painting skills advanced.
In the beginning it was all cardboard and soda cans.....
It got painted here and there.....
In a matter of months a curse had taken hold
And then those bums came out with new terrain, pretty new terrain.....
Sorry for the bad pic, I'll take a better one tomorrow.
I must be doing up a new piece every month by now. But it seems to be worth it. The new building sets can get very expensive very quick though.
There's more pics on my site, posting them all here would be silly of me.
I liked the second picture the best, but thats because I like the simplicity of it. And the big green holes could be fun to say "My necron's preliminary Gauss bombardment burned it"/"My Dark Angels Plasma bombardment did it"
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Yeah I haven't gotten a good pic of the new setup yet. And the big green building has been labeled as uber cheap super cover. I had to stop letting people pick it in games as you could hide an entire army in it. It's been relegated to mission specific games.
The actual street layout is permanent, the buildings get shifted around on a whim. My new project is to make a full 3rd story street system(roughly 2 feet of adjustable roadway at least) It adds alot of depth to the gameplay. 1' of it is finished in the last pic.
I think it looks great! Tables like yours are much more fun than the standard green sheet of plywood. It looks like a blast to work on, too. Keep up the awesome work, I can't wait to see more.
I like the simple idea of showing us how everthing has evolved.
In my case it is a great view that something actually has been done
In my recent experience with cityfight terrain it has mostly been dominated by prefabricated or GW stuff, not that I don't respect their models or anything, but I feel that the cityfight gaming table you find everywhere has a tendency to be the same.
Had it been up to me to design stuff for my gaming club I would have made everything from scratch.
I respect your efforts and they look good.
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those storage tanks- are they just pop cans? if so whats on top? lovely idea keep it up
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Those are actually made from pop cans and a bit from armorcast called "beverage can storage tanks" .those storage tanks- are they just pop cans? if so whats on top?
Linky - look in the "discontinued terraform scenery" section.
They're a discontinued product, though still found in abundance at my local(closest) hobby store.
I really like them. Though I still have to paint it up better.
Great keep up the good work.
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my latest post in 3 years. I've been away a long time.
I find the best way to make scenery is by using the foam-card stuff they make signs out of in supermarkets. It's the perfect scale, extremely easy to work with and pins and glues together easily to make really realistic-looking scenery. Try it! Just go into your supermarket and ask to have some that they are finished with. Its quite expensive in model shops, but free this way. Then just paint as you've done above. Very impressive - well done!
Probablly my last post too. I dont collect anymore, but there's nothing like a bit of nostalgia.
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Fullfilling some requests and continuing in a spiffy fashion, here's some more pics and a couple of detail shots of the table's various components:
1st up, two shot's of just the table itself, it starts as a 4x4, then has a well fitting attachment that turns it into a 4x7 (odd size I know, but it's what I had at the time). The attachmed fits every side of the 4x4 so layout can change easily.
Next up is a shot of all the scenery currently available to put on it, there's currently 16 pieces, though the tank factory is, obviously, being counted twice (and rightly so, it's huge). The reason that many of the pieces are colored differently is because I feel a table of 1 color is boring, you need some color to break up the monotony.
Ok, now I'm bragging, so feel free to ignore me. I'm rather proud of this next peice, it took some planning to get it to come out right. The new cityfight terrain from GW is cool and all, but the individual boxes are kind of lacking in ability, and you really need 2 or more to get a really spiffy terrain peice. Luckily it came out just before my B-day so the guys in my club all got me a peice each.
The buildings were designed for one purpose, to allow the table to be expanded UP, not OUT. This is usually something lacking in most cityfight tables, we all have multi story buildings, but all you can usually do when you get a squad up there is shoot.
So take component A:
Add component B:
And you get this:
Now the really neat part, this peice here:
Is made from just one of the box sets, meaning I can just go out and buy ONE (it's the Basilica Administratum BTW) more and my upper roadway gets bigger each time, and I get leftover bits too. I'll be adding to it come Christmas time. It's also very sturdy, so no worries of guys falling off and whatnot.
And here's a shot of the extra bits (stratagems and whatnot) that we add in:
So that's all for now, more in a month maybe, I'm currently working on our jungle table for 40k, and a wooded table for our Warmachine games. So I'll be starting threads on each of those as well.