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Commissar_Cain
14-08-2009, 10:27 PM
Welcome to what will be the gallery of my Terrain collection. I plan on putting any and all terrain that I make here, including those that I make up for Tutorials and for my local store, as well as my personal stash.

Alright, so Ive had the chance to break away for a moment from marines(and armies in general), and slap together a piece of terrain, just to have something different. Hope you all like this first entry in what I hope is a long line of good tabletop pieces.

This first model I found in White Dwarf, and is part of a DA scenario called "Hunt for the Fallen". This is the Shrine of the Fallen, and I even added a few personal touches such as the Book of the Fallen...

Side 1
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/ShrineoftheFallen1.jpg
Side 2
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/ShrineoftheFallen2.jpg
Side 3
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/ShrineoftheFallen3.jpg
Side 4
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/ShrineoftheFallen4.jpg
Book of the Fallen
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/BookoftheFallen.jpg

C&C Welcome

fridge61
14-08-2009, 10:34 PM
That is AWESOME! I would be tempted to buy that off you :p

The lighting effect around the book is absolutely fantastic. Rep boost for you!

Aeth
15-08-2009, 12:12 AM
That looks fantastic.

Commissar_Cain
16-08-2009, 04:27 AM
Thanks, my next piece will be a ruined manufactorum, as I got the Imperial Sector and want to make a huge fancy building, but the mechanicum stuff would really work for that, so Im using those parts for this, and after that, Im basing my crashed aquilla lander from maccragge to make a nice area terrain piece.
@ Fridge61 Glad you like the lighting, I was concerned it was to solid, and tried to fade it out. You cant see it from the pics, but there is actually a glowglobe hanging over the book as well.

Hephesto
16-08-2009, 02:01 PM
Superb stuff, both the conversion work and the painting!

Scoppio
21-08-2009, 05:26 AM
They say that the best way to praise some other works iw by copying it... im totally building my own "temple" now ecxatly copy pasta from yours :D

RagingEwok
23-08-2009, 11:31 AM
It's very ghostly...I really like it. Love to see some models around it.

Arkaedin
23-08-2009, 05:10 PM
Oh my god, I love this. Very cool terrain piece man! Gotta give out some rep for this.

Ghostmaker
24-09-2009, 03:18 AM
That looks great. Big thumbs up!

Cheers

Commissar_Cain
17-02-2010, 12:04 AM
Heres a little threadomancy, but mainly to reawaken rather than raise from the dead...

Got a little burned out between painting eldar and assembling marines for the tourney season, so I decided to fiddle with a piece for my personal table in order to clear my head a bit. Ive been taking pics as I go and plan on putting a tutorial together for it in case anyone wants to recreate for themselves... Anyway, Ive only got a bit more basing to do before I start painting it, and wanted to throw a teaser pic or two up before I get it completed. C&C is welcome. If you think there is something that I should do with it, Ill be happy to take suggestions. It is essentially a blown out manufactorum on a 1 x 1 base for area terrain. Hope you like.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/Manufactorum81.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/Manufactorum82.jpg

dad0twins
20-02-2010, 09:07 PM
Incredible work man!

Commissar_Cain
12-05-2010, 09:47 PM
I have entered a contest in my local community, the rules were build an original piece of terrain, not a kit; it must be within the sizes of 2" x 2" and 12" x 12"; use a soda can(all or part) and 3 drinking straws(straight or bendy), and create a tutorial out of you progress with pics and a discription. This is my entry. Its an Imperial Army Surplus store. Ive incorporated a plate glass display window as well as a movie billboard of my favorite 40k character, Ciaphas Cain... I tried to put the tutorial up on this thread, but it simply was too big. But if you want to see the step by step, this is where you can find it: http://welikegw.board-directory.com/tutorials-f6/cain-s-entry-for-the-foley-building-contest-imperial-army-surplus-t1003.htm
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/CompletedFront.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/CompletedBack.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/CompletedLeft.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/CompletedRight.jpg

Hephesto
15-05-2010, 03:42 PM
Awesome and funny at the same time, very inventive use of bits and pieces as well (billboard supports and metal door in particular are very nice touches). Rep on route!

Commissar_Cain
17-05-2010, 12:55 AM
I have finally finished this project... I think the manufactorum turned out really well.

The Front
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/ManufactorumFront.jpg

The Side
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/ManufactorumSide1.jpg

The Other Side
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/ManufactorumSide2.jpg

The Back
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/ManufactorumBack.jpg

And the Top Down(Really like the way the interior turned out)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/ManufactorumTop.jpg

Commissar_Cain
17-05-2010, 03:09 AM
So my next plan is to base some old Tank Traps and Razor Wire barricades that I picked up in a Hobby Lobby a few years back. They are from an old WWII kit, and reasonably accurate to the real thing... Ive got some foamboard bases made up, but not sure of the best way to paint and base them. Ill put some pics up and see what you all think.

Commissar_Cain
17-05-2010, 03:15 AM
So these are the Barbed Wire Barricades. Basically wood pole pyramids that you string the wire between...
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/WireTraps.jpg
Im thinking of using some 12 gauge speaker wire with the insulation stripped off to make the barbed wire. Probly go with a grayish; old wood appearance on the poles. Just not sure what the best way to base it would be...

Commissar_Cain
17-05-2010, 03:17 AM
These are the tank traps. The brownish drab color would lend itself well to a rusty look, so Im leaning toward just drybrushing Boltgun Metal over it without a basecoat... Once again, the basing is the major issue here.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/TankTraps.jpg

Wrathchild
17-05-2010, 05:21 PM
Don't know about all of the basing but it'd be a neat touch if you managed somebody strung up in there, got any zombies/skeletons from WHFB? :grin:

Commissar_Cain
17-05-2010, 06:46 PM
I do actually... Got both skeletons and zombies... Pretty much using rules for the tank traps as "dangerous terrain for vehicles, open terrain for infantry(movement that is, it will still allow LoS cover) and for the Barbed Wire, "Difficult terrain for Infantry, open for vehicles, provides no cover". So Im leaning toward making some muddy footprints running through the tank traps, and I like your idea of using some bodies for the barbed wire.

Commissar_Cain
04-10-2010, 05:40 AM
Spent the day at my local store building two permanent tables for 40k. Planning on making one a cityfight table that is modular on a 1'x1' base scale... Already started making road panels for that. The other we are planning on making a trench warfare table with lots of open area and the only cover being low bunkers and trenches. Anyway, I think the tables came out well. The pic has GWs modular table on it, we built it using the entire 8'x4' sheet of plywood, giving a 2' side bar for players and the 6'x4' gaming surface. Were going to paint all the wood black on these since the terrain is going to be panels set on top anyway, and we are planning on putting hazard striping around the border... Hope this gives some people some ideas for building tables. The wood material cost about 70 bucks for both tables, and the heavy duty shelving cost 200. A bit pricey on the shelving, but the owner didnt take me with him so what can you do... I think we could have gotten metal/wooden shelving from home depot for around 100... Ill post more pics on the table layouts as they get finished.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/securedownload.jpg

Commissar_Cain
04-10-2010, 05:41 AM
Well, just a small addition to my archive... Made this for my local store. You may have noticed this in the pic above... They are new to the tabletop market, and have literally nothing to play on. So Ive been trying to help them out.
This is a building that I made for them. Not as flashy as I like, but I made it to be simple enough for other players, that might not be confident in terrain building, to have an idea of how easy it can be. This model costs about $10 dollars. It uses a 1' x 1' piece of hardboard for a base, one sheet of 20" x 30" foamboard for the walls and rubble, and two pieces of cereal box for the wall details and flooring. The bridge on the third floor is held in place with some pieces of pinning wire.
Took about 3 days of fiddling with it to get it done, so there you go. Quick, Easy, Effective, and Cheap.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/100_4596.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/100_4597.jpg

ChrisSpaceWolves
04-10-2010, 05:31 PM
WOW I'm glad I came looking for a place to post up my crappy terrain!!! This stuff is WONDERFUL!

Skringly
08-10-2010, 12:39 AM
Very nice man! Loving your terrain. I must go and do some myself.

Col.Feren
08-10-2010, 02:42 AM
There's... something wrong with it... I think the break lines are far too clean... mess 'em up a bit and add some ruble and it might look better, but for a three day project thats awesome.

Skringly
08-10-2010, 12:35 PM
If anything I think the floor is a little too clean, considering the building is ruined. Maybe add some rubble piles around the areas where it's falling down.

Musashi
08-10-2010, 12:48 PM
I like this alot, very FAllout3. very good. Want to make me some terrain? for free? and deliver it to me?

Commissar_Cain
08-10-2010, 08:01 PM
@ colferen and skringly

I know the building is a bit bland, but the point of the building isnt to be as awesome as some of my previous builds, but to be a template that new players who dont know anything about modelling what they can do relatively cheaply. My local store just opened, and we have about 10 newbs that have never touched a paint brush, let alone designed workable terrain.

@ musashi :P

Commissar_Cain
26-10-2010, 02:51 AM
Ive been working on the modular table panels for the cityfight table... First up are a couple of the Road Panels. All of these are on a 1' x 1' design..

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/RoadPanel1.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/RoadPanel2.jpg

and this is how they look together
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Roadway.jpg

Next up is what I call the "Hero of the Mechanicum"

Front
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/StatueFront.jpg

Left
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/StatueLeft.jpg

Right
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/StatueRight.jpg

Back
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/StatueBack.jpg

And a close up on the base
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/StatueBase.jpg

Skringly
26-10-2010, 02:54 AM
Haha! That is just Awesome! :laugh:

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
26-10-2010, 11:11 AM
that's an excellent idea. kudos and props!

Farskit
26-10-2010, 06:17 PM
I think you did a nice job on the white stone effect, but the figure is kind of... wrong (despite being an awesome character), or out of place. I'd love to see what you can do with the Space Marine statue.

Commissar_Cain
27-10-2010, 09:16 PM
See, thats why I named it "Hero of the Mechanicum"... Its double duty. Vader was the Hero of the Empire, the Mechanicum strives to become more like the machine(which Vader has done) I see absolutely no conflict for the tabletop, especially since the alternative was to trash the figure...
As for the SM statue, Id do pretty much the same. Ive seen all the GW versions of placement, freestanding statue, pillars on buildings etc... Painting statues is pretty much the same for all versions, the placement dictates the colors and weathering. I tried to add patina to the statue itself, but couldnt get it quite right. I tried washes, dry brush as well as wet brush and just couldn't get the lines to look right, so chose to just stick with multiple layers of ever lightening dry brush.

Commissar_Cain
31-10-2010, 07:02 AM
Ive started working on my first actual building for the modular cityfight table. Using this wonderful piece from Dakka Dakka for inspiration.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/90317_md-RuinTerrainBrownstoneRuins.jpg

These are the parameters of what I can do. I have to build on a 1' x 1' board. I have to leave an inch border around the edge for those time when buildings get butted together there will still be a walkway. This essentially leaves me with a 10" x 10" area to work with. No biggie. And it has to be a ruin.
So my plan is to build two townhouse style buildings next to one another. Ive always wanted to do an intact building, but the rules wont let me, so this allows me to at least do part of it. I want to have one building demolished by barrage, leaving the other mostly intact. Technically making it a ruin, but allowing me to make it look as if it wasnt(at least on one side :D). I also want to make it functional for a battlefield, so Im adding many more windows and extra floorspace. Lots of LOS, easy to get to firing positions...

So this is what Ive got so far..
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4626.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4625.jpg

This half of the build has a footprint of 10" x 5" and is 12" tall. Im also planning on giving it a foundation of 10mm so I can put stairs to the door.

C&C is very welcome. This is gonna be a monster of a build for me, and I really wanna do it justice.
Thanks

Commissar_Cain
03-11-2010, 07:07 AM
Right, so I decided to go ahead and add some texture to the build... Covered up the join lines in the corners with some card that I textured to look like brick, and added window dressing that I should be able to add glass panes to.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4656.jpg

Skringly
03-11-2010, 12:06 PM
Are you going to add floors, or a least a section of walkway at the windows?

Commissar_Cain
03-11-2010, 03:43 PM
Well yeah, wouldnt be much of a city fight building if I didnt.

Skringly
03-11-2010, 07:08 PM
Doh...didn't think about that! :p

Commissar_Cain
04-11-2010, 01:00 AM
Working on the floors now as a matter of fact. building stairs kinda stinks, but they should turn out ok.

Commissar_Cain
07-11-2010, 04:30 AM
Alright, just a little update for anyone interested...

Added some floors and stairs..
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4662.jpg

Also mounted it on its foundation, adding the base for the crater as well as the outer shell of the second building...
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4663.jpg

Skringly
07-11-2010, 06:27 AM
Ooooh looking sweet man! Now, add some rubble and get it painted and you will be getting some deserved REP.

japehlio
07-11-2010, 08:51 AM
That is looking really cool! The crater on the ground floor looks a little to uniform at the moment though. Were the stairs just strips of foamcore?

Commissar_Cain
07-11-2010, 04:35 PM
Crater is too uniform, true enough, I just cut the whole out so Id know where to go. The stairs are strips of foamboard, I use 5mm board, so I cut the strips 5mm and glued them together. They were still flimsy so I put some card on the sides for stability. It uses about 16 strips for the 3 inch space between floors.

Commissar_Cain
09-11-2010, 09:19 AM
Alright! Finally got done with the actual build. Still have some sand and rubble work, but I need to get some paint on this monster first.. I finished fleshing out the crater, which I expect will flesh out more when I get some sand in there, got the facade on the second building, and a buddy of mine has loaned me his GW airbrush, so Im hoping to get some color on it real soon. Anyway, heres the progress so far. Lemme know if there is something you think I need to do. Bear in mind this has to allow models to actually use it:p

This will be the actual Front of the building...
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4665.jpg

And this is the inside crater zone..
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4664.jpg

LutherMax
13-11-2010, 08:34 AM
This is looking great! Quite ambitious going for four storeys... I'll be watching this with interest :)

Skringly
13-11-2010, 02:53 PM
Looking good so far man, keep it up!

Hephesto
14-11-2010, 01:19 AM
Now that is another very sizable piece of scenery. Can't wait to see it painted, drybushing, dirty and some subtle highlight will really make it all come together!

Commissar_Cain
14-11-2010, 01:52 AM
Well, I tried out the handy dandy GW airbrush this afternoon. Got the first color done, will put some pics up after I finish with the rest of the airbrushing...

Commissar_Cain
23-11-2010, 05:14 AM
Alright, so I did a little texturing to the walls with a sponge and white paint.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4669.jpg

Got a basecoat of a color called Linen, which is very close to Bleached Bone, airbrushed on. The GW airbrush did a pretty good job here.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4668.jpg

And I added some color, some more rubble and sand(which still needs to be painted). Id say its about 85-90 percent done. Once I get the rubble painted up, Im gonna airbrush some brown and black wash on the interior, and see if I can get some water stains put on the outside...
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/Games-Workshop%20Pics/Tutorial%20Pics/100_4670.jpg

Farskit
24-11-2010, 11:17 PM
This looks excellent. Quite a scenery model!

Commissar_Cain
25-11-2010, 02:01 AM
Thanks! Im thinking of doing the basic Grey/LtGrey for the rubble, then us the airbrush to spray black wash on the interior. Any thoughts?

Skringly
25-11-2010, 07:00 PM
Coming along nicely mate.

Commissar_Cain
15-05-2012, 04:11 PM
Good lord it has been forever since I've uploaded anything. RL happens right? Well, thanks to Captain Kellen's wonderful display board idea, I have begun my own. Using foam board and card and an old GW template design I've had for years, I'm building my own display board. I've mounted it to hardboard so I can use it for terrain as well, no sense using so many materials for just the one purpose. I intend to put sheet metal that a friend of mine has on all the floor surfaces so that my already magnetized models wont fall off. So this will begin the WIP for this project. Hope it meets the standards of this extremely creative group.

I started with a 20x30 hardboard base and set up the outer walls
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/ExternalWall.jpg

Then cut out tier flooring and interior walls to be flush. Trying to minimize exposed foam
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Platforms.jpg

Also included a landing platform into the design
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/LandingPlatform.jpg

The overall area of the floor space is roughly 17x27, give or take a centimeter for the foamboard walls
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/TopDown.jpg

With the intention of being terrain, I wanted a working door, so I installed a slide
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/GateWall.jpg

The doors work well. I plan on attaching some servo skulls to them to act as handles for easy operation. Here it is open
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/GateOpen.jpg
And Closed
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/GateClosed.jpg

I wanted more texture for the exterior, as Kellens design included a skirt wall, I designed my own. I started with basic buttressing
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Buttresses.jpg

Then added card to make the skirt. Very tedious work lining up the panels to match the buttresses, with each having to be custom fit to the others, but I believe it turned out well.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/SkirtWall1.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/SkirtWall2.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/SkirtWall3.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/SkirtWall4.jpg

Anyway, that is the project so far. Will be meeting my friend sunday to do the flooring. Im planning on cutting small square panels and tiling them in to get a STC style design. Thoughts and comments are welcome. More to come.

Commissar_Cain
21-05-2012, 05:57 PM
A quick update. Spent about 4 hours yesterday cutting sheet metal with my buddy John. Had to custom fit each piece, but it was really worth it. Almost every seam is a perfect fit. Just a couple joints where I'll have to GS the gaps. This will make the displayboard really hold all my magnetized models, and add stability to the entire structure.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/SheetMetal.jpg

We even cut a couple small pieces to act as runners for the gate, so that the gate doesn't bow or wiggle and slides freely.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/GateRunners.jpg
With just enough gap to allow free movement. Don't want the foamboard hanging up on the sharp edges of the metal.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/GateRunnerFront.jpg

Well, that's it for this update. Next step will be to add some card textures to the walls and cover the rest of the exposed foamboard. Any thoughts or ideas to add to the project will be appreciated.

Inquisitor Alex
21-05-2012, 09:38 PM
That's a pretty epic fortress ! Are any of the tower parts big enough to mount a bastion into ? How big is it - can we see some minis in it to get a sense of scale ?
Doors and guns and aquilas would be cool details, maybe some catwalks and staircases or ramps on the inside of the walls ?

Commissar_Cain
21-05-2012, 09:57 PM
The base is 20in x30in. The main walls are 3.5in tall. The landing platform is about 5 3/4in diameter and 6in tall. The two platforms are a straight 4x4 in and the bunker section is 6in x 10 3/4in. Gate opening is 6in. Overall dimensions of the walls including skirt wall is 18in x 28in. Don't know if a bastion could fit on any of the wall. Have plans of installing gun emplacements on either side of the gate and probably on the platforms as well. Also have some cardstock guardrails and ladders and other bits Im gonna add for flavor. Probly not gonna include stairs as its primarily for display board and I want to maximize the floorspace. I am going to cut some card to make arches for the outer walls to give gothic textures as well as cover up the exposed foamboard. As for aquilas, Im going to follow Kellens offering and put the DA emblem on the main floor, and Im torn as to whether or not put the DA or Imperial aquila on the gate itself. Possibly an aquila on the landing pad. Lots of room for little details. Even considering putting tally marks on the inner walls for a kill count. Possibly a few marines running a bet...

LutherMax
21-05-2012, 10:38 PM
It's looking great, but it needs crenelations, gothic detailings and wotnot, to make it look from the 40k Universe.

Commissar_Cain
21-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Thats the next step planned. Probly layer gothic arches and eaves.

Commissar_Cain
04-06-2012, 05:49 AM
Quick update, have been layering levels of cardstock textures all over this thing. Currently working on a firing wall around the perimeter, and hope to have some pics in the next couple days (if my son will let me work) before I get started painting on it. Wanna make sure everything is complete before drop one touches it. Still have guardrails and ladders to make for it for sure. Probly dont want to put those on before I add the texture paint to it though.

Commissar_Cain
05-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Finally got some pics of the project to share. All the niggling little bits took forever to cut out.

First off, the detailing, arches, supports and doors.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Details1.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Details2.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Details3.jpg


Also some scale pics. I think the scale is spot on. The gate should be able to fit a Land Raider, though I cant open them all the way or Id lose the gates in the wall.. Ah well, its a display board...
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Scale1.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Scale2.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Scale3.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Scale4.jpg

Next up is a solid coat of texture paint followed by adding railings and ladders. I'm thinking about installing a Mechanicum repair bay in the wall where the Razorback is sitting. The recess is actually big enough for two predators to sit side by side.

All for now. Will update soon. Have to have this done before the end of July for the first tournament of 6th.

Inquisitor Alex
06-06-2012, 12:30 AM
Looks great :) Really coming along nicely :) I like what you've done with the exterior details.
Looking forward to seeing it with the texture paint on it.

Commissar_Cain
07-06-2012, 07:34 PM
Got the texture painting done. I used Rust O'leum Multicolor Texture, it is a very fine texture, and gave the model the feeling of brick or mortar.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Texture2.jpg

A little closer look, you can see the actual texture and how tight the layer is.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Texture1.jpg

Next up is a base coat of a very dark grey that Ive had lying around. I think its craft art or walmart special. All I know is its a huge bottle which I dont expect to have much left of when Im done.

Alasdhair
08-06-2012, 12:58 AM
I'm not quite sure how I have missed this thread, but awesome work :) It looks really great, you should be proud of yourself :) Have some rep :)

Commissar_Cain
13-06-2012, 03:00 PM
Played with my airbrush yesterday. Got my basecoat and most of the drybrushing done. The main floor still needs work, but Im very happy with how the walls turned out.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Painted4.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Painted3.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Painted2.jpg

Still trying to figure out how to make the DA eagle stand out. The drybrushing didnt highlight it as much as Id hoped. Im want to add wash to it and change the color of the indention, but I have a feeling that may be the only way to make it more defined.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Painted1.jpg

Col.Feren
15-06-2012, 08:33 AM
This is good, so good in fact, if I had the spare omph, I'd commission something off of you... XD

Commissar_Cain
22-06-2012, 05:07 PM
Well, its finally done... Would have updated some pics sooner, but couldn't stop till it was done. Special thanks go out to Kellen for the inspiration to do this project.
First up, The Main Gate, Closed and Open.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Done4.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Done1.jpg
Next, the concourse.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Done3.jpg
Repair Bay.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Done6.jpg
Landing pad.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Done2.jpg
And finally the overall Fortress for the 4th Company.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Done5.jpg

The 4th company has moved into their new digs. This is the last list I ran a few weeks back, 1850 seems to fit nicely with plenty of room for growth.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Final4.jpg
The Repair bay fits two nicely.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Final3.jpg
Lotsa room for bodies.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Final5.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Final1.jpg
Sorry for the massive amount of pics, but it was a huge project. Hope it meets the standards of this austere community.

Honsou
25-06-2012, 08:26 PM
That is a pretty cool finished product! Don't apologize for the abundance of pics, I think I speak for just about everyone when I say we like pics :grin: One thing I would suggest though, is that you do a little more work on the fortress and add some weathering. Right now it looks a little too clean cut to be believable- some grime would really liven it up some, especially when it stands empty. Some battle damage would be pretty cool, but if you'd rather not do that then just add a few bits of off-colour drybrushes here and there.
REP for completing the project! You should use it as terrain for scenario games :grin:

Commissar_Cain
25-06-2012, 10:57 PM
Using it as terrain was part of my overall vision. Its a great display base, but only using it for that relegates it to collecting dust for a month and getting used for tournaments. With the new rules allowing for interactive terrain, this is gonna be a huge piece for my table. As for the weathering, I had considered it. The pics might not show it very well, but I tried to create a fade effect from the top to bottom of lighter to darker. I want to add water damage to the walls. With all the vertical lines it would be ripe for creating the dark patches of watermarks. As for actual damage, Ive been toying with the idea of creating damage and accolades on my army based on performance. With this being a display base, I am thinking of adding, say, missile impact scorches for losses at tournament, and maybe banners or purity seals for winning. Same for my army. Leaning toward dirtying my tanks and bullet holes for losses in tournament games, and maybe script or iconagraphy for wins. My whole army is painted now, so the extra time to improve my models is available. I also think it would add character to my army over time.
As you know, inspiration for a project is hard to come by, and when you get it, it is fleeting and has to be capitalized on before its gone. I think using battles and tournaments to create decoration on my army as well as this display board will give inspiration at the precise moment that can be used. We shall see. :D

Honsou
26-06-2012, 01:36 PM
I like the idea of decorating your fortress based on army performance- I love little quirks like that (I've been known to model entire squads based on scenario games :laugh:), and it really adds character!

Captain Kellen
27-06-2012, 02:52 AM
I have say that this is fantastic!

You stole my idea's an blatantly copied me! :silly:

I like the fact that it seems functional and practical which is not an easy task to achieve. There is so much stuff out there that is one or the other and this is not one of them.

I'm thinking though it needs some detail on the outside of the building or some contrast (just may be the picture washing out the contrast). You could try some flat DA symbols on the walls or even just a few more symbols to break up the lines. Don't over do it but it needs... something.

I salute you from the corner none the less!

The Emperor Protects... some more than others!

CK

Commissar_Cain
27-06-2012, 03:24 AM
Like I said in a previous post, You inspired this project, so kudos. Also, I'm treating it as a new construction, and will be adding things to it depending on tournament events. I expect more blast marks than banners, but it will gain more and more character over the coming year. Now Ill have to troll your WIP a bit more for new inspiration... One question though, why did you make a diplay tray and then make a transport box? Seems a bit redundant.

Captain Kellen
27-06-2012, 03:40 AM
One question though, why did you make a diplay tray and then make a transport box? Seems a bit redundant.

Practicality. The Display board is 'huge' and unwieldy, cool when set up, but is in no way practical to carry around other than at special events. I'm working on a way to magnetize the walls in the display to stay together better which slid around too.

The tray box is 18" X 14", carries ten rhino chassis's (without sponsons), and 124 dudes. Practical... and... it was something different to do.

BTW - I want to make sure you know I was only kidding earlier about he 'blatantly' copy line I wrote. I like the silly smile better than the 'stick out your toungue' smile too!

I will catch you in other corners...

CK

Commissar_Cain
27-06-2012, 06:00 AM
Well, its perfectly acceptable to use a term like "blatantly", especially when I told you on your thread I was gonna steal the idea :D
Unwieldy I understand, Ive been using a metal toolbox for years, but my local stores tables are 8x4, so during games there is plenty of room to fit this. Most of the players have huge battlefoam bags, or use stacks of cardboard boxes, or even citadel boxes to move there stuff. I just cant see having to carry so much. One large piece is perfectly acceptable to me, easier to just make one trip, but I can definitely see it being a chore. Im just gunning for the best painted anyway. My tabletop skills are mediocre at best, I only play at tournaments to have different opponents and hang with my friends. But I really hated losing best painted to a sisters army that looked great from the other side of the table, but looked like crap up close, just because every model was painted and I had a couple that were in process... Much like the space marines, Im looking to win with overwhelming firepower and savage awesomeness.

Now I just have to figure out exactly what would be the best decorations to do for victories and defeats. I was thinking painting contest wins would be banners, not placing at the tournament would be heavy weapons impacts and clusters of small arms impacts, minor placing maybe some panels of writing(kinda like what gets put on armor and vehicles) and a good placing (1st or 2nd) Iconagraphy or small mosaic DA images. Any ideas? I run the 4th company from the DA codex, so thats why the IV is on it. Lots of penants and banners I could drape over the walls or fly high.

Commissar_Cain
06-07-2012, 08:18 AM
Quick little update. Been working on Dreadnought arms lately, but having just finished them I am turning my attention to objective markers for the new mysterious objectives. Currently have two Ammo Dumps on the desk. Will try to get some pics up soon. Probably once I have at least a full set if not a couple of each type.

Alasdhair
06-07-2012, 10:32 AM
What are you making the ammo dumps out of?

Commissar_Cain
06-07-2012, 02:45 PM
Some GW crates that I had, las and boltguns and such.

Commissar_Cain
14-10-2012, 07:55 PM
I finally have an update for this thread! YAY! My local asked me to make a display for their Imperial Fists store army. They like what I did with my display board, and wanted something special. So after a few weeks thinking about it, I decided on a HUGE wall set between stone facings a la a ravine. I am designing it with an open back similar to the old playsets we used to have for HeMan and GIJoe back in the day, and it will be able to be used on an actual tabletop for every thing from special scenarios and Planetstrike to Apocolypse. It's going to be slow work as I have a lot of class work this semester, but I thought I'd share the bare-bones of the wall I have done so far.

Front
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Front.jpg

Front Down
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/FrontDown.jpg

Right and Left Rear
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/RightRear.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/LeftRear.jpg

And just in case you weren't clear on the scale of this thing...
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Comparison.jpg

The wall currently is 12" tall and is only the first floor. I plan on adding a second tier that will take the over all height to 15". It's very naked at the moment and will have much more going on than my last one. I'll keep you posted as time marches on.

Inquisitor Alex
14-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Looking forward to seeing how this progresses - I'm a big fan of ambitious scenery projects :)
Here's a couple of pics of my "Regimantal HQ" if you want inspiration. It's got a bit of "Castle Greyskull" to it too.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m216/Allykz666/Regimental%20HQ/Finished1.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m216/Allykz666/Regimental%20HQ/Finished2.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m216/Allykz666/Regimental%20HQ/Finished3.jpg

edit-stupid photobucket, it won't let my copy the img location so had to type in the tags myself. Wierd...
edit 2 - and it's displaying them tiny - what the hell is going on with this nonsense ?
edit 3 - sorted. Man, I hate computers sometimes...

Eternus
14-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Cool start. I'll be watching.

Commissar_Cain
14-10-2012, 09:11 PM
WOW! Four bastions and an Imperial Shrine... GW kits make some awesome stuff.. Very good build. Much like my last one, Im sticking to foamboard and Hardboard and cardstock for the bulk. Going to be using some 2" styrofoam Ive got lying around he to make "Rockface" on either end of the structure. Being an Imperial Fists fortress, Im leaning toward a minimalist design. More pragmatic than ornate. Will be installing gun emplacements in the rock, but not putting guns on. Thats all for the store to do. Could be used for a gun or just another squad. Your interior is very helpful. Am planning on putting all the vertical movement on either end, embedded in the rockface, in the form of scaffolded catwalks. Also considering an elevator on the side Im putting a landing pad on. Its gonna be a monster.

Welcome Eternus. Hope I don't bore you too much. :D

Inquisitor Alex
14-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Glad you approve Cain :) It's actually just 2 bastions worth of walls, 1 bastion base and the shrine wall for the middle - I built a single-story bunker and a 2-walls-only shrine (that may get combined with a 2nd to build epic wreckage) with the rest. I'd like to pick up the Manufactorum set to finish up the inside with, add ladders to the hatches, and maybe even run some lights inside. I've already added piles of crates and oildrums since building it - its still a bit in progress :)

Commissar_Cain
06-11-2012, 01:57 AM
Finally got a break from homework to work on this project... Small update, very slow progress, but progress nonetheless.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5252.jpg

ColonelFazackerley
07-11-2012, 04:47 PM
That is a very tidy fist. Let's see how it turns out.

Commissar_Cain
08-11-2012, 02:13 PM
Oh, once I spray the texture on, and paint and drybrush it, it will look like etched stone. Hopefully this will be done before christmas.

Commissar_Cain
27-11-2012, 04:39 PM
School is finally winding down, so I have been able to put in a little time on the fortress. Got the first floor facade built and started on the second floor.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5258.jpg

The Aquilla over the door turned out very good, and should really pop when I paint it stone.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5260.jpg

Added some fists on the ribbing to put a little texture on the otherwise bland face. Should be subtle once painted.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5259.jpg

And finally, construction on the second floor has begun.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5261.jpg

Once I started on the second floor I discovered I had made the first floor crenelations too tall. Rookie mistake, but easily fixed. Will be working on that problem before I start the facade of the second floor.

Commissar_Cain
30-12-2012, 08:18 PM
Quick update. Been doing a little engineering and have come up with working bulkhead doors. Still a work in progress, many details to add, but the mechanics are done. Hope it meets with approval.

Open
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5276.jpg

Shut
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5277.jpg

Mechanism
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5278.jpg

It seems simple, but many layers. I have to make a second one, so I will try to get a few shots of the layering as I go. Had to figure it out as I went, so didn't even think of taking pics. More to come.

Inquisitor Alex
30-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Good stuff mate :) Is that for the exterior of the second level, or for inside detail ?

Commissar_Cain
30-12-2012, 08:27 PM
You guessed it. Its kinda for both. The doors are for entering the second floor battlements above the gate, and the interior wall will be part of the interior detail. Will have steps leading to the door on the inside to hide the bulkhead teeth.

Commissar_Cain
31-12-2012, 04:32 PM
Here's a little tutorial on how I made the sliding bulkhead doors.

Materials:
.5mm plasticard
1mm plasticard
2mm plasticard
Sharp knife
Razor Saw (not necessary, but makes it easier to cut the 2mm)
Short sewing pin with ball head
Tacky Glue (pva or elmers will work, I find tacky drys faster and is easier to manipulate)
Super Glue
Clippers
Pencil
Ruler

First up the .5mm plasticard
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/05mm_zpsd9e18fa8.jpg

I used this to make the door. I cut the main door and added details using this, comprising 3 layers.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Door_zps89a63508.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Doorlayers_zpsb230b907.jpg

Next, the 2mm plasticard
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/2mm_zps494ad6f1.jpg

I cut this into strips to make the bracing guides of the door frame.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/SupportSlide_zpse6527d7f.jpg

I then used the .5mm plasticard to create a built in locking mechanism that rounded out the door frame, and layerd it to even up to the rest of the frame.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Doorguide_zpse6d84771.jpg

The door should slot into the frame like so.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Doorguidealignment_zps4f7f428e.jpg

The 1mm plasticard is the final piece
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/1mm_zps48cf98ba.jpg

I used the 1mm plasticard to make the enclosure for the frame.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/1mmdoorcover1_zps66bf999e.jpg

I cut the door hole to match the existing hole
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/1mmdoorcover2_zpsadd9530f.jpg

Then I lined up the slot for the slide mechanism
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Slideslit_zps60fc60e4.jpg

Then I inserted the pin
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Pininserted2_zps97237fa0.jpg

Once inserted, I cut the pin with my handy clippers. They left a little nub of the pin sticking out the back, which is very handy.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Pininserted_zps6076fa7c.jpg

Put a drop of glue on the expose pin in the back to secure it.
Line up the door casing and use the exposed pin to mark the top and bottom of the slide on the foamboard.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Slideguide1_zpsd25da527.jpg

Use your knife and ruler to cut out the line, then use the pencil to open the line up a bit.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Slideguide2_zps26f423c2.jpg

Finally glue the casing with door attached onto the frame.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Completeddoor_zps6a44bf44.jpg

On all the gluing, keep it light. Thats why I like tacky glue. It doesn't take much and spreads out under pressure. Especially on the final step. You don't want to get glue on the door itself when you install the casing. It would suck to glue the door in place after all this work.

Once done, the pin will have a tight hold. Slide it a few time to create enough slack for easy operation, and you're done.

Hope this has been useful and not too long winded.

Combat Engineer
31-12-2012, 09:28 PM
I am looking forward to seeing this building painted.

Mat

Commissar_Cain
20-01-2013, 01:47 AM
Back with a bit more. Got the upper level facade done.

Client is fond of the Third Company, so a stylized III in the middle seemed necessary.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/1201_4341049649763_958742280_n_zps3718b1da.jpg

The entire face at once.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/72984_4341048809742_1281784970_n_zps95120df8-1.jpg

Viciator
20-01-2013, 02:19 AM
Fancy! :grin:

Loving the idea! I think once I move to my own apartment and start uni I'll start going into scenery making because I'm a big fan of environments and design (I want to study 3D modelling / Animation and if I will go with 3D Modelling my dream is to become an environment artist/ Level Designer if I go into games, so I'm naturally just a big fan of environments in general! Also what I love about 40K is the myriad of planets and bastions etc. they have).

Are you going to paint it with the Imperial Fist colours or just keep it metallic/stone?

Looking forward to seeing more of the bastion!

Commissar_Cain
15-04-2013, 01:55 AM
Been a while since I have been able to do anything with this project. Have finally completed the build of the central portion of this monstrous fortress. I decided that the main floor was far to large for a display, so I have created add on panels to make the first floor into two.
First the panel.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5303_zpse7d183f7.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5303_zpse7d183f7.jpg.html)

Then the panel installed.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5304_zps9c72fa35.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5304_zps9c72fa35.jpg.html)

Then I added a catwalk to join the two installed
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5308_zpsa658cba9.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5308_zpsa658cba9.jpg.html)

And from the front, you can see there is still a lot of room to maneuver large vehicles like Land Raiders or even Storm Talons. Not sure about Ravens as I don't have one, but I believe that can fit as well.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5311_zps1360929f.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5311_zps1360929f.jpg.html)

Created stairs to lead up to the bulkhead doors. The doors actually socket into the stairs. Also added grated pathways and some wall textures and piping.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5307_zpsd54596b8.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5307_zpsd54596b8.jpg.html)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5309_zps189d84e9.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5309_zps189d84e9.jpg.html)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5310_zpsd6464065.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5310_zpsd6464065.jpg.html)

Well, that is all for today. This portion of the beast is ready to be painted. I'm waiting for a nice dry day to spray my texture paint on the front, then nothing will be holding back my airbrush.

ColonelFazackerley
15-04-2013, 08:51 AM
Interesting. Detailing the surfaces is going to be a real mission.

When you next take some pics, can you sit some models around to give us an easy way to grasp the scale?

Have you thought about rules for it?

Commissar_Cain
15-04-2013, 10:19 AM
I will try to get some updated pics with models after I get some paint on it. Maybe a Land Raider and some infantry. If you look a few posts back, I do have a pic of a chaplain on a bike sitting in the gateway. The gate itself is 10in x 10in, the overall wall is 18in x 30in just to give you an idea of the size of it. When the project is finished its overall width will be 48in. It is intended to cover the short table edge of a table in Apoc, but its purpose is as a display board for the local stores army. I don't know what the store owner will want to do with it. It may never hit the table. If I were to give it some rules, I would say AV14, 4 Structure Points with 3 Void Shields. Plus the weapons that will be mounted.

Commissar_Cain
27-07-2013, 10:13 AM
HUGE update to this thread! I've finally attained some balance in my terrain building life and back to work in a big way. I'm trying to finish this project before school starts back up in a couple weeks.

So I got started on the sides of the fortress wall. Laying the framework for the Rock Face that will come.
This will be the maintenance bay. I stretched a catwalk around the outside and plan on dangling chains and hoses in the opening.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/MaintenanceBay_zpsa8e79dbb.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/MaintenanceBay_zpsa8e79dbb.jpg.html)

The other side is being fitted with an elevator to support the landing pad that I plan to put on top.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Elevator_zpsabfde5f4.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Elevator_zpsabfde5f4.jpg.html)
Difficult to see the elevator I know, but its the large framework jutting up.

Texture paint added to the wall itself. Really adds to the "feel" of the wall being concrete.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5381_zpsab60ae50.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5381_zpsab60ae50.jpg.html)

Got to work on the rockface as well. Many layers of styrofoam which still have a lot of work to do to make them more rock like.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5382_zpsd84eac26.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5382_zpsd84eac26.jpg.html)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5383_zpsce84a3a4.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5383_zpsce84a3a4.jpg.html)

I even ran out of styrofoam and had to go hunting all over town trying to scrape up more from my local... Luckily he had plenty and was happy to contribute.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5386_zps6cb4ca04.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5386_zps6cb4ca04.jpg.html)

I'm putting a command bunker on the side with the maintenance bay, so here that is.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/CommandBunker_Closed_zps4253e846.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/CommandBunker_Closed_zps4253e846.jpg.html)
And of course you can use the interior... No space wasted on this project.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/CommandBunker_Open_zps5a3bba92.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/CommandBunker_Open_zps5a3bba92.jpg.html)

And the final pic for this update is the overal outcome. I'm very pleased with how it is coming.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5385_zps943fa502.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/100_5385_zps943fa502.jpg.html)

ColonelFazackerley
27-07-2013, 11:31 AM
I can see where you are going with the rocks. That is going to look great.

Commissar_Cain
27-07-2013, 08:27 PM
Thank you sir. I'm planning on using some paper mache to smooth out the contours and reinforce the stacks. The big gaps in between the layers just won't be covered by painting or glue alone. I thought about using plaster, but as this is meant to be a store display and a playable piece, the rigours of moving it would just cause fracturing on the plaster and eventually spoil the paint work.

Skrall
27-07-2013, 09:13 PM
Get some poly filler for the rockface, it turns out top not!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/4600_109433815148_2957084_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/4600_111198645148_1458011_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/4600_106967555148_7758575_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/4600_109101645148_7577360_n.jpg

Must say, looking like a solid build mate!

-skrall

LutherMax
27-07-2013, 10:47 PM
Pretty epic project mate! Are you going to be adding some Inperial detailing? Also plans for the main gate?

Edit, just checked out the previous page (looking good) :)

Commissar_Cain
27-07-2013, 11:04 PM
Polyfiber looks interesting. Is it brittle? My concern would be chipping when it gets moved. The store owner already told me he's been invited to an apoc game in indiana in october and wants to bring it for his display board. Its gotta be very resilient for the trip.

@ Luthor LOL, it has been awhile since I was able to update this project, so its easy to forget stuff I've already done. I think any other Imperial iconagraphy that I will add will be maybe a bit on the command bunker and the landing pad when I get it in place. If I stick much more on it, the wall will begin to be cluttered which is a very non-Imperial Fists way to be.

Commissar_Cain
19-08-2013, 01:35 AM
Here's a huge update... Finally finished construction on this monster! At least, I ain't putting anymore on it... Its ready for the paintshop!

Current status:

Left Cupola
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint10_zpsd45f3e83.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint10_zpsd45f3e83.jpg.html)

Right Cupola
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint6_zps82fd55ce.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint6_zps82fd55ce.jpg.html)

The Landing Pad, with Elevator
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint2_zpsdba58e91.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint2_zpsdba58e91.jpg.html)

The Command Bunker, inside and outside
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint1_zpse42f40ff.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint1_zpse42f40ff.jpg.html)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint3_zpsc1401820.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint3_zpsc1401820.jpg.html)

The elevator assembly. Basically four hydraulic pistons that retract into the floor. Doesn't work of course, the customer didn't want it to work since it would be a store display
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint4_zps48efa758.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint4_zps48efa758.jpg.html)

The upper deck
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint5_zps7cfcc1d2.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint5_zps7cfcc1d2.jpg.html)

Lots of Line of Sight from the walls
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint9_zpseec17b96.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint9_zpseec17b96.jpg.html)

The Entrance, going for a worn/packed dirt feel. Hoping it works out here.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint11_zps8c125a0c.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint11_zps8c125a0c.jpg.html)

And the entire ediface, four feet wide, two feet deep, twenty-two inches high!
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint7_zps87c6199f.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Prepaint7_zps87c6199f.jpg.html)

As of the time of this post, I have already begun painting and have gotten about 3/4 of the basecoat done. Lots of issues popping up already, the paper mache joining the styrofoam stands out quite abit more than expected. I think doing some striation in the rock should conceal it effectively. I will keep you informed.

ColonelFazackerley
19-08-2013, 06:40 AM
That looks fantastic.

LutherMax
19-08-2013, 07:34 AM
It does indeed! I love the way the Aquila runs across the elevator - very cool! How are you painting it? I see a compressor in one of the pics so I guess you have an airbrush...

Commissar_Cain
19-08-2013, 10:37 AM
Yes, I do indeed have an airbrush. I've been using it to basecoat thus far. Very tight spaces inside. I will be attempting a striated stone on the sides, and grey on the wall itself. So far I have almost finished basecoating. I have not decided whether I want to go with a grey stone on the rock sides, or a brown stone. I am considering using the mesas in the painted desert for inspiration, but there is something to be said about granite grey.

ColonelFazackerley
19-08-2013, 11:53 AM
Orangey stone and bluey metal bits. I think this would work with fists yellow. (I can't recall if you are doing yellow or crimson fists).

(like on my WIP)

Commissar_Cain
19-08-2013, 05:14 PM
Orangey stone and bluey metal bits. I think this would work with fists yellow. (I can't recall if you are doing yellow or crimson fists).

(like on my WIP)
Its imperial fists. I was thinking along those lines as well.

Commissar_Cain
26-08-2013, 02:19 AM
Well, quick update. Decided that I really did want the stone to be grey, not sandstone, so had to break out the giant bucket of spackle and coat the rockfaces from top to bottom. Waiting for it to dry now. On the plus side, I think it will look more natural after applying the spackle than previously. Hopefully will have a solid 50% of the painting done by tomorrow.

Eternus
31-08-2013, 07:02 AM
That's really coming together now. Keep it up.

Commissar_Cain
01-09-2013, 04:00 AM
I have a super HUGE update tonight: IT's DONE!!

Tons of pics to share. This was a major project, it took about 10 months to complete, but mainly because sometimes life just won't let you work...

Anyway, I hope you like these. Any questions or comments are welcome.

Cain

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final1_zps3b6b757b.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final1_zps3b6b757b.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final3_zps51cea929.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final3_zps51cea929.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final5_zps5e7f2b3f.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final5_zps5e7f2b3f.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final2_zpsff9622a9.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final2_zpsff9622a9.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final8_zps59eea594.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final8_zps59eea594.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final7_zps890722c1.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final7_zps890722c1.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final15_zps26f1c922.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final15_zps26f1c922.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final11_zps94da5e98.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final11_zps94da5e98.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final9_zps234cd73e.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final9_zps234cd73e.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final14_zps8c968a75.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final14_zps8c968a75.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final12_zpsd9fb7883.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final12_zpsd9fb7883.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final10_zpsd8187b31.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final10_zpsd8187b31.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final13_zpsfad34759.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final13_zpsfad34759.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final6_zps35923a3f.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final6_zps35923a3f.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final4_zps3ebaff22.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final4_zps3ebaff22.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/Cainman/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final_zps4b76998c.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Cainman/media/40k%20Terrain/Imperial%20Fists%20Fortress/Final_zps4b76998c.jpg.html)

Demonside79
01-09-2013, 04:53 AM
That is awesome man, have some rep. I actually thought for a minute you had cut out a screen shot of futurama and made a tiny tv in the bunker but in the next pic realized it was in the background. I think your army would like to wind down after a battle with the antics of fry and the gang. lol

Skringly
01-09-2013, 05:03 AM
Very nice! REP given.

LutherMax
01-09-2013, 07:49 AM
That is a major achievement. If that doesn't deserve some reppage I don't know what does!

The rocks came out beautifully. Only thing I'd say is I think the walls and floors could do with some variation in colour rather than being a single flat grey, and the landing pad and ground floor could do with some dirtying up - some oil spills etc.

But regardless, I am impressed :)

Captain Castus
01-09-2013, 08:26 AM
Agreed. Great work. REP.

As LM says, some dirtying up of the floors would add some extra effect... But superb already!

CC

Commissar_Cain
01-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Thanks guys. The floors and walls actually have 2 different drybrushes of lighter shades of grey on them that may not stand out in the pics. The lack of oilspills etc is a customer thing. Since it was an Imperial Fist fortress, it was decided that they kept their place cleaner. Thus no stains cause they would ensure cleanliness. There certainly could have been more added like oilspills, scuffing from wheels and such. He just wanted it clean.

ColonelFazackerley
01-09-2013, 04:42 PM
Good to see it finished. rep