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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I Dreamed A Dream By The Old Canal...

And the sump canal board is done!
Over all I'm quite happy with how it turned out. 
It was a bit of a compromise between weathering it and keeping the thing even enough for the magnetic paper to have enough flat surface to grip onto. 
In the end I decided to sponge paint some rust effects on the tiles and use some washes to dirty it up some more. I'll be adding some more dirt, debris and general litter as scatter terrain later.

Here's the whole board put together

Which seperates into nine modular tiles

Here's a few closer pics of the sump canals so you can see the little details

I also managed to finish two gangs,

The DRM Orlocks from the last post

And some Goliaths (Wasteland Gangers/Warriors from Microworld miniatures)

Ahh nudie pic!😁

and here with some paint on them

The shanties in the background are from Angel Barracks and I have a few vague ideas of making some platforms for them to turn them into a kind of vertical favela, we'll see...

First though I want to do some scatter terrain as Necromunda, and imo skirmish games in general, needs lots of cover for minis to hide behind.
I already have a collection of the usual oil drums, crates and jersy barriers but I'd like to add some things more in character with the setting.
For now I'm planning to do some loot tokens, rubble barricades, exploding mushrooms and heat vents. (feel free to add any cool idea's you may have to this list.)

Ok, time to go stat out those gangs now so I can try to get a game on and who knows maybe we'll even see the ever elusive batrep show up in the future. 😳


Sunday, October 15, 2017

House Orlock

I had some spare time between trains at work so I started working on my first gang.
The minis are Dark Realm Miniatures Jungle Fighters.
There are only 5 poses so at the moment I'm just adding berets and do-rags to differentiate them somewhat, later I'll probably do some weapon swaps once I get an idea of what weapon loadouts I'm going to need.

Here's a pic of the regular gangers

So shotguns, sword and knife, sword and gun and grenade launcher.
I gave one of the guys with the grenade launchers a sword but I think I may end up redoing that as it did not come out quite as I had envisionned it.

I also did two heavy weapons, a heavy bolter and a heavy stubber, I included the original figure so you could see what they started off as.

After sorting through my leadpile I'm thinking of starting three gangs the Orlocks as seen above, Ratskins and house Goliath.
As I have never played Necromunda before any tips on a good balanced starting force for any of these gangs are more then welcome. It might also help guide me as to what figures to try and model so do feel free to chime in.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

On To The Painting !

I finished building my Nanomunda sump board!

I may have gone a bit overboard detailing the canals 😎

Here are a few more pictures so you can see the build before I blackbomb it.

And now it's time to start thinking about how I'm going to paint all of this.

I'd like to try and go for this look for the decking

Mine won't look nearly as good but hey "aim for perfection, settle for good enough" 😜

If you know of any good tutorials for this kind of thing, please feel free to share, cause at the moment I really don't have a clue how to even start.

I think I'll experiment on a few scrap pieces first and see what's realistic for my skill level.
Hopefully I'll have something more to share with you soon.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More News From The Sump.

Work on the lowest part of my hive continues, I'm hoping to finish the building part somewhere around the end of next week and then it'll be on to the painting...

I've also started sculpting some fauna and flora to bring a little more life to my canals

Big rats and spiders, but nothing any experienced sump dweller can't handle

And some shrooms, one can never have enough shrooms 😏

I'm thinking of maybe doing some carnivorous plants and some kind of lurking sump-monster to, no idea what that's going to look like yet, suggestions are always welcome.


Friday, October 6, 2017

More Micromunda

 Well I finished painting the industrial/machinery pieces and the concrete floor.

It's finally starting to look like something 😁

Turns out the big tower is also ideal for showcasing minis.😎

Some judges escorting a convict are ambushed by gangers...

Well that's it then...     the board is finished...   right?


see here's the thing...    

while looking for inspiration I came across the exellent Yaktribe forums (some really awesome builds on there, check them out  Link) and it turnes out in a hive you can go up, but you can also go down so...

Sump canals here I come !!!

The first nine tiles giving me the same size of board as the concrete floor (ie. 37x37 cm)

Ooohh I'm going to have so much fun detailing those canals...

Well thats it for now.


Ps: does anybody know where I can get my hands on some 6mm venetian gondolas 👿

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Micromunda Buildings.

Well I managed to finish painting the buildings and walkways, 
a little lick of paint makes all the difference don't you think? 😎

And of course I couldn't resist playing around with a quick setup to get an idea how things will look once to whole thing's finished.

I'm afraid the lighting has washed out the colors on the buildings somewhat, they actually look a lot more splotchy and rundown in real life, maybe once I tone down the glare from the board it'll show up better in the pictures.

That's it for now, time to get to painting the industrial machinery and I've been thinking about maybe doing some modular canals to add some more depth to the board so stay tuned.😉