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post #11 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-10-14, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Time for some work in progress! While this buidling has been pushed back because of some other projects, I'm also not entirely sure where I'll let the doorway on the third floor lead to. I was thinking about a bridge to another building, possibly a fire-escape.


The walls are made of cardboard, sandwiched between two thin sheets of foam. Wooden planking was added to the floors, doorways and walls. There still need to be added some windows, primarily on the first floor. I was thinking this building would be a store with a house on top, which explains the access to the upper floors being seperated of that on the ground level.
The basic construction went very quick. For this one, the details take the most time!

In game it is a formidable structure, capable of holding an entire warband! The balcony and windows provide excellent firing positions. The highest floor has enough room for a large fight. The two entrances can be very tight and difficult bottlenecks for any assailants to breach. However, this means there's also limited space to flee to once they do...

While it'll be a while for this is finished, most of the work has been done at this stage.

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I've finaly decided where the doorway on the upper floor leads to. It will either lead to a fire escape:


Or to the roof of an entirely new building:


I will make a section of fenced off alley so no burglars could use the fire escape as an easy way inside the house from before the meteorites fell.

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This is an ambitious and well executed project, I will definitely be returning here for inspiration in the future. Good job!

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i am somewhat devoured by envy and hope your majestic and beatifully executed project will be inexplicably shipped to my house.

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i wish i had this kind of terrain to play back in the day
Right!

The cruddy cardboard cutouts and plastic corners was the way to go... ended up stacking cardboard boxes and stuff after a while.

Really like the terrain you got going here, keep it up!
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I'm working on the flat-roofed building now, and I'm quite happy with the progress. Sculpting the water-spouts that prevent the roof from turning into a pool is quite fun and a good experience.
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I can't believe i missed this thread before. I liked your ships thread a lot, but you just can't beat good scratch-built houses.

Do you still use foam for the walls on all of your houses?
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Have many fond memories of Mordheim, though our tables never looked half as good as yours. Really liking your work so far.

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Thanks guys! It'll probably still take a while before we'll start playing (with the exception of some practise matches), But hopefully I'l be able to finish up some more buildings before the rest has theirs finished. @Sigur , yes I do use foam for a lot of my buildings, though I glue it all to a cardboard frame. The foam is really neat to work with when making stone walls, as you can see in some places of the large building in progress above. These buidlings will however be spackled. The thin layer of foam allows me to create some more depth on the buildings as well, such as with the windows and doors. I also use tiny planks for my wooden buildings (and interiors), glued directly to the cardboard in some cases.
Woodwork on the windows is done:

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As all Mordheim models are out of print, very hard to come by or butt-ugly, I've decided to sculpt some of my own. Both to have some interesting warbands and to increase my skills as a sculptor.
I've sketched some ideas for a magister or brethern of a tzeentchian Cult of the Possessed. They're somewhat plain, but small details will be added as I see fit while sculpting the models.
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