|A portion of the Berman contribution to Nunawading 2020.|
Sure there's a bit of science to it, but it's first and foremost a 'doing' hobby IMHO, one that lends itself to experimentation, the occasional mishap and one or two gems. By way of an experiment, I tried placing the majority of the pieces onto a 2x2-foot table just to see how it all looks together. This was the result (a hi-res album of images are available here):
I intend to use the various pieces to introduce my mates to R40K and test out a cyber-themed mod of Rogue Planet within the next few weeks. Also, in the meantime, I want to play and record another solo game - the last one was lots of fun - and it has been suggested I give The Department a try... who knows, I may do just that.
I've written up descriptions of a number of the items, including some details of their parts and various photos etc. Here's the listing of the same, with various links to be added in due course (PS the various names aren't necessarily locked-down just yet, they're more like working titles):
- Red Door Palace (Building) posted 14th of March 2018 with an extra skin
- Ape Breath Freon Whiskey Bar (Building) posted 15th March 2018
- Welcome to Nunawading (Floor plate and Stalls) posted 15th March 2018
- Rooftop Skins (Various) first posted 31st March 2018 with various updates since
- Storage Tank posted 21st November 2018
- Stairs posted 8th April 208
- Signs, Bays and other scatter terrain - coming soon-ish
- The Depot WIP
Many of the items I've constructed have used one or more of the basic 140x140x55mm 'box' shapes I built late last year (detailed here). They've been wonderful: both stackable and interlocking and they have an interesting relief/face to boot. The fact that they stand 55mm tall means that they can easily pass for a low-roof building when using 28mm miniatures. If they're stacked together, they reach 90mm tall due to their interlocking design. That design feature is something of a blessing as it adds to the models' rigidity and means that they can be used to create overhangs with little fuss.
|That flyer in the top-right is a papercraft model I made last year|
|The tops of each of the three buildings in this shot are removable - should|
I want to I can swap them around, they simply lift off the boxes underneath.
|The Sin Gin sign is growing on me :-)|
It's placed on the Red Door Place in this particular shot.
|With a band of Warp Spiders watching from above, those Space Marines|
have reason enough to be cautious.
|The element that stands out in this shot is the orange sign - it really does|
seem to glow like that and it's only a piece of acrylic. Crazy!
|In the foreground are three Space Marines, observing the engagement below|
in the relative comfort of the Ape Breath Freon Whisky Bar.
|Space Marines and Striking Scorpions engage|
|Whilst the Striking Scoprion should be able to handle a single marine, there's|
plenty more to take his place.
|From the landing pad and flyer's vantage, it appears that the battle has|
far from been decided.