Time to start producing the board I aim for! The Besenval port slums. I cannot stress enough how inspirational Colin from Leadpile and his Ferrograd has been for me. I don't expect to get a quarter of his board, for sure, but I will be happy if I get a humble space to roll some dice on.
I got a couple of MDF buildings from Bandua Wargames. Though they belong to the 'designed for Infinity' range, they can be used for any sci-fi ambientation. You may want to check the rest of their scenery, they provide nice unexpensive options for urban sci-fi settings.
I primed grey on the outside and beige inside, but I thought I could do something more. So a piece of foamboard was the beginning:
|Now we have some floor...|
What was this building going to be? I thought a small tavern could do nice:
|The bar was easy. Shame I didn't manage to build a draught tap|
The walls just looked too empty and clean, so I thought some posters were in order:
|I may have to look for resources on the web and print them|
Using some other bits I got a couple of tables and seats:
|So this is the filthy aspect of it|
The problem was that the outer looking of the tavern was too shiny. Unacceptable! No (dis)respectful adventurers were getting any action close to such a fancy structure! To get a proper weathering effect I should need an airbrush, I guess. Of course I don't have such a tool but... I got some primer sprays. So I went out to the window and got some strange colours on it (additional effects added with regular brush):
|Now it's looking propoerly dirty|
|A hanging sign would look |
|That's Chinese for The Sparkling Pulsar according to Google Translator. If anyone out there proves me wrong, I would gladly correct those|
But finally you can see the tavern finished:
|I forgot to show, the building also has doors, but I don't think I will be using them|