Thursday, 4 August 2016

Metro line inauguration

Well, this is finally coming to an end :) After some deliberation, the monorail is finished.

You'll see that the paintjob is quite rough this time. I really wanted to get this ready and move along to more pending projects. This is going to be a piece of scenery (though quite a significant one!), so won't get as much attention as the characters. So the gritty appearance doesn't bother me this time.

I finally used the servitor head for the driver:

Anyway, the coach will need some further touches
Cutted some blisters for the windows and that was pretty much all it needed!

Ready to depart

Ready for some oldschool train robbery
Next thing to think about was the railway and the pillars. Easy thing, just spray all over and that's all!! I added some posters and signs to add some colour.

Urban jungle
Really shouldn't do this on the sill...
Well! Time to see how this fits on the board!!

Enough for two railways and I still have three pillars left. Damn, this is big
I'll add some more stuff so you get an idea of the real size of this (the board is 120x120 cm, 4x4').

OK, it's official. I need a bigger board.
If I deploy all my buildings and minis, won't have a game. I'll have a protest
Well, at least it gives the impression of an overcrowded hive, I guess that was the purpose!
Jokes apart, I'm happy with the whole monorail structure, it gives another dimension to the board, the 3D approach is usually underrepresented, as is the interaction with moving objects. I think this can be a funny element for quite a number of games!

28 comments:

  1. That has come on an absolute storm!

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    1. Hehe, I guess the creative process works that way :D

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  2. That's really lovely squire. It has that proper crowded John Blanche type of look.

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    1. Thank you! Wow, that's a compliment!

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  3. I love it, what a great piece of scenery!

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    1. Thank you! When I first saw the pics on the web I knew I needed it!! It makes an interesting element, I hope it brings some fun!

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  4. Great stuff! If I ever do a Necromunda board a raised railway is definitely going to be part of it for all the reasons you have mentioned..

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    1. Thanks! I totally recommend it, adds a touch and it's visually encouraging for a number of sc3enarios :)

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  5. What a great looking table! The monorail and the station do a great job of adding depth to the table. Now we just need to see a battle report on it ;)

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    1. Thank you! I think so, the monorail breaks the monotony of a regular board, the mere fact of being elevated makes it stand out. I think my city lacks some colour, now that I see it, I may need to add some more stuff...

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  6. Top marks! That battle board looks like so much fun -- I love the water especially.

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to build a 'different' board, not just a generic-thing-with-generic-obstacles. Any kind of silly idea has a place here :)

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  7. That looks amazing, a very characterful board.
    I don't know how the monorail fits in rulewise, but the idea of a train heist will never go wrong.

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    1. Thank you! Haha, neither do I, I need to develop some system to make it work, but I definitely like the idea :D

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  8. Awesome!!

    Some day I will take again the project and will do a spin off of your city... some day... :)

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    1. Haha, thanks! You can see I always take the easy & cheap solution. Won't win a scenery contest, but at least have a place for some fun!

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  9. Sorry I must of forgotten to email you the assembly guide for the monorail. My shop site provider does not allow PDF on site.

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    1. Not gonna lie, at first it was kind of challenging! But now I'm sort of an expert :D
      The whole kit (station/metro/railway) is beautiful and I'm delighted, I hope I can run some games anytime soon!

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  10. Oh man, its fantastic, at first view i say ¡monorrail!, instead a servitor head you should put one Homer head.

    great table for great games.

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    1. :D :D :D
      Always glad to surprise! The terrifying thing about projects like this is that when you finish one you need to do something even more challenging. So... now what?

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  11. That is just great. The monorail, the station, and how they fit with the whole canal board itself. Really creative. How inspiring.

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to achieve a different kind of board, not the usual 2D stuff. I believe the monorail gives some personality. Now I'm thinking of doing something with all that water...
      (cliffhanger!)

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  12. Very nice indeed Suber, great way to get hight and motion into your games! Now we need a game & battle report!

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to it too! Cannot promise a derailment but... yes, there will be a derailment :D :D :D

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    2. Ha ha ha ... yes, yes. You need a derailment. :)

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    3. I need to set that game!! :D

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  13. fuuuuuuuuuuuck!
    just awesome man
    this will be soooo cool!! :D

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    1. Haha, thank you very much! I hope the games here will be interesting!

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