You thought I was kidding when I talked about building a spaceport for my recently painted spaceport crew? Ha! :D
In fact this is but the start of a (pretty much) wider scenery project. Until I can show you real progress, let me just state that the plan in my mind consists of a small desert village which will have a suspicious maze of corridors and catacombs beneath ;) So nothing else than the town above my other current scenery project. I'm not sure of how will I be able to bring both together (and how long will that take!), but that's not really bothering me at the moment.
I have some pretty crazy ideas which I still need to develop, but those will be revealed in due time (i.e., as soon as I make up my mind!!). For now let me start with part of a building, precisely a spaceport. This will be quite a centerpiece on the board, just for its size if not anything else. I'm planning to use foamboard for the main structure, but it's more practical if I build and paint the inner part of it in advance and later on I build the structure around it. Let me explain with pics.
First of all, I used this Danish butter cookies box:
|Seriously, has anyone ever seen actual cookies in any of these?|
|A foamboard door and some filler for the columns|
|This is beginning to look like something|
I used texturised paint for the floor. It took a couple of layers, as the looks of it with just one was less than impressive:
|But you can get an accurate idea by now|
It needed some weathering and stuff. I finally got this:
Just a close up of the workbench. A fire extinguisher (safety first!), a toolbox and a couple of gas cans:
|I have to add tools and dirty stuff, but I guess it works for now|
This is all I have right now, but I'm already working on the whole building that will host this tiny spaceship garage. You can see it's not impressive at all, just a 30cm (1') diameter hollow space, but I hope it will look better when in place.
You may legitimally ask why bother on all this when Knights of Dice produce this beauty (it is a real beauty):
|And has a European distributor: Shiny Games|
I hope you'll understand when you see what I'm up to. But of course I can be convinced of having two spaceports instead of one :P
All in due time. For the moment I have more than enough with my ongoing projects. I'll elaborate more on all this as soon as I have something decent to show!