Friday, 10 May 2019

Takeaway building

This is an scenery side project, unrelated to my ongoing vertical board, but which could fit in with little effort. It all came up one day, after realising my takeaway meal bowl had an interesting shape...

Remember. Always eat your meal before turning the bowl upside down
 The first step was building an entrance:

Easiest way possible

I prepared the access door before glueing it all
 The structure being transparent can be alittle bit confusing when you have to work on its surface, so I primed the building to make it all easier.

I painted the door before
 Well, it is time to add stuff. MDF bits, a piece from a bubble gun... whatever you can find:

It doesn't mind where you glue it. It will work
 I primed it all and then used some Das putty for the base
Kind of Dragon Ball Capsule house :D
 Brown wash to everything and hen I worked on other details, such as wires, cables and stuff

No much left to do
  I added a relay antenna using the cap of an old ballpen:

Didn't glue it to the top of the building for storage purposes
 So this is how it looks like in the end:





It was really easy to build, but it took me some time, as I can only steal like ten minutes here and there. The paintjob is consistent with my Moisture Vaporator, so it was but copying what I had previously done.

The start of a settlement? Hmmm...
I think I can combine these with my ongoing board, so I may have to think about integrating this kind of sci-fi aesthetics into that. Well, that will come eventually; for now I'm happy with how this turned out. I'll be back with the large board soon!

35 comments:

  1. That is brilliant!
    In the days of 3D printing and MDF, it's great to see some old skool modelling.
    Nice one!

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    1. Thank you! It's hard to earn the name of the blog! :D

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  2. Excellent! I could totally see something very similar showing up in a Star Wars flick or something.

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    1. Thanks! The bubble shape has a kind of a classic sci-fi vibe, once I started working on it I just had to let myself go :P

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  3. Suber you are a creative genius ... but then I've told you this many times before. :)

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    1. Oh, thank you, but this is nothing but a plastic bowl upside down. It is more like a Diogenes Syndrome :P

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  4. So clever! You don't have any trouble with the paint flaking or cracking off the container?

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    1. Not so far! The plastic is slightly rigid enough; of course this would not resist constant bustle, but it works for my purposes

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    2. Yes, I guess once it's based, it's not going to be doing too much!

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    1. Thank you! But it's incredibly simple :D

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    1. Thanks!It was kind of a random trial & error way of doing things, but I think it's called 'organic process' nowadays :P

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  7. I've said this before but I love how you see projects in such everyday items.
    And this one turned out to be quite the treat as this is one magnificent scratchbuild building.

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    1. Thank you! Oh, this one was easy to envision, the bowl is kind of suggestive. The rest was just a matter of adding random stuff here and there. It is fun how you can repurpose almost anything with tiny bits and bobs :)

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  8. Muy buen trabajo, que envidia me das, yo soy un manazas con la escenografía y me da un palo tremendo pintarla.

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    1. ¡Gracias! Pero mira, esto es imposible hacerlo más sencillo, yo soy un ñapas y un vago, siempre busco la forma más fácil :D

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  9. Way to use some old containers! The paint and plaster really make all the gribblies come together very well indeed.

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    1. Thank you! This kind of stuff would look in place in the Tartarus Rim. Just saying... ;)

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    2. I do need to add more container structures to the Rim, yes. And with more creative use of greeblies. :)

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  10. Looking good. My Burrows terrain is going to be something similar..Well Fantasy themed obviously.

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    1. Ohh, I can't wait to see what you do. I remember some of your post-apoc scenery and it was so cool. A Badgers & Burrows terrain will have all my attention!

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  11. Recycling like a God! You've turned garbage into pure gold.

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    1. Thanks! I was simply too lazy to throw it away to the recycling bin :D

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  12. Great use of a really interesting shape to result in a unique and brilliantly sci-fi building. I'd love to see a whole table in this style.

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    1. Thank you! Well, you are a true master, you have done some pretty awesome buildings with this kind of raw materials. I'd like to have some more structures like this one, but storage is becoming a real issue these days! Glups!

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  13. Stunning! If only all the plastic overpackaging in the world could be reused so effectively! (Though I'll admit this piece is more useful than many...)

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    1. Haha, thanks! I can add a green sustainability label to the blog banner :D

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  14. That's a great building. A good amount of flat surfaces for figures to stand on. Blocks a decent amount of LOS and looks superb.

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    1. Thank you! The shape itself was interesting, it wasn't difficult to see its potential. It's playable and I hope it makes a nice scenery piece on the board :)

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  15. Lovely bit of recycling,lots of stuff reused and it looks splendid, wonderfully creative!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you! It's kind of fun fun to find these repurposable daily objects and turn them into something different. You never know what will come next!

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  16. This is a real unique creation! I love it when stuff gets transformed into alien planets like this.

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    1. Thank you! You see, RT lives :P
      No, seriously, as soon as I saw the shape of the bowl I knew I had to do something with it. The risk is building a whole board this way!

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