Descriptive, dull title, yet it really shows what this update will be about. I've been working on little structures, being adobe like buildings for the front part of the huge spaceport. My goal here is to somehow break the monolithic appearance of the big bulk by adding irregular structures with different volumes. In doing so, I also pretend to get familiar with this kind of buildings, as they will be populating the whole board.
It shouldn't be that difficult, as all I'm trying to do is different square boxes and little more. But let's stay a little on that 'more'. At some point I found myself staring at this finished duct tape and a plastic sphere from a toy from some kind of vending machine. I cut the ball and got this:
|They fit in properly, at least for my purposes|
I also cut the card of the duct tape in two and got this little tower:
I added a few foamboard pieces on the top to build the viewpoint.
|Kind of Jabba-esque, but it works|
I'll place the tower on this terrace:
|Rough shape, still in progress|
I thought of having a door, but when I cut the front part of the cardboard I had another idea:
|I put this part slightly rearwards|
|So the entrance looks this way|
Of course I didn't want it all to look just the same, mere dull blocks, so I tried this archway:
|This is getting out of control quickly|
This kind of arch is evocative to me, and I though it could look nice here. Of course cutting those out from the foamboard was a hell of a work for my limited skills, but for sure I'll improve with practice. Eventually.
|Worse than desired, yet better than expected|
This will be the wall for the inner part:
|Keeping it simple|
So this is more or less what I am getting:
|It works so far|
I planned a taller block over that terrace (so in the future it can be connected with a catwalk to the other side of the building; that will be another story to tell). But this time I tried this open stairs thing, so it wouldn't look so boring:
|You get the point, I hope|
|I had to paint the stairs before!|
So the catwalk will come from the other side and end on this rooftop. I planned a closed access to the building with some kind of hut on the rooftop. But I gave it a second thought. In doing so, you would have to imagine the whole thing; I mean, a mini going through the upper access and making its way down to the open stairs. Then I knew.
Nope. This is not what I'm building here. That is the opposite of what I'm doing on this board. That idea is unimaginative, this block offers a boring shape and it isn't worth building. So I'm doing this shit properly:
|Much better now|
I had to heavily improvise, but it worked in the end. I cut the whole upper part away and made the stairs visible. Now you can follow the whole path and it's still playable.
|Now imagine a whole board like this|
Of course you can only see the rough shape of it. I won't add new buildings here (the upper part is the very spaceport!), but my plan is to add lots of details. Vents, wires, doors and stuff. But you can at least get an idea of what's in my mind.
Now these buildings have to be glued to the main structure, the warping issues have to be dealt with and so on. I may have to paint at least some parts before I add the catwalks, but that is a problem for the future me. This is it for now; the project keeps going on!
You absolutely mad man, that's gloriuos.ReplyDelete
Haha, thank you very much! More insanity to come!Delete
This is great, I can't wait to see it painted!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I've just got a spray, but I'm not quite sure about the tone, so I most probably will have to make some tests and eventually try different colours before I make a decision.Delete
Te está quedando genial.ReplyDelete
En la red encontré unas imágenes para hacer invernaderos con la parte transparente de las bolas, plantas de acuario en una base y luego la mitad de la bola encima y listo. puedes hacer unas cuantas sueltas y tienes más puntos de cobertura y algo de color.
¡Gracias! Oye, la idea es buena. No sé si me va a quedar espacio en la ciudad, pero deja que haga unas pruebas :)Delete
Excellent! So many good things here, but I particularly like the arcade with the "techy" doors behind, the dome and view ports, and the overall shape of the thing. You might want to have a few more mixed textures in there, like metal box structures, and Moroccan style wooden boxes over some windows.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! I'll have to sci-fi the whole thing at some point, this is but the basic shape of it. I'm concerned about how will tech and adobe mix, but I think I'll try that vibe you mention, let's see what happens :DDelete
Oh! That's great! You're talented one!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! Still a lot to do!Delete
Wow. That's amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I think I've set the kind of thing I want for the whole board. I hope it's still playable!Delete
Wow Suber! These look great!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I hope I can come up with a nice surface in the end!Delete
This really is a structure plucked straight from Star Wars or perhaps the mind of Moebius. Every addition just increases the interest and playability. Fantastic work to date and I can't wait to see what you add to it!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! Quite an undeserved compliment! I have a few crazy ideas, I hope I can turn most of them into something feasible :)Delete
That is shaping up very nicely!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm trying to get different shapes and heights, to give as much gaming options as I can. I hope I dare to build more complex structures!Delete
Creativity par excellence dear Suber.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Very kind words, but this is pretty basic! I hope it all can be improved :)Delete
Your basic stuff is my wow moment. That's why such experiences should always be shared even though they seem trivial to the beginner.Delete
Stunning work thus far!ReplyDelete
It's going to be an epic looking board once it's all finished!
Thanks! I'm not sure if I'll be able to build everything I have in mind, but I hope the board will be interesting in the end :)Delete
Lovely work, the arcade is particularly nice,worth the pain if cutting it out of foamboard!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Those arches looked interesting to me, the Andalusian vibe is pretty evocative to me, I think I'll explore that aspect for the whole board :)Delete
That looks so great already, this will be a wonderful board to play on once ready.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I have to find the balance between the dollhouse and the gaming board, but I hope it will result in something decent :PDelete
Amazing--this looks great.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm trying to get an ambitious board, but I hope it will be worth of it in the end :)Delete