Lots of progress to be had but nothing finished just yet. I can't gat photo's as my main daylight bulb has gone pop and my local hardware shop is all out... I may have to order one online but I don't like the idea of getting a lightbulb through the post!
I've almost finished the Stormsurge and Breacher squad and I've made up two Remoras this afternoon.... Such a lovely model and an exquisite cast! Have the moulds been redone recently?
I've also got some sketches for my gaming board done and settled on an layout.
These are my preliminary ideas all on 8" and 4" with and inch equaling a foot
I really liked the road layout in the third attempt and I'm really happy with how the board fills out over all. I then ran with that road layout and tried some options for the rail line.
I'm not overly keen on this terminal idea and went back to my original plan of a single line (I know in RL track always run in pairs). I've done one more sketch with an eye on keeping the ratios and measurements to scale. I've left out building foot prints as I'm yet to measure up GW's terrain sections.
With that lay out the streets would be 9" wide with 7" roads and and 1.5" of pavement each side.
I'll need 5' of rail track either free G-scale brass or I can get MDF 28mm scale from a web store.
With the track intersecting with the road I've going to have raise the road level up so the surface rides flush with the top of the rails this will also help me add a little depth of detail all over the board... I've not yet worked out exactly how I'm going to do this as wood will be to hard to work with (for me) and styrene wont hold up over time.
The cross hatched section will be a raised train platform to use as a hill. The empty space to the left will be and unloading area that I can use as container storage (not permanent). terrain)
Bottom left will be a parking lot that could be used for bombed out cars and trucks.
When I've got it all made and make a start on filling out the board with terrain I'll be making multi layered ruins as hills that can be placed on a building footprint and removed if not needed. I'd also like to add a train on the track as well as I think that would make some awesome line of sight blocking objectives.
I have lots of ideas and I really need to make a start before I have to much planned and never make a start!