Monday, December 26, 2011

Packing It In

Three posts in three days!  Woot!  Gotta love those three day weekends. It's also fun to have things to show you guys that you haven't seen yet.  Wish it happened more often.  Here it is - the whole shooting match. All nine square-feet of real estate can be tucked safely into two 18-gallon plastic tubs.
See what I mean? Now that's a portable city.
Frankly, it's still too big for my tastes.  I'd love to hang on to this, but I really don't have the space to store two big tubs like that.  Not entirely sure what I'm going to do with them, yet, but I had a great time putting this all together.  Thanks for coming on the journey with me.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Gamer's Eye View of the City

Merry Christmas!  My own little gift to you is a few shots of my completed cityscape.  Check this bad boy out.  Nine square feet of battleground ready for armies of little plastic warriors.  Of course, if you have more table to fill, and you have a ice gray drop cloth, you could put 4-inches of space between each city block and have a full 4-foot by 4-foot table.  How cool is that?

Pleasant parks, seedy industrial districts, this town has it all.

That big building looks massive centered like that.
The great thing about this set-up is that I managed to avoid a table full of open site lines along the north-south and east-west directions.  Between the angles building supports and sewage plant, there are enough angles that you can't just plunk a heavy machine gun in the center and prevent your enemy from moving out of one corner of the city.

The unified paint scheme ties everything together well.  Here
you can see the ladders used for accessing levels.

I don't recommend playing on the patio.  I had to run
from the rain half-way through taking these photos.

A maze of sight-lines keeps things far more interesting.
You might be wondering how I can justify calling a big setup like this 'portable'.  Just wait until tomorrow...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Four Square Feet of City

As a Christmas present to myself, I completed the holiday preparations early enough that I could devote a few hours to finish up the big cityscape.  So here they are, the last four blocks of the city-scape.

The round thing in  the back is some sort of modern concrete
sculpture/ nice place to snipe from.  There's a fountain  tucked away
behind the building right next to that concrete thingy.
Here's the detail of that fountain/sculpture.  You'll be able
to see how it fits  into the rest of the boards when I post
 a shot of the finished city.
Two of the biggest buildings in the city.  The one on the left
is the tallest, and the one on the right helps to break
up all the 90-degree angle sight-lines on the board.
Tune in tomorrow for shots of the whole nine-square-feet of city laid out in all its glory.  And Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Home Stretch

Remember way back in October when I hoped to have this city table done by year's end?  I'm not quite done, and it's not quite the end of the year.

The paint streaks show up in these photos more than they do in real life.  They are also way too shiny.  On the other buildings, the dull cote and better lighting tones those down.  All that's left to be done is the dull cote.  That'll probably have to wait for Christmas Eve, though.  That needs to be done in the day light hours, and that means a Saturday job.