Friday, 29 March 2013

Terrain Mega-Project: Tower continued!

I have begun work on the monster! I cut out some floors for the quadrants. I am 70% sure I shall be going with the external lift-shaft suggested by Porky, but for now I am just omitting one of the quadrants, so I retain the option of having an internal one. The floors are made from a layer of 5mm-thick foamcard. I then cut a layer of 0.5mm-thick plasticard, and scored half-inch squares in it to give the impression of a tiled floor. I cut through some squares, suggesting that whatever has happened to the building, some of the tiles have been broken and dislodged. I cut a few doors from 0.5mm-thick plasticard: 2" by 1.5". I laminated two pieces, cutting a hole in the middle of one, giving the impression of a door-frame around a sliding door. I have glued several of the upper floors in place. I was a little worried, having done so, that it could prove difficult to move models around when they are close to the middle, but this proved not to be the case.

Recently I have been trying out this idea of inserting pictures into the text, but it hasn't been going so well. Everything looks fine when I type the post up, but once it's published, I realise the system just hates me. So in future tutorials I shall be going back to labelling things with numbers. For now I'm just going to throw a load of pictures at you. They're pretty self-explanatory, and this isn't a tutorial, so no need to worry. Keep your eyes peeled for a tutorial in a few months!


  1. I like the tile idea. It's relatively simple, but the effect is powerful. It looks like bad things have gone on in there over time. The final shot is a reminder of just how massive it is, and how much fun it will be to use. Monster is right, but this is clear progress.

    1. Thankee! I've added a bit more to it now (should have pics up tomorrow), so three of four quadrants have their full allocation of floors. I've been using great whacks of hot glue to ensure they're solidly secured in position.


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