Hi guys. So here we are with the next follow up to my City Fight Tile post.
As I stated before seeing the building above at WHW blew me away through sheer scale and its use of the city fight tiles from FW.
I knew I wanted to emulate it but I wanted to put my own spin on it. Plus I knew I would probably have to be able to store it away unlike WHW.
This presented some problems so I had to plan to make sure it would come off.
The key to this was research. I took as many photos as I thought necessary whilst there to get all the angles I needed to help ensure the build was easier.
It helped a lot.
I needed to make mine modular though so this is how I achieved that.
As you can see the tower is effectively 5 building tiles high. This was to achieve the same look at the FW one.
Notice however that I have a square bottom. This was done on purpose to make it more steady whilst on a table as I couldn't permanently fix it in place.
As you can see above there is additional plasticard on the bottom. These act as shims to achieve a more solid base. Mainly as anyone who owns a FW resin tile knows no two are the same and they aren't exactly level.
I also use left over sprue to strengthen wherever possible.
The Main Building:
Here you can see a direct view of the door that sits on the steps of the FW tile. Little things like that bring the character and reality to a building.
Above is what I call the 'inside' view as it has the double eagle door that exits onto the street. The reason for this will become apparent.
The 'outside' view with some nice battle damage.
This is a shot from underneath to show you how you can use left over sprue to strengthen main floor plates inside buildings.
This comprises the covered walkway and upper bridge connecting the two buildings. As you can see the upper floor section is not quite complete and some gaps need to be filled.
The Main Building and Bridge:
The Tower, Main Building and Bridge connected:
As you can see I had to place the tower on some A4 paper pads to replicate the steps of the tile.
A 32mm Inquisitor model to provide some scale.
And again here on one of the small balconies.
Here you can see why else I had a square bottom. It allowed me to customise the tile to include some steps. This makes the tiles completely unique even without the Tower and Main building placed on the tile seperating it more from the othe Concourse tile I have.
Here you can see the second set of added steps that align with the double doors in the 'inside' of the Main Building. This continues the unique feel to the tile.
And here in the photo above you can see another door level with the covered bridge in the tower.
There will be another building that will occupy the last base plate on the tile and this will be the door for the connecting bridge.
Thanks for reading guys I hope you like the direction I'm taking.
As I stated before I intend to have at least three different options for the tower. An Apoc launcher from a reaver a landing pad big enough to accommodate at least a Fire Raptor and then I will look at either a Volcano cannon or a Laser blaster.
Feel free to comment or ask any questions.
Until next time :)