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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Latest Martian Settlement WIP



So, after seeing my WIP pics of the earlier Martian settlements, Rob over at ArmChairGeneral asked me if I would do one (or more) for him. As I was wanting to keep building, I figured why not.

Up until then, all my pieces had been built on pretty linear flat rocks, so I decided to make this one a little more three-dimensional. I also wanted to build somethign bigger than I had so far. Taking a large tear-off of cork tile I then layered up several more pieces near the center of the piece. This came me a central hill jutting up from the city below.

The picture to the right depicts the city in the early layout. It shows the cluster of larger, metropolitan buildings at the top of the city, including what has become a characteristic of my Martians settlements - the tower spire. Below the hill, in the foreground is a rather haphazard cluster of buildings that will make up the lower class section of the city.

The picture below shows the city about 90% through the construction process. You can see the walls and towers in place, showing that this city may have once been fortified all around, but having since let the defenses give way to more living space. To the far left of the pic you will see a large temple structure with a massive dome that marks this city as one of particular importance to Martian religion. It sit atop a raised rocky outcropping of its own and the structure crowds to make use of every inch of space atop that rock. You can see the more haphazard commoner street to the right. Some of the roof tops of the larger buildings have penthouses or patio structures on them.



I still have to figure out how to paint this one. Once again I got carried away with construction and created some terribly tight spaces to try to get a brush into. I really need to paint the buildings then glue them in.

Enjoy,

-Eli

5 comments:

  1. Are these just wood blocks? My town is looking oh so marvelous! Good thing I am going to use Martians and Muslims too. That religious building is perfect. In my world the Muslims have invaded Mars to setup a nasty cannon on the surface of Phobos.

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  2. Not block exactly, but off-cuts from a longer piece of balsa.

    -Eli

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  3. This is a comment on all of your Martian city posts - they look brilliant. I'm not sure I've figured out how to game in them, but I'm going to use this as inspiration for bigger set pieces for armies to fight around.

    Chris (CJR)

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  4. Thank you for your comments and compliments.

    As they are meant for 2mm, it shouldn't be too difficult. Most of the 2mm bases for Land Ironclads are 20mmx40mm and should set on top of the city easily enough where they can approximate the unit's occupation of that section of defences or urban terrain.

    -Eli

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  5. Really good looking, and yes, inspiring. :)

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