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Yourbitterpill17 Sep 2017 5:57 a.m. PST

With Chicago Bolt Action being set with about 3-4 tables worth of my terrain for events like Operation Sting and Adepticon, as well as just finishing a table for Frostgrave, I thought it was time to revisit the old Necromunda/40K terrain bundle for Adepticon and other local events. With that in mind, and after having played through Borderlands once again, I decided to take a crack at some non-Imperial terrain – an Ork Shanty Town. Much like my previous human shanty town (which is currently on loan to the guys over at Hyacinth Games, makers of Wreck-Age), these are based on old CDs, with walls of poster foamboard, covered in cereal cardboard with riveting added to the edges. The roofs are all corrugated cardboard (all of a corrugation is the smallest available – known as "E-type" – to fit appropriately into the 28mm scale). I'm adding gubbinz, old bitz, and parts from old toys as detailing. Each shanty is sized a little differently – some are large for Nobs, others for Boyz, and the smallest for Grotz.

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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

Very nice so far.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member17 Sep 2017 3:18 p.m. PST


Looks really awesome, though I wish you would retake this particular photo when you get the chance. Or perhaps a slightly different angle. I really want to see the detail of how you put together that windmill.




Yourbitterpill17 Sep 2017 5:11 p.m. PST


I'll be posting more WIP pics over the next few weeks and will definitely have better shots

BigDan Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

I really like how haphazard and jumbled the shanties look, very Orky ;)

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member18 Sep 2017 5:04 p.m. PST


I look forward to it. Thanks.


Yourbitterpill20 Nov 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

Made some Borderlands-inspired alien cacti patches for my Ork Shantytown last month and just this past weekend got around to putting the last coats of paint on them.

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Yourbitterpill06 Jan 2018 2:27 p.m. PST

In addition to the alien foliage I completed back in November, I also finished up these Orky shanties for the Ork Shantytown table for Adepticon 2018. Many of you would ask – "how do Orks get into the Hive?" – and the answer would be doz sneakee Kommando gitz who need a base of Orkerations. They're Boyz N Da Hive.

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