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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

I'm continuing with build of The Hive.


The idea was to start with 6 base boards, each 3X4 feet. Those are flat, but painted and flocked with heavy coats of clear matt.


Next there were four vertical hive sections. One is complete, the other three have been shattered by heavy bombardment.




The large debris fields at their base will also be built.




Finally there is a stand alone hive section.



The basic materials are sheet foam, various styrofoam coolers, spray paint, latex paint and railway flock.

The stone texture paint is really useful. Also the spray primers have a lot of solvent in them and that etches and textures up the flat surfaces very well.

Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy11 Feb 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

Wow, looks very good. Can't wait to see the finished product,

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2018 12:03 p.m. PST

I'll be shooting pictures next weekend. But I'll keep working on it at least until Origins!

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 3:40 a.m. PST

Wow, your project is really a BIG commitment of time, materials, and inspiration !!

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 5:13 p.m. PST

Go BIG or go home. I believe that miniatures gaming is about visual pageantry!

I was in a position to salvage a large amount of foam sheeting several years ago and still have plenty left.

That reduces my materials cost substantially.

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