MBG's elevated living accommodation *finished*

mattblackgod
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mattblackgod
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Joined: July 22nd, 2008, 8:19 am

September 1st, 2014, 9:07 pm #1

I think it's time to throw my hat into the ring for several reasons.

1. I want to :D
2. I think competitions help sharpen your skill set
3. Competitions help keep interaction and community spirit flowing.
4. It's my forum, so if I can't be bothered why should anyone else? :D

There is lots of things you could make for this competition. All it needs is elevation of some sort.

So what have I in mind for this competition? I had a few ideas and I might pursue them if I get time. For now I am thinking of some sort of raised living accommodation such as a shack on stilts/legs or a shelter built on top of a ruin. It's something I have fancied making for some time now. Let's face it most PA settings have horrible critters creeping about after dark so it makes sense to be safely above them.

Now to start the planning phase...
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Moramarth
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Joined: October 22nd, 2012, 1:50 pm

September 2nd, 2014, 4:58 pm #2

wrote:Let's face it most PA settings have horrible critters creeping about after dark so it makes sense to be safely above them.
But then you're closer to the things that fly about in the dark... :fright:

Cheers,

M
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HVNSNTSOLDIER
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Joined: February 25th, 2010, 5:09 pm

September 3rd, 2014, 11:16 pm #3

@Moramarth: But those are the beasties with the best protein, and they cook really good on the open flame spicket, rotisserie style! Mmmmmm, roasted bloatfly :P

@MBG: Might I suggest looking into tropical stilted shelters, perhaps some of the Chinese style coastal dock housings? Oooh, maybe a stilt house city built up like Kowloon? That would be insane!
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eilif
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September 4th, 2014, 12:38 am #4

Elevated living conditions. You're thinking practically and sensibly, excellent. Just what's needed to survive in the hard times to come.
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mattblackgod
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September 4th, 2014, 6:05 pm #5

You can make a hole in the floor for dumping on anything passing under. :lol:
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Hollander
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September 6th, 2014, 2:53 pm #6

mattblackgod wrote:You can make a hole in the floor for dumping on anything passing under. :lol:
:coffee: It will be interesting to see if and how you will model the heap of dumped "material" beneath the hole. :devilsong:
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mattblackgod
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September 9th, 2014, 7:50 pm #7

I should stop painting minis and make a start on this competition..... :lol:
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HVNSNTSOLDIER
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September 12th, 2014, 2:09 am #8

Yeah, that would probably be good Warlord lol
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mattblackgod
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September 13th, 2014, 7:10 pm #9

So on with this WIP. My vision for this one is a shack built on top of a ruin.


Basic building materials. 5mm thick blue foam and our old friend the old CD.


I painstakingly drew the bricks on using a pencil. The trick to this is to go over the bricks a couple of times with the pencil to get that worn brickwork. I also distressed it with various items (read as whalloped it) to make the bricks look rough. The posts are there to support the shelter that will go above the ruin.





Still a fair bit to do on this one. Keep watching.
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HVNSNTSOLDIER
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September 14th, 2014, 2:59 am #10

If left exposed, maybe sanded a bit, that duct tape would make for an interesting textured walkway/road leading into the ruin. Maybe an old fraying rug? Very nice start MBG! Can't wait to see more of this!
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