Apocalyptic Manhattan (in An Apartment)...

Joined: Apr 20 2007, 06:30 PM

Oct 13 2007, 12:19 PM #1

Hi.

Some pics of our latest (rather big) project.
50 large buildings on the floor of three rooms in an apartment (notice the custom made wallpaper)...





The setup was built for a music video, produced by the Swedish company Popcore (who almost got a Grammy this year).

Creative Director for the building of the Manhattan project was Mats Sahlström.

The group is the California based band Strata - and the video is supposed to tie in with their new album: "Strata Presents The End of the World".

MySpace: STRATA
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Oct 13 2007, 12:32 PM #2

THIS IS....SICK


BUT SO COOL :blink:



i want to play that terrain :D
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Joined: May 9 2007, 06:46 PM

Oct 13 2007, 12:42 PM #3

You are aware that that is insane?

That's amazing work; utterly amazing.
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Oct 13 2007, 12:45 PM #4

you need to have "ruined" versions of those buildings. i.e collapsed from the impact of a titan smacking into it, or something of that scale. or at least version of the buildings that have huge holes gashed into the sides of the top half has been blown off etc, and rubble. LOTS of rubble.
New rule: any unit with x inches of a collapsing building takes y amount of damage
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Joined: Apr 21 2007, 08:51 AM

Oct 13 2007, 12:52 PM #5

:jaw: :jaw: :drool: :drool:
Amazing!
Did You build it just for [Warning No Swearing], or did You have a specific reason like shooting a better Gozilla movie at your home?
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Oct 13 2007, 01:20 PM #6

AWESOME!!ELEVENTY1!
I LOVE the amusement park!!1 Any hope for an old man and a dork with a ventriloquist dummy manning the top car of the ferris wheel? :lol:

HORRYWOOOOOOOOOOooooo!!!
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Joined: Nov 21 2006, 08:56 PM

Oct 13 2007, 01:35 PM #7

From the look and detail of it, i'm not 100% that this is for gaming purposes. But if it is a demand a thunderhawk sticking out of the side of one of the 'scapers.
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Oct 13 2007, 01:41 PM #8

HOLY !! That's the sickest thing I've ever seen. Who's house is that and where's his [Warning No Swearing]? Do you guys work at a movie studio or something? How do you keep from falling into a building? How many people are going to be playing there at once?
I have sooooo many questions about this that MUST be answered! :scratch:

That all said you guys are B) in my book. Way B)
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Oct 13 2007, 01:56 PM #9

Holy crud, that really does look like manhattan! How'd you do it?
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Oct 13 2007, 08:16 PM #10

There are many creative ways to express wonder and amazement. Posters need to consider those before they run afoul of the mods, like say, me. Right?

Now that amusement park is a fabulous touch, were you inspired by some of images of abandoned amusement parks floating around on the web? That really adds a touch of apocalyptic desolation to your incredible downtown style diorama there. More pics of that, if you would please.
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Oct 13 2007, 10:12 PM #11

Plunging fire strategem at its finest... VTOL aircraft would OWN on that map. not to mention indirect fire...

I take it you guys do like amatuer movie making or something? Or did you luck out at a tag sale? Would love to see a miniature compared to the buildings. One lone guardsman in time square :lol:

I would love to the see the [I Swear Too Much] rules for fighting indoors on a battlefield like that. clear the buildings floor by floor :tongue:
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Oct 13 2007, 10:22 PM #12

Thanks for all the kind words (sometimes it is nice to be called insane).



>VTOL aircraft would OWN on that map.

I have quite a few Valkyries ;-)



>were you inspired by some of images of abandoned amusement parks floating around on the web?

Yep. Everything is built after Googled images.



>demand a thunderhawk sticking out of the side of one of the 'scapers.

Had plans for something like that - but scrapped the idea due to respect for 9/11.



>New rule: any unit with x inches of a collapsing building takes y amount of damage

More like: any unit (excluding super heavies) within x inches of a collapsing building tis removed from play.


>I have sooooo many questions

Stay tuned.
Will post info regarding constructions + pics of the final set up.
The city is still W.I.P. i.e. finishing touches, rubble, the streets and lighting (all houses will be lit from the inside) still remains.
Hopefully we will be [I Swear Too Much] by Tuesday (seven people working 24-7).
Please visit my homepage (kendoka.com).
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Oct 13 2007, 10:42 PM #13

By the way, if you haven't seen our previous terrain project (a 3m x 3m island) it is now used in an online game:
http://www.gettheglass.com/
Will be cutting it up shortly. Anybody want to buy the castle?
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Oct 13 2007, 11:35 PM #14



Please visit my homepage (kendoka.com).
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Oct 13 2007, 11:46 PM #15

That is amazing. I also would like to see the abandon amusement park.
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Oct 14 2007, 12:39 AM #16

Those pics look like you're using the "forbidden art". If thats the case then it should be "slightly" easier to ..."make".. duplicates of the buildings but then break them into destroyed forms for the "destroyed building" condition, then throw a few handful of rubble bitz around it.
I don't think you were considering that idea when you were designing those beauties but for [Warning No Swearing] projects, if you're gonna do something similar, it might be an idea to make the buildings in 2 or 3 parts and when its destroyed you just remove the top half to reveal rubble and exposed beams.
This isn't a criticism, thats one massive undertaking and it looks the bees knees. Just [I Swear Too Much] for thought.
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Oct 14 2007, 02:56 AM #17

But if this is an Imperial city, there needs to be Anti-Aircraft guns on the roofs and giant Propaganda posters on all the buildings. Not to mention the outer walls! :D
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Oct 14 2007, 09:24 AM #18





(and yes, due to the extensive use of the "forbidden art", making collapsed buildings is really fast/easy)
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Oct 14 2007, 12:22 PM #19

Are these cats in plaster? If so, aren't they heavy and fragile?
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Oct 14 2007, 01:01 PM #20

that game is seriously cool looking, It wont work for me, keeps getting stuck loading, but seriously cool looking!
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Oct 14 2007, 01:09 PM #21

>Are these cats in plaster? If so, aren't they heavy and fragile?

Yes, no, yes.

UltraCal (construction plaster) + [I Swear Too Much].
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Joined: May 20 2006, 07:47 PM

Oct 14 2007, 01:30 PM #22

they must take ages to paint, are you just spraying them with different colours or is there a brush involved?
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Oct 14 2007, 02:26 PM #23

I guess if one gets broken by accident, then it becomes the base for a ruined skyscraper. Very pretty.
Medals are OK, but having your body and all your friends in one piece at the end of the day is better. - My Dad
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Oct 15 2007, 01:56 AM #24

Ok... Still kind of a board n00b. so what is the "Forbidden Art"?
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Oct 15 2007, 01:59 AM #25

casting
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