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PanzerSmurf
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Stalingrad in the Fall

on Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:23 pm
After about 5-6 years of rolling it around in my head, I think I've finally figured out how to do a really good looking city board.  One of the things *I* think city boards often struggle with is in tying the different pieces together.  And I think I've finally figured out a way around it....  Lots and Lots of Rubble.....

So first step was to make about 10 lbs of rubble (aka - spraypainted cat litter) and then do some testing...   And last night I started work on my Novus Designs 15mm terrain.....







Here's a test piece with the rubble...  


And to tie it all together, a giant tub of rubble....
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pzivh43
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Looking rubbly! Did you spray paint different batches---brick, concrete, etc?
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PanzerSmurf
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:16 pm
I did...   I've got Red, Brick Red, White, Gray, and of course the natural color of the cat litter.  About 40-50% of each sprayed batch ends up taking color - so don't buy bright blue cat litter unless you want that to be the base.  

Here's a link to the tutorial I posted on the FB group :  https://www.facebook.com/groups/237995539700701/permalink/962764783890436/
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PanzerSmurf
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:29 pm
So here is the first building on the table plus a second I knocked out last night... I'm not super happy with the green section on the second building so I'll probably go in and touch that up a bit... but otherwise I'm pretty happy with how they look on the tabel.





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pzivh43
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:55 pm
They look great! One thought is to wash them with streaks of black to represent smoke from fire/explosions.
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:17 am
Can't access facebook not a registered user can we get the tutorial somewhere else?
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OscarVictor
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:39 am
looks so cool
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PanzerSmurf
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:33 pm
So here's day 3. Just did some corner pieces.... One thing I have learned is that when using the Flames of War cobblestone roads, I have been elevating the building pieces so they are at least level with the street... Otherwise, the street looks higher and it seems off.





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PanzerSmurf
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Here's day 4
https://clt40k.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/img_1715.jpg?w=768

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In answer to the earlier question about a tutorial....  Not really, but in truth it's as simple as buy some cheap cat litter, put it in a shallow tray, and then spray paint it.  Give the tray a shake and spray again...  I do this till it's mostly the color I'm looking for....    I used, brick red, white, and gray for mine....  then dump it all in a big tub and you're all set.  You won't get total coverage, but you'll get enough coverage out of each batch that it looks good on the table.
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Nickyc
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Great idea, really nice work.
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Taranis
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Re: Stalingrad in the Fall

on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:48 pm
I really like that look, I'll be stealing that idea when I put my Stalingrad board together! Smile
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