Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Water Tower

You know what it's like - you have a burst of energy making something, then it sits unloved on a shelf for 6 months.
 
I build this water tower ages ago, in about an hour. It's a simple construction from a tin can, some Necromunda bulkheads, plastic rod and a few resin details. And then it sat, gathering dust and occasionally falling on the floor when I knocked it. Until this week, that is!
 
 
The water tower was designed as an objective piece for Necromunda or similar. It's a unique, clearly identifiable piece of terrain that can be captured or blown up or whatever. I also wanted it to be loosely functional in game, so I added the middle platform (from the Hexagon platformers set), and tried to give line of sight to all sides to make a perfect sniper's nest.
 


Painting was really simple: prime grey, spray brown, sponge on a lighter brown, various washes, metal drybrush on 'worn' areas (ladder rungs etc). The water tank got a some white sponged on also, then washes over the top.


 
 
For the final touches, I painted the control pad with some glowing green lights, and added various graffiti and posters. No, I'm not really sure what the graffiti says!
 



Job done I think! I'll be using this in the first game back after Christmas.

26 comments:

  1. I could do with something similar myself, I may have a look in the drawers at home and see if i can find any of those old necromunda bulkheads

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    1. I expect to see a full-blown refinery before the end of the year WP! I know how fast you work when you set your mind to it ;)

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  2. What a great idea. I have some old Necromunda bulkheads knocking around and now I know what I'll be doing with them!

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    1. Excellent! Sounds like I should have applied for a patent ;)

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  3. Top bit of junkhammer mate, that weathering is bloody good!

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  4. Lovely bit ot rush for a table. I like the hole punched in the side through the rusty metal, aside from being useful, it also helps to make the whole thing look pretty decrepit.

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    1. Thanks :) The hole did take a bit of gouging, but it was worth it!

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  5. Mournfang Brown spray and Skrag Brown sponging?

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  6. Hehe, I know the feeling :) Pretty nice work out of scratch, looks totally in the right mood.

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    1. You've got some great terrain in your collection! I regularly check for ideas!

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  7. Something that I should have done myself many years ago, very practical and nicely realised work.

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    1. These things generally turn out to be quicker and easier than expected. Glad you like it!

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  8. Such simple parts to combine to make a thoroughly convincing terrain piece. Love it!

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    1. Thanks! No-one's mentioned the big finger print on the tank yet either, so I must have covered it up OK ;)

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  9. A wonderful looking water tower, impressive and superb...

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    1. Thanks :) I'm pleased with how it turned out!

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  10. I like it. I need to build myself some terrain.

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    1. It took me years to get started. But I still need more ;)

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  11. Love the tower ... it looks very realistic.
    Nice work as usual :)
    Oh yes ... a Merry Christmas to you axiom!!! :)

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    1. And a merry Christmas to you too! :)

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  12. Nicely done. Love the control panel, posters, rust, and graffiti. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. :)

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