At some point last year, I found myself driving up to Scotland for work. My route happened to take me past the infamous Graham's Weurkshoppe in Gateshead - a treasure trove of primarily second hand wargaming items. I happened to spy a good-sized dome of polystyrene, four added sizes. It was covered in polyfilla and had been topped with a large turned wooden knob. Clearly it had originally been made as a mosque for a middle-eastern setting. I parted with a small sum of money and took it away, intent on turning it into some suitable for a science fiction setting.
Over the last fortnight, I've been busily adding some details to the base building, as well as adding some painted dirt and grime. The end result is a nice fringe world building I'm calling Homestead 23. I've taken some scenic shots with of Homestead 23 with a range of scatter terrain for extra atmosphere!
|The inhabitants of Homestead 23 are largely self sufficient, with astmospheric vaporators, a small holding and extensive fuel supplies.
|It can be a lonely place out in the wastes. Young Groxen can be trained as guard beasts and companions.
|Hardy dust fowl provide a regular source of protein through eggs or meat.
|Maintenance bots are invaluable to help keep the atmospheric vaporators working.
|Long distance comms are often the only way to hear news, as passers-by are few and far between.
Just so you can see the original construction - here's the underside of the dome:
I added a range of details from my boxes. Here's a door from the Trash Bash Bits Kickstarter, a control panel from Antenociti's Workshop, and a lights array from a building detailing kit that was sold by a fellow hobbyist on Lead Adventure Forums a year or two ago.
|Panel from the building detailing kit.
|Door from Antenociti's Workshop.
|Panel again from Antenociti's Workshop, t-unit from the detailing kit. Engines and stack from Ramshackle Games. I may add some rust streaks around these areas.
|Circular plate from the detailing kit again. The tannoy array came from an old car racing toy.
|My favourite new additions are this pair of bulk fuel tanks, also from Ramshackle Games.
I also plan to use the set up as a temple or similar in some games. Sat in the middle of a town square, it will look perfect as a temple I think.
|The daily processional at the Astropathic Monastery of The Benevolent Listeners.