|The first two buildings of a new settlement.
My design brief was as follows:
- Easy to make with pretty much just Necromunda bulkheads and plasticard.
- Functional for games of Necromunda (when paired with gantries and walkways from Sector Mechanicus and Zone Mortalis scenery).
- Functional for skirmish style games.
First up I decided to make a basic standard hab. This will be the template for most of the later buildings in terms of configuration and dimensions. The hab is constructed from six Necromunda bulkheads, a couple of types of plasticard and some plastic strip/rod. The roof hatch is from the GW Ryza ruins set.
|You can't see clearly here, but I blanked off the open X type bulkhead by gluing a rectangle of plasticard to the interior.
|The shutter is made from some corrugated plasticard which I'm rapidly running out of!
I painted the hab up by spraying grey, using masking tape to paint the yellow stripe, then drybrushing the whole thing with a light brown. I used an orange brown to add some rusty details.
I wanted a commercial property for the second building and settled on a food vendor. I glued the bulkheads differently to make this one slightly longer and thinner. The shutters are more corrugated plasticard, whilst the sign and serving counter are cut from slightly thicker plasticard. I added some bits from GW kits, the most important being the knife and fork logo (a Blood Bowl Halfling counter).
Broadly speaking, the paint job was similar on this hab, although I increased the colour with an eye-catching red to entice customers in!
|The menu is another scrap of plasticard and the sauce bottles are from Black Cat Bases.
The graffiti stencil is my favourite part of the paint job - made by actually making a stencil from paper and stippling paint around it. Some of you Confrontation fans might recognise the logo!
I enjoyed making and painting these so much that I've already made another couple of buildings and have planned out more after that!
By the way, here's Bulldog Lopez's lovely build:
|I just love these colours!