Generally I prefer to make my own models and terrain, but every so often there are projects where a specialist is required! In this instance, I wanted some more buildings in the same vein as my prototype hardfoam GW habs. Whilst it might be within my capability to construct something in the same aesthetic, some of the construction techniques looked beyond me, especially when it came to some of the more interesting shapes.
|The settlement just keeps on growing!|
I decided that it would be better if I spent my time working on other projects and outsourcing the scratchbuilding to somebody with more skill and experience, so I called on Graham aka Grimsforge. I tasked Graham with building me five buildings that replicated the look and feel of the hardfoam habs. I first gave Graham a set of sketches to work up:
Graham did a fantastic job of turning these sketches into 3D reality using polystyrene, card and hardboard amongst other materials:
Typically, I was really excited when I received the buildings, but then did nothing with them for 18 months. Happily, I have now painted the first three smaller buildings and have the other two larger buildings WIP.
The storage hab
I envisage this small hab as a little structure for storage, with a small covered room and an enclosed yard. The building got the usual weathered grey paint job with some colour detailing around the yard entrances.
The walkway house
The fuel store
Hopefully you like them - be sure to check out Graham's other fantastic work on his Facebook page. I'm looking forward to getting the other two finished and getting them onto the table.