|My version of the Twilight Building|
Although not the biggest building I intend to make (that will be my next 'box-build' at 6 floors) this is the largest building I've made so far.
It stands at about 12 " tall (30cm), the footprint is about 16" x 11" (50cm x 275cm) making it
I do like to have fairly unique buildings and normally to accomplish this I mess about with photo-shopping the originals.
Sid in the photograph to the right shows just how big a building this is.
The photograph below shows the original twilight building:
|Original Twilight building.|
The roof of the portico in the original has this glaring black line dividing the two halves of it, I've photo-shopped this out in my version as I couldn't understand what purpose it served (and it looked naff).
Needless to say I don't have any interior detail in this model, nor do I intend to have any !
Here's another couple of views of my take on this model.
|Front door portico|
|Boring side of building|
|Slightly more interesting rear of building.|
|Fairly boring Roof-top view|
The water tower you see on the original comes with the set (as does a lot of signage and roof-top furniture and yes there is a pigeon coop !) and probably gave me the idea for my own that features in the photographs.
In other news, I've been cleaning and basing figures in readiness for painting and I've played a game, (shock ! horror !) all of which I'll be posting about in the future.
That's it then for this week except to welcome my latest follower "Spiro Dotgeek" of the very interesting blog Pants of War and finally, as always, your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.
That's quite a size! Your water tower gives a good perspective on its proportions. With the larger buildings like this, do you use the interiors at all? I'm guessing you can't use the inside of the actual model, but do you have floor plans to play on?ReplyDelete
It is a big building but it 's also meant for 'downtown'. I really would like to have interna detailis on all my buildings, but the time factor is reallly prohibitive. Floor plans will have to be the answer if I need the action transferred to the inside of the building.Delete
That is a huge building :oReplyDelete
nice work sir.
Thanks HW, it looks the part and does the job.Delete
WOW! That is huge and I can see why you kept the water tower for that one. Great stuff. I'm incredibly jealous. Not only because of your excellent build but because you can presumably store such a beast. It looks bigger than my entire playing surface ;-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Blaxx, I'm quite lucky that I do have storage space, but as there nno base on it I can us it as storgae too (like Russian dolls). The overhead shot shows it sitting on one of my 2 foot square terrain boards btw.Delete
Now that's a building! Wonderful tinkering with the original to make something wonderfully unique.ReplyDelete
Thanks Michael, I do like having unique buildings and I also feel that too many wargame buildings are far too small, especially if you intend to use the inside of them.Delete
Fabulous build Joe! This Twilight "heroic" set seems well worth investing in. I do like the way you make yours unique, including this monster.ReplyDelete
Thanks Bob, the Twilight buildings are as good as any save that they have no internal details. This is the first of two such buildings, the second is already on the list and I'm 'working' on it.Delete
Very nice Joe. Its got a good size foot print for the city.ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie the size does make it look like a central city building.Delete
Cool looking building Joe!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ray ! -(You feeling lonely yet ?)Delete
It's always nice to have some big buildings populating your game board.ReplyDelete
It's appropriate I guess only for 'downtown' and if your table is big enoughDelete
Your upgrade of this building is very well done Joe I think you are catching up to Bryan as a master of paper terrain.ReplyDelete
Thanks Robert, but I doubt that I'll ever catch Bryan in his card modelling skills.Delete
This would function very well as a plush hotel that had fallen on a hard times and lost it's high class well paying clients as the surroundings have deteriorated. Let's be honest it is so generic it can be used for a very many types of structure. It really is a great building. I will have to read this again to locate the source of the building.ReplyDelete
Very nice mate.
Thanks Cline and you're right, it'll be any big generic I need, fromm hotel to morgue - hahaDelete
That's a great building ! As I am already hitting storage issues with buildings, though, I would have to pass on something this big. Mind you, I have been known to change my mind, and it does look very nice........ :)ReplyDelete
There is the option of course to make them "flat pack" as "Fat Dragon" suggest, there quite a few turoials on you Tube tackling this very problemDelete
That's really big! Looks good, but will storage be an issue?ReplyDelete
Thanks C6, luckily I hven't quite reached the limits of my storage.Delete
Nice effort Joe, the building looks good.ReplyDelete
Thanks TEx, it does need a some roof-top stuff though imo.Delete
Wow that's huge! It will certainly fit in your urban area, and with your table, it's size won't really take much extra place.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mattyoo, it is huge, but only by height really, but does take up nearly an entire terrain boardDelete
Wow, impressive, well done.ReplyDelete
Thanks Irqan, downtown is slowly getting there.Delete
Nice add! With all that your settlement must be very cool now!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see it whole.
Merci Shuby, My collection of buildings now is quite big, I've used about half of them in my latest game which I'll post about soon.Delete