Sunday 15 July 2012

Scratchbuilt Buildings for 15mm Sci-Fi

I've been having a bit of a flurry of activity lately on the modelling front so thought I'd show you the fruits of my labours with the styrene, wire and bottle tops. 

I'm not entirely sure what it is that I've built - I think its some kind of military outpost with a comms relay, defence turret and some kind of power generator gizmo thingie. I just sort of cut out the base and started sticking things to it...
The turret is from Old Crow and is the same as the nose cannon I put on my heavy dropships. It rotates, of course!
 Power cables were done using guitar wire as usual.
The circular things used on the turret ring and power gizmo are the same washers I use for my basing. The rectangular thing at an angle is a Tau leftover from yesteryear I had floating around.
Antennae and such to give this building a sense of purpose. The main mast is a paint brush handle from a brush which bit the dust.
 Reinforced door to keep out the nastiness, complete with sensor lens and keypad.
I plan to paint these up in an off white/tan kind of colour and do the base in my usual desert style. I need to find some decent white primer first though as the plastic these are made of is a nightmare adhesion wise - I had to do a lot of sanding and scoring.

I have a couple more buildings in the works as well, including a heavy AA turret that looks like it could certainly down some heavy dropships.

Now I have to work out where I'm gonna store this...


  1. A white primer for plastic- Krylon Fusion is your best bet for that.

  2. I love this kind of thing. I dig all the antennae, more is better!


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