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Steve's DZC Table - MANY LARGE PICTURES (Finished)

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Steve's DZC Table - MANY LARGE PICTURES (Finished)

PostThu Sep 01, 2016 2:39 pm

Current Logged Hours: 300-310~ Hours (as of 2/3)

WIP Shots so Far:



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This is currently primed/airbrushed. I've yet to put a paint brush to the terrain yet

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What am I looking at??:

A 5x4 Wargaming table for Dropzone Commander by Hawk Wargames

The 10mm structures are built from a majority of HWG resin (they sell on their site), foamcore, and cardstock

The Modular Overpass is from Blotz (uk) 10mm Custom Lasercut - wonderful company 10/10. Quickest international shipping I've ever witnessed for how cheap it was.

Table is a 5x4 - made from triple layered foamcore. This is extraordinarily dumb, but I wanted a lightweight board that I could store, dig into, and toss if I decided to redo it or I ruined it by accident. I've built a dozen or so tables, hardboard+pink insulation foam, wood, or full 3/4" mdf, and honestly foamcore isn't that bad as long as you layer it. Six tiles; I can toss this in a small bag and it weighs nothing.


Why Dropzone Commander?
From the few demo games I've had - I was impressed. It reminded me of an actual tactical strategy game and I loved the flow of it. It also reminds me of Command and Conquer / Total Annihilation / Supreme Commander from my childhood. Ace game, and when you flip through that rulebook you immediately want to play on something better than cardstock starter kit buildings.

Goal: I wanted to make a table that rivals ED-209b's dream table (http://www.hawkforum.co.uk/viewtopic.ph ... &start=100) - I have a long way to go before I can compete with that.

A few things I didn't like about his city:

* How clean everything was
* I don't want to paint white lines on the streets
* No "40k city fight" look to the streets/structures
* Lack of overgrowth/craters/dirt

However - he is FAR more talented then I am (technically and as a painter). This is also why I need to make up for his level of painting detail for dirt/damage/rust/flock and to not rush anything.

Primary Objectives

1) Finish painting the UCM Army - consider ordering Decals*
2) Paint the remainder of the resin structures, doodads, and flock and paint the card stock structures
3) Paint my friend Niko's Scourge (His army will never get painted otherwise)
4) Play some of the greatest looking games of DZC with some friends down in NJ/PA


Decals* = http://www.fightingpirannhagraphics.com/

Work List (Status: Primed - not base coated)

Started October 2015

Dates = Structure Built - Not Painted


1. Hammer Medical: Research Facility 10/11-10/13 Medium Structure FINISHED
2. Aber Hab: Residential Mix Hab 1/14-1/18 Medium Structure FINISHED
3. Corinthian One: Skyscraper 2/8-2/10 Large Structure / Tallest FINISHED
4. Market East: Residential Hab 2/13-2/14 Medium Structure FINISHED
5. Hab C Major: Slum Hab 2/13-2/14 Huge Structure - Short
6. Sobelo Cybernetics: Sci Labs 2/16 Medium Structure FINISHED
7. Zentar Financial – Office Damaged 3/4-3/7 Huge Structure FINISHED
8. Academic Center – 2/28-3/2 Small Building
9. City 17 – Large Slum Hab – 4/2-4/4 Huge Structure - Short
10. Dominion Bank – Office Damaged – 5/22 Huge Structure FINISHED
11. North Co – Electrical Plant w/silos – 3/13 + 5/23 Medium Structure Trashed/might not use
12. Atrium West – Residential Hab 7/10-7/11 Medium Structure FINISHED
13. Corona V – Research Facility 7/18 Medium Structure FINISHED
14+ FOUR Cardstock Buildings Small w/ roof details FINISHED
• 5x4 Table FINISHED
• 5x Building Ruins 4/22 FINISHED
• 2x Parks FINISHED
• Statue - Space Marine Commander FINISHED
• Statue - Emperor Palpatine Might not use
• 3x Bunkers FINISHED
• 3x Focal Points BUILT
• Overpass FINISHED
• Parking Lot FINISHED
• Gas Station FINISHED
• Street Lights x21 PRIMED
• UCM Army (80% Completed) unit markings + highlights
• SCOURGE Army (80% Completed) - Needs to be highlighted lenses/gems/based
• Battlefoam Case Purchased - 352 BLACK FRIDAY
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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostThu Sep 01, 2016 2:52 pm

Looks epic Steve, Can't wait to see some painted buildings :)
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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostThu Sep 01, 2016 5:15 pm

I have a handful of doodads/random structures setup. Ignore the IG filter on the photo - I somehow deleted the originals and kept the filter added ones on my phone (at work)

For the bunkers/objectives/focal points I have:

- Bunker shown below. Bits from a landspeeder and cardstock/coffee stirrers/bits
- Bunker with more various bitz + CSM Smoke launchers as AA Missile Racks.
- Generic fortified small building - 3x3x1.5" high box looking building with steel walls. Added various computer parts on top and a smoke stack
- Ruined Ferrum/Fortified wreckage (I pressmolded half a ferrum with greenstuff and added some plaster) - overturned it like a sandcrawler from Star Wars.
- Gas Station!
- Generators / literally a dozen air conditioners from hawk wargames and parts from an old motherboard and pipes with a fence around it
- Statue

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I also have a TON of graffiti / print outs / decals to make the city have war torn "nuke cola" and so on type signs. The overpass will be covered in overgrown graffiti. Should look ace.
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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostThu Sep 01, 2016 6:13 pm

Looks ace dude! You entering the September painting comp?
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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostThu Sep 01, 2016 6:23 pm

Mike Mee wrote:Looks ace dude! You entering the September painting comp?


MIKE NO! Don't tell him about that!

Think of the rest of us... :D
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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostFri Sep 02, 2016 6:43 am

It looks incredible !

(I have a similar project since the legendary ED-209b's table)

You have to take a ton of pictures for us ! :)
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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostFri Sep 02, 2016 7:03 am

Looks great as a WIP, can't wait to see the finished product! Envious! :D
I love my job (well, I love having a job), but a bad day of gaming beats a good day of work every time!

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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostThu Sep 08, 2016 3:51 am

Test building coming right up - slowly adding flock mix. Going for the heavy lichen since feth painting these buildings with highlights

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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostThu Sep 08, 2016 6:15 am

Looks awesome!
I love my job (well, I love having a job), but a bad day of gaming beats a good day of work every time!

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Re: Steve's DZC Table

PostThu Sep 08, 2016 7:06 am

Can't wait to see more !

Excellent use of the HWG resin kits... really looks like an ancient building, maybe it burned from the inside out... :D
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