Sunday, October 5, 2014

Commission Figurine Berlin Strasse, Part I

So, a while back we pushed a lot of people to back a kickstarter from Commission Figurines, and a few months back we all got delivery. In between other work, I've managed to get the kit finished "as it comes," so time to show that off before I start fiddling with it.

Berlin Strasse, the Full Frontal Edition
The Berlin Strasse is the first piece of CF terrain I've gotten finished up.  As you can see from the pics, it takes beautifully to some nicely thinned paint.  Here's a pro tip guys:  don't prime your MDF terrain if you want it to look aged. The laser scarring and uneven absorption of the material will facilitate the look you want really well, so just have at it right from the start.  For wood toned flooring, just use a stain, and then brush back up with a little dirt stain and mildew for that properly dilapidated look.

The only real issue with the terrain at all is with it being true-scaled to 28mm, it occasionally looks a little small, especially with larger scaled games.  However the detail in these pieces is simply stricking, and adds a great realism on the tabletop. The dislodged but not yet fallen bricks, the detailed building trim, and real-world damage incorporated from field photos from WWII make the work Walkter has done on these pieces something spectacular, and a real bonus on your game table.

Whole block from this side...
...and the other side.
Side by side, front
Side by side, internal
Internal detail, half #1
Internal detail, half #2

The one wall section that has wallpaper?  That's a layer of scrapbooking paper glued into it.  Oddly enough, if you look around you'll find a decent amount of scrapbooking patterns based on old
wallpaper patterns and colors, so it makes a really easy transfer to the terrain.  The only other thing I did thus far, as you can see in the photos below, is cover the interior flooring on the six panels with a custom detritus mix.  So simple, and you can see the difference it makes.

Internal detail #1, with rubble
Internal detail #2, with rubble

Anyway, hope that inspires you to paint up your own, or go get some from Commission Figurines if you haven't. This is only one of several kits they have to choose from, and trust me you'll be seeing more of these in the near future from LXG.   I'm gonna get back to fiddling with little bits now. Okay.... after a Zombie/Survivors photoshoot... I mean, it is October, right?

Something tells me our Survivors are about to get a "change of status"...

 I'll see you on the other side of the table.

The Second Class Elitist

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