Thursday, 18 January 2018

Akira 2

Express way.

One of the larger features of the Japanese urban landscape is the raised expressways that wind their way through the cities. Of course this is a good opportunity to get some serious level changes on the board.

The board is made up from 300mm x 300mm lasered squares and the expressway preferably had to fit this. Each 'section' is supported underneath with a concrete stanchion (made from chemiwood) and has two roadways on top, each side has one way traffic.

The intention is to have lights both underneath (in a limited capacity) and on the expressway itself. I do have some photos of the top lit up but I can't find them at the moment. The road surface is medium grit sandpaper and everything else is either lasered or made from chemiwood.










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14 comments:

  1. Very impressive BIG terrain 😀

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    1. Thanks :-)

      Got to get a game with it yet though lol

      cheers

      James

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  2. Absolutely beautiful (and massive!)

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    1. Thanks 😊

      Still aways to go though lol

      cheers

      James

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  3. Very cool! This makes me want to finally paint up my modern Chinese and have a what if fight in a modern Asian city. Just say trans plate the city to Taiwan or something like that. :D

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    1. Thanks 😊

      I’m actually thinking of using Fist Full of Lead for small skirmish games (wouldn’t take that much altering really) although mecha and vehicles will take some thought.

      cheers

      James

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    2. The work will be worth it, I am sure.

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    3. I certainly hope so lol

      cheers

      James

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  4. Wow, this looks quite special, my friend.

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  5. Love this. I always wanted to create a raised highway with a entrance/exit ramp in an urban-scape for Necromunda (there is an old John Blanche artwork featuring such a thing) - but it has steadfastly remained in the "one day" list!

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    1. Cheers fella 😊

      I unfortunately can’t justify an off/on ramp as being the anal retard I am it would be far too long for the table 😂

      I hope you get round to doing it one day 👍🏻

      cheers

      James

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  6. How much roadway have you made? it would be interesting to see a turning piece, if only to match up with the curved front of the right hand building.

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    1. Unfortunately there’s only the one section that’s complete, I’ve got another two on the go and ha e drawn up a curve but it’s a gentle one. I might have another look at it first before cutting it out.

      cheers

      James

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