Saturday, December 17, 2011

Gunshop for 28mm All Things Zombie Gaming

Hi, folks. Here's a little Gunshop I made for playing ATZ in 28mm. It was made from 5mm foamcore clad with strips of brick texture from a LeMax Christmas Village Brick Road mat, and based on a piece of a vinyl floor tile. Interior textures of walls and floors came from a mixture of WorldWorks Games sets, printed out and glued to the foamcore. The sign was also printed out from a WWG set and mounted on mounting card, stuck on the building with dual-sided removable sticky tape. The windows and doors were scratchbuilt and can open and close. There are also some Hirst Arts bits used; the rooftop AC unit and the electrical meter and conduit on the back wall are from the HA sci-fi molds. The gun cabinets were scratchbuilt from a mixture of Hirst Arts floor tiles, craft wood, and all the glass came from a plastic box of Christmas ornaments from Hobby Lobby. The guns for the cases came from either a Warzone weapon pack, or a Tamiya WWII weapon pack.
 Pic above shows the front entrance with a HaloClix for size.

 Pic above shows the back of the building. The silver device on the left is an electrical meter and conduit amde from Hirst Arts bits. The back door can open and close and was made according to Gisby's design for a door that can open and close found on the Combat Zone Chronicles Terrain section. It uses a bent wire that is glued to the back of the door. The wire runs up through the doorframe top and down into the base allowing the door to pivot.
 Pic above shows the back door open. You can see an interior door that alos opens and closes. It has a hinge tab piece inserted into the wall on the hinge side of the door. It can be bent inward or outward. 
 Pic above shows the roof piece with an AC unit. The AC unit is used as a handle to lift off the roof piece. The window was framed with craft sticks and the window itself was cut from a piece of clear, thin plastic, with a white cardstock flanged frame superglued to the "glass". The window was then glued to the craft stick frame using the cardstock flanges. The door is another piece of clear, thin plastic framed with thin pieces of plastic-card. It is hinged on the back using cylindrical beads glued to the back of the door, resting onto "L" shaped wires inserted through the craft stick door frame. This was originally planned to be a double entry but I was having a lot of trouble with making that type of hinged door, and just decided the other door was broken down and had been boarded over. The boards were made with pieces of craft stick cut to size. I  then drilled nail holes into each board and glued them in place. Then the boards were stained with "Age It Easy" from MicroMark. Also visible in this shot are the corner pieces to cover the joins. These were printed from WWG textures, cut and glued into place.
 Pic above shows the larger floor mounted gun display case. It was made from some Hirst Arts floor tiles, match sticks, craft sticks, and more of the thin clear plastic for glass.
 The top of the case lifts off so I can change out weapons.
 Pic above shows the case turned onto its side for a better view of the weapons.
 Pic above shows a rough workbench for the back room. Its made from Hirst Arts bits, including the crate. There's a Tamiya WWII flamethrower in the crate and a Warzone automatic shotgun on the bench top.
Pic above shows a wall-mounted gun display case with a couple of big Warzone Weapons.

Well, that's it for now. I may add some signage to the side walls of the shop. They're still pretty plain, Overall, though, this project is mostly done. I had a good time with this build. I wanted to revisit some techniques, door hinging in particular, and see how the LeMax brick sheet would work for modern buildings, I want this to be an especially nice table. I have a bundle of 6 Sarissa Precision 28mm City Block buildings I'm getting for Christmas, so this building has to be able fit in quality wise. Thanks for looking. C&C welcome.


Derek said...

Good work Joe! The work on this piece really paid off; it is a thing of beauty.

Brummie said...

Very cool. Like the gun cabinet inside very nicely done

Vampifan said...

This is just fabulous, Joe. You've put a lot of work and effort into this model but it has paid off handsomely. You should be very proud of it.

Luckyjoe said...

Hi, everyone. Thanks very much for the comments.
@Derek: Thanks a lot. I did spend some time on this build.

@Brummie: Thanks, I was a little inntimidated by the gun cabinet project, but I am pleased with the end result.

@Vampifan: Thanks very much. Since much of my work on interior detail comes from being inspired by your works, I appreciate the compliment.

The Angry Lurker said...

That is excellent, lovely detail especially the firearms.....great work.

Luckyjoe said...

@Fran: Thanks very much. The gun case with weapons has been on my to-do list for quite a while. It feels good to get it done.

Relic said...

Excellent and inspiring! I will take some ideas from you for my buildings :)

Luckyjoe said...

@Relic: Thanks. Please post some pics when you do. I'll be interested to see your work.

Zombie Ad said...

Fantastic work Joe. My interiors slowed a bit... a lot in fact, well done.