Nick has been on a bit of a MERCs kick recently… it’s a neat game, no question, and the models are pretty cool. One of the nicest things about it, though, is that it rewards “gobs-o-terrain” setups, which is brutally punishing to WarMachine, and so I have an excuse to make a bit more terrain!
Now, the real reason I’m making MERCs terrain first is that a good friend of mine (hi Bill!) gave me a stack of Worldworks Games papercraft terrain for WarMachine (specifically sewer stuff, which looks uber-awesome!), but I didn’t want to ruin the good stuff with my clumsy and clueless attempts, so he also gave me some leftover city-scape stuff he had from his Heroclicks terrain collection, which I think will work perfectly with MERCs *and* give me practice so that I when I tackle the sewer-stuff, it’ll look awesome!
That’s the plan, at least…
Regardless, I started my first two pieces yesterday, and here’s the first one, all finished up!
Somethings I learned already:
1. Cutting circles is really, really difficult.
2. Scoring is important! Like… really important!
3. I bought a really sucky marker for doing Edging.
After finishing this bus, I immediately threw myself at trying to do a bus shelter… and promptly ruined it. Like… really badly. BUT! I had duplicates of that one sheet, so I’m attempting again, and hopefully will have that one done tonight and posted here before this goes live on Friday! And then after that I have some dumpsters, a few shipping crates, a bunch of little cars, and a couple barrels to do up… and then I’m done all the MERCs stuff and can start the WarMachine stuff!
I finished up a few more little papercraft-y things for our MERC games… a bus shelter, garbage can, newspaper boxes, and a wooden crate of some variety…
And then I finished up a quick little car (not from Worldworks like everything else, and the quality isn’t quite as high… but not bad either, and it only took me a few minutes to put together!).
Next up… a few more cars (including a taxi!) then a couple more odds-and-ends (a few more garbage cans, some stacks of oil drums, a dumpster or two…), and then I think I’m done with the “modern” stuff and can go on to the Steampunk stuff!