Vexar Design's Build-A-HQ Tactical Operations Center.
|This is what I am going for. Image Credit: Vexar Design|
1. Its modular, so I can add rooms as I see fit.
2. I get to put it together myself!
|When I am done with the first section, I plan on |
branching out like Canesfan0245 did.
Work and Image Credit: Canesfan0245 & JoeCustoms
4. Vexar's website has the designs to build the thing (more or less) step by step.
4. Vexar's design is cool, and they have images on the website that can be used for decals right there.
5. It's a freaking action figure playset that doesn't suck!
Canesfan0245 over at JoeCustoms.com worked from the Vexar design and made several other rooms based on it, and the work looks tight. This little project looked like the perfect next activity to launch into. So far I am a few hours in (yes, I did say a few hours. Cutting the styrene takes a long time at the moment.) but I am making progress. I picked up all the parts Vexar lists on the website to purchase. Thankfully, my local hobby shop carries the Evergreen Scale Model brand styrene that Vexar recommends AND Vexar identified by item number exactly what stuff to buy. This turned what could have been an hour shopping trip into a 10 minute shopping trip, because there are lots and lots and lots of types of styrene made by Evergreen in different dimensions, and many of them are very close in size.
|My poor xacto knife! Thank goodness for my sharpener |
(the grey and orange item top right corner). My sharpener
is the unsung hero of this project so far.
I purchased two cans of Krylon Satin River Rock color Fusion For Plastic brand spray paint that I will use to give the white sections a more grey/tan color, because I'm not a huge fan of the blinding white of the naked styrene. I hope this goes well. I should probably get a section of styrene and do a trial spray paint run first to make sure the paint adheres to the plastic before I go nuts spraying the entire model itself... note to self: yeah. Do the practice piece first. But hopefully that will work.
|I can follow directions! They say line the floor up to a wall |
to make sure the back wall section glues at a 90 degree
angle. So put it up against my wall I did.
Until next time,