Make a Gothic building with battle damage Tutorial

Here is the first of Many epic building Tutorials I plan to do
So First lets start with the building in question.
PS. I will do a paint up in a later topic, will try to link it to this one later.

Some of the things you will need for this project.

Some of the things you will need for this project.

This is the scale I use for epic building, for I beams corners of building and pipes.

This is the scale I use for epic building, for I beams corners of building and pipes.

Second part of the Tutorial.
First you need the 2nd Ed buildings from the Epic 40k starter set.
You will need the roof tops of the first epic starter set. known as “SpaceMarines – Epic scale”

First you need to get rid of the pegs on the under side of the roof.
next you have to measure out each part of how much building you need for each section,
and mark with pen or knife.

Cut the base with clippers were you have marked your measurements.

small roof top from the first epic box game.

small roof top from the first epic box game.

 the before and after roofs.

the before and after roofs.

cut the base with clippers were you have marked your measurements

cut the base with clippers were you have marked your measurements

Third part of the Tutorial.

once you have cut the base it is easier to score the building for cutting. cut off tabs.To make new building corners, use plastic-card tubes that are solid in the middle or if you

have the flat spru as seen in the second photo from the top, that is a cheaper method and still looks good.
Also when you go back and cut nicks in it for ware and tear it looks even better.

once you have cut the base it is easier to score the building for cutting.

once you have cut the base it is easier to score the building for cutting.

 cut off tabs.  "we don't need no stinking tabs!" =^,^=

cut off tabs.
“we don’t need no stinking tabs!” =^,^=

To make new building corners, use plastic-card tubes that are solid in the middle.

To make new building corners, use plastic-card tubes that are solid in the middle.

Forth part of the TutorialAttach the plastic-card to the peace you have cut out.Start attaching building corners that you have cut out. to form the walls, “super glue together.”
(you do know how to use super glue ? right … don’t you?)( you should know this! :P)Use super glue to put the roof on your walls that you have made.
attach the plastic-card to the peace you have cut out.

attach the plastic-card to the peace you have cut out.

start attaching building corners that you have cut out. to form the walls, super glue together.

start attaching building corners that you have cut out. to form the walls, super glue together.

use super glue to put the roof on your walls

use super glue to put the roof on your walls

 

Fifth and final part of the Make a Gothic building with battle damage Tutorial. (At lest the making it part there is a painting one for this build)
You can add plastic-card if you like, so that the building looks like there are floors through the damaged building.
the middle of the inter wall has a lip that runs the length of the walls! this is were you can attach plastic-card for
the floor.(this is an Optional step)
If you use the ruin building walls so that there are some broken areas, you can cut in to the roof to add to the damage.
I like to use a rounded edge blade to cut out this bit, its easier to control. you can see the blade in the second photo of the first part of the Tutorial.Finally done building, and ready to be painted! But that will be
You can add plastic card if you like, so that the building looks like there are floors through the damaged building.

You can add plastic card if you like, so that the building looks like there are floors through the damaged building.

If you use the ruin building walls so that there are some broken areas, you can cut in to the roof to add to the damage.

If you use the ruin building walls so that there are some broken areas, you can cut in to the roof to add to the damage.

Finally done building, and ready to be painted! But that will be anther day and anther post!

Finally done building, and ready to be painted! But that will be anther day and anther post!

Hey Terrain Fans
here are some thing you can do to spruces it up a little.

Final steps , I mounted building to a plastic-card base, and concrete patch was concrete wall paach was used for the ground  on the roof for debris. see next photo #2

Final steps , I mounted building to a plastic-card base, and concrete patch was concrete wall patch was used for the ground on the roof for debris. see next photo #2

 Here you can see the debris and the battle damage !

Here you can see the debris and the battle damage !

I had some leftover brick sections from the ruin buildings i cut up. so I had some fun with this. plastic-card wall with exposed brick look for that extra war torn look!

I had some leftover brick sections from the ruin buildings i cut up.
so I had some fun with this.
plastic-card wall with exposed brick look for that extra war torn look! and now its done.

 

A alternate version of the building with scratch built roof, with you guested it, plastic card!.! and a warhammer 40k space marine banner icon for detail .

A alternate version of the building with scratch built roof, with you guested it, plastic card!.! and a Warhammer 40k space Marine banner icon for detail .

Buildings are now Battle tested Woot! they look great and provide that all important bullet proof cover my Boyz so desperately need ! well thats it, this tutorial is done , I think I will do another one soon! thanks for reading this. I hope it is helpful to some one! :P

Buildings are now Battle tested Woot!
they look great and provide that all important bullet proof cover my Boyz so desperately need ! well thats it, this tutorial is done , I think I will do another one soon! thanks for reading this. I hope it is helpful to some one! 😛

 

About vongutenboom

I am Crazy about table top war games! I love the hobby aspect of the table top war game and the infinite worlds I can create and escape too.
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