Thanks for the tip Dan - although as you say it's a little late
OK so a bit more research has been done regarding the diorama:Buildings:
As mentioned before I'm going to use a Pegasus Large Gothic Building kit
, which I've already got ordered. They're not cheap, but will provide all of the walls needed for the diorama (and then come). I must say though I think they look far more appropriate for an Imperial city than the Cities of Death buildings (unless they are heavily modified).
I opened up the Manufactorum box that I have and was delighted to discover that it contains a few of the gothic building accessories - including a couple of spares that I obviously kept when I sold all of my leftover bits! There should be enough for the small section of city on my diorama. Still the lesson of the day is: NEVER SELL YOUR SPARE BITS!
The buildings will be flat roofed and I'll probably build an aircon/air purifier unit on the roof of the main corner building to add interest.Furniture:
I want to have a few pieces of furniture inside the buildings so I did a bit of searching. One thing I discovered is that there is a lot of awful looking 28mm scenery out there! I eventually stumbled across Fenris Games
who have some really nice quality accessories.I'm planning to get:Empty BookcasesFiling CabinetsStudy Desks
They also do Filled Bookcases
but I'm still deciding if there would still be books on the shelf of a war-torn city. I can't see why not?Road:
I have to decide if the roads are concrete, asphalt or stone. I'm thinking asphalt, since it would provide the kind of contrast with the concrete sidewalks and kerbing that I want. Can anybody suggest otherwise? I'll put a manhole or two in the road, and a storm drain along the kerb somewhere.
Since a Warhound would weigh many, many tonnes I was wondering what its impact on the road would be. Would its feet break up the asphalt? Concrete probably wouldn't suffer as badly. Should I make imprints in the road where the Titan has stepped, and sink its feet in slightly where it currently is?
Getting really excited about this diorama and finally building a highly detailed city section!
Oh yeah I can make that....