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Baas Rattan (Desert Town)

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I have been a fan of desert towns and in particular Tattooine since 1977 for some reason.  I am building out a whole town called Baas Rattan using a variety of terrain-building techniques.  You can follow it on AdventurersSTEW.com and I will post in here.  My goal is to make the town feel lived in and to give each building and object a reality that grounds it and makes my games there more meaningful and immersive.

 

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37 minutes ago, DangerShine Designs said:

Thank you and feel free to steal any ideas of mine that you like- I steal them everywhere else!

I love the idea of fleshing out the Star Wars worlds- seems odd that almost every planet has just one city- REALLY?  I will make note of Mos ELija.  I think I'll put up a sign indicating that Mos Elija is 785 LM from Baas Rattan, so they connect in the ether and out in the universe our games and characters get linked.

37 minutes ago, DangerShine Designs said:

I love it. I am currently building “Mos Ellja”, a 6x3 static Tatooine board. I will create my own thread at some point but will very likely use some of your ideas as inspiration. Thanks for posting this!

 

 

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57 minutes ago, CaptainRocket said:

Looks great!

(Shame those low domes are such a hazard to Speeder 2 units though... )

I hear you CaptainRocket, but here's the thing... that's why I love them!  In fact, if you look at the tables I have in the pics above I can tell you one thing- this is where the T-47 Airspeeder actually shines!  Clears almost any building and that useless harpoon becomes deadly when you spin a Speeder bike leader to face a building they can't dodge :)  FACE PLANT!

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50 minutes ago, Makwiesel said:

I hear you CaptainRocket, but here's the thing... that's why I love them!  In fact, if you look at the tables I have in the pics above I can tell you one thing- this is where the T-47 Airspeeder actually shines!  Clears almost any building and that useless harpoon becomes deadly when you spin a Speeder bike leader to face a building they can't dodge :)  FACE PLANT!

Personally I've loved flying my T-47 in my desert town...

(Even from the beginning I was magnetizing removable domes for flying units... gosh I am salty about not being able to overhang!)

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That said... I always thought of the harpoon as a gag expansion that was really meant to be used with the inevitable AT-AT epic play units!!!

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On 12/6/2018 at 6:59 PM, CaptainRocket said:

Personally I've loved flying my T-47 in my desert town...

(Even from the beginning I was magnetizing removable domes for flying units... gosh I am salty about not being able to overhang!)

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That said... I always thought of the harpoon as a gag expansion that was really meant to be used with the inevitable AT-AT epic play units!!!

I really like your use of AT-43 kits- I think they make for great background and cover pieces that are neither quite Rebel nor quite Empire :)

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On 12/8/2018 at 12:08 PM, Makwiesel said:

I really like your use of AT-43 kits- I think they make for great background and cover pieces that are neither quite Rebel nor quite Empire :)

Thanks!

I really love the AT-43 designs and sculpts even though the game itself was a bit static...

I have a vague idea of making Therian stats for Legion on the theme of "corrupted-post humanity"...

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19 hours ago, Thevshi said:

That is some awesome looking terrain Mak!  Looking forward to more pictures of it!

Thanks Thevshi!

I am taking Baas Rattan on the road to my FLGS Thursday for some gaming so I will get more shots there- hopefully with other people's better- painted armies.  I'm sure that will inspire me to pick up and paint more on my terrain too.

 

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It may be just because Bargos is kind of a weak Hutt and more of a crime manager than a crime boss, but he has brought a large number of Jawas into Baas Rattan to do his dirty work... the result he did not intend is that his little town has turned into a scavenger's paradise with a focus on droids and starship parts.  Just don't mess with the little guys at night- they're always packing!

 

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Recently Bargos has acquired the services of a Mirialan going by the name "Makwiesel, Giant Killer"  Makwiesel showed up in Baas Rattan after his ship had sustained heavy damage in an ambush by some Trandoshan bounty hunters that mistook him for their quarry.  His escape pod brought him to Baas Rattan and he quickly obtained the cash needed to commission a new ship.  His new ship, the Star Wolf, is outfitted with four massive DGAPS (Droid- Guided Anti-Capital Ship) missiles, it can take down ships as large as frigates with a single well- placed hit.  Makwiesel plans to use this ship to great effect in punishing pirates that would encroach on Bargos's illicit trade of ship and droid parts.

 

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58 minutes ago, Makwiesel said:

Recently Bargos has acquired the services of a Mirialan going by the name "Makwiesel, Giant Killer"  Makwiesel showed up in Baas Rattan after his ship had sustained heavy damage in an ambush by some Trandoshan bounty hunters that mistook him for their quarry.  His escape pod brought him to Baas Rattan and he quickly obtained the cash needed to commission a new ship.  His new ship, the Star Wolf, is outfitted with four massive DGAPS (Droid- Guided Anti-Capital Ship) missiles, it can take down ships as large as frigates with a single well- placed hit.  Makwiesel plans to use this ship to great effect in punishing pirates that would encroach on Bargos's illicit trade of ship and droid parts.

 

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BTW I am well aware that is NOT Baas Rattan in the background- These were just WIP shots of the new ship ( a combo of a Y- Wing, a Water Mocassin, an F-14, and some other bits and shapes).  It will be landing in a custom landing bay in Baas Rattan soon enough!  (the weather is killing my primering ability!)

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Thanks Hemblecreations.  Makwiesel has actually already gotten it modded.  He had the Jurbaslag brothers mount a pair of twin long- range precision mass drivers under each wing.  These don't have the power of the DGAPS, but can be used for sniping smaller ships from extreme distances.

 

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Now to wait for a warm day to paint this bad boy!

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On 2/1/2019 at 8:55 AM, Makwiesel said:

Recently Bargos has acquired the services of a Mirialan going by the name "Makwiesel, Giant Killer"  Makwiesel showed up in Baas Rattan after his ship had sustained heavy damage in an ambush by some Trandoshan bounty hunters that mistook him for their quarry.  His escape pod brought him to Baas Rattan and he quickly obtained the cash needed to commission a new ship.  His new ship, the Star Wolf, is outfitted with four massive DGAPS (Droid- Guided Anti-Capital Ship) missiles, it can take down ships as large as frigates with a single well- placed hit.  Makwiesel plans to use this ship to great effect in punishing pirates that would encroach on Bargos's illicit trade of ship and droid parts.

 

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Love the story! Also it looks like it belongs in the Star Wars universe. Nice job.

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6 minutes ago, Proton Torpedo said:

Love the story! Also it looks like it belongs in the Star Wars universe. Nice job.

Thanks Proton Torpedo! 

I just can't wait to get some PINT on it!  I am kicking around ideas using the Boston Bruins colors (Yellow, black, and White) and maybe some kind of logo up on the fins (which are not attached yet in any of these pics)

My GI Joe stuff always did double duty in with my Star Wars stuff when I was a kid so thanks for saying it fit in with Star Wars- I have a hard time seeing the line sometimes.

 

Come on warm weather let me prime this ship!!

 

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Finally started adding detail work to the Giant Killer- what do you guys think?  Smooth surface finish or showing panel lines and lockdown pins?

I know it's still rough- just checking that I'm going in the right direction... also do the colors take it too far out of Star Wars?  Should I grey it back a bit?

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