City Sewer straight


Product Code: CSWR/STR

This terrain model represents a straight section of sewer, which forms a modular subterranean part of an urban layout. The dimensions mean that it will fit with other Urban Construct sewer models, roads and buildings to form a complete urban environment for your rpg or wargaming layout. The side panels are concrete effect with grilles, cracks and rough surface texture. One side of the sewer is partly collapsed and shows reinforcing bar effect metal work. These sewers are deeper and wider than the Victorian style of sewer.

The ‘water’ surface is smooth with slight undulations and we would recommend that this is finished with many coats of gloss varnish once the surface has been painted. Ripples are modelled-in where various pipes or grilles discharge into the sewer.

Dimensions: the model is wide enough to accommodate 40mm bases or two 25mm bases side by side. The depth in which figures can be accommodated is 42mm and will fit nearly all 28mm wargames figures. The overall dimensions are 143mm by 143mm by 50mm high.

"Harrison was glad to get out from the old Victorian drains into the more modern concrete sewers. After being cramped up in the tight subterranean tunnels he was glad to have a bit more height and width; space to manoeuvre in a situation. He stretched his back and straightened out. This was luxurious. Rather than the damp rotting brickwork walls he was now in a sewer lined with concrete panels which for the most part were of sound condition. In places however, the concrete had crumbled and the reinforcing steelwork was on show, rusting away and staining the surface of the panels. It won't not be long before these would collapse, he thought, and the sewers would become un-passable. Perhaps the water itself was corrosive, but this was of no concern to Harrison as he was safely in his NBC suit."

Painting: the models in the photos were painted by starting with a light grey car spray primer for the concrete panels and water. Then the wall panels were painted with Velajo Stone Grey 104 and washed with Games Workshop sepia. Stone grey was then dry brushed back over the panels and then an even lighter dry brush of Velajo Light Grey 155 just as a highlight. The reinforcing bar mesh was initially painted gunmetal grey, light rust 301 dry-brushed over then another wash of sepia, extened down the wall to represent staining. For painting the ‘water’ I used Velajo Flat Earth 143 to near the edges and yellow green 112 at the edges and dry brush over the ridges. It is important to experiment and develop the effect you are looking for.

The surrounding ‘ground, was primed with matt red car primer and then brushed with burnt sienna. After a wash of GW black ink, the whole was dry brushed again with burnt sienna. Pipes and mesh were painted the same as the reinforcing steelwork described above.

Also available are junk piles made out of oil drums tyres, pallets, cargo, which can be used as objective markers, cover or just as junk. There are also rafts for scavengers and ‘duck’ boards for keeping feet out of the contaminated/infested water.

Also, other ‘Victorian’ brick style sewers are available that permit only one character in line at the same time. To increase the depth of this style of sewer extra extension pieces or ‘shims’ are available. These can be produced to a depth of your choosing but generally 10mm is sufficient and gives 43mm clear height.

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