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Posted: 5/1/2009 1:44:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/5/2009 2:57:39 AM EST by steve2071]
Ain't SketchUp awesome? I had no idea the program was this amazing!












I'm in the process of building a new compound. I've taken all the advice here so far and started building each structure in the complex individually. Once they're done, I'll drop them in and render out the whole thing. This is so much fun it's ridiculous.

Here's the first guard tower



Here's the second guard tower



Here's the main structure



Here's the garage



I'll post more as I go along.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 2:35:30 AM EST
Sweet. Needs some C-wire and a few C.R.O.W.S systems
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 2:37:29 AM EST
dear god, you did that with sketchup?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 3:05:35 AM EST
Need taller walls with razor wire on top.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 3:54:58 AM EST
That's awsome but you need to add an observation / firing position tower so you can shoot over the walls for fun.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 3:59:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Pacodutaco:
That's awsome but you need to add an observation / firing position tower so you can shoot over the walls for fun.


I agree needs more tower and more razor wire otherwise SWEET!!!.

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:01:27 AM EST
i also vote for a tower, razor wire and maybe some solar panels for power.

nice work though!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:01:59 AM EST
You need fully enclosed vehicle access connected to the living quarters. Don't wanna be fighting Z in the courtyard if they breach the outer walls.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:19:19 AM EST
those are some pretty amazing textures for sketchup. what models are yours?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:25:13 AM EST
That is f'n awesome, I would put my main quarters more in the center of the compound, away from the walls, raise the walls more, concertina wire along the top and watch towers in all four corners of the compound.

But in reality, that looks amazing!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:46:25 AM EST
That is AWESOME, exactly how I would make mine to look like
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:49:21 AM EST
Would razor wire really work for creatures that don't feel pain?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:53:37 AM EST
It would tangle them up and slow them down.

My suggestions
Razor wire
higher walls
undeground living area with solor panels
towers

perhaps a perminiter fence surrounding the area
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:19:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 5:26:10 AM EST by AJ_Dual]
Yes to many of the suggestions.

Defense in depth is what you need. Some lines of fencing/razor wire around the compound to keep zombies off the walls. If enough zombies attack, they may pile up high enough to eventualy climb the wall. Also, having the wall tilt outward at the top would also make it very difficult to climb or scale.

Besides the tower for LP/OP, you also need a catwalk around the inside perimiter of the wall so you can observe/shoot/push off the zombies etc. You also need floodlights.

Also, the compound does not look big enough for "Heavy 6" to turn around and leave the gate same it comes in if you need to, at least not without running over those plants. (food crops?)

I think those are solar panels on the roof of one of those campers/buildings. A windmill for backup/nighttime electrical generation would be a nice touch. Making the windmil tower and the LP/OP tower both part of the same would be an efficient use of materials. Also, a raised fuel tank would allow for fueling of the Hummers or Heavy 6 without wasting electricity on pumps.

A satellite dish for comms/news from uninfected areas or countries would be a cool touch. It would go well with those HAM/shortwave antennas.

A wellhead for water would be prudent too. Although, on that scale, it's just a stub of pipe a foot or two off the ground I suppose.

I also noticed the corrugations in the metal gate switch orientation between one and another. The horizontal orientation is stronger, but it's easier to climb. Assuming the zombies are "dumb" and don't coordinate well, or have vehicles/battering rams, I would leave the ridges vertical on both gates to reduce the gate's climbability.

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:51:22 AM EST
Which plug in did you use for rendering?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:05:00 AM EST
Truck = Heavy 6................LOL
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:55:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:00:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By FALbert:
Truck = Heavy 6................LOL


Nice.

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:03:40 AM EST
CIWS with 87,000 round drums on each corner.


Heck ......... two per corner
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 10:00:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 11:50:00 AM EST by steve2071]
Haha it actually wasnt totally sketchup, I also used a program called vue. I created some of the buildings in an older version of sketchup and exported the models into this program. I should add some firing positions and some barbed wire atop the walls. I had no idea making zombie forts was this fun
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 10:11:08 AM EST
You need expanded steel mesh over the vehicle windows.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 11:20:23 AM EST
Awesome!

I can't believe you can do all that with a free program! I have to download that. Your compound looks great! Need a tower and more razor wire.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 1:03:46 PM EST
Where is the Moat?


I need to see a moat around that wall!
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:33:39 PM EST
Truck with Heavy 6 on it..........
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:08:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Would razor wire really work for creatures that don't feel pain?


Go watch the last 30 mins of the original DOTD. It's not always the undead you have to worry about.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:25:53 PM EST
FUAROCK....FOING! I love it!
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 9:31:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By steve2071:
Haha it actually wasnt totally sketchup, I also used a program called vue. I created some of the buildings in an older version of sketchup and exported the models into this program. I should add some firing positions and some barbed wire atop the walls. I had no idea making zombie forts was this fun

You had me opening up Sketchup trying to find a way to render my images into better detail like yours.
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 2:59:16 AM EST
Modeling new buildings! Update in OP
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 3:02:32 AM EST
Excellent work.

I love all the AR15.com references.
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 3:11:11 AM EST
Why would you place fuel on top of your garage? That seems like an invitation to some unwanted visitors, and a potential bomb that would destroy everything within.
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 7:29:29 AM EST
wow!

That is very impressive. You really made all that detail with sketchup? I started playing around with it after seeing your first post, but your newest is amazing.
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 7:30:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By numberofthebeast:

Originally Posted By steve2071:
Haha it actually wasnt totally sketchup, I also used a program called vue. I created some of the buildings in an older version of sketchup and exported the models into this program. I should add some firing positions and some barbed wire atop the walls. I had no idea making zombie forts was this fun

You had me opening up Sketchup trying to find a way to render my images into better detail like yours.


Ok, I didn't think it could do that much detail.
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 8:09:46 AM EST
Very cool.

Looks like VUE is a free downloadable and fully functional program for non-commercial use.

VUE Download
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 11:49:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By AR15Texan:
Very cool.

Looks like VUE is a free downloadable and fully functional program for non-commercial use.

VUE Download


WHAT! I paid over $600 for my copy of Vue! Oh teh noes!
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 2:42:26 PM EST
Shade on the towers for the summer or enclosures for the winter.
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 2:50:30 PM EST
sweet!!
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 3:21:25 PM EST
I hope it doesn't snow where your compound would be. A flat roof with two LARGE tanks of water on it? That's a bad day every day of winter.
Link Posted: 5/5/2009 5:53:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By psgt:
Shade on the towers for the summer or enclosures for the winter.


+1 maybe just some more corugated tin/steel panels for the rooves and searchlights! a much larger garden, and maybe some chicken and rabbit coops etc. and a windmill with altenator attached and some solar pannels for power and to draw off the afore mentioned well head, and strippers! maybe a stage with a pole in the courtyard for them to dance on...

K.
Link Posted: 5/8/2009 6:21:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/8/2009 6:22:18 PM EST by BlkMesaHero]
I like the idea of having both your your fuel and water well above ground, gravity feed. However, have you thought about a water tower? You would have both a reliable gravity feed for water and a look out tower for long range weapons and something similar to a 'crow's nest' for observation. The down fall is folks can see your base of operations from a distance.
Link Posted: 5/9/2009 5:25:04 AM EST
definitely need to add the solar panels. Agree razor wire for the non-zombie interlopers and would-be mzb's
Link Posted: 5/22/2009 6:12:21 PM EST
I want this as my zombie compound...





Link Posted: 5/24/2009 9:35:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Usagi:
Where is the Moat?


I need to see a moat around that wall!


+1
Empty. Concrete.
20 ft. wide by 20 ft. deep.
Maybe run a gas line or three around the inside so you can cook down the pile every now and then.
Link Posted: 5/25/2009 12:33:45 PM EST
Very fucking cool.


When the ZOMBIW SHTF, I'm coming to your place!
Link Posted: 5/25/2009 1:32:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By steve2071:
Originally Posted By AR15Texan:
Very cool.

Looks like VUE is a free downloadable and fully functional program for non-commercial use.

VUE Download


WHAT! I paid over $600 for my copy of Vue! Oh teh noes!


It's only 350 MB download file size. That's not a very big file to be giving away.





Link Posted: 5/26/2009 3:49:07 PM EST
tag
Link Posted: 5/28/2009 12:45:57 PM EST
Wow, that's pretty sweet. I might have to try that out.
Link Posted: 5/28/2009 12:55:57 PM EST
Is that stuff in your garden that plant that they make Tequila out of?

Need's moar moat with most monsters to eat Zeds!!!

Link Posted: 5/29/2009 5:25:48 PM EST
tower needs protection from sun/rain... maybe a spotlight also...
Link Posted: 6/1/2009 4:22:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/1/2009 4:28:30 PM EST by AndyHk93M4]
surrounding trench/moat to prevent zombie pile up..etc.. multiple layers of defense

+ an escape route: "make it hard for your enemies to get in ..your now unable to get out"
Link Posted: 6/1/2009 6:10:18 PM EST
You need a pair of gates for your vehicle entrance. You wouldn't want the zombies to sneak in while you're admitting the busload of desperate waitresses from the nearby Hooters.
Link Posted: 6/1/2009 8:08:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/1/2009 8:46:14 PM EST by firemedic5586]
Nice work..

However, I vote for a Star Fortification. That way you have interlocking fields of fire.




edited to add... Might want to put in a Gate House also.

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