|"There's far too much filth in this city"|
As I've used this building in both of my games so far I thought I'd show it this week (a quick recourse, for having done next to nothing this last week).
This model comes from the Microtactix "Twilight Streets" Set #2. Those of you familiar with these sets will know that originally the building is depicted as derelict, with its windows boarded and bricked up. I didn't want a ruin as such but it was fairly easy to "renovate" the ruin to its original former glory.
As I was already doing quite a bit of photo-shopping to the model I also decided to give it a 'L' shape, as the original was a very plain box type.
One feature I didn't incorporate into the model that was on the original was the indented back door, which although would make pretty good cover , did mean there would be less room inside for figures.
The sign board on the front of the building was also re-modelled as a lot of the lettering was askew or missing.
All the walls and roof are made from 5mm foamcard,whilst the shop sign is card supported by coffee stirrers.
The gunge also takes acrylics well (it must do, it says so "Dyeable with acrylic paint").
This was actually my second attempt at this building, my first was based on the original form of the building (i.e. a shoe-box) and although I was not too unhappy with it I abandoned it just as it was virtually finished.
|Voodoo Jake's (Mark 1)|
As you can see this version had actual see-through perspex windows (no opening doors though) and it took an age to cut out the panes. However, as it was nearing completion it struck me just how large the front doors were. I hadn't actually over-scaled it as such, but the photocopier had ! Apparently there is a feature that allows the print to "fill the page" or whatever and hence Voodoo Jake's (Mark 2) came into being.
That's it for this week it just remains for me to welcome my latest followers "Paul Smith" and "Hobby Worker" and unless you haven't heard Bryan (Vampifan) is recovering although he's still in hospital.
As always, your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.