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Monday, 2 September 2013

Building Site Bits

I haven't managed much in the last week as I've had a few days holiday in deepest Wiltshire, so this week I've decided to show some of the bits that I had made before vacationing. They're all made with the Construction/Building site in mind and although not yet glued into position, I do have an idea of where they'll fit onto the model.
First up is a couple of piles of sacks (cement ?), purposely designed to enable a figure to stand on. They'll be placed in a corner of the site (and will probably serve as guard towers for survivors).
Both the palettes and the sacks I've made before and whilst these sacks  were made specifically for this model, the palettes were from ones I'd previously made and I've painted them green.
The two sack piles on the palettes will be glued in place on the model whilst the four other palettes will be left loose, for use on this and other models.
The palettes can easily be used to made a tall platform, barricades or some-such.

The peculiar looking object to the right is meant to represent a large pile of something like sand, but hasn't yet been fully painted.
The cut-outs in the supporting side walls are to enable this to fit onto the inside of the perimeter wall of the site. Originally the two side panels were  made as the front gates for the sites, but didn't look right.
The pile of "sand is polystyrene covered in gunge, whilst the side supports are of course coffee stirrers. The top of the pile just allows for a single figure to stand.

No prizes for guessing what this is meant to be.
If you're thinking "Is that what I think it is ?" then you're probably right and it probably is.
It's not quite finished, yet. along with most of the other things for this model, but it doesn't need a lot more done to it.
Before I left for sunnier climes I also started yet another building, but I hadn't made that much progress.
I tend to have a couple of things on-going to allow for drying times etc.

And that's it for this week, I'm endeavouring to catch up on the multitude of blogs I've missed and I have to also welcome my latest follower "Ray Hepburn".

As always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.


20 comments:

  1. The general clutter is very true to how building site look. So to me this all adds to the general feel of the board. I like the fact that you have thought about figure placement with each piece. I know my club players would try to perch more figures in a set space, but hey that's my club for you!

    Glad you have managed a few days away. Hope you enjoyed it and went somewhere nice and took a few relevant pics!

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    1. Thanks Clint, I'm still unhappy with the paintwork on my site model and may have to re-do it, but the extra, clutter etc. is coming along.

      The days away were good, but I doubt if anyone wants to see my In-Laws !

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  2. If that's an outhouse i don't think i could sanitize it enough inorder to use it, looks really nice, the pallets looks weathered like to see the whole set up when its completed.

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    1. Thanks C80, it'll be whatever you believe to be. The while thing will be finished soon - in a week or so I'm hoping.
      The whole model will definitely have a well used feel to it.

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  3. I feel like I am constantly repeating myself, but it really looks great Joe.

    And don't be that shy about the vacation destination! :D

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    1. Thanks Mathyoo, I'm generally not shy about anything, but Barbados it wasn't !

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  4. Looking really good! What about a portacabin, or a pile of girders or large concrete pipes? I've got some cardboard tubes that I've been meaning for years to turn into main sewer pipes; they're (just about) large enough for figures to crawl through them!

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    1. I've already made girders (previous post) amd did mean to show them in their painted stage, but it's now something for next time as is the pipework which is already on the model !
      I love the idea of having huge sewer-pipes too, big enough to get a figure in.

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  5. Tell you what mate they are so realistic. Super stuff.

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    1. Thanks Irqan, their much better if you turn the lights low and squint.

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  6. Nice work, I love the little cement bags!! Nice amount of detail on them, and the paintwork/weathering on those crates is top notch :)

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    1. Thanks Rovanite, so it's decided then, they're cement bags!

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  7. Great looking build site stuff :)

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    1. Thanks HW, all "designed" with cover in mind for the miniatures.

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  8. Nice post, great blog, following :)

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  9. I like the colors on the pallets and the bags. Nice job.

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  10. Nice, the cement bags look so real, great job

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    1. Thanks SK, I think though that they're easy enough that anyone could make them.

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