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Monday, 2 December 2013

The Park

Well, here it is finished at last, or at least as finished as it's ever going to be !

The first photo shows a general view from the rear, but shows all the major features in place.

The two picnic tables I used have had a bit of clutter added.

The plan view shows how the completed model fits into one of my standard urban terrain boards, even if the entrance is actually off-table ! (Just for the ease of taking  the photo.)






The playground next, showing it embedded into the grass mat, with some muddied bits.

I cut the grass to accommodate the foot-prints of the three bits of equipment, so that they didn't appear to be floating on top of the grass.

I did repeat this for all the benches too and ended up using all eight of them.

The slide had a 'fun' poster added.
The other half of the park, used as a picnic area.
The picnic benches were not glued in place, but left free-standing and even though I could have used all four benches that I'd made, it looked rather crowded and left little room for figures - something I'm always aware of when making any model.
Even my figures' 20mm bases take up  far more room than they should.


   Another view of the right hand side of the park showing the rubble mess and two of the four bins that were all used in the mode. (again these were embedded into the grass).

As the picnic tables are loose, they could be replaced with a stand of trees or something similar.
 Close of the bin, nearest the monument, showing the various bits of tissue, plastic etc that I used.
The rule in this case was less is more insomuch as I put lots of small bits in the bin (and a newspaper to top it off).

Close up of the monument, nothing spectacular, just glued in place.



The newspaper in the corner was the only extra bit of detailing that I added to the  final model.

I could have been added a lot more in the form of rubbish but I though this sufficient.



 Another view of the park from the rear, showing just how tatty the play area is!













Finally, I have to welcome my latest follower, Robbie Rodiss, who has two excellent blogs (Aut Caesar, Aut Nihil  and   The Independent Wargames Group.), whom I have known for a long time.

That's it then for another week and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated. 


42 comments:

  1. Nice job. Détails are cool. I'am sure zombies will have a lot of fun with all this children's games...

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    1. Thanks Dave, I'm pleased it finally all came together

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  3. Wow! That looks fantastic, Joe. It has all come together to form a coherent whole and it works exceptionally well. You must be very proud of it. It's a game board worthy of anyone's table.

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    1. Thanks Bryan, I'm very pleased how it turned out and will be a good bit of open terrain.

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  4. Very Nice Jo. It clearly is a very active park setting. I must confirm Vampifan's comments that it would indeed grace anyone's table top.

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    1. Thanks Clint, despite many of the (mostly unnoticable) flaws with it, it still looks acceptable at arms-length.

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    1. Thanks HW, it wasn't difficult either.

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  6. Absolutely top notch work Sir! I love the details, but the sign on the slide made me roar with laughter!

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    1. Thanks Michael, of course in a game no-one will actually notice but it's my way of not taking anything too seriously.

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  7. Ah, not much to say again, Joe. Stunning! I love all the little newspapers, they instantly make me play a walking dead theme melody in back of my head!

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    1. Thanks Mathyoo, you not saying much speaks volumes to me. using newspapers as detailing is very easy and quick, I really like using them.

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  8. It certainly looks good! Possibly a little cluttered even with just 2 benches; the swings and the slide are quite close together? Still, I fully understand the desire to fit in all the details :-) !

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    1. Thanks C6m you're right about it being cluttered and everything is a little over-sized too, but with only a few figures it'll look crowded.

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  9. Brilliant. Love all the little details. Amazing.

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    1. Thanks, it always surprises me that just a few details here and there brings a model to life.

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  10. Excellent, and not overdone IMHO. I think its just right with the details. I noticed there are two trash bins and some lazy turd still left his garbage on the table and dropped it on the ground. Art imitates life, well done!

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    1. Thanks PS, the trash on the table and ground was a deliberate touch.

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  11. I tip my hat for you good Sir! That is really looking good. You are quite an inspiration for the rest of us!

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    1. Thanks LS, I've had a lot of inspiration from a lot of blogs too, seeing what people can turn bits and pieces into.

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  12. Fantastic! This is something I always wanted to make for my zombies games but never really did much about it.

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    1. Thanks Shellldrake, you should give something like this a try, it really is easy/

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  13. I really can't pick a favourite part of it. All details come together great and make this a outstanding piece of terrain. So where are the Zombie kids?

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    1. Thanks Oli, I have a few survivor kids and their zombie duplicates, so roll on playtime !

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  14. It looks marvellous and all the bench's, play area make it a delight to look at as you always seems to spot something you missed the first time. You should be really chuffed its excellent Joe!

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    1. Thanks Brummie, there are a few bits that are easily missed first time around and yes, I'm quite pleased with the end result.

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  15. Wow Joe, one of the best scratch builds I have seen in years, well done mate, I love all the little detail you have added. check out the DMs craft on you tube, you might get some ideas.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/theDMsCraft

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    1. Thanks SKm my dungeoneering days are long past but the link is still very useful.

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  16. This is so nice. The small details are what make it for me, the bins and newspapers. Well done sir

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    1. Thanks for that ZA, and it's the little details that are probably the easiest too !

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  17. H*** SH**, that looks amazing! Nice job.

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  18. Wonderful and vey inspired work...so many fantastic details!

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    1. Thanks Phil, it would have been so easy to overdo the details too.

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  19. Great work. It looks fantastic.

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  20. Very cool, I wish I could play on one of your tables.

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  21. Thanks Baconfat, it's quite a compliment.

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