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).
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 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.
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.
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!ReplyDelete
Glad you have managed a few days away. Hope you enjoyed it and went somewhere nice and took a few relevant pics!
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.Delete
The days away were good, but I doubt if anyone wants to see my In-Laws !
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
The whole model will definitely have a well used feel to it.
I feel like I am constantly repeating myself, but it really looks great Joe.ReplyDelete
And don't be that shy about the vacation destination! :D
Thanks Mathyoo, I'm generally not shy about anything, but Barbados it wasn't !Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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 !Delete
I love the idea of having huge sewer-pipes too, big enough to get a figure in.
Tell you what mate they are so realistic. Super stuff.ReplyDelete
Thanks Irqan, their much better if you turn the lights low and squint.Delete
Nice work, I love the little cement bags!! Nice amount of detail on them, and the paintwork/weathering on those crates is top notch :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Rovanite, so it's decided then, they're cement bags!Delete
Great looking build site stuff :)ReplyDelete
Thanks HW, all "designed" with cover in mind for the miniatures.Delete
Thanks John and welcome.ReplyDelete
I like the colors on the pallets and the bags. Nice job.ReplyDelete
Nice, the cement bags look so real, great jobReplyDelete
Thanks SK, I think though that they're easy enough that anyone could make them.Delete