Monday, 29 June 2015

A BOX OF ROCKS!!!

What's occurrin' then?

It's been a busy week. A daughter who not only turned 16 but also needed a prom dress. WTF, back in my day, it was a school disco in the afternoon, still in your uniform. No chance of drinking or any other kind of fun. How times seem to have changed. So a command decision was made, leave the dress shopping to the Mrs. and I'll finish my scenery. Most sensible, especially when said daughter goes all "Promzilla" on my ass.

We shall endeavour to continue the cultural mission. More art from the magnificent Bryan Baugh. This one is called Army of Darkness. Great movie, great memories, great art. Enjoy!

THE PIT WITCH, WHAT A CRAZY BITCH.

As mentioned last time, the rocky outcrops were going to be painted and flocked. That's exactly what happened, don't you love it when a plan comes together.

So on top of the "chocolate" emulsion basecoat, I drybrushed a slightly lighter brown emulsion. This was kindly mixed for me by the nice man in our local B & Q. I believe the shade was called "Chocolate Suede".

ROCKY OUTCROP NO.1

Another drybrushed coat followed with an even lighter brown, "Cozy Cocoon", another stupid name. Again custom mixed by the nice man in B & Q. Pretty good value too, £ 2.50 for a 500ml pot, same price as a GW 10ml pot. I wonder which one will last longer?

ROCKY OUTCROP NO. 2

I then flocked them with a special blend of flocks that I've had for years. I think they were called "Dark Heather Mix" and a brown flock, who's name has been lost in the mists of time.

ROCKY OUTCROP NO.3

After the glue for the flocking dried, I added a few patches of static grass.

ROCKY OUTCROP NO. 4

Further coverage was achieved by strategic use of grass tufts, which I ran out of half way through. These may need to be revisited at some point.

ROCKY OUTCROP NO. 5

Some where is another piece of foilage, a dark green bushy thing, a clipped piece of an old GW hedge. Bought back in the days when I didn't know any better.

ROCKY OUTCROP NO. 6

Maybe, should have added more of the clipped hedge. No, they look OK. Stop second guessing one's self. The tree turned out nice.

ROCKY OUTCROP NO. 7

Just bloody realised I've forgotten to add the clump foilage. Never mind, it will keep for another scenery piece.

ALLTOGETHER AND FINISHED.

The storage shed is next in line for completion, if all goes to plan. We all know how that goes.

I guess that's all I got for this time dudes and dudettes. So until next time follow the DUDE'S lessons and "take it easy".



26 comments:

  1. They look excellent now there finished mate. Top job!

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    1. Thanks Simon.
      That's high praise dude.

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  2. As Simon states, they look wicked, Bob. Cracking job matey!!

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  3. Don't let all this praise go to your head, Bob, but seriously, they really have turned out excellent. You rock, dude! Heh, heh, rock! Geddit?

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    1. Thanks Bryan.
      Just keeping it real Dude!
      That was one bad joke.

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  4. These look really good, I'm very impressed indeed and the tree is a thing of beauty too.

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    1. Thanks Joe.
      Not bad for a ham fisted buffoon, eh. It's my first tree too.

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  5. Nice set of natural terrain. I like the tree and rock outcropping. Those will be useful!

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    1. Thanks Steve.
      I want to start my ATZ in a rural setting, giving the players more chance to survive for a while, before facing the horror and challenge of a more urban setting.

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  6. Cozy Cocoon? That's quite the name.

    The terrain turned out great, Bob. That flock with a little red in it works very nicely.

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    1. Thanks Finch.
      Helluva name, interior designer speak for light brown. I prefer my flock not to look like a bright green carpet.

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  7. The tree did come out very nice as did the others. The heather mix is nice.

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    1. Thanks Rob.
      They didn't turn out too bad, could have done a little more work on them. I like the heather mix as it makes the flock look less like plastic green turf.

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  8. Good call leaving the dress stuff to the Mrs! Great looking scenery too, love the piece with the dead tree, very cool!

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    1. Thanks Ray.
      It was the only call to make! You just know dead trees are the new black.

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  9. Excellent job there. Really look the part.

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      That's high praise dude.

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  10. Those terrain pieces have really finished up well.
    You'll need some bunny rabbit models to go with them, now ;)

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  11. They look absolutely disturb!

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  12. As terrains go, they look awesome. So nice work there.

    As for proms, we never had those when I was young - different country/culture, you know how it goes. But if my son ever goes to one, it'll just be pants - check, shirt - check, shoes - check, what are you waiting for then son? That or a Darth Vader suit ... jk. ;)

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    1. Thanks F.E.M.
      The whole prom thing is a foreign ideal, I'm not American. Although we do have a precedent in debutantes balls. It was just crazy expensive for everything, I could have bought loads and loads of mini's for the insane amount spent.

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