Monday, 8 June 2015

DON'T FENCE ME IN AGAIN. SCENERY WIP.

What's occurrin' then?

What did I say about plans surviving contact with the enemy (real life). My painting ground to a halt this week. In the back of my mind, there's this whispering "What about ATZ then?" over and over. So to try and halt this, I thought that maybe some scenery for ATZ would help, it seems to have worked for now.

We can't just go rattling off on a wild goose chase, not without the continuation of my cultural mission. This time I'd like to share another wonderful example of Bryan Baugh's work. This piece is entitled String Cheese. It's rather yummy. Do enjoy!


Before we get to the meat of the post, the welcome wagon must be pulled out of the storage shed to greet yet another follower on our delightful adventure. So please extend a big and warm welcome to Ariel El vikingo dark. WELCOME ARIEL. Ariel runs the Ricky el vikingo dark blog, check it out, it's different.

More scenery WIP, again in the form of fences. A little variety though this time. This first one is corrugated card simulating corrugated iron, hopefully. Well I'm sure it will once it's painted.

A SMALL METAL FENCE.

As you can see from the picture below, I made six of them. All based on lolly sticks. Made from cake packaging, a little filler, skewers, sand and PVA.

SIX SMALL METAL FENCES.

Coffee stirrers are great for making fences. These are a variation of the ones I made last time around (the idea was stolen from Joe of Zabadaks Zombieworld). These were more rural fences, something from a ranch perhaps.

A SMALL RANCH STYLE FENCE.

As can be seen in the picture below, I made eight of this type. Twelve sets were cut out but I only managed to put together eight of them. Some of them have been stained with ink. A lovely Chestnut colour.

EIGHT SMALL RANCH STYLE FENCES.

More coffee stirrers were harmed making these picket type fences. Again based on lolly sticks, filler added and sand PVA'd on. I probably stain these as well, or they might look good painted white.

SMALL PICKET OR GARDEN FENCE.

As can be seen in the photo below, I made six of this type for now. I'm sure there will be more of these in the future, I quite like this style.

SIX OF 'EM. GREAT FOR SURROUNDING A VEG PLOT OR LAWN.

These are much taller, more of a pallisade style fence. Made from coffee stirrers and "craft" sticks (shaped lolly sticks). Hot glued on to some seriously thick card, the type that Space Hulk floor tiles are punched from. A little filler, sand and PVA completes the section. The craft sticks were pre-coloured so these will have to get a lick of paint.

HOPEFULLY, THE BIGGER FENCES WILL KEEP THE ZOMBIES OUT.

Only managed to make four of this type so far but I've got a few more craft sticks to knock a couple more up. These should look OK in a more rural setting. I'm working on a set of gates for these ones too.

SOME OF THOSE GAPS WILL NEED COVERING OVER.

The plan is to get back to the mini's this week but we all know how long plans last. I hope you all enjoyed my little diversion as much as I did making them, I found it quite relaxing. Must be something to do with cutting up all those coffee stirrers.

Well, that's all I got for this time dudes and dudettes. So until next time try and emulate the DUDE and "take it easy".



20 comments:

  1. I love the fences, great work!

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

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    1. Thanks Gordon.
      Variety is the spice etc.

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      I shall certainly try to.

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  4. Nice Post Bob. The other one's cool, too. So's the other, and the other, and the other...
    I hope you don't find punny comments o-fence-sive :))
    I'm just saying what I see. I'm not trying to sit on the fence over my feelings.
    I also see some of those figures are against picketing. Cool, good for them.
    Okay, I'll stop now :D

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    1. Thanks Roy.
      Quite a few stinkers in there dude! LOL!

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  5. Great stuff Bob and good to see the creative juices flowing. You've quite a bit of painting to do now though ;-)

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    1. Thanks Bk.
      I always seem to have a lot of painting to do dude!

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  6. Very useful scenery items, Bob. They''ll look even better with a lick of paint.

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    1. Thanks Bryan.
      The scenery's coming along, don't think I've got quite enough for an adventure yet though Dude! I will paint them but I'll use a brush.

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  7. Very productive Bob they will improve any game.

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  8. Fences make great scenery bits. Great use of materials, craft sticks and glue. That's really all you need. Looks good.

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    1. Thanks Steve.
      We all need something between us and the zombies.

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  9. I'm loving those corrugated iron fences, must have a go at that myself.

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    1. Thanks Sir Michael.
      Really easy and quick to do, you should have a go yourself.

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  10. Your fences look great Bob. They remind me of a house I glued out of toothpicks once upon a time, when I was a wee little lad. :)

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  11. Thanks F.E.M.
    They were all nice and cheap, just cost me the time to put them together.

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