Thursday, 30 July 2015

THE SAGA OF THE SHED CONTINUES AND VISITORS TO THE BUNKER.

What's occurrin' then?

Well to be fair, not that much hobbywise. Last week seemed to fly by in a succession of visits/reunions. Firstly at our weekly WNI (Wednesday Night Irregulars) session, we had a visit from an old team mate and prolific gamer. Let's call him The Baron (named changed to protect the innocent). The Baron  and I, along with Sheldon and Morph all played American Football together, it was for a proper team and everything. It was also a long time ago and I hadn't really seen The Baron since. On Thursday another surprise visitor, Northern Lighter Thief (Again name changed to protect the innocent). NLT from now on. Hadn't seen NLT since the heady days of Morph's Garage and 40K. Several years ago now. Still a tremendous amount of fun was had.

Before we get distracted by all the rose coloured nostalgia, let's get back to the business at hand. That business being the promotion and appreciation of zombie art and artists. Yes, the cultural mission. So again another really nice piece from the extraordinarely talented Bryan Baugh! I know that some of my viewers particularly like his damsels in distress. This one is called Half and Half Horror. Enjoy!



Anyway, The Baron came along to play Zombicide and he brought beer and snacks. Along with the zombie slaying, we managed a few beers and talked about our long gone glory days. Great fun was had by all, except Morph, who had to be home in bed by ten. Lightweight!
So The Baron agreed to join our ragtag band of survivors and become an irregular attendee at WNI. Result!

Thursday, as mentioned a visit from NLT. Upon mentioning gaming the previous night and large amount of fun involved, NLT quickly said that he would call in on a Wednesday in future. Wow, another or should I say returning irregular. I'm not holding my breath on this one though, NLT has been known to be unreliable more often than not. Plus he didn't say which Wednesday.

Friday didn't get any quieter. Just sitting down to dinner, phone call from The Tollman. It was time to pay my toll, he needed a lift to Barry (Home of the comedy Gavin and Stacey) to pick up his new transport. So a few hours on a mission of mercy. Just think of all the karma points man.

In spite of all the merriment taking place at the bunker, I 've managed to progress a little more with the shed. The making of which is turning into a saga all of it's own.

And there I arrive at a problem. Photo's need taking but my official photographer is away visiting a friend. She doesn't get home till the early hours of Tuesday morning. So no photo's on time or photo's and a couple of days late.

So obviously waited until my official photographer had enough "princess" time, before she could take them. Anyway they are done now.

So let the saga continue. Firstly we have a shot of the front. For some strange notion I thought that painting the door seperately was a good idea. It's not.

FRONTAGE AFTER DRYBRUSHING.

I was totally wrong last time, it was basecoated with Chocolate Suede, not Cozy Cocoon. I followed  the basecoat with a heavy brybrush of Cozy Cocoon.Then a lighter drybrush of Oatmeal (Wilko tester pot 75p.). I made up a wash from various dark colours and inks, then heavily diluted, I slapped it all over the building. Inside and out.

LEFT SIDE. VERY BORING.

Maybe some posters will brighten up the big flat surfaces. Or some blood.

RIGHT SIDE. EQUALLY BORING BUT A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COLOUR IT SEEMS.

 I quite like the irregular staining from the wash, makes it more natural I feel.

A SLIGHTLY MORE INTERESTING BACK VIEW.

The interior was washed with the same mixture. Bringing out some detail and leaving behind some more irregular staining.

INTERIOR SHOT. BACK WALL.

A little blood splash to match similar patterns on the floorboards. More wash.

CLOSE UP OF THE BACK CORNER.

Remember the drag marks, well now they end somewhere, or is it start somewhere.

INTERIOR IN SITU WITH FLOORBOARDS.

Still needs the doors painting and window mesh coloured. Gluing to the base, basing, it goes on. It seems the shed saga will continue for a little while longer.

FRONT ELEVATION.

Bugger, just realised I haven't done the bloody roof yet.

Well, it seems like that's all I got this time dudes and dudettes. So until next time, follow the DUDE'S example and "take it easy".



26 comments:

  1. Your shed is an adventure story all of its own but it's getting there.
    Your gaming group is full of surprises, with old and new things happening all the time - all good fun stuff to hear about.

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  2. Thanks Joe.
    Yep the shed is turning into a bit of an epic.
    I'm really lucky the majority of this group has been together, on and off but mostly together for the best part of 30 years. We've got plenty of history, makes the banter interesting. The massive plus is getting together weekly to keep our sanity intact.

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    1. Thanks Andre.
      Seriously high praise dude.

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  4. The walls are up - I feel safer already! Although busy, life seems to be good at the moment, so hopefully more news soon.

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    1. Thanks Sir Michael.
      Life is pretty good at present, more news as progress is made.

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      Your comments are always welcome.

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    1. Thanks Gordon.
      One does what he can.

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  7. That looks great! Top job. I take it's just going to be a flat roof?

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    1. Thanks Roy.
      Yes, flat, probably corrugated metal of some sort.

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  8. As a big fan of Bryan Baugh's work, many thanks for this latest offering. I love his damsels in distress pics.

    The shed is coming along very nicely. Slow and steady, dude!

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    1. Thanks Bryan.
      I thought you would appreciate this one.

      Slow and steady indeed. I should have called the Amish, they know to raise a barn.

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  9. All sounding good for the Irregulars. I should be back in a few weeks. My sis is now home but I'm working this Wednesday and away the next.
    Z Nation? Trying to get through episode 1......its not The Walking Dead....;-)

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    1. Glad to hear your sister's better. See you in a couple of weeks.
      No, it's not The Walking Dead but it's better than Honey Boo Boo eats junk food.

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  10. I left for a few weeks and you've built a shed?!

    It's looking great so far, I like what you did with the planks!

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    1. Thanks Mathyoo.
      I think I could have built a real one faster.

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  11. The shed's lookin' sweet, Bob.

    Half & half horror? I thought that was what the Dude experiences upon running out of half & half unexpectedly. Seems not.

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    1. Thanks Finch.
      ?????? What's half and half where your from?
      It's half rice and half chips to go with your curry, round here.

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    2. A little cut and paste magic...

      "Half-and-half, also known as half cream in the United Kingdom, is a simple blend of equal parts whole milk and light cream. It averages 10 to 12% fat, which is more than milk but less than light cream. Due to its lower fat content than cream, it can't be whipped. "

      A key component of the White Russians the Dude favors, I'm told. Note the carton's label seen here:
      http://s3.media.squarespace.com/production/865996/10293260/2011/04/vonder02.jpg

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    3. Thanks for the info Finch.
      Yes, I'm sure that would be quite horrific for one's Dudeness. Upsetting the Dude's inner peace is not the way to start the day!

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  12. Nice work on the blood effects. The footprints seem top lead to an internal combustion kinda effect. Just guessing. :)

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    1. Thanks F.E.M.
      You know, I think you could be right. Good guess dude!

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  13. The building is creepy, then add those disturbing blood spills, terrifying! I would never let my minis go in there. They'd do just as well to split up and go skinny dipping.

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    1. Thanks Bf.
      I'm glad I could creep you out dude!

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