Sunday, 27 January 2013

Board of The Living Lead Comp Entry part 1

Here is my entry for the BOTLL 2012 Diorama competition. 'The Burger Bar Crew'

Finally the competition has come to completion at the end of January here is some pics of it being built from well allsorts really.

Its main influence is my favourite zombie novel series by Charlie Higson, The Enemy, The Dead, The Fear, The Sacrifice.

From the back of 'The Enemy'

They’ll chase you. They’ll rip you open. They’ll feed on you . . . When the sickness came, every parent, police officer, politician – every adult – fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they’re fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city – down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground – the grown-ups lie in wait. But can they make it there – alive?


In the books the kids basically hold out and fortify various locations in London from large super markets such as a Morrisons, The Tower of London and Buckingham palace and many others. The piece I decided to make was some sort of utility tower converted into a fortified building being a bit ramshackle in appearance having been done by kids. I left the bottom part open as if it was in constructions. I've nicknamed it. 'The Burger Bar Crew'  as the name of the gang. This is from a gang of kids who used to hang around robbing people in the local park when I was a kid.


The only restrictions where CD sized base and must include at least one zombie. As I want to use the figures for gaming  I decided to leave them separate from the piece.

Various bits and pieces, CD, plastic pipe that was cut up for the legs, bits of sprue was used to create the platform. Coffee Stirrers and a hair putty tub :D


Starting to take shape.



Coffee Stirrers added as a platform. Strips of card used to represent metal sheeting.

I glued it alltogether then realised I'd have to take bits of to paint it doh!

Filler used to make the base and done rough for texture and some cocktail stick to use as fence posts.

Primed and ready for painting

Some bits to dress it with mostly left over milliput from when basing my figures rolled into balls then a knife is used to add the creases



21 comments:

  1. Nice to see what it was made from dude,
    I wish I'd taken some WIP shots mine mow!

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  2. Thanks Dave. I took loads but only a few where usable.

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  3. Love the WIP shots, Simon, and of course, the finished entry. I wish you the best of luck in the contest.

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    1. Thanks Bryan, I'm looking forward to seeing what the other comes up with as well. Mathyoo's was great as well.

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  4. Nice bit of scratchbuilding Simon. Lots of work and time going into this. Will you be putting up a link where we can view all the entries?

    Best of luck to you!

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    1. Thanks Anne, Good Idea I'll have to think about how I'm going to do it as people will need to join the forums to view the entries. I think that most of us have blogs so if everyone posts theres up I can link to the other blogs or download the pics and do both.

      I'll think of something

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  5. Very creative scratch-building going on here - I love to see this as it's sort of a dying art - especially with all the ready-made stuff available. Best, Dean

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  6. Very good start to this mate.. looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

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  7. Great job Simon, this looks superb! Having seen the quality of the 'Burger Bar' kids, can't wait to see them in their new hideout! I would second Anne's request for a link to see all the other entries and you must let us know when the next competition is.

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  8. Nice one Simon. Look forward to seeing it finished.

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  9. That is looking very nice and I cant wait to see it fully completed, painted and crewed by the kids. Looks wonderful

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  10. I like the use of 'all sorts' . I love the idea of modelling everyday things but fortified. I look forward to seeing the completed model.

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  11. Great WIP photographs. when do we get to see the finished article ?
    I like the use of your bits and pieces to scratchbuild the diorama.

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  12. Excellent work Simon! I love it!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  13. I love custom scenery projects, this one is looking like it's off to a good start.

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  14. Looking forward to seeing the finished results.

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  15. Very nice so far. I laughed at the gluing it all together just to realise you'd have to take pieces off to paint. I feel like there was a gang around here called The Burger Bar Crew. Funny name for a real life gang to choose in my opinion :D

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