Sunday, 29 March 2015

Post Apoc Base Camp (WIP)

Well unfortunately on Friday the Relics Tournament for today got postponed due to the event organiser and his family sadly having been unwell all week with food poisoning (Get Well soon mate).

So rather than studying rulebooks etc I've been doing some work on this months Across the Dead Earth facebook groups scenery competition.

The theme this month is a gangs base camp. The only restrictions is it being CD based sized and up and it being mostly scratch built. I had thought about making a sort of hovel out of a vehicle and scrap but then decided to make a sort of makeshift outpost or fortification belonging to the State or perhaps a more militant themed groups lookout post. Rather than going for a more conventional tower I decided to make a tower fortification out of an old truck wreck, Old scavenged wood has formed some rough looking fortifications on top of both the 'buildings' to give some cover for sentries. I decided to shove rubble all around the truck and as a ramp to get into the truck cab.

I did think of making some sort of lighting rig for the telegraph pole and having a wire go away to the trucks engine to power it but I haven't found the bits I want to use for it so that maybe a later addition at another date.



You can see inside the cab that it has all been ripped out and a roughly shoddy wooden floor put in place. I added a tarp to the top so that in bad weather the guards can pull the tarp down and it be sealed a bit more from the elements. Deadline for this is next weekend so this will probably be the focus for this week but I think another couple of sessions and it will be done.

If anyone is after the Engineers F.E.S  there in stock and available to buy :) I have primed mine and got them ready to begin painting as the next comp is a painting competition with two categories the first being a single miniature from the either the Sisters of Acquisition and Engineers F.E.S gangs. The second one being a whole completed gang from across the whole Across the Dead Earth range released so far :)

All Primed and ready for the start of the comp I'm not sure who is going to be the single miniature entry quite yet. 


Also I've started painting up a Penguin Crew from knight models to get in some games with Pulp Citizen but I'll do a separate post about them.

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  1. Sorry you missed your tournament but at least you made good use of your time. I really like your outpost. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

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    1. Thanks Bryan will be finished this week all being well.

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  2. Excellent terrain piece; blocks LOS while allowing positional LOS - great; multiple levels - great; looks functional - great; painting and finishing - great.

    Kudos mate, excellent work indeed! :)

    As for the BMG Crew - I will see what I can do about getting a couple more Watchmen minis painted...

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    1. Thanks mate. Sounds good :) I hope to get these guys finished and maybe add a few to bring it up to 250 rep

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    2. I meant to add the bits on top of the truck and lean to type structure are the left overs from the Corner ruin kit we was chatting about.

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  3. Bad luck on the tournament dude! Good to see you've made a good job out of a bad lot, the base camp looks brilliant. That gang should paint up well, great mini's.

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  4. Sorry about the tourny. Great terrain. Lots of detail.

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    1. Thanks dude I kind of just cobbled it together and quite pleased with the end result.

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  5. Great terrain piece Simon, you are getting good at the post apoc scratch builds, I used to do a lot back in my 40k days.

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    1. Thanks its quite enjoyable once your imagination takes off. I've found the knack for spotting useful bits as well

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  6. Now that is very atmospheric, well done.

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  7. That base camp is coming along really nicely. Love your terrain pieces!

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    1. Cheers Gordon :) I need to have a crack at some modern undamaged stuff I think and that will be the test :D

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  8. Looks great and realistic, nice job Simon!

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    1. Thanks. Just a few more touches and shall call it finished :D

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  9. Very cool WIP, Simon. Bummer about the event coord's food poisoning; hopefully no long-lasting effects. I like how you mentioned "studying" rule books. That must be why I have trouble with some rules - I dislike studying :) Regards, Dean

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    1. Yes thankfully on the mend but I imagine it takes a lot out of you. Yeah I dislike studying as well but its more to familiarise myself with enemy units and there abilities

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  10. Great terrain, Simon. Both atmospheric and functional.

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    1. Cheers Finch Functional is key I think.

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  11. You obviously did a lot of thinking while building this terrain piece. Looks absolutely fabulous. Great work!
    Shame the tournament got cancelled like that, but no doubt you'll get a next chance.

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    1. Certainly shall looking forward to the new date whenever it will be. Thanks I kind of just threw it together lol

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  12. Sorry about the tournament and I hope he gets well soon too.

    As for the terrain. There really is so much there to commend it. I like the way you went up and used the height and yet stuck in keeping with the world background. Good, very good job mate.

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    1. Thanks very much Clint. Its one thing the table is lacking. Once I've tackled a few bits for other projects I'll perhaps do a couple of bigger buildings. Though Bryan has tempted me with some of those 4 ground ww2 buildings so I may get a couple as they'll be useful for other genres I game as well.

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  13. Terrain is great! Now to paint its occupants!

    Sorry to hear about the tournament.

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    1. Cheers dude! Yes indeed plenty to get started with when the comp starts this coming weekend.

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  14. Great, turned out totally great! Nice work :)

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    1. Thanks Suber. Nearly there just a few bits of painting needs doing to complete.

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  15. Looking good so far Simon, now we need a splash of colour.

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    1. Thanks really not sure what i'm going todo to add colour to it. I think once I add some foliage it will brighten it up a bit.

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  16. Hola
    Muy buen el puesto si señor
    un saludo

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  17. that's a interesting idea for a piece of terrain and one that I would not have thought of. I will store it away for future consideration!

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    1. Thanks mate. I had original planned to make like a small house out of a car but couldn't find one that had the look I wanted then it kind of just evolved.

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    1. Thanks mate. Trying to get a tables worth of terrain as there may be an Across the Dead Earth event put on at some point this year.

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    2. Count me in for an event. I would like that a lot!

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  19. Well, it's not much - but it's home :-) !

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    1. Indeed some shelter is better than none :D

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  20. Bad luck with the cancelled tournament, but you've used the time well on this great looking terrain piece.

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  21. Another great idea for a terrain! Don't you think I forgot the times you said you don't like making terrain pieces!

    I would suggest some sand bags perhaps - every strongpoint has those. Except if we assume this is a secret outpost. It surely blends in well in a scrapyard!

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    1. Ha Ha yes I think I lacked confidence in myself then. But it has grown some what this year. I did think of sandbags but then didn't want it to look to purposely built so it is a rough cobbled together fortification.

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