Wednesday, 30 September 2015

New Ruins & Wrecks

Welcome back to my blog. Finally a chance to catch up with my hobby stuff.

I have been working on some ruins by Amera Plastic Mouldings and cobbling together some old wrecks from cheap toy cars.

Inspired by Across The Dead Earth's terrain and pictures from Chernobyl, I have decided that some overgrown ruins are in order for my post apoc settings. Starting with the Amera stuff and later on re-working my older models.

First up is Amera's Z211 Bombed out building.

I based the model on a cork floor tile. The model was painted with textured paint. The base areas where covered in sand and grit. Bits of cork was added to the base for the lumps of shattered concrete effect.

The ruin was primed with cheap grey car primer. Various shades of light grey was dry brushed over the ruin. The drybrushing was worked up in shade until a near white shade was used. The base was painted brown and dry brushed grey. Various brown washes where used to tone the whole thing down.

Graffiti and posters where added and they where given brown washes to make them look old and tired.

Interior parts where painted different colors to breakup the grey. Various bits of foliage and static grass was added.

Next up is Amera's F224 Building Ruins.

The ruin was cut out and trimmed before assembly. When assembled the ruin was glued to a cork tile. Rubble and sand was added. The ruin was painted as the previous one.

Foliage was added to make it look old and overgrown.

The inside. The floor had cork tile added too.

Next up is some wrecks built from cheap toy plastic cars. The where distressed and had the odd wheel removed & windows cracked. They where sprayed with red oxide primer. The windows & head lamps where then painted light grey. They where given black and grey washes. The windows got a green wash to give them that algae covered look. Static grass was added to give them a overgrown look.

The car park. 

This car was another cheap store find. It was too rubbish to use as a conversion. Various holes covered with stickers have been turned into battle damage. I painted the insides and painted the exterior the same as the others. Plant life was added inside too. 

That is all for now. Thanks for looking. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Wasteland Wondering

  Hello and welcome once again to another Wasteland Wondering. It has been a while since my last blog post and I thought I needed to sign in to show you all that I am still alive and that the rigours of the wastes has not gotten the better of me. 

Life has been pretty busy once again over the last few weeks. A close realtive has been in hospital again. The poor guy has spent most of the year in hospital. I hope those wasteland qwacks heal him soon. 

In addition to this my wasteland rig has been going into limp mode regularly. The car has been into two mechs who gave up on it. It resulted in me hunting the problem down and sorting myself. I bet Immortan Joe doesnt have these problems! Maybe I should have had them thrown into the mutant pit?! 

This car has also had it's mot this week forcing me to commute in the foul weather on the bike. For the non Brits out there the mot is a annual saftey check required by law on all vehicles over 3 years old. The car has had a little suspension work and now rides sweet. I am looking forward to further maurading around the wastes in it. Next up will be the old bike for a mot. 

Speaking of maurading about we sometimes visit castles and places of natural beauty. Would these places be of interest to the readers of this blog? 

Fear not. During all this madness I got some hobby stuff done in the form of some plastic Amera terrain items. I got them prepped and I have even managed to finish one. I hope to get some posts up soon. 

I follow the From the Wastes blog  who can also be found on Twitter and Facebook. He posted up a link to a novel by Benjamin Wallace. 

Post Apocalyptic Nomad Warriors is a mix of Mad Max, Steel Dawn and several other PA sources with a little bit of the strangeness that the Fallout series has produced. The novel is a little tongue in cheek and sends up the genre. It gave me a few belly laughs. There is some wonderful dialogue between the characters. I recommend the book. So much so I have just bought the next book Knights of the Apocalypse which is just as much fun. 

I have also been playing a game called Fallout Shelter on my tablet. This is a fun little simulation where you have to grown and build your own vault. Whilst not hardcore Fallout I found it entertaining. 

Speaking of which I was wondering why someone hasn't reworked the original Fallout titles so they can be played on Tablets and smart phones? I loved those games and I would pay to be able to play them again. If you feel the same post it up on social media. Hopefully we can get someone out there to sit up and sort it! 

That's all for now so I will bid you farewell & good luck out in the wastes. 

Thanks for reading.