Thursday, 13 November 2014

A wagon for a merchant (Pt.1)

While the scenery grows, I cannot but keep on the side projects regarding this little insanity ;)
(Yup, my mind scatters again and I need to be involved in too many things at the same time)

I purchased some cool items from Sarissa Precision a couple of weeks ago. Seriously, the stuff there is awesome. You will be seeing it all, but for the moment let me begin with this... unexpected model.

'And what the hell is this' I hear you ask
You remember this guy?

Abdul Gosherian
You saw him last week alongside other guys. Well you saw him if you came here. If not, that's why I put the link :P
That merchant needs something else, doesn't he? If he is to be a proper pedlar, he for sure needs a local shop. I thought that a wagon should fit in well. Sarissa have a couple of Gipsy wagons which are wonderful, I was really tempted, but I finally opted for this smaller one from the Victorian ranges, I guess it works fine as well.

'And this is leading to...?' I hear now ;)
I had this silly idea in mind of merchants in Old West movies, selling miscellaneous stuff from town to town. I thought it would be funny if I depicted this guy in that way, but with a slight ethnical touch.
But of course this wagon is no good for sci-fi settings at all!... Not at all? What if, instead of horses, I find a few tyres and a couple of other random pieces and mix them all?

Your scepticism is still justified, just give me some more time...
I needed to extend the axle because the tyres are too big to fit beneath the chassis. I think I still need to add some more stuff, but nothing apart from tiny details for it to be more Rogue Trader oriented. Haven't decided yet. I'll put some paint on it first and will see what it needs as I'm on it...

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  1. It looks like a lot of work to even get it to the stage you have shown in the photos above. Glued or snap fit? I am guessing it's needs both.

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    1. Well, it needs a little bit work, but it's not complicated at all, the good thing of all Sarissa Precision designs is that they are pretty intuitive :)
      I have an idea of what colours I'll be using, let's see how it evolves...

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  2. Don't look now, but you're going to need a cyborg horse to pull the wagon!

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    1. Hahaha, shhhh, don't give me more bad ideas! :D

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  3. Will make a great set of wheels to scoot about in.

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    1. Yup, I'm not entirely sure of how all this will look when I put along the pieces, but I guess the chunkier, the better :P

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