Thursday, 1 January 2015

Building bridges for the new year

2015! New year, new projects... same resolutions, i.e. keep on painting and building stuff!

I hope everything is going well for everyone. Between nougat and marzipan I've sorted a way to keep on building scenery for Besenval Port. Houses of marzipan were a cool idea, but didn't work, I ended up eating all of them. So I went back to the Sarissa MDF buildings I had pending. I chose two bridges. The first one:

A bridge too far
The manufacture is wonderful. Solid, easy-building and utterly appealing. Couldn't resist this model. I covered all the vehicle transit surface with sand to depict the pave and painted the rest trying it to look awfully rusty.

Oldschool vehicles fit in perfectly
I thought that having one bridge would be enough. But then I saw this other model:

Sooo beautiful...
I thought of painting it with some more vivid colour, but then it wouldn't fit in the rest of the atmosphere. I extended the lenght of the bridge so it could fit my board, but apparently the addition looks well enough to pass unnoticed.

You understand me? How could I not get this beauty?
Modern vehicles might experience some troubles
This is how they look on the board:

Now you whistle the Bridge on the river Kwai
So 2015 is here, we are on bussiness again! My most immediate projects will involve (apart from this board, of course, which I hope to have ready for this year!) getting back to HeroQuest (stages 2 and hopefully 3... shhh... I'll explain in time...), recovering that gem which is Battlefleet Gothic (about time!) and I have a Hobbit project in mind, because something needs to be done after the pain of the Peter Jackson movies. Be sure to expect some board games too, of course, I'm not idle at all these days ;)

Happy New Year everybody!

Cheers

14 comments:

  1. Hi!

    Brilliant looking bridges there! I cant wait to see what else you put together for your cityscape and also really looking forward to seeing some Battlefleet Gothic too, it was a great game and I'm really kicking myself for not having bought up some fleets when I could as the ships seem to go for mental money these days making it a bit cost prohibitive for me to have a bash at (tempted to proxy it on the cheap though!)

    All the best!

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    1. I remember BFG as one of he greatest games I've ever played in its genre. I had both an Imperial and a Chaos fleet, but I've recently put my hands on an Ork fleet and I have serious plans for those tiny vessels :)

      Thanks! Happy new year! :D

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  2. Great work on rust !
    Happy New year Subber !

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    1. Thank you my friend! Happy new year! :)

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  3. Those two are fantastic, absolutely perfect. Weathered and worn out is a much more appropriate look than painted I think. Your civilian filled table is going to be wonderful, Im looking forward to seeing it.

    Happy new year!

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm afraid I have too many (absurd) ideas and I'm not able to fulfil all of them! I still have to put to an use the stuff you sent me! But I'm trying to be a busy bee...
      Happy new year!

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  4. This is just Awesome! I really love your bridges! Where can I get those?
    By the way, Happy new year!

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    1. Thank you! You might want to take a look at Sarissa Precision:
      http://www.sarissa-precision.com/
      But proceed under your own responsibility! I shivered when I saw my shopping basket! :D :D
      Happy new year!!

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    2. Well, you were absolutely right about that warning! But, I did what was the only right thing to do and yesterday night I ordered myself one pretty cool Canal Bridge, from Sarissa Precision.

      Hopefully I will start to produce something and also updating my own blogg.
      See you - Suber =)

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    3. I'd love to see your new works, you have some really ambitious, inspiring stuff on your blog, I'll keep an eye on it :)

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  5. Hey Suber; happy new year mate!! Those bridges look excellent and fit in great with your terrain!

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    1. Thank you! Happy new year to you too! :)

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  6. An awesome blog title for the occasion ... and a very happy new year to you Suber! ^_^

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