Hooray! New post! It's taking me waaay longer than expected to paint anything these days. Not because I've lost my paint mojo or anything, but due to pure real life issues.
To make it up to you, I'll try this post to be worth the delay. I've been building the main front facade of the mining town. It all was too plain, so I started to add tubes, plumbing and stuff:
|A slight touch of colour|
|You can barely notice any difference, but there are some hours of work from the other pic to this one|
The process is painfully slow. Work, children, life, etc. left me scarce minutes from time to time. This is the perfect example. Here you can see all the progress I could make in two whole days:
|I sticked two matches. All. I. Did. I mean it. For. Two. Days|
|Then the awning took me another three stupid days|
To bring this board to life I knew I had to add tons of absurd details. I used anything I had at hand.
|These are lollipop sticks|
|You guess what I'm trying here?|
|Right, a nice terrace|
So this was the aspect of what I was getting:
|Ahhh, way too clean. Something must be done...|
Weathering and dirt!
|The hard part here is not to overdo it|
Do you remember what I tried (back in this post) about the prayer flags? I think I found a place for them:
|I hope they don't look too festive|
Yet more details!
I'm aware I'm on the verge of building not a gaming board, but a dollhouse. It's something I have to remember from time to time. In the pic above, the table is just a standard 25mm base with some sticks. The bottle is part of a set by Green Stuff World and the rug is but printed paper (you may want to revisit this post to know more).
A friend kindly provided me some 3D printed pieces which I can certainly use here:
|Not pretty sure of what is this|
|But I can make a... street lamp? Long range scanner?|
|Who knows! Who cares!|
So, with some details here and there I came to this final result:
|All these weeks just for a facade|
But this cannot be considered a town if there are not any people around!
|Find a crew, find a job, keep flying|
|Dirty posters and dirty rugs|
|Sticking posters there inside was kinda challenging|
|I wanted to add more stuff here, but it had to be playable, remember?|
|The weirdos are following miss sunshade|
|Maintenance of those antennae is tricky!|
|Apart from the sand on the MDF board, I consider the facade finished|
The pics really don't show the time invested here, but I don't care that much, as I'm enjoying myself. So well, what's next?
I think I'll paint some minis or anything smaller, so I don't disappear from the blogosphere for another month, but...
|...this other facade looks unbearably empty now, doesn't it?|
Let's see how long does it take!