Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sprue Town - complete...


After watching Doctor Zhivago (during which, in an ad break, I'd undercoated Sprue Town), I decided to see whether I could slap some paint on it so it looked vaguely Aegean (after a quick Google of Turkish Aegean village...). With the judicious use of a fan heater to speed drying along it's now finished. I have resisted the temptation to paint doors, city gates etc as this is only supposed to be a bit of representational terrain not a scale model.

It did occur to me that this use of sprue could work for seaside buildings for Man O'War etc, as well as numerous native dwellings on Earth, Mars and maybe even underwater. SWMBO is impressed as it didn't actually cost anything other than a bit of paint and glue...

11 comments:

  1. Brilliant! You have no idea how many ideas this has given me.......;-)

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  2. Great idea Steve- is that a CD its based on?

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  3. like it alot, that is a really good idea.

    Cheers.

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  4. Stunning, and also very quick work! - Wish my work rate was as high as that.....

    Amazing what can come out of the bits and bobs box - truly inspirational.

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  5. It really didn't take that long (inbetween the drying) as I only drybrushed over three basic colours, I think the trees took longest, even the odd terracota roofs took a couple of minutes.

    The town is based on an old CD, I would have gone with a more irregular shap cut from plasticard but couldn't find any thick enough.

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  6. Ooo!

    That's so cool. And very environmentally friendly too :O)

    Nice work Steve.

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  7. That is a great peice of terrain.

    double kudos!!

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  8. Wow, that looks really good. I never would have thought of using bits of sprue like that. I may have to try this out for making 3D campaign maps.

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  9. Super stuff! Nice variation between the plain and terracotta roofs

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  10. I really like this model, it looks great!
    I've attempted a similar spur model it's no way as good as yours though I am only a novice, checkout my blog though.

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