Friday, January 30, 2015

Shanty Town, Generator, and Power Pylon.

The shanty town is really coming together. I only have two more smaller buildings to convert and paint and it should be complete. After that I want to work up a bunch of incidental terrain pieces to go with it: barricades of scrap metal, catwalks, rusted burn barrels, crates and boxes, etc.

Here are some pics of the buildings together in a scene to give an idea of what the end result should look like. I am going for a really cramped and fortified town look for this. I might end up needing to make more buildings from scratch to expand the town and do some walls as well. But that's for another day...

Here are some pics:

Here are some pics of the power generator and power pylon I built. If they look familiar it is because they are made to look like the Quantum Gothic generator and pylon. I made these because at the time they had been out of business and I was unable to buy them. I liked the design so much I decided to build them myself. Apparently they are now back in business again. I hope to pick up their generator now that it is available again to add to mine. Mine is much bigger than the one they offered because I had a plastic container that was the perfect shape...just bigger.

Here they are:

Here is my pylon in raw plastic before I painted it:

More to come!


  1. Looks really good! Quick - and slightly daft question - what have you used for the "ground"? It looks like some sort of fabric, but I can't quite make out what type of fabric it is?

  2. The ground mat is plush felt. I took a mid tone brown piece and sprayed it lightly with an orange floral tone spray. I then sprayed random patches with black spray paint for burned patches of grass and highlighted them with a light spray of white for the ashes.

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