Martian Fortified Manor/Villa & Martian city docks:
So as we all either sit at home under lockdown or are on weird hours/shifts due to the type of work we do to keep things running. We should at least try to catch up on projects.
So a project that has been sat on the shelf for years has made a little more progress this week. Based on the original artwork from the original Space 1889 and early fan work I've added a watch tower and more walls.
This part of the project will hopefully been done before the end of the month. I've the gun pod and cloadship cradle to complete and painting. The major second part is the centre back living quarters pod to create yet. Then add vegetation to the gardens.
Planning on a board with terrain pieces is fun and the pencil has been busy.I've come to a halt on the docks at the moment as ttcombat has shut their doors due to beer flu as soon as they are back open more orders we come.
So when I was given the word that I'd likely be put on furlough but be expected to attend emergency call out. I looked at the pile of unfinished projects and said to myself...……………...lets start something new rather than finish off what I already have in progress.
I know I know fatal move but I did have a glass of wine in my hand at the time.
Lots to do to finish them but its a start.
So the long planned Martian canal docks has done into swing. A 4 by 6 multi level board. Almost impossible to store and carry. But what is life without a challenge ;)
So while I was at it I cut two further 4 by 6 boards for the future. Still early days but it's at least at start.
The kit am turning into a wheel house/granary on the canal front. As you will know am keen on pushing water power technology that the Canal Priests maintain with their knowledge of the "old ways".
Along with this I bought in some more mdf from TT Combat,War Bases UK and Blotz Terrain. Unfortunately TT has now suspended trading on government advice with the Beer Flu. However some of the family run companies are still trading and if you can please support them during this time by buying a few things. We don't want companies without vast resources to go under. The hobby has come so far over the last ten years with the growth of independents and it would be a great lose to see the progress reversed.
Over the last two months I added more to my Syrtis Major buildings. The docks are planned to provide a canal level for the city. The buildings for the streets above. But depending how I finish it may also be able to double for other wealthy cities. But Shatapsh will have their own set if plans go ahead without forced change. Am still going with the different regions of Mars are different colour schemes based on the rock/sands colours to avoid a bland look. Oh and it makes more work for me ;) lol
I even managed to kit bash some left over bits from a balsa wood catapult into a simple crane for the docks last night. I haven't done so much in ages ;)
Thank you for
sticking with the blog I know there hasn’t been on there this year. Not unlike
other years. But life hit me around the head with a nuclear submarine sized
baseball bat at the start of this year. I’m no longer with my better half and
as you would expect this put the hobby to the back burner with other projects.
The 1:1 scale character building fared a bitter better as it takes less
physical effort to make things and acquire, if not just as expensive.
But as they say
onwards and upwards. I’m restarting as many old projects as possible and hope
more posts will come in 2020.
So let me wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.
May your God,
Gods or Richard Dawkins go with you.