Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The Workshop and the Mechs

I've painted up another pre-production adobe building from Fogou Models to add to my growing town. This time I've decided to theme it as a mechanic's workshop to give it some narrative and to inform the accessories.

Like the previous Fogou adobes, from the last couple of posts, this building is genre neutral, with minimal wall details. To make it fit into my setting and work as a convincing workshop I've added a corner pipe, vent, air conditioning unit, light and little lean-to (all Fogou accessories). I also added a Crooked Dice generator to the roof and the door sign from a short length of plastic strip.



It was suggested that a trade symbol would help identify the owner's profession. 
The spanner symbol was a very simple stencil that I cut out of a piece of masking tape. I think it does enough to reinforce the use of the building, and add some visual interest to the front section.
 
I painted all the accessories separate, gluing them on after I'd painted them.

This wall might be plain, but it shows off the lovely texture of the Fogou building.

Of course every workshop needs some mechanics. It's been a long time coming, but it was obvious that I needed to paint up some of the Colony 87 figures for this purpose (now under the ownership of Crooked Dice).

Mechanic Asa Stent and Junker Korl Feldspar


Expect to see this pair popping up any time I set up a photo shoot of a cargo area or similar!!


18 comments:

  1. Double win ! more excellent terrain and some of your own babies !
    That last pic is what it's all about really, it's just ten times better than the already great sum of individual values !

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    1. Thanks! It was really nice to get some more C87 figures painted up. Unfortunately with the latest Crooked Dice Kickstarter, I still haven't made much of a dent into the range :D

      Context is everything with scenic pics I think - and what could be better than two mechs working in the yard of their workshop, surrounded by junk?!

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  2. Really, really lovely. This is building up into a fantastic little town setting, pregnant with narrative possibilities. Love the texture on the buildings, and the muted but sci-fi sensibilities of the colour schemes on the figures.

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    1. Thanks very much! After doing a couple of slightly more generic houses, it occurred to me that I could easily customise each building to match to one or more owners. Once I figured that out, it was inevitable to try and tell the story!

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  3. Solid addition mate. Now you need a whore house, sandwich shop, pawn shop, pet store, etc.... ;)

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  4. This is great. I really like how rusted you make the metal additions to the exterior, it really gives a sense of dilapidation. Thanks for the tip on I painting all the accessories separate and gluing them on after.

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    1. Heavily rusted seems to be my default setting! I envisage there being a dry, possibly mildly corrosive atmosphere and limited knowledge of galvanising technology!

      Keeping them separate allows me to do the messy weathering without fear of mistakes, plus it means you can get to all the angles more easily.

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  5. Beautiful! I really like how atmospherical it looks, I find it inspiring for my own stuff!

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    1. Thanks Suber! Hopefully we can continue to inspire each other :)

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  6. Mechanic Asa Stent and Junker Korl Feldspar both look great!

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