Wednesday, 2 February 2022

You Can Buy Anything IF You Can Find It - The Bazaar

If the first part of a project involved some vendors and goods to sell, then the second part of the project needed to be a location for them to do some selling. It's not the fantastic Necromunda market (although I will get round to doing that at some point). It's another creation build for me by Graham at Grimsforge - a bazaar with some little commercial units for my vendors to occupy.




Like the last buildings Graham built for me, I drew out the design and he brilliantly produced a model for me to paint.





I did make a little tweak by adding the ragged awning over the top of the original card structure, as I wanted a more weather-beaten feel.

The painting was the same tried and tested approach of adding colour then drybrushing everything with a pale brown and adding some rust streaks.






I kept all of the set dressing separate so I can use this as a warehouse, storehouse or similar if I want. The individual units look pretty cool when everything's added though!





The final element was to add an eye-catching sign. I scratchbuilt something that I was hoping would look like a hybrid between a motel sign and a retail park sign:


The sign is built from scraps of plastic sheet on a frame made from square plastic tubing. The letters were cut out from cereal box card.


And with that sign at the entrance, why wouldn't you want to visit to do a bit of shopping?!

24 comments:

  1. It's a perfect centerpiece with lots of uses in game while blending in nicely with the rest, in a narrative game this is one place yuo can go back to several times to.

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    1. It's a big piece of terrain, but as you say it has lots of uses and some nice playable elements like the stairs. I particularly like the different deel to the rear as well.

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  2. That must be where all the Mung Vases come from

    Brilliant stuff!

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    1. Special offer, out the back. Tell no-one where they came from 😉

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  3. An amazing center set piece. Your city is going to have so much life on the table. I can't wait to see some shots of it all put together for play!

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    1. I see it more as a provincial town than a city!! 😉

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  4. Another gorgeous build by Graham and painted just right to fit in with your existing settlement. Really like how your traders match so well too.

    When are we going to see a game being played on all of this!?

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    1. Thanks Dai! I really do need to get it all out on a table. The last game I played on it was in October 😕

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  5. Oh no, guessing Techpriest Zon didn't make it to this part of the city on his holiday.

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    1. Sadly Techpriest Zon got beaten up and had his money belt stolen before he managed to get to the bazaar!

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  6. A proper night market is a great addition to any distant colony! Graham is doing great work with your plans. I haven't built any scratch built structures in a while. Obviously it's past time. :)

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    1. Graham does fantastic work, I'm really pleased with how it's all working together. You definitely should find time to build something!

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  7. I'm so in love with this porject for so many reasons! Fantastic piece, truly inspiring.

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  8. That's an awesome structure: feeling the need to copy!

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    1. There's loads of scope for a whole host of bazaars full of little shops. Wouldn't it be fun to have entire table full?!

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  9. Wow! The finished setting looks incredible.

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    1. Really glad you like the final outcome 🙂

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  10. These are really nicely done. I like the 1950's motel/1980's mall sign too.

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    1. Thanks Will! Glad you like the sign - it was a pretty free-form creation.

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