Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A gallery of devastation

I have been neglecting my blog of late largely because my time is taken up with various projects. During the day I am working on images at work (things are going very well), and when I get home I have a ton of models to complete for the upcoming double feature Rocketman campaign. I have mentioned some of these projects in previous posts, but others are secrets (designed to add novelty to the games) and others are just plain mundane.

For the last week or so, whilst watching/listening to 'Jeeves and Wooster' on You Tube, I have been working on ruins for RM6.2 ‘The Battle of Wadi Suhib’. Set in the hills and valleys of Northern Afghanistan in 1936, this large and complex skirmish game takes place in a bombed out village in a high mountain pass... with tanks. I have built twelve bombed out buildings thus far, of which nine are completed, a broken water tower and a number of individual walls and piles of rubble. Here below is a short gallery of those buildings which are finished. They are built from card, wood scraps and cork (the cork is the brick work). They are painted with artists acrylics as all my gouache colours are at work at the moment.

I shall probably require twice as many ruins as I currently have, but since models of this size take up room, I doubt I shall make any more buildings. The rest of the table top will be filled with wall elements and rubble. Seeing the models laid out is quite inspiring. I feel an urge to buy Daleks and run a 'Battle of Skaro' game.

4 comments:

Grimsby Mariner said...

I like them a lot. Very nice models made with gaming in mind. excellent.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Looks very neat !!!

Uncle Peter said...

Very nice, going to be an interesting game, wish I could join in. Did you get 2 E-bay links from me some time back? Just as I havn't heard from you in a while.
How are the kids? (some pictures maybe?)

moif said...

Yes, thanks