Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Town Planning

I woke this morning to the news of the bombs in Boston last night. There are no words I can use to try to explain why someone would choose to do such a thing. All I can say is that my thoughts prayers and best wishes are with the victims. As I am sure all ours are.

Before I start the town planning I had to do a couple of running repairs on the boards. Nothing major, just a bit more glue and clamped to hold it in place. Just letting you know that sometimes it does not go to plan.  Mostly it does, but just sometimes it needs to be given a little more encouragement than normal!

I have finally started the little fishing village I want on the BBIB boards for Broadside. Given the scale (1/2400th) the buildings would be really quite small. Modern buildings such as sky scrapers, shopping centres and the like would be much larger. Temples and Palaces of any period would also be larger, but as the fishing village would not need any palaces or warehouses or other buildings of that size. This being the case I went for the simplest solution. That solution was to cut triangular section plastic rod into random short lengths to represent the roofs of the cottages. If I had different triangular sections I would have used them, but as I did not and as the fishing village is not a very major part of the boards I am not concerned.

The second stage has been to add thicknesses of card (Grey board) underneath the roofs to turn them into buildings. As my Grey board is 3mm thick and quite the thickest card I currently own they have started to look a little uniform. I am sure I can overcome that by positioning and applying colour. As soon as the rain stops here I will spray them ready for painting.

As you can see to the right creating towns in this scale is not particularly challenging. This was achieved simply as I put them down to dry. Once roads/tracks and possibly gardens have been indicated I suspect it will start to look more torn like. If the weather holds I should get some more done in the next couple of days.

That's todays very brief work in progress update for the BBIB boards. Thanks for reading and I'll do my pre Salute post on Friday. Maybe my shopping list, or items I want to look at.

So until Thursday, take care and be kind to yourselves! All the best Clint.

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    1. I will mate. I know this is not the most exciting of posts, but no point in forcing it!

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  2. Nearly there, the end must at least be in sight now.

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    1. Nearly there? Surely you jest. It's in sight but there is still a lot of tunnel and not so much light at the moment.

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  3. Loads of work ahead for you it seems. Hoping you have some good weather ahead!

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    1. Forecast is good for tomorrow. So perhaps I'll crack on.

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  4. Keeping it going is the most important (and sometime hardest!) thing about any project, so kudos to you Clint!

    Will you be at the bloggers meet at Salute? if so, I hope to see you there!

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    1. Cheers mate. And yes I will be at Salute for the bloggers meet. (You have been warned!!!)

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    2. I just remembered this:
      http://bleaseworld.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/sprue-town-complete.html

      been saving up sprue to make a couple for a loooong time now; thought it might help

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    3. To be honest I have already seen it, but I do appreciate you showing me as well. Thanks CmNash.

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  5. Should look good when it's all finished. Can't wait to see it in play at Broadside :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. it's 5 am this morning and I needed a little push to get me going. You have just provided it so thanks!

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  6. I know the feeling about the boards and I am sure they will look the Dogs danglies once finished and I am trying to get the terrain sorted for Partizan. So mush to do, so little time.

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    1. Your very kind words are appreciated.

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