Sunday, 10 October 2021

WHERE ARE WE GOING TO STAY ?

 As scenery is now part of the Apocalypse Me challenge, I thought I'd use this opportunity to add to my scenery range, as Salute isn't far away, and having more new scenery wouldn't be a bad thing.


The first piece I've created is the first of 3 dome tents, this one is closed, the other two I want to do will be open with internal details. I will be casting these with a core to keep the weight down, and also the price.


What camp site wouldn't be complete without a camp fire, I shall be casting these in translucent yellow, to make painting the flame element easier.

Both are now sat in mould boxes, ready to make the moulds, as is some bits that Roger has been waiting for ! 

This is actually my 300 th post, although 121 of those were originally posted on another blog, and this little blog of mine has now had 50,000 visits, a huge thank you to all who visit, and to all your comments over the years.

That's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

26 comments:

  1. Salute, rather you than me!

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    1. Will be the first show I've been to in over two years now, so hopefully will go well, but won't know until I try Simon.

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  2. Ooohhh... new scenery. Very nice Dave, and my best wishes for you at Salute. I would hope it would be packed full of customers for you to tempt.

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    1. Thank you Simon, I'm hoping there is a good attendance, but no way of knowing until the day ! LOL

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  3. Love the dome tent, that is a smashing piece, great detail on the zips! Good luck at Salute, I don't think I'll be attempting a show visit (be it wargaming, comic, theatre or concert), till early/mid next year at the earliest, but of course it's not my livelihood. so I really do wish you the very best, stay safe mate.

    Oh and sorry I wont be replying to this post till tomorrow as I'm watching Blakes 7 on forces TV at the moment!!! 😛😜

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Blake's Seven. Excellent stuff Roger. Which episodes are you watching..? I tend to re-watch the opening season myself, as its my fave by far. But there's some corking later stories too.

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    2. Thank you Roger, hoping to really wow with the two open ones, but did have fun with the details on this one. Can fully understand holding off on shows, but need to attend to keep my spot at Salute.
      Blake's 7 you say, never heard of it ! LOL
      He's watching season 2 Simon.

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    3. Episode 6 to be exact, if you don't get a move on Dave the Liberator will be destroyed before you even get your's out! 😉

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    4. I know mate, I watched it too ! LOL They are all sat in the mould boxes, and in silicone, should hopefully have the first cast done tomorrow.

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  4. John@justneedsvarnish10 October 2021 at 14:03

    Nice bits of scenery there Dave! :-) Are you going to try for a ripped/slashed version of the tent, a sort of before and after the zombies get there? Hope Salute goes well for you!

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    1. Thank you John, one of the version will involve a zombie, but will reveal more once it's done ! LOL
      I'm hoping so to John ! LOL

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  5. Nice work Dave, are going to Salute as a trader or a visitor? Either way enjoy 😊

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    1. Thank you Frank, will be at Salute as a trader, so hopefully there will be enough customers to make it worth while ! LOL

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  6. Beatuiful model, you really are a very talented chap. I would think that you could mold them in two pieces, sepearating the frams from the base? (but what do I know).

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    1. Thank you Joe, I try ! LOL The first one shown above will actually provide the core for the open ones, and like you mention there will be a separate base for the internal, I've almost finished the first one.

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  7. The tent looks excellent, Dave, and ready to be ripped to shreds by some eldritch horror LOL!

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    1. Thank you Matt, can't say I'd want to use a tent during a zombie apocalypse, and would rather have a solid structure ! LOL

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  8. Liking the new sculpts! Not seen a dime tent out there so I think you should do really well adding those to your inventory mate!

    Good luck at Salute!

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    1. Thank you Dai, been meaning to do this for ages, just got too distracted with my Star Wars project ! LOL Hope it will be worth it mate !

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  9. Great looking tent! Good luck with Salute, I would be going but it's of the few Saturdays I have to work, a bit disappointing!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, sorry to hear that you have to work, hopefully next year we will be able to say hi in person.

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  11. Congrats on 300 posts! That's awesome! I'm looking for my Apocalypse submission miniature, but I can't find the damn thing. It'll turn up somewhere!
    Oh, and I also like your blog and hope that it has a rapid increase in traffic density!

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    1. Thank you Keith, Hope you find the model you're looking for, I'm still trying to find some from my move, and that was over 2 years ago ! LOL
      Cheers mate, of all the spam comments I've received over the years it is most definitely, the politest and most complimentary ! LOL

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  12. Congrats on your blogging milestones! Those are both impressive feats. I always like to see something that can be used for post-apocalyptic terrain so I'm impressed by what you're working on too!

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    1. Thank you Jeff, I was shocked at how quick they came around ! LOL Do like doing scenery for post apocalyptic, so there will probably be more in the future.

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