My second box from Cresent Root Studios http://crescent-root.com/ arrived last week to round out my desert buildings and accessories for my Pulp Alley game. As I mentioned in my last post, I can't recommend these buildings enough, and Mark is absolutely a top notch guy to work with!
I picked up the market set and the fountain and couldn't be happier, they really look the business!
Below is a picture of model #28E1 (each building has a letter and a number to designate which series it's from, as opposed to an actual building "name" per se). This is the biggest building in the series and for what I'm trying to accomplish with this particular Pulp Alley game, it really doesn't fit - but I can see this building being the base for the evil villain in a future game though!
Building 28F1 is actually a series of four separate pieces packed as one set, which is great because it allows you to use the buildings as you want to create your own configurations. These are also the only buildings in the entire set that have a raised base.
When I realized these buildings had a raised base I immediately though "train platform", which was brilliant because I absolutely love a train as a backdrop (even though it has zero to do with game play - I think I got just as many compliments and inquiries on my Old West train as I did on the whole table for Dead Man's Hand at Historicon last year, and it did nothing but sit there and look pretty!). There's just something about a train I guess. Anyway, I lined everything together and then used a 4Ground 15mm Corduroy Bridge to extend the platform out a bit - I have another bridge I need to build that will end up extending the platform further. And of course need to find a period locomotive :)
I've been on quite an Indiana Jones kick lately, trying to get inspiration and ideas from the movies, books, and comics, and then remembered how absolutely brilliant the line of "Nice try Lao Che!" is while watching Temple of Doom (probably my favorite line in the entire series, followed closely by "I don't know, I'm making this up as I go" from Raiders) and thought "let's make a Lao Che Air Freight building". Easy enough. And why not paste a whole bunch of his logos on all the boxes? Done.
I ordered two more bags of palm trees and have got those painted and plates started for them. The palm leaves were painted with Army Painter Goblin Green, and the trunks with Vallejo Model Air Camo Light Brown. First three plates are almost completed, just need the second coat of the yellow flock. There is enough trees to probably make another 10 to 15 plates, so I'm going to be set on palm trees forever now!
I also finished re-painting a truck I picked up at a hobby shop years ago, have no idea of its actual scale but it fits nicely with the 28mm figures. It's one of those cars that will run across the floor when you pull it backwards to wind up the back wheels. Needs weathered and the hubcaps need either painted or dulled down somehow, as they are much to bright. But overall looks the part for a pulp game.
Also primed some mountain/hills I picked up off Ebay.
And got all the rest of my pulp figures primed and based - 72 figures to paint (yeah, right!).
Completed my first two leagues. Here is the "good guys" led by Hutton Kincaid IV. I've got this idea that it would be fun to create this fictional family so I'll be able to follow their adventures through the different eras. Below is my American Civil War Kincaid, Hutton the II, and peacekeeper of the Old West, Hutton the III.
|Hutton Kincaid II|
|Hutton Kincaid III|
The "bad guys" league led by Barnabus Perry and sidekick Amon Sighn.
Sometime in the future perhaps... Indiana Jones versus The Mummy?!
As always, thanks for looking!