Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cityboard street furniture and accessories

I took some pics today of the cityboard with some street furniture and accessories. Some are from model RR sets, some from toy playsets.

The jersey barriers in the background are plaster castings from an ice cube tray.
Pic above and below shows some model RR accesories.

This is some plastic fencing I bought online a few years ago.

Pic above shows one of the back lots.
Pic above shows the street blocked. The traffic cones are marking some casualties I made from Clix figures. There is an excellent article on how to make these casualties on the Combat Zone Chronicles Website.

One of the AT43 containers. I love these things.
More accessories with one of the Clix casualties. I based my casualties on a piece of clear plastic.
Pic above shows a police checkpoint. I drilled bullet holes into the signs and barriers.
Pic above shows another angle of the fencing. I think it really adds a lot of impact to the table. The warehouse now looks fortified. I could see this stout metal fence being pretty effective against zombies.
Another shot of a back lot.
Different angle.
Another back lot shot with a casualty.

That's it for now. I didn't do too much today hobbywise. Was feeling a little sick, and spent a lot of time helping the wife with projects at the new house. I did manage to mostly build a dumpster, made from a piece of a plastic plantation blind. My wife bought some plantation blinds a while back, and when she cut them to size she saved me a bunch of the excess plastic slats. It's a very nice, 3mm thick plastic. I hope to have the dumpster finished with pics this weekend. 

Thanks for looking. 


Jay said...

The scenery is coming along nicely, Joe. Maybe a scraggly dog or two might be seen darting done an alley when the action cranks-up.

The Angry Lurker said...

Everything is great but the fencing is brilliant, so many uses....

Vampifan said...

As I keep on saying, it's the little detials that can bring a game board to life. You're well on the way there, Joe.

Brummie said...

Indeed devil is in the details. That fencing looks great. Nice use of an ice cube tray for the Jersey Barriers

Zombie Ad said...

The devil really is in the detail. Fantastic work Joe and really inspiring me to crack on with my street furniture etc.

Zabadak said...

The street furniture really looks goodand brings the whole thing to life. Casualties always enhance the scenjc effect too.

Great layout

Luckyjoe said...

@Jay: Thanks. That's a great idea on the dogs. I have a few I can use, even.

@Fran: Thanks. I really like the fencing. I can't remember where it came from now. I think it was one of the toy soldier sites. Really inexpensive, too.

@Vampifan: Thanks, I consider you the Detail King so I'm pleased to hear you say so.

@Brummie: Thanks. One of the nice things about the barriers is they are cast in hydrostone and durable as hell.

@Zombie Ad; Thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing your work.

@Zabadak: Thanks. I've got some more stuff to add. Some of the street furnishings are paper, I'll probably replace them with scratchbuilt stuff eventually. And I need to make more casualties.

Lord Siwoc said...

Could you give me a link to the "victims" of clix?

It is looking absolutely great!!

Luckyjoe said...

@Lord Siwoc: Thanks. Here you go:

Zombie Ad said...

Cool, thanks for the link sir.

Paul´s Bods said...

Cracking!!!!! It looks very very good.

Luckyjoe said...

@Paul: Thanks very much. I got a little more work done today. I hope to put up some pics tomorrow.

The Extraordinarii said...

Coming along real nice Joe, those street bits and pieces really elevate your layout to a good standard, If you remember where you got your fencing please post us a link, it looks so good!

Luckyjoe said...

@The Extraordinarii: Thanks very much. This fencing is great stuff and very inexpensive. I got it from Toy Soldiers Depot, it looks like its out of stock, now. I had posted a link to it on Lead Adventures forum. Someone must have bought it out.