Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pallets and Acheson Creations cover

Hi, folks. I haven't much free time lately so I used some of it for small projects. Here's some of them. First up are pallets. I had seen some really nice ones on other peoples' blogs and they inspired me to make some of my own.
These were made from matchsticks and coffee stirrers. They are 1" x 1" and 5mm high. I made 15 of them. Took quite a while because I split the coffee stirrers into about 3mm boards. The boards were then glued onto 1" lengths of matchsticks, 6 or 7 on top and 3 on the bottom. They were based on this picture from a commercial pallet website.
Once assembled I painted them with MicroMark Age It Easy Brown for raw wood. This stuff is very cool. It's alcohol based and won't warp the thin pieces of wood used in this scale. Once that was dry I  sealed them with Testor's Dullcote.

Next up are some very cool Acheson Creations Accessories. I had seen these on another Zombie blogger's site and thought they were really cool. These have got to be one of the best kept secrets on the interweb, beautiful resin terrain for 50 cents to $1 each.
The pic above shows a 28mm Hasslefree mini with a "28mm scale cluster of oil drums" and "two tires and fuel drum".
Pic above shows 28mm Tire Stacks. I really like these.
Pic above shows the "Cluster of 3 Wheelie Bins" and "Debris Pile #1".
Here's more Wheelie Bins and "28mm scale pile of oil drums".

These are very nice quick pieces of terrain that will add realism and nice cover to your tabletop. You can't beat the price and if you follow the link to Acheson Creations Accessories, above, you will see that they have some 15mm, 20mm and 28mm terrain pieces as well. 

That's all for now. Thanks for looking.



17 comments:

Jay said...

Hi, Lucky: the scratched pallets are a nice touch, and a good use for matches. The other accessories are a just the place for a Zombie to hide behind.

Sean said...

They look good. I'll have to take more of a look at the 20mm stuff.

Adam said...

Nice stuff as always, Joe. I'm tempted to have a go at those pallets ad well, though I do have some WWG ones printed off.
Also a great share with the cheap terrain, will have to check that out as well.

Mecha Ace said...

Looking good Joe, and I'm liking those scratch built pallets

Michael Awdry said...

Wonderful work on the pallets and the terrain pieces are awesome.

Ray Rousell said...

Great work Joe, I'll echo everyone else, the pallets look very cool!!!

lrqan said...

Lovely work, bits of scenery like that make a huge difference to the asthetics of a game. Well done.

Vampifan said...

I like what you've done here, Joe. The pallets have come out exceptionally well. I use the ones made by WWG but yours look more realistic.

The Extraordinarii said...

Great stuff Joe, pallets are especially good.

The Angry Lurker said...

Lovely pieces and you can never have enough, I'm off to look at their 15mm stuff!

Lord Siwoc said...

Better pallets than the ones that I did, but the inspiration have been send on!

It looks really great Joe, well done!

Morbious said...

Excellent looking pallets. Very realistic. I thought matchsticks were only good for starting the grill. Kudos...

Luckyjoe said...

Hi, everyone. Thanks very much for the kind comments. And, Lord Siwoc, thanks very much for the inspiration. I couldn't remember where I had seen the pallets done.

Anne said...

Nice job on the pallets and those accessories are really cool looking and at a good price.

pulpcitizen said...

Very nice work on the pallets; if I find time I may have to steal that idea. :)

Allison M. said...

Acheson Creations' website could really use a sort-by-scale feature, but otherwise, pretty nice. What's their shipping like?

Luckyjoe said...

Hi, Allison. The shipping was $6 on a $9 order. I think it's a standard shipping charge for them up to a certain weight. The prices of the pieces was so low that I didn't mind the shipping, though. I got a lot of stuff $15.