Sunday, 1 January 2012

Whats the Vintage on those grapes.....2012?

First lets start with a Happy New Years to everyone.  Lets have a great 2012.  Now that the greetings are out of the way lets talk about why your all here.  Below you can see the next section of the board I have been working on, yeah I have worked my entire holiday off from school.  I love it though so its as much play as it is work.  The section below is not finished I still have some work of do on a few small things. In the upper most section of the picture you can see the farm.  Basically I am working my way around the board.  Leaving the centre town as the final major feature.

 (Below) you can see the from of the workshop.  I decided to do a wall in area with a concrete type paddock - here I though I would put some industrial supplies (barrels, pallets, timber).

In this picture below you can see the vineyard I designed.  These are spaced wide enough for minis between the rows, but also each section is removable so you have the added room for larger style bases, again each feature is designed with game play in mind, first and foremost.  What do you think of the bases - colouration?

 The next three photos illustrate more of the paddock next to the workshop.  The highlights are the added gates, the box hedges, and the paint work it self.

As you can see below I added in some taller grass sections.  Now the issue I have with grass mats is the seams where they join and the additional board edge seems tend to be overwhelming at the best of times.  My solution - tank and truck tracks.  Not only are the tracks in the seams there is additional tracks to draw the eye in all directions and once again away from the board seams.

These two pics are meant to cover something I started to talk about the other day (in my blog).  The wooded section here is near complete - small area in the gap still to finish.  The trees are based and magnetized - in addition the bocage along the road edge in complete.  Bridge is installed, however like all the buildings on the board its 100% removable.

Finally, just an overview of progress to this point. I would ballpark the board at 47.657% complete.  As mentioned the town is a major area to tackle (orange sections). The beach is needing some TLC and then its the details. I suspect that details will take me about 1 week total.  I am shooting to be done by end of Jan.  So you know what that means.  Time for another one?

Lets see some comments, good bad or otherwise.