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Author Topic: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley (updated April 30th)  (Read 5009 times)

Offline d phipps

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2018, 09:04:51 PM »
Fantastic work! THANKS for sharing.  :-*


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Offline Codsticker

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 06:23:46 AM »
Your are welcome Mr.Phipps, and thank you ;).

The table surface itself is nearly finished- just the runway itself needs to be 'paved'. My blog post follows the last week and a bit from this:

 
To this:


Many more pics documenting the work are on my blog.

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 09:41:06 AM »
Be it by luck or judgement,that's a bit clever.

By having the runaway diagonally across the board  you draw the eye, changing the focal point.Allowing the board edge to disappear,and the landscaping to have an equal billing. It's also storytelling before there's anything else on the board. ( the angle and the fact it stops short of being edge to edge straight away implies something that's been built into an existing landscape.)
Had you gone with a runway parallel to the edges,or edge to edge. You'd have still had something pretty but sterile .

In short like it alot  :D

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 10:40:49 AM »
Well, this is a great looking project, I'll follow this thread with great interest! Cheers!
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Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2018, 10:47:51 AM »
This is a fantastic piece of terrain, I like the look of the gras a lot. Very well done!

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 11:36:27 AM »
Really nice work. I agree, the angled airstrip works very well.

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2018, 05:29:05 PM »
Great stuff & a cracking blog too  :D

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2018, 05:55:22 PM »
Thank you guys- the compliments are very appreciated.
By having the runaway diagonally across the board  you draw the eye, changing the focal point.Allowing the board edge to disappear,and the landscaping to have an equal billing. It's also storytelling before there's anything else on the board.
Well, funny as it may sound, I am making art as much as a wargames table. Sometimes when I look at these projects, I ask myself: "What would that look like on my wall?"

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2018, 06:34:35 AM »
Thank you guys- the compliments are very appreciated.Well, funny as it may sound, I am making art as much as a wargames table. Sometimes when I look at these projects, I ask myself: "What would that look like on my wall?"

This had never occurred to me (model railways being a bit heavy for such things) but it is an excellent idea: storage and decoration solved in one easy move.

Your runway would easily be long enough for an Autogyro for your hero/evil mastermind to escape in...

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2018, 06:30:56 PM »
The runway is done which means that the table itself is done. Now I just have a few more elements to add in the form of another structure and some scatter terrain.



 A few more pictures and words on my blog.

Offline Featherstone

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2018, 06:51:13 PM »
Impressive and certainly photogenic work!

I’ve enjoyed your blog-posts on the other tables as well... what’s your storage solution for all of them?

Offline d phipps

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2018, 12:00:44 AM »
Wow, that's looking great!  :-*

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2018, 12:07:41 AM »
Lovely groundwork  :-*

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2018, 12:25:31 AM »
That’s wonderful, the cracking of the concrete looks the business but I really like the subtle little touches, likecthe crumbling of the concrete at the end.
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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2018, 12:33:58 AM »
Its just unfortunately falling short for me.- If only you'd made it for right hand drive. ;D

All the same nicely done.

Mark.