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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #330 on: September 01, 2020, 03:53:19 PM »
Are they stiff, or do they have some bend to them? I need some rivers, but haven't been feeling much inspiration on that front. I'd probably go with acrylic mat type construction if I did it myself, just for the flex, though it makes little sense for a river to flow up and over a hill  ::)

I don't mind pricey if they get the job done and it isn't something I'm just dying to make myself.

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #331 on: September 01, 2020, 05:26:14 PM »
Are they stiff, or do they have some bend to them? I need some rivers, but haven't been feeling much inspiration on that front. I'd probably go with acrylic mat type construction if I did it myself, just for the flex, though it makes little sense for a river to flow up and over a hill  ::)

I don't mind pricey if they get the job done and it isn't something I'm just dying to make myself.
They are made from a stiff, rubber-like material, so they do have some flex to them. 

Like you, I feel that the time I save building my own toxic rivers is well worth the price. 

I paid full price for them, but after receiving them I noticed that Miniature Market had them on sale for 2/3rds regular price.  Doh!

I hope Syrinx0 was able to take advantage of the sale.  Yesterday, when I looked at Miniature Market they had only one more set in stock.


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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #332 on: September 01, 2020, 11:26:31 PM »
I hope Syrinx0 was able to take advantage of the sale.  Yesterday, when I looked at Miniature Market they had only one more set in stock.
I nabbed one when they had seven.  Seems they owe you for an assist for sales.  lol
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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #333 on: September 03, 2020, 06:26:44 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, Koyote. I'm going to keep an eye open for any sales or discounts in the future. Full price is a bit steep when compared to buying River sets from Battlefield Terrain Concepts. I'll probably just go that route in the next month or so.

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #334 on: September 03, 2020, 07:39:33 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, Koyote. I'm going to keep an eye open for any sales or discounts in the future. Full price is a bit steep when compared to buying River sets from Battlefield Terrain Concepts. I'll probably just go that route in the next month or so.
I recommend that you keep an eye out for GF9 sales. 

I just checked Miniature Market.  They now have 6 of these rivers in stock and are selling them on sale for $40.  I don't know what they charge for shipping, but their FAQ says that they will provide you with a quote.

Battlefield Terrain Concepts sells 5 feet of rivers pieces that are 2.5" wide for $43.  The river banks are covered in flock, which to begin with looks good, but over time the flock will fall off, creating a mess wherever you use the terrain and in your terrain storage box.

GF9 sells 6 feet of river pieces that generally vary in width from 4" to 5" for $60 ($40 at Miniatures Market).  Since the GF9's toxic river's banks are not covered with flock they will produce less mess, have less visible wear and tear, and can be repaired easily with a bit of paint.

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #335 on: September 14, 2020, 04:12:53 PM »
I finished painting my Rad Zombies.

TNT Rad Zombie aren't supernatural, Night of the Living Dead zombies, but are rather humans infected with a peculiar form of radiation sickness that makes them zombie-like.  With this in mind I purchased Pig Iron Productions' Infected models and painted their flesh with a mix of GW's Rakarth Flesh and Kislev Flesh with greenish grey shading.  The tones and the shading are a bit subtle, so they did't come across in the photo very well.

TNT's fluff states that "[l]egend has it that most rad zombies are Last Americans irradiated during the Great Fall."  As such, I am comfortable using the model in the mini-skirt and the model in the blue hospital gown.  The latter is open in the back so clearly rad zombies have no sense of modesty.




My TNT table represents an ruins of a downtown neighborhood where once stood some the city's oldest buildings, like Seattle's Pioneer Square.  In keeping with this, I picture the footbridges over my toxic river as something you would see in city park designed by the American landscape architect, Fredrick Olmsted.   Any wooden bridges would have burned up in the nuclear firestorm or rotted away over time.  Conversely, since stone structures built in early 20th century were built to last, I can envision some of them surviving the centuries, more or less, intact.

The design of TT Combat's Stretto Bridge match my vision for these bridges.  I was a bit concerned that the arch wouldn't be wide enough, but you can see it crosses the narrow sections of the river with room to spare, and the abutments lie flat on the table.  It's a good thing too, because I bought a 3-pack.  :) 

« Last Edit: September 14, 2020, 06:08:49 PM by Koyote »

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #336 on: September 14, 2020, 05:36:24 PM »
Nice work on the zombies. They look good.

I look forward to seeing the bridge painted. How are you going to finish them.

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #337 on: September 14, 2020, 05:42:17 PM »
Well, that bridge really does the trick!

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #338 on: June 19, 2021, 08:47:36 PM »
Really great thread and the scenery looks fantastic

just wondering if you answer a mundain question regarding tree brands

particularly the ones on the left as i've been looking for both and can't find anything with trunks and both of these look ideal




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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #339 on: July 05, 2021, 08:37:14 PM »
Really great thread and the scenery looks fantastic

just wondering if you answer a mundain question regarding tree brands

particularly the ones on the left as i've been looking for both and can't find anything with trunks and both of these look ideal
My apologies for the late reply.

I'm not 100% certain, but think that the trees on the left are spruce trees from Bachmann's Scene Scapes line.  All the trees I use for scenery are made my manufacturers of model railroad scenery.  Other manufacturers you should look into are Woodland Scenics, Grand Central Gems, and JTT.

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #340 on: July 05, 2021, 09:06:32 PM »
Thanks certainly looks close enough to give it a go :)


Offline Askellad

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #341 on: May 18, 2022, 09:04:09 PM »
Love your work especially the Map!

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Re: This Is Not A Test Koyote
« Reply #342 on: May 20, 2022, 03:57:59 PM »
You've got a whole lot of great stuff. Impressive to the point where I am looking for some of those models. 23 pages of wow so far. Good job.

 

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