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Offline McMordain

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2021, 06:52:45 PM »
Phenomenal work so far.  :)

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2021, 09:14:30 PM »
Cheers :)

Well, I did get the pigment I so desperately needed, but I'll have to experiment with the composition a bit more, because it's tinted ever so slightly more green than the previous batch, but it was the closest they had (they were even completely out of the pastel colour I used previously  :-X ).

At least I have a full 100 grams of the stuff now; that'll last me about 50 pieces, so I'm guessing I'm good for this project at least... :D

However; as someone said a lot better than me: 'and now, for something completely different'.

I made a start on the road sign I want to do, hanging over the road. I made the graphic design for it last night, but I won't be showing it, as it'll probably become a waterslide transfer, so it will be part of the big reveal.



This picture is what I'm going with.

It's a nice, sturdy construction that will probably be able to survive whatever apocalypse befals my gaming setting. I will most likely stick with the rusted appearance in the picture, even though my table is more of a Nevada desert. Still; I'lll chalk that up to the decay after 'the event', as it has not been maintained ever since.

The sign will also be suitably weathered, and will most likely sport some grafitti appropriate to the setting.





20mm survivor and car for scale purposes... ;)

Oh, and the post has a magnet in the bottom, for easy storage and possibly swapping out for something a bit more... Australian for instance (that Ford Falcon is not in the picture by accident after all).

It'll be as easy as simply making a reversed sign, and if I restrain myself with the markings on the road surface, I can turn this piece into a left-hand drive road before you can say Mad Max!  8)
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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2021, 06:32:07 AM »
You’ve made really concrete progress  :D

Seriously, love the detailing on the foot of the overhead sign post

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2021, 01:38:06 AM »
Brilliant stuff mate! Incidentally I lived  rather near that roadway,I believe to the left should be the Cammeray Golf Club,that was 35 years ago...
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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2021, 09:33:58 PM »
Well, a bit of a surprise this evening. As I was waiting for a pour to be ready for demoulding, I took to browsing the webs for inspirational pictures of, you guessed it, more concrete, when I came across this BoLS article detailing the building of a miniature bridge of actual concrete!  :o

The lengths these guys went to are pretty impressive, and was really in awe until the point where they started painting the whole thing and ruined it in my eyes.
So, pro tip: watch it up to 10:25 and no further... ;)



They were working in quite a larger scale than I am right now, (20mm), and the angles of the ramps are way off (a space issue, obviously), but their methods are really relevant to my current interests for sure... 8)
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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2021, 10:43:58 PM »
where are you going to get a 20mm scale cement mixer?

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2021, 09:30:26 AM »
lol

I'm working on that, but I think the tiny volume plus the very rapid drying time of the plaster do not make for a very reliable combination... :D

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2021, 08:44:03 AM »
Fantastic! I love your progress! 8)

I'm keeping an eye on this as I think it would be great for my Judge Dredd/Mega-city One project.

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2021, 10:13:06 PM »
Some more progress today on the overhead road sign.

I've completed the basic 'steel' construction, in styrene/ABS. Left to do is make (what remains of) the lights on the front bar, plus their wiring, some additional detailing and the sign itself. I've already printed a 1:1 version of it, for fitting purposes, but I won't be showing the sign just yet; that'll be part of the final result ;)  However; I also still need to make one out of plasticard.

And that's not as simple as taking a suitably sized piece of plasticard; signs like these are built up of loads of smaller pieces, and I want one or two of those to have come loose and/or dropped to the road below.

By the way; it's very hard to find an actual picture of these signs from the back! I'm making do now with some examples from other countries, as I was unable to google a suitable photograph... ::)







If you notice that the construction is somewhat wonky, you are correct. I've intentionally fitted the arm to the pole at a slightly skewed angle, to emphasize its delapidated state some more.

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2021, 10:30:07 PM »
This is absolutely magnificent!  I'm in  :o

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2021, 11:58:04 PM »
Try google maps with the imagery and you can pan around to see the back of signs.  Great work!

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2021, 07:56:15 AM »
Cracking work! Speaking of Australia, dodgy overhead gantries and signs......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaZWSiru9O0

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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2021, 09:40:27 AM »
Looks great :-* :-* :-*
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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2021, 10:03:15 AM »
Awesome thread mate, love what you're doing. The rebarb looks fantastic.
Did you see this video by the way? Might be useful :)
https://youtu.be/aBq_kAJWoDU

And Fallout 3 is a fantastic game for inspiration on destroyed highways. You can walk through the game for hours and see so many excellent scenes and setups. And you can approach almost everything from close by.
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Re: BSC2021 - Daeothar's collapsed overpass!
« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2021, 01:12:28 PM »
Try google maps with the imagery and you can pan around to see the back of signs.  Great work!

Cheers. When I went to bed last night, that's exactly what went through my mind! So I'll give that a spin later today :)

Cracking work! Speaking of Australia, dodgy overhead gantries and signs......

Dang!  :o At least I got a good still out of it of the back of the sign...

Looks great :-* :-* :-*
Just build what looks right to you, nobody is going to know any better :D

Thanks! I know that's how it is, but I also know myself. And I don't like to cut corners, even when nobody will ever notice, simply because I'll know... ::)

Awesome thread mate, love what you're doing. The rebarb looks fantastic.
Did you see this video by the way? Might be useful :)

And Fallout 3 is a fantastic game for inspiration on destroyed highways. You can walk through the game for hours and see so many excellent scenes and setups. And you can approach almost everything from close by.

Thanks for the link :)  Looks like loads of people have come up with the same basic idea already! And not to toot my own horn too much (Toot Toot!! lol ), but I do think that my method is the best one I've seen so far (come on internet; prove me wrong  :D ).

My main inspiration, as far as Gaslands terrain goes, has been the Rage! game. I mean; it's about half about vehicular combat already! Although there, I've had to resort to timely screenshotting, as quitely strolling around is not part of the game's vernacular lol

 

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