Friday, 6 April 2012

A few bits and peices

Got a couple of smaller things and some web releases to show today.

First off, the releases. I've finally finished the roof of the 15mm odou which is now ready, I've also done a series of 15mm walls similar to the 28mm ones. Not much as to a write up about them I'm afraid but they are available now and will be on the site tomorrow (at some point)

The odou is 55mm square and 65mm high and the walls are 80mm long and 25mm high (the corner fills an area of about 40mm)

The prices will be on the site also and I'm madly trying to get stock ready for Salute.

I've got quite a few more things on the go for the website at the moment, generally range expansions and filling in gaps here and there but I'm not going to get them ready for Salute this year, I'll just work on them during the coming summer.

Below I've put a couple of pictures of some small commissions that I've recently done and will be using on the Salute demo board before they go to their rightful home.

First off is a roadsign or michishirube that would have been found on the main highways of  Japan. It would basically say that you are on the road to whichever town you were traveling to. I believe that generally no distances were mentioned, it was just an indicator of the direction.

The construction was pretty much the same as the other Japanese terrain on here and the sign itself was a heavily distressed length of balsa with the words kindly written on by my wife. Basic translation is 'The road to Sekigahara'

The next piece is of a rural toilet (kawaya). It might seem strange to have such a thing but a lot of the terrain around towns and villages would have been cultivated and workers in the fields would need somewhere to 'go'.

There would also be small shacks that would contain tools etc and also small shrines that thew local farmers would come to and leave occasional offerings for a good harvest.

I'll leave you with a few more pictures of them.

ttfn




7 comments:

  1. As always just real lovely work!

    Christopher

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  2. These look wonderful - really capturing the spirit and mood of the terrain. Fantastic.

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  3. Very very nice - I love the low key colours and untidy look.

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  4. Thanks very much chaps :-)

    cheers

    James

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  5. Great Stuff! This are some real masterpieces!

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  6. I have just discovered this blog. All your work is amazing!

    Cheers,

    Pep

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