just a minor update for today. As I've said, starting this blog really
started a fire for the hobby in me. I got one last exam for this
semester in friday and as I can't really study (tired of it all,
honestly), I am thinking much about the project.
Last friday, as I've also said before, I ordered a pack of 100 25mm slotta bases on e-bay. I wanted my figures to have the same basing, to make them look nice, so to say. I was thinking those 100 should last me at least a year, but now I started calculating...I'll need around 60 just for mantic and WGF zombies. If I order the packs I plan to order from Offensive miniatures (got some nice rioting mob there), I will pretty much run out of them before the summer, hehe. Ah well, will worry about that later.
The bases themself are nothing special, but I've found out they are smooth on top, not grainy as the GW ones. Not a problem or anything really, they will (and would) get textured anyways.
What I would like to say is, bases came somewhat fast. As said, I've ordered them on friday, there they are with me on wednesday. That is ordinary shipping time from UK, but I was expecting them next week, because I got email from company, saying shipping should take 14-36 days. So, counting that in, those were really fast, hehe.
My zombies weren't sent yet, unfortunately. Still waiting for the items in my order that were out of stock.
During those days, I was also thinking much about the table and the terrain. I've read trough the campaign for DWA and I got scared by the ammount of terrain I'd have to make to really fit. But just for a little, then I've decided I will go with my plan, step by step and before you know it, I will have a little Mathyoown. Or Mathity, heh.
So, what progress I've made? First, the planning. I am still thinking of having 9 1'x1' tiles, which would provide me the most variety in the bases. I draw 1:10 plan and draw some roads on it. It didn't really work so what I did was this:
The other problem is scale. I got absolutely no idea how big should I make those buildings. I want to add some limited interior, but don't want to make them too big. So I will have to find some nice measurments that make the building look good and playable. I can't have building for 1 family higher and bigger than row of tenements (Matakishi's plans) or even a factory halls. Any ideas here?
While I had camera running, I took few pictures of the dwarf you see on the top picture. That was made with no effort at all, I grabed a paper to make a white background, put macro mode on and got all the light from out of the window. Those are 2 of best pics. The first shows me the camera is obviously good enough, but I will have to turn on the desk lamp for some light.
That is it for today, will post again when I got either some buildings built or zombie horde arrives!