Got quite a few things to say today, mostly because when I was thinking about what to show, everything seems so small that I figured I might as well say some more.
Can't figure of a better start than the "bad" news...I couldn't make any use of 20% discount Ainsty casting offers at the moment due to paypal-only policy. The thing is I have to ask a friend of mine for that and I was unable to do it. I'd really need to get one of my own, but that seems kinda useless until I get a job, heh. When I come home in June (I'll be unavailable trough whole of May), I really must find something, bwah. I did, however, managed to order No more room in hell from Iron Ivan games'. I've also ordered some flowers for future projects. I, of course, forgot to buy green static grass, as I only got the arid one...it's a minor problem and I wouldn't be me, If everything would go as planned :P. The other bad thing is, rulebook will probably be combined with the tools im waiting for more than a month now...so I don't expect them any time soon. Oh, I could mention I HARDLY resisted not buying the pulp rules (I will play Mummy and Indiana Jones games eventually!) and WW1 rules (I am just in process of writing a diploma on tactics of german stormtroopers of WW1). But honestly, I've just started zombie project, and I will jump in pulp once I get myself a zombie town, zombie horde, zombie surviors and zombie campaign started :P.
Getting rules late is not too bad, because I have to gather a courage and drive to Ljubljana's centre, visit my WGS and buy some D10's.
So, we could say I got the rulebook and dices covered, at least partially. Will cover about the rest once I get the rulebook itself.
Next, I need something to play on, right? I am still debating in favor of 1"x1" semi-modular boards for my board or one big 3x3 wooden piece for my board. The former would cost me more (I'd just use my 30x30cm cork tiles), but I imagine roads and some sidewalks could look nice on it. It would end up in greater uniformity of boards, something like vampifan has, but a bit lesser cool, because I'd paint it myself. The problem is, roads would be made of sand, and then I'd add some card or something for the sidewalks. It would be best to just use another layer of cork and that leaves me with a decision...do I just make a sidewalk by the roads and leave the rest of the table on one tile height, or should I make every other tile as high as a sidewalk? I think I'd only make sidewalks higher, because doing otherwise would make it literally twice as expensive. And I don't think it could look too bad. Then agian, if I go with one big 3x3 piece, storage becomes a problem, playing bigger games on bigger tables becomes a problem, roads would be even higher above the ground, as they'd be separate etc. But it gives even bigger chance to build the table as I'd want. Here, I could put road diagonally while in first example, I'd have to use extra tiles to make diagonal ones that I could use. I would really ask you for your opinion here, but I am more with the first concept.
So, counting we "got" the board, next I'd need is something to put on. I've finally managed to sit down and made another WIP building - a box store.
It is basically just a shell, again. But I have decided that's enough of buildings and I want to finish those before I build any more. Mostly becasue I am afraid I'd be dug in with half-finished buildings so deep, I wouldn't have the interest in finishing them. Maybe I won't paint them yet, but it'd be nice to build them more or less to the detail.
So, about the store. It is 20x20 cm box.
On picture below, you can see the entrance. I didn't model any windows, but there would be some ads on the outside walls. The idea is to make slide doors, but might as well be as it is. Imagine a big board with a name and we could call it done.
The second picture shows the back of the store. I've made a supply dock, with two openings for trucks. As there is no real dock it looks kind of silly when you put a truck next to it, but well, just call it a storage garrage then, hehe. You can see I accidentally (was watching young indiana jones :P) cut too much of one railing on the roof. I'll make a ladder and have an access to the rooftop from there.
Here is a little diorama I've put together to show you the progress with all assembled zombies and survivors I currently posses. I should really build more of my Mantic zombies, but then again, I might as well paint what I got build first. Here you can see all stages of the miniatures, from assembled, past slottas filled and sanded to painted.
For the end, here are some zombies for Shelldrake's Play by blog game:
As usual, thanks for taking time to read and if you celebrate, I wish you a happy easter!