Saturday, November 2, 2013

Rubble: Now You See It, Now You Don't

When I first worked on the bases for my Black Tree Design Soviets, I wanted some of them to look as if they were standing in rubble, like in Stalingrad street fighting. To achieve that look, I tried plopping down some piles of rocks on a few of the bases. You know, I never really liked how they turned out. For example, every time I saw the one figure, which is slightly bending down and forward over a pile of pinkish rocks, I kept thinking he looked as if he had just taken plotz, the rocks being the plotz. So I decided to plow over my attempt at rubble, so to speak. Below are the before and after shots. In the future, if I want to make rubble I think I'll use some bricks instead of plotzed rocks.


Before:
"Yo, Ivan! I know you're scared, but quit plotzing rocks!"

After:
"Da, that's much better!"


Before:
"So this puny rubble will give me a +1 Soft Cover bonus?"

After:
"I don't need Soft Cover bonuses to kill Nazi fascists!"

Posted Just Because He's Cool:
"I once had a medal this big..."

8 comments:

  1. I think the trick with rubble is to vary the texture; some brick, some small rocks, etc. I've never pulled it off convincingly either, but when I've seen it work, that seems to be the key.

    FMB

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. It seems making rubble is an art form that's hard to master!

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  2. Definitely the AFTER is more exciting. Nice painting. And the personal interactive touches are entertaining. You are on a roll, CP!

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    1. Thanks, Jay. I seem to have the most fun creating titles and photo captions.

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  3. Does look a bit improved - and I think I've learned a new term - plotz! Best, Dean

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    1. My greatest pleasure in life comes from increasing the vocabulary of others. :-)

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  4. They look great. And I love your photo captions!

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    1. Glad you like the captions. I got a kick out of writing them. :-)

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