As a demonstration of how serious I am to committing my geeky energies to reviving PROJECT Z (now my take on Mantic's wonderful The Walking Dead: All Out War skirmish game), I've invested in a pack of "weathering pigments".
Initially these will be for my attempts to add a bit of age and character to the toy cars I picked up last week, and make them more "post-apocalyptic".
If I get on with the pigments and powders, though, I shall expand their application to a wider range of terrain pieces.
Ultimately, I want to get back into the swing of scratch-building my own scenery. Something which I'd originally started to do when we moved in here and I got my own shed (aka Shedward), one of the official signs of "being an adult".
However, once Barney the bunny joined our family, his food, travel hutch, spare bedding, sawdust etc rather took over Shedward (see below), making it nigh on impossible for me to get to my many boxes of salvaged "bits" ... and thus putting the kibosh on my scratch-building.
But, there is a tantalising light at the end of the tunnel. The house we're looking to buy (and I don't want to jinx it, because it's lovely) has a much larger shed (which would be Shedward II) at the bottom of the garden, that I'm looking to sub-divide into a Barney storeroom and a work room.
Well, that's the plan at the moment, anyway.
|The sorry state of Shedward - and this is without Barney's spare (holiday) hutch, which is elsewhere|