Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wargames Terrain Workshop Post Apocalypse Scenery 01

I continue with my reviews of Wargames Terrain Workshop scenery items, but this time I'm highlighting a couple of scenery pieces I recently ordered, both of which are from the Post Apocalypse range. In both cases I chose the painted options, both to save me the time in painting them and plus, they look a lot better than I suspect I could have achieved.
The two items I chose were the Toxic Pool and the Crushed Car. The Toxic Pool measures 197mm in length by 126mm in width and by 15mm in height. I specifically wanted it to use in my Judge Dredd Miniatures Game. Toxic Pools are a common feature of Mega City One. In addition to being a great place for dumping corpses, I thought it would make for an ideal spawning point for some Toxic Zombies. Although I ordered the painted version, which costs £12.60, as opposed to £7.00 for the unpainted version, I repainted the surrounding earth banks to match the colour scheme of most of my figures and scenic bases. Dave Stone, who painted it, had given it a brown surround, just like on the crushed car. Note the skeletal hand and skull sticking out of the pool! A nice touch!
As soon as I saw the Crushed Car model, I knew that I wanted it. Dave has done a first class job on painting it and the rust effects are just superb. It measures 107mm in length by 59mm in width and by 24mm in height. The painted version cost £7.20, whilst the unpainted version is just £4.00. I did think about repainting the base but decided that the brown colouring complemented the rusty brown of the car, so just left it as is.
To the left of here is a closer look of the car in a photo taken from the WTW webstore. The car looks a lot brighter and more orange in my two photos but that might just be because of us using different cameras and lighting. The Crushed Car has already made an appearance in one of my JDMG batreps (scenario 05 - Robot Rebellion) but you have to look very carefully to see it as it was positioned well away from all the action by the rear wall. You can find both of these scenery items here - http://wargamesterrainworkshop.co.uk/?product_cat=post-apocalyptic-and-s-d-z-a-accesories
I am absolutely delighted with these two items of scenery and you can expect to see them appearing in more batreps of mine in the future. What I particularly love about all of Dave's work is that they are very usable, well-detailed and superb value for money. Even his painted stuff is very affordable and often cheaper than similar unpainted products from other companies.

24 comments:

  1. That pool looks Caustic!
    The car is also good and I can see both pieces being used in several different games. Nice work.

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    1. I totally agree with you on all points, Clint.

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  2. Love the pool. Ready for a dip, Bryan?

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  3. Well done Dave, excellent terrain as always. Bryan these will look superb

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    1. Dave scores again! They look even better in the flesh where you can really appreciate the detail that's gone into them.

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  4. Many thanks for the highlight Bryan, I must admit that my photography is not the best and does struggle to show the detail of what we put in. At some point need to get a better set up or a full time photographer but that's a while off

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    1. I do understand about the photography issue. The difference between our pictures is very marked, with mine giving a clearer indication of what the products look like in real life. Being a small company, I do realise that you have a limited budget for such resources as a professional photographer. No slur intended, Dave. You still do well to showcase your products.

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    2. No slur taken Bryan, I always find it best to admit your limitations as you can only strive to get better

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    3. I guess I'm fortunate in that I learnt a lot about photography at art college and that I now possess a great camera and assorted accessories to help me take good photographs - stuff like a tripod for the camera, flash light, angle poise lights with daylight bulbs, shutter release remote control. I won't lie - it cost me a lot but I feel it was money well spent, given my love of this hobby.

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    4. Never made it into art college, apparently I should have drawn more plants than sci-fi and fantasy pieces. Will have to see your set up when I come up to see about my next upgrade for the business

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    5. No problem, Dave. I'm only too happy to pass on any advice I can.

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  5. I wonder did Del boy dumped the barrels.

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  6. Great posting Bryan - a real showcase of both Dave's sculpting and painting talents. Definitely meeting Dave is going to be one of the highlights of "Salute" for me :-)

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I do regret not being able to attend Salute this year. I'm afraid real life issues has made it impossible for me to make the long journey south. Say "hi" to Dave from me when you meet him. He's a real ace!

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    2. Wow that's high expectations Simon, feels like I should put on a show for you so your not dissapointed ! LOL
      Bryan you will meet me soon enough when I come up to your place for many hours of gaming

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    3. Dave, that is something I am REALLY looking forward to. :-)

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    4. Me too Bryan, It's my light at the end of the tunnel after Salute where I get to meet a great friend with gaming on top

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    5. What a lovely comment, Dave. Thanks, mate.

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  7. Ohh I love terrain. Nice. Thanks for showing us this.

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  8. These are just smashing. Really nice and not overthetop as a lot of "post apoc" style stuff seems to me.

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    1. Thanks, Dai. Yes, I have to agree, they are not over the top at all.

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