Saturday, 26 December 2020

Stirrings from The Scrapyard


I can't believe it's been three years since I did anything with this blog but that's set to change with the arrival of 2021 as stirrings can be heard from The Scrapyard. 

After a long hibernation, the Robot tribes are on the move!

During the last lockdown I built and painted the Red Tribe, built and painted some of the Black Tribe and built the Blue Tribe but never painted them. I also began construction of some terrain elements for The Scrapyard including scrap piles, buildings and the odd scatter piece.

Things kind of petered out but as I'm back on lockdown, I hope to get more stuff built, some odds and ends painted and lots of background written up!

Even after the minimum three week lockdown we have here in Scotland has finished, I am keen to keep up the momentum and get as many little robot chaps built as I can and even, dare I say it play some games of my own creation.

By the end of 2021 I hope to have got all six tribes represented with each of their units that I originally envisioned built and painted and have enough scenery to cover a 3'x3' table representing at least the more general terrain one can expect to see in The Scrapyard. I also have vague ideas of building some of the assorted Denizens of The Scrapyard, be they Thunderchooks, Barrel Wights or simply wandering robots.

It's going to be quite a challenge to build and paint everything but I really feel the need to give it a go and really build on the setting that I created all those years ago. I am doing this purely for personal enjoyment so there will not be a range being made available for sale as I have learned that as soon as there's the pressure of having to meet folks expectations the pleasure goes right out of things and I then lose all motivation which results in the project being shelved for another interminable time.

The plan is to post a weekly update of where I am with the project, hopefully accompanied by lots of lovely pictures of concepts, sculpts and scenery but as long as I'm enjoying the process, that's all that really matters!

I'll see how I get on and hope to post an update in a weeks time of my latest additions to The Scrapyard so watch this space and all the best!

Black Tribe Gunbot

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