|The Red Shadow's
little vignette was put together fairly easily. The base is a small oval
piece of styrene sheeting. It was flocked with Woodlands Scenic earth blend,
which is what my game table is flocked with. The baskets are little wooden
beads from the bead store (craft store) and are used exactly as is, right
out of the packet. The pots are also
stone ones I believe. All are stacked up and secured in place with super
glue. The rugs are printed from the computer. I did a search under Moroccan
Rugs, and found a retailer in New York who had photographs and little images
of all his rugs that were for sale. They were just printed as is. Use a
few to drape over walls and from roofs, drying in the sun. Note that this
perspective is not enjoyed while gaming, so don't be too concerned about
the inside of the roll appearing white, because it cant be seen from the
usual aerial view.
chest is a lead casting from Ral Partha I think, it was in the fantasy
section. I also found a neat bunch of boxes and chest from Riveresco that
was a "load" from a Ford T Truck I got from them. They also make the neat
figure. He is from the 28 mm Beggars and Thieves pack, but serves equally
well as a marketer
lean-to was made from dowel that was carved into rough hewn looking wood.
I left the wood natural colored, but it could easily have been painted
a weathered color. It was glued into its frame assembly using super glue.
I wasn't too concerned about symmetry as the more rickety it looked, the
more natural it appeared.
awning was just drawn in simple basic colors using
Paint, then printed. The underside is plain white but is not seen. It is
glued in place with wood glue. While it was drying I put a couple of weights
(a lead figure) on each half to cause the awning to sag.
boxes with integral sacks is a casting from Hovels, as are the larger
rougher looking barrels to the rear. The smoother, turned wood barrels,
are from a model ship supply store I found on the internet, but forget
the name of. This is the same Riveresco figure as above.
frame is as above. On this one I used some thread to tie up the frame,
after it had dried, to make it look roped. The awning was also made as
above but screwed up and smoothed out before attaching. Don't be concerned
about the white showing as it isn't noticed from above, the usual
Scene, at the edge of a market. The wool hanging down off the frame is
simply brass wire (from a bead store) wound up and painted red. The frame
is made as above, and the cloth is also printed from "Widows paint
brush" as noted above for the awning.
bucket lying down is from the model ship store as per the barrels noted