My Workbench

Friday, January 3, 2014

1:1200 Island Frenzy

Back in September I was trying to decide what to work on next. I was just sitting in my chair in the shop and my wandering eyes stopped on the stack of Styrofoam in the corner. I grabbed a few pieces and glued them together.

The next day I drew some basic lines on the stack.

Then I sort of forgot about it for the next couple of months while I was building ships. In early December I got out the hot knife and roughed out a few shapes and gave them a spray coat of paint then forgot about them again while I built another ship.

Over the last couple of days I finished them. I also added an additional island with Martello tower, signal station, and gun emplacement.





Here are the individual islands:
The little island

The Big Island



I call this one Boot Island





This one is Cave Island



And finally the fortified island

 





And some more scenic shots





So I have accomplished my self required annual terrain piece, albeit a few days late for 2013. I don't know what the 2014 piece will be, but hey, I have all year to think of something! Now.....back to the shipyard!

3 comments:

El Grego said...

Like those a lot. Making some islands is definitely on my list for this year.

Vol Williams said...

Thanks. The tall ones should make for some interesting wind shadow situations.

tidders said...

Lovely islands; like the wave affects round them.

I've done some work on 1/1200 coastal modules and islands - you may like to take a look,

A port for ships:
http://adventures-in-the-indies.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/carribean-port-royal-jumeida.html

Some of my islands:
http://adventures-in-the-indies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/carribean-little-ships-islands.html

-- Allan