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Made in gb
Primered White




I don't know, but it smells...

Hi all,

Thought I would have a go at running a Blog for my slow but determined progress towards building a post apocalyptic town - Junktown. It's loosely based on Fallout and a mix between Junktown and Megaton. The town grew out of an airfield that gradually attracted strays and remnants from across a warn torn post nuclear US. I've posted bits of it in other places so I'll try to mix the new stuff with some 'catching up' on older stuff.

My starting entry is all new. This is the Bot Shop, Junktown's finest purveyor of industrial, combat and domestic robots. The Bot Shop has become No1 by constantly tracking the wasteland for signals of robotic activity, messily achieved by a dangerously wired mass of electronic interceptors.

As time has passed since the war, the pile of discarded bits from salvaged bots has grown, almost burying the shop under its own junk.

As ever, I've had some real fun building this one. Like the Gunshop, it's been lurking the back of my mind and it's good to finally make it real. Been saving some of those bits for years.

So to the WIPs



Long shot - the old workshop, now buried in junk on the left, booth in the middle and parts showroom on the right.



The old workshop, including the store's workhorse M34 Deuce, now sadly as defunct as the robots. A few of the working bots on display at the front.









The Bot Shop owner's den.




The tracking hub, based on an old Russian helicopter, one of the many remnants that headed to the airfield Junktown grew from in the post war years.







The showroom, displaying spare heads, power units and torsos for the keen amateur bot builder.










Some of the working models on display.





A few detail shots - rooms minus the roof.







Piles of Bot Bits



The shelves



The Deuce


It's not big, it's not clever, but let's do it anyway.

Clanmac's Post Apocalyptia on Facebook  
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Hah, this is totally awesome - what an atmospheric piece of scenery to have on your gaming table. Totally love it



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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Brilliant piece of work hoping to see more!

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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This is great and totally inspirational. A very atmospheric piece. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Da Head Honcho Boss Grot





UK

Amazing work and great idea, this is a diorama of epic proportions and eye catching qualities.

I love the kiosk which has that sense of personal space to it but still functional, the robot in the background with the wires hanging from its neck is a spot of genius.

I would like to suggest maybe adding some kind of railing between the pile and the parked truck, it just seems a little odd that it doesn't have anything to hold the pile of stock from falling into the truck bay.

   
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Primered White




I don't know, but it smells...

 lone dirty dog wrote:
Amazing work and great idea, this is a diorama of epic proportions and eye catching qualities.

I love the kiosk which has that sense of personal space to it but still functional, the robot in the background with the wires hanging from its neck is a spot of genius.

I would like to suggest maybe adding some kind of railing between the pile and the parked truck, it just seems a little odd that it doesn't have anything to hold the pile of stock from falling into the truck bay.



Thanks LDD. Actually I meant to go more the other way with the truck. I've given it flat tyres and the idea is that it's become swamped by the mess, but I probably haven't piled enough stuff up against it to make that work yet. Something to work on I think.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
While I wrestle with painting the bot shop, thought I might just upload a previous work, the Junktown Power Company. What better way to power your town than to take a broken down nuclear engine, rip its side out and plumb in a badly assembled transformer.

WIPS






The finished article










And a few detail shots...




This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2017/08/04 00:53:42


It's not big, it's not clever, but let's do it anyway.

Clanmac's Post Apocalyptia on Facebook  
   
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New Delhi, India

That bot shop is just lovely! My hands twitch when I think about trying to paint it but from the way the train turned out I expect it will be fantastic.

Great project!

 
   
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Lovely work on the train.

Nehekhara lives! Sort of! 
   
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Primered White




I don't know, but it smells...

A couple of quick progress shots from the workbench, just to show I am actually managing to throw some paint on this madness.




It's not big, it's not clever, but let's do it anyway.

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Utilizing Careful Highlighting





at the keyboard

These pieces are amazing!

Really really love your weathering it's brilliant - will be following this with great anticipation!

   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

*mindblown*

Bits Blitz - the place to be for all your bits needs!

Too much sanity may be madness - world building through digital sculpting.
 
   
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Pious Palatine






Out of this world.

Top work buddy.

EDC
   
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Executing Exarch






astounding work. The amount of detail, the build looks professional, and that's even before the stunning paint job!

Mym's hobby blog - March 29th Gaunt Summoner - painting level up!
 
   
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Wow. +1 for amazing work!
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Excellent excellent work !

Truely the work of the talented and disciplined to wade through that lot with such detail !

Please tell where you found the train , I had an idea for a similar thing but could not find a descent chassis of the right scale

Top notch matey ! Subscribed !

   
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Primered White




I don't know, but it smells...

 Big H wrote:


Excellent excellent work !

Please tell where you found the train , I had an idea for a similar thing but could not find a descent chassis of the right scale



Many thanks all for the kind comments. Big H, I bought the train from the US on ebay. It's O Scale. Every now and then either a 'dummy car' or a model with a broken engine comes up and you can buy them at quite a reasonable price, even including the postage. I think I paid £30 all up.

Back from holiday now so I should be getting on with the Bot Shop paint job!

It's not big, it's not clever, but let's do it anyway.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Clanmac wrote:
 Big H wrote:


Excellent excellent work !

Please tell where you found the train , I had an idea for a similar thing but could not find a descent chassis of the right scale



Many thanks all for the kind comments. Big H, I bought the train from the US on ebay. It's O Scale. Every now and then either a 'dummy car' or a model with a broken engine comes up and you can buy them at quite a reasonable price, even including the postage. I think I paid £30 all up.

Back from holiday now so I should be getting on with the Bot Shop paint job!


I was checking ebay and couldn't find anything that cheap ! Nice one mate, ill get searching more regularly !

Awesome work agin mate, my interest in the hobby is being renewed with stuff like this !

   
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Holy hell all those individual detail pieces are also painted

my god.

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
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Primered White




I don't know, but it smells...

Right, Bot Shop painted. I haven't done a great job with the photos because I was working with the dying light of day. Will try and get som better detail shots tomorrow, but this should give you an idea of how things have turned out.










It's not big, it's not clever, but let's do it anyway.

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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Excellent work - would love to see this with a plain background so we can see all the details



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Simply incredible! I love the attention to detail and of course the weathering!
   
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Primered White




I don't know, but it smells...

And now for some of the detail shots - apologies if this is more photo heavy than you want!

The Bots on Sale













Shelving before and after





Truck before and after






Various close ups




























It's not big, it's not clever, but let's do it anyway.

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Simply amazing!

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By the foot of the Andes

There's no such thing as too photo heavy!

Excelent work!

 
   
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Williamsburg VA

Love this work. Man your insane putting all that s together. Great job.

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This is a lot of fun.
   
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Da Head Honcho Boss Grot





UK

Ok let's get past the yes it's amazing full of detail and looks bloody awesome ....Which it does

Now
1 where is the big yellow bot from
2 where are the little wheeled bots from ( especially the wheel sections )
3 how did you do all the signs and do you have some links to get the same please
   
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Primered White




I don't know, but it smells...

 lone dirty dog wrote:
Ok let's get past the yes it's amazing full of detail and looks bloody awesome ....Which it does

Now
1 where is the big yellow bot from
2 where are the little wheeled bots from ( especially the wheel sections )
3 how did you do all the signs and do you have some links to get the same please


Hey LDD, a man after my own heart - it's all about the details.

The big yellow bot is by Titan-forge, from their x-terra range. They are Titans and come in packs of 3. I changed the head and put a Tau Battlesuit head on.
The wheelie bits are from Mantic's Ro-Tek brutes robot team. So is a large amount of the other robot junk. The set is brilliant for bits.
The signs are just prints, with a bit of sponged-on rust added. Away from my hard drive at the moment but I should be able to upload them in a week or so.

It's not big, it's not clever, but let's do it anyway.

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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Great stuff, those close-ups really do showcase the amazing level of detail - super impressive boss



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Conversions and scratchbuilds featuring a Thunderhawk & Thunderbolt
Random stuff blog

The tribe feasted upon Goblin-flesh long into the night - all except for Ruglud, who couldn't get his helmet off, and was reduced to sucking broth through a straw 
   
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THE MAN PUT A FETHING RUG IN THERE.

You are actually insane. And it is amazing.

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