AdamC: Cooke's Crevase Desert Buttes (36 Points)
These two buttes started life as packing material. The shapes suggested rock formation of the American southwest to me.
They just needed some filling of holes with card board and then some paint. I decided to us texture paint for the first time. The results seem satisfactory.
A quick wash and some highlights and I have couple of pieces for high ground to use on desert table. The dimension are 4 x 3 x 2.75 inches which comes to about 1/7th of a 6" Cube so 3 points each 6 points in total plus the extra 30...
That said despite my best efforts I don't think I have ever gotten the terrain points right so I'll take anything!
Now we shall turn to Docherty's Dock to secure a port before moving on the Islands interior.
Excellent work Adam, and a creative approach to designing tabletop buttes. Well done!
36 points it is. Now, lets see what you come up with for Docherty's Dock. :)
From AdamC: Docherty's Dock "Camels" (35 points)
So Camels are a big part of the challenge, We see them all the time. I've never painted any and rolled my eyes as a I read Dave''s location , but my brain had an itch the use of the words Nautical and Camels together were stirring up an idea.
A few days latter I knew what it was as I was listening to the book 1812 the Navy's War describing how a ship was take over a sand bar using "camels" thus a project was born. I'll confess that I didn't do a lot of research but made something I thought would look right based on a few images I found and recollections from books I have read. It seemed to me that Camels were often improvised in the field so I did much the same.
Another scratch build: two old plastic bases to raise the ship up with some craft stick to represent the barges, a dowel cut down to make points for lashing to the side of the ship.
Two more Dowel to represent barrels and tar impregnated canvas for raising the barges and the ship.
The Camels will accommodate the 1/700 Scale ships for the Black Seas Game both the frigate in the first picture and the brig shown here. I don't know if I'll use them on the table but I might just have to come up with a scenario.
Over head view. I'm not sure exactly how these should be scored but if 1/2400 ships are 3 point each 5 points seems reasonable. If so that would get me another 35 points with the points assuming Mr. Docherty likes may painting camels without painting a camel sorry it wasn't quite ready for Hump Day.
Next up is a return to Cooks Crevasse on my way to Hawkings' Hill as I continue up the path of the Forgotten.
Adam, this is a brilliant interpretation of the theme, well done! I'm completely ignorant of this process and love it when the Challenge provides me with something new to learn. Wonderful!
As to points, let's double the modelling aspect to reflect the effort and creativity, so 40 points total. Well done, Adam!