A real quick project, this is a 4 pack of Street lamps from JTT model parts. I found them at a model railroading/scale model shop and figured they would make a decent addition to any tabletop. The lights are pretty simple, and are the "T" shape that is pretty common everywhere (at least in the USA).
|Ready to work|
|Poles mounted on the bases|
The bases have a recessed top, and I fill this in with a spackle compound I use for finishing my bases. It is easy to give a concrete finish to. After basing, I give them a basic paint job. The posts are a dark brown/black and the base is finished like concrete. Pretty simple and quick.
|Dawn shows the scale|
JTT has other products, and I plan on trying out some of their other offerings. If you are looking for reasonably priced modern street accessories, you could do a lot worse than these.
Part of the Christmas clearance at Menards (a DIY store mostly in the midwest US) were these Lemax billboards. They come with an advertisment for Menards paint, which would be fine, but they are easy to customize. I have customized one with an ad for an online game/geek product site.
|The original billboard|
Some paint, a bit of flock, a heavy black wash and the winter theme is easily changed. I just added a business card from a recent game order (More Kittens in a Blender if I recall correctly...)
|New ad for the board|
|Dawn checks out the advertisement|
I have a couple more billboards, once I find some good artwork, I plan to convert them as well. Finding them on sale makes them pretty cost effective for quick conversion. I may grab some more if I see them.
Between Star Wars and starting Fallout 4, I didn't get much done this weekend...