Sunday, January 24, 2016

PSA - Don't Let Pain Go Untreated

Here's a public service announcement - don't just ignore an aching ankle/knee/hip if it goes on for more than a couple of days.  These can lead to other issues and can hit pretty hard and fast.  Especially if you are a more...experienced individual such as myself.

I've been unable to sit or stand or walk for more than a week.  I found out I have a hip bursitis, plus still something the doctors haven't figured out with my knee... 

It's really cut into work and hobby time.  I'm hoping to be back in another week or so, but it depends on the recovery.  It's been so bad I haven't even been able to play Fallout 4!  Something inspirational for the zombie apocalypse:
Zombie Alley by Andy Walsh
Not my art, just some stuff that looks good.  Check out his site at Stay in Wonderland for more.

Take it easy everyone!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Rusty but Usable - Vehicles

I have a few of these die cast vehicles I have found at yard sales and second hand stores.  They all have been played with - some very destructively!  These are all Tootsie Toys, and a few of them are the same model, just different colors.

As I looked at them, they inspired a bit of Fallout feel to me, and having wasted much time on Fallout 4 recently, it was easy to see them as rusty hulks.  I figured these could be some old workhorses for some survivors.  Some of these have broken parts, which made me think of wrecks first, but they could also be just well-used and worn.

All I did was clean them up and give them a heavy weathering finish.  I chose to leave whatever paint scheme was left on the original vehicle.  They all had flaking, damaged paint so it fit with the post apocalyptic feel.
Jeep and "Utility" truck
Utility truck and Ambulance (?)
Dawn gives a sense of scale
I was just wanting to get some generic vehicles I could use for some survivors, and these feel like they fit the bill.  I haven't decided if I want to customize them with armor/spikes/etc. or just use them as is.  I have a few more, I'll have to decide what to do with them.  This was a quick project to get the year started!