Thursday, July 23, 2015

Why so quiet?


Well, I've been hard at work wrapping up the display/demo table for Relic Knights that will make its debut at GenCon next week. I talked a lot with John Cadice (Creative Director at Ninja Division) and we decided on a lovely mix of bubblegum pop and edgy grunge - imagine a Cerci hab-district assembled from pre-fab components fifty years ago, and then left to decay, with inhabitants that don't really give a damn about upkeep. Unsavory characters have moved in and the area has drawn some Star Nebula Corsairs, ready to plunder.


I then went to work with Alex Landing from Ironheart Artisans, designing the pre-fab parts that would make up the district, and generally looking for ways to add layers of detail and character to the board. It's taken a while to get it to this point, including quite a few late nights (cutting into my regular hobby time).


I hope you like these pics. I'll post a few more teasers on the Dave Taylor Miniatures FB page over the next week, but if you'd like to see it in person be sure to head to Booth 1943 at GenCon to check it (and the game of Relic Knights) out.

Cheers
Dave

18 comments:

  1. Well i suppose beautiful displays of gorgeous models is a decent excuse for your silence :P

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great looking terrain. So good to see lasercut terrain in bright colours, way too many bland grey tables out there. Is the graffiti all freehand? Would love to see more pics of the table.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rob. The graffiti pieces are actually O-scale decals that I found on eBay. They were unfortunately not under printed with white, so I had to make sure I painted white underneath them first.

      Delete
  3. Ali that hard work is paying off buddy, looks great. Really excited to see it at the show.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks to you for all your help, mate. Lots of hard work added to excellent starting points : ) See you next week!

      Delete
  4. That is a beautiful board. I wish I were going to GenCon so I could see it in person. I really like the blue and orange shipping containers. Those sort of speak to me. The pink stripe is quite nice as well. You've come up with a new style. Grit-Pop.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amusingly enough, Alex did up those containers for me in the final week of construction, they certainly are cool. I'll go with Grit-Pop : )

      Delete
  5. Great looking terrain and models - I particularly like all the graffiti.

    Tony

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Tony! As I mentioned in another reply, the graffiti were O-scale decals : )

      Delete
  6. Wow! This is a new direction from all the industrial grunge of 40k. Very nice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks : ) Yeah, it was very interesting to work on. Spraying the pink stripe around all the walls was the weirdest bit.

      Delete
  7. Worth all that hard work, it really stands out and very eye catching, which I guess is what you want with a display/demo table.
    The bubble gum and grunge really work well together.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Saw this at the NJD booth and it looked even better in person. Nicely done, Dave!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Tofer! It was certainly s lot of fun to work on.

      Delete