Work continues on the terrain for my Infinity table. I’m really enjoying it. Terrain is not something I’ve ever really turned my hand to before – I’ve always let other people take care of it. I’m planning a table that’s partly MDF kits from the excellent BP Laser in Brisbane, and partly scavenged “termite” terrain as befits my roots in old school DIY wargaming. I think they’ll combine well for a nice scummy-looking cyberpunk scene.
Last time I mentioned I needed to complete a billboard for the noodle shop, and I was going to use some of Aki Akane’s art. I changed my mind about the specific piece I was going to use. It was slightly too trippy. So I went for this one instead:
And this is how it turned out. I’m really happy with it:
The revolutionary graffiti on the billboard above is specific to the Infinity setting. It says “Kempei,” with the English phrase “stand up.” Years and years (and years) ago, I studied Mandarin Chinese at university before I realised philosophy was more my thing. I may have mentioned this before. I don’t recall much spoken language, and I can’t read the characters, but strangely enough I can write them. It’s amazing; a year of writing hundreds of the buggers repetitively has given me a muscle memory for making the strokes.
So I looked up the characters and I was a bit nervous, but I just took a deep breath and then copied them out before I could think. And it worked! $5000 in university course fees well-spent I say.
Here is my last BP Laser building. It’s just an indeterminate large building, again with revolutionary graffiti on the roof. I’m getting cocky now it seems:
From here on in it’s deoderant cans and found objects, all the way.
Till next time,