Friday, 29 November 2013

VBCW: Street Lamps

I think that when it comes to stocking a table with scenery for VBCW it is the little details that make all the difference and set it in the right 'Period'. For example, you might have a 16th century timbered farm house, but if it's next to a Bright Red 20th century phone box suddenly it is in a very specific time and place. These Lampposts are very much the same sort of thing- a little detail that helps make it all seem more 'realistic'. 
These were a pressie of my old mate Pulp Citizen and they are from the Tamiya military roads signs set (1/48 scale). I have ten of the painted up- and they should be good for any game set from Victorian times to modern day. They were quick to assemble and paint- makes you wonder why it took me twelve month to get round to doing them?


7 comments:

Phil said...

Very nice work!

Michael Awdry said...

It is certainly screaming VBCW to me! They look wonderful.

Dan Vincent said...

Totally agree. Street lighting is something I'm looking for for Empire of the dead. Post boxes are another good addition to a street scene.

pulpcitizen said...

Nice little street scene; where are the paevemnts from? :)

JP said...

Leaning on a lamppost? Great stuff!

John Lambshead said...

For some reason Lily Marlene springs to mind.

AlFront said...

Wait a minute...where are the cross bars at the top of the pole, just below the lamp? And when did gas street lights start to be replaced by electric? Ha ! The questions of a new born rivet counter! Actually, it's just because I have very clear memories of Scouse street lights in the 1960s still being the old gas ones (but modified for leccy), with the cross bar (for the lamp lighter's ladder?). Come to think of it, I also lived in a Leeds street in 1978/9 that was gas lit, and Ilkley station was gas lit even later. Bloody hell, I'm getting old.