Friday, August 9, 2013

My Next Big Project ...

With my Dead Man's Hand and Muskets and Tomahawks projects coming to completion by the end of this month (in preparation for CelestiCon), I have been carefully planning my next big project.

As I arrived home with my wife from seeing the movie Elysium this evening I was greeted by a large package on my doorstep.  When I saw the pictures from Salute 2013 I was inspired by a single image that was taken of the demo table at the 4Ground booth ...

The 4Ground table at Salute 2013 - showing off the
wide range of 15mm buildings available from their
"World at War" collection.

Now who the hell would be crazy enough to do this kind of setup in 28mm ... right?  Well internet ... I'll take a crack at that insanity.  Ok, so maybe not as many buildings that are shown above, but my goal is an equally impressive terrain layout for my Bolt Action games in 28mm.  I've been collecting buildings from almost all the collections available in 28mm from 4Ground over the year ... but this project required a new level of damage to my bank account to get underway.  So off to the 4Ground website I went and after ordering a couple of outstanding kits for my Old West town, I engaged heavily into ordering from the 28mm "World at War" and "From Whitechapel to Baker Street" collections.

The box is large ... I added a Flames of War spray paint can to demonstrate the size of the box below.

Wha-bam!

I'm not sure a picture can do the box justice ... but it is massive!

4Ground or 4Gasim?

It damn near brought a tear to my eye when I opened the box ... one of the best gamer shopping moments of my entire life!  I've coined a new phrase ... when one orders a butt load of 4Ground products the resulting feeling is called a 4Gasim!  Add that to your urban dictionary internet!

I'm gonna need more glue ...

I laid it all out to take it in ... I've got a lot of assembling to do ... which I actually find kind of therapeutic.  I've already been working my way through several buildings that I already owned.

I was already hard at working building before that box
even showed up ...

So stay tuned ... with the final kits I needed for my Old West town in I can wrap that up and get to work on building more buildings.  Stay tuned ... I have a lot more to come on this front!

20 comments:

  1. Am I crazy, or is that a lot of 4Ground buildings?!?

    WOW!

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    1. I should have added the ones I have in another box that didn't arrive in this shipment :-)

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  2. That is an extreme case of megalomania!! I look forward to seeing the results of this madness.

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    1. lol!! Madness is definitely what is ensuing :-)

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    1. Mr. Lantz ... you need a force for the western front :-)

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    1. Thank you sir :-) Go big or stay home eh!

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  5. Greate project !!!

    I Will follow it closely, and probably get lodas of inspiration...

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael ... your blog and some others keep me inspired to make progress on my projects, so thank you! :-)

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  6. That is a f'load of buildings!

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  7. Very nice looking project, great buildings!

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  8. You are mad...god knows how much that stuff cost...I thought I was over the edge with my Nottingham project but you have taken wargames insanity to the next level my friend

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    1. lol ... thanks Eric ... it cost a little bit :-)

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