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Monday, 26 June 2017

Post-apocalyptic market complete

Around Christmas, I had one of my periodic brilliant ideas and threw together a bunch of junk from my bits box to make some post-apocalyptic market stalls. The project developed gradually over the next months; I put together a load of civilian models from different manufacturers and various trade goods and merchandise. Some of them are here in these photos I took over the weekend. 

The market is a hive of activity, where different tribes meet in peace under the watchful eyes of the guards.

Some merchants collect scrap from all across the wastes.

A happy couple ties the knot in the market's wedding chapel.

An itinerant water peddler on his way to market. 

A rad-farmer sells his wares while luckless prisoners are taken to the slave markets by mercenaries.
The preservation of pre-apocalypse culture is a sacred duty for this friar, but the monastery has to eat and so they must part with a few of their least valuable treasures. A psion guild officer looks over the wares, hoping for a bargain.

A vendor of survival goods glowers at the missionary of Robot Jesus who is scaring off all his customers.

A mutant merchant and his porters bring cool, refreshing water into the market, while in the background a scavenger and an android royal haggle over valuable space spice. 
Doctor Jeff runs the clinic; it's very hygienic. 

The Gnomads don't sell the best weapons, necessarily, but the price is right. 

A lot of manufacturers are represented, including Oakbound Games, Ramshackle Games, Blind Beggar Miniatures, ThunderChild Miniatures, Wargames Foundry, Wargames Terrain Workshop, Fox Box, Prince August, Grenadier and more. I particularly want to thank Ramshackle, Oakbound and Blind Beggar, who provided some of the models in this display free of charge!

11 comments:

  1. Wow, love this market, so atmospheric! Excellent job, so many wonderful details, my favourite is the stand 'Antiques and relics", amazing!

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    1. Glad you like it! I'm pretty pleased with how it came out and I will probably make a few more stands just for fun.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE it. It tells so many little stories and you can already imagine the setting of the world. Excellent stuff!

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    1. Yeah, it's that evocation of a goofy-but-grim setting that I was really going for. Partly I just had some models I really liked and then had to think "what sort of world has all these weirdoes in it?"

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  3. This is bloody cool! :D Love it!

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  4. Way cool James :) I really like the little plastic fly's used as giant dead bugs too :D

    The whole lot is great!

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  5. This is without doubt one of the best things on the internet! I absolutely love it.

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