Turnip28 and The Kings own 23rd Boggy Marsh Rutabagas – Part 6 

I’ve just finished the first piece of Terrain for the Turnip28/Napoleonic Zombie project and I’m really, really happy with it. 

Terrain is so much fun to build and paint. I thoroughly enjoy the world building aspect of it. I also have so much fun flocking and weathering. 

For this piece I’m trying to blend fantasy with reality a bit. I wanted the moss to look like it is unnaturally taking over but look as close to moss as I could. 

I also wanted the whole thing to look damp-ish on the ground level but the first floor to look a little dryer. Giving the impression that there is some severe rising damp. 

Before you take a look at the pix why not put a song on while you observe them. Just to sort of set the scene and create a vibe hehe. Here’s what I strongly recommend from YouTube.

Here the finished “The Queens Lean” (a slowly sinking tavern where you can rest your battle weary bones, drink a tankard of ale and take a swing at the zombie sitting next to you).

I tried to make the windows look like they had that warm internal glow from a light but I’m not sure how well it worked really. 

I even tried some stained glass windows but again I’m not sure they worked out that well. 

I did paint  “The queens lean” on the sign but I should’ve used a white as you really can’t see it that well. I’m wondering if there are decals for pub signs out in the world somewhere? If anyone has any suggestions I’m all ears. 

I hope you like The Queens Lean guys.

The best things about being on holiday are as follows:

  1. Time with the family 
  2. Lots of booze and food
  3. More hobby time than I can poke a scalpel at 



34 thoughts on “Turnip28 and The Kings own 23rd Boggy Marsh Rutabagas – Part 6 ”

  1. Great looking building Luke, the weathering looks awesome. one trick on the windows would be to put a gloss varnish over them, but other than that you are heading in the right direction.

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  2. decals. They do make decal sheets you can pint on a home ink jet printer. you have to “fix” the ink with a matte varnish and cut the out yourself. Oh and the sheets are white, so if you could print hollow lettering, the edge would give you a guide to cut along.
    Also, I really love the whole Building!

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  3. Looks really good matey, I think the windows came out pretty well, PVA glue dotted on the glass panes will also give a shiny glass like look too.

    As for pub sign’s being the tight arse I am, I’d put in a web search and just re-size then print out any you like on paper then glue them on to the sign with more PVA.

    Oh and you moss work look excellent by the way.

    Cheers Roger.

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  4. The lean on the building is a really nice touch, mate. It really sets the mood of the setting. The pictures with the zombies loitering around are awesome as well. This is really inspired and inspiring work!

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  5. Exceptional photography and a great concept. I can say I’d try either Eric’s or Roger’s methods. Either way, either you (or maybe get Warren?) to draw the sign on a full size paper. Scan it, save as a JPEG or JPG. Then cut and paste it into Word or PowerPoint and right click the image to the size you want. Either image can then be printed and glued or printed on a decal and affixed. I recommend a printing a waterslide decal and sealing it using Microscale products : https://www.amazon.com/Microscale-MICRO-DECAL-3-Bottle-Combo/dp/B01BALXVQC/ref=asc_df_B01BALXVQC/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309875729163&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15243752337529614984&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001800&hvtargid=pla-570142496601&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=65715448310&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=309875729163&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15243752337529614984&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001800&hvtargid=pla-570142496601

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  6. Brilliant mate so good, the boys have covered everything so I wont comment any more as we don’t want you getting a big head ! one in the Studio doing the podcast’s is enough!HA HA .

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