Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Mesa (Part 2 of 2)

Well, it has been a long time coming, but I finally got the basic parts of 'The Mesa" done.  It will serve as a post apocalyptic residence in my games, with a storyline of history involving multiple occupants over time.  More on that later.

For now, I'll share some photos of the mesa with its various bits, including a roof/canopy, solar panel and power supply, crates and ammo boxes, a cook fire, and various pots/pans and other belongings, and a hoist to get all of this to the top of the mesa.  There is a retractable ladder facilitating access to the residence.  Other bits will be added as needed. Here are some in progress pics:
The roof was made mostly from bass wood with a few styrene panels.
Most other bits were styrene construction, and parts from the bits box.
Close up of resin supply and ammo boxes; solar panel,
battery, and power converter; and table and utensils.
A view showing the arrangement of the ladders, the lower one
 can be hoisted off of the ground to reduce access by pests.
View showing the complete roof, prior to paint. 
The hoist is located to the right.
More bits.
And with bits painted:
The ladders and hoist.
A couple of overhead views above and below.
With the roof removed.

Other stuff will be added for the various residents and scenarios, but that is the basic mesa.  I have some steel grey thread to use for the cable of the hoist, but one of the cats knocked the spool off of the table earlier, and I can't find it.  As soon as it turns up, I'll add the cable and hook.

Now I can get my table back for gaming.



  1. Really nice work- I love the idea of a piece of terrain featuring repeatedly in a narrative campaign.