Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wild West Exodus Terrain

Outlaw Miniatures has been putting up some great previews of models and concept art on their website wildwestexodus.com and the Wild West Exodus Facebook page. They'll be launching a Kickstarter program on February 1st, 2013, so watch for it! Something wicked is coming...

Their game is called Wild West Exodus, and it's set in the American West in the 1800s. A strange discovery has resulted in a technological renaissance, and so the setting is a mix of western architecture and high tech devices. In the scenery, this is represented by the iron horse tethers, electric lights, neon signs, and cables running everywhere from the ubiquitous generators powered by glowing energy cells.

Now that the table is finished, it's time to show off all of my hard work. In the coming weeks, I'll talk about the buildings themselves, their interiors, and how I pulled off some of the details like the neon lights. But for now, I'll let the photos do the talking:

'Til next time!


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaMo4k7iG7s

  2. This looks great. That is an amazing amount of work. It is a wonder that you manage to get any hobby for yourself done at all. You weren't tempted to sneak a game in on this table before it was sent off? I know I would have been.

    I especially like the rail tracks. It reminds me that I should finish mine.

  3. It's as if Doc Emmett Brown stayed in the Wild West and changed the course of history with his inventions. ;)

  4. One of these days I'm going to make it rich and hire Rob to make me a half-dozen or so fancy themed boards.

  5. Wow, these are really, really fantastic Rob. As always I am blown away by your work, something for all of us to strive towards (but never quite reach :-)

    I have a question, how long does a project like this take to build? and how thorough are the design plans given to you by the client, or do you do a long of the design work alongside your clients?

    Thanks so much and keep up the great work, I look forward to seeing the interiors!

    1. Thanks for the kind words everyone!

      The WWX table took about 300 hours to complete. I think a good chunk of that went into detailing the buildings with the wood planking.

      The client provided me with a sketch for the basic layout, and some images of comparable western scenes that he wanted to emulate (as far as the mood and tone for the table). From there, I drew rough concepts of each building. Those concepts were all approved by the client and then I did a detailed color piece for the hotel to illustrate the color and overall level of detail for the buildings. During that period we went back and forth on the layout and size, but I was pretty much left to my own devices on the table construction.

  6. Beautiful work! This will be the inspiration for my malifaux western terrain table!
    Where did you get the lanterns? Cool stuff!

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks! The lanterns are from model railroad terrain (not sure what the brand was).


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