Once Upon a Telephone Pole . Oh, Post-apoc! The glory of your derelict streets and littered hillsides!
It lay still, spine erect against its oaken rest. For as long as Ben could remember it had been up there, high above the shattered windows and crumbling roofs adorning the street below. He hadn't seen the execution itself; that happened long before he was born. But the ghastly white skeleton strung upon the telephone pole was proof enough it took place. Ben tossed the crumbs of his dinner into the steady breeze, blowing swiftly away as if pursuing the disappearing sun. He rose from his stony seat - a boulder, or perhaps once one with a house like those strewn across the roadside, ancient and neglected. Ben sighed as he strode away. Yet another day after the apocalypse.
Collapsed pillars, close-up. Like Purple, this was a build seeking to experiment with all the new bricks I acquired from PAB last month.
Broken barricade, close-up. I'm quite happy with the way this MOC turned out, as well as with the bricks I got. Most prominent here are those 2x2 white cylinders, the 1x4 brown tiles, and olive cheese, which will be easier to see further down.
House/sludge, close-up. One thing I realized only afterward was the scale was all messed up. If that structure you see behind the white pillar is a house, you can only imagine how large the telephone pole must be.
Birds-eye. Here's a nice view of the sludge river. The source of the waste is an overturned bin to the right, a bit hard to see since it blends in with the rest of the bley.
Tree, birds-eye. Once again, you can only imagine how large the telephone pole is (the skeleton too, for that matter) relative to the size of this tree.
Bin, close-up. I actually ended up liking the size discrepancies. It adds a nice sense of surrealism and also draws almost all of the attention to the telephone pole, the object of the MOC.
Broken window, close-up. These decrepit houses have probably seen better days...much, much better days.
House, birds-eye. I wasn't as happy with my greebling/mess making skills as I was a couple years ago, though from a distance it still does look quite messy and post-apocalypse-y.
Skeleton, close-up. The idea of tying a skeleton to the pole came out of the blue, but I was unhealthily pleased by the concept and remain very happy that I included it.
Telephone pole. Unfortunately, I decided to look at nice Post-Apoc builds AFTER I had photographed this and all, and I had little patience to go back and add all the little electrical tidbits a proper telephone pole ought to have. Oh well...
Ground, close-up. Like I said, mess-making skills are not quite at 100%.
Barbed wire, close-up. This side of the toxic waste is probably my favorite part. The blackened tree and ruins turned out very nicely.
Generic overview. Originally I had Purple (go back up if you didn't catch it the first time) picking its way through this vignette, a MOC that looked quite nice except that Purple was so large (relatively) that it completely blotted out the other details in the MOC and just looked out of place. So I split them into two MOC's.
Main photo. As for The Cult, I just need to get a couple more things together and the first few parts should be ready to go. Right now I'm just posting month-old things I've made that I really wanted up on the 'pages. Welp, that's all for now, hope you've enjoyed this build as much as I have, thanks for visiting and don't forget to C&C!