Small Scenics: Secret Weapon Miniatures’ Traffic Pylons #2

Secret Weapon Miniatures' Traffic Pylons

Seventeen years ago, back in September of 2019 I painted the first batch of “Traffic Pylons” from Secret Weapon Miniatures. I picked up 50 of the things on sale at a local retailer in however many little baggies of them, and then set to painting half of them. They weren’t hard to paint, but in such numbers they’re pretty tedious and so my original plan of getting to the other half got a little sooner than now got sidetracked initially by my hiatus, and then by not really wanting to do them.

This second batch then had been sitting in a chinese food container-style disposable plastic tub since last year, and sitting on top of a pile of my modelling supplies and such I kept seeing them, so resolved to getting them onto an upcoming Tray. Since official Tray business is kinda suspended right now, I’m allowing myself to work on terrain as well as D&D board game models, because Dave Stone’s Winter of Scenery Challenge, and also because terrain can be a bit rougher and doesn’t need that fine freehand and careful highlighting and shading like regular models do, so it fits in pretty well for allowing me to keep getting stuff done right now.

Secret Weapon Miniatures' Traffic Pylons

The only difference between this batch and the first batch is I changed the “orange” to a slightly different shade, a little darker and a little more muted. I just wanted that slight variation that you tend to see between two sets of “identical” mass-produced products that have come from different batches that then often tend to have a small but uniform difference between the two.

…and now I have 50 Traffic Pylons for my modern+ games. Hopefully this coming summer I can get my urban Tablescapes painted…

16 thoughts on “Small Scenics: Secret Weapon Miniatures’ Traffic Pylons #2

    • Thanks Dave. Yeah, that’s pretty much the little difference I wanted to achieve. I can’t recall if that was the original plan when I only did half of them originally, or if I just wanted to stop painting them!

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    • Thanks Roger! I think 50 of them will probably be complete overkill and more thna I’ll ever use, but each pack was so cheap on sale, so I end up just buying them, all…
      Good thing they didn’t have any more than that!

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  1. See, now some of us haven’t got past the first sentence! If September 2019 was 17 years ago, that must mean some of us at least are in the year 2036! I’m seriously hoping I’m not one of them, because that way I could have retired over 10 years ago and would have expected to have finished my Franco-Prussian War armies, but I’ve just checked and they’re still unfinished! You haven’t been out and about in the DeLorean again have you? 😉 Anyway, nice traffic cones! 🙂

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    • I think it’s the nature of time in 2020.
      2019 seems like it was so, so long ago, back in the before-time when we could do things like go to a restaurant, the gym, or walk the streets without a mask. Especially for the last …6 weeks, I’ve been in a time-bubble vortex window where time doesn’t have nearly the same meaning and things on the outside only get worse…

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  2. I remember the previous traffic cones and these look great as well. Full credit to you for getting 50 of them done too. That is no small feat. These will definitely be great to have for any Zombie themed games you have like Zombicide 🙂


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