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Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains. Part VII

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Almost done!  The mountain sections have been given a coat of diluted matte medium (50/50 with water) to harden the exteriors.  As the matte medium was drying I added some scenery – tufts and some ground foam.  I tried to not go ov…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains. Part VII

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Almost done!  The mountain sections have been given a coat of diluted matte medium (50/50 with water) to harden the exteriors.  As the matte medium was drying I added some scenery – tufts and some ground foam.  I tried to not go ov…

A Nice Weekend In St Michaels

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 last weekend was a spectacular one on the eastern Shore of Maryland.  Not a lot of prep for Historical got done (more about that in another post) but we did get in a good bit of gardening.  Saturday morning started with an unexpected vi…

A Nice Weekend In St Michaels

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 last weekend was a spectacular one on the eastern Shore of Maryland.  Not a lot of prep for Historical got done (more about that in another post) but we did get in a good bit of gardening.  Saturday morning started with an unexpected vi…

Sailing on Fathers Day Weekend

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

 My son came in to visit on Father’s Day and we spent most of the Saturday before sailing on the Bay.  It was a spectacular day and maybe the best Father’s Day present ever! The waters were very crowded with detestable power boats – incl…

Sailing on Fathers Day Weekend

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

 My son came in to visit on Father’s Day and we spent most of the Saturday before sailing on the Bay.  It was a spectacular day and maybe the best Father’s Day present ever! The waters were very crowded with detestable power boats – incl…

Historicon 2017 Game: Catacomb Layout

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 The final planning and placement of the catacombs for my upcoming Historical games (DAK & Dragons and SOCOM and Sorcery) is pretty much done.  The “catacombs” will be mounted of 2×2 ft 1/4 inch MDF boards.  I had enough of the Lunes…

Historicon 2017 Game: Catacomb Layout

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 The final planning and placement of the catacombs for my upcoming Historical games (DAK & Dragons and SOCOM and Sorcery) is pretty much done.  The “catacombs” will be mounted of 2×2 ft 1/4 inch MDF boards.  I had enough of the Lunes…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part VI

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 The basic painting of the mountain sections is now completed.  The first coat of dark red brown (mix of Dark Burnt Umber and red) was followed up with a heavy dry brush Raw Sienna (a leather tannish color) and then a light dry brush of yello…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part VI

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 The basic painting of the mountain sections is now completed.  The first coat of dark red brown (mix of Dark Burnt Umber and red) was followed up with a heavy dry brush Raw Sienna (a leather tannish color) and then a light dry brush of yello…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part V

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Last night I had intended to start dry brushing the mountains to lighten up the colors.  As I was working on one section I then noticed that there were lots of spot where the pink foam was showing through – little dots of pink on all the pie…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part V

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Last night I had intended to start dry brushing the mountains to lighten up the colors.  As I was working on one section I then noticed that there were lots of spot where the pink foam was showing through – little dots of pink on all the pie…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains, Part IV

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 With the day offI was able to get A LOT of work done on the mountain sections.  All of the carving was finished, ground texture was added and, lastly, a base coat of red brown was applied. The ground texture is my standard goto – Sandst…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains, Part IV

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 With the day offI was able to get A LOT of work done on the mountain sections.  All of the carving was finished, ground texture was added and, lastly, a base coat of red brown was applied. The ground texture is my standard goto – Sandst…

Blue Angels Air Show May 2017

Posted on May 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

It’s graduation week for the Naval Academy in Annapolis and that means it’s time for the Blue Angels airshow.  Reason #1012 why it’s hard to beat living on the Chesapeake Bay.  The weather wasn’t really cooperating – it was cold, cloudy and d…

Blue Angels Air Show May 2017

Posted on May 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

It’s graduation week for the Naval Academy in Annapolis and that means it’s time for the Blue Angels airshow.  Reason #1012 why it’s hard to beat living on the Chesapeake Bay.  The weather wasn’t really cooperating – it was cold, cloudy and d…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part 3 – Carving Rock Faces & Post #750!

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Tonights project was to carve the “rock faces” on the pink foam.  I managed to get 2 of the six section done in about an hour.  I used a new technique from model rail roader David Frary which I’ll explain below. The first step was …

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part 3 – Carving Rock Faces & Post #750!

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Tonights project was to carve the “rock faces” on the pink foam.  I managed to get 2 of the six section done in about an hour.  I used a new technique from model rail roader David Frary which I’ll explain below. The first step was …

I’ve Been Banned from TMP and I Feel Fine

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I have managed to get myself banned from The Miniatures Page (TMP).  TMP used to be a great source of hobby information (and really still is) but the recent tone and dwindling user participation levels have made it less interesting of late.  …

I’ve Been Banned from TMP and I Feel Fine

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I have managed to get myself banned from The Miniatures Page (TMP).  TMP used to be a great source of hobby information (and really still is) but the recent tone and dwindling user participation levels have made it less interesting of late.  …

Dinner in London

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

While I was in London, I had dinner with Tamsin, Ray, Lee and Postie!  It was a lovely event and I even received an invitation from Postie to come over to his gaming warren.  Perhaps one of the greater honors achievable in wargaming-dom.The d…

Dinner in London

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

While I was in London, I had dinner with Tamsin, Ray, Lee and Postie!  It was a lovely event and I even received an invitation from Postie to come over to his gaming warren.  Perhaps one of the greater honors achievable in wargaming-dom.The d…

Cheap Ancient Terrain Source

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

I had to run into a pet supply store to kit some cat food and wandered by the aquarium section and saw some interesting “Egyptian” ruins in a tank and got an idea.After returning home, I fired up the PC and hopped on Amazon and presto-change-o found ou…

Cheap Ancient Terrain Source

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

I had to run into a pet supply store to kit some cat food and wandered by the aquarium section and saw some interesting “Egyptian” ruins in a tank and got an idea.After returning home, I fired up the PC and hopped on Amazon and presto-change-o found ou…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains part 2

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 With all six frames finished the next step was to rough in some EPS (pink foam).  I’ve got enough on hand to finish 3 maybe 4 sections.Pretty simple process, but time consuming.  Jut cut to fit and glue/tack down. I’ll trim everyth…