Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

‘nids part 185 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator part 6.

Posted on February 13th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As per my previous nid scratchbuilds it’s time to ‘ice the cake’! I got some tile adhesive and grout, the sort that’s in a tube, this helped with application as you can just squeeze it on and smooth it with some water.

In some respects it reminded me of this 3D printed concrete castle.

I did find the application a little difficult in some places, I probably should have just lightly sanded the plastic to add a key for the grout to fix to, insetad it kept sliding off.

BUt the tube applicaiton is really quite effective and if you want a quick VSG and your sculpting skills aren’t great then I see no reason why you couldn’t stop right here.

Obviously I have an aesthetic that I’m trying to match on my previous builds, so that’s not an option for me. But, I think those shapes and effects are pretty effective so it’s a quick win otherwise.

Sadly I’ll be sanding a lot of this texture off so I can have a flat base for the air drying clay.

But the sanding will clean it all up and allow my to try and build the spire properly, it’s a little thin, except for the base.

The inside was also ‘iced’ but I need to remove the top layer of card on the foamboard for when I sculpt that, which may interfere with the grouting, perhaps?

Lastly, just wanted to illustrate why leaving it at this stage is a possibility – a termite mound. As you can see this finish is perfectly natural. Just because a lot of the Tyranid aesthetic follows a similar style to Giger – with patterns, ribs, stomas, chitin plates etc. Things can be far more organic for nids and that means random form, without all those identifiable elements.

It’s for that reason I love the possibilities in Tyranid terrian and structures. I may well have pigeon-holed my approach, made it convoluted and reuiring a lot of effort and a modicum of skill. But that does not need to be the case, anyone can make these things, all it needs is the will, the time, the patience and a variety of easily sourced materials. The great thing is you can’t screw it up – nature’s not perfect. And it’s really cheap to do, the original Void Shield Generator cost a pretty penny and having sold out cost a damn sight more. This has cost me £2.49 in grout, some foam card, a couple of lemonade bottles, a piece of MDF a few curtain hooks, paper towels, a plastic pencil tube and a noodle dinner costing 99p, the majority of which I had already anyway and were either rubbish or recycling! More importantly though, if GW aren’t going to show some love for Xenos terrain, then its our duty to do so.

Pwork Wargames: New Wargames Fantasy Seas of War Gaming Mat

Posted on February 13th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Pwork Wargames: Classic Pwork’s gaming mat! We present the great game mat design: Seas of War The Game Mat Seas of War is a PVC or Cloth made rollable terrain mat, ideal for wargames, in size 4×6’ (122x183cm), 4×4’ (122x122cm), 3×3’ (92x92cm), 3×6′ (92x183cm), representing the scenery of the open sea, agitated by high waves dotted with white foam.
The Wargame Mat Seas of War offers the possibility of setting battles between fleets of ships among the ocean waves, strong currents and cannon shots of the enemy. The mat is a perfect fantasy setting for deploying vast fleets, and also ideal for historical game settings! Are you ready to battle?
The strength of the PVC material and the high quality of the printed image make Seas of War a perfect and essential accessory for playing at your favorite wargame. It’s practical, It takes up little space, It’s ideal for players that want a wonderful and great-looking setting where play their favourite wargames.

You can also choose Seas of War in the new released Synthic Cloth version, that will allow you to set your battles on a lightweight gaming mat, characterized by brilliance, definition and compactness of colors ,everywhere trasportable and at the same time with an high level graphic. Ultra-light and easy to store (you can bend It like a tablecloth without risking to ruin It), It’is printed on a cloth-weave, durable and resistant to washing (can be machine-washed and ironed with an iron steam). It also has a sewn hem that prevents the cloth from fraying.
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Khurasan Miniatures: New 15mm Zombie Survivor’s Camp Scenery Released

Posted on February 12th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Khurasan Miniatures: We’ve just released a set of items for a 15mm survivors’ camp: A pair of individual tents; two mattresses (one with pillow and sheet, the other bare); a campfire with either a flame or ember insert and an optional grill to place ov…

Steamforged Games: Resin Guild Ball Scenic Base Toppers

Posted on February 12th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Steamforged Games: Resin Base Toppers are coming very soon to our online store or your LGS.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Renedra: Plastic Modular Wargame Tower Sprues Previewed

Posted on February 11th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Renedra has previewed the frames for their upcoming hard plastic modular tower set ideal for your miniature roleplaying games such as Dungeon and Dragons and your miniature wargames!The initial release will be the main tower with options to make hime e…

Pen and Sword Books: The Ultimate Wargaming Compendium Book by Henry Hyde

Posted on February 11th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Pen and Sword Books: Wargaming is a fascinating, engrossing and exciting pastime that encompasses a wide range of different talents. In the course of pursuing his hobby, the average wargamer uses the skills of artist, designer, sculptor, illustrator, h…

Sally 4th: New Science Fiction Room Furnishings Kit

Posted on February 10th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Sally 4th released their first room furnishings kit to further decorate your modular science fiction roleplaying or wargaming terrain.
Crew Accomodation is a 120mm x 180mm room kit complete with 6 bunk bed and locker kits and a table and chairs kit. Floor pre-painted light grey, wall pre-painted white, bunks pre-painted dark grey, table and chairs unpainted.
Sally 4th - Science Fiction Scenery Table and Chairs
What ever type of ship, base or complex you are representing on the tabletop, it’s crew need to sleep somewhere when they are not on duty and our easy to assemble, pre-painted bunk bed and locker kit is an ideal solution. Furnished crew accomodation module £25 (10% saving over buying individual pieces) Bunk bed and locker kit £2.50. (includes pillows & sheets cut from mounting board!) Part of Sally 4th modular terrain range.
Sally 4th - Science Fiction Scenery Bunk Beds

Sally 4th - Science Fiction Scenery Hallway
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Gamecraft Miniatures: New Stridsbåt 90 H – Combat Boat Released

Posted on February 10th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Gamecraft Miniatures: Stridsbåt 90 H (Strb 90 H, literally: Combat Boat 90 Half; the 90 refers to the year of acceptance and Half refers to the fact that it can carry and deploy a half platoon of amphibious infantry (18 men fully equipped) is a class of fast military assault craft originally developed for the Swedish Navy by Dockstavarvet.
Gamecraft Miniatures: New Stridsbåt 90 H - Combat Boat Model

Gamecraft Miniatures: New Stridsbåt 90 H - Combat Boat Model
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Multiverse Gaming: Upcoming Science Fiction Walkways

Posted on February 10th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Multiverse Gaming previewed these science fiction walkways.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Nexus Miniatures: Last Uni-Tech Army Deal and Limited Edition Cobra Skimmers

Posted on February 9th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Nexus Miniatures: We are now down to the very last Uni-Tech Army Deal (which puts me down now to the last three Limited Edition Cobra Skimmers, one in the Army Deal and two separate Skimmers) – when they are gone they are gone I am afraid, and this par…

‘nids part 184 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator part 5.

Posted on February 9th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With these scratchbuilds there are a number of elements that I would consider ‘obstacle to progress’ but in reality are actually quite simple tasks that only require an evenings effort to achieve. As such that should be quite rewarding – I fill all the plastic out with PVA’s tissue paper and by the end of the night the job is done the next part begins and I should be happy.

Unfortunately I have to get through the tissue and PVA process, which is yucky and I don’t like it so it becomes a hurdle but in this case I was still motivated from overcoming the chitin plate obstacle and hopefully the momentum will carry me through the icing and sculpting stage too. As you can see I was a little creative with the tissue, using an old brush cleaning paper towel that really was only good for the bin but I’ve been using it for so long I thought it better to enshrine it within the structure.

I did use a load of tissues that came from a coffee shop which mashed up much better in the water and PVA. I guess there really is a difference between tissue and paper towel consistency [I know how obvious that sounds, but it’s worth noting].

You can really see the difference on the other side of the spine, this has become more like papier mâché than glued paper. I’m going to be covering it all up anyway so it doesn’t matter but if your sculpting skill aren’t great that’s two different option of how to detail your model. The paper towels make an effective musculature, I’m sure with a few successive coats of PVA you could easily just paint it red, cover it in Tamiya Clear Red X-27 and it’d look awesomely disgusting. Alternatively the tissue makes a different, more mineral looking finish that could be equally effective.

The smaller supports will also have fleshy joins to the main battlements. This is something I considered on the Bastion but never did, having the bone walls join directly to the Chitin towers, but for this I’m going to have exposed flesh between the armour plates and the walls.

And just because here’s a close up of the paper towels, that really looks like some fibrous meaty musculature. You probably could even get away with not painting it, it’s already got some crazy colours going on.

And again at this point I’m wondering should I have prepared the second one…? Next up – lets ice this sucker!

Wargames Terrain Workshop: New Hazardous Toxic Pool

Posted on February 9th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Wargames Terrain Workshop: This area is now classed as hazardous with this toxic pool being dumped in the wasteland, and looks like it’s been used to dump bodies in too.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Pwork Wargames: New Desolate Dust Town Gaming Mat

Posted on February 8th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Pwork Wargames: Classic Pwork’s gaming mat! We present the great game mat design: Dust Town
The Game Mat Dust Town is a PVC or Cloth  made rollable terrain mat, ideal for wargames, in size 4×6’ (122x183cm), 4×4’ (122x122cm), 3×3’ (92x92cm), 3×6′ (92x183cm), representing the remains of a small town, now covered with a layer of dust, debris and weeds.
The Wargame Mat Dust Town offers the possibility of setting battles between armies of miniatures on a desolate landscape, where the bare earth alternates with what remains of an urban pavement. The mat is a perfect fantasy setting for skirmish or large armies game play, and also ideal for historical and sci-fi settings! Are you ready to battle?

The strength of the PVC material and the high quality of the printed image make Dust Town a perfect and essential accessory for playing at your favorite wargame. It’s practical, It takes up little space, It’s ideal for players that want a wonderful and great-looking setting where play their favourite wargames. You can also choose Dust Town in the new released Synthetic Cloth version, that will allow you to set your battles on a lightweight gaming mat, characterized by brilliance, definition and compactness of colors ,everywhere trasportable and at the same time with an high level graphic. Ultra-light and easy to store (you can bend It like a tablecloth without risking to ruin It), It’is printed on a cloth-weave, durable and resistant to washing (can be machine-washed and ironed with an iron steam). It also has a sewn hem that prevents the cloth from fraying.
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Acheson Creations: Dungeon Worlds Fantasy Terrain Preview

Posted on February 8th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Acheson Creations previewed this Dungeon Worlds Kickstarter Scenery.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Reinforced Concrete

Posted on February 7th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

For some time now I’ve been looking for ways to make my modern war/Post Apocalypse scenery look more realistic. I’ve wanted to give reinforced concrete a go for some time and so recently decided it was time to make some. … Continue reading

‘nids part 183 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator part 4.

Posted on February 7th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well this just happened! With all the mixed feelings about my other projects every time I enter the shed I’ve seen this thing languishing on the shelf. September was the last time it got any attention, although there were other things that definitely t…

Infinity Space Station Terrain First Outing

Posted on February 7th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Got my in-progress space station setup for Infinity games out on the table today, as one of two tables set up for a very small (four players!) local Infinity tournament. It was well received and the other folks had some good ideas for finishing it – breaking up the line of sight down the access … Continue reading Infinity Space Station Terrain First Outing

Black Hat Miniatures: New Unfeasibly Miniatures Moroccan Casbah Released

Posted on February 7th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Black Hat Miniatures: We have a new release for the Unfeasibly Miniatures 28mm Exotic Adventures range.
A 28mm (1/56 scale) resin miniature model of a Moroccan casbah, based on a casbah at Bou-Denib. Typical of buildings found throughout the middle East from biblical period through to the early 20th century. This kit requires basic construction skills, the roofs can be fixed in place or left so they are removable. Dimensions width: 23cm, depth: 20cm, height: roof 7cm, dome 11cm. Cast in resin. £39 unpainted or £99 painted.

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Antenocitis Workshop:Excellent Infinity Happy Panda Noodles Stand Released

Posted on February 6th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Antenocitis Workshop: We’re happy to announce that the “Happy Panda Noodles” is now available in-store priced at £33.75p.
Happy Panda is a pre-painted MDF kit that comes with pre-coloured resin, photo-print screens, hinged doors with resin faces and door frames, acrylic rod lights, removable roof and a two-sided sign… of the Happy Panda itself.
The kit is designed so that it can be assembled and placed directly on the table, however it is recommended that for the ultimate in looks painting the supplied resin is beneficial, that said all of the images that follow show the kit, assembled, without the resin being painted i.e. it is you would assemble it right out of the box.

 

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Gamecraft Miniatures: Upcoming 20 and 28mm Scale K-Rails

Posted on February 6th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Gamecraft Miniatures: Coming very soon, 20 and 28mm scale K-Rails.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Great Escape Grass: New Gamer’s Grass Leaves & Flowers!

Posted on February 6th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Great Escape Games: Now in stock, Gamer’s Grass Leaves & Flowers! This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Deep-Cut Studio: New Fantasy Frostgrave Gaming Mat

Posted on February 5th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Deep-Cut Studio: New gaming mat release! We call it Frost-grave and it is another design and title that speaks for itself. It is naturally inspired by the game with the same name and was created with intention to provide a perfect background for wizard and their henchmen battles. The mat is available in 3 different materials – mousepad, pvc or cloth and comes in 3 different sizes. But any customization of the mat is possible at our website. Check it while it’s… Cold!
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Real 3D Fantasy Scenery to print -new kickstarter

Posted on February 5th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

In the hobby news of episode 163, Mike Whitaker mentioned a Kickstarter project for the Winterdale Fantasy Village, which produced 3D printing files for buildings. Another Kickstarter project, also offering 3D print files is now running on Kickstarter. This one has been launched by Via Ludibunda, is already funded, and is due to finish on 27th … Continue reading Real 3D Fantasy Scenery to print -new kickstarter

Sally 4th Launch MDF modular interior Sci-Fi terrain range

Posted on February 5th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Sally 4th have recently launched a range of painted sci-fi interiors. These are of a modular design, and are produced in MDF. The floor tiles are painted light grey, the walls are white with doors and any exterior cladding in dark grey. The range is quite large (52 products) and consists of prebuilt ‘zones’ (like … Continue reading Sally 4th Launch MDF modular interior Sci-Fi terrain range

Pwork Wargames: New Fantasy Gaming Mat: Badlands

Posted on February 4th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Pwork Wargames: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat: Badlands Classic Pwork’s gaming mat! We present the great game mat design: Badlands
The Game Mat Badlands is a PVC or Cloth made rollable terrain mat, ideal for wargames, in size 4×6’ (122x183cm), 4×4’ (122x122cm), 3×3’ (92x92cm), 3×6′ (92x183cm), representing thescenery of a bare plain of reddish earth, with the ground cracked by the fury of the elements. The Wargame Mat Badlands offers the possibility of setting battles between armies of miniatures among large open spaces, dusty pahts and rocks eroded by wind. The mat is a perfect fantasy setting for deploying vast armies, and also ideal for historical game settings or science-fiction fights! Are you ready to battle?

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