Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Scratch-built scenery update

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

If you’ve been following my Twitter feed, you’ll know that for several weeks Dave Luff and myself have been busy scratch building scenery (primarily in 15mm scale) for our wargames table, which is in Dave’s house. I finally remembered to take my camera along tonight, and thought I’d show you the progress we have made … Continue reading Scratch-built scenery update

Swamp Thing and Arkham Warning Signs Preview

Posted on January 17th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The team over at Beasts of War have a couple more previews for the Batman Minis game from Knight Models.First up is the avatar of the ‘green’ known as Swamp Thing!No sign of rules for him yet but I expect he will be linked to Poison Ivy’s crew in some …

Empire Scenery- Windmill and Mansion

Posted on January 16th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A few months ago I worked on a few pieces of terrain for an Empire themed board.This windmill started out as a combination of laser cut kits. The tower section was sold as an individual windmill, and the large attached timber framed style section was o…

Top This!

Posted on January 15th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

New Modular Terrain Top Mounts From The Ion AgeHello all you dropship passengers out there,The folks at The Ion Age have been at it again and have released a third set of op mounts for their successful modular terrain system. This new set brings five n…

Sarissa Precision Newsletter

Posted on January 6th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Some interesting releases amongst this lot. Thinking the factories might be useful for the Batman Miniatures Game perhaps?

Burnt Wood News…..







Factory Range 28mm

Coming very soon, our 28mm Factory Buildings range is suitable for using across a number of theatres and game systems.

The large centrepiece factory shown even has a internal crane option.

World War Europe 15mm

Our very popular World War Europe range is now available in 15mm scale, with all the same details and options as it big brother range. Most of the core building are available NOW and further options in the range will be made available over the coming weeks. Expect new additions to both ranges.

Far East 15mm

Our Far East range is now available in 15mm scale, with all the same details and options as it big brother range. Along with the 15mm World War Europe range, our current ranges will be made available in number of scales over the coming months.

March Attack Painting Guide Part 1
Gary @ March Attack will be doing a series of painting guides over the coming Newsletters, covering Assembling, Painting, Pimping, Converting and lots of other ‘ing’s with our kits. This first guide covers some basics on how he approaches the kits that you see lots of photos of around our site. There are many, many examples on March Attack’s Facebookpage, so why not pop over there for some inspiration. As with a lot of projects the most important thing is a cup of tea and Gary covers that in the section…………………
MDF – Painting it? 
Where to start and the general idea…
For those of you who have met me at shows and asked the question, how do you paint it? You will already have an idea that it’s not that complicated.  For those who haven’t…  Step 1, put the kettle on, a tea bag in a cup and relax…
Start with the instructions and what effect you’re looking for.  Glue the parts together that can be painted together.   

Tip for roof joints – Super glue a 2mm plastic rod into joints, to replicate the leaded broom handle detail or ridge tiles.

Choose you base primer, if any.  You DON’T NEED TO SEAL OR PRIME IT, it just gives a base for your paint; the same as when painting ‘minis’.  Multi Prime parts, thin coats on top of each other to let the base come through.  Use texture paints, the home spray paints are really useful, mask out details you want to keep.  It’s then a case of painting the way you want to, to get the finish you’re happy with.  I use a mix of all kinds of paints, artist acrylics, model paints, emulsion…
Painting in parts can be much easier.  You can hold the parts, and paint the inside faces more easily.
Use a dry brush…  we all know what that is.  No we don’t?  Normally before using paint, the brush is dipped in water to help the paint flow.  Dry brush means you don’t dip the brush in water.  Dip directly in to the paint, don’t over load it.  You can see by the state of my work bench, if you over load it just take the excess off.  Use a broad brush too. Lightly brush over the areas you’re painting, leave corners and miss out crevices.  Don’t lay it on too thick and you’re sure not to lose detail.  As with ‘minis’ start dark to light. 
Tip for dark areas, reapply a dark base over the 1st colour before the top coats; it merges the layers. 

Paint the details. Window frames and doors. 

If its soaking up paint, the paint is too thin.  If you feel the need to seal or prime it, paint with light coats of a spray primer, light coats.

Don’t forget the edges.  Touch up as required.  Fill in joints if desired.

Once assembled, have a good look, you’re bound to have missed some details, especially edges.  If needed, use a small brush to work into the corners. This helps merge the separate assemblies into one uniform painted model. To add weathering, apply some colour washes around windows and door details, including the corners .  Add a little dry brushed highlighting to the edges.  

Tip, Always look at real buildings for how they weather.  

Add some flock grass into corners, and even on roof tops…  those damn pigeons.
“But that’s not enough info you cry”!  More in future newsletters.
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Normandy Building from Goldfinger

Posted on January 6th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I’ve finally got round to painting the second Normandy building I bought from Goldfinger Models in France last May.  I think it’s a lovely model, it’s the main reason I […]

The Temple of mild annoyance

Posted on January 4th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

And here is the finished temple in all it’s glory. I have to admit, I didn’t expect to get it finished quite so quickly.I had a nightmare of a time with the vertical struts. There are four pieces, one for each side, each of which consists of four verti…

Scenery in progress

Posted on January 3rd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

A  quick update of what’s going on at my painting table.And a slightly more obvious item, a Torii arch.These are both from Sarissa Precision’s range of 28mm Japanese buildings and both were Christmas presents (thanks Mum).I have previously bought …

Normandy Church from Tiger Terrain

Posted on January 1st, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Finished painting my Christmas present and I must say I’m impressed with the model.  It was all quite straightforward and easy to paint. Made by Tiger Terrain this model is […]

New Lardies project – Afghan Village

Posted on December 29th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

If you follow the blog associated with Too Fat Lardies, you will already know all about this, but just in case you missed it… Over the last couple of weeks, Richard Clarke has been writing some blog articles on his current project, which is to create an Afghan village for playtesting the forthcoming Modern variant … Continue reading New Lardies project – Afghan Village

Terrain is everything – Hail the Omnissiah new Print & Play buildings

Posted on December 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I know Christmas has been and gone but there are still presents to be had and the 40kaddict thinks you’ve all been very good this year so please accept this gift as 2014 comes to a close… Having introduced a number of new colour schemes for the Print…

Boardwalk Empire, of sorts

Posted on December 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Hoi,In order to supply at least some form of terrain for my new Victoriana project, I have obtained some boardwalk tiles. These are for sale at the local Gardening Store as a part of those Christmas villages one sees popping up all around in this time …

City Gaming Board WIP Update – Dec 15th

Posted on December 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As you may know already, I am buliding a modular City gaming board for the Batman Minis Game from Knight Models.I have now added a few more items, laid down at least a base coat on everything and created two different areas of Gotham City. All that rea…

Winter Icicles

Posted on December 14th, 2014 under , . Posted by

As Winter arrives (at least at the top of the world) gamers thoughts turn to making scenery and bases that represent the cold and ice around them (OK so it’s currently bright sunshine and warm outside but it’s still December … Continu…

New Marvel and DC December Releases from Knight Model

Posted on December 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

 It’s time for some new goodies again from Knight Models and they don’t disappoint with the December releases.First up is the killer lady herself, Elektra. A really nice model that captures the character really well. No rules yet, but don’t forget…

Quick Hint #99

Posted on December 10th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Winter bases can look fantastic but there is more to them than just sprinkling some snow effect powder over a few rocks. One thing that can really make your winter bases look great (nearly said cool ) is to add … Continue reading →

Terrain-tastic, dropzone & 28mm stuff

Posted on December 5th, 2014 under . Posted by

So recently I’ve been on a terrain building/painting phase with the previous bits I did, I continued the theme and did all this lovely lot!Starting with some scatter terrain for dropzone commander,these were n gauge model railway cars and buses that I …

The gaming room – scenery project update…

Posted on December 5th, 2014 under . Posted by

Just a quick update on the scenery project – I forgot to take pictures, so this will only be a quick update… Last week was left with lots of stuff waiting to dry, so hopefully we could crack on this week: First job was to apply a PVA/water …

Quick Hint #98

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

One of the great advantages of Christmas is the huge selection of portable lighting available, by which I don’t mean torches but rather the small strings of battery powered Christmas lights that shops seem to sell for a couple of … Continue…

Show and Tell

Posted on November 30th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

So Christmas is coming and your house is anything like mine, time for important activities like gaming is becoming a little scarce. As a result I’ve spent the week working on a couple of unfinished pieces of work that have … Continue readin…

ok, so that didn’t work out as I’d planned

Posted on November 30th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

so, partial mojo renewed at least… however the wonders of Norovirus and then my PC crapping out on me have not helped. So, despite pissing out of my arse for a week, having no PC for even longer and then loading a new operating system (and every litt…

Wild west Table complete, All aboard!

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under . Posted by

Part of the 2014 goal was to get a wild west table for wild west exodus and dead mans hand, well after some multi purpose useage of terrain I’ve finished the final bits and its ready to go!So what was the final part, well I’d done the track and the sta…

Enough for a ship’s peanut?

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under . Posted by

I posted earlier in the week about the start of the scenery building project for our new games room chez Luff. Last night, we finished phase 1, which was making trees – or more accurately, basing trees that I already had. We started with a box of…

Terrain is everything – ‘Tis the season to pick up your trees

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A few years ago I picked up a bag of model trees from Dobbies, our local garden centre [and craft shop]. They only have them in the run up to Christmas as they’re for making your own Christmas scene with miniature revelers and holiday nik-naks. In…

DC / Batman Review: Wayne and Queen Containers and Boxes

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

For this review I’m am going to look at something a little different.The first products for Knight Models new Gotham Sceneography MDF terrain range.The two initial releases are Queen and Wayne shipping Containers and Boxes.For those that don’t know the…