Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Infinity GrimDark – Walkways, Sensors and Crates

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Time for some details and the important walkway sections. A first walkway and some of the Crate wall sections create some decent cover for infantry and nice scenery for more merchant/ trading themed tables. Some Sensors will be objectives for Infinity and the lower wall section provides, even more, cover and adds some suburban favour […]

New Batman / Suicide Squad Buildings

Posted on September 19th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Knight Models have posted up a closer look at the terrain coming in the Suicide Squad boxed set for the Batman Miniatire Game.Not only is it printed and cut card with DC / Gotham themed decoration, it is also reversible and stackable!There is no news y…

Sunday Colour #16

Posted on September 18th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

For a little change this week I have assembled and painted some scenery.  I’ve never really owned any to call mine before because I’m lucky enough to be a member of a very good club that provides a great deal.  But just in case I want to play a few small games at home and in … Continue reading Sunday Colour #16

Infinity GrimDark – Habitation Unit Two

Posted on September 16th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Today it’s time for the second Hab and therefore half way through the scenery set. Not much to add in terms of functionality or storyline… unless that taking pics of the scenery lot is, unfortunately, the only reason to get my Deadzone collection out of the shelves in the past 12 months. Let’s see if […]

Kickstarter Round-Up – 16th September 2016

Posted on September 16th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

A bumper week for new Kickstarter projects this week, so much so that I’ve had to spli them down into sub-categories for this week! Miniatures Kev White does Matt Dixon Hasslefree Miniatures have a KS project, which is funding a new project – Kev White is sculpting miniatures based upon the fantasy artwork of Matt Dixon, who has produced a series of female ‘pin-up’ illustrations. Each picture will inspire three different miniatures – the first based on the artwork, the second being a ‘skyclad’ version of the miniature, and the third being dressed in garb suitable for winter (and thus a certain Frost-based skirmish game?) Funding for this has gone mad, having currently exceeded it’s £4,000 funding goal by over 900%, and it still has 16 days to run! It finishes on October 2nd 2016. Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes: Axe & Brimstone Axe and Brimstone is new expansion for Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes. The project is funding a new campaign book for these rules, plus two new warbands – Possessed Dwarfs and Halflings. Certain pledges also include a 3′ x 3′ terrain mat. The project is over 100% funded, and is due to finish on the 11th […]

The Forge from Tabletop World

Posted on September 15th, 2016 under , . Posted by

One of these outstanding piece of scenery from Tabletop World I’ve been meaning to do for ages. Design, casting, quality are all 10/10, not much to add. I’m using myFB page mostly nowdays so if you fancy WIP and more infos here it is: https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Willetts-Workshop-467707113420039/

Une des plus belles pièces de décors qui soit sur le marche. Pas grand chose a rajouter, j’utilise ma page FB maintenant pour plus d’infos: https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Willetts-Workshop-467707113420039/

Deep Cut Studio release ‘Medieval Football’ mats

Posted on September 14th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Deep Cut Studio, those terrain mat makers from Lithuania, have been at it again, and have just released a new set of products for all those fans of ‘Medieval Football’…aka Guildball They have released no less than nine different pitches, which is perhaps a bit overkill, but it gives the player plenty of options.   The full list of pitches are: Cobblestone Prairie Plains Muddy Field Frost-Grave Grass Cobblestone Streets Swamp Medieval Ruins Whilst you can instantly see the use of many – all the different types of grass, for example, some of the other choices, such as Medieval Ruins or Cobblestones are a bit more…interesting. And of course, after a hard days pillaging and throwing of spells, there is nothing the average Frostgrave warband likes better than a bit of footie (I suppose, given the size of the mat, this one could always function both as a Frost Grave mat, and then as a pitch…) The mats are 3′ x 3′, and come in three different materials: PVC – £22.90 Cloth – £25.90 Mousemat – £31.90 P&P costs are around £10, but you can order multiple mats for a single postage cost. I think some of these are more […]

Japanese Shrine

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

Just a quick post to show off this excellent Japanese shrine by Lost Village Terrain. This excellent piece of scenery will look great on any Bushido table. My only warning is that it requires a fair bit of pre-painting and … Continue reading

Kickstarter Round-Up – 2nd September 2016

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Every week sees new Kickstarter projects launched aimed at wargamers. Here are the one that have caught my eye True Tiles Dungeon tiles for your 3D- Printer (see above) – this is the second KS for this product, which is launching some new models for you to try (as well as making the first set of files available again). This is actually for the STL files for you to print yourself, so Mr Whitaker will be pleased! It’s due to fund on the 18th September, and has already smashed its funding goal into tiny pieces… Mounted Renaissance Knights Steel Fist Miniatures are looking to fund three new sets of 16th Century heavily armoured knights, with the idea that each set will have lots of variables so that many different figures can be made from the same base models. The project runs until the 29th September, and is 65% funded at time of writing. Hidden Forest 2D terrain Printed 2D terrain seems to be becoming more and more popular. Hidden Forest are looking to produce sets of 2D terrain printed on neoprene to complement their terrain mats (though obviously they will be suitable for use with any other mat!) This project is […]

Infinity GrimDark – Reinforced City Building

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

One more addition to the city/colony: A reinforced one story city building. I’ve used some of the reinforced bits intended for a bastion (according to Mantic games) to create this Hab unit. I like the way the reinforcements block line of sights and allow units to advance in cover. Especially for infinity that will be […]

Goodbye Bendyboards, hello The Terrain Shed

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 under , . Posted by

You may remember, back in Podcast episode 170 we interviewed the guys from Bendyboards about their MDF terrain (which all looked very nice). During the interview, we discovered that the company no longer produced their signature product. Well, the company has just re-launched as The Terrain Shed. Same great scenery, brand new name.Filed under: Accessories & Terrain Tagged: Scenery

Are Cigar Box Battles UK rock music fans?

Posted on September 1st, 2016 under , . Posted by

One of the constant dangers of taking photos of wargaming tables is the dreaded “wargamer’s crotch” – where the background of a picture is spoiled due to the proximity of a player’s lower body…because wargames tables always seem to be at that height, don’t they? Games that have backdrops always look great – though admittedly these are great as long as they don’t actually get in the way of playing the game. Most of those you see have been painted by some artistically inclined wargamer, but what about those of use who can’t paint for toffee? (At least, not unless it’s a miniature…) Well, Cigar Box Battles have just released two new mats which are aimed to be used as backdrops for your games. The first is their Bright Blue Sky mat, suitable for just about anything. The second is a Blood Red Sky mat, which is probably far more suitable for sci-fi and fantasy games. Both mats should give a great background to your game table photos. They are priced at $55, which might seem a lot of money to part with, just to get some pretty pictures, but what price art, eh? It’s a great idea – especially […]

Deep Cut Studio – New Prairie Mat released

Posted on September 1st, 2016 under , . Posted by

Deep Cut Studio certainly seem to have the bit between their teeth and are producing new mats on a swift and regular basis. The latest is a Prairie theme, bringing a sun-baked grass look to the gaming table. Ideal for plains wars, or perhaps arid grasslands. The mats come in three types: PVC, cloth and mousepad, with standard sizes from 3′ x 3′ – 6′ x 4′. Prices range from £22.90 to £54.90, plus postage.    Filed under: Accessories & Terrain Tagged: Scenery

Crashed Shuttle, Part One

Posted on August 28th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Doing a bit of cleaning up in my boxes of wargaming supplies I rediscovered a shuttle I built at least ten years ago. It was nominally for 15mm science fiction gaming, but was built without visible windows or any other really obvious scale indicators, and it’s big enough to look like a small craft in … Continue reading Crashed Shuttle, Part One

Deep Cut Studios produce very Limited Edition gaming mat

Posted on August 26th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

To celebrate the 26th birthday of the Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Cut Studios have released a limited edition 3′ x 3′ gaming mat depicting the Bubble Nebula, from a photograph taken using the telescope. The mat is produced on 2mm mousemat material and comes with a storage bag included. The mat is £39.90, and is strictly limited to 50 copies. It has been produced with the permission of the ESA & Hubble. Get in quick if you want one…Filed under: Accessories & Terrain, Sci-Fi Gaming Tagged: Scenery

Yet Another Hill

Posted on August 25th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

I mentioned in the last post that I’ve been working on a third large hill, with a roughly 12″x15″ footprint, that being the maximum interior size of a banker’s box. This one is a more complex outline than the previous two and was a fair bit more work to assemble, as I wound up using … Continue reading Yet Another Hill

Neo Tyrannis – 6/10mm Sci-Fi Terrain on Kickstarter

Posted on August 25th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Do you remember the first Polyversal Kickstarter campaign? The one that got cancelled? As part of that campaign, a number of large buildings were produced by a company called The Phalanx Consortium. Well, I’m pleased to say that The Phalanx Consortium have now launched their own Kickstarter project: Neo Tyrannis – to bring these buildings to market. These are truly epic scale buildings, produced in foam resin to reduce weight. We are used to buildings on a 6mm/10mm sci-fi board that are quite large, but not any bigger than a ‘normal’ 28mm building. By start contrast, these models are really big, thus giving the table that far-future look of epic skyscrapers that you see in so many pieces of artwork. These buildings range in price from $40 – $70 (comparable in price with the 4Ground 10mm Jesserai range). The Kickstarter offers a flexible pledge level, which means that you pledge a particular amount, and are then able to choose any buildings up to that level, allowing you to order what you want. If you order all the buildings currently available, it will add up to $310. These look really interesting (I especially like the Tech Centre and U.N.E.P Headquarters) and […]

A Pair of Hills, Part Two

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve finished the first two hills I started a while back, and built a third large hill to finish up the set for now. After the first coat of glue/sand/paint “goop” dried I added a second layer to a few areas of both hills, just to smooth out a few seams and such. I mentioned … Continue reading A Pair of Hills, Part Two

Infinity GrimDark – Habitat unit 1

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

Finally, scenery again. Today’s addition is the first of a bunch of Habitat buildings including a second neon-lighting module on top. It is one of a pair of buildings, that will be key for the walkways attachable to the buildings and creating the different height levels, crucial for games of Infinity, Necromunda or Deadzone. Mentioning […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the Dead; Necropolis Obelisk

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

Ok, so finally I found the photos for this episode of Grim’s Dungeons of Doom; Realm of the dead. This article, we are going to make some Necropolis Obelisks or tomb marker type monuments, these will match the rest of the other dungeon set and work well as standalone pieces in their own right. As […]

Building the Chicago Way

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

Though I still have to paint some models for The Chicago Way and make up the Shotgun House I bought at a recent show, I have been thinking about other potential buildings. Looking over the film The Untouchables, which was the inspiration for the rules, has some nice shots of buildings. Zooming in (click the […]

Prastok Imperial City – New scenery for 40k

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

Bit of an unusual post for me today since not only have I painted 14 pieces in a WE but I’ve painted scenery !
You’ve heard me whine about my total lack of any good scenery for quite a while for the most patient of you so I thought I had to use the opportunity to have the house for me alone to paint some buildings and ruins.
A little time ago (2 years at least), I realised I had plenty of bits from now old GW kits and thought it was high time to use them to make… SCENERY !

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Review: Cigar Box Battle Mats

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

Rating:  In recent years, there has been a quantum leap in commercially available terrain for wargaming. One of the biggest areas of growth has been in terrain mats. It doesn’t seem that long ago that, unless you made a table yourself, your choice of terrain mat was limited to a single colour piece of felt cloth – usually in brown, green, blue or black – and if you were very lucky, you potentially had the option of having hexes printed on it. However, we now see a large and growing selection of printed terrain mats available on various different materials; vinyl, cloth and even neoprene (that’s the stuff they make mouse mats out of). One of these new companies is Cigar Box Battle. We were recently contacted by the guys at Cigar Box and asked if we wanted to review some of their mats – to be honest, we jumped at the chance. I’ve seen Cigar Box products around for a while, North Star import them in the UK, and whilst they look very nice, I have shied away from buying one sight unseen as they are at the expensive end of the terrain mat market: a 6′ x 4′ mat […]

A Pair of Hills

Posted on August 1st, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Still quiet around here this summer, but wargaming has been taking place, as has figure painting, and finally, just for a change, a bit of scenery building! I broke out my stockpile of half-inch insulation board last week and spent and couple of hours with a razor knife, hot glue gun, and the styrofoam. I … Continue reading A Pair of Hills

Bamboo Bases

Posted on July 31st, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

As I’ve had a number of Bushido figures covering my desk over the last few weeks I thought I’d add a few minutes to each build to add some nice bases to the figures (the usual grass and rocks just didn’t … Continue reading