Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Ponds

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Some new scenery bits up this week. I hadn’t done water effects in a while, quite happy with how they turned out. I used EasyCast clear casting resin, recommend it.

Ponds

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Some new scenery bits up this week. I hadn’t done water effects in a while, quite happy with how they turned out. I used EasyCast clear casting resin, recommend it.

Gothic Mausoleums

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

New pieces available…Bits from GW from one of their best kit.Link 1Link 2Link 3

Gothic Mausoleums

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

New pieces available…Bits from GW from one of their best kit.Link 1Link 2Link 3

Sarissa Scenery: Test of Honour Shop

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whilst at Warlord HQ a few months ago I picked up (literally) the only piece of Test of Honour scenery they had in stock which […]

Warbases Church, Part Two

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

More progress on detailing the lasercut MDF church from Warbases that I started previously. Stonework & Doors Buttresses and a double row of foundation stonework have been added with pink styrofoam insulation cut with a new Xacto knife. I used scrap card to create a small jig to keep the angle of the front of … Continue reading Warbases Church, Part Two

Shadow wars Scenery : Part 2

Posted on June 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Quick one today, just wanted to show some close shots of the scenery I painted for my games of Shadow wars and other skirmish games.
The main part was painting the pillars, walkways and platforms as well as all the little details that fit underneath.

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Shadow wars Scenery : Part 2

Posted on June 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Quick one today, just wanted to show some close shots of the scenery I painted for my games of Shadow wars and other skirmish games.
The main part was painting the pillars, walkways and platforms as well as all the little details that fit underneath.

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Review: Warbases MDF Vehicles

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

Warbases started doing vehicles in lasercut MDF and cardboard (greyboard) a few years ago and I was intruiged right away; a lot of 28mm vehicles are fairly expensive or (especially for World War One, Russian Civil War, or other early 20th C gaming) simply don’t exist. It took me a while to get around to … Continue reading Review: Warbases MDF Vehicles

Drinking with Dwarfs

Posted on May 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I did go to Salute this year, but, given my current plan to buy fewer models and concentrate on doing things with the ones I already have, I ended up taking a slightly different approach from usual.

Instead of my normal plan to buy enough models to keep busy until the next Salute, which normally left me with has left me with an every accumulating backlog, I concentrated on scenery. Specifically, scenery I didn’t have to paint, just assemble and that would work with models I already had assembled and painted. More specifically, 4Grounds Dwarf Brewery.

I have been a Dwarf player for over twenty years and have dwarfs for Warhammer, Lord of the Rings, Confrontation, Kings of War and even a handful for Warmachine. Despite this, I have no Dwarf specific scenery. For a little while I had half a plan to build a Dwarf Inn/Brewery until I realised that 4Ground already made one. I already have a few of 4Ground’s Japanese buildings and like their work, particularly, the fact that you don’t have to paint it, just glue it together. It’s the lack of painting that really makes them stand out from the other major producer of nice wooden scenery, Sarissa Precision.

So, this year, I ended up putting most of my money into a single item. Not as much as I had originally thought as 4Ground were doing some decent discounts and I bought a few other bits and bobs from them. I also got another one of their Dwarf buildings, not from them directly, but from Dark Sphere who were having a bit of a clear out and were offering 4Ground stuff at half price. My heart sank when I first saw this as I thought I might have just dramatically over payed for something, but they didn’t have the brewery, but did have one smaller building. In addition, as it didn’t have a price, the guy on stand just guessed at a price and then halved it, offering it to me for £15. I wavered and he immediately offered it for £12 at which point I snapped it up. I later found that 4Ground charge £36 for it, so I really got lucky.

 Smaller, L-Shaped building

In the end, I was very glad to have the smaller model as it allowed me to get in some practice assembling a dwarf building before moving on to the big one.

Even the smaller building has a detailed interior with separate rooms

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will have been able to track my progress as I put it together. There were 17 pages of instructions and the process was rather like assembling a big Lego model only with glue, so it’s very difficult to correct mistakes.

 Early work in progress

I was as careful as I could be, but still not as careful as the professionals and there are some places where my model has walls that aren’t perfectly flush or surfaces that are not completely smooth. I hope none of it is too visible.

 I had to cut this piece, or the top would not have been flush with the column below

There was one piece that I simply couldn’t get to fit and I had to cut it to make it work. I really don’t know what I did wrong there.

 Interior Ground floor. Note the gold trim around the ceiling and stair rail. These should have been grey

There was one further complication. Part way through assembly, I realised that one sheet that should have been printed on grey card had been printed on gold. I’m sure if I contacted 4Ground I could have gotten a replacement, but I didn’t want to disrupt my momentum and pressed on. For the most part it worked fine, most of it was wall trim for the interior that looks good in gold. The only real problem was with the separators for the roof section, some of which were grey and some gold. In the end, I repainted the gold ones. They aren’t quite the same shade, but I don’t think it’s too noticeable.

 Interior second floor, showing off the wealth of brewing equipment that comes with the model

I think I can get quite a lot of use out of this model. As well as being useful for games in which one side is dwarfs, I could also see it being useful as a Dwarf run tavern in other fantasy games. I’m planning to try it out in a game soon and will post some pictures of it in action.

The finished piece from another angle

Tabletop World Guard Tower

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

Guard Tower from Tabletop World and probably their most iconic model. Truly outstanding piece, a pleasure to paint, made a strong base for it.
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 La tour de Tabletop World, probablement leur kit le plus connu. Une pièce superbe en tout point, ce fut un plaisir de la peindre, j’ai aussi fais un gros socle pour.


Tabletop World Guard Tower

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

Guard Tower from Tabletop World and probably their most iconic model. Truly outstanding piece, a pleasure to paint, made a strong base for it.
Link
 La tour de Tabletop World, probablement leur kit le plus connu. Une pièce superbe en tout point, ce fut un plaisir de la peindre, j’ai aussi fais un gros socle pour.


Thunder Chrome – 3D Terrain Review

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

I really do think that 3D Printed Terrain is a direction a lot more of us will be going very soon, it has so much […]

Shadow Wars Scenery

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

Still trying to make the best of the time I have before this WE, here is part of the Show Wars scenery I managed to get done this past week !
I’ve bought the Shadow wars : Armageddon box at its release (lucky me) and I have to say I’m more than chuffed with it.

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Shadow Wars Scenery

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

Still trying to make the best of the time I have before this WE, here is part of the Show Wars scenery I managed to get done this past week !
I’ve bought the Shadow wars : Armageddon box at its release (lucky me) and I have to say I’m more than chuffed with it.

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Trees on a hill

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

New scenery bits of the week…An improvement on previous ones with stronger bases and more detailed rocks. All up on Ebay:Tree 1Tree 2Tree 3

Trees on a hill

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

New scenery bits of the week…An improvement on previous ones with stronger bases and more detailed rocks. All up on Ebay:Tree 1Tree 2Tree 3

Stone Outbuilding Finished

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Glued down the towel thatching, slapped a coat of paint over the small stone building, added the door, and declared it done! The towel got cut into a rough rectangle, big enough to hang an inch or so over the edges of the cardboard roof on all sides. I used a hot glue gun to … Continue reading Stone Outbuilding Finished

Scatter terrain – Munitorum armoured containers

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

An unsual for me this time : terrain. Or to be more precise, terrain of the scatter kind. 
See I have a gaming WE in a couple of WE and I have offered to bring terrain to make a table for some 40k skirmish action. Problem is, I’m quite poor in stuff to populate my tables still.
That’s why I decided to finally get this kit done.

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Scatter terrain – Munitorum armoured containers

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

An unsual for me this time : terrain. Or to be more precise, terrain of the scatter kind. 
See I have a gaming WE in a couple of WE and I have offered to bring terrain to make a table for some 40k skirmish action. Problem is, I’m quite poor in stuff to populate my tables still.
That’s why I decided to finally get this kit done.

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Stone Outbuilding/Hovel

Posted on May 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

With the farmhouse and dovecote progressing well, I wanted to move on to a few smaller buildings to the mix. This little stone outbuilding is the first of those. It’s a few random scrap pieces of pink insulation styrofoam, hot glue, and a chunk of corrugated cardboard so far. Footprint is about 2″ wide by … Continue reading Stone Outbuilding/Hovel

Gothic City Ruins

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

A few pieces for modular gaming tables, all up for sale:Ebay1Ebay2Ebay3

Gothic City Ruins

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

A few pieces for modular gaming tables, all up for sale:Ebay1Ebay2Ebay3

Half-Timber ECW Buildings, 11 May

Posted on May 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been painting the dovecote and farmhouse together, so rather than separate updates I’ll just do combined “state of the ECW scenery” update today! Both buildings have had most of their painting finished, with touchup and work on the bases the main things left to do, along with the roof of the farmhouse. I’ve also … Continue reading Half-Timber ECW Buildings, 11 May

Learning Curve: MAD Gaming Terrain / Failing to Plan is…

Posted on May 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

MAD gaming terrain are now well into phase II of their hab-block Kickstarter and it’s going better than expected.  The reason it’s going really well […]