Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Ristul’s Extraordinary Market: New Food Supplies Scenery Released

Posted on February 26th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Ristul’s Extraordinary Market has recently released these rather nice food supplies!Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news, straight from the source. We also have an extensive coll…

Games I Like – Mordheim – Great alternative terrain from Warlord Games

Posted on February 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

With my energy being really focused on Warhammer these past six months I’ve been bandying around ideas doing  skirmish content with an End Times theme. Mordheim is a natural shoe-in as a Ruleset. Post-Apocalyptic skirmish Fantasy? Done. The biggest issue with an Urban Fantasy skirmish is suitable terrain. You can find plenty of intact buildings […]

Deep-Cut Studio: Futuristic Football Gaming Mats Released

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

Deep-Cut Studio: We have a new gaming mat release and it is something we wanted to share with you for a long time now.  This futuristic football gaming mat is larger than what you might usually find on the tables. It has 33 mm size hexes, so …

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – TO DONE!

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

Well, that’s it, I finally got my Realm of Battle Board done, in time for ‘Dave’s 40k @ 40′ tournament. This weekend me and my gaming crew will be having a mini tournament much like our ‘Game of Throne of Skulls’ this time it’s to celebrate m…

Impudent Mortals: Warehouse District Terrain Kickstarter

Posted on February 20th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Impudent Mortal: A Warehouse District designed for 28mm-35mm table top miniature games with an option for a 1.5 inch grid. The terrain pieces are made primarily from MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). Additional details parts consist of Grayboard (very h…

Northstar Miniatures: Secret Weapon Plastic Urban Style Gaming Tiles

Posted on February 20th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Northstar Miniatures: We’re going to be selling these plastic gaming tiles soon from ‘Secret Weapon’. They come unpainted, they are 1′ by 1′ and you get 24 in a box. This is the Urban style.Not only does the terrain look fantastic but it is highly vers…

Sally 4th: Terra Blocks – Terra City One Release One‏

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

Sally 4th: The Terra City One release from Sally 4th consists of a range of Terra Block components that work with the core range to allow construction of the claustrophobically chaotic sprawl that is Terra City One.The key components are balconies, pil…

We cost each other money as well!

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

Over the years, we’ve had many correspondence from listeners who have complain that the latest podcast has seriously damaged their wallet. Just to show that we are not immune to this phenomenon, we recently recorded a show about terrain, and Mike Whitaker happened to mention a company that produced 15mm buildings that I only had … Continue reading We cost each other money as well!

MiniWorlds: New Expansion Set Sepulcrum and Putridarium Pre-Order!‏

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

MiniWorlds: The Expansion Set “Sepulcrum” includes 26 scenic elements to recreate the perfect “ancient catacomb”. 13 elements are Double-Faces, paying 26 elements you will receive 39!! The Expansion Set “Putridarium” includes 21 scenic elements to…

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – Varnishing Act!

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

It’s funny how just a hint of sunshine is enough for me to gamble again by spray painting these boards. So despite the crisp weather and quite blowy conditions I just went and sprayed them [will I ever learn?].And it actually worked! of course I don’t …

Cathedral Arcanum: Take Cover! New Sandbag Defences

Posted on February 14th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Cathedral Arcanum: With bullets, laser-beams, and artillery fire to hide from, cover often means the difference between life and death. Give your troopers something to hide behind with our Sandbag, straight-style emplacements!This set of three 6 inch s…

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – Edge to edge

Posted on February 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I know you’ll say I don’t need to apologise for lack of posting but I will, it’s only polite afterall. So, sorry for not posting. I’ve been doing school Governor duties and just appointed a new headmaster. It’s actually had little impact on my hobby bu…

Home sweet…

Posted on February 12th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Hoi,A quick update to keep you all in the know. I plan to do a bit of a bigger update any time soon so keep an eye on this space.For now the theme is the “house” Quite some time ago I bought two white plaster houses in 1:72 scale. Last week I finished …

Quick Hint #103

Posted on February 11th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Wooden drink stirrers are an absolute must for any scenery modeller but they have one great failing, they always look like freshly cut timber (which is more or less what they are). Now it is of course easy enough to … Continue reading

Manorhouse Workshop: Underground Modular Dungeons Digital Renders Preview

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Manorhouse Workshop: First steps in the digital world. Transforming a real object in a digital format. Some details of the process. The comparison between a hand made master and the first results of the process. This to obtain a file suitable for the s…

Sally 4th: Photo-Realistic Textured Fothrington Hall Terra-Block Set

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Sally 4th: Themed terrain set contains unpainted Terra Blocks™ to construct a 30cm x 35cm gaming area representing the ground floor of Fothrington Hall. Fothrington Hall can be used for many periods and genres ranging from Victorian through to the 1940’s so would make a great scenario centerpiece for Pulp Alley, In Her Majesty’s Name, A Very British Civil War, Bolt Action and many more.
Set includes:
  • 6 x opening doors
  • 1 x Staircase
  • 8 x Windows with window sills, glazing and glazing bars
  • 2 x Fireplace
  • One, Two & Three section walls to complete model
  • Skirting boards, door frames, pelmets

All customers will be sent a link to download all of the detailed papers and textures used in this model including wallpaper, carpet, brickwork, curtains, rugs and paintings. This is the first set in a planned series of themed models which will include free to print, photo-realistic textures to take your gaming environment to the next level. All pieces in this set are completely compatible with the rest of the Terra-Block range so textures can be used on these pieces if you wish to expand your layout.
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4Ground: New Fabled Realms Fantasy Furniture

Posted on February 9th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

4Ground has released these new Fabled Realms fantasy furniture pieces.Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news, straight from the source. We also have an extensive collection of…

Running up that road…

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

A quick update on the scenery project (sorry, no pics this time – maybe next week) Last week I turned up a Dave’s with a roll of roofing felt, ready to start on our roads. The look of horror on his face as I walked in was enough to send me scuttling back to the … Continue reading Running up that road…

Fenris Games: New Products and February Sale Launched

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

Fenris Games: 8 new products added to the webshop this week, and a mini Sale to launch into february and help sweeten the blow of having to replace the workshop’s long-suffering compressor (which drives the casting gear, which supplies your resin goodi…

Terrain is everything – quick and dirty trees

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

Having had my hobby skills tapped by me son a while back in making a Neon particle/atom [whatever] he asked me to help with something else. His geography class are researching ‘biomes’ [I think] and he got the savannah. His task was to provide the scenery – trees and ground. So that means I do it ;) Anyway the ground was easy, I just took my FREE Ferron Proxima Battlemat, stripped off the red tint and it was pretty much set.
The trees were a little more difficult, I looked at a number of tutorials, sculpting clay over a wire frame, PVA over thick twine, my son even suggested buying trees! [I nearly slapped him into next week… I only say that for comic effect]. Anyway, we nipped to the Range [craft and home items] and they had this broom.
At first glance what did you think this was? ;)
It’s called a ‘Beason’ Broom, all I saw were some really handy twigs that I could split apart and potentially glue together. And at £3 it was great value!

Here’s a closer look at the twigs that would form the potential trees.

I picked up a pack of 10 50mm aluminium discs to base them on but I still hadn’t sussed how I was going to try and fix these twigs to it and each other. I contemplated hot melt glue but didn’t think it would look particularly realistic with globs of glue everywhere. PVA might do it but how do you hold everything in place while the glue sets?

So I come home that night and find out that the deadline isn’t next week, it’s tomorrow! I’d been telling him for weeks to get it sorted and he got confirmation on Monday from his teacher it was next week only for the teacher to shift the goalposts! So we go to it, quick and dirty. I strip a bunch of twigs out, using a clothes peg to hold them together.

 I then used some spare fishing wire to tie the base together. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be enough but time was short. I’d have probably coated the ‘trunk’ in PVA so it became a solid mass. For this I want it to be as natural as possible, luckily the fishing line isn’t too noticeable. I then hot melt glue them to the aluminium discs. I was a little concerned about the blue and black glue sticks but hoped the basing would cover them up.

However, for the purpose of potential gaming terrain these are quite a bit taller than they need to be. I’m sure with some clippers they could be trimmed down.

However, these all came together in a couple of hours. For 40k I’d spray them white and be done with it, maybe even add some yellow/orange/red flock. The only concerns are the twigs do have a waxy/dusty feel to them so I question how well spray paint would adhere to the twigs.

Additionally the twigs feel brittle so I would question their durability for continuous use, however I did find even some of the thinner branches particularly difficult to cut with heavy duty scissors so perhaps my fears would be unfounded? But that’s a pretty good forrest for £6 in materials and there are still four discs remaining and practically a whole broom [I only did 6 stands of trees for convenience]

Lastly we based them up – PVA and sharp sand. For his project I wanted to keep things natural and luckily my sharp sand mix is similar to the ground print out. The only real concern is whether the PVA can dry in time. I propped this box on top of a radiator and hit it with a heat gun for a bit so fingers crossed that helps speed the drying process, it’s got 8 hours until school at least.

Of course the heat gun started to melt the fishing line a little bit but I stopped well before these things burst apart, although I think the hot melt glue probably is holding these things together quite well.

Anyway, if you’re looking for trees I think these are quite nifty and don’t require a huge amount of effort. The most difficult thing is tying the knots in the fishing line but that may be just overkill. Some of the bases I just put hot melt glue on and stuck three or four twigs in without tying them together. If these get returned I’ll paint them up so you could see simple yet effective they can be.

As a matter of house keeping it seems the PTBs have now decided to restrict access to blogs for me. funnily enough I can still edit and post just not view. There were always some blogs that I couldn’t see if it was referrenced as a ‘games’ blog, regardless of what sort of game but now all blogs have been denied. So repsonding to comments and viewing others blogs may be less timely.

Slug Industries: Upcoming Cthulhu Circle Scenery Previewed

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

Slug Industries has previewed this nice Cthulhu inspired terrain piece.Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news, straight from the source. We also have an extensive collection of rev…

Wargames Terrain Workshop: New Barrels, Japanese Dojo and Boarcroc Released

Posted on February 2nd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Wargames Terrain Workshop: This month we release a Dojo for our Oriental range that has sliding doors and an internal gaming space, next we have a Boarcroc to add to our range of Dinosaurs, and lastly continuing with our accessory range we have a pack …

Blackbane’s Ghost Raiders

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

I don’t know about you but I always aspire to having nicely painted forces on the gaming table. There is something nice about seeing a sea of colour on the green cloth, unfortunately it rarely happens. If you are anything … Continue reading

Deep-Cut Studio: Inferno Unleashed! Hell-Themed Mats Released

Posted on January 30th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Deep-Cut Studio: It‘s news from hell this time! New inferno themed wargames terrain mat is available on our website. As usual it comes in 4×6, 4×4 and 3×3 sizes, but can be tailored for your custom size table as easy as 1-2-3. The mats are available as PVC versions for constant use and abuse or cloth versions for ultra-mobile gaming table. And we are proud of exceptionally detailed professional artwork as well. Check them out at our website and pick yours now!

Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news, straight from the source. We also have an extensive collection of reviews and tutorials so take a look now.

Urban Scatter Terrain for Infinity

Posted on January 30th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

So I’ve been persuaded (OK, it didn’t take much…) to get into Infinity, the fast and lethal science fiction skirmish game from Corvus Belli. I’ve been vaguely interested in Infinity for years, both by the high quality sculpting and because … Continue reading