Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Modular River, Part Four: More Paint

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Quick update on the river project! I’ve been taking a lot of summer holiday time recently, including all of last week away, so not a lot of progress or action, but there has been some, at least. I’ve got all the river segments except the bridge basecoated and drybrushed up, ready for foliage and then … Continue reading Modular River, Part Four: More Paint

Hero Quest Part III

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hoi,Some scenery for you all to look at today. I have tried to get some paint on the HQ weaponrack from the box, I painted a gate from the Warhammer Quest box game that I got in my Starter box and the tomb which I remodelled to have a Renedra plastic s…

Hero Quest Part III

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hoi,Some scenery for you all to look at today. I have tried to get some paint on the HQ weaponrack from the box, I painted a gate from the Warhammer Quest box game that I got in my Starter box and the tomb which I remodelled to have a Renedra plastic s…

Scatter scenery

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

Hoi,Taking a break from Hero Quest, I have painted up some scatter scenery for different skirmish games. The first of these are TTCombat Back Alley junk stuff, in this case a washing machine and some mattresses, mostly for the modernish themed games of…

Scatter scenery

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

Hoi,Taking a break from Hero Quest, I have painted up some scatter scenery for different skirmish games. The first of these are TTCombat Back Alley junk stuff, in this case a washing machine and some mattresses, mostly for the modernish themed games of…

Swampy Pond Resin Water Test

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

I started a pond as a test piece just before starting the whole river section project, and it’s been progressing one or two steps ahead of the rest of piece all along. Like the river pieces, the base is sheet plastic styrene with air drying clay for banks, and it was then covered in fine … Continue reading Swampy Pond Resin Water Test

Modular River, Part Three: Paint & Sand

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

Last time we saw the river modules, they were bare white plastic with clay banks. I’m happy to report that progress has been made! Nothing fancy, just a coat of black paint mixed with some white glue, then sand shaken over while everything was still wet. I’ll put another coat of paint and glue over … Continue reading Modular River, Part Three: Paint & Sand

Modular River, Part Two: The Bridge Begun

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Realized I forgot to include the photo of the river modules with the air drying clay banks in place, so let’s start off with that! I rolled clay snakes out, mushed them into place, and left everything to dry. On to the actual subject of this post, the bridge! This river project is initially intended … Continue reading Modular River, Part Two: The Bridge Begun

Ghar Slave hut.

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Sarissa Scenery does some really nice kits that span multiple genres, hopefully I will be able to get some of the wild west stuff in […]

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

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.

Read Moar Skullz »