Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 4

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Good progress on the Blomp gondola this weekend, with all the major structural assembly finished, skinning done in styrene sheet, and the start of the lifting-gas engine and associated pipework. The bow and stern have “masts” (not sure what else to call them, really…) that will eventually have lines connecting to the envelope overhead, with … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 4

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 3

Posted on January 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Blomping onward, in a classic goblin-engineering “make sh*t up as you go” fashion! The front half of the gondola has been skinned with styrene sheet, cut in one continuous strip for strength. I also glued in more styrene strip on the inner edges of the gunwale. The edges of the flying bridge received similar treatment; … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 3

Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 2

Posted on January 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Progress on my Lead Adventure Forum Build Something 2017 entry, the goblin-crewed Bloodyear Blomp! I’d said previously I was going to finish covering the blimp envelope in fabric before moving on to the gondola, but in standard wargamer fashion I’ve been distracted into working on the gondola first. The basic skeleton of the gondola is … Continue reading Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 2

Base building from French Model Workshop

Posted on January 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

After building my base building from French Model Workshop the other day, I used some spare time to get it painted. A couple of hours playing with the spray cans and washes on Wednesday and an hour or so playing with pigments and some blister foam and here I was !

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New modular scenery from French Model Workshop

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

The other day I was reading Morikun’s blog and I fell upon a very interesting post about new scenery kits to come.
I have to say it immediately pressed my buttons, I’m still looking for scenery solutions that are modular and easy enough to use and French Model Workshop seem to have come up with some really fancy stuff. 

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Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp

Posted on January 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Every year or so over on Lead Adventure Forum they hold a friendly Build Something competition. There’s a theme that imposes some restrictions; one year it was “your scenery must be based on a CD”; we had “marine/watercraft” once, and this year the theme is “flight”. I’ve been a LAF member for years and it’s … Continue reading Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp

Hab Module LV4-26 Finished

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

First of all, Happy New Year, everyone! Hope your 2017 is full of excellent gaming, good friends, and completed projects! On the “completed projects” note, I get to move my first completed project of 2017 off my bench and into my scenery boxes. I’ve finished painting and adding signs to the habitat module facade I … Continue reading Hab Module LV4-26 Finished

Terrain is everything – Hail the Omnissiah new FREE Print & Play building template

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I know Christmas and New Year 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 2016 begins…This design is over 3 years old now but it is an absolut n…

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

Posted on December 29th, 2016 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 revellers and holiday nik-naks. I’d noticed other online garden centres stocked them also and as I wasn’t getting to go to Dobbies I did a search and they were 50% off on one store but I was out shopping and decided to buy it when I got home only for the last set to be sold…

I couldn’t stand to have lost out and found them again on sale at Dawson’s Department Store again at just £6.50 with £3.95 postage, so I ordered 2 set just for best value. It says there are more than 10 left in stock and at that price I thought I’d share so everyone can get a chance at a bargain. The set I got was 21 pieces from a company called Lemax. Clearly there’s at least two that are just a bit too big, they’re the same size as my 40k outpost that got bigger! but great line of sight blockers for a Trygon!
Of course they weren’t going to fit with my table so I decided to paint them – undercoating them all in Red Oxide primer and then repainting them in shades of yellow.
And here’s the finished result:

Merry Christmas! (with an airlock!)

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

Between the Christmas season and what appears to be the worst cold I’ve had in many, many years there’s not been a lot of wargaming activity here at Chez Wirelizard. I did manage to spend one sickie evening messing about with Inkscape and created a nice floor airlock piece to add some colour to the … Continue reading Merry Christmas! (with an airlock!)

Papercraft Spacecraft!

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

I’ve been calling my Infinity space station table project a space station since I started planning it, but really it’s been a collection of big walls and random bits until recently. What does a space station really need to make it feel like a space station? How about some actual space craft? To that end … Continue reading Papercraft Spacecraft!

Project Z Spec Ops

Posted on December 3rd, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This huge ‘Lock n Load’ offer cranks up the adrenaline as the Project Z spotlight falls on the Spec Ops: If you’ve never ventured the apocalyptic streets this is the set to grab before it’s gone! It includes all you need to play the original Project Z then adds a whole new focus for dealing … Continue reading Project Z Spec Ops

Hab Module LV4-26, Part One

Posted on November 27th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

This shop front/apartment facade for my ongoing Infinity space station project has been inspired mostly by the depiction of some of the habitat levels of Ceres in the TV show The Expanse. If you haven’t watched The Expanse I highly recommend it, it’s good quality TV (not something I say regularly!) that depicts a hard … Continue reading Hab Module LV4-26, Part One

Infinity GrimDark & Mechanicum Complete

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

Oh lucky day – if you have been following these posts for the last few months I have to thank you and announce, that I can not stand seeing red on either bases or models any longer😛 Nonetheless, I am pleased to finally present the entire scenery lot and my entire Mechanicum force – just […]

More Space Station Pieces

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

One of the big wall modules I built for my Infinity space station tabletop set has a door three inches off the ground, intended to connect to catwalks or other elevated terrain. The problem with it has been that I have no catwalks or other elevated terrain, so most of the time that door just … Continue reading More Space Station Pieces

Adding Detail To The Space Station

Posted on November 11th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve been using my big space station walls and the associated scatter terrain for over a year now, and while all the wall modules are fully painted and physically finished (doors and such) I’ve never considered that part of the project “finished” in the full sense of the word. I really wanted that full colour, … Continue reading Adding Detail To The Space Station

Tabletop Hex Terrain Toolkit Kickstarter – a closer look

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

During last week’s Kickstarter round-up, one of the projects I highlighted was the Tabletop Hex Terrain Toolkit by Ross Kearns. This is a laser-cut toolkit for making hex terrain. I’ve been very interested in terrain making ever since we started making our own a couple of years ago, and hex terrain has always been of interest since I started playing Commands & Colors many years before that. This Kickstarter project looks to combine everything to give the everyday terrain-maker a tool kit that is relatively easy to use. The hexes created by this at 100mm wide, corner-to-corner, which works out at about 3.5″ flat-to-flat, which is an ideal size for creating a Commands & Colors board. Would this work out more cost effective than simply buying Hexon Terrain? Probably only if you made more than a single board, to be honest I’ve backed this project, as I really like the idea of creating this type of interlocking terrain system. I’m not really sure of how practical (or labour intensive) it will be in the long term, or whether this is better that simply buying terrain mats and using them over underlying features to create a rolling landscape. Pledge levels range from £8 for […]

Kickstarter Round-Up – 6th November 2016

Posted on November 6th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It seems that a HUGE number of Kickstarter projects have launched in the last week or so. Here are the ones that have caught my eye: Miniatures Heir’s Cousin Riders Spanish company Davale Miniatures are looking to produce 28mm resin miniatures – ‘Riders of the North’. Interestingly, they are looking to only produce figures that will be exclusive to Kickstarter backers, and will not be available after the campaign. Hmm, interesting. They are currently just over 20% of the way towards their 5,000 EUR funding target, with the project running until 1st December. Delivery is scheduled for April 2017. Miniature Wargames Flytrap Factory Presents ‘Caveman Vs Wild: The Big Chill’ OK, this is probably one of my favourite miniatures game Kickstarters of recent months. New Zealand company Flytrap Factory, who are probably best known for the 15mm figure packs they produce for Skirmish Sangin scenarios, have launched a project for a new range of 28mm figures, entitled Caveman vs Wild. This is a pre-historic hunting adventure survival game, with cartoon design seemingly inspired by films such as ‘Ice Age’. In short, this is lovely. The project has hit about 75% of its $6,000 NZD funding target, and is running until the […]

Heaps of 40k Buildings

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

20161003-40k-buildings-333Over the past 6 months we have painted a lot of buildings for our local tournament organiser. There have been many buildings and some very large scenery pieces that have been completed (and a lot more still awaiting painting so keep tuned). All these miniatures were painted to Level 3 […]

Ruined house VII Finished!

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

Warhammer fantasy, Mordheim (Empire in flames) and 1650 A capa y espada have a different game experience deploying sceneries on the tabletop. Finally we have finished our ruined house, we hope that you like it!
It was a very long way from t…

Ruined house VII Finished!

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

Warhammer fantasy, Mordheim (Empire in flames) and 1650 A capa y espada have a different game experience deploying sceneries on the tabletop. Finally we have finished our ruined house, we hope that you like it!
It was a very long way from t…

Kickstarter Round-Up – 28th October 2016

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

A short week, since I only posted the last one on Tuesday, but here is the next, relatively small, selection of Kickstarter projects that have caught my eye in the last few days: Miniatures Space Raiders 3 : The Chaos Raiders!! Giving off a very 1980’s Chaos vibe, this miniature range is the 3rd Kickstarter project from Diego Pinilla. In has currently raised 2177 EUR of a 4000EUR funding goal, and is running until 11th November 2016, with delivery due in January 2017. Terrain TileScape DUNGEONS The fabulously-named Rocket Pig Games are running a project to produce 3D Print files for Dungeons, caverns, sewers and all sorts of the stuff. They have smashed their modest $300 funding goal, having currently had over $11,000 pledged. The project is running until 29th November, and is due for delivery between January and June 2017. Boardgames The Edge: Dawnfall Dawnfall is a new miniatures boardgame from Awaken Realms, who previously made Neuroshima Hex. You can buy individual factions, Conflict Boxes (2 factions) or a Warchest, which contains 6 factions for the game. The project has already hit 450% of its £40,000 funding target, and is running until 14th November 2016. Delivery is due in […]

Infinity Grimdark – completing the lot

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

Our focus for today is on a last addition to the scenery lot. That is another reinforced building with watchtower on top. It makes a great outpost and reminds me slightly at the command bunker(?) from the Warhammer 40k Rulebook of 3rd Edition. I think the scenario linked to it was called the farm or […]

Mantic plastic pipe terrain for Gorkamorka / This is not a Test

Posted on October 24th, 2016 under . Posted by

A while back I managed to get hold of some of the plastic mantic pipework that was part of the deadzone 2nd edition kickstarter.This has been sitting a box for a while as most of my kickstarter stuff does, and had a “good idea” to use the pipework for …