Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Salute 2015, The AVP temple build & Demo table

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

Well now that the whole world has seen what we rolled out for salute I suppose I should really post about it!So way back last year the Prodos guys approached the Phat cats demo team about doing the AVP board for 2015, so it took us about a millisecond …

LED Lampposts – part 2

Posted on April 25th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

If you were reading part 1 of this article (if not why? but you can find it via this link part 1) you will know that I’m attempting to make illuminated lamppost models for the Batman Miniatures Game (it’s set … Continue reading

Najelwitz Normandy Farmstead on the gaming table

Posted on April 24th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I tweeted a picture at the start of the week showing my completed Normandy walled farm from Najelwitz Modellbau Well, we put in ‘in situ’ on our gaming table last night and I grabbed some ‘proper’ photos The figures are some of Dave’s Forged in Battle British Paras – just to give an example of … Continue reading Najelwitz Normandy Farmstead on the gaming table

Knight Models Show Off Gotham at Barcelona Ficomic

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

Knight Models were at Barcelona Ficomic last weekend with an AMAZING display.They have built large sections of Gotham City including some landmarks.This just looks fantastic. I don’t know if any of this will be entering the scenery range yet, but …

Battle Systems: Upcoming Post-Apocalyptic Cartonboard Scenery Kickstarter

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Battle Systems has previewed their upcoming post-apocalyptic scenery range and the work they are doing for the River Horse Games and Warlord Games’s Terminator miniature game. 
Ideal for for both zombie apocalypses and modern warfare this terrain will be both internal and external. It’ll work for many games systems that need that rougher look. Think urban decay and you won’t be far off.
We are planning the Kickstarter campaign for Autumn 2015, after we’ve delivered the bulk of the Fantasy Dungeon Terrain to our backers (due July 2015). Much more information to come as we get closer to the KS. In the meantime here’s a couple of pics of the prototype to keep you going.

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LED Lampposts

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

Well I’m late posting again this week but it’s not my fault honest. Spent half a day in the garage getting my car repaired, followed by a long drive etc… So anyway this week I’ve been getting all frustrated trying … Continue reading

Sally 4th: Free Terra-Blocks Available at Salute‏ Workshops

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

Sally 4th: Sally 4th will be at Salute as part of the Wargames Illustrated stand running Terra-Block workshops. We have two projects available: The Science Lab and The Country House.Both of these projects are constructed from components of the Terra-Bl…

Pwork Wargames: New Infinity Terrain and Gaming Mat Size

Posted on April 19th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Pwork Wargames: Pwork Wargames new release is the size 3×3′ (90x90cm) available for all Pwork Wargame Mats, that allows also to play more different games with our Wargame Mats as playing surface.Pwork Wargame Mats are available in this new size both in…

Sally 4th: New Photo Realistic Corner Shop Released

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

Sally 4th: The latest model kit to join Sally 4th’s range of photo realistic building models is a set of two shops, one of which is a corner shop. The shops have been designed to be compatible with the existing terraced houses and public house.
The kit cost £17.50. Walls are made from 3mm Medite, base and roofs from 2mm MDF, forming a good solid structure. The base measures 200mm x 300mm, the building 150mm x 200mm. The roof is removable to allow figures to be placed inside. The shops, together with the rest of the photo realistic range has been designed to offer gamers the flexibility to build terrain in a number of different ways to suit their individual preferences.

1. The building can be used as a shell, to which plasticard or embossed brick papers are added.
2. The building can be finished with one of the free texture sets that we provide in either stone / brick or plaster. The free download includes photo realistic windows and doors and tiling strips, so nothing else is needed to finish your kit to a high standard.
3. Optional extra can be added, if you want them. These include a choice of 4 different styles of detailed, laser cut windows, which can be used, instead of the photo realistic windows. One of the sets includes separate Perspex glazing and glazing bars. Additional gardens and yards are available, together with a removable first floor and dividing walls. If you do not like printing off texture sheets, we can supply those to you printed out on high quality matt photographic paper.
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R Squared Comics: Trash Bash Bits: Sci-Fi Doors and Windows Kickstarter

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

R Squared Comics: Here’s a new design of Trash Bash Bit that you can choose as a reward of this campaign.Design #5 Window Gunport – A combination of high-tech window and gunport allows defenders a clear view as it gives them ability to fire weapon…

Manorhouse Workshop: More Exciting Previews of Upcoming Hard-Plastic Dungeons and Sewers

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

Manorhouse Workshop has previewed even more exciting preview pictures of their upcoming modular hard-plastic buildings, dungeons and sewers terrain!Hello everyone. While we wait for the estimates of the steel molds, we continue to present new possible …

Batman Scenery Review – GCPD SWAT Van and Gotham Phone Booths

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

With the Batman Game growing in popularity since the Rulebook release, a lot of people are asking online about building tables.
With that in mind, I thought it was about time I put together some reviews on the Gotham MDF Scenery now available from Knight Models.
First up are the GCPD SWAT Van and Gotham Phone Booths.

Both of these kits come in laser cut MDF sheets. These are packed in clear bags with a Batman logo topper.
They also both include instruction sheets so you know where all the bits go.

Each set consists of two sheets of MDF. The Phone Booths are one per sheet and also include a sheet of clear acrylic each but the SWAT van is much bigger so covers two sheets on its own.
When removing the pieces, each has small tabs holding it in so its worth running around the edge with a craft knife first.
Watch out for very thin sections on the front edge of the van sides and long parts of the Gotham Telephone parts. If you are a little heavy handed they could easily break.

Once all the parts are removed, its time for some building! PVA glue is the best for these.

Both of these kits are fairly simple builds. They will take a little time thought as you will want to wait for the PVA glue to hold before moving onto the next part.
There are a couple of bits to watch out for.
On the van you will need to clip off the bottom corner of each door as it sticks into the wheel arch and the door then won’t close fully.
For the Phone Booths, build the bottom and the sides first. Once dry, file down the pins on top as they are a tight fit. It would also be a good idea to paint it first before putting the glass in and gluing the top section on.


Once finished these both look great. The etched detail on the side of the van is fantastic and will make painting it a lot easier.
Above is a scale shot next to Origins Batman and Killer Croc. Neither piece is small!
On Wayland Games the Phone Booths cost £5.06 for the two and the SWAT van is £8.62.
With the size and detail I think they are more than reasonable prices.
Time for some scores.
SWAT Van – 9/10 Badger Points

Phone Booths – 7/10 Badger Points

Will you be picking up either of these kits?
- Hendybadger

Critical Mass Games: New Science Fiction Walls and Gates Previewed Release on Salute

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Critical Mass Games: Critical Mass Games is once again attending Salute at the London Excel Centre on Saturday 25th April however this year things are a little different. Last year Erik and the Figures in Comfort team took over the retail sales for Critical Mass Games at all UK shows and Salute 2015 is no different with Figures in Comfort carrying the full Blistered Infantry and Vehicle ranges and the MASK FX camouflage masking sticker system.

 

To support Figures in Comfort the CMG team will be on hand at their stand, TJ01, running participation games of the Critical Mass 15mm Company level Sci-fi rules and helping you find what ever you require.As usual Critical mass Games is taking pre-orders direct though the website, email your pre-orders in before the 21st April 2015 and they will qualify for a 15% discount. New for Salute 2015 we have 3 new defence wall terrain sets, but these will only be available in a limited quantity for the show. Set 1 contains of 6 Wall sections 150mm long and 60mm tall and 15 buttress supports – £25.00 there are also other packs available such as gates and destroyed walls.
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Pwork Wargames: Steampunk Dark London Wargame Mat Released

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

Pwork Wargames: Pwork Wargames presents a new, fantastic Wargame Mat: Dark London.This mat is perfect to play games set in the Victorian Age or steampunk. Its design represents a grim city district with cobblestone streets, a central round square and m…

Wayland Games: New Dark Science Fcition Hard-Plastic Terrain and Walkers Released

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

Wayland Games: This week we have the Onager Dunecrawler joining the Adeptus Machanicus’ ranks and two new pieces of terrain, the Plasma Obliterator and Promethium Relay Pipes. Grab yours now here at a more than useful discount.Welcome to Wargame News a…

Latest painting update – 8th April 2015

Posted on April 8th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

The painting continues, though I haven’t come anywhere close to figures yet… Here are a couple of (decent) pictures of the Farmhouse I painted last week: Over the Easter weekend I painted the barn from the Najelwitz ‘Farm’ set, and also some ploughed fields The large MDF bases that I ordered from Warbases arrived today, … Continue reading Latest painting update – 8th April 2015

Sally 4th: Public House, Latest Addition to Photorealistic Building Kit Range

Posted on April 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Sally 4th: The latest model kit to join Sally 4th’s range of photo realistic building models is a Public House. The kit cost £17.50. Walls are made from 3mm Medite, base and roofs from 2mm MDF, forming a good solid structure. The base measures 200mm x 300mm, the building 150mm x 200mm. The roof is removable to allow figures to be placed inside.

The Pub, together with the rest of the photo realistic range has been designed to offer gamers the flexibility to build terrain in a number of different ways to suit their individual preferences.
1. The building can be used as a shell, to which plasticard or embossed brick papers are added.
2. The building can be finished with one of the free texture sets that we provide in either stone / brick or plaster. The free download includes photo realistic windows and doors and tiling strips, so nothing else is needed to finish your kit to a high standard.3. Optional extra can be added, if you want them. These include a choice of 4 different styles of detailed, laser cut windows, which can be used, instead of the photo realistic windows. One of the sets includes separate Perspex glazing and glazing bars. Additional gardens and yards are available, together with a removable first floor and dividing walls. If you do not like printing off texture sheets, we can supply those to you printed out on high quality matt photographic paper.

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Building a Dockside Board – Planning Stage

Posted on April 7th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Recently I decided I was going to build a second board for the Batman Minis Game to go with my City Board (that still isn’t finished).As something that is often seen and mentioned in stories from Gotham , I thought a dockside would be a good addition.T…

R Squared Comics: Trash Bash Bits Sci-Fi Doors Steel Iris Door Unlocked

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

R Squared Comics: Here’s the new Trash Bash Bits door, the Steel Iris. This seemed to be one of the more common requests so I made sure that it was included in this campaign. It’s a classically simple device meant to open smoothly and close quickl…

Ristul’s Extraordinary Market: Food Supplies, Bonepiles and Bonfires Reviewed!

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

I recently stumbled upon a new Polish wargame company named Ristul’s Extraordinary Market which sells a range of nice resin scenery pieces such as statues, food supplies, bone and skull piles, bonfires and also a range of science fiction/ fantasy miniatures. I got in touch with the kind owner Ristul and he agreed to let me review some of his resin terrain items. During this review we will take a closer look at the food supplies, bonfires, bone and skull piles and food supplies basing kit. 
“From an extraneous Plane of Existence, came Ristul. As he arrived to our time and space, he began to crave for understanding us. As the ways of human mind seemed different from his, the contact was hard to come into. Yet, Ristul noticed art, thus finding a link between the worlds. As a talented Being, as well as aesthetically aware one, the misterious Entity began creating objects. In time, he made a decision to share his creations with humans, bringing life to the Ristul’s Extraordinary Market!”

The packaging
The resin scenery is packed in sturdy plastic blister packs as seen in the picture. The smaller scenery pieces such as the bone and skull piles and the food supplies basing kit were also packed in separate ziplock bags avoiding the possibility to loose these small bits. The terrain was send in a padded envelope ensuring that nothing got smashed during shipment from Poland to Belgium.

The scenery

First of all we will take a look at the food supplies blister pack which contains 8 high-quality resin pieces including piles of crates, barrels and sacks. Next to this, these piles are also decorated with lots of detailled fruit and vegetables baskets, coils of ropes and small bottles adding even more detail to these supplies. What I especially like is that there are lots of different crate and barrel designs so you won’t be filling your table with identical looking supplies but a real mishmash!

As you can see in the pictures these pieces are very detailled and airbubbles are non-existent. As said the casting is superb and only very small amounts of flash film can be found between some of the smaller pieces. This flash can easily be removed with a sharp hobby knife. In the following picture you can see a picture of all the food supplies along with an 28mm Black Tree Design miniature. I can see these pieces being used in all sorts of fantasy and historical settings but they could also be easily used in low-tech science fiction settings. The food supplies blister currently retails at €12.50 which is extremely good value looking at the quality and detail of these castings.
The second terrain pieces  received were these nice bonfires and logpiles which are also cast in high-quality resin and supplied with no airbubbles or flash. As you can see in the pictures, this blister contains four bonfires ranging from big to small. Of these four bonfires, three are depicted burning. Each of these bonfires also comes with a suitable logpile of which four variants are supplied. These pieces can also be used in wide variety of games and provide enough bonfires for every normal sized terrain collection. The bonfire blister currently retails at €8.75 which is more than reasonable for the size of the pieces.

Then we take a look at the very useful bone and skull piles which are compased of humanoid skulls and bones. As you can see in the pictures these piles are very suitable for both heroic and non-heroic scaled miniatures. The skulls and bones piles blister contains 10 terrain pieces and currently retails for €6.25 as with the other scenic elements these pieces are very high-quality and no airbubbles or flash can be found. Being generic enough they can easily be used in every wargame ranging from historical wargames to some dungeon adventuring or even brutal conflicts set in a distant future.
The last but certainly not least terrain blister contained the food supplies basing kit. This kit is similar to the previously reviewed food supply piles but consists out of loose supplies. These market wares are supplied casted on thin strips of which the blister contains eight ranging from crates and barrels to baskets and sacks. These individual pieces are again decorated with a wide variety of goods such as lettuces, fish, apples, potatoes, … These pieces can easily be used to further decorate your food supply piles or can be used to decorate your miniature bases, market stalls, bagage carts or buildings. This set retails for €8.75 which gives you a stunning collection of 39 highly detailled scenic pieces.
  
The conclusion
If you have been looking for suitable market wares you certainly found the right company as the food supplies are simply stunning. They are extremely well-cast and also offer a wide range of different items including but not limited to crates, barrels, bottles, sacks, baskets, rope coils, buckets, vegetables, … Next to these pieces much more useful bits can be found such as the reviewed boneand skull piles and bonfires. I can heartily recommend these items due to the good service of Ristul and the very high-quality of the terrain pieces. Check these pieces and the other products in Ristul’s Extraordinary Market


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In The Jungle.

Posted on April 6th, 2015 under . Posted by

So I’ve done a bit more of one of my display pieces that my daughter is helping with, and I’ve got to say, she LOVED this bit! The flocking! Whole piece at present. Over the top of this I will “hopefully” add vines, and bits of broken trees etc, The rhino is a very old […]

Ral Partha Europe: 20% Off Easter Sale Launched

Posted on April 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Ral Partha Europe has launched their Easter sale 20% off.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 tutor…

R Squared Comics: Trash Bash Bits: Cheap Sci-Fi Doors Kickstarter

Posted on April 5th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Just found this nice Kickstarter launched by Brian Roe of R Quared Comics which is currently funding a nice range of cheap science fiction doors to be used on scratchbuild buildings. There already three doors unlocked with more following after the week…

Little Boxes

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

As I’m still on my drive to make street scatter scenery for the Batman Miniatures Game I thought I’d try making some boxes as these seem to be an integral part of any urban street scape. Being me of course … Continue reading

Fenris Games: 20% off Promotion and Dragon Egg Freebie

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

Fenris Games: Quick mini sale ahead of imminent price rises and Salute panic. 20% off using code DREGGS at checkout; orders over £20 get an additional 60mm dragon eggs objective marker thrown in for now.
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