Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Streetscape – 28mm MDF buildings with a difference on Kickstarter

Posted on July 25th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Whilst the growth of MDF lasercut buildings has revolutionised the wargames scenery market, there is a simple fact: unless you are prepared to use some modelling skills to make some amendments, the vast majority of MDF buildings all look the same look like MDF buildings – i.e. wood and not brick Philip Page has just launched a new Kickstarter project with the idea of changing that. Streetscape: 28mm Resin and MDF buildings has the idea of using an MDF shell for the building, but then using a thin resin sheet for detail. This detail can be used on the front, back and roof of the building to give you buildings that have the detail and finish of resin, without the weight, and at a reduced cost. The resin can be thin, as it’s not providing the structural integrity of the model. The upshot is that a number of buildings can be produced, using three basic MDF ‘frames’ and applying different facades, roof tiles and added extras such as skylights, dorma windows and chimneys. It’s a really interesting idea, and a neat solution to the ‘MDF look’ problem. The project is running until the 24th August, and is looking for a £4,000 funding target. […]

Dead Man’s Hand 7

Posted on July 23rd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

A few scenery pieces that have been completed lately for use in a variety of skirmish games including Dead Man’s Hand, Songs of Blades and Heroes, SAGA and anything else that suits.All of these are from Hovels and are 25/28mm in scale.Some work in prog…

Deadzone GrimDark – Reinforced city building

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Today we spent attention on the largest building in the lot: A battle damaged, large building, with plenty of space for snipers, troops of Imperial Guardsmen or Scitarii. The back of the building, including the destroyed walls, includes some rubble, which merges the building more authentically with the gaming table. This allows for creating a severely […]

Deep Cut Studios release Muddy Fields

Posted on July 21st, 2016 under , . Posted by

Deep Cut Studios have just released a new gaming mat – Muddy Fields. If you don’t fancy fighting over rolling meadows or plains, this could be the gaming surface for you: Here are some close-ups from the website. The mat is available in different sizes and materials, depending upon your need and preference: Filed under: Accessories & Terrain Tagged: Scenery

Bushido – Japanese Minka

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

Bushido like any other tabletop game needs some terrain to vary the gaming area and make your games more interesting. I’ve always been a great fan of making or converting cheap terrain, not only does this save money but it … Continue reading

GameTerrain – new company launches via Kickstarter 

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

The huge growth in the availability of MDF buildings for wargaming in recent years has definitely made scenery more affordable, especially in 28mm. However, they are not to everyones liking – I must admit that I much prefer using resin buildings for brick or stone structures. New company GameTerrain.co.uk is launching on Kickstarter at the moment with this thought very much in mind.  They are looking to produce resin 28mm buildings suitable for fantasy gaming. Their aim is to eventually have a range of around 26 individual models to choose from, but they are starting their range by launching 3 – although this may increase should product funding allow.  The first two buildings are the Old Shed (above) and the Ramshackle Hovel (below).  The Shed is 50mm x 50mm x 75mm, whilst the Hovel is 100mm x 100mm x 100mm. The Hovel comes in two pieces, as it has a removable roof. They are priced at £9 and £24 respectively. These will be shipped in September 2016. In addition to this,  GameTerrain also has a much larger model on offer.  The Traveller’s Rest is a large construction, 300mm x 300mm x 250mm, which consists of two buildings: a stable and an […]

Infinity GrimDark – Market

Posted on July 15th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Consecutively to last week’s post, here the next fully painted a lot of the entire lot. This trading post with additional crates and boxes and some broken walls to the back adds a scenic piece to the terrain lot, which might function as central building of a trading district within the city terrain. Personally, I find […]

Ceri Design launch 2D terrain Kickstarter 

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

Ceri Design, a small UK company that has previously run Kickstarter projects to produce gaming mats, is running a new Kickstarter project, this time producing 2D terrain. This terrain is produced from the same sublimated felt material as the game mats that Ceri Design produce. The material is hard wearing and crease resistant.  They are producing several different designs, including warehouse terrain (as seen above), buildings (basically top-down views of roofs), ruins and wild areas (below) The idea is to make affordable, good looking terrain for those gamers where space is at a premium – let’s face it, terrain can take up a lot of room. Each terrain pack is priced at £10. The Kickstarter is running until the 13th August, looking to raise £1000.Filed under: Accessories & Terrain Tagged: Crowdfunding, Scenery

The Scenic Route

Posted on July 12th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Recently I was shooting another tutorial video, this time involving some scenery and some hairspray. Here are the stills I shot of the finished piece..I’m kicking myself for coming across this scheme a little late into the game, having painted a large …

Infinity GrimDark – Industrial depot

Posted on July 8th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Today some industrial goods and low-level terrain. While assembling the scenery lot, I found the idea of having an industrial sector tempting. It consists of plenty of infantry cover, whilst denying passage for tanks and cover for TAGs. Thus some more wall sections and some triangular containers. Seeing usually ordinary box-shaped structures on the table, […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the Dead; Metal railed walls.

Posted on July 7th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This time in the realm of the dead themed terrain set, we are going to tackle some simple metal railed walls, using an easy to find and mostly free material, packaging foam. Sorry about the delay in the latest installment of Grim’s Dungeons of Doom, I must say that I have been taken up with […]

Dead Man’s Hand 6

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

Returning to the Wild West for a brief flurry with some small pieces of scenery. First up here is the the Wild West version of the “Cludgie” or outdoor loo.Painted as a test piece for more scenery, this time to be used for the American Civil War. This …

Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters?

Posted on June 24th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from my Avengers Mansion, I thought that Arkham would also make a decent Xavier’s School for Gifted Younsters. Using the same parts of Arkham, I have set them out in a wider layout to give the impression of a large school instead of a…

Avengers Mansion board

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Any long term readers of this blog will know that often I like to grab a load of terrain and see what new boards I can come up with.As I have the KM Arkham Asylum but I am now in love with the new Marvel game (that I have wanted for years), I thought i…

Back to the Brushes 109

Posted on June 21st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Some more work in progress pics of both 6mm Rapier Miniatures Hypaspists and the ongoing rebasing of 15mm Essex ACW Confederates.Shown next to their finished comrades in arms to spur them on to greater things in the future; or something like that.Below…

Saga in 6mm – making terrain

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Per Broden has posted a new update on his 6mm Saga project blog for the Joy of Six show on July 17th 2016. In this entry, he discusses how he created all the scenery (including a use of spaghetti that I had never considered!)   – the tables he has produced are almost entirely hand-made, and look fantastic. This is an excellent an inspiring blog entry – well worth a look.Filed under: Gaming Blogs, Historical Gaming, Painting & Modelling, Shows / Conventions / Events Tagged: Dark Age, Saga, Scenery

X-men Tearing up a Sentinel in Genosha!

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A while back a fried (Ross) said h had seen some Sentinel parts on ebay that might make good terrain for X-men games.I looked them up and they were Build a Figure parts from Marvel Legends action figures. But then something else caught my eye. Broken S…

Avengers Statues? Good plan!

Posted on June 17th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hey there,Now Knight Models are re-releasing the older Marvel figures with rules for the new game, I am left with a few doubles including the 4 core members of the Avengers.While I considered some alt colour schemes, I placed the models on the side and…

40 Scenery – Turbo Blaster Turret

Posted on June 17th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

20160508-40k Scenery-200Something a little different here. A while back we painted a Forge World Imperial Redoubt board. This Turbo Blaster Turret was intended for that board (we didn’t receive it until some time afterwards). This turret was painted to Level 3 and had some weathering applied to it so that it […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the dead; Cemetery Gateway

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

Hello everyone, it’s me Grim. In my absence, I at least have been amassing a fair bit of material here to continue on with both this series and the blog. I hope you’ll forgive my leave, but shit happens. So, it’s been a while since posting the last dungeons of doom article. With that in […]

Infinity GrimDark – Aegis Defense line & bunkers

Posted on June 10th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Time to kick off with the first finished set of buildings. I started with painting up a bunch of wall sections, the two defense guns and two watch towers/bunkers. To keep the lot interchangeable between Infinity, Warpath/Deadzone and Warhammer 40k, I opted for not applying any decals, but creating setting specific adverts and posters one […]

New buildings from Najelwitz Modellbau

Posted on June 8th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

One of the questions I was asked a lot last weekend was ‘What make are your buildings?’. In the small town we had set up, the two buildings on the bottom right are both from Tiger Terrain, whilst everything else comes from German company Najelwitz Modellbau. I thought that I would check their website, and I was very pleased to discover that they have recently released some new 15mm buildings, the most eye-catching of which was a new Industrial Complex. The Complex is available in both 15mm and 1:72 scale, with the 15mm version costing 62.00 EUR and the 1:72 version 90.00 EUR. Shipping is 10 EUR to Europe , or 15 EUR to the Rest of the World. This has immediately been added to my shopping list. By the way, they have also released a number of 15mm German buildings which are suitable for use with Team Yankee.Filed under: Accessories, Historical Gaming Tagged: 15mm Gaming, 20mm Gaming, Scenery

Infinity GrimDark – 28mm Scifi scenery

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

Hay there, I hope you guys are doing well. Finally, after three years on the shelves, I spent a couple of days, building a massive lot of Mantic Games Scifi terrain. Playing Deadzone, Infinity and soon Horus Heresy, I intended to build some cityscape terrain, that should fit all settings. As shapes and look of the […]

Walking down Gaslamp Alley

Posted on May 24th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

One of recent purchases was a couple of Sarissa Precision buildings, Victorian brick buildings, part of their Gaslamp Alley range. I had bought the terrached house and the terraced shop. Here is the model from the Sarissa website. The Sarissa Precision models are laser cut MDF and come plain. I do quite like how the […]

Age of Scenery Part 2

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Rounding out the better half or, good guys stuff, for the local shop.Next up, it’s big, it’s mean, it’s yellow!