Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Playingtheodds – Building your own Battle Mat

Posted on April 29th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Recently, a blog update from Playing The Odds showed how you could make your own flexible gaming mat. It’s a really interesting article which looks to give a great result, and very much appeals to the ‘DIY Wargamer’ part of me. Although we have a static 6′ x 4′ table, this gives me a few … Continue reading Playingtheodds – Building your own Battle Mat

PlastCraft Curved Modular Building

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

While at Trumpeter Salute I picked up one of PlastCraft’s Designed-For-Infinity plastic pre-coloured buildings, the Curved Modular Building, from the awesome folks at Imperial Hobbies, BC’s greatest wargaming store, and the only reason I do anything in Richmond other than change buses… Anyway, the Curved Modular Building is a small building, with a footprint about … Continue reading PlastCraft Curved Modular Building

MOAR Vortex Templates

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

Despite the arm pain I actually managed to do some bits. In fact because I took the day off to see the doctor I had some free time and in a moment of madness I just decided to knock out a couple more Vortex templates. Having enjoyed the fun of them in …

Finished! More Scenery for the Infinity City

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

This little extension comes from the Reaper Miniatures Bones range. Which is super cheap. In case you missed it the first time around, here’s where the Infinity city began.I’ll definitely be adding to the city in the near future. Infinity requires a go…

Bring Me… A Shrubbery!

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

Having moved at the start of this year I’ve been sorting and reorganizing gaming stuff, as one does, and working on actually using some of the stockpile of stuff I’ve accumulated. Part of the stockpile was a much wider array of greenery and model plant type material than I had thought I had. I also … Continue reading Bring Me… A Shrubbery!

Stone Walling

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

Well it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had time to get anything hobby related done (work/life balance totally screwed ) but I’ve had a chance to do some quick five minute tests with a toy I picked up … Continue reading

Building a bit more scenery…Part II

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

You may remember last week I wrote a blog post about repurposing some old toy farm buildings as 15mm wargaming scenery. Well, I did manage to finish these off over the weekend… First off, the chicken coop: Is now a storage shed The boxes/barrels etc are from the Baeuda Battlefield Accessories pack. The wooden poles … Continue reading Building a bit more scenery…Part II

Adepticon, through my eyes.

Posted on April 4th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Yes my friends, it’s that time of year again. Adepticon photo duuuuump! Occasionally, over the  weekend, I took pictures of what I was oogling at. Besides the amazing crystal brush contest this year, here’s what I may or may not remember seeing. E…

‘nids part 194 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator part 8.

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

Second side plate completed. I think I’m getting the hang of this now, I mean it’s not the most amazing sculpting, it’s pretty basic in fact but it’s a level I comfortable with, both in results and effort involved to achieve it.  I know I could a…

‘nids part 193 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator part 7.

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

This work was all done before Throne of Skulls, managed to get the third Chitin plate doneand the flesh joints between the smaller spines.They’re really quite effective.Looking forward to getting the side plates done next.Fourth spine plate done.I’ve a…

Getting the weathered wood effect

Posted on March 31st, 2016 under , . Posted by

Following my previous post, John Sharman asked me how I achieved the effect, so I thought I’d add a more detailed update. The first thing to note that these ideas were not mine, but we rather inspired by the excellent articles about painted weathered wood in the Wargames Illustrated Paints book. This book is a … Continue reading Getting the weathered wood effect

Building a bit more scenery

Posted on March 31st, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Sorry for the lack of updates this week – I’ve been a bit snowed under with magazine work… I have been pottering around a little bit on the painting table. First up is a sentry post, which we need for our game tonight. This is available from Peter Pig. Then I’ve been ‘re-purposing’ a couple … Continue reading Building a bit more scenery

Quick Infinity Terrain: Food Booths

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

One of the goals with the space station terrain set was to make the whole thing look like not just a collection of tactically interesting obstacles but also a (relatively) sensible, lived-in/working facility. Right now the non-cargo bay area is a bit plain, really just the Impudent Mortal walls in my collection arranged in various … Continue reading Quick Infinity Terrain: Food Booths

Ainsty Merchantman – Review

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

It’s been a while since I’ve done a review, although that is largely because I’ve been spending money on producing my game and not buying other peoples stuff (although the urge is still there) but a recent show proved too … Continue reading

Space Station Wall Sections in Progress

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

Finally have all six of the big space station wall sections basically complete and primed. All the doors are installed (several sections have sliding doors), the basic layer of surface detail is down, and one side of each is primed dark grey and the other is white. I’ll gradually add more coloured graphics like the … Continue reading Space Station Wall Sections in Progress

Latest Tiger Terrain models painted

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

I picked up another four buildings from Tiger Terrain at the end of last week. The next scenario in our campaign has a chateau complex which includes a couple of large barns – I only had one, so need to purchase/paint another. I decided to get some of the remaining buildings on our shopping list whilst … Continue reading Latest Tiger Terrain models painted

Infinity City Day 2

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

Day two of the weekend and getting a lot further into the city. Really enjoying the opportunity to spray and mask and spray and mask larger areas :)I wanted this scenery to reflect a more dirty, industrial area of the infinity universe. The idea was to…

Infinity City Day 1

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

Almost a year ago I scored some scenery from Mantic Games. The Sci-fi quadrant to be exact and it was a massive load of scenery, at a great price too. Enough to cover a 2 x 2 foot area. Brother John and I trimmed and assembled it over time wh…

Deadstick…hang on a minute…

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

I think we’ve all done it. There we are, getting ready to put on a game, sorting out all our miniatures and scenery when, suddenly, we look around and say “hang on, where’s xxx…” That happened to me last night. I was looking at the table layout for our first scenario when in hit me … Continue reading Deadstick…hang on a minute…

Avengers Downtown Board for Marvel Universe

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

I openly admit to being a scenery hoarder. I have piles of boards, buildings, rocks hills and all sorts.Not that I said ‘hoarder’ and not ‘builder’.While I was at work over the last week, my wife took matters into her own hands.Over a few days she dug …

‘nids part 191 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator part 6.

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

I know what you’re thinking, this is not a Dark Angel Tactical Squad… ahh, the best laid plans of Gaunts and Rippers… so I write my confession, plan ahead for what I’m going to do next and then immediately go for the thing I wasn’t going to do. But…

The Week Off – Prelude

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

Hello people,So, another week off, another “realistic” project list. The last one worked out pretty well so hopefully that’s repeatable. It’s bits and pieces this time round but each with its own purpose and payoff.So from top left;YV-66: I’ve got the …

Desert Island Jungle

Posted on March 1st, 2016 under . Posted by

I have a few games coming up over the next couple of weeks where I needed to have some jungle scenery and in particular trees. As it happens I have a big box of palm trees that I bought cheap … Continue reading

Starting a Guardians of the Galaxy Board

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

With the Marvel Universe Mini Game coming any day now, I thought I would start on a couple of new boards.The first was planned to be ‘loosely’ based on the plant from the start of Guardians of the Galaxy.Using some old Gale Force 9 hills, rocks and cry…

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

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

As per usual on my birthday it’s time to give a present away to the readers and what better than the next installment of my Generatorium design for my Print & Play building. It’s also timely in that this could form part of your Google AdSense compe…