After nearly thirty great comments and compliments about the great waterfall i sadly got knocked out of Iron Painter. It was a worthy win as viruk presented a wonderful piece, albeit (cleverly) a Wyrd set. I Should have stocked up on Wyrd miniatures!Although i have been knocked out and it is a shame i won’t get a chance to compete any further i am glad to have entered and to have generated such interest in the bases that i sometimes build over here at EZPainter. Below are some m […]
Posts Tagged ‘Terrain’
No, not one of those mats you have to drag to the beach, rather a mat that brings the beach into your living room! Or at least a reasonable facsimile you can put tiny figures on. For a long time I’ve been collecting scenarios involving amphibious operations. Some may remember my attempt at scratch building … Continue reading How to… Make a Beach Mat →
Today I am furiously flocking my new terrain boards for the Cremona game at Salute on Saturday! Here I’m applying corn-stubble to a couple of fields and adding patches of long grass to break the flatness of the boards up. It’s a lovely sunny day …
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 …
The time between now and mid July will see me embarked upon a rather large sectional terrain making project – the building of 8 2’x4′ terrain sections and 5 2’x’2 sections (one of the smaller 2×2’s is picture to the left). I’d like these to be two side…
Sid and Nancy (above) are eagerly anticipating the Cremona 69AD at Salute. My game is just about the furthest game from the Salute entrance (see map below). When you come in, don’t get caught up in the crowds near the entrance- stroll purposefully alon…
Touch up and finishing the board’s sides isn’t as glamorous as a resin pour or making stands of bamboo but it is important and as you have probably seen by now, sometimes the materials fail even as materials succeed.My son Nate pulls off the corn…
Hi FolksSo if you have been following the Volcano thread you will know that I was doing this for a competition on the Lead Adventure Forum. Well this has all now finished.There were some stunning entries and if you have not seen the thread on the Lead …
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.
|Gangers from the Necro-Mags take on a cargo walker outside of a scientific research bunker. Miniatures by Reaper, Mongoose, and NotNorm.|
|Celluclay and various molds.|
|Work outside if possible and wear a dust mask when pouring and mixing.|
|Hard frozen papier-mâché just out of the freezer.|
Now take the casting out of the freezer and let it thaw and dry. You can speed this up by placing it in a very low oven with the door slightly opened water vapor to escape. This can take several hours depending on how thick the piece is.
When the piece is totally bone dry you can sand it and add various extra bits to it. Cardboard, plaster and wooden additions can be glued on with wood glue. Use CA glue to prep the papier-mâché when adding plastic pieces. This creates a hard surface for the CA glue to adhere to and strengthens the bond.
|Additional parts from Hirst Arts molds, Black Cat Bases and Pegasus Hobbies Platformer sets.|
|Pterro-Man from Forge of Ice.|
|Primed in basic flat black.|
|The texture of papier-mâché is great for drybrushing.|
|The finished science bunker.|
|The contrast between different types of materials adds to the visual interest and realism.|
|Even without a lot of extra bits this bunker looks heavy and solid. Elder Things attack UTC exo-troopers on Proxima Tau. Miniatures by Nameless Design.|
I have plenty of different painting projects laying around which I have just started on, but for today I wanted to show you these.First up is a Manticore for Warriors of Chaos. I wanted to try out my airbrush a bit more so I just started on this one an…
Well the campaign games are going to happen this weekend – so over the last week or so I’ve been building and painting things for the games.I’ve also been mildly chastised for not posting up more content – so here goes with a few more things to keep yo…
In part 1 of this build I showed how I rehabbed an old board as a sketch for new water techniques through the assembly of a large river section. Now, in part 2, I wanted to show some WIP pics of the refinishing and painting of the riverbed and the prep…
This weekend saw the delivery of the cheapest hobby supply I think I’ve ever bought. So I needed a broom head for my ponds so that I could steal a handful of bristles to use as reeds.. right? Right.. well.. £2, free postage, I bought a new 12″ broom head off of ebay. It probably […]
I’ve moved a bunch of small modelling projects to completion this past week. I bought two Batmobiles on ebay, hoping they were the size of the old Matchbox dinky cars. These are a bit bigger, but do fine with Heroclix figures I own. I love the 1950s bu…
My Bloody Cremona game at Salute is set along the line of the Via Postumia as it approaches to Cremona.I thought it would be nice to depict some of the characteristic Roman roadside tombs and monuments, so I made these up. And when I say that I ma…
A palm tree.Area terrain.Chessmen.A hill.Stones.
I’ve had some issues recently with my camera and haven’t been able to photograph some of the models I’ve been making for my Salute Game “Bloody Cremona, 69 AD”. Today, happily, that is resolved and I can start to catch up.Here are some new cypres…
Just a little progress on the ponds, I dug out a tester pot of paint I forgot I had over the weekend and slapped it down on the black undercoated ponds. I think it may have been ‘double espresso’ something.. double something or other.. a homebase ‘own brand’ paint anyway. It dried a lot darker […]
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…
Finishing out this week’s flurry of superhero posts is some follow-up on the terrain. The buildings are all HO scale railway buildings from Woodland Scenics. I’ve added a mix of other scenics. The road signs and streetlights are railway items. The fire…
It’s Easter weekend so that’s an extra two whole days I can sneak off into the man cave for as predictably in the UK the bank holiday weekend weather is dismal and grey. No surprises there then. With no BBQ in sight I’ve been pressing on with more units for Dropzone Commander, this time another […]
From Forge World:
Found on worlds across the Imperium since the days of the Great Crusade, the Primus Redoubt is one of a class of super-heavy emplacements built en-masse to defend the cities, foundries and other vital structures on newly Compliant worlds. Constructed with emplaced weaponry more often found on heavy void craft and battlecruisers, and powered by reactors buried deep beneath its visible structure, the Primus Redoubt is designed to eliminate vehicles at very long range, and has enough destructive force to take down super-heavy vehicles and even Titans. Its substantial walls are further protected by a projected force dome, shielding the redoubt from all but the heaviest of incoming fire and orbital bombardments.
The Realm of Battle Imperial Primus Redoubt consists of a 2′ x 2′ Realm of Battle tile that features a large bunker complex with multiple battlements and a double-barrelled turbo laser destructor turret. It is a fortification that can be taken by any Faction in Warhammer 40,000 and Horus Heresy games. Experimental rules for the Primus Redoubt can be found HERE.
This is a complete multi-part resin kit. It is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 10th April.
It goes perfectly with the Castellum Stronghold board.
The It costs £125 or $ 186.50.
I want one.
Hi FolksDropped in to Homebase yesterday to buy some more Oxford blue tiles for a planned project.Aaaaarggggghh ! They no longer stock them. I even went on the internet site and the product has been delisted.These were the best tiles to make easy river…