Posts Tagged ‘Terrain’

Aeroneff Landing Station

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

With the recent reasonably nice weather, the mass undercoating of models is well underway of all those models put together over the winter. This has allowed me to finish some of the larger projects which have been taking up a lot of room. One of the biggest is the Aeroneff Landing Station for the flying … Continue reading Aeroneff Landing Station

Flocking hills

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’m now in the final stages of preparation for the Wargames Holiday Centre gaming weekend in Basingstoke. Here are some old GW hills that I’ve re-purposed to match the “sagebrush” gaming mat for my Ruspina game (the one with all the Numidians). These a…

Grand Designs

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

To all intents and purposes that’s the need to keep going with the Patricians over, I can now field a very decent 2500 point force with choices to push it towards 3,000. I have however got some more on the go, Legio Quinta Macedonica which I may use as…

Sarissa Precision – Temple Bell Review and Paint

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It really can’t escape people’s notice that Test of Honour is the current hot game on the block.  Warlord have hit on a game that […]

Project 1701 nearly ready for play

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here is the nearly completed set up. The table is a printed mat originally designed for Frostgrave. I’ve decided that …

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Town Planning

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

With the painting challenge done and dusted I can now turn my attention to some other projects. One that needed to be done involved a bit of town planning for my Demo game that I’ll be putting on in June at Broadside. I have a lot of buildings to make …

Empires at War – 15mm range

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We have spoken a couple of times on the podcast recently about Empires At War – a company that sells ready painted MDF scenery, and I have lamented the fact that they only produced their buildings in 28mm. Well, that has now changed. They have now released their first ranges of 15mm buildings. The largest one on offer is their Normandy range – this currently has 11 buildings in it, including a rather nice church. If you wanted ready-painted MDF scenery, with a colour scheme a bit different to 4Ground, then these just might be the thing you are looking for. They also have a small range of 3 Timber Framed buildings. Hopefully their other ranges will not be far behind in being converted.Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 15mm Gaming, Terrain

Finally Some Terrain: Lunesdargent Workshop Egyptian Themed Dungeon Tiles

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

With the end of the Challenge,  last weekend was the first weekend I didn’t paint 20+ 28mm figures in three months.  I love painting miniatures but it was a nice break.  In fact I was able to start on the terrain aspects for this summer’…

Roads Reflocked

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

I bought a tonne of roads and rivers from an eBay seller called Fat Frank. They are great but I didn’t realise they would come already painted and flocked with static grass.This week during my Tier 3 time I was able to begin deflocking the edges, repai…

Kaplica z Ogrodu Morra (część III) | Garden of Morr chapel (part III)

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

Jakiś czas temu uświadomiłem sobie, że na sporej części moich fotek tytułowych widać jeden i ten sam element – kapliczkę, element zestawu Ogród Morra, pomalowaną ponad dwa lata temu. Od tego czasu pomalowałem jeszcze tylko jedną część tego cmentarza, mianowicie obelisk. Zmotywowany chęcią lekkiej zmiany tła zdjęć, skleiłem pozostałe budynki, dwie kaplice, ogrodzenie pozostawiając na później (mam nadzieję, że nie na bardzo później).
Oba budynki zmontowałem już kilka tygodni temu, po czym trafiły na odleżenie. W tym czasie zdążyłem już zapomnieć, dlaczego wieżyczkę większej, pokazywanej dziś kaplicy zostawiłem bez przyklejenia. Uświadomiłem to sobie dopiero w trakcie malowania, widząc szpary w łączeniach części. Trudno, będzie jak jest.
Malowanie to głównie aerograf i suchy pędzel oraz rozmaite washe. Na pomalowany czarnym kolorem budynek naniosłem kolor Medium Grey z serii Air Vallejo, dachówki pomalowałem kolorem Mephiston Red naniesionym tradycyjnie pędzlem. Całość po wyschnięciu została potraktowana czarnym, rozwodnionym washem naniesionym aerografem, po wyschnięciu operację powtórzyłem drugi raz, zwracając uwagę szczególnie na dół budynku i miejsca pod dachem.
Suchy pędzel to Celestra Grey i miejscami Ushabti Bone. Dachówki były również drybrushowane, najpierw kolorem Wild Rider Red, potem Troll Slayer Orange. Po wyschnięciu wykorzystałem wash Athonian Camoshade do naniesienia wilgoci, mchów i podobnych zabrudzeń. Miejscami naniosłem też zacieki i plamy z washy w kolorze brązu. 

Some time ago I realized that there is one common element visible on the large part of my title photos – chapel, part of excellent set Garden of Morr – painted over two years ago. Since that time I managed to paint just one more element of this set, a monument. As I want to vary a background of photos a little bit more, I assembled two more buildings from the Garden, two chapels, leaving fence for later (hopefully not much later).

Both buildings were assembled few weeks ago and then left to mature;) Meantime, I simply forgot why small tower from the larger chapel was left not glued on… So, when I wanted to paint this model, I glued it on… And then, when the first coats of the paint were already on the model, I realized that I forgot to use filler on the very visible joints of the tower… Well, great…

Painting was done with airbrush and drybrush mostly with some minor effects done with washes. Whole building was basecoated with black paint, and then again whole model was airbrushed with Medium Grey color from Air range of paints by Vallejo. Large roof tiles were hand painted with Mephiston Red. After all colors were dry, whole model was airbrushed with thinned Nuln Oil wash. This was repeated when the wash was dry, with special attention given to the lower parts of the building and the sections with some overhangs.

Drybrush on the stone was done with Celestra Grey and – at places – Ushabti Bone. Roof tiles were drybrushed with Wild Rider Red and Troll Slayer Orange. Athonian Camoshade wash was used for making stains of algae etc. Other places were treated with various shades of brown washes.

The best laid plans…

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

With Test of Honour from Warlord Games due for release at the end of next week, I had been planning for a while to produce a series of articles in the coming week on collecting Samurai – reviews of miniatures, rules and terrain. And then, a couple of weeks ago, I managed to break my wrist. After resting it for the first week, I wondered if I had the manual dexterity to assemble some MDF kits, so I tried with a set of Original Laser Design buildings, which I managed OK (see here for more details). “Fantastic” I thought, “Shouldn’t be a problem to crack on with my plans”. However, I think I was being a little too ambitious. Whilst it was easy to assemble the OLD kits, these were very easy to put together and didn’t have any small pieces that required careful manual manipulation. My next attempt was with some kits from Sarissa Precision. These are very nice models, but they do contain many more small parts which require a certain amount of manual dexterity. Whilst I managed to assemble their Torii Gate without too much trouble, I hit a major issue when working on the Bridge – my cast restricted […]

Chaos Cultists of Dan-A-Thos

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

This week sees me finishing up another small 40K skirmish force. This time its the nomadic Dan-A-Thos cult who wander the ash wastes in search of victims. They are reinforced by the presence of one of Lorgar’s faithful, a traitor marine of the Word Bea…

[Terrain Thursday] Japanese Torii Arches

Posted on March 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

It has been a while since I posted some terrain elements. In case you have not figured it out, I have been on something of a Japanese kick recently. Torii arch as an iconic symbol of Japan. To build these arches, I used chopsticks and Popsicle stick…

Review: Original Laser Design 28mm Dark Age MDF buildings

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Here is a video review of a couple of 28mm Dark Age MDF buildings from Original Laser Design Filed under: Review Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Dark Ages, Terrain

Najelwitz Modellbau – new 15mm resin desert buildings

Posted on March 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s typical isn’t? You visit a website looking for one thing and something new pops up… Najelwitz Modellbau – one of my favourite producers of resin scenery – have just released a new set of 15mm desert terrain, which might possibly tie in with another 15mm World War II box set that has been released, who can say? The set contains seven buildings, a few walls with gates and a well – just what you need to build a village in the desert. This set is available unpainted for 38 EUR. Alternatively, you can order a set fully assembled and painted for 76 EUR. I seem to remember suggesting to Mr Luff that we should do Desert War next for Chain of Command… Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 15mm Gaming, Terrain

I Got Lucky

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The weather on Saturday was fine undercoating weather. I also had to chop down some trees and get rid of the waste, but in between hacking sessions, I was able to apply spray paint to plenty of robot infantry and get started on the mdf Aeroneff landing…


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

My favourite annual gaming convention is coming soon, and, this year, I am running a Gaming Table. The gaming convention I speak of is Hotlead. Yes… I dream of going to Adepticon and Gen Con, but until someone offers me an all expenses paid trip (or …

Quick and Very Cool Wrecked Vehicle Markers!

Posted on February 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

The current rage in wrecked vehicle markers.Make your own for a buck each.  Here are the guys from WW40K Australia with a quick tutorial:Now go make your battlefield awesome!Loken

Project 1701 c01 & d01; Traveller Tomorrow’s War

Posted on February 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Every time I write 1701 I have a little chuckle, and now 1701c is just too auspicious… at least it …

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Creepy Hollow Restored with Mike Johns: Wargaming Recon #177

Posted on February 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Mike Paine and Jonathan are right back at it, braving the creepy and the hollow they interrogate fellow gamer and terrain maker Mike Johns on his project Creepy Hollow Restored. The longest-running tabletop wargaming podcast on the planet Terrain Making Mike offers some great tips and tricks for those who want… Read More»

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More Like Necro-FUN-da, Amirite?

Posted on February 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hive gangers battle it out with a Genestealer CultNecromunda is one of those iconic Games Workshop products that takes me back to my college years and always brings a grin to my face. Its not to say the game doesn’t have a lot of warts, but by its very…

Links of Interest, 24 Feb 2017

Posted on February 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last time I mentioned a couple of YouTube painters that had good series of to-the-point, well-edited painting videos. Victor Ques is another I should mention; his ongoing “Weekly Painting Tips” series just hit episode 100 and has lots of good content. For his 100th episode he did a really nice 15 minute video talking about … Continue reading Links of Interest, 24 Feb 2017

Over the Hills…

Posted on February 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

As far as I know, Games Workshop (back in the day when they still used the Citadel brand) has produced three pieces of terrain that are useful even if you are not playing one of their games. There is the Gaming Mat, a large grass mat that goes for crazy prices on ebay. Going for … Continue reading Over the Hills…

Tactica 2017 – Back to the future?

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

Our bare-naked tableAnd.. with the troops – The Swedish viewAnd the RussianWell, Toggy and I made it back to Wilhelmsburg this year via Bremen although we lost Mrs H missing in action with melted credit card in hand and crushed under an avalanche of sh…

New Circular Terrain Mats!

Posted on February 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Get out of the box! We are proud to release our circular terrain mats! These are fantastic, 60″ diameter, classic Cigar Box Battle mat designs printed on a durable and…

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