Posts Tagged ‘Terrain’

Star Wars: Legion – Crates and Statues

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

Work on the last big piece of terrain for my Jedha-inspired mat has just begun and I finished some small bits and pieces that will be used to fill the board where necessary.Being loosely based on Jedha, the gaming mat had to host at least one piece of …

Peking – British Legation Complete!

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

I’m happy to report that bar a few minor items (e.g. a flag) the British Legation is complete. Overall pretty happy with how things have turned out. The photos don’t show the contrast as well as they might so you’ll have to imagine that the window fram…

Bolt Action – Push On Caen Live Stream Preview

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hey everyone!  Not a long post today – but lots of pictures for you …I finished setting up the table for tomorrow’s “live stream” game – the scenario is called Push On Caen and will see British/Canadians pushing against the Germans on the outski…

Casting 40k Terrain: Initial Tests

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the New 40k coming out and the imminent release of Necromunda, I’ve found myself needing some terrain. I bought a Ferratonic Incinerator but I quickly realised that this wasn’t going to go far in covering a 4×4 table, never mind a 6×4. I can’t rea…

Casting 40k Terrain: Initial Tests

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the New 40k coming out and the imminent release of Necromunda, I’ve found myself needing some terrain. I bought a Ferratonic Incinerator but I quickly realised that this wasn’t going to go far in covering a 4×4 table, never mind a 6×4. I can’t rea…

Cobble Test

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

Textured wallpaper makes for great cobbles when glued onto a decent surface. As a first test, I used a circular cake display board and stuck down the paper with wood glue. I started by undercoating the paper with some light grey Pebeo Acrylic paint and then paining a few cobbles with darker greys. After a … Continue reading Cobble Test

Product Review: Battlefront’s BB215 Medium Desert House

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

By Ranger Dane

This is a nice piece of terrain for your Desert table.   This Medium Desert House is being released as part of Battlefront’s new modern building line for use with Team Yankee, but will work great for WWII gaming as well. . This Medium-sized Desert House is being released with the V4 North Africa campaign set, but it will also blend well in any Italian Campaign.
This Medium-sized Desert House will also blend seamlessly with any Arab-Israeli war game.

These homes are also representative of many Mediterranean homes.   Here are an actual House in North Africa.

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Product Review: Battlefront’s BB215 Medium Desert House

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

By Ranger Dane

This is a nice piece of terrain for your Desert table.   This Medium Desert House is being released as part of Battlefront’s new modern building line for use with Team Yankee, but will work great for WWII gaming as well. . This Medium-sized Desert House is being released with the V4 North Africa campaign set, but it will also blend well in any Italian Campaign.
This Medium-sized Desert House will also blend seamlessly with any Arab-Israeli war game.

These homes are also representative of many Mediterranean homes.   Here are an actual House in North Africa.

Read more »

Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Style Shed

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

When thinking about sites of Star Wars ground battles, the Battle of Hoth is definitely the first thing that comes to my mind but the infiltration of the Death Star shield generator on Endor is a close second. Wnhile looking for inspiration for Legion …

Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Style Shed

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

When thinking about sites of Star Wars ground battles, the Battle of Hoth is definitely the first thing that comes to my mind but the infiltration of the Death Star shield generator on Endor is a close second. Wnhile looking for inspiration for Legion …

Rogue Stars: Let the ideas start to flow!

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

So, with Osprey’s Rogue Stars ( Rogue Stars: Skirmish Wargaming in a Science Fiction Underworld (Osprey Wargames) ) winging its way to me through the post (yes, I succumbed to it in the end, the temptation was far too great!) I really look forward to getting it so I can have a really good read to […]

Gaming with Paper Terrain

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

Before obtaining higher end terrain, Must Contain Minis used paper terrain for gaming. There is no shame in that! Paper terrain can look really good and is extremely affordable. Take a look at this model’s eye view of a wargame table full of paper buil…

Impressions: REDvectors’s MDF Buildings

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You may have noticed some MDF buildings lurking in the background of many of my impressions pieces. I’ve had some comments on them and so this reminded me I really should get my impressions up before they get ruined by my slap-dash painting style. I picked up these buildings after bouncing a long chain of […]

Ruiny Osgiliath 3/3 | Ruins of Osgiliath 3/3

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

Ostatni duży element zestawu Ruiny Osgiliath. Powinienem jeszcze pokazać też dwa posągi, ale zwyczajnie o nich zapomniałem – czekają na dopieszczenie, może dziś wieczorem uda mi się to zrobić.
Dzisiejsza ruina to największy element całego zestawu, prawie dwukrotnie większy od tego pokazywanego poprzednio. Miły w malowaniu, jednak niespecjalnie fajny w sklejaniu. Brak jakichkolwiek połączeń ustalających wzajemne położenie ścian sprzyja drobnym przesunięciom, skutkującym problemami z geometrią. Trzeba o tym pamiętać przy sklejaniu i zwracać na to szczególną uwagę.
A ponieważ model jest taki duży, miałem problem ze sfotografowaniem go – najzwyczajniej w świecie wychodził poza tło:)
The last large element of Ruins of Osgiliath set. I should also show two large statues, but I forgot about them – they are still waiting for final details and weathering, I plan to finish them this very evening.

Today’s ruin is definitely the biggest one in the set, almost twice the size of the one which I showed earlier. It was fun and easy to paint, but assembling it was not so cool. Lack of any guidance pegs in walls makes glueing them a bit tricky, so it is worth to be double care here.

And, as the model itself is so big, I have had problem taking proper photos – it is simply too big for my background and parts of my light tent shows.


Ruiny Osgiliath 3/3 | Ruins of Osgiliath 3/3

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

Ostatni duży element zestawu Ruiny Osgiliath. Powinienem jeszcze pokazać też dwa posągi, ale zwyczajnie o nich zapomniałem – czekają na dopieszczenie, może dziś wieczorem uda mi się to zrobić.
Dzisiejsza ruina to największy element całego zestawu, prawie dwukrotnie większy od tego pokazywanego poprzednio. Miły w malowaniu, jednak niespecjalnie fajny w sklejaniu. Brak jakichkolwiek połączeń ustalających wzajemne położenie ścian sprzyja drobnym przesunięciom, skutkującym problemami z geometrią. Trzeba o tym pamiętać przy sklejaniu i zwracać na to szczególną uwagę.
A ponieważ model jest taki duży, miałem problem ze sfotografowaniem go – najzwyczajniej w świecie wychodził poza tło:)
The last large element of Ruins of Osgiliath set. I should also show two large statues, but I forgot about them – they are still waiting for final details and weathering, I plan to finish them this very evening.

Today’s ruin is definitely the biggest one in the set, almost twice the size of the one which I showed earlier. It was fun and easy to paint, but assembling it was not so cool. Lack of any guidance pegs in walls makes glueing them a bit tricky, so it is worth to be double care here.

And, as the model itself is so big, I have had problem taking proper photos – it is simply too big for my background and parts of my light tent shows.


Quonset Hut Terrain Guide – Bolt Action

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

By Dennis,

By Dennis,

Today I’ll be walking you through a step by step guide on how to make an iconic WW2 building from the Pacific Theater, the Quonset Hut in 28mm scale.

Quonset huts were manufactured from 1941, when the United States Navy needed an all-purpose, lightweight building that could be shipped anywhere and assembled without skilled labor.

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DnD characters and New Terrain

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our 5E DnD adventure began last Tuesday night with four intrepid comrades heading off to investigate the death of a mysterious stranger.   We have an Arab-flavored Paladin undergoing a crisis of faith, a Goblin Bard with a hording problem, an Fighter/Archer with a grudge, and a Halfling Rogue with a conscience. The evening’s shenanigans … Continue reading “DnD characters and New Terrain”

….So It Started With An Idea

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I got a chance to bake the Fimo stuff I made yesterday. I did discover that there is an Urban Dictionary page for Fimo, of which more later.

To be honest I wasn’t expecting much. Over the years I have played about with Fimo a few times and never really been all that interested in it. The only project that I liked were some figures I did for Low Life.  This suited my sculpting style (i.e. not very good) as the miniatures are somewhat cartoony. If this was what I wanted for another game, then I would have no problem going for it.

My initial results were about where I expected. The stuff does not solidify in the mould like green stuff. My normal approach is just to cover the thing I am moulding with a fair chunk of Instamould. This makes it even more difficult to get the model out. The idea that I had was to put lots of little bits of the plastic over the model. If you wait for each chunk to go cold, the mould breaks apart easier. What I did need to do was add another layer over the top to keep the bits together. In hindsight gluing the miniatures to the base was probably a mistake although it would probably work out well for green stuff. That said, with green stuff drying hard, the integral base isn’t required.

As I said earlier, I wasn’t expecting much. The final results are a little better than I expected but I did start out with a really low level of expectation. Would I use it for feature figures, well no. For what I have used it for, the results are good enough. There is about £1.20’s worth of Fimo here so it’s cheap enough for the miniatures but the craters, I am not so sure. There is some detail there.

 I like corpse markers for gaming and little bits of terrain. I did a load for 15mm, here and there. They give the RPG tabletop some more realism that usings a wash wipe marker. Most GMs just take figures off the table but I think there should be something left behind, even if it is only a minor obstacle. In the past I have just given casualty figures a very simple grey tone for 28mm figures, mainly for speed but the players seemed to like the “passed over to the other side” look.

….So It Started With An Idea

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I got a chance to bake the Fimo stuff I made yesterday. I did discover that there is an Urban Dictionary page for Fimo, of which more later.

To be honest I wasn’t expecting much. Over the years I have played about with Fimo a few times and never really been all that interested in it. The only project that I liked were some figures I did for Low Life.  This suited my sculpting style (i.e. not very good) as the miniatures are somewhat cartoony. If this was what I wanted for another game, then I would have no problem going for it.

My initial results were about where I expected. The stuff does not solidify in the mould like green stuff. My normal approach is just to cover the thing I am moulding with a fair chunk of Instamould. This makes it even more difficult to get the model out. The idea that I had was to put lots of little bits of the plastic over the model. If you wait for each chunk to go cold, the mould breaks apart easier. What I did need to do was add another layer over the top to keep the bits together. In hindsight gluing the miniatures to the base was probably a mistake although it would probably work out well for green stuff. That said, with green stuff drying hard, the integral base isn’t required.

As I said earlier, I wasn’t expecting much. The final results are a little better than I expected but I did start out with a really low level of expectation. Would I use it for feature figures, well no. For what I have used it for, the results are good enough. There is about £1.20’s worth of Fimo here so it’s cheap enough for the miniatures but the craters, I am not so sure. There is some detail there.

 I like corpse markers for gaming and little bits of terrain. I did a load for 15mm, here and there. They give the RPG tabletop some more realism that usings a wash wipe marker. Most GMs just take figures off the table but I think there should be something left behind, even if it is only a minor obstacle. In the past I have just given casualty figures a very simple grey tone for 28mm figures, mainly for speed but the players seemed to like the “passed over to the other side” look.

A 28mm Japanese tower that looks Japanese!

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

There’s something distinctive about Japanese towers that even the uninitiated can identify them straight away. However, this characteristic look can be quite elusive, as many of the model Japanese castles I’ve seen for sale to wargamers just don’t capture that … Continue reading

Modular River, Part Seven: Resin Complete!

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hope everyone had a good Labour Day long weekend, if that’s a thing for you, and a good return to school, if that’s a thing for you and your family! My hobby time has been really minimal the last while, both because the weather has been awesome, and because of whole piles of family stuff … Continue reading Modular River, Part Seven: Resin Complete!

Star Wars Legion: Simple Buildings

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Having roamed the FFG forums, I found several posts of people without any wargaming experience noting that they felt intimidated by the thought of having to build terrain before being able to play the game. Of course terrain is more or less optional an…

Star Wars Legion: Simple Buildings

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Having roamed the FFG forums, I found several posts of people without any wargaming experience noting that they felt intimidated by the thought of having to build terrain before being able to play the game. Of course terrain is more or less optional an…

The Field of Battle

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Ben and I have both been on a bit of a 15mm terrain focus. Ben has got a couple of pieces together for his collection, an his forests look particularly decent. The problem is that both of us are used to more decent terrain 15mm terrain (from …

The Field of Battle

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Ben and I have both been on a bit of a 15mm terrain focus. Ben has got a couple of pieces together for his collection, an his forests look particularly decent. The problem is that both of us are used to more decent terrain 15mm terrain (from …