Posts Tagged ‘Terrain’

Gotham Scatter Terrain

Posted on July 5th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th. After I decided I was jumping in on the Batman Miniatures Game (BMG) I spent a lot of time thinking about terrain. I have played with the idea of scratch building terrain and have looked at multiple vendors that se…

Batman Scenery Review – Construction Set and Dumpsters

Posted on July 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hi all!
I think it’s about time that I catch up with some of my Knight Models reviews.
Over the next few weeks I will be look at 3-4 months worth of Batman and Marvel releases. Some on here and some over on the Wayland Games Blog.

I’m going to start off today with a bit of MDF scenery. The Construction Set and Dumpsters for the Batman Minis Game.

Both of these sets come packed in clear bags with a Batman topper. These bags mean you can see exactly what you are getting before you even leave the store or open it.
They also each include some very handy building instructions. Something a few of the MDF kits out there at the moment are missing.

The Dumpsters come as a set of two on identical sheets while the Construction Set is split between two sheets. These sheets include two skips (one Wayne, one Queen), a Wayne pallet, and a pair of barriers.
The Construction Set came off of the sheet really easily while the Dumpsters needed to have a craft knife run around the back of the parts lightly to remove them. Not too bad as it’s something you often expect to do while building this sort of scenery.

Time to glue!

These Dumpsters were very easy to build with the instruction sheet handy. Each section is a couple of layers thick to add raised detail and the fronts have Gotham City cut into them to add a little extra of a ‘Batman’ feel to your board.
The only thing to watch out with this is the pin that runs through the back of the lids. You will need to run a file over the mould lines to get a good fit. When you do though, it lets you open or position the lids however you like. Another nice little touch.

The pair of Skips that come on the Construction Set were an easy build. You make the main structure and then add the details on top. This makes them very sturdy and strong.
While both are the same design, they have different logos on. One for Wayne Enterprises and one for Queen Industries. Batman’s and the Green Arrow’s own companies that are involved in several industries in the DC world.

The other items in the Construction Set are the two barriers and the Pallet. The barriers just need the feet gluing on so are beyond simple. They are handy to place around the board though.
The Pallet took a little more work as each strip attaches to roughly three others. Little bits of glue and a bit of patience is needed for this one but it looks fantastic when finished with a Wayne Enterprises logo displayed across the top.

So, how do they scale against the miniatures?

The answer? Really well! These bits of scenery are ideal for blocking paths, adding cover to duck behind and increasing your chances of a ‘Ping’ roll when being shot at.
The logos also also help make your board feel and look like an actual DC setting.

To buy these kits you are looking at around £4.80 for the Dumpsters and £7.99 for the Construction Set. Prices from Wayland Games.
While they aren’t the cheapest scatter terrain on the market, for the quality I think they are a fair price.

Overall I would give them-

Dumpsters – 7/10 Badger Points

Construction Set – 8/10 Badger Points

What do you think of them?
Good additions to a board or not?

More scenery coming soon.
- Hendybadger

6mm Flags

Posted on July 4th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve been working on a load of small projects lately and the latest has been the most challenging. I need some 1:285th scale flags for my Desert Raiders project. OK Maybe I don’t need them, but I wanted them and that’s pretty much the same thing to mos…

What to do with your free Stormcast Eternal in White Dwarf as a 40k Player (TERRAIN!!)

Posted on July 4th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

So I am not planning on buying the AoS core box. If I was a Khorne player I probably would, but looking at the free snap together Stormcast Sigmarine, they just aren’t worth converting to 40k yet. Maybe once they are a kit made of components vs snap to…

Sectional Terrain: Roads Completed and the Project is close to the finish line….

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

 My gosh this is a never ending project.  At least I don’t have to work on it in a suit and tie like poor old Legatus Hedlius (just teasing, my British friend).The roads are now done – the remaining steps were to paint them with Iraqi Sand co…

Bolt Action terrain

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hello everyone!I have finally managed to find some hobby time and finish some terrain pieces I had laying around for some time now! I wanted to make my collection of terrain bigger and more Bolt Action specific and these Ziterdes pieces were just perfe…

Sidi Rezegh Mosque

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This past week I have been working on a few small items for my 6mm North Africa project and today I completed a new building from Leven Miniatures. The Sidi Rezegh Mosque was actually a tomb of an Arab saint, and was the scene of a major battle during …

Sectional Terrain: Basic Roads

Posted on July 1st, 2015 under , , . Posted by

 With the tree plates and naval terrain done (mostly, more reports to follow on both), the last remaining “big item” is to make some road sections.  I use a very simple method that is way to do and provides good results.  The first step …

Palm Trees

Posted on June 30th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I bought a set of Palm Trees from Timecast while at Salute earlier in the year. I’ve used these before and know what good quality they are so I decided to get some more, but I have only just got round to doing something with them. I have mounted pairs of trees on small metal washers using Super Glue Gel and then adding base sand for extra weight to improve stability. The Trees are metal and remarkably resilient but needed a repaint after I had handled them a few times.

I’ll use these as ‘set dressing’ for my Libyan town and desert layouts. At just £6.00 for eight trees they aren’t prohibitively expensive so I’ll probably buy a couple more packs and base them up the same way again. 

General Update – 6.29.2015

Posted on June 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

On a bit of a roll catching up on blog posts in the last few days.  I’ve been busy at work building 4Ground buildings and British vehicles for the Hell’s Highway scenario.  I’m focusing my time on the Hell’s Highway scenario, but I have sever…

Building the Docks – part 3 – Some Warehouses

Posted on June 29th, 2015 under , . Posted by

In my second post of this project I talked about the modification of the lighthouse for my docks and whilst I was finishing this the first of my warehouses arrived…I decided at this point I would complete all the construction before the pieces g…

Sectional Terrain: Initial painting of the Forrest plates

Posted on June 29th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

 Most of the weekend was taken up with sailing so there isn’t a lot of progress to report.  Last night I did manage to basecoat the tree plates and land sections.  Not the most exciting of updates but one that needs to get done. I’m…

Apothecary

Posted on June 28th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I’m still waiting for my last few models for my Desert Raiders project. Apparently GHQ have had some IT issues and presumably this has had a knock on effect with regards restocking their UK suppliers. Its frustrating for me but I bet there have be…

28mm Desert Trenches

Posted on June 28th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Early next year my local game group is hosing a large Bolt Action event.  This is a themed event based on the North Africa campaign of late 1942 to mid 1943.  I have committed to doing one table of terrain for the event this is the first part…

Terrain Build – Dwarven Gate

Posted on June 28th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I know, it’s been a good long while since I’ve actually built any terrain on a site called “diy-terrain”, but that changed this weekend!  There is an upcoming scenario that my brother is putting together which involves Dwarves fleeing to the safety of their fortress.  For this scenario, I figured that it’d be a good opportunity […]

Sectional Terrain: A river will run through it and past some trees

Posted on June 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

 The river received it’s first coat of paint -a bit of tan along the edges then some green and lastly some navy blue in the center.  I use Liquitex craft paints from Dick Blick Art Supply for big projects like this.  It’s important to wo…

Showcase: Tabletop World’s Townhouse II

Posted on June 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Got the next piece in my Tabletop World stuff done. I am working up in scale and who would have guessed that a four story building takes as long as two one story ones?More after the jump

Quindia Studios Guide to Modular Terrain Boards, Part Six

Posted on June 26th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Before we get back to the roads, I’m going to take a few minutes to add some large stones to my landscape. Rather than use rocks, or carve boulders out of foam (either of which would work fine), I’m going to use pine bark. Take a few minutes to hop ove…

Terrain – The African Bush of the Angolan Border

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

The sparsely populated African bush was both the backdrop for the South African Border War and the geography that shaped the development of the SADF war fighting doctrine and the design of the vehicles that they used to execute it.  Their wheeled …

Quindia Studios Guide to Modular Terrain Boards, Part Five

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Sorry I missed last week… I’ll post two articles this week!The adventure continues. This post will show how I start down the road to add… errr… roads! Since these boards are designed to fit together which each other in as many combinations as pos…

Building the Docks – part 2 – The Lighthouse

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 under , . Posted by

One of the key features of the docks will be the lighthouse. This should provide a focal point on the edge of the table and of course give elevation to any sneaky snipers or observers.The Lighthouse model in actual fact a resin cast piece used for outd…

Building the Docks (part 1)

Posted on June 21st, 2015 under . Posted by

Hi FolksIn October I have volunteered to run a game at the Annual BLAM meet (for those of you who don’t know what I am talking about head here…http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/blam-2014-photo-album-100-pictures.html )So I had to put my thinking…

Making fences

Posted on June 19th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

   Enjoying a murky holiday making fences for […]

Sectional Terrain: First Test Fit

Posted on June 18th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

 First test fit of the terrain boards for Historicon – it’s a 6×10 playing surface.  Everything fit together without a problem (whew!).  I need to adjust the shading on the middle boards (they were done first).  Other than some mino…

BA: Mother Russia Advances

Posted on June 17th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

BA: Mother Russia Advances First some inspirational music: (sisters of mercy, one of my all time favorite bands)   or maybe this is better?: (crappy but amusing song)   The Advancing Bear This weekend…

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