Posts Tagged ‘Terrain’

Inked MDF Houses

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

MDF just soaks up paint, so inking seems to be the way to go. These have been inked with Red Earth ink on the brickwork and Burnt Umber on the roof. A few random bricks were picked out with more ink. I think the painted white window frames work better than the Burnt Umber ink … Continue reading Inked MDF Houses

Cardboard Māori buildings and pā

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

The Virtual Armchair General from Oklahoma City has just announced a range of easy self-assembly cardboard designs of Māori building designs in 25mm. Sold as a set, by printing as many of the component pages as desired, a complete pā (fortification) … Continue reading

Barriers from 3D Printed Parts

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

It’s been a month since I last posted, and in that month I have been continuously 3D printing all sorts of terrain pieces on my Anet A8. I’ve had some technical issues with the printer too – the extruder heating element failed ($2 to replace) and my control board appears to have suffered some damage […]

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Stone Jetty

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

Recently I had a pile of IKEA furniture to make and it is always supplied with plenty of useful packing material, from polystyrene to hardboard. Being a bit of a hoarder, I tend to keep loads of this stuff for terrain projects, like this:. Using some of the 20mm thick polystyrene, I have made a … Continue reading Stone Jetty

Buildings and walls

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

In late October, I attended the model railway swap-meet that happens twice a year. There is a lot of rolling stock here but I was specifically interested in picking up a few extra buildings (ideally built and at a discount) for Gotham.Two fellows sold …

Crashed Aquila Lander and Space Hulk Genestealers

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

Well… I finished off a few items earlier this week that have been hauling my lead/plastic pile for far too long…First up – the crashed Aquila Lander.This is a lovely little bit of terrain from Games Workshop. It came with the boxed set of 40K a few…

Crashed Aquila Lander and Space Hulk Genestealers

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

Well… I finished off a few items earlier this week that have been hauling my lead/plastic pile for far too long…First up – the crashed Aquila Lander.This is a lovely little bit of terrain from Games Workshop. It came with the boxed set of 40K a few…

Initial Impressions: Knights of Dice Tabula Rasa

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

  In my overview earlier this year looking at Adobe buildings, I briefly talked about Knights of Dice and their MDF buildings. Since then, I’ve picked up the rest of range and I’m now ready to talk about all the various buildings you can purchase from the Tabula Rasa desert range. In this post, I’m […]

Foam Tiles

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Some time ago, I bought some slabs of blue foam, enough to make four 24″ square tiles. The plan is to make these into a harbour and factory complex for several different wargaming genres. The easiest and quickest method is to cover the sections in textured cobble effect wallpaper and then slap some grey paint … Continue reading Foam Tiles

Progress going down the toilet

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

Sometimes these blog post titles just don’t make a lot of sense.

Anyway. I reached the end of Zomtober, and found I didn’t really know what to do next. So I’ve been somewhat aimless in my painting for the last week or so, really just slapping some paint on anything that was ready to be done.

So, that’s led me to this:

“Flushed with success” might have worked better.
Never mind.

A second portaloo! Obviously this will have loads of uses.

I followed this up with…

That’s supposed to be a Make America Great Again hat, but
you can’t really see it here..

Further zombies! These were sitting on my painting station so they just sort of fell under the brush.

Also, last weekend we took a trip to Fiasco at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. This was decent enough, but I was able to resist almost all purchases, coming away with a Reaper minis “not Arnie” for the princely sum of £1.89.

So, what’s that done to the scores?

Painted: 164
Acquired: 161

There you go, I’m motoring away now!

Progress going down the toilet

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

Sometimes these blog post titles just don’t make a lot of sense.

Anyway. I reached the end of Zomtober, and found I didn’t really know what to do next. So I’ve been somewhat aimless in my painting for the last week or so, really just slapping some paint on anything that was ready to be done.

So, that’s led me to this:

“Flushed with success” might have worked better.
Never mind.

A second portaloo! Obviously this will have loads of uses.

I followed this up with…

That’s supposed to be a Make America Great Again hat, but
you can’t really see it here..

Further zombies! These were sitting on my painting station so they just sort of fell under the brush.

Also, last weekend we took a trip to Fiasco at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. This was decent enough, but I was able to resist almost all purchases, coming away with a Reaper minis “not Arnie” for the princely sum of £1.89.

So, what’s that done to the scores?

Painted: 164
Acquired: 161

There you go, I’m motoring away now!

Cavern Squares

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

A little terrain project I’ve been thinking about for years and finally started working on…These are the first three of a series of modular cavern terrain tiles I’ve been working on. (Looks like I need to touch up that black a bit…?).I’ve cut bases…

Cavern Squares

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

A little terrain project I’ve been thinking about for years and finally started working on…These are the first three of a series of modular cavern terrain tiles I’ve been working on. (Looks like I need to touch up that black a bit…?).I’ve cut bases…

Aquila Strongpoint Action Playset Complete

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Over the course of this week I assembled and painted up the Aquila Strongpoint terrain piece by Games Workshop. This thing is a monster, easily taking up a foot of table space and bristling with guns and all the skulls you can eat. Its a nice centerpie…

Building a Cotton Press in 15mm

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After building the Southern Mansion, I wanted to add more structures which would have belonged to Civil War plantation complexes. One of the most characteristic landmarks was the cotton press. This large wooden structure consisted of a screw mechanism and…

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Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

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

You may recall last year I picked up another two packs of Lemax Trees, basing and painting them is one of my To Do items on my Hobby Season List but you would be forgiven for thinking they would be high on that list.

But with the Sentinels To Done, alongside the Deathwatch I’m in a hobby void at the moment with no task calling to me. Which leaves me with the opportunity to crack on with some of the mundane tasks that I might ordinarily shy away from, or more accurately have something more interesting to capture my attention.

At the very least I felt I could get these based and perhaps primed. Then should I feel inclined to paint the bases fully and the fir trees themselves at least I had a headstart on that, logic I’ve applied previously to great success.

Over a couple of nights I managed to base them all. I really like Ben’s approach to trees – tall trunks with the foliage at the top which allows you to move the miniatures into cover but still know they’re in cover. But one of the reasons for doing focusing on these is that although you get none of the advantages compared to Ben’s these do provide some great line of sight blocking and can be positioned to not take up too much room doing so.

Unfortunately the process was hit by a failure of my Simoniz Red Oxide Spray Primer. This particular batch has been a little temperamental. The coverage hasn’t been great but the finish was exceptional. While I was spraying the underside of the bases the spray nozzle started to leak, I think somehow it became detached and just continued to spray. Almost an entire can dripping and fizzing but sadly not enough direction to complete painting the trees. At least I wasn’t covered in it though #silverlinings  So they’re on hold while a new can of Primer is being delivered.

And in case you were interested in LEMAX trees they’re available at Dawson’s Department Store again but at £11.16 [presumably £3.95 postage], not the £6.50 I paid [you could always gamble on another sale after Christmas though?].

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

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

You may recall last year I picked up another two packs of Lemax Trees, basing and painting them is one of my To Do items on my Hobby Season List but you would be forgiven for thinking they would be high on that list.

But with the Sentinels To Done, alongside the Deathwatch I’m in a hobby void at the moment with no task calling to me. Which leaves me with the opportunity to crack on with some of the mundane tasks that I might ordinarily shy away from, or more accurately have something more interesting to capture my attention.

At the very least I felt I could get these based and perhaps primed. Then should I feel inclined to paint the bases fully and the fir trees themselves at least I had a headstart on that, logic I’ve applied previously to great success.

Over a couple of nights I managed to base them all. I really like Ben’s approach to trees – tall trunks with the foliage at the top which allows you to move the miniatures into cover but still know they’re in cover. But one of the reasons for doing focusing on these is that although you get none of the advantages compared to Ben’s these do provide some great line of sight blocking and can be positioned to not take up too much room doing so.

Unfortunately the process was hit by a failure of my Simoniz Red Oxide Spray Primer. This particular batch has been a little temperamental. The coverage hasn’t been great but the finish was exceptional. While I was spraying the underside of the bases the spray nozzle started to leak, I think somehow it became detached and just continued to spray. Almost an entire can dripping and fizzing but sadly not enough direction to complete painting the trees. At least I wasn’t covered in it though #silverlinings  So they’re on hold while a new can of Primer is being delivered.

And in case you were interested in LEMAX trees they’re available at Dawson’s Department Store again but at £11.16 [presumably £3.95 postage], not the £6.50 I paid [you could always gamble on another sale after Christmas though?].

Busy, Busy, Busy… Lost down the rabbit hole at Grinning Skull Towers…

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

Busy, Busy, Busy… Well, as you can imagine, my lack of presence here posting means I’ve been busy and somewhat distracted with all sorts of things of late. Things have been happening that have meant I haven’t had the chance to update the site as much as I’d have liked to. I’d have liked to […]

And now for something completely different

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In a change to the current schedule, for the first time in what feels like ages… I had a coupe of days off work this week and took the opportunity to make a start on some new terrain. Now I have a table, I needed some buildings to go on it! This is t…

And now for something completely different

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In a change to the current schedule, for the first time in what feels like ages… I had a coupe of days off work this week and took the opportunity to make a start on some new terrain. Now I have a table, I needed some buildings to go on it! This is t…

Gaming Scenery – Miniature Flocked Trees from Michaels

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Over last weekend I visited Michaels in nearby Issaquah and noticed that they have released their holiday inventory.  This is great news for hobby enthusiasts, as Michaels has one of the best deals you can get on flocked trees.  These trees a…

Gaming Scenery – Miniature Flocked Trees from Michaels

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

Over last weekend I visited Michaels in nearby Issaquah and noticed that they have released their holiday inventory.  This is great news for hobby enthusiasts, as Michaels has one of the best deals you can get on flocked trees.  These trees a…

Imperial Terrain: First Impressions

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Thanks to Dave from Imperial Terrain, I got my hands on some of their Legion inspired terrain pieces. The moisture vaporators, the tower and the small house are part of the Imperial Terrain desert range. I love the design choices. While still being fai…

Imperial Terrain: First Impressions

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Thanks to Dave from Imperial Terrain, I got my hands on some of their Legion inspired terrain pieces. The moisture vaporators, the tower and the small house are part of the Imperial Terrain desert range. I love the design choices. While still being fai…

28mm Sudan project – More Ansar & Khartoum Walls

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Good Morning AllThis weekend I was able to crack on and finish a load more Dervishes and start on the walls of Khartoum.If you want to see the previous post in this project head hereUp first we have the latest Dervish units painted with the first …