Posts Tagged ‘Tutorial’

‘nids part 231 – Rippers Big Build TO DONE!

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

Not much to see here, apart from acknowledging that the ‘build’ is done, having put basing material on them.I fractured a piece of slate to make it more like the ground had broken. Whether that looks effective when it’s painted remains to be seen.I’m g…

‘nids part 230 – Greenstuff Rippers BABY!

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

So I’m currently painting my Trygon and  Broodlord, but my focus is supposed to be on what I need for GT3 and having not yet decided on what I’m taking, or coverd it on the blog I really thought I should focus on one of the two things I will need …

‘nids part 230 – Greenstuff Rippers BABY!

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

So I’m currently painting my Trygon and  Broodlord, but my focus is supposed to be on what I need for GT3 and having not yet decided on what I’m taking, or coverd it on the blog I really thought I should focus on one of the two things I will need …

Sepulchural Guard Step One!

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

I’m back on the Youtubes! This time around we recorded a small series on the Sepulchural guard. Part one being all about the base. LinkEnjoy!

Terrain Testing: Sectional Interior Castle/Dungeon Terrain

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

With terrain now being a part of this year’s upcoming painting Challenge, I’ve resurrected a project that that’s languish in the “should do but don’t” list a long time – sectional interior terrain for skirmish and role playing games..  I really li…

Terrain Testing: Sectional Interior Castle/Dungeon Terrain

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

With terrain now being a part of this year’s upcoming painting Challenge, I’ve resurrected a project that that’s languish in the “should do but don’t” list a long time – sectional interior terrain for skirmish and role playing games..  I really li…

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?].

TUTORIAL – Custom Magnetic Army/Miniature Case

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

There are several players in my local meta that have spent years building all kinds of magnetic cases. So I decided to poke and prod their brain about it. A big shout out goes to Dustin, Trevor, and Michael for … Continue reading

Terrain is everything – 40k future container scatter terrain – OOCL

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

For those that have been following the blog since 2010… Holy Throne the blog is going to be 7 in a couple of days, finally getting into ‘big-boy pants’! Anyway, you may recall I created a number of ‘future containers’ back before there were Munitorum…

Terrain is everything – 40k future container scatter terrain – OOCL

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

For those that have been following the blog since 2010… Holy Throne the blog is going to be 7 in a couple of days, finally getting into ‘big-boy pants’! Anyway, you may recall I created a number of ‘future containers’ back before there were Munitorum…

It’s a Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad…

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

Funnily enough I can never seem to find a complete ‘To Done’ showcase of my scratchbuilt Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad. The best I have doesn’t feature the walls/petals, they hadn’t been completed at that stage. In all honesty these aren’t great pics b…

It’s a Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad…

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

Funnily enough I can never seem to find a complete ‘To Done’ showcase of my scratchbuilt Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad. The best I have doesn’t feature the walls/petals, they hadn’t been completed at that stage. In all honesty these aren’t great pics b…

Making an Urban Display Board in 15mm

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

One of my first articles for WWPD was on building my British Airborne Company.  Having bought more infantry than anyone would ever need, and having it sit in my closet for 2 years, I decided to try and start working on it.  Years have past, and much has been done, but one major project eluded me:  a display board for this army.  Below is the finished product, but I will be trying to walk you through how I got it to look like this.  I don’t profess to be as good as many terrain makers as I have seen, but hopefully I can give you a little inspiration and a few easy steps you can build off of.  

I started, as one always should, with a rough plan.  I already have a carrying tray that fits these pieces of pink foam (with some modifications before construction.) I made the frame out of scrap wood that I sanded, cut and fit together, follower by sanding and staining. I won’t be showing that part however, just the assembly of the main display piece.

The original idea was to use a few ruined buildings I had partially painted, or at least primed, as centerpieces or accent pieces for a destroyed intersection.  But these are valuable pieces, and I found they were too tall for my purposes.  Their ability to hide guys inside of them work great in game terms, but not so much in display terms.  And they take up enormous space on the display itself, making it more unwieldy than I intend.  I resolved instead to use balsa wood and craft sticks to glue together my own wrecked buildings. (you see the scraps of wood in the foreground.

Some of my weapons of choice:

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Making an Urban Display Board in 15mm

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

One of my first articles for WWPD was on building my British Airborne Company.  Having bought more infantry than anyone would ever need, and having it sit in my closet for 2 years, I decided to try and start working on it.  Years have past, and much has been done, but one major project eluded me:  a display board for this army.  Below is the finished product, but I will be trying to walk you through how I got it to look like this.  I don’t profess to be as good as many terrain makers as I have seen, but hopefully I can give you a little inspiration and a few easy steps you can build off of.  

I started, as one always should, with a rough plan.  I already have a carrying tray that fits these pieces of pink foam (with some modifications before construction.) I made the frame out of scrap wood that I sanded, cut and fit together, follower by sanding and staining. I won’t be showing that part however, just the assembly of the main display piece.

The original idea was to use a few ruined buildings I had partially painted, or at least primed, as centerpieces or accent pieces for a destroyed intersection.  But these are valuable pieces, and I found they were too tall for my purposes.  Their ability to hide guys inside of them work great in game terms, but not so much in display terms.  And they take up enormous space on the display itself, making it more unwieldy than I intend.  I resolved instead to use balsa wood and craft sticks to glue together my own wrecked buildings. (you see the scraps of wood in the foreground.

Some of my weapons of choice:

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Meerkat den for wargaming

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

It is time for another piece of scenery. This time we are building a Meerkat den for Wargaming. I love colonial wargaming because of the nearly endless possibilities for terrain and scenery. As a result, most gaming tables for colonial wargaming look amazing. If you want to go the extra mile, you could add some special pieces to add even more flavor to your table. The … Show me more

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