Posts Tagged ‘Workbench’

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains. Part VII

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

 Almost done!  The mountain sections have been given a coat of diluted matte medium (50/50 with water) to harden the exteriors.  As the matte medium was drying I added some scenery – tufts and some ground foam.  I tried to not go ov…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains. Part VII

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

 Almost done!  The mountain sections have been given a coat of diluted matte medium (50/50 with water) to harden the exteriors.  As the matte medium was drying I added some scenery – tufts and some ground foam.  I tried to not go ov…

Chaos Land Raider – Daemonic Flesh Applied (WIP #5)

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

This project continues to slog along. I can confidently say that I’m nearing the end with it though. The big thing you’re going to notice in this update is the daemonic flesh I applied. Prior, I had some flesh I sculpted, which was a lot more stylistic…

The Workbench This Week, 12 June 2017

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

Much chaos in my non-gaming life, so time and brainpower to actually paint is kind of hard to come by, but this weekend I sat down and organized my pike & shot foot figures for Pikeman’s Lament and other English Civil War or Thirty Year’s War gaming. I now have exactly 60 figures assembled, based, … Continue reading The Workbench This Week, 12 June 2017

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part VI

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

 The basic painting of the mountain sections is now completed.  The first coat of dark red brown (mix of Dark Burnt Umber and red) was followed up with a heavy dry brush Raw Sienna (a leather tannish color) and then a light dry brush of yello…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part VI

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

 The basic painting of the mountain sections is now completed.  The first coat of dark red brown (mix of Dark Burnt Umber and red) was followed up with a heavy dry brush Raw Sienna (a leather tannish color) and then a light dry brush of yello…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part V

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

 Last night I had intended to start dry brushing the mountains to lighten up the colors.  As I was working on one section I then noticed that there were lots of spot where the pink foam was showing through – little dots of pink on all the pie…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part V

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

 Last night I had intended to start dry brushing the mountains to lighten up the colors.  As I was working on one section I then noticed that there were lots of spot where the pink foam was showing through – little dots of pink on all the pie…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains, Part IV

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

 With the day offI was able to get A LOT of work done on the mountain sections.  All of the carving was finished, ground texture was added and, lastly, a base coat of red brown was applied. The ground texture is my standard goto – Sandst…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains, Part IV

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

 With the day offI was able to get A LOT of work done on the mountain sections.  All of the carving was finished, ground texture was added and, lastly, a base coat of red brown was applied. The ground texture is my standard goto – Sandst…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part 3 – Carving Rock Faces & Post #750!

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

 Tonights project was to carve the “rock faces” on the pink foam.  I managed to get 2 of the six section done in about an hour.  I used a new technique from model rail roader David Frary which I’ll explain below. The first step was …

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part 3 – Carving Rock Faces & Post #750!

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

 Tonights project was to carve the “rock faces” on the pink foam.  I managed to get 2 of the six section done in about an hour.  I used a new technique from model rail roader David Frary which I’ll explain below. The first step was …

End Of The Week – Miniature Painting Update

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

It’s actually been a better week for painting than I was expecting. It started with having to finish off 5 Ratling/Hobbit snipers. My urge is to say that they are finished but I am guessing this is not really the case. There is stuff that I can do on them but the truth is that I am never really going to be happy with them. For the time being I am going to keep them on the table and play about with them until I am happy with the final result.

This should really screw up my timetable. Last week I was supposed to finish them and move on and I set myself a goal of finishing them and do another five figures. At the beginning of the week I thought that there was going to be no chance of that happening. Then I started the dryads. I have a dozen of these and I was expecting to finish six of them so that I could be caught up with my goals. Instead I managed to get all twelve of them done, based, varnished and even managed to get some extra bits on the bases.

The week’s work didn’t end there. I have based and primed a load of figures including seven gnolls and another figure that I thought was a gnoll for a while. It turns out it’s actually a beast crafter and to be honest, although I like the figure, it’s probably of no use to me at all. There are a few other figures primed and based. There are a couple of earth golems and a genie ready to go too. These should be easy to get done.

I was a little unhappy with the way the bases on The Walking Dead Miniatures bases had turned out. As well as varnishing them, I put a few tufts on the bases to hide the worst of it. I’ll put these back in the box now, it seems like a good place to put them. I was looking at the new releases for the game. There are another 24 figures due out. Whilst very nice they work out at around £4 per figure. Now I know you get some other bits with them but they are not much use to me. Whilst I like them I am not sure I like them that much.

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains part 2

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

 With all six frames finished the next step was to rough in some EPS (pink foam).  I’ve got enough on hand to finish 3 maybe 4 sections.Pretty simple process, but time consuming.  Jut cut to fit and glue/tack down. I’ll trim everyth…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains part 2

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

 With all six frames finished the next step was to rough in some EPS (pink foam).  I’ve got enough on hand to finish 3 maybe 4 sections.Pretty simple process, but time consuming.  Jut cut to fit and glue/tack down. I’ll trim everyth…

Terrain Tutorial – Sectional Mountains

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

 What does a gaming geek do on a rainy spring day – make terrain, of course!  I need some mountain ranges to break up the playing area for my Historicon game and finally figured a way to build them with the materials on hand.  Actually t…

Terrain Tutorial – Sectional Mountains, part 1

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

 What does a gaming geek do on a rainy spring day – make terrain, of course!  I need some mountain ranges to break up the playing area for my Historicon game and finally figured a way to build them with the materials on hand.  Actually t…

Kitbashes and Conversions – Creating Alternative Models for Your Armies

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

Conversions. A simple but potent word that also comes closely related to its sister term kitbashing. Beloved by those who play Orks or Chaos in 40k as it is very simple to steal something vaguely interesting to you, and load it with spikes, heretical symbols, or random armour plates to denote its newly corrupted/looted state.   Back when apocalypse first dropped, Games workshop released a few ‘formation’ box sets. I found out, after reading through the book, that anything the imperials could get – chaos could take. This led to the acquisition of the basilisk 3 pack. I took two…continue reading

Chaos Land Raider: the Sculpting Has Begun (WIP #2)

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

I had shown the rough shape this Land Raider is in week, and I mentioned my plan for it. Well, I started on that plan. Though I haven’t gotten as far along as I’d like, I figured I’d show what I have done. Obviously it’s still very early work. At this point I’m feeling out where I want to work elements in. While I want to make the Land Raider all mutated and daemonic, I also don’t want to overdo it either. One thing I’m trying to do with the sculpting is work in elements of each god. The eye on…continue reading

Chaos Land Raider: Work in Progress #1

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

I got this Land Raider years ago. I bought it used off a friend, and as you’ll see below, it was/is in pretty rough shape. There’s some serious gaps, and some attempts at filling those in were made prior to me getting it, and there are areas that are w…

Prep for Historicon: The "To-Do" list

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

Historicon will be held on July 12-16th, which is just 10 weeks from now.  I’m good on the miniature front (only 10 or so 28mm figures to paint) but am falling way behind on terrain so need to step up my game.Rather than make terrain boards, which…

Prep for Historicon: The "To-Do" list

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

Historicon will be held on July 12-16th, which is just 10 weeks from now.  I’m good on the miniature front (only 10 or so 28mm figures to paint) but am falling way behind on terrain so need to step up my game.Rather than make terrain boards, which…

The Workbench This Week, 21 April 2017

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

…is being relocated and cleaned up! Same room as before – our guest bedroom/office/workroom – but we’ve moved the shelf unit I used as a painting and building bench to the other end of the room, away from the door. It’ll be slightly closer to my computer desk, which is out of frame to the … Continue reading The Workbench This Week, 21 April 2017

Hirst Arts Molds: Some Thoughts

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

I’ve spent about a week casting and building with my new Egyptian themed Hirst Arts molds and have come to some conclusions about them for terrain making.  Overall I’m really pleased but have determined these are not always the perfect way to go. …

Hirst Arts Molds: Some Thoughts

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

I’ve spent about a week casting and building with my new Egyptian themed Hirst Arts molds and have come to some conclusions about them for terrain making.  Overall I’m really pleased but have determined these are not always the perfect way to go. …