Scenery


Pillars and cristals

Hi everyone, following our journey through Katsina's upcoming KS, here are the scenery bits I got plus some other stuff I just had to paint along !The first thing you have to know about Bizazas is that they seem to have a strong affinity with cristals, many of them have some and even the cute spiders have some embedded in their skull ! It makes sense to have a few of them to display on the table (and on the sculpted scenery).Read Moar Skullz »

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Wall Sections

A bit of an "in between" paint project the past week, as the mostly drybrushing job was ideal for the evenings when totally KO'd from work.A selection of 8 sections, from the french brand Gauthier Miniatures, these resin walls are rather suited for about everything.Burrows and Badgers, Dux Britanniarum, Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game... simple stone walls can be used on any battlefield.These are probably the last pieces of scenery I`ll be painting for this year as well, as it really is time to start building up the Middle Earth forces now.  A lot of them have to be painted still, and I now have enough dribs and drabs to fill a small table for a game.Including as such, a heap of wall sections...

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How to build a winter wargaming table

In this tutorial, you will learn, how to build a winter wargaming table. The table will be lightweight and easy to store. To make it even handier, the whole table will be foldable! A few months ago we held our Blood Eagle participation game at a local convention. This was the perfect opportunity for me, to build a new gaming table. I quickly made a list and visited the local hardware store. So let’s build a winter wargaming table! In the first step, you have to cut the foam core to the proper size. In my case, the table should be 3″ x 3″. I used my hotwire cutter for the job, but a sharp knife will work too. In the following step, you have to mark the exact places for your hinges. But you can’t simply place your hinges. You have to sink them. Otherwise, the table will not be plain. And nothing is more annoying than a wobbling gaming table! To sink the hinges, simply cut the foam board until the hinges disappear smoothly as shown in the picture below.   After that, mark the places where

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Angelic Statue

The third of the statues I have printed, and the "middle one" in size, the Angelic Statue also comes from yeggi.Now, this is more for Burrows and Badgers though, as there aren`t any angels as we know them in the works of Tolkien.Though it might serve just as well on the battlefields of Warhammer 40k, especially when facing Blood Angels for obvious reasons... or the Sisters.For now, the next planned piece of scenery is the demonic altar, but first it's time to do some miniature painting.

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Hobby Exhaustion: Causes and Solutions

It might sound like a rather quirky term; hobby exhaustion. It almost sounds a little absurd, I’d go as far to say. However, when you break down some of the ways you can find yourself stepping back from your brushes and miniatures, the symptoms are all too real. Some may call it a “funk” or a “wall”, but I find those terms to be ambiguous and obtuse respectfully. What I’ve found it to be categorically is a metaphorical fatigue. If you have hobby deadlines or fancy yourself a completionist then you’ll probably end up stewing angrily in these states; I know I have. Don’t worry, it can be overcome. The best way to approach this issue is analytically and with a positive outlook. So, let’s get started. Let’s begin by first identifying what hobby exhaustion is and how it becomes manifest. Typically, if you struggle to motivate yourself to sit at your hobby station this can be a clear sign. However, the biggest red flag is where simply thinking about start

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The Three Sisters

The latest printed piece of scenery completed, this is actually a 15mm scale statue I found on Yeggi.There is a larger 28mm one available there as well, but that would be to large to be standing around somewhere, and I already have two other big ones, one finished last week and one I`m still painting on.In this scale, it's big enough to be placed in games and provide cover to a model instead of a full squad, making it handy for those LoS sniping and such.Next as said will be another large statue, and then the focus will shift a little to building up more forces for my games as well as the base of Noshi's army for the 40k clubleague.

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Nature Unveiling Herself

One of the pieces of terrain I had printed from a Yeggi file, the site where you get LOADS of freely available files of all sorts, was this large female statue.Produced and uploaded by Scan The World, this is actually based on an existing artpiece.‘La Nature Se Dévoliant Devant La Science’ - nature revealing herself before Science; a very fine multipatinated bronze figure with varied gilt highlights and green tinted Scarab Beatle by Louis-Ernest Barrias (1874 – 1905), cast by Susses Freres.But it`s mostly a great piece of terrain as well, and I wanted this printed for use in both Burrows and Badgers on the one hand, and Lord of the Rings on the other.  I went to flocking a bit unto the statue itself, to make it look like one of the many slowly reclaimed by nature statues as so often seen in Middle Earth.And here she is with a Rohan archer at her side to give an idea of the actual size of the model...Hopefully you like her, and until the next one!

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Diorama photography and scenic backdrops

I really like scenic pictures of miniatures and battle scenes. They capture the stories of the scenarios we play so well. One great example are the motives on the Calendar by Stronghold Terrain they released as part of the German translation of the rulebook. Other examples are the incredibly well done pictures by Jomada / […]

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More 15mm rubble. Prodos Weyland Yutani Commandos and a welcome visitor ........

.....bearing gifts!Have a few more rubble markers to show, I do think now that the articulated lorry trailer should have been damaged more even if it was full ( I have another one I might do differently).....15mm figure for scale........My damn fine good friend (Vinnie) from Somerset arrived for a weeks holiday bearing birthday presents including books and scenery, here he is eating the last of the scones and annoying the dogs with his views on sharing....... He is a fellow wargamer and currently loves the Prodos 28mm range of aliens, marines and predators, I painted these commandos for him while he was here........

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Altar of Slaanesh update September 2018

Well, not that much has actually been added to the altar this month.With all the travelling I did, I barely gotten at the club, let alone play a gameWhat did get added though is the Deathguard bolter to commerate the Kill Team victory end of august, but back then I had no parts of those filthy greenies lying around, as my pieces lot arrived half of september, so I added it this month instead.Now to see to add some more pieces during september, in which I have at least one battle lined up.  While an experimental list I'll be taking to battle, to try out some units for the first time like Chosen or my Sonic Dreadnought, I hope to drop some more pieces on there as a result in the next weeks.For Slaanesh!

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The final two objective markers

All done!Six ojective markers to litter the battlefield when my forces of Slaanesh march to war.These final two are rather simple affairs, one being a TMNT scanner that has been put on a base and now looks like some relay terminal.The second one was a mash together of an inverted Playmobil candle holder, a foot from an old transformer like toy and the guns from some cheap toy tank.  This makes it look like some sort of AA turret.Here they are in their "pre painted" phase, so you can see the components.And with that, the last of the "essentials" have been taken care off. 

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Noshi's Bridge

The final piece of terrain for the demoboard has been completed, as Noshi rounded out the bridge that crosses the stream in the middle of the tile.The model, which I had lying around for about 10 years, is a 2 piece block of resin, made by a french company called Gauthey Miniatures.I found those long ago in Lille, France at a convention, and now she finally has gotten painted up.  She has some nice texture in the stones, and while the halves where a bit damaged due to lying loose in some bag for 5 years, it got solved nicely with some greenstuff and liquid putty.To cover up the holes some more, Noshi added flock to the holes as well, to go with the grass on the interior of the bridge.And that concludes all the "needed" terrain for the table, one of these days I`ll show the board we will be playing on... and reveal the name of the hamlet I came up with in the end.

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Noshi's Grub Hut

Noshi finished her second building from Warbases.co.uk Dark Age line, the Grub Hut, this week.A nice little house at 28mm scaling, the model only costs 4.50 GBP, with the current pound / euro cost even a real bargain.The house was painted to look like it was made from large stones, and she did a great job on that one.  For the roof, sissal was used (a sort of very fine straw used in decorations and christmas trees) which was then darkened by using Strong Tone from the Army Painter range.The door itself only received a thin single layer, to make sure the marking inside it remained presevered.And with that, the second house of the hamlet (and as we play on a single tile at the demo, the last) has been finished, making all the material for the demo game on a scenery level now nearly completed.

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