Scenery


15mm Modern/Sci-Fi Rubble Scenery Bodging........

Wow.....another post........These bad boys are for my city streets for the modern or sci-fi gaming, they are based on old DVD movies discs I was sent but were awful( I think one starred Vinnie Jones in a recent flick), the contents of the bases were found in the bits box ( a mixture of 15mm and HO scale) and the field I live in......I wanted them to be the one colour to show that the thick city dust has settled on everything but nature has started to make it's presence felt......Working on a couple of others to finish the set and today I reached a milestone...50, no not stone.....years old!Who would have thought it.........

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Burrows and Badgers demo board session 3

Right, saturday morning as I write this, and the last weekend before I leave on holidays... so it all has to be done now.Because once I return from Mallorca, I have 0 moments of painting left, so to that end all the figures and the side material need to be done before monday midnight... ah I love deadlines.To that end, I have been painting the final two models all day now, and they are now drying in the varnish, ready to be flocked afterwards, go me.But let me first thank Michael Lovejoy, the creator or the game and owner of Oathsworn Miniatures.  A few weeks ago, I messaged him through Facebook to explain our Open day, and that Noshi and me would be domo'ing the game for the masses.  So I asked him if he had some business cards I could hand out to intrested persons.Yesterday, I received a big box which apart from a figure order I placed (in the end, I want to collect the full range) did indeed include business cards.  But that was not all, it also included a stack of hand out figures for the g

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Altar of Slaanesh update august 2018

So my Altar is nice and shiny now, as compared to the post last week, I received, added and painted all the bits for the other battles I've won.This means that I am now "up to date" except for the Kill Team game from TSa barbeque, so one more Nurgle icon is now on the "to order" list for parts.As I'll be ordering a variety of army parts soonish, just to have some additional bits of armies lying around in my bits boxes from armies I never came near even to touching myself.  Small things, like 10ct parts and the likes, in all probability.So my TSA buddies can now see at least one piece of "something" hubris lying on the base, painted in where applicable a copy of their used colourschemes.Now let's try to fill this CD up during the run of 8th edition 40k and Kill Team...

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Gondorian Ruins

Another piece of scenery I painted "just in case" for the Burrows and Badgers table, though it probably won`t be used this time round, is one of the old Gondor ruins.I still had this lying around after all those years, and while I lost the small walkway piece for the corner, it remains to me one of the most beautiful pieces of scenery GW ever produced.The simpleness of being just a corner, coupled to the intricate design of the pillars and archway, makes these small thingies just look fantastic, and I`ve decided to be on the look out for those little models whenever I come across them on Bring and Buys.And try to resist buying the new game when it comes out again, as while it remains Tolkien, I have no opponents for this at TSA unfortunatly... a "pain" I felt ever since the very first edition came out...Or perhaps...

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Scatter Terrain for Burrows and Badgers

Another set of scatter terrain has been finished, by Noshi this time, from the big red box of old stuff I showed a few weeks ago.To be used on our demo table, it contains a few bits and bobs suitable for littering around the hamlet.These barrels and crates are all resin made models I obtained years ago at some convention, I believe it was in Lille around 2011 IIRC, and now have been touched up and strong toned to serve on the battlefield.The Eagle is an old figure I once bought just as "token" next to my Iron Brigade in the ACW half a dozen years ago ('Old Abe'), but who know will become part of the river on the game board... This is looking good for the table...

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Terrain is everything - 40k future container scatter terrain - Touch ups

Just a quick one, in amongst completeing the previous future containers I decided to embelish this older green container. It followed a similar pattern to the Maersk Line container and I had a spare stencil template to put a big number on so it was rude not to.Now although I firmly believe big numbers make anything look cooler there is something about this one that doesn't quite work, perhaps it's just too bright. I also added some more Rhinox Hide sponging and Ryza Rust as well as Valejo Red Oxid paste in places to cover up where the paint has already chipped off. I also weathered up the base a lot to be more durable and fit with the three previous containers.As you can see its overall colour 'silhouette' has changed dramatically. The overwhelming green its now competing with 25% white and the orange and brown is significantly more noticeable. So I'm a little sad I've lost a solid block of colour but I've just got to accept where it's at now.Maybe a little more toning down of the number 5, some silver in pla

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Wizard's Tower

The second of those aquarium pieces that have been restored, this one is going to represent an abandoned Wizard's Tower in our games.About 10cm taller then the ruined archway I did earlier this month, the tower is nicely for use in fantasy skirmish games, and as such will be in our Burrows and Badger game the 29th.Made from a sort of plaster like material to sit in a fishtank, the model needed retouching and washing to get it look decent again and remove the water damage to it.Nice piece for a euro truth to be told!

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Altar of Slaanesh

Well, I finished my "trophy rack" for 8th Edition, a statue dedicated to the Prince of Pleasure, Slaanesh.The goal?  To put a memento of every army I beat in single player games with one of my Slaanesh forces (be it the Emperor's Children, Slaaneshi Daemons or Traitor Knights) in Warhammer 40k and it's derivates (like Kill Team) on the base.I`ll be painting up the memento's in the colours, or approximation thereoff, of the forces I faced, in the hope of filling up the base nicely during 8th edition.The pillared pieces around the base are for "special" occasions, like perhaps should I enter the tourney games scene again for example and actually win something, then they will be placed on one of those "honour piles".As such, I`ll be ordering probably some loose bits each month and add them to the base, updating it on the Battle Stats page as well as a result.  Which will be the location where this altar will be pictured permanently from now on.  For now, rummaging through my own boxes, I could alr

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The Jade Buddha

Another small piece of scenery recuperated from the large box of stuff I posted about two weeks ago, the Jade Buddha is going to be a nice little piece for the Burrows table.The model, made in a sort of plaster, had some small damages from spending half a decade in the box, but I retouched it to it's former status.Originally I had it flying, to be part of a Cathay army back in the days, but now it's rebased onto a regular looking, normal flocked base to go on the tabletop 'normally' and can be used for a variety of things like regular cover or even a scenario objective.Together with last weeks pieces, this now gives me a handfull of small terrain pieces, the next ones I'm planing to touch up in the near future are those large aquarium ornaments I found in june at a flea market...

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Noshi's Timber Barn

Noshi completed her first house of the Warbases.co.uk range, the Timber Barn.  A nice little house, it is well scaled for a game on a single 24 by 24 TSS tile.She made some nice touch ups to the MDF model, adding wooded roofing and all.The small barn hails from their Dark Age range of 28mm scenery, and will be part of our Burrows and Badgers hamlet.She does this stuff with far more patience then me for sure!

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Restoring a demo board

As you might have seen in the haul report a short while ago, I refurbished an old broken TSS tile from the club.The goal for the board is to make a Burrows and Badgers tile from it for the TSA Open Day on the 29th of september, where Noshi and me will be demonstrating the game of Antromorphic Animals.To that end, the first thing to do will be to refill and repair the two cracked parts on the tile, being the damage to the side of the waterway, as well as the cracked off corner.  Now, this polystyrene isn't to handy to work with, but I'm thinking of making a sand and pva mix and with a frame solve it like that, then file it smooth in the end.The river and the road will then be repainted using the airbrush, and the end of the road near the waterways have to be widened.  This will be done by scraping off some of the flock, in order that the widened part can "flow over" smoothly in a bridge that I'm building as well, an old resin model from Gauthey's Miniatures I dug up again.Noshi in the meantime will b

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Phoenix Objective Marker

The fourth out of 6 planned objective markers, this time it's the symbol of the Emperor's Children, the Phoenix.The nickname of our primarch of course being the Palpatine Phoenix, what better thing to battle over then the majestic firebird.The model itself is from one of the old softplastic clix games, I believe it was Horrorclix where I got it from about 10 years ago.  Rebased and touched up, it is now ready to litter the battlefield.For the Emperor!

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Ziggurat Scenery

The latest piece of scenery completed, comes this big and heavy ziggurat model.Obtained waaaaay back at the Crisis 2012 show,  you see everything gets painted initially... if I didn`t part with it before that xDWhile intended for the Burrows and Badgers table initially, we agreed on not using this particular piece however as it is just to big and dominating for the small 24 by 24 demotable we will be running.The model, which back then was priced 10 GBP (I believe I bought it in the end for 10 euro) is one big, heavy lump of resin, with only the top stone which had to be added to the build.  Yeah, you can cave your opponents skull in with this thing, it weighs slightly over a kilo...It was mostly drybrushed to give the stone surface some detailing, with the golden heads inked and drybrushed as well, and was a "group effort" by me and Noshi, as she did most of the grey dryrbushing, I only "finishing" it with the lightest grey and the golden heads.Now on to the next pieces of scenery to paint...

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Friday's Scenery Update and a rant :)

I've ordered some models from Forgeworld and they charged me £20 for the delivery (all within the UK). Thought at the time it was a bit steep, now, I've just received a shipping update that says "Delivery Method:Standard (Usually delivered within 8 working days)...That's a bit Fucking rich for that price, I'd have expected at least next day delivery...Not like their models are cheap neither..Anyway, rant over, little time available for crafting, all focused on scenery commissions and stuff for listings. That's the last scenery bits I'll be doing besides some Tabletop stuff as I've got lots of models painting commissions. Cemeteries, ruins, forests etc..Some of it available in the shop.

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