Scenery


How to build a winter forest for wargaming

In this post, you will learn how to build a winter forest for wargaming. If you want to build a whole gaming table, check out my tutorial on how to build a winter wargaming table. If you want to see the winter terrain pieces and the table in action, check out my post about our participation game of Blood Eagle. To add more variety to the gaming table, this tutorial will showcase two different kinds of terrain pieces. The big ones representing a small forest, while the small ones act as a single tree. As a result, you will gain more flexibility when setting up your gaming table. Stuff you need: styrofoamCDs / DVDssome washerscardboardwatered-down PVA (50:50 mix)sand & rockshot glue (optional)PVAtrees, tufts and other materials for building scenerymodel treesdifferent kinds of flockwinter snowacrylic paints (dark brown, grey, tan, sand)a spray bottlea sharp knifesome brushes Tutorial: How to build a winter forest for wargaming Time needed: 2 hours and 30 minutes. Please keep in mind, that th

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Fenris Games Runestones

I picked up a few things from Fenris Games back in June or July, and the first pieces are finally getting completed and onto the gaming table! Two Viking Runestones from Fenris Games. Click for larger. These are “Viking Runestones 2” from Fenris, cast in pale grey resin. Each is about 2″ tall. The carved runes on the front are very finely detailed; I wouldn’t be surprised if they had been laser engraved on something (thin acrylic?) and that was then embedded in putty or something to make up the rest of the stone. Runestones, rear view. 28mm Warlord ECW figure for scale. Click for larger. I’ve got a few other bits and pieces from Fenris in progress. All of their stuff is really high quality, their range is huge, and shipping was fast. Highly recommended!

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Some Small Pillars

A small painting post today, as some little pieces of scatter terrain have been completed.Nothing to fancy, these are two plastic pillars which received some drybrushing in order to go onto the tabletop.I believe they are the old GW ones, but I don`t dare say that with 100% certainty though.Anyways, it`s good to hide some archer or the likes behind when they sneak upon their opponents...

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Sacrificial Altar

Another small piece of scatter terrain got finished from the painting line, in the form of this altar to sacrifice the captives to some dark god.The model is a 3d print found on thingiverse, and it was a pain to paint with all those spikey parts on the sides.But in the end, it did turn out rather okay to litter the tabletop as perhaps a scenario objective or such.

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New Fogou terrain and more !

Hey there, Pretty chuffed to show you these today, I've been working on a bit of scenery as a back burner and it's starting to pay with many pieces coming to an end (and many more still in progress ^^'). Now today is special since it's also the opportunity for me to reveal one of the latest Fogou designs for a most excellent range coming !We're mostly all familiar with Starwars, Madmax or some of us might even be into more historical settings, bottom line being we're mostly all interested in getting good looking adobe buildings right ?Well look no further, these are the ones !Read Moar Skullz »

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Fyreslayers Magmic Battleforge

Fyreslayers Magmic Battleforge is back in stock in the shop. I've also painted the Villains of Eriador for the LOTR Board Game. I don't really like to be negative about models as I always feel a much painter would do something nice with them but what dog shit quality from FFG. Why they can't produce models to nowadays standard really blows my mind. On such a game and such a license...

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Roof Ridges for Sarissa Mountain Village models

I wanted to personalise my Sarissa Mountain Village and make it look a bit more interesting, so I did some research on the Japanese architecture on Intertubes. Among the articles I found was this rather interesting website which has the text and pictures from a book written in 1885 by Edward S. Morse, an American professor who visited Japan in the 19th century. Entitled Japanese Homes and their Surroundings it contains a wealth of interesting information on Japanese architecture of great use to wargamers building scenery for Samurai games and which includes a section on “A Study of Roofs” I got more inspiration by doing a number of searches on Google Images using various terms related to roofs including “Japanese thatched roofs”. This research showed that there was a great variety in the ridges found on thatched houses in Japan and that the style of such ridges varied by region. I focused my search on finding a style which I could easily replicate in miniature. I found

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15mm Fantasy Houses and Hovels.......

.....from Alternative Armies!Got these sent to me by a friend earlier in the year but they had remained on the resin pile for quite a while but my friend Daniel who is a big Star Wars Legion fan and who was in a painting slump at the time, so I ended up painting a Fleet Trooper unit for him earlier this year and recently he was looking for a drastic change in his painting queue and hey presto I got these done.......They are from Alternative Armies and could be used for other periods as well as Fantasy.........I like his painting skill (he's a damn good painter) and it gives a boost to a little painting slump or lethargy!Figure is a 15mm Battle Valor villager for scale help, picture quality is the usual clusterfeck.....Nicely done Daniel, he may need more drastic changes in his painting queue........Do they require basing?The Legion fleet troopers in question.........

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Altar of Slaanesh september update

It's been a while, but we appeared at the battlefield... and added trophies to the altar of Slaanesh!Technically end of august for the first one, but the month ended the day after anyways though...And that was against one of our League toprunners, Wim, and his Salamander successor chapter.  So "in memoriam" it is now contained near the pillar for eternity.My lady has been pleased!

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'nids part 272 - Tyranid VSG part 3

Dreadtober starts tomorrow, but I mentioned the other day I had been sculpting the Tyranid Void Shield Generator and so thought I'd just slip this in before I can start sharing my Dread progress. I had been putting the VSG off, for over 3 years now, purely because I wanted to video how to do some of the tendon bits. I finally did the clip and I desperately want this complete, but among so many other projects Dreadtober included there's quite a competition for my limited hobby time.Here's how I sculpt a tendon:And static shots from the completed spine in the video.The inner spine is [almost] complete though.It's not perfect by any stretch but after the gloss and Tamiya Clear Red X-27 it doesn't have to be.My next stumbling block is how it interfaces with the ground. I was going to use some of the wood chips I used on my 'ground-bursting' Trygon but I still need to add some lava stones to look like alien growths. It's a fair bit of work and not without challenges, hence why it has almost caused my renewed

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Middle-Earth Ruins

A small scenery project I finished this week, a sprue of the EXCELLENT Middle-earth ruins from Games Workshop.Because with a tournament to be ran at the end of the month, every piece counts!I always loved these simple yet nicely detailed corner ruin from the Tolkien range, as it has a good height (for 28mm), nice texture and fine details like the arch of the tallest piece.The added benefit of finding them usually on BnB's for dirt cheap, make these some great thingies to expand collections of terrain.And they are really smooth and swift to paint!

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Mountain Village for Test of Honour– Farmhouse & Rice Store

Here’s the Mountain Village Farmhouse, built as per instructions in the packet. I went to work with the strip-wood to add some beams, this took a couple of hours, there’s a lot of them. Thatch added with scouring pads. Roof ridge scratch-built from wooden coffee stirrers and strip-wood and everything given a base coat.  Grey for the wood, brown for the thatch. Inks, dry-brushing and panels painted. Another view of the finished model. A Sarissa Rice Store.  This model didn’t really need any added beams, but I changed the tiled roof for a thatched one with scouring pads and scratch-built a roof ridge.

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Barnstorming...

and the cart store/barn - another Blotz kit, I only used the provided beams for the front because - arches... the other sides I did with balsa as usual.. the Blotz beams are serviceable, but they just differ too much from my other buildings... I did try them, but end up stripping them and redoing it all. I tried the brick pattern for the lower panels as well, but I just didn't like the look, so liquid g/s over those bits. rooftiles and spare wheel from Warbases.co.uk, pick axe from I honestly don't remember (came on a sprue with a shovel, sledge hammer and a hoe), the hook was just balsa and plastic rod... just a little bit of something to tart the inside of an otherwise simple building...

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