Timeworn Ruins and Beast of Chaos Herdstone...Ruins are a new one for me, very cool set. All available in the shop.
OK, so the interior is kind of done, a couple of small bits will be added but I needed the first floor done so I could attach the roof and needed to do the ground floor at the same time so they would match. Crappy phone pictures still I’m afraid. The exterior is base colour only, I’m thinking thatch for the roof.
15mm gigantic magical mushrooms from Scotia Grendel..........Some mushrooms to add some scenery to my fantasy gaming, can be used to hide behind or for some hallucinogenic farming........goblins love them!15mm figures to give some idea of scale......Currently working on half a slightly derelict caravan man cave for storing the hobby......Q: Why did the mushroom get invited to all the parties? A: Because he's a fungi!
Now that the Sanctum Imperialis is complete I should probably be putting this ruin kit in that big pile of projects that were fun at the time but really too much to do just at the moment.Well I thought there was no harm in laying down some brown where the verdigris would go, I'm not even bothering with Warplock Bronze, it just isn't going to be seen. Wasn't sure about the crenalated battlement being coppery...?I did add a bit of gold into the mix so there was some metallics, not entirely sure I should have bothered with it on the windows - it's just going to be a pain to do but nevermind.And inside just a quick coat of cream paint.Ready for the burnt umber next......unless I see sense and leave this and go back to something smaller! ;)
So we went to war again this month, as we battled in the TSA club league.And my opponent was Peter and his Astra Militarum Valhallan force.Success was had as my pink brigade defeated him (more on points then on survivors), resulting in another memento to be added to the ever growing pile.
By the time you read this the Sanctum Imperialis will be complete. All the finials have been painted,as well as the buttons and lanterns.Buttons and screens have been done internally too.With just some select Tamiya Clear to be added after varnishing. I tried to keep the button colour limited to warm colours, just didn't want yet another set of colours, it's already garish.And, having bust a gut to meet the weekend deadline for the store painting challenge it turned out it is next weekend afterall! Still, having that deadline pushed me to finish so I don't mind.Now what...?
.....plus residents!A nice MDF graveyard for 15mm gaming from Dragonfrog Games, easy enough to put together once you're awake but alright for 6 pounds.......Could be used for many, many periods, added a few zombie residents......
This is becoming somewhat of a saga now. I've got all the stains to do and the shading but staining all these rivets is incredibly tedious and despite it solving my issues with the verdigris my motivation is through the floor - I think I need to do a separate 'where's my head @' post to get that all off my chest/mindBut I persevered and used my Vallejo Sepia wash and as you can see on the left, where I thinned it the wash split exactly like Seraphim Sepia. However, I was washing it again with black so I was not disheartened, in fact the result is great.I did a fair few panels before I stopped thinning it with water, it's a bit harder to work it into the crevices without but I eventually learned my lesson.There are a lot of rivets and areas that needed shading.But the sepia followed by Army Painter Dark Tone managed to bring it all back down to an acceptable level.The big ruin was a daunting prospect though and it took a fair bit of motivation to tackle all those rivets.Question: do I paint the scrolls either
Just a quick pic (phone still) of the millstones and workings. Quite chuffed with the cogs considering it’s fiddly and little... if you’ve ever stumbled across my Pinterest board you’ll see all the mill diagrams and such, and no way was I going to replicate all that...
The latest set of scatter terrain for my Middle-Earth tables to roll of the painting table, are these pillars.They came from a Humble Bundle a few weeks ago, and after pointing my printer to them, I ordered 5 sets of the handy little blighters.And as such, the first batch of them has been painted up, in the form of small, loose standing ones to put around the battlefield. I`m doing more of them, but basing them on compact disc's to better `outline` the area they will be providing cover for 'in the way' tests and the likes, but for a first batch I must say they paint up very nicely with some drybrushing.A good find for sure!
Some small scenery I painted on the side for this post, in the form of two trees in scale 6mm.Produced by BanDai, these came from the soft plastic Gashapon sets, and are themselves as well cast in that material.While prepainted, I went over them with some fresh colours and washes, and based them to suit my tabletop.And not only are they tall 6mm trees, they can also serve as low ones for 28mm gaming...
Alright people, now here's something a little different. A few years back, I claimed I wanted to use the imperial knight kit to make something fun out of it. Well as slow as I am, I can also be a stubborn one sometimes and the idea never really left my mind.If you don't know what I'm talking about just take a look at that brilliant picture from White Dwarf #133 :Read Moar Skullz »
OK, so the base to join in with the other river tiles is done. Went through several stages/designs but the main consideration was to avoid making the building look like it cut into the inevitable slope of the river - the slope is a result of placeable river sections and not a incline as far as models are concerned. That resulted in a larger base than originally envisioned, but hey...I’ve added some texture to the wheel, the plain mdf is serviceable but I’m anal about that kind of thing. This is actually the inner side rather than a before shot as I’m not that organised. Ignore the hole in the middle, that was to allow a plastic tube in for the axel, which is an absent detail from the kit. Also, I was an idiot and built the wheel before thinking about any of this and my efforts then resulted in a broken spoke (hence the white plastic reinforcement).And the visible side with liquid green stuff added and then scored to give some texture. I made a little irregularly toothed tool to do this and made sure to pick o
In amongst everything else I further procrastinated by getting the TT Combat Gothic Ruins primed. I had sprayed it black with some cheap £1 store matt black. Then I mixed some black masonry paint with PVA, some of my finest sand and some powdered plaster/wall filler.This gave me some texture to the flat walls. Red Oxide zenithal base coat was next and then stippling/drybrushing with Vermillion art acrylic.Shading and verdigris areas to pick out next, hopefully less drama than the Sanctum as I'm far less precious about this.
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