Terrain


Building a Wizard’s Tower

One of the scenarios in the Sellswords & Spellslingers book demands a wizard’s tower. While there are several available to buy (from the plain Ziterdes keep to the formidable Tabletop World spire), I decided to scratch build my own. The starting point was a box of pringles. I glued it unto another cardboard roll to, as I wanted to have it protrude from a rocky outcrop. The basis was provided by an old single record. For the rocky outcrop, I used blue foam and chunks of tree bark. The basis for a small secondary tower was formed by an empty toilet roll. The next step was to fill the holes and cracks with modelling clay (of the air-drying kind) and filler. I also made adoor for the small tower was made out of wood and a parapet for the top platform. I then added some details. First, cardboard brickwork to break up the surface of the tower. Second, an oriel made from yet another cardboard roll. Third, the door and windows. I bought those from Thomarillion, as I didn’t trust myself to scratch b

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Adeptus Titanicus terrain

Took some time out from all things Epic yesterday to start to build some of the terrain from the Adeptus Titanicus Civitas Imperialis Sector box. It contains a lot of sprues and once you figure out the particular manner in which the walls go together it is simple to start putting buildings together. One feature of the terrain that isn’t immediately apparent is that smaller elements easily stack on top of larger ones allowing you to build up higher terrain from multiple parts. I suspect, given that I haven’t played it yet, that this is very important for Adeptus Titanicus where you want to be able to create high blocking terrain to allow your Titans to get cover. For Epic the desire to build high isn’t as necessary so it means that you can take the smaller elements and create denser urban terrain sections with them. The buildings look large but certainly not out of scale with the Tau models I have so I am looking forward to getting these painted up and using them for Epic

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Showcase: Munitorum Armoured Container #3

Warhammer 40,000 Conquest issue 20 is the third and final part of the Munitorum Armoured Container set. As you can see from above I've been boxing clever and managed to finish it really quickly. These storage units have been a barrel of laughs to paint. After the jump I share a group shot of all the terrain. More after the jump

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Weathered Boarded House

The weathered boarded house from Hovels terrain is a nice little piece made out of resin that I had for awhile in my to do closet. I first tried an airbrush on it, but didn't like the result and decided to completely redo the house using my tried and true method using craft paints and mig pigments.I really have always liked Hovel terrain pieces as I find they contain a lot of character and are great value for money. Strangely it's imperfections is where the appeal comes from. I still have several more in the line up that I hope to get to at some point.It's a very useful piece of terrain that can be used for multiple periods in particular North America where a good portion of my projects take place.Hopefully I'm able to keep on track producing terrain this year as would really like to add quite a few more features for future games as I feel I'm falling behind in this aspect.Thanks for viewing!Miniature Company- Hovels

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Crate Expectations from Mantic

Mantic Games have announced that the Terrain Crate 2 Kickstarter launches 8pm (GMT) on February 21st. We’re expecting great things from this campaign and there will be a special 24-hour early bird discount. We should hope [...] The post Crate Expectations from Mantic appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Jetpack troopers and a fountain

Some more Tatooine figures from Imperial Assault this. These are four jetpack troopers.Nice models. What they need are flames come out of the jet pack (rather than just nozzles).I also finished up an HO-scale fountain I bought on eBay to add a water feature to my Gotham layout.This was 3-D printed and seemed fine to me. It has a clear insert for the water that was awful so I replaced it with some white glue (to fill space) with some green washes and then a thick top coat of future floor wax (for shine and depth).Some 25mm figure for scale. I also have some printed HO-scale cars that I'm working on along side more Star Wars figures.

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Modernish Barricades

The post apocalypse is never far from my mind, at least in a gaming sense. Despite Bethesda recently ruining my gaming experience, I do not feel that the world is about to end. I think my interest goes back to reading The Postman by David Brin after reading a review in White Dwarf of all places. A quick reading and rereading of Day of the Triffids and I am kind of a fan of the genre. Zombies and nuclear war seem to be my preferred way to end the world. The Walking Dead and Fallout out gave been my most recent influences in tabletop gaming but I have a lot of love for ideas from the old RPG Aftermath and almost anything done George Romero and a number of other books and computer games.Finding players has been hard in the past so I haven't pushed it. In there here and now things are not so bad on that score.  So I am looking at this as a possibility again so I figured it might be time to do something about it. I don't have many figures left to paint and those that I do have I can't find. What I can find is

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MDF Chairs

Chairs at 28mm scale are a challenge, they are so damn small that they end up being rather fiddly to stick together. Especially when I am trying to avoid having any tabs on the seat part to keep a plain surface. The general design is the same, I have a few back sections for some variety. I’m not sure which I like the best.

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Warhammer 40.000 Killzone: Sector Fronteris

A bit unexpected a new Killzone was released, the Killzone Sector Fronteris. So far, the existing Killzones were based upon already released terrain kits and repacked them with a solid bargain. The Sector Fronteris makes use of the STC Ryza Pattern design, that were first introduced with the Realm of Battle Moon Base Klaisus and […]

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Go To Ground Wargaming Review – Urban Jungle

I have a review for you today – Go To Ground Wargaming Review. I’ve used Urban Jungle terrain from Go To Ground Wargaming in two games now. I love it! Let’s take a closer look… Never miss an article? Subscribe! I got one large set of Urban Jungle terrain. There is also a Fantasy Jungle terrain set, but the urban buildings felt more in keeping with Warhammer 40K. And this terrain seems very fitting now that my Catachans are taking shape in the form of three Cyclops Demolition Vehicles and three Hellhounds. Also got 30 Guardsmen on the way for […] The post Go To Ground Wargaming Review – Urban Jungle appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Shapeshifters, Cloud City Guards and pulp vehicles

A job lot of stuff rolled off the production line this week. First up are some more Imperial Assault expansion pack figures for this commission.These four figures are shape-shifters from the Clone Wars movie. I don't really recall this film, but what I do remember (from playing Lego Wii Star Wars with the kid) is these shapeshifters have something to do with how Kenobi gets to the Boba Fett factory with the weird long-necked ladies.Beyond the skin colour (green-yellow), there is no canonical look for these figures, so I went with bright and varied clothes and on two different bases. Apparently they can shape-shift their clothes as well so who knows what they might actually wear when going out to the bar or getting groceries.I'm pretty happy with the faces (above)--this seems to match the images I could find. Then onto the Cloud City pack with some of the guards.I'm pretty happy with these guys. Simple uniform, simple bases, nicely brought out with some washes.I have more of these guys plus some ugnaughts and

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Showcase: Munitorum Armoured Container #2

I haven't considered something until this point. I've only just realised this by looking at this picture  and trying to decide what to write about another armoured container, barrels and crates. What I've realised is at the end of 80 issues of Conquest I'm going to be left with a gaming table full of terrain, but there is something else which I'll elaborate on after the jump. More after the jump

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The Four Towers

For a tight games of Kill Team anf Rogue Stars, four towers makes for an interesting game. With the Kill Team obscured rule being nice and simple, a target is eitehr -1 to hit or not. This setup is three Pringle Towers and one self supporting Crosswalk Tower. I have also made a slightly higher ground tile for some variation. Just wait until you see what is next!

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