Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Terrain Tuesday #16


I mentioned yesterday that we'd been without Internet access for most of the Bank Holiday Weekend.  I didn't mean to suggest that this was a bad thing!  Although it was very frustrating, it meant that I sat down and did some hobby stuff.

Warbases

Last week I decided that my Chiefs and Heroes needed 35mm bases to make them stand out.  Now, One Does Not Simply Go to the Warbases website and buy a pack of bases.  

No WIP pictures of these as they go together so simply.



I added planks to the wall and a flannel thatch.  I'm not sure about the former (see later).  For the photo I hung a shield above the door to make it all a little less Brown.  But again I'm not sure.  I may paint the door or walls or both a different colour.



The next item is a combination of the Celtic cross and a casualty marker to make a turn counter.*  I did toy with the idea of giving it the full Dark Age colour scheme, but decided that leaving it grey was much less work meant that I could use it in different settings.

 *"These go to twelve"



Warbases seem to add new lines every five minutes.  I am very interested with the news that came out yesterday that they'll be adding a range of  ruins suitable for Frostgrave, I'll be getting some of them, I think.

I got the Grub Hut to see how easy Warbases' buildings were to put together.  The answer is that they are a doddle.  I'd certainly buy more of them, but probably dispense with adding unnecessary planking.

Another reason for buying them was to compare them with what I could do myself...

Scratch Building

I recently bought a batch of business cards and post cards for Diplomatist Books.  Like most people, when I get something through the post, my immediate thought is that the packaging looks really nifty.

A lad who's going places...
A look on the web provided some inspirational pictures.







The addition of some bamboo skewers and sandy paste was a lot easier than planks and resulted in a tidier look.


No, it's not finished.
Not sure of the pitch of the roof - but nevertheless a useful building (perhaps as a cricket pavillion!).



Adventures in Dry-Brushing

While dry-brushing the Celtic cross, I took a couple of other items from the terrain queue.


Remember this?
Getting there...

Then there is one of the runestones I got from Fenris at Dicini 2014.   Again, I should have gone with the original paint scheme, but I bottled it.



For a modern carver of rune- and image-stones (in glorious colour!) see here.


Random blocks



12 comments:

  1. Well done Edwin. I agree with leaving the cross bare grey for exactly the same reasons. You could add a wash of dark green to add weathering or moss effects. I found some great Viking age scenary bits in the local Celtic shops - crosses, Pictish stelae in nice resin cast in grey. I was lucky to pick them up half of on clearance but keep an eye on your local charity shop. Love the thatch and plank effects, plus resuming the longhouse as a cricket pavilion (VBCW?).
    Cheers, Peter

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    1. Loyal readers will know of my penchant for charity shop terrain ;)

      I haven't tried Celtic shops though. I must give that a go. Lots of dragons and crystals around here.

      The pavilion of the Norfolk Cricket Ground was black and white with thatch. We live next to the site - it was demolished last year.

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  2. A very productive weekend...makes me feel positively lazy!

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  3. What a fabulous terrain Tuesday Edwin. I have to say that I am rather taken with your scratch built building, very impressive Sir.

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  4. Cracking work Edwin, particularly the recycled packaging!

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  5. Your productivity and vigour for life appall me.

    Fortunately, I have lots of lovely terrain to look at, to take my mind off it.

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  6. Lovely work, Edwin, fit to grace any table. Nice one!

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  7. That are some very nice pieces of scenery!

    Greetings
    Peter

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