Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ruined Rock Walls

I built these ruined walls from aquarium rocks and scrap mdf pieces. They're not the tallest ruined walls, but with the added height of the mdf they do the job.  

Here are the rocks used

The unpictured steps are my standard basing/painting techniques; add sand, prime black, drybrush the rock walls in a medium grey followed by a lighter grey drybrush, paint the sand/dirt dark brown, and drybrush a grey/tam. Flock and foliage were then added.

This piece uses a flatter aquarium rock, so they resemble slate.  The base is cardboard, covered with hot glue to give texture as well as strength. Some sand was added in various spots because the hot glue texture looks a little off by itself. Hopefully this will look like some cool ruined ground.

Monday, March 14, 2016

I've been painting random miniatures

My painting seems to be at its most aimless point. But despite my aimlessness, I am still painting figures, possibly even more then when I have an army or project to finish

three out of the five free frostgrave soldiers from the lichlord kickstarter.  Im pleased with their look, but I cant help but paint in Greens and browns.... oh well

These are nearly all black tree design (one GB dark age warrior and one GB unarmoured arthurian) figures mounted on pennies and nickels.  The models are from their celtic and medieval peasant ranges.  I especially like the celtic peasants.

The past month I've been playing Skyrim during the majority of my "me" time.  After replaying every major questline the game has to offer, and ending the Civil war in Skyrim, I realized how much I liked having Roman looking town Guards in a fantasy setting. As some Elder Scrolls fans know, Morrowind featured Roman/Imperial looking guards as well.  Romans ooze the look of Imperial power might and centralization.  I purchased the Roman starter Army on Ebay for a nicely discounted price around a year ago.  So the work on the first batch of these plastics has begun! As Im sure most of the wargaming community knows, the Warlord Romans are startlingly short. I created a slight remedy to their height by putting them on decently tall bases.  

As I mentioned previously I've been playing Skyrim. No foe is more notorious than the Draugr.  These Lord of the Rings army of the Dead figs are my attempt at Skyrim Draugr.  The leader's horns are from GW skeletons, and gives the model a further connection to the tougher horned Draugr Death Lords of Skyrim.