Friday, July 22, 2016

Terrain, Huns, and Fireforge markers

In anticipation of Saga Invasions, I've started a Hun/generic Steppe army.  So far, I've largely used a box of GB Arab Heavy Cavalry and FF Mongol cavalry.  The heavy cav is a mix of both sets, mostly from the GB arab set, and the light cav is mostly made from the FF mongol set, with some warlord celt heads and torsos thrown in.  Also in the background of the first picture is Fireforge's new Black Hood command set.
Elite Cav

Light cav

I started to paint the loot and burn tokens from Fireforge, I wonder if they'll be sending the rules with my next/final portion of the Russian kickstarter sets. The kickstarter didnt seem like it earned much funding, and Fireforge has really mishandled this kickstarter... I coudlve purchased the Russian plastic set a month ago from other retailers with free shipping, yet I still dont have mine.  The fireforge site offers free shipping on certain order amounts yet for the kickstarter this didnt apply.... So it seems like it was a largely pointless endeavor to participate in their kickstarter. If I hadnt I woudlve saved money on shipping as well as had the Russian plastic set by now... Bizzarre

And Finally some forrest terrain.  I really enjoy creating and building terrain for miniatures. It might even be the portion of the hobby in which I find the most satisfaction and creative vigor.  These pieces were quite easy. The smaller trees are fallen tree branches hot glued to cardboard, with sand and a large rock added to weigh down the base.  The large tree is made from the cardboard from a paper towel roll, crumpled slightly to give an irregular shape, covered with one layer of PVA and paper towels, roots created from rolled up wet toilet paper covered in PVA, the branches were created by puncturing kebab skewers into trunk and gluing foliage to the ends, the whole model was then textured/reinforced with a hot glue gun, which creates the bark texture on the tree.  I will definitely be making more of the paper towel roll trees, sadly I have to go through a lot more paper towels before I can make more. 

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