Monday, September 12, 2016

GB Pagan Rus, Norse Gael axemen, Viking Ship Crew, and Terrain

These Gripping Beast Figures were gifted to me from a Friend that came to visit New York from San Francisco. The models are awesome, really love the newer GB ranges. I was so excited about the models I went straight into building and painting them.
First up the Norse Gael Axemen, one of them sadly is missing from the shot...oops

Some Pagan Rus warriors with various Baltic symbols on the shields

The Viking Captain and Crew

These Runestone were exceedingly easy to make. I just lopped off some pink foam pieces and carved in the details with a pen.  The runes on the border were carved with the pen, but in hindsight was an unnecessary step, painting them on would've been sufficient.

Heres the WIP shot

These hills were made from pink foam and suite my modular demands on the tabletop.  They were cut out with a hot foam cutter; textured on the sides and top by taking a broken cinder block and bashing in the textures; followed by a standard drybrushing of greys and a little tan and brown before the lightest grey. Really easy and a technique from DM Scotty.

Finally, the burial mound with sword. This idea was nicked off the user Jericho from the lead adventure forum, he made his for his late Roman/Arthurians for a Sarmatian type burial. The base is cardboard/ the mound was made by crumpling a piece of paper towel and covering it in PVA, then placing a piece of paper towel over the mound to create the gradual slope into the ground, also covered with pva.  Then the standard basing technique was used (just sand).  

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