Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hills and Dungeons

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.
Sadly, I think they may look a little nicer with addition of sand to the top of each piece. Oh well.

The Idea behind these hills is that they can be used as elements in a large array of settings, as well as create very different features by combining the pieces in different ways.  

Small dungeon layout, I guess I should get a copy of into the breeding pits.


 The second post of my update, Yurts. Also featured are potted plants, seen to the right in this picture.

Nomad camp

Incoming Varjazi! Notice the potted plants on the left.  They are made from plastic craft plants, glued into beads, glued to a based penny.

Here is the beginnings of yurt construction. I would do an 8 sided support over this 6 sided support.

The supports are draped with a piece of tissue that is covered in 50/50 water PVA combo. Then, a side is chosen to be an entrance.  Push the tissue paper in and cut a piece of cardoard to act as a flat surface. Glue some tissue onto the cardboard and shove it into the hole.  Finally, Paint and base to your liking.  This build was inspired by DM scotty, check out the video, for in depth instruction:

Celtic Chariots

I've been painting miniatures on a consistent basis lately. However, my blogging is not reflecting my high productivity in the miniature world. So,  I'll start chipping away at the Iceberg with these chariot pictures. The models are Wargames factory celt chariots. The chariot on the left is crewed by two warlord games celts. Boudicca is featured on the center chariot. 

I got these because it seems that the Pictish faction in SAGA: INVASIONS will have chariots involved in their armies. I am becoming increasingly ambivalent towards the new supplement, I have a huge array of faction play styles through all of the previous rule sets. Chariots are new tho. So we'll see how weak willed I am.