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For years now I have been collecting and painting high quality resin buildings for some kind of medieval/fantasy gaming board. Now the project is taking shape and I have begun working on The Port of Gierburg. This first part describes how I made a water section usable not only for the port but also for piratey boarding actions. Foreword Water effects are one of the more difficult techniques it seems. I have read a lot about all types of water effects for tabletop/modelling. There’s a lot of talk about different resins, bubbles, stink, bending and breaking, etc. etc. Stu’s reports did not neccessarily motivate me to tackle the issue either, despite the results looking great .
Hey guys! So after getting that Realms of Battleboard finished so quickly, and the positive response off the Facebook page, I figured I’d through up a little tutorial on how I got the table finished so quick. For those of you who weren’t following the page, I got the board completed in just about five hours, off and on, on Saturday and Tuesday. Being the second complete board I’ve done, I knew what I was getting into and how to really rock the board out. Lets get started, shall we? MATERIALS Army Painter Fur Brown Spray Black Spray Paint (Krylon, Citadel, whatever works) Grey Spray Paing (I used Ace Auto Primer, its a mid grey-tone) Brown Latex Paint (Lighter than the Fur Brown) Several Large Brushes (For Paint and White Glue PVA Glue (Elmer’s Glue Flock (A large bag is preferred, I ended up using 4 containers of the GW Flock) Wal-Mart White Paint Pallid Wych Flesh Stormvermin Fur PREPARING THE BOARD The Realms of Battleboard has no release agent or anything on them, so you don’t have to worry about washing them. Your first step is to spray the edges of the board with the Black Spray Paint. Don’t worry about getting it on the board, we’ll take care of it when we start painting. 1) Spray the Board with the Fur Brown Spray, keeping the stone and hill areas grey. 2) Spray the rocky areas and the hills with the Grey Spray Paint. Focus on the rocks, but you can spray a little bit around it to blend the rocks into the board
Hey guys! So I’ve been painting my butt off, and got a lot done in the last couple of days! Lets skip the small talk and get right into everything! First off is a Realms of Battle Board done for a shop in Farmington, New Mexico. I know, doing a terrain piece for a shop in Farmington when I manage the shop in Durango is a little bit of a conflict of interests, but it will foster the hobby overall in the long run, so I'm happy to do it.
A review of Stronghold Terrain’s medieval/fantasy townhouse fronts, enriched with some mild eye candy and finished off with a plea for using fronts and facades in your tabletop games. At the 2012 Tactica convention I bought a set of townhouse fronts from Stronghold Terrain for my Gierburg gaming board. Soon after I completed the collection with the other two remaining pieces from the range: the Tavern front and the Warehouse front. Unfortunately though, all three products are currently OOP and no longer available from the Stronghold webshop. For kicks and nostalgia, you can see the products below as they were originally shown on the Stronghold Terrain website. The Townhouse fronts, Tavern front and Warehouse front set as they were depicted at Stronghold Terrain ‘s webshop As you can see on the photos these models are not just facades like e.g. those from Geboom’s wonderful Amsterdam project . The fronts are ca. 3,5 cm deep (or “thick”) and are equally nicely detailed on the sides as they are on the fronts
Hi all I’ve started my new project -Demo Board for Models Now basics – creating ground and what I plan to be terrace and toxic lake Also glued some parts from model kits to be converted later – anyway now I have 24 hours before PVA will set. Spellscape Miniatures blog
So yeah, I’ve gone back to that state of 40k which I had just before 6th ed come out; stale and boredness. Don’t get me wrong I love 40k, but I have been playing it for 5 and a half years none stop probably averaging about 2 games a week – that’s a lot of dice rolling! 6th did bring some nice changes i.e flyers, general rule changes and new missions, but I feel some of those are only minor changes/additions and only given 40k temporary extended life for me. I have been going to a new club lately, which has given me new people to play against. It’s nice playing against new people, however armies seem to end up been the same or not far off others I have played before. This isn’t the players fault, this is the state of the 40k codexes, as you can only make so many builds from each codex which actuall work well. Another issue for me is the price of 40k. Before it has never really bothered me too much (though I have had a grumble when prices increase), but lately things seem to be expensive. Ok I’ve got a wedding coming up in September this year and penny pinching is high, but some of the 40k stuff seems really expensive i.e £45 for Heldrake and new D.A flyers, yet none of those are a patch on the Vendetta for model size. If price increases the only way I can buy new 40k is second hand. Luckily I’ve pretty much done all 40k stuff anyway; I just need another Heldrake for my CSM army, 10 Cultists and some Sorcerers
Ok 40k fans, that is a Fantasy model image. I know it’s not future gothic, but it is still gothic and still some wicked eye candy. Now that’s out of the way I was wondering if anyone has or does use mysterious terrain? Where I play no one plays it, and I can see why. It’s the sheer randomness which has everyone out with the scarers on. I guess 40k players do not like randomness and like certainty instead. Personally I am not a fan of mysterious terrain. I like to move about the board with clear intentions in mind and knowing what something does. I know you could agree with a player what mysterious terrain could be, that’s something I wouldn’t mind, though people still don’t seem to bother. On the other hand I do like battlefield debris.
No, that’s not my scenery above, it is someone else’s, but it will give you a idea what I am aiming for. I’ve got lazy with my RoB board and have pushed it aside. Really I should put in more effort, as every game of 40k I play at home it gets used. Armies may get used every so often, but the board is always in use and would make sense to get it finished. You’ve probably seen pictures of my board, if not here’s a picture during a game: As you can see it has plenty of ruins on it and those runis have vines and jungle moss on them. I plan to add more jungle moss and vines to them. This shouldn’t take much, as the buildings have a fair bit on atm. I then really need to crack on with the building bases. I’ve got five bases for my buildings out of nine, really I only need another thre, as the tower ruin doesn’t need one at all
Well after wanting to take part in the Wyrd Halloween Contest I finally got around to writing my Story Encounter for it after having a lot of things going on personally to find that I was
Another League Match, this time against what I expected to be a strong Space Marines contingent. Space Marines List: Sevrin Loth (IA9) Full Tactical Squad, flamer, lascannon Full Tactical Squad, multi-melta, melta, rhino transport 5 scouts, sniper rifles, camo cloaks, missle launcher 5 sternguard veterans, 1 power fist, 2 combi-meltas, 3 combi-plasmas, drop pod 5 Terminator assault marines Stormtalon gunship, twin-linked assault cannon, twin-linked lascannon 5 devastators, 3 missile launchers, 1 plasma cannon Whirlwind Daemons Army List: Herald of Tzeentch, chariot, bolt of Tzeentch, breath of chaos, master of sorcery, we are legion Herald of Tzeentch, chariot, bolt of Tzeentch, breath of chaos, master of sorcery, we are legion Herald of Khorne, juggernaught Flamers of Tzeentch x 3 Bloodcrushers x 3 Pink Horrors x 9, icon, bolt of Tzeentch, the Changeling Daemonettes x 12 Plaguebearers x 7, instrument of chaos Screamers x 5 Daemon prince, iron hide, wings Soul Grinder, Mawcannon Phlegm Scenario and set-up: Mission = The Relic (mission number