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
When I last reported on Tablescapes, Justin McCoy, the founder of Secret Weapon, had raised $ 68,000 of his $ 80,000 goal after only a few days.
Hey guys, So its been almost a week since I put paint to model, but my final semester of school is almost finished. I’ve got a couple of projects to turn in, a single final, and I’m graduating this saturday. I’ve gotta say, its super surreal to think that in less than a week, I’ll no longer be a student and be a full-time manager and artist. School, for me, has been a safeguard, a place for me to build Smells Like Wargaming, as well as many long-term connections to the Wargaming community and clients both national and international. The real question is, however, is what does the future hold for Smells Like Wargaming? As an artist, I’ve found my niche and, if I so choose, I can always expand into other directions. For those of you who don’t know, along with Smells Like Wargaming, I’m also manager at our FLGS, Durango Game Space. Anyone in the area should come and say hey! Anyways, having ties and connections via the shop helps secure me in the local wargaming scene, but various other games as well. Casual Magic: The Gathering, anyone? But through my job, I continue to work and expand the hobby through most aspects of my life.
As I mentioned in my last post, there’s been a lot of changes on our home life recently, which has resulted in me starting a productive project, well I can’t spend all that free time watching daytime TV can I? So, what’s this productive project I hear you say? Well check it out …. The Terrain Tutor Follow it on blogger, youtube, facebook or twitter and watching out for the ‘big hands’ in the intro video guys! Mel
Sanguinius Prime over at the Warhammer 40K Facebook page put up photos of his Imperial Defense Line box.
Everything we have seen in the White Dwarf. Re-releases of 40K Terrain too, including the Fortress of Redemption, Imperial Sector and Imperial Strongpoint. Thanks to Max from Darog’s Company for the image! Loken.
There are more happenings in regards to our Malifaux Charity Event… The Breachside Benevolence Ball Read more »
Currently I am painting the Townhouse from Stronghold Terrain . After the Guild House , where I was very unhappy with the stonework, things are better this time. In fact, I think these are the best stones I have done so far. These walls paint up really nicely. More coming soon.
So my GrandManner order arrived last week, delivered less than a week after I placed my order. With the descriptions and photos of the items somewhat lacking on the GrandManner website I will describe my first impressions of these items in this blog post. Hopefully this will be useful to those who have been reluctant and wondered whether they should purchase some of the GrandManner buildings. This post is longer than usual because I am trying to be honest and thorough, so best make yourself comfortable with a cup of tea or coffee. I’ll try to make up for the many words with plenty of interspersed photos. Note: The following is about the GrandManner Wachau Meeting House , the Farm House with tile roof and dormer windows and the Gatehouse with tile roof and dormer windows from the 28mm Napoleonic Europe range. Packaging I have never received a package with damaged terrain yet – no matter whom I ordered from. Therefore packaging has never been much of a concern to me. But for those who care to know: The terrain pieces were very well packaged with styrofoam and mutliple layers of bubble wrap. No danger of damage there.