Tuesday, 13 November 2018

FACTORY BUILDING AND BRIDGE TERRAIN PIECE'S

Finished off the last pieces of the Industrial buildings, being a factory type buildings.
I placed some rubble and building pieces within it, to give it a more bombed out feel to it.
I also cut away away some of the trusses to give easier access for models within....






I also painted up the 28mm Warlords stone bridge Andy got a while back




And I had repainted an old bridge we made way back in the 40k days ....
 come up rather well I think



Next up on the modelling table is my Desert themed Vichy French Bolt action force - I will have to start putting these together and get ready for the painting stages as I intend to be using this force for next year's Natcon Bolt Action force - as my good mate John Fletcher is running this event with Kapiti Coast club hosting the NZ Nationals next April,
so lots to do .......

Sunday, 28 October 2018

WOODED & JUNGLE CLIFFS

Well Andy and myself have been busy of late and continuing to make much needed terrain for our 28mm games, this time being some cliffs/steep hills.  Got the idea from the terrain tutor YouTube channel where he made hills from expanding foam here .... well it was very effective and an easy process.

You need a tube of expanding foam from Mitre 10, blob out a dozen squirts of foam in an oval shape, wait until dry and then get a knife and carve up to the desired shape (easy peasy indeed) and applying a layer of poly filler over, once dry its down to gluing some sand and loose stones about.  Then its the fun part of painting and basing them up.

We also found another YouTube clip being Black Magic Craft channel here  , about making forest trees from washing scouring pads and they look very good,  so back down to Mitre 10 and got some 8mm wooden dowels ,  about 3 packs of heavy duty scouring pads from Pak&Sav .... then it was a simple matter of chopping them all up into oval shapes of different sizes and skewing them with the dowels, once all thats done you have to glue spray the flock on, paint the trunk and stick it into the expanding foam hill - done

Quite impressed with the results, and makes it quite a fun gaming table to play on - we had a game of bolt action the other day playing my 1942 Finns against Andys 1942 Romanian list he made (using his German figures) - I won that game (haha) Andy had some shocking dice and I couldn't fail a morale check (must of done 10 or so)

Righto, first up is some photos of the wooded cliffs







 Second up is some photos of the Jungle type cliffs , very similar but has jungle plants added to them








Friday, 26 October 2018

INDUSTRIAL RUIN TERRAIN

Andy and myself have been busy constructing, basing and painting up our Industrial Ruin mdf buildings kit. It doesnt look like much in the photos but they took a while to complete. The easy part was making them, quickly snapping together the pieces with a little PVA glue on each side

The tricky and some what time consuming job was placing all the rubble and stuff around the edges to make it a little more messy. We also put in some extras such as tire wheels, rafter frames, oil drums etc.

The painting part was fun but also a little harder than I thought it was going to be but I think it come up rather well.

The base kit, snapped together and glued with PVA


We added some rubble parts,dirt and such

Then we plastered the joins (as seen in the first photo) as these looked rather ugly
just covered it up with some sand glued on.







Well there you have them, overall quite happy with the results, now we have only to do two factory buildings as well and also some little clumps of ruins so we can space between the buildings and down the roads and such to break it up a little more, so hopefully get these done as well and post some photos.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

JUNGLE HUTS

Finally finished painting and basing up the Jungle huts we had made a while ago now .... now its worthy of being on the tabletop in a Jungle themed Bolt Action game or a Congo based game.

Andy and myself made the huts from some 40mm and 65mm dia upvc pipe , the roofing was from some old window netts glued to some coned cardboard base, which come up really well I think. We hot glued the pipe to some mdf board and then it was a simple matter of placing some filler to the sides and some extra netting material to give it some variety.

I hand made the pots with some modelling clay that sets by putting it in the oven, easy to use and sculpt, some are a tad big, but not too bad considering it was my first time using clay so overall quite happy with how they come out . Now I only need to paint up the children and mothers Congo miniatures set and place them within and around the huts so it will look more the part. ......








Well there you go, some easy peasy jungle huts all done and dusted
Next up some industrial ruin terrain.

Friday, 7 September 2018

TRIP TO IRELAND - TERRAIN IDEAS

Im recently back from a 3 week holiday trip to Ireland - had a great time ...... so much so that only a week or so has gone by and I wish I was taking another trip somewhere LOL.

We started with few days in Abi Dhabi, a good stop over but man it was hot !  think it got to 45° to 50° a couple of times there - thought it was ok but you did sweat more than a little.

We landed in Dublin and it was a far more comfortable 20° ..  hired a car and drove around the country in a clockwise direction going through Kilkenny, Cork, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Galway and then up into Northern Ireland and Belfast and ending back in Dublin. For the most part we had good weather too, with only a few rain days.

Visited a lot of Castles, Ruins, Stone circles, old Churches with round Towers, Stone buildings, some pub lunches and also the Jamesons Distillery, and even managed to visit a Star Fort in Kinsale.


Celtic High Cross


Poulnabrone Dolmen - now this was impressive

Drombeg Stone Circle


Brownshill Portal Dolmen




Murder holes at the gate








Stone Beehive huts


Stone building
















One of many spiral staircases

Three Castle Head - a cool castle ruin on the end of a cliff plateau.



Grand Mosque in Abi-Dhabi

Well upon visiting some of these places it got thinking about making up some terrain for our saga games based around some of the stuff we had seen ...  the stone circles, Dolmens and High crosses and maybe even some of the old stone house's . I dont think it would all that hard really , although I might start with some stone walls and the stone circles and see how we go from there ...

On the painting front,  well I had plans on finishing my last lot of Congo warriors when I got back as I had a game organised down at the club but that fell through so meh ... not that fused now.  Might start doing some more work on my Moorish Cavarly and Camelmen - yes that sounds more interesting.