Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Terrain Project: Red Planet

So this will just be a quick post to announce that I will be starting a new terrain project that I am calling Red Planet.  It will be science fiction based as you can probably guess and will use some terrain kits from the Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 line. I will be working on this as I finish up my other terrain project, the Lord of the Rings themed Autumn in Ithillian table.

Rusted Out Manufactorum
This project has a bit of a head start as I already have a couple of pieces finished.  Here is a look at the Rusted Out Manufactorum piece that is already completed.  I will follow up soon with a post that has the work in progress shots of this piece and some of the other completed pieces.

Post a comment to let me know what you think or if you have suggestions about what type of terrain pieces would be good to include on a Red Planet table. Thanks for reading.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thunder Lizard!

So this T-Rex is another prepainted toy that I found at Hobby Lobby at the same time as I picked up the octopus from last week. As this guy already had a pretty decent paint job, I just whipped up a quick base for him.

Rawr! T-Rex is hungry!
 This guy is on a 3"x3" base so he will count as a huge creature for Pathfinder or D&D.  The base is just some painted Gale Force 9 fine grit with static grass and some clump foliage.

There are more pictures after the jump.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Terrain Project: Autumn in Ithillian Updating Older Pieces

Okay so the first set of pieces for this project I did from scratch. If you count using plastic kits as "from scratch" I guess. I know there are some terrain purists out there who definitely DO NOT.  However some of the plastic kits available now are just too cool not to use. But never fear my purist friends I have made my fair share of truly scratch-built terrain (see here for my scratch building "street-cred" =P) and I am planning what I hope will be a super-cool scratch-built center piece for this table.

I am sure there was a point in there when I started. Right! Non-scratch-built-stuff.  So I had a bit of Lord of the Rings terrain before I started all this and it was mostly built from the old GW Lord of the Rings terrain packs so it matches the new pieces.

Some existing terrain pieces that are getting an update.
In the back there are two ruined buildings on 6"x6" bases, one with a detached corner for more versatility. In the left front you can see a full set of the statues and broken columns from a terrain pack.  In the right front there are two unpainted statues from the Ruins of Osgillitath set and an extra broken statue from the terrain pack, also unpainted.  The unpainted pieces I will keep on hand and work into some of the other upcoming pieces. The rest I will be updating with the "Autumn" look.

More after the jump.

Terrain Project: Autumn in Ithiliian First Pieces Finished


Okay so I have finished the first set of terrain pieces for the Autumn in Ithillian table that I am doing. Since it has been such a long time since I started this thing, I will just remind everyone or let any new readers know that this project was inspired by my Rangers of Ithillian army and the display board I built for them for a tournament a few years ago. Basically I wanted to do a whole game table (4'x6') of terrain that would be like that display board - or at least give the same look and feel as the display board. You can read about that here.

The Gatehouse
Here is the finished Gatehouse with clump foliage and autumn leaf scatter added. This was the last step required to finish up all of these pieces.

A closeup of the Statue at the end of the Gatehouse
I like how this little path by the statue and doorway turned out.

There are more pictures after the jump.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Terrain Project: Autumn in Ithillian Update 3


Hi There!
I have recently picked up working on a terrain project that I started over a year ago back in early 2013.  Earlier posts on the Autumn in Ithillian Project can be found here. Unfortunately due to my gamer ADD this project was in limbo for quite a while, however I have come back to it and have made a good bit of progress on the new terrain pieces for the project.

Ruins WIP
Added static grass to the nearly finished pieces
In the above photo you can see the seven new terrain pieces that I have been developing for this project. Here I have added static grass. All that is left to be done on them is to add the clump foliage and fallen autumn leaves.

There are a more photos after the jump.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Release the Kraken! .... or Something.

tap, tap, tap  Is this thing on?  I am breaking radio silence here, do not be alarmed.

Okay it is not really a Kraken, just a giant Octopus.This is a prepainted toy that I found at Hobby Lobby and thought would make an excellent monster for Pathfinder.  I just made a quick base with some sand to define it's size for the game. Being on a 4 inch base it should count as a "gargantuan" creature.

Fancy a swim, chum?
  There are some more photos after the jump.

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