Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Terrain update

Got a little painting done here are a few samples:

 Cave entrance

 Cave interior

Much farther in.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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A little work in progress for a bit of changeable scenery, or "What to do with the extra Bones Cthulhu model"




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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Terrain Time - Crom Caves

I've started working on some set pieces of an underground nature for skirmish games like Crom and Strange Aeons. I wanted to do a cave section that led into an older underground chamber.

Everything is mounted on masonite cut to a standard size. Openings are placed in such a way as to make the set fairly modular and simple to expand upon.

The first piece is the entrance: a cave with several chambers to break up the action a bit.

Insulation foam and bark from the yard.

The top can be removed to allow access to the tunnel leading into the caves.

The caves within. I've included a small water course running from the back of the caves out through the entrance.

Next, the inside of a barrow.  The circular pits will contain the remains of warriors long past.

Finally a much larger area that will have about 6 opening that can leead to other chambers or passageways. More insulation foam for the walls. The floor was made by peeling off a layer paper on a foamcore board and scribing into the foam with a pencil.

Further updates as progress commences.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jute Week comes to a close.

Finished shields and did some simple basing. Thery're ready to take on some Vikings come Friday.

 The Chief and his Gedriht, his experienced warriors.

 The rest of the Gedriht.

 The Geoguth, young warriors.
Two more Geoguth, led by a bow armed Duguth, an older warrior.

Come back this weekend for Saturday's episode of Terrain Time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Its Jute Week!

I need some more troops for our Dark Ages games. So I dug out these old Citadel Barbarian Raiders I had in the lead pile and started cleaning them up with the goal in mind to have them painted and ready for the following Friday night game.

Saturday: I spent most of the day making shields and spears.
I primed them just before bed so I could start painting on Sunday.

Sunday I got some the flesh and base colors on.

Monday and Tuesday were more productive. Monday saw a lot of highlighting on the furs.

For some reason Tuesday's picture didn't happen.

Tonight, Wednesday things are coming to a head. All the figures with the exception of one latecomer are done but for shields and I've put some base colors down for the shields. I also put some basing grit down so it will be dry enough to work on tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Legions of Bone and Gristle

I needed an army for the Pacificon Dwarves vs Everyone else game that the Denizens of the Deep gang played out at Pacificon. I already had more Zombies and Ghouls than you could shale a femur at from my Gothic Horror gaming and I had a bunch of Skeleton sprues lying around. Here are some pics of the fruits of my efforts:

Some Saxon-ey looking Skeletons. I replaced the heater shields with some rounds I had.

For my "Late" Roman Revenants I went with a Lost Legion look.

Balefire Catapults to give them some long range capability. These were fun. The Ghoul Master Artillerist is a Heresy figure.

Last but not least my Liche King. Converted from a Warmachine Cryx figure.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Imyyrian Guards

For my Kubla Con offering this year I've decided to host a skirmish game using the backdrop and characters of Michael Moorcock's Elric series. I will be using Crom!, a fine set of rules written by Matakishi of Tea House fame.

I started out with a group of Imyyrian Guards from Elric's home city. The figures are Reaper Vale Elves and I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

Sword and targe fighters.
Great weapons.