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The Club Necromunda Terrain

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Hello again folks, wow it's been so long... An hour or two must have past since my last post... How the time flies...

Well I got the Necromunda terrain done for the local club, forgot to take any pictures of it at home. But I did get to snap a few quick images of it down at the club reunited with the rest of the terrain I made.

I didn't have a gang prepared but with some extra miniatures at the club we managed to have a 3 way gang fight, it wasn't a campaign game. Just to blow the dust off. Had a great time:



Here's one of the Van Saar I painted for Steve a while back (linky, linky), getting himself comfy on his new home turf.

That MDF terrain really likes to suck up paints and washes, it took a while to get decent coverage.

I went for an overall aged, rusty look for the terrain. Mainly so it matched some of the scatter terrain I'd made previously for the club.

I think the orange of the rust makes it stand out nicely against the neutral grey of the gaming board.

All in all…

The Week of Hobby Exhaustion... And a Dwarf...

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Hi folks I'm back for a quick visit... Actually I'm back because a friend reprimanded me for having images to share and not posting anything for a while... And since he's made a nuisance of himself, let's give him a bit of a spotlight shall we? BWAHAHAHAHA.

My friend Carl has decided to give this whole blogging lark a go, because he's got some weird notion in his head that kind of thing is fun... Or some such rubbish...

So why not go over to his place at Roleplay Dwarf and say hello... Or kick over his stuff... You know the usual thing. As I said he's a friend of mine, he's going to be blogging about RPG's, Warhammer, stuff. He's one of the most annoyingly interesting people I've ever had the misfortune to meet.


Right... Now we've got that out of the way...



The Week That Was...

Last week... Not the one we've just gone through... Last week, got it?
I had so much on and did an awful lot of hobby related activities that I was too tired to blog a…

Completed terrain commission pieces so far... Almost there!!!

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Hey folks it's been a while, hope you've all been doing well.
Don't mind me I'm just posting a large pic-dump. A large portion of the terrain is done and is being picked up tomorrow. So I'll have more storage space to get on with the last few pieces.



So, the boards, the woods and generic scatter terrain are done. I decide to go with some clumps of boulders and several rock spires to break up the space on the board/line of sight etc:




The handful of 40k scatter terrain and walls/barricades are done too:








I went for many smaller clumps of terrain overall so that it would be useful for both skirmish gaming and larger wargaming, the woods having optional empty bases for ease of marking area etc.


I'm still working on the couple of larger 40k pieces at this moment they're kind of undercoated but need some finer details adding to add a bit of life before I properly set myself to painting them:

The fantasy walls are built and primed: 

That just leaves me with some fantasy s…

Birthday Princess

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Hi everybody, sorry there hasn't been an update in sometime, it's been a little busy around the old homestead. I had my birthday, then I got ill, various other boring things... *sigh*
I'm still working on terrain for  the local store/club, will post up pictures soon.


But today is my youngest daughter's 7th birthday today, I made this photo-collage/digital art piece of her in the guise of how I imagine a Princess of the 41st millenium:



(She liked it and said I could share it online)
Happy birthday Rhiannon, my little Princess.


See you soon everybody, take care.
Jonah

Taking a break to get organised

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Hi everyone, hope you're all well.

I'm taking a breather from the terrain making today to get some much needed organising of my hobby supplies and work-space done. When I'm working on a lot of things at once (like the terrain project) my hobby room starts to look like a disaster area:



The stack paste tables with terrain pieces drying/stored.

My hobby area/PC desk swamped by detritus all around from the project.

Boxes of "stuff" to sort out and store. behind these boxes are my cupboards where all my unopened miniatures live, so I need to get it shifted.

I was going to sit and paint to relax but one look at my table said there was no way that was happening right now.

I've still got box after box of parts to get organised too... *sigh*.

Well it gives me a chance to sort out all my bits and bobs and recent purchases etc. Including a little something I got a short while ago
JB also known as Asslessman contacted me on Facebook asking if I had some parts to spare for a proj…

Homestretch on the forests

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Hi everyone, I was going to be trying to post up completed images of the forests. But due to drying times etc the job ran on a little longer than I anticipated.

Although I am happy to call them about 95% done. Here's where we're at this evening.

Flocking the forests:


If you've been keeping up with the project  you'll remember I said the club terrain is going to be in a more alpine/mountainous theme. My own forests I haven't really decided upon. I'm leaning more toward a dead/autumnal forest theme, I'll get back to those a little later.


The brown material in the picture above is wood shavings, run through a food processor and dyed with paint/ink. I'm using it to simulate leaf litter and mulch under the trees etc

I've used the same mossy/turf as I did on the rocky areas on the realm of battle boards, I'm just waiting for the glue to set right now so I can knock off the excess. With it being mainly rocky themed terrain I thought it would look nice to ha…

Forest bases almost painted

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Hi everyone, I hope you're all doing well. Here's another update on the terrain project.

I've been a bit to-and-fro when it comes to these terrain pieces. I made a little complaint in the last post about the texture. Specifically that I wasn't going to texture the whole bases and just do patches of texture here and there.


Well... I decided to go with whole texture to make the pieces even more hard-wearing. I also followed the advice of my other half and some friends and decided to use both textures I had experimented with on all the pieces to have more variety upon them.


I was a bit hampered the last couple of days waiting for the rain to abate so I could get on with the spray painting to match the pieces to the boards.

Now with added colour:






I'm at the table now finishing off all the drybrushing. I'll be adding the trees and flocking the pieces tomorrow day-time. So the forests may be finished for tomorrow evening if nothing crops up to disturb my plans. I'll p…

Experimenting with texture...

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Hi everyone, sorry it's been a little longer than I wanted between updates. We've been very busy on the home front.

Just another quick update on the terrain now I've had chance to get to it again. The good news is that the longest part of cutting all those tiles is over. and I have the feeling back in my thumb and forefinger at last.

But I digress...


Test Pieces:


 The cork itself provides some texture but I wanted to add a bit more. I had a bit of a browse around the web and found some ideas.
I want to keep the weight down and also keep the terrain hard-wearing, I didn't want to go for the old spread p.v.a. and cover in sand because that would harden up somewhat and I was afraid of warping the cork too much, so it had to remain flexible too.

The one on the left has a sand/fine gravel/p.v.a. paste spread thinly over it, so it should give it a textured look, be quite hardy and flexible.
The one on the right is actually a flour paste, I saw this on a craft site and was intrigued…

Groundwork on the woods for the club gaming terrain

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Hi everyone, I'm posting a little update on the woods I'm working on. At the moment I'm on the slowest part of them, creating the bases.

It's slow mainly due to all the cutting involved, I've ended up rubbing my thumb and index finger raw, in fact my thumb is a strange mix of soreness and numbness, seriously, I haven't been able to feel the tip of my thumb for 2 days now. 

But that's by the by. Once this portion of the work is done, the painting, flocking etc will go very quickly. Here's where I'm at right now:


The Bases:


The materials I'm using to construct the forest bases are cork tiles and self adhesive vinyl tiles. The vinyl is flexible and tough, but has a tendency to shatter if hit hard or bent too far. The cork is easy to work with, easy to cut, model features and flexible, but can tear easily if handled roughly.

But when stuck together you get the best parts of both, tough, flexible, hard wearing, easy to model features. And the drawbacks of …