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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…