Sunday, 7 May 2017

Terrain - Wooden Hut - WIP

I wanted to make a wooden hut, originally for my Conan Boardgame, as part of a 3D board project but it can be used for pretty much most gaming genres. The main idea is for the roof to be removable so one can play inside the hut.

I started out with a good base of MDF, cut out strips the boards from coffee stirrers and the supporting posts from BBQ sticks. Glued them in a shape similar the one on the Conan Pict Village Board.


I then used greenstuff to fill in the gaps to represent mud or mortar. Then I used quick dry filler to base the piece both inside and out and once dry covered the exterior with sand.

The next step was to work on the roof, I cut out BBQ sticks to represent the roof supports and glued on cross pieces for strength and held all in place with some greenstuff.

I used a piece of an old washcloth for the animal fur door closure, I will also use this for the roof covering.

The roof is not glued to the walls but sits on top snugly. Once the roof structure was dry I dipped my my wash cloth pieces in PVA glue and then layered then on to look like overlapping furs.

Next up, painting it.


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Iron Warriors - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - Finished

I added some washes to the details like the pouches, shoulder pads and the back packs.

I then went back and highlighted the bronze in areas as well as the blades.

Next I painted the eyes white and glazed with red, I am liking the result and it is easier than painting each colour in such a small area.

I also finished the banner and head crest of the sergeant. I went for black and yellow to mimic the hazard markings of the Iron Warriors as I have not painted in this detail anywhere else.

The bases I finished with some weathering powder then set in place with water, you lose some of the sandiness but you gain the benefit of setting it in place and less mess afterwards.

These have been the easiest to paint of my four test legions schemes and the final result is very nice indeed.

Now I will have to think of assessing the tests and deciding on where to go next.


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Iron Warriors - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - WIP3


Still slow going but progress none the less. The next step was to drybbrush with Leadbelcher again concentrating on the raised areas only. The shoulder pads were painted with black and the shoulder pad trim with bronze. I also did some of the details like pouches etc.

Next up is to add some washes, highlight and then complete the bases.

Hoping to finish these guys by next week.


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Iron Warriors - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - WIP2


So progress is slow but purposeful.

I have so far applied a base coat with Leadbelcher, then applied a black/brown wash to darken the metallic look. For me the Iron Warriors care about their armour but not to the extent of say The Emperors Children who are all about display, in my opinion the Iron Warriors armour should represent strength so the dull iron look is what I am going for.

Next step will be to drybbrush with Leadbelcher again. The shoulder pads will be Black with Bronze trim.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Iron Warriors - Horus Heresy - Betrayal at Calth - WIP

"From iron cometh strength! From strength cometh will! From will cometh faith! From faith cometh honour! From honour cometh iron!"
Unbreakable Litany of the Iron Warriors Legion
So I am trying my best to find some time during my Paternity Leave to get in some hobby time and I have managed to do a bit. I have made a small start on my fourth test for the Horus Heresy using the fantastic Betrayal of Calth miniatures.

I have put together a 10 man squad and primed with black.

The plan is to base coat with Leadbelcher, apply a black/brown wash then drybrush with Leadbelcher again. The shoulder pads will be Black with Bronze trim.

Stay tuned to see how it comes together.


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Baby T has arrived!

So Baby T has arrived to much fanfare in the Imperium and much wailing and gnashing of teeth by the forces of evil.

All is well in the world.


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Waiting for Baby T.

I don't really like to mix hobby and personal stuff but..

My blog has taken a bit of a back seat for the last few week because my wife and I are waiting for Baby T to make an appearance, he will be our first and it is a bit nerve wracking.

The main concern (not really) is will be be loyal to the Emperor or side with Chaos???

I will keep posting soon so do stay tuned.