Something entirely new, i have never painted Sci fi or fantasy miniatures before, this was enjoyable to do, and not as difficult as i imagined it, a Blood Raven space marine entirely hand painted.
This post is very unusual for this blog sight, as it is about Scenery rather than painted figures, but i guess one cannot be without the other.
In 25 years of painting little men i can honestly say that terrain has never much interested me, except for the back ground sky i painted and the little board i quickly sanded and grassed to photo my figures.
And this little set up has served me fine for many years , until now!
I have always loved the English civil war period , just as much as the Wars of Roses, and if i was ever to invest time, and money into scenery it would be for 15mm scale ECW period!
With the release of Steelfist,s new 15mm ECW range, i purchased three packs of cavalry to give my 15mm painting eye some practice, and with this range giving me plenty of encouragement i have finally decided the time is right to create a better terrain board.
After watching copious amounts of how to do it You tube videos by the terrain boffins i felt ready to dive in!
The following photo shows how far i have got, the larger board has been made by two layers of a gloop of PVA, plaster, sand and water, followed by a coat of earth paint. I then added various shades of base flock followed by sprinkling grass over the surface, each stage required drying time and spraying with watered down PVA glue. The end result is most pleasing.
The two tree's are made using the twisted wire method, the trunk and branches covered with the same gloop mix i used on the terrain board. It was hard work so i will buy some woodland scenic tree Armatures to build the rest!
I have created a few fields and the house is an ebay purchase and is made by the no longer in production Lilliput lane company, an idea i found on a TMP topic. The colours were a little faded (its about 25 yrs old) so i gave it some colour washes to bring it to life and i may flock and spruce up the base. Ironically they are perfect for 15mm scale buildings!
The bases are to give me an idea of how many units i could get on the board.
I still have at least another field(maybe a corn field), hedges, more trees and a hill to make, plus a road and maybe a few more suitable buildings, but all in good time.
I have enjoyed it so far but boy i can understand why folk just buy them ready made!
A special shout out goes to Geek gaming scenery, they provided most of the terrain materials and the service was faster than a speeding bullet!
Its been a while since i posted anything here, but i have finally painted something that fits in with this blogs theme, these have actually been slowly painted up for a few months now, the flags are hand painted and the inspiration came from the image provided, i think they are Renaissance German Princes!