AS the title implies I have output from multiple (well, two) projects to showcase this evening. The first lot represents the meagre dent I have put in my pile of unpainted Oldhammer miniatures over the last month-or-so. As you will shortly see I have of late been focusing heavily on making terrain for my Sci-Fi project so miniature painting has been neglected somewhat; something that should hopefully be remedied over the coming weeks! At the beginning of the week I managed to get my hands on about thirty old Citadel shields of varying shapes and sizes. I have a fair few painted models in need of them so with the assistance of Orlygg's numerous guides should be able to remedy this deficiency in the not-too-distant future.
|A couple of Norse Dwarf berserks.|
|Jes Goodwin Elf Captain.|
|This chap's a particular favourite.|
|A Cave Troll contests a river crossing against a band of Dwarf Berserks in a Norsca forest.|
Next up for your delectation is the evolvement of my Sci-Fi project. As I consider terrain to be an important facet of this venture I have mostly been focusing on making it (although naturally this hasn't stopped me from hitting Ebay for minis too...)! In a previous post I showcased a building I'd made using a polystyrene cake dummy as a basis. I have since crafted another edifice using the exact same methods, which may be seen below. I intend to create one more, which should be enough to give the illusion of an imperial settlement or somesuch on my 4'x3' gaming table.
Whilst on the subject of my gaming table I have also created a gaming mat for my Sci-Fi games using caulk, sand and heavy calico. My inspiration initially came from this quarter, but more recently Whiskey Priest over at The Leadpile blog created one as detailed here and was able to give me some invaluable guidance when it came to my own undertaking. I shan't go into onerous detail as the two aforementioned links provide excellent direction, but I will share what I learnt:
- On the dust sheet/calico spread the mixture at least five inches beyond the final dimensions you want the mat to be as the sheet will contract considerably when drying.
- Five 300ml tubes of caulk, 400ml of paint and 1kg of sand is enough to cover a 4'x4' area.
I mixed the base colour with the caulk and sand and then highlighted with a large brush when dry. I'm very pleased with the effect and would certainly recommend readers to have a go at their making their own; it's cheap (less than £20 in my case) and, aside from the space required and longish drying-time, pretty damn simple.
|Close-up of my 4'x3' caulk gaming mat. I can literally sense your excitement.|
And lastly I'd like to present the only Sc-Fi models I've painted thus far: some original Necromunda Scavvies which will serve as general oiks in my games. These have been painted haphazardly over the last six weeks. I'm probably going to hit the bases with a paint-on gloss to match the building roofs. Tha...tha...that's all folks.