Posted on 29/05/2012 by sho3box
I recently picked up a set of the plastic Citadel woods to add to my graveyard.
The trees in this set are like something from Sleepy Hollow, with their Brothers Grimm, Tim Burton aesthetic. Very suitable for inclusion in my graveyard terrain in other words.
My graveyard is painted to match my wasteland terrain set and so I painted the trees to match the dead bits of wood that feature on my Scourged Forest gaming mat.
I had originally planned to leave the trees devoid of the foliage pieces supplied but when I assembled the kit I decided that I liked the unusual looking leaf pieces too much to simply leave them in the box.
In a moment of madness I decided to add magnets to a number of the tree branches with corresponding magnets inset into the underneath of the leaf pieces. Now the trees can reasonably represent both autumn and winter or living and dead.
Sort of fun to do? Yep. Easier to store as a result? Probably. Worth the trouble? Nope.
Like the trees themselves I painted the large plastic base supplied to match my gaming mat. I dont think that I will end up using the base very often as I plan to use the trees as freestanding single pieces. Nonetheless I figured that I might as well paint the base alongside the trees anyway: who knows when I might decide to use the woods in that fashion?
Lastly the tree above (which I showed along with Santiago a while back) got painted at the same time as the GW set. Its a plastic tree supplied with the Horrorclix starter set from a few years ago.
I based the tree so that it would have the regulation footprint for representing a “hanging tree” in Malifaux games.
I am currently working on a another couple of sets of Renedra gravestones to bulk out the graveyard set, then I will be fully finished with it. Once I am done with those I will try to get some half decent photos of the whole thing set up for a game.
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Posted on 25/05/2012 by sho3box
Next off the Ursa Miner assembly line is this artillery piece: the Jotunn Heavy Hailstorm Cannon. It bears quite a resemblance to a piece of 1980s 40K nostalgia known as the “Thudd Gun” too, not that I am complaining. Continue reading
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Posted on 25/05/2012 by sho3box
This cheerful looking guy is the only Squat miniature that Games Workshop has made since they quietly retconned the race out of existence in the mid-nineties. The figure was exclusively available to White Dwarf subscribers in 2010 and represents an incarnation of the magazines mascot, the White Dwarf himself. Continue reading
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Posted on 23/05/2012 by sho3box
The second squad of my Ursa Miner space dwarfs finished are more Mantic Forgefathers. This time its the veteran troopers, busily stormraging-it-up with their heat cannon and large calibre projectile weapons. And astro-hammer thing.
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Posted on 16/05/2012 by sho3box
Huscarl Max and Freeway the cyber-mastiff
My Space Dwarf mini-season continues with a leader and his trusty mecha-mutt. Continue reading
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Posted on 15/05/2012 by sho3box
Recently I decided for vague and uncertain reasons to start painting some space dwarf figures. These Forgefathers were the first little guys off the painting conveyor belt. Continue reading
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Posted on 14/05/2012 by sho3box
I recently started painting some space dwarf miniatures from various sources. I didnt really plan it: it just sort of happened.
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