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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Lustria scatter foliage

Back to the steaming jungles of Lustria in the Warhammer world now - this week I made four pieces of scatter terrain for my Lizardmen collection.  I've never had any interest in playing Warhammer Fantasy Battles (& even less in having anything to do with 'Age of Sigmar'!), but I do like a bit of Warhammer Quest, & I've always wanted to have a little Lizardmen collection for the awesome combination of dinosaurs & Aztecs!  So I while back I started a slow-burn project to create a 3D dungeon set with a Lustrian theme.  Having been hooked by Osprey Publishing's 'Ronin' rules recently, I also thought I could use my Lustrian figures to have a few small skirmish games between these cold-blooded ancient ones & a band of marauding conquistadors from the Empire.

I built up small mounds of polystyrene on laser-cut ply discs from Fenris Games, & they textured them with coarse paint thickener.  I also pressed some stones into the mix.  After painting the bases, I flocked them with a mix of Gale Force Nine dirt & summer meadow, plus summer static grass & a few Gamers' Grass summer tufts.  I them carefully painted the 'rocks' in a few different shades of ochre grey & blue-grey, & then highlighted them.  At this point it almost seemed a shame to add the plastic aquarium plants...


..The mass of aquarium plants that I have collected over the years came in handy as I snipped pieces up, & glued them into holes that I poked in the polystyrene mounds.  I'm quite pleased with the end result.  I will do some scattered pots & vases & ruins for this mini-project next I think.  Looking forward to doing the highly-stylised Aztec block-work.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Ruined apartments

Here is a block of ruined apartments that I made for 15mm-scale modern CrossfireI used foamboard, textured with coarse paint thickener & sand; along with bits of cocktail stick, Gale Force Nine concrete chunks, & bits of plastic sprue for debris.  As this structure is mostly intact (the walls are still standing at least!) In Crossfire rules terms I will treat this as a building complex of two blocks, without roof cover, rather than 'ruins' (which don't block Line-of-Sight in Crossfire).


I have numerous other miniatures projects on the go, but given the hot sunny weather at the moment, I haven't been finishing much to post it lately.