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  • #133898
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So, we have the 2 Giant Apes as shown earlier and we now have:

    Ghouls:

    Naked Erland:

    #133899
    Etranger
    Participant

    The ghouls are suitably ghoulish!

     

    Is Erland feeling the cold?

    #133901
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    In my humble opinion the ghouls are some of your best figures yet. While not quite as useful, the naked Erlend figure also has some good scenario potential, like when he is suddenly beset by enemies whilst mooning in the Princess Badoora’s bedchamber, and so on…

    Brilliant additions all round!

    #133925
    General Slade
    Participant

    Those are cool ghouls.

    #133934
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Beasts of War did name me Indie of the Week!

    Praise be to Apis!

    #133937
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    Congratulations, happy to hear you finally get a bit of renown in the larger hobby world.

    The ghouls are amazing, they’re perfect for resembling all kinds of nightmarish fiends.

    #133959
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks peeps.

    I actually plan on using naked Erland a few times.

    Simply as a naked one.
    I also plan on having a naked one but then adding a small green stuff loin cloth and a dagger for when he goes diving off ships to swim in the Southern Oceans and maybe a chained up one like in Hercules.

    Talking of Southern Oceans, working on the start of some jungle tree bases.

    #133963
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Making use of old moulds. Textured bases with clear areas for sticking down trees and bushes.

     

    #133967
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    #134050
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Beasts of War did name me Indie of the Week!

    As one  of the presenters said: “OOooooo, niiiiiice!”  That is really cool, especially how enthusiastic they sound about both the figures and the rules.  I really hope you get more traffic from this!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #134432
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheers.

    So this river section arrived, and I need some quick and easy way to smooth over the river as I need to remove all the terrible looking polystyrene bobbles that destroy any illusion of it being water.

    Thoughts?

     

    #134433
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    Looks really big for 15mm and probably needs quite a bit of work to get it up to your usual standard, but I can see the potential these may have.

    #134436
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Spackle applied with a spatula, sanded down and then coated with several layers of PVA on top? Maybe some vegetation along the shore/bank to cover up spots that are awkward to work with the spatula and sanding paper?

    #134437
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Slather on the PVA?  Cheap and readily accessible.  Though, no matter what you cover it with there is always the chance that it may bubble up due to off-gassing.  I had that problem using Woodland Scenics water stuff over blue insulation board as well as EPX.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #134484
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Slapped on some pollyfilla, sanded it a bit, nothing great.
    Slapped brown paint on it.
    Gave it an wash with a dark watery brown.
    Then gave it a green wash in parts.
    Then gave it a few brown washes of various colours in various places.
    Then added some very light brown reflections and some less light ripples/waves.
    That is where I am at the moment.

     

    #134485
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Looks good and turbid.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #134486
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Pour in the still water:

    as it is a self levelling product it looked way too lake like, so as it was going off I attacked it with a  sponge:

     

    #134492
    Steelonsand
    Participant

    Looks like you’ve done a “great grey-green greasy Limpopo” ……..

    http://www.boop.org/jan/justso/elephant.htm

     

    #134493
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Mr. Barracks, what “water”are you using?

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #134494
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

     

    Vallejo Still Water.
    Great for well, still water, but not great for rivers, hence having to wait for it to be almost dry and sponge dabbing it.

     

    (Excuse the flag…)

    #134502
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Thank you. It is the “still” effect I’m after.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #134516
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Then it is good, used for marshes and ponds.

    mucking about:

     

    #134520
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    Looks good, what are you going to do with the shoreline?

    Love that rowing boat by the way.

    #134523
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Looks good, what are you going to do with the shoreline?

    Cheers, reeds, roots, jazzy shizz like that.

    #134558
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    I’m impressed by the quality of the result on that water.

    I had tried the Woodland Scenic water but found it never really set and a couple of ponds I had ended up with circles from figures during warm weather.  Maybe collecting a frog based army was not the best idea for a game I ever had and TBH I’ve avoided water since then though I am currently looking at varnish and Mod Podge.

    A long time ago, I came across a great plastic card river made using oil paints at Recon in Pudsey – the creator gave me the details but never did answer my emails so all I’ve got is the sample pack he was selling…

     

    #134559
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    I’m impressed by the quality of the result on that water. I had tried the Woodland Scenic water but found it never really set and a couple of ponds I had ended up with circles from figures during warm weather.

    I have a similar experience, took almost a week for each layer to dry and despite all my effort and thin multiple layers I ended up with a lot of bubbles. Tried a two component mix next and this worked a thousand times better.

    #134578
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    first bit of bank detailing, these will be eroded bare patches.

    #134643
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    It is not going to win any medals for most realistic model river, but for a bit of wargames terrain I am happy enough.

    (just need to tidy the edges and we are done)

    #134644
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Like that – not too cluttered but with enough bits to break up the long stretch of edge.

    Did you use paintbrush hairs for the reeds?  Best £2 I spent for scenery was on a cheap cream brush 

    #134645
    Steelonsand
    Participant

    An excellent result – you’ve taken what I thought was a perfectly serviceable scenic tile, and shown how truly bland it was ! – the difference is striking – with a few subtle reeds and a realistically coloured river, it looks the business….. just needs some eldritch horror lurking in the margins…

    #134649
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Wizard tower in the background???

    #134652
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    That looks the business. Dare we hope for some action (game) shots down the road? I hope so!

    #134654
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    I like it, just enough detail to make it look more natural and perfect for wargaming, as you can still put a lot of other scenic pieces on top.

    With the way you did the river bank, the brownish water also looks better.

    #134662
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks peeps.
    Not a wizards tower, you will have to wait to see what that is.

    Reeds are actually modellers reeds.
    One is very much a sort of nylon fibre:

    The other looks to be what may have been an actual plant of some sort:

    There will be game shots, but not for a while….

    #134732
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    That looks great!  I have a tendency to overdo it with foliage, you’ve done it right.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #134750
    greg954
    Participant

    That is looking good and congrats on the water effects. I think you nailed it there. I’ve never been that great at doing moving/disturbed water. If that was me with a sponge it wouldn’t have worked out like that.

    Bet it’s making a nice change to do some greenery instead of desert all the time :).

    #134757
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    That’s looking great Mike, the reeds and weeds really bring the already snazzy looking water effects to a new level 🙂

    #134782
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks peeps.

    Bet it’s making a nice change to do some greenery instead of desert all the time :).

    It really is.

    #134988
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Hand made sail from good friend Rachel.

    (Dodgy rigging by me!)

    #135012
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    I think it looks the part!

    Don’t worry about the rigging, we’ll be too focused on the action to think about it anyway

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