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Thanks. It was my first game although I have played a lot of the “Songs” games.
BTW someone pointed out that they are Bugbears not Gnolls!
Nice figures well painted. I must confess when I saw the e-mail to tell me about the topic, a little bit of me was expecting a 6mm journey using your Greek stuff. Still very nice though! Props on the wizards orb.
Thanks, I have been known to do other scales, and my eyes aren’t up to 6mm fantasy skirmish.
The orb is just a sparkly bead – no paint and it looks great
Reaper makes baby dragons which are a great size for 6mm. Search for
The plastic bones ones are not bad and better value
I can’t believe its been 5 months since the last update 🙁
But I have painted more figures and here is another 4 units of Bavarian infantry finished. I’m working my way through an entire corp of Bavarians for the 1870 rules and have almost finished the rest.
Yellow facings (4th or 8th regiment)
Black facings (2nd or 11th regiment)
Rose Red facings (5th or 7th regiment)
Dark Green facings (13th or 14th regiment)
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A bit of threadomancy here. I have finished this army (after the great Photobucket debacle) but have not posted any updates online for a while. But I have finally added a gallery to my 6mm Wargaming website here
I’ll add the second part with Infantry and lighter stuff in a couple of weeks
Thanks, I forgot I have Space 1899 kicking round so I will look at those as well.
I actually brought When the Navy walked. Only $5 for a pdf which is very reasonable. I found this preview and I like the sound of the rules.
Now the hard bit, getting 2 armies for it. I have FPW Germans and French with a lot of Germans already painted so I can add some VSF units. I’m also keen to add some non human forces which will be dinosaurs and riders from Microworld games, and/or 6mm Quar (which I have always admired).
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The printer I got cost $200 NZ which is about 100 euros. It is good for terrain and bigger models but fine details is a stretch if you want to make masters. Once I got it dialed it I have it running. Also the cleanup of prints is no worse than resin models and of course you can make as many as you want!
But I still enjoy making stuff with my hands instead of cleaning up 3d prints One of my projects is some Star wars legion terrain with a mix of 3d accessories and scratch built pieces.
I definitely prefer to scratch build although it is more time consuming, and I have less time! I brought a 3d printer so i can print the little details for buildings which tends to speed it up. But 3d printing is also time consuming distraction.
Those skip bins are nice and perfect for my modern scenery. I’ll have to adds some to my next order.
Next is a single unit of Prussian Hussars. Nice bright uniforms and these denote the 1st regiment
Prussian Dragoons. Nice bright uniforms but I probably should have used a different shade of blue to the Bavarians!
I havent played them to be honest. They look okay ut its worth the price just for the amazing scenarios and info
Agreed the Bavarians are very colourful. I need to give them some flags to fninish them off.
Next is a couple units of Prussian Uhlans. In the 1870 rules it is only 2 bases per cavalry unit and I have gone with 4 figures per base for light cavalry and 5 figures per base for Heavy cavalry.
They are pretty quick to paint being small units so I can usually paint a few at a time.
The bases are 30mm. I use 1.5 strips of figures for the frontage.
WW2 and post WW2 civilian vehicles are something that is always asked for. eg
Mercedes SL sedans
Citreon Traction Avant
Opel Civilian Version 1937 Olympia
18 wheeler tractor and trailer
Also pontoon bridges from different eras
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I really wanted to improve my work and I noticed a lot of wargames building don’t have the extra little details. The link I posted earlier really made me think about those.
And here’s the finished Barn. With a gate from one of the model railway wall sets (it is actually a iron wall section).
With a finger for scale!
And it looks like I forgot to add something like a decal to the sign
I hope you enjoyed the thread. I have some old Airfix buildings to pimp next
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The chapel is completed with a new roof and the basing done. I’m very pleased with the new roof and it looks much more like the photo of the actual chapel I based it on.
I painted the roof various craft paint browns and gave it repeated drybrushes (perhaps too heavy but it stands out), and then glued some Woodlands Scenics burnt grass onto the roof to represent moss
The base was 3mm mdf and I added a couple of Renedra cross and one made from sprue. The broken wall is made from foamboard with the gate and railings from Gamecraft, and the post from a model railway shop.
More soon on the barn
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Thanks, I like to post my own progress as I find it helps me. As you can see I tend to wing it which means I alter the design as I go.
I’ve slowed down a bit on this as it is summer here in NZ and actually nice and hot!
The roofs are finished and it took longer than hoped to cut up all the tiles!
You can also see the basing is done but more on that later.
I changed the style of the barn roof so it fits inside the stone walls now. There is still some work to do, to make it fit well
Onto the final steps of painting the roof and fixing up the barn a little.
Progress has taken a turn on this with the start of some new roofs!
I’m using smaller tiles and trying to make the more regular. I plan to paint the roofs brown (like in the photo at the top of this thread). This is very time consuming cutting and gluing the tiles but hopefully they will be finished in a day or so
Also I painted up some accessories for the buildings
Still not quite finished but close!
Lots of progress in this update as i forgot to take photos during the painting stages!
For the brick walls I wanted to try a new and hopefully more realistic technique. I painted the buildings with a slate colour and then once that was dry I went over the wall with a white paint. While the white paint was still wet, I wiped it off the highlights with a tissue,leaving the white in the cracks (to look like mortar). Some pieces I had to go over a couple of times and on some places the tissue removed some of the slate base colour. This actually helped with the effect, giving the bricks some shading and variation.
Next I washed parts of the wall with brown and green washes and then followed up with some green and brown weathering powders. Rust powders were used on the metal parts on the buildings.
Originally I wasn’t going to base the buildings but I decided to go with a simple and small basing scheme. For the church I kept it basic with a small base and a ruined piece of wall. Later on I will add some gates and a couple of gravestones. For the barn I added a wall made from foamboard, cardboard and a some Busch gate posts. Parts of the Barn base is blended into the building at the back so that the base is not to intrusive.
Thanks for looking
Great looking game and your bases are stunning
I’m onto the final details for these now. I could have started painting the buildings, but I wanted to add something more to them and I was inspired by the amazing modelling work of this guy http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article/make-it-real-part-1/4083
First I pushed a stone into the stone work to rough it up and create some unevenness to it. Then I added some random pieces of wire and card to the building, which I saw a lot of in the link above. I reduced the sizes of the stones supports and they look much better now. Also I’ve seen pictures of stone buildings which have metal plate and bolts which is maybe some sort of bracing. Finally I gave the building a thin watered down wash of polyfilla mixed with caulk over the stone work and wiped off any excess. it also help fill the gaps.
I followed a similar process to the chapel and glued some random pieces onto the building. Included was a sign from an Italeri set and a ladder I think from a Hasegawa watchtower. The metal plates were card and I used some cut off brass pins for the bolts (which I forgot on the chapel). And a couple of pieces if plasticard I add above the main barn doors.
Next up, basing and painting
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No idea about the stone sheet sorry, I got it in a model railway shop and it was one of the Gemran brands.
A small confession, I started these a couple of weeks ago so I am catching up on the progress.
I added some buttresses(?) to the chapel as I noticed them in the photos and it breaks up the walls. These were carved from blue foam using a pen and knife. Later on I reduced the size of these as they looked too large.
Also after many nights gluing cardboard on I finished the roof. The tiles were made from a mix of strips and individual tiles (with a few to glue down again!)
More progress on the Barn. I textured the walls using acrylic caulk (sealant) and I added some details. I cut some card strips up in 5mm wide strips and folded and glued them to make the window frames and added windows from Gamecraft. The shutters and bits above the windows are spares from Italeri’s 1/72 Mediterranean style buildings. And some details on and around the barn doors.
Also I finished the roof but it looks a little too fantasy IMHO
Thanks guys. I’ve made more progress, I just need to sort out the photos.
I brought a Artline white gel pen and so all my 6mm building windows frames are now white. It does nice consistent lines and does not seem to be effected by varnish.
Wow great stuff.
I really like how you did the snow, what did you use for it?
Also have a look at Scramble by A & A Games. it is initiative based by plane (or you could by flight which we do). Pilot quality is also important to initiative, maneuvering and shooting.
I’ve got some old battle reports here (near the bottom). Excuse the web page formating!
I also prefer making terrain to painting figures. I probably have way too much, and most of my opponents use my terrain (or I’ve sold them some of my creations!) I also like to make sure that I have enough terrain for a period before I play.
My garage has draws and boxes full of materials, mdf, cardboard, blue foam, string, plastic sprues and leftovers and so on
Thats very nice and impressive (as it should be). The smaller one is probably meant to used as camp element for any army.
Nice, I read your article in WSS on making the building. Looking forward to the rest of it.