Monday, 1 September 2014

Surprise!!

I was cleaning our storage and stumbled upon a forgotten treasure, War of the Ring boardgame!!


I bought this as soon it was on sale years ago and it was my first BIG boardgame. I remember playing 7-9h straight with my friend and all of the games were thrilling to the very end.

What makes this even more important to me is the fact that the figures of this game ignited my passion for miniatures and terrain. Of course, this game is fully painted and I think I just have to post some pictures of the minis. I also bought the add-on game so I have to keep on searching for that in the depths of our storage.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Just..wow..

The picture is worth a thousand words...holy cow...


Check out the whole process from The One Ring forum.

......by the way, the wizard behind this is from Finland.....=)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Slow but steady progress.

I decided that I won´t build any more hexes before I have finished and painted the ones that are currently under construction. That way I can finally see how this whole system works and looks alike. For this reason I glued sand all over the place and used my high-tech cobblestone applicator to but the sand just right to get the seam of the hexes as invisible as possible.


The seams looked alright. Of course there are places where the edge of the hex is visible but I´m ok with that. Here is a shot with some miniatures for scale. From the left: LOTR ranger, Dr. Arkadius and Kromac from Privateer Press. Those trees will make this scene pop up really good!


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Gardening..

It´s funny how little things can spark a whole bunch of ideas and HUGE motivation for terrain projects. I saw an screenshot from a game I don´t remember and there were huge trees which had taken over an ancient city. Immediately I had an epiphany about my harbor town, not just on one hex but the whole town and it´s surroundings. I had been waiting something like this and I quickly doodled my ideas to my trusted Note 10.1. After this I decided to make a little test-run with the trees on one hex before launching full on Tree attack upon my town!

After the metal wires it was time to add some Milliput.



My plan is to make even the smallest trees so high that normal figure can be placed underneath them. That´s why I made the metal wires and glued Woodland Scenic´s chopped up tree bases on top of them. After the puddy I could just plug the trees on and take them of for storage. These will be nice!

The trees were my first idea and the second is called "heavenly roads" which is still on planning stage but nailed my problem about the hexes outside of the town. If I can pull this idea off, it will be sweet but knowing my work schedule, it can take some time! 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Cast a Way!

I have had hard time to remember to take my camera with me to take some good photos of the miniatures of the Zombicide, so sorry no pics yet!

 That doesn´t mean that I haven´t worked on anything, quite the opposite. I have relighten my passion for the hexboard and I tackled the big project to fill all the blank spots where there is only cobblestones. That means a lot of casting and a lot of glueing.

I use plaster and plastic when I cast because the cornerstones need to be strong to handle all of the future misuse.





I also tried how the finished surface would look and added some sand on one of the hexes.



Paint, some flock and growth and I think that these will work quite well!!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Resurrection!

Well, whoah! Last post seems to be from march and I can´t believe that time has gone so fast. It has been easily my busiest four months ever and although I have been on vacation over three weeks, I still feel that I´m not fully recovered. Fortunately my vacation will last over 6 months (!!) so I think that I can get back to work on my projects little bit often, maybe =)

I still managed to work on different projects here and there but unfortunately my cellphones memory card  corrupted and I lost almost all of the In-Progress shots. I try to hunt down some pics but here are few.

I finally finished pinning and green stuffying the Fellbeast and now it´s time to give him some paint. Plan is to use my airbrush for the first time on this project.


This was one little add for one hex, metal wire trees. I saw one new game where the city was "overrun" by old trees and decided that that would also be the case with my harbor board. So for the future lots of trees that have gone wild!


In these four months my Zombicide has have the most usage. I still love the game and finished painting of the miniatures. I will take some pics today so the next post will show a fully painted Zombicide, Season 1!!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Something new and something old..

Again last night I had one chore before I could move to my hobbyhut and continue with the gate. My son´s birthday closes and he asked for a train cake and who am I to deny that kind of request! So, without any experience about cake decoration I embarked on a mission to build Thomas the Tank Engine! I´m pretty happy about the finished product and I think that my terrain skills helped little bit here. Hope that my son likes it!



I will attach the wheels when I put the whole thing on top of the cake on a candy railings.

So what happened at the hobbyhut? Not much because it was late but something anyway.




Now I think that I have enough stairs, for a while, and I will move on. What will be the next step? Well, I don´t know. Something that pop´s in to my mind when I return to the hut.