Throw Momma from the Terrain 03- "Insert Desert Pun Here"

Nothing warms the heart like a barren wasteland. Although sometimes the beauty of a desolate landscape needs the occasional special touch.  If you agree, then lets spice up your desert gaming board with some appropriate terrain.  From the visionary who brought you “Throw Momma from the Terrain : 01-02”  comes an epic post on Sandstone, dry brushing, and…..that’s actually it. Just those two things. Wait, I do some washing and basing as well. Or do I? I guess you’ll have to read and find out.

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Throw Momma from the Terrain 03- “Insert Desert Pun Here”

Nothing warms the heart like a barren wasteland. Although sometimes the beauty of a desolate landscape needs the occasional special touch.  If you agree, then lets spice up your desert gaming board with some appropriate terrain.  From the visionary who brought you “Throw Momma from the Terrain : 01-02”  comes an epic post on Sandstone, dry brushing, and…..that’s actually it. Just those two things. Wait, I do some washing and basing as well. Or do I? I guess you’ll have to read and find out.

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Throw Momma from the Terrain 02 – Snow Job

Wow, you’re actually back to read another one of these tasty little terrain write ups.  Or maybe you didn’t catch the other one? A beautiful expose on how to make autumn terrain come to life. You should check it out because I’m telling ya, there’s lots of over arching plot points and continuity with these terrain posts.  You may get lost in the story if you start on post #2 sheesh!
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Why am I even here? Oh ya, snow terrain!  Attempting to get close to my goal of owning various terrain of all different landscapes I decided to finally start a few winter pieces.  There’s a TON of ways to do snow and I’m sure they all look like snow. For the pieces I worked on I went with a technique that I feel gives a thicker, sometimes wetter looking snow effect.  Not all my winter terrain will share that look but for these rocks I really thought it fit.
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Paintectorate of Menoth – Avatar of Menoth Customization Pt1

So, I’ve decided that I need to finally assemble my Avatar of Menoth… it’s a fantastic warjack, and my only complaint against it has been that the model itself is ugly. Thankfully, my friend Darrell has a beautiful modification on the Avatar, which looks fantastic and encouraged me to try and do my own!

But first…

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This is everything I need to have painted by next Saturday… 2 Choir members, 3 Paladins, a Vassal Mechanik, a Devout, 4 Crusaders (1 basically done), 1 Templar, and the Avatar in pieces in the middle. Continue reading

Paintectorate of Menoth – Judicator Base, Part 2

So I’ve finished painting my Judicator, which means now I have to base the beast… I was pretty happy with how my Stormwall base turned out, and I love the opportunity to make detailed, beautiful bases on these huge models. Unfortunately, unlike my Stormwall, I had no idea *what* I was going to put on the base… I’m not a fan of the typical “temple floor mosiac” that is popular, nor do I find the usual desert-theme stuff very interesting… but I wanted something!

After awhile, I came up with the idea of having the Judicator standing in a lush, green field, and torching everything in front of it with the flamethrowers. This, I thought, would at least be visually striking, and hopefully not too complicated (unlike my “Stormwall striding out of a river”, which was a blast and turned out okay but was a PAIN to actually do!).

Step 1, already posted in my “Basically Basing” post from last week, was to cover the front half of the Judicator’s base in “crackle paint” and the back half in sand.
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After doing this, it was time to get a bit of paint on there… the base of the “burnt and scorched earth” region is “Bloodstone”, awhile the lush area behind the Judicator is “Umbral Umber”
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Kingdom of Paintnar – Stormwall Base Part 2

So work continues on my Stormwall base! It’s almost finished… here we can see the river after I have peeled away the restraining wall that was keeping the water effects from flowing out all over my table (although I admit it did NOT do a great job at that… the wall sprung 3 leaks over the course of me trying to make this base!)

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The white you see is the clear stuff I used to make a seal between the wall and the river which couldn’t dry too hard due to the wall. Hopefully it will now dry clear (the rivers I made had the same problem, and they eventually DID dry hard and clear).

Kingdom of Paintnar – Stormwall Base

So, now that I’ve finished the paint job for the Stormwall, time to base that badboy. I’ve drybrushed the base, placed rocks, and placed a small magnet in the middle…

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And why did I place a small magnet in the middle of that base? Why, so I can place a Trencher model on the base when I’m not using the Trencher units on the table, of course!
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