Monday, May 24, 2010

New stuff!

Since my last post I have painting and modeling up a storm! I have painted 2 more units of British, a few stands of Mahdists, and made a village and several pieces of rocky terrain for the 10mm Sudan stuff. For my 15mm stuff I made 2 ruined buildings and painted 5 resin buildings from JR Miniatures.

The Sudan village didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, but it will do for now. I made the buildings out of cereal box card, folded into shape, glued together then applied a thin coating of paper mache mix. The flash on the camera shows the unpainted insides of the buildings, but in normal lighting you can't see inside them.

The ruined buildings were made from foamboard, then I covered them in a sort of paper mache mush, and threw on some rocks and sand to taste. I am pretty pleased with the results.

The rocky outcroppings are not pictured because I am not very happy with them. They look decent enough, but the card bases warped quite a lot from the paper mache and subsequent painting. I am going to re-make them in the future, with use for the bases (as I should have done in the first place).

Currently working on another ruined building, a unit of naval brigade for the Sudan, and a platoon of 15mm sci-fi troops from GZG. Production will come to a brief halt, as I will be away for a week to Maryland Deathfest, then visiting a gaming buddy in Vancouver.

Anyway, here are the pics. Yes, I know, I really need better backdrops for my pictures, and I need to work on lighting, focusing etc. Feedback on the minis and terrain is appreciated.

3 comments:

  1. I really like that small african village in the first shot. Looks really authentic. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more posts.

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  2. P.S. added a link to your blog to mine also. www.captainverbeek.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks! I'll add a link to your blog as well. Your blog helped convince me to take the plunge into 10mm.

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