Its been a while since I have build anything for wargaming. Terrain building has always been one of my favourite topic. I can say that I like to buy miniatures because that gives me a reason to build terrain… The gaming is not the thing.

I decided that I start with Normandy building. There are lots of pictures available troughout the internet and also gamers have posted lots of pictures about their own builds. Also if I ever make to paint my US troops so that I can play there is terrain ready for US troops to fight…

I used 5mm foamcore as my basic material since I have it lot in storege, Actually I think that 3mm would suit better for 28mm miniatures, but lets use that what I have. After some investigation – my first buld would be two storey house with an attic. Here is the result after some cutting and adhesion…

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I also made the design so that the rood is removable and the troops can be placed inside. Also the second floor is removable – Now I must decide that should I make some internal walls and stairs or just leave the interior empty…

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Today was the Christmas. Post brought me my Wayland Games order:

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Now I know what to do next days… Build some tanks and infantry.

I also bought a book for the right mood to build some US troops:

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I have also build some terrain, but those are still very WIP…

Today I had my calendar empty – so what you can do – cast plaster 🙂 I had bought some Hirst Arts moulds some time ago but I haven’t had time to test those new ones. Also I made three new moulds to be used in 28mm ww2 terrain project – but that is another story – or an article.

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The deep blue ones are my own production – rest are produced by mr. Hirst. Hirst makes great moulds – there are only couple downsides: they are expensive and they are a bit too big for 28mm miniatures. Otherwise they are excellent products.

As mentioned earlier – I am planning to do some terrain to be used at Bolt Action and therefore the terrain shall be 28mm compatible. I planned that I will do some fields and forests since they are basic terrain for battlefields. I planned also some kind of orchard because those were common in Normandy or similar environments.

I have also drawn blueprints for couple of houses to be used in Bolt Action – Only thing that currently prevents proceeding with that project is that I need to go local Motonet/Biltema to buy couple snap-off knives that I need to cut foamcore.

But that is currenty status – I need to go to the store before is closes…

Update – 5 years has gone…

Posted: 12.09.2017 in Common

Hmmm…

Time has gone too fast. Last update was  5 years ago.  Children has grown.. Car is changed.. But the hobby is still the same.

Actually the reason for this update is my kid – he was investigating my storage and found my old Cities of death building and asked “dad – what these are?” And the the nostalgy came up. I investigated all my storages and searched what I have thee. And then started to browse internet and forums that what is going on..

Then I found Bolt Action.. Now there is order over 100€ to new miniatures and terrain pieces…

So I hope that in the near future there will be much more blogtexts here…

Last couple of weeks have been very busy at work and also at home. There has not been much time for my hobby, but at least I have managed to archive some progress for my Force on Force terrain. As I have said at earlier post – I have receved a great inspiration from nopat.fi terrain and miniatures and therefore I also wanted to have middle east village that can also be used at north africa or somalia terrain.
So here are couple of pictures that I have completed so far.

The one thing I noticed is that I have to pay more attention about scale, now I noticed that these buildings seems to be a bit large for Empress miniatures. For Warhammer these shouls be OK, but… So a little smaller buildings at the future – I assume that it is not a problem if the buildings are different size – it gives more realistic impression actually…

But more will follow when I have more time to construct the buildings…

My summer vacation ended couple days ago and at office – there has not been so much work… I had good time to investigate and read couple of webpages and got intrested a lot about miniature game called Force on Force. Mainly the reason why this game catched my attention was very nice terrains (http://maalaus.blogspot.fi/ and http://www.gowarhead.com/) what was build and also the reason that it is located to modern world. Who would not like to play cityfights between US and Taleban… 🙂

So what I did… I ordered rulebook to my local store, started building terrain and ordered couple of miniatures…

Now I am building some Afghan and Somali terrain (mainly buildings) inspired by expert terrain builders that shows their terrain two blogs mentioned above. Hopefully I can publish some pictures within couple of days.

It has been a long time since I have painted anything “Fantasy”… I have had a skaven project on my to do list since release  the Island of blood. I have skavens from couple of IoB boxes and also several other boxes including some used ones. They have been waiting better times and now I decided that I should paint something else than Flames of War miniatures.

The problem was that where to start. I wanted to have someting that is fun to paint but it won’t take too much time to complete. My ultimate goal is to have nice, themed skaven army – size shall be something like 3000 pts to get some differences to army lists (if I ever have time to play anything).  I went trough my boxes and decided to paint skaven doomwheel. It is simple enough to paint, but it still has some very nice details and challenges.  Because I do not have any ready  plans yet for my skaven army (clan name, color theme etc) I decided to go whith the basic wooden and copper wheel. The banner and base are not complete because they are one very important thing to tie all miniatures to each other.

So here it is; Skaven Doomwheel.

I am very happy about the painting, it was really fun to paint something else than World War 2 miniatures.