Oct 28, 2014

1/72 terrain


I've bought a pack of modeling clay and did some stuff to add flavor to the gaming table - let's start with these four country houses. The Cossack is there to show scale on every photo.
The walls are cardboard, the windows and beams match sticks, the doors cardboard again. The roof has a thick cardboard base above which rolls of modeling clay were spread in three rows on each side. The buildings would fit in many eras as that was the goal of building them.


Everything had a burnt umber undercoat, the roof was drybrushed with VMC Buff, the walls blocked with VGC Stonewall Grey and the beams with VMC Flat Earth. Then I added a sepia wash and drybrushed everything again. Quite simple.


Some smaller items, most made of modeling clay, everything put on bases.


Built two cemeteries (only one shown) from scrap plasticard. The tombstones are clay again and so are the walls. As you could see with the hedges before, I cut off the bases' ends in 45° on each side so they can form angles. Some wall sections are ruined while some are intact, they would provide different levels of protection and cover.


Two jugs of vodka. I'm planning to make something like Brewhouse Bash with Cossacks and will need smaller bottles - these large jugs are part of any camp scenery anyway.

Earthworks - I already have a few, now I can make quite large and complex fortifications, not speaking of the mobile defense works such as spiked logs (see the previous picture), Swedish feathers and other stuff that are either from various figure sets or are DIY like these.
Fireplaces - painted in bright reds and yellows, one has a small cooking pot over the fire.
Haystacks - probably better for 15mm gaming, they are about the size of a 1/72 figure.
Barrels - only the crude little barrel (probably containing spirits again) is self-made, the other three are from the Zvezda GNW Russian artillery box - they are based and are given a uniform look.
Chests - used as objectives or storage for plunder?

18 comments:

  1. Nice work, everything's turned out really good. I want to make some dark ages buildings for SAGA, these would make a good construction guide :-)

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    1. Thank you, I couldn't think of any simpler way to scratchbuild houses.

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  2. Hola
    Que bueno
    Es echo un buen trabajo
    un saludo

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  3. All good, useful and versatile stuff. I'm particularly taken with the fires - excellent!

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  4. They look great, really like the camp fires.

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    1. Thank you - seems like they were a good idea after all.

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  5. very useful buildings and accessories, well done!
    bye

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  6. It is all quiet well done. But I have a special room in my heart for the vodka jugs.

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  7. Great stuff, love the buildings and the camp fires...

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  8. Great stuff, well done! Are you planning to visit Games Day this December?
    I will be there, would be nice to have a chat.

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    1. Thank you - I think I'll be able to go this year.

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  9. That is really some nice scenery! Love the houses!

    Greetings
    Peter

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