27 Jul 2014

Home Made Jungle Trees... and other "Shrubbery"!

Hi there! Here's how to put together some decent looking, cheap, home made jungle trees...

Go to your local petshop, and purchase some plastic water plants that most reminds you of jungle canopy. Well, this one really reminded me of the stuff that you put in the pipe and smoke away... but I got a good feeling, and a vague vision of how to turn them in to jungle trees. And it was only 9€.

When you get home... Cut three groups of leaves out of the vine.

Use some hot glue to put them together.

Next cut a straw in comfortable length. Then use hot glue again, to attach the leaves on the straw.

Use a 40K round infantry base (or what eva) to make it stand. Then glue some sand on the base.

Paint the trunk with Mournfang Brown, and the base with a layer of Steel Legion Drab.

Use the "bamboo pattern" to enliven the trunk abit. First dry brush some small areas with Tau Light Ochre in even distances. Then, between the areas, paint a thin stripe of the same color. Don't worry, it's easy to do, and pretty fast.

Finish the base as you like. And there you have it! Here are the first two of my experimental jungle trees. Maybe they still need some coco nuts. I dunno...

Here's some other plants I made at the same go... They are made of some old plastic plant that I found from my hobby supply. Cheep and fast. Just the way I like it :)

And here's a picture with some minis. Orcs and Goblins in jungle action. Bye now!

15 Jul 2014

Troll... Again

Here's yet another Troll. This one is converted to a close combat Troll, and it has a Black Orc drum as a helmet.

Still more Trolls to come... Bye now!

11 Jul 2014

Old Warhammer and BBowl Scenery Stuff

Here's some of my scenery stuff made long ago. My friend brought them today at my place. I'm planning to repaint and repair most of them, for they've had some serious battle damage over the years... Most of them are still useable, but getting old... Meaning, they don't look so good, and I have learned some scenery building tricks since I made these :) But I share these with you anyway... Here's some pics.

Some flowing lava hills. Corner pieces.

More volcanic hills and the "noxious cloud", that was used in our Border Princes campaign many many years ago.

Here's closeup of the cloud. I remember it sweeping my whole unit of High Elf Spear Men in one of the scenarios. Bitter sweet memories :)

Here's some jungle stuff, used in "Thorskinssons Island" campaign, maybe 15 years ago...

The river has not suffered much damage. And it still looks Ok. I will paint the water with more details. But I'm not gonna do any water effects with resin or silicone...

Close up on the bridge...

Here's an old Blood Bowl field. I made it of a static grass mat, glued on a hard board. I made the lines and prints with white acryllic.The dug outs are just temporary... (for few years now :) Planning on making more dramatic ones.

Pieces together...

Here's another one. Made out of styrofoam. Dug outs have exploded at some point. Need some repair.

Pieces together...

Close up of dug outs... With a little effort, it'll be as new again :) Bye Now!

3 Jul 2014

More Trolls..!

Hello! Here's another Stone Troll painted for my unit. My favourite Troll miniature ever...

And that for, I gave the Troll skin an extra layer of high light.

The three Stooges painted..!  And three more to go. Bye now!