Monday, 29 August 2022

Some shipping container scatter


 A lazy bank holiday weekend doing some shipping container scatter terrain. I (like many projects) started these a while back…



So, as you may have noticed me mention, space is a limiting factor in all things, no space for any fancy tools especially, so ordered a load of mdf bases in various sizes from eBay. I could have gone foam core, but precise flat edges to mass produce a series of boxes was decidedly meh. The bases allowed a series of boxes, with 2mm foampvc for the sides which would give a slightly taller profile… if I hadn’t then proceeded to apparently keep the foampvc as the base. It’s not really noticeable in the grand scheme of things, just a thing I’d planned to take into account and then didn’t.

The frames were clad with corrugated craft card and the edges were done with L plastic strip. Didn’t have enough to do the seven I made so we’re down to six for now like some shite reality show.

Doors still to be done. These will mainly be for Dredd so they don’t need to be realistic really so may go do some kind of keypad. But some scatter suitable for modern onwards…

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

must be a blue moon…

 … as apparently I painted something!

OK, I did these back in June I think but didn’t add the grass and tufts until this weekend gone. It’s been quiet over the summer though, job is knackering me and free time is limited. The heat didn’t help. But I did eke some stuff out, including some bark rocks and these fellas… werewolves and a changeling for The Silver Bayonet.


3D prints from Etsy, lovely minis. They’re about the height of a Perry human so not too massive, although I’ve based them on 30mm bases.

The changeling is also a 3D print from Etsy, some kind of Wood Elf creature I think. I absolutely love it and figured it could pass as a changeling as described in the rules, with a more natural magic feel to it. Slender but perfect for a 25mm base.


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Enfermera Chapel

 Just realised I’ve been starting lots and not producing much, new job really sucks the time and drive, but this week I made an effort to do a chapel for the pseudo Peninsular village.

I’m now stuck trying to work out what to do for the insert that fills in the space around the square…



All scratch built from 5mm insulation foam and Wills Scenics pantiles.

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Lord Summerisle’s Company

Horseguards, or at least those in the know at Horseguards, were surprised when the laird of the most westerly of the Hebridean isles volunteered himself and his militia for the duty. How word had reached Lord Summerisle was never determined, but he spoke of the old ways and the threats that lay within with some fervour.

Both he and his men were equally knowledgeable of the horrors emerging from the older, darker corners of Europe and the ways in which to confront them. It would be often remarked though, that they were also admirably, privately devout, his Lordship frequently leading his men in secluded worship. Few had cause to remark on the amount of kindling this entailed.



Captain the Lord Summerisle

Officer (100 / 100)

Speed

Melee

Accuracy 

Defence

Courage

Health

Recruitment 

6

+2

+1

14

+3

13

(100)

Attributes: Great Faith, Inspiring 

Equipment: Fencing Weapon (Silver Weapon), Pistol(Cold Iron Shot, Silver Shot), Holy Symbol



Dr Hawthorn Ewan

Doctor (10)

Speed

Melee

Accuracy 

Defence

Courage

Health

Recruitment 

6

+1

+0

13

+1

10

10

Attributes: Medic

Equipment: Hand Weapon, Pistol (Cold Iron Shot)



Sergeant Burleigh MacKenzie

Highlander (18)

Speed

Melee

Accuracy 

Defence

Courage

Health

Recruitment 

6

+2

+1

13

+1

11

18

Attributes: None

Equipment: Heavy Weapon, Pistol, Oil & Torches



Pioneer Alder Buchanan 

Sapper (12)

Speed

Melee

Accuracy 

Defence

Courage

Health

Recruitment 

6

+1

+1

13

+0

10

12

Attributes: Combat Engineer

Equipment: Musket, Cartridge Box (Silver Shot), Heavy Weapon 



Private Garrick Morrison

Infantryman (10)

Speed

Melee

Accuracy 

Defence

Courage

Health

Recruitment 

6

+1

+1

13

+0

10

10

Attributes: None

Equipment: Musket, Cartridge Box, Oil & Torches



Private Acker MacGregor 

Infantryman (10)

Speed

Melee

Accuracy 

Defence

Courage

Health

Recruitment 

6

+1

+1

13

+0

10

10

Attributes: None

Equipment: Musket, Cartridge Box, Salt Bag



Rifleman Virgil Howie

Rifleman (18)

Speed

Melee

Accuracy 

Defence

Courage

Health

Recruitment 

6

+1

+2

13

+0

10

18

Attributes: None 

Equipment: Rifle, Cartridge Box (Silver Shot)



Mr Lennox

Supernatural Investigator (22)

Speed

Melee

Accuracy 

Defence

Courage

Health

Recruitment 

6

+2

+1

14

+0

12

22

Attributes: Supernatural Veteran, Monster Expert

Equipment: Fencing Weapon, 2x Pistols (Cold Iron Shot)

 

[As you may have noticed, the Silver Bayonet, like a lot of small skirmish games, is narrative heavy and units get a bit of fluff. I decided to expand on an idea I had a long time ago when I first got the highlander sprues and have one of my favourite folk horror films, the Wicker Man, take place 150 odd years earlier. All surnames are taken from the novelisation and identify with their counterparts here - Dr Ewan is the doctor, Mr Lennox is as close to a scientist as they get on Summerisle, Sorrel Mackenzie is the Lord’s gillie in the novel and so on. The given names are all nature based in keeping with Summerisle tradition, I just like Mr Lennox just being Mr Lennox. Rifleman Howie is an outsider of course.]

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Pseudo Peninsular Property - the full village

Finished the vaguely peninsular styled buildings. Three buildings, with accessible interiors, a ruin and a variety of garden inserts designed to allow the various buildings to be arranged in different ways around a village ‘square’ rather than just the grass of the terrain board.






I think a chapel or something will be needed down the line. 

The fountain (from Fenris Games, with a cherub from Reaper Miniatures, as the original fountain was very eldritch) is not permanent of course, allowing the addition of other centre pieces - a guillotine or a market (which is still WIP) for now…


Friday, 11 March 2022

Pseudo Peninsular Property

 New project means new scenery. A lot of my existing stuff will work, including the timber frame houses as necessary, but having watched far too much Sharpe lately, I wanted something a little more Iberian. First two of four all but finished…



Theoretically, these can do duty should I get into pirates or western games, but will do me for the Peninsular for now. These are the finished scratch builds, made using existing materials whenever possible, 5mm insulation foam and thick card, pantiles from Wills were the only specific purchase. The fountain is from Fenris Games, stagnate bubbles removed and  sans freaky fish sculpture - it needs something a bit in keeping… I also picked up a guillotine which seemed apt.