A friend of mine showed me the rules of Blood&Plunder a few weeks ago and as I like skirmish games it was no wonder that I started with these rules, too.
In times of Corona there is a lot of time at home and also for the hobby though I don´t take much use of this. Some days I am not inspired, some days I would like to finish all my projects. But that is the good thing concerning a hobby - you can do it at the time you like to and don´t have to....
As I am not really in the mood for painting figures at the moment (though I also do so) my favourite is to create terrain pieces.
And so this is the result of the last two days - a protected position for some pirates´cannons.
Just a few pictures of the ready piece of terrain and then some photos and description of the working process if you like to read further.
Hope you like it :)
And here are some pictures of the working process.
|First of all there is the idea how the piece of terrain should look like. Then there is the stadium of racking your brain how to do it.|
|I used some pieces of styrofoam and also some of the stones I casted by using the molds of HirstArts and WoodlandScenics.|
Though this is fun it is not as easy to arrange the parts so that they will fit in the way you want them to.
|Sometimes a few difficulties appear that you have to solve. Here I needed to glue some cardboard to equal the different hights of two styrofoam pieces.|
|The shape of the hill was roughly done and I was able to start with glueing the rock pieces.|
|Doing the wooden planks.|
|The result of the construction phase.|
|Next step was to fill the gaps with filler (Moltofill).|
|After filling the gaps and smoothing the filler.|
|I like the casted stones of HirstArts very much but I don´t like the gaps between them.|
|It doesn´t look very realistic.|
|I never tried this before though I have already done some terrain pieces with those stones. But this time I decided to fill the gaps with some filler.|
|At first I placed some filler on the stones and started to blend it into the gaps using a brush and some drops of water.|
|Not perfect but much better than before in my opinion.|
|After the filler was dry I started with painting the wooden planks and also the earth parts of the model.|
|This was also a new thing for me as I never tried this technique before. I started painting the stones by putting some washes on them - first a mixed wash of leather brown and yellow and then a darker brown wash.|
|After that it was totally covered with a thinner black wash.|
|After the washes had dried it was time for the first dry brushing of a darker gray.|
|There is not much to see from the brown washes but they still break through the gray. But my first thought was that I had ruined the model.|
|This opinion got better after the next two steps of dry brushing with lighter gray tones.|
|The model after the last dry brushing.|
|There are still some light brown layers on the rocks to see and this makes them look more natural than only using gray tones.|
This was the last step only to be followed by putting the palm trees and the plants on the terrain.