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It’s a, a violent playground

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Won’t you come and join us in our playground?
It’s a, a violent playground
Such a, a violent playground

Wanted some more semi-creepy/postapoc terraint so made a playground out of stuff from  Sarissa precision, 4ground and ice cream sticks.

It’s all mounted on a base with the same kind of Zuzzy mat that the rest of my board has, so hopefully it blends in while still having some coherency.

 

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Malifaux battlereport 2016-08-23

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

You can hear the clatter of rain outside; it’s muffled as if run through a filter, but it’s still there. The room is empty save for an old, rusted ,steel-framed bed in one of the corners. There’s no sheets, just a mattress. It doesn’t feel that bad, despite its spartan look – at least it’s not the bare floor. If you had to describe your environment in one word, it would be “Grey”.

The sound of rain is gone now. You turn over in the bed and spot the television set in the middle of the room. The antenna hopelessly stretches up towards the ceiling like an old wizened willow. You wonder why it’s there since there’s nowhere to plug it in. You also wonder, briefly, why you don’t focus your attention on how it got there. The screen wakes up. First static, then slowly merging in a myriad of bright colors which fill the room with ghost-like multicolored rays penetrating the filtered Grey.

I wonder what’s on.

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Snowy with a chance of dice rolling

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

As if an entire (4 models, but still…) X-men gang in less than a months time wasn’t enough, I’ve also been making a bunch of terrain! I’ve assembled and painted two buildings, dumpsters, garbage truck and scaffolding from TTcombat and a bunch of scatter terrain from Mantic (Mars attacks, Battlezone etc).

Not much else to say. Made the garbage bags out of…actual garbage bag, everything is pretty much drenched in home-made wash which smells of death and rot (no, really!), and everything’s covered in snow, to fit with the rest of my terrain/board. The terrain is mostly aimed at Batman Miniature Game or Marvel Universe Miniature Game, since it’s “Modern” in style. After years of ruined wizard towers and ruined grimdark space bases, the modern/city terrain has really left me wanting for more, it’s such a joy to create and paint.

Once I’m happy with an entire 3’x3′ game board of modern terrain I am genuinely planning to get some interior such as chairs and beds for the different buildings, but I don’t want to focus on that before I have all the other stuff settled.

So without further ado; a bunch of pictures.

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Say my fried chicken name

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First floor, tables and all!

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Second floor

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Dinogas!

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Dinogas side

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Dinogas interior

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Garbage truck

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Garbage truck back

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Scatter terrain

BMG tryout – Some men just want to see their dice cube burn…

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

After something close to two years of having two painted crews for Batman the Miniature Game, I finally got around to testing it. With some non-Batman-friendly results…

 

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Normally, this means bad luck for bad guys.

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Summary of the Summer. Summery. Part 1

Monday, August 11th, 2014

In an attempt to spark some life into the blog again… Here’s a blog post.

Nothing much have been done, but the few things that actually have been done, I’ll try and post up in the near future. Mostly been fiddling with music creation as of lately, so not much to show for, but some few things have been completed, painting-wise.

First up, an eerie and spooky and gloomy and Scooby Doo-mysterious church with graveyard. Initially the fencings were going to be on separate pieces, but I soon realized it wouldn’t be playable and that it’d just get brushed away and stuff, so I did a more permanent installation. It’s mounted on a Zuzzy mat so that it blends together with the rest of my gaming board and per usual it’s in a wintery theme. The scene (for lack of better words) is loosely based on the Diablo 1 cathedral of Tristram, because I’m silly like that. My goal is at some point have a 3’x3′ Tristram table, and where better to start than with the church.

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Flashbacks, anyone?

The product

 

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Tiny handle update and radio silence

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Just a quick update regarding my gaming board and not-really-unusual-but-this-time-called-for radio (blog?) silence.

The handle has been improved! The old metal one was sort of thin, resulting in sore hands if carried long distances. Now it’s a beautiful plastic one, ergonomic and all!

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New one!

Regarding the radio silence, I’m working on a pretty time consuming project for the Rotten harvest painting competition. Rules are that all entries are anonymous, so I can’t really show WIPs either. Now, I now I’m nowhere close to being a potential winner, because the people participating are sick, but it gave me the motivation to begin an old nagging project I’ve wanted to do for a while. More updates on that once the competition is done!

The gaming board – Or what I’ve been up to the last 6 months

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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The epitome product of half a years hobby time has finally come to a close, and I’m personally very happy with the results. To nag some more about the tournament, I promised the club that I could bring at least two full tables to the convention (a lot of the clubs terrain is needed elsewhere during the weekend). I had a Terraclips table from before, which left me with one table done and one table short. I had already planned to make myself a gaming table for home use, but this sort of forced me to get on with it a bit faster than initially planned (initially there wasn’t really a time frame whatsoever..).

So, as I just recently posted about, I painted up a 3×3′ Zuzzy scourged forest gaming mat. I continued with the winter/tundra theme as I had initially planned. I chose to keep the snow only as partial spots and generic frost, since I figured an entirely white landscape would be a bit boring to look at. So the general theme of the board was something like “Gotham City in Russia” – Bleak, gray, gothic, worn. At first I just built graveyard stuff but quickly decided that I wanted something more than a board filled with tombstones.  Something like an old worn-out village with an old graveyard in its outskirts.

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With the aid of my father (yes, I’m close to 30 and still use my fathers help in my hobby projects…) we built a foldable gaming board onto which the gaming mat could be glued. The board was glazed to give it a bit more ancient/gentlemanny look and a handle was added. Below is the board in all its folded glory. The main reason for it being foldable is so that I could stuff it away and play games at home, and help out in transporting it if I ever go somewhere to play. Like a tournament I’m hosting. Cough.

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In order to help out transporting it, a handle was made which is secured by wingnuts. This leaves minimal bits of annoyance left on the board when in actual use.

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So I glued the mat down with PVA glue. I glued about 50% of the board, leaving the middle 50% unglued, so that once I close the board, it doesn’t rip the mat apart. In other words, the middle section of the mat just rests on the board, but so far I’ve not seen any bubbles or somesuch distractions. The board has a frame so that the Zuzzy mat doesn’t press against itself when the board is folded and stored away.

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And below is the fruit of my labor! 6 months ago I didn’t have a board, a mat, or any terrain, and now there’s almost too much of it…

This is just a sample board I set up and snapped some photos of yesterday to see how it’d look, and so far I’m really satisfied. In short, I went along with the “old (ruined) village outskirts close to the haunted cemetary.”

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Birds-eye view

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Tuco and Molly has a showdown in the cemetary. Pitiful crying vs. a Shotgun, place your bets!

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Von Schill scouring the ruins of an old house.

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Dr. Douglas McMourning discovers a treasure trove of body parts!

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These ruins are great for werfing some flammens at people.

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Sebastian…doing some stuff.

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Graveyard being a graveyard.

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A convict gunslinger sneaking around corners.

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Von Schill hiding in a room, like the pansy he is!

For kicks, I also tried out my “city board” variant. At the moment it’s mainly roads and three houses,  but most of the terrain is interchangeable, so I’m not too worried that I need more “modern type” terrain at the moment. The roads are made from a roll of “tar paper” (whatever the actual name of the stuff is). Works well enough and was very quick to produce!

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Batman doing his thing!

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Mats, mats, more mats. Zuzzy mats, at that.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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A while ago I undertook on a great big olé journey to host a Malifaux tournament at PewPewCon –  PewPewFaux (of course). Anyways, in order for this to come true, I needed gaming tables!  At the local club there’s a bunch of 6×4′ tables, but the 3×3′ that Malifaux use are sorely lacking. So I set about ordering a few more Zuzzy mats, since they’re awesome. I ordered 2 3×4′ (to combine into a single 6×4 if necessary) and one 3×3′. They’re also tortoise-slow to get once you order them, so I had to order them a good 1.5 month in advance, and just received them last week, 1 week before the convention. So speed-painting 33 square feet of gaming table it is!

Just like with the other mat I started with a grey roller-drybrush and afterwards picked out the details (tree trunks).

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At this stage they look a bit like doodies on the mat. Not awesome…yet!

After this, I sprayed from a distance red and brown spots to break the mats up. Afterwards a gave it a wash of the “baby-poo wash” from last post. Yeah, a lot of poo-stuff this post.

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Top two have been washed and dried at this stage, bottom one no wash.

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Some more WIP pictures. Nothing much to say, really.

Anyways! a few days work and they’re all ready for the tournament this weekend.

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Results!

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Wrapped up and good to go.

Snowflakes keep falling on my head…

Friday, September 6th, 2013

 

 

To keep up with the winter theme of my board, I finished up some winterifying (totally a real word) of my terrain.

 

First up is a Garden of Morr and second is the houses I’ve been building lately.

 

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Garden of Morr and a GW corner ruin

 

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All my houses snowified! Sarissa, Sarissa, Litko and 4ground

 

Ended up pretty swell, I think. I mean, it’s snow. On terrain. Snow terrain. Thematically I think they blend together better with the common snow aspect. Before, the 4ground ( the house in the foreground..hur hur) building looked a bit out of place compared to the other houses. Now though, it feels better.

Also, I just realized I never did a “full spread” on the residence house (big one in the middle). I’ll maybe do it at some point. I’ve learned from my mistakes that I won’t promise any updates, because if I do, they never happen.

 

Anyways.

 

Freeze in hell, Batman!

Journals of a terrain junky – Sarissa

Friday, September 6th, 2013

More terrain finished. Or rather, it has been finished a while, but I’ve just not posted anything about it.

It’s a Sarissa MDF building. I added windows out of blister packages to get that over-pretentious feeling.

Baldy the Chaos Space Marine will have to do the modelling.

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