As you can see, I finished some more Wargs. These all have been made to be riderless. I also finished a bat swarm and some terrain pieces.
With this lot I now have 20 riderless Wargs. Whilst working on these, as they were almost done I realized I should have filled in the seams on their backs. But then matching the paint would have been a headache and adding to the time spent… so this will have to do, at least for now.
The bat swarm is the metal one from Reaper.
I used greenstuff to change to tombstone into a more natural rock… not my best work but I think it is ok. As always it was a challenge to decide exactly how to base it. Some models make sense to model as if underground (for example these are for our Moria Goblins) but we will rarely be gaming underground so I decided to stick with our generic temperate outdoor base design, just as I have done for our Moria Goblins.
This is how the foam Ziterdes tower started….
It is a decent enough tower but you can not access the inside so Iould like to eventually replace it with a Dwarven Forge or Tabletop World Tower.
So some of you wanted a close up of the Dwarven Forge terrain. Here is a shot showing the differences between the “old” and the “new” painting.
I will try to replicate the older style with the scattered autumn colored leaves on the newer pieces. I also think we need some variety in mushrooms. Suggestions on mushroom colors welcome! As are any suggestions on how we can further improve on the DF terrain.
A couple of people have also asked to see our work space, gaming space and storage space.
As you can see, I get the comfy chair. And yes, that is quite a lot of work waiting to be done. The shelves are not bowing under the weight however… they warped due to moisture whilst in storage.
We have not filled up the display cabinets as quickly as I had expected. If you look close you can see several Tabletop World buildings waiting for the arrival of our Hagglethorn Hollow Kickstarter pledge… so that I can try to match the paint! (Sidenote: I have been slowly taking over space from my wife’s sewing). Apparently HH is on ships and due to arrive in the EU later this month. No idea however how long it will take to get distributed though.
I have been researching “Really Useful Boxes” to see if we can come up with better storage for things not on display. Particularly our Battle Systems Core Space stuff.
Our gaming mat is the old Citadel grass mat, pretty practical but it does look like a golf course. I have been thinking more and more of a neoprene mat to use with our Dwarven Forge terrain. What is frustrating is not being able to take a piece of DF terrain to a convention and compare it to various mat makers material. Photos are just too darned deceptive. I also noticed that using a dice tray we have from Deep Cut that distance really makes a difference. What looks good from 3 feet away does not look so nice up close. But of course my eye sight is getting worse every year as well.
In other news, we finished the Napoleon miniseries. Not a great show but watchable and it inspired some interesting research paths for me. I find myself respecting Napoleon’s abilities and some of his ideas but hating many of his decisions and disliking his personality. His passion for education and science was commendable and his Napoleonic Code was much greater in my opinion than his military achievements. But his reversal of Republican ideals, his nepotism, his egomania all make him a tyrant… although I struggle to apply the term petty to that.
I am looking forward to season 2 of Snowpiercer later this month. And of course Disney+ has a bunch of Marvel stuff for us to watch.
Not to forget, my wife and I have three more Sharp movies to watch…. and I need to convince her to watch the movie Waterloo with Rod Steiger as Napoleon. Christopher Plumber is the definitive Wellington in that movie, for me anyway. Then there is the Hornblower series…