Thursday, March 29, 2012

Temple painting finished!

I've finished the painting stage for my temple ruins, as shown to add some green growth and weeds here and there and I'll be finished!

This update shows the final stages of painting...the lightest grey and some highlights of off-white. The off-white seemed to really make the details and edges pop, so I stayed away from any pure white...

Thanks for looking again! Any constructive comments or criticisms always welcome!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More work on the temple

I've had some time to make some headway on my temple ruins project this week, so here's the update. At this point I've finished the construction and done several layers of paint. I started with a solid black layer and then drybrushed with increasingly lighter greys. These photos show the temple with with some parts with the light grey highlight, but not all of it. I'll eventually finish with a few highlights of pure white.

The stone and roof portion is constructed out of 1/2 foam insulation and 3/16 foam board.

I hope to finish this one up soon...Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Temple work in progress

I started this project about a week ago, and it's probably about half done at this point. The platform is made of 1/8" wood and the columns are made from dowels and 1/8" wood. The broken sections are capped off with plaster to give them a more natural, crumbled look.

There's a bit more carving to be done, and lots of painting. I'm considering doing a bottom layer of foam that would be carved like stone work, like a support platform.

I decided to throw in a couple of guardian statues for flavor, breaking off the arm of one as though it was knocked off by falling debris.

That's all for now, but hopefully I'll get this finished up over the next week.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Terrain Mania!!!

I haven't had as much time as I'd like to play any LOTR lately, but I've made some significant  progress in the workshop. My main goal over the last few months has been to create some versatile battlefield terrain to break up the landscape a bit. Below you'll see a hill and tower that I've already posted about, as well as my new river and bridge, multiple forest pieces, some stone obstacles, a table edger, and three Fat Dragon houses I assembled. I didn't play an actual game, but I wanted to lay it all out to see everything together with a few troops on the board. So...Here ya go!

The board as a whole...

A few closeups of some of the forest bases...

The bridge and river...

The hill and tower as seen previously...

Some stone obstacles, one with some rune carvings in the top...

The table edger ( this idea came when I was looking at the off-cuts from the river banks, thinking "hmmm...what to do with these?" )...

And finally, three Fat Dragon houses I assembled. These take about 1 hour each and look great in my opinion...I love this stuff!