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Monday, August 23, 2010

And now for something completely different...

As if I couldn't get any more random... This weekend I started making terrain for miniatures.

My son recently got very interested in a miniature wargame called Warhammer 40k but the cost of said game can drive a person into the poorhouse. After talking with the hobby store owner about terrain and looking at some books I decided that I could make some hills and ruins out of stuff we already had around.

The hill was my first piece. It's made from foam sheathing. I carved it into hill like shapes then glued them together. Sand was used in place of the expensive texture paint that was recommended. Then came the paints to make it more "real".  Little bits of moss as bushes helped with the allusion.



The other piece is a ruined building....at least one corner of a building.
I had a lot of fun with this one. I used molding paste to give the heavy cardboard some stone-like texture then used some paint techniques to give it definition.  Again, little bits of moss as bushes helped with the realism.


8 comments:

Lori said...

Wow Halle, this is really remarkable! They look very realistic! Very creative!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOW Halle, I bet your son is really tickled too!
Wonderful and special!
oxo

Elizabeth in NM said...

Too much fun! They look great, and what a fun way to be creative with your son.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm totally impressed with the terrain you created. It's very realistic, and my kind of "use what you have" project. Great going.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Halle
what a wonderful Mom you are! I know your son will be tickled! My two boys also collected Warhammer figures (orcs and I can't remember the other) using birthday and Christmas money for their purchases...nice to hear about these again! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Margaret said...

Sooo clever! I love your 'terrain', just brilliant! what a great mum you are! mx

Diana said...

Well this certainly looks like it was a fun project. It's always inspiring to try something new. Amazing what a little cardboard, molding paste and a bit of imagination can produce. Thank you for sharing.

Diana

martha brown said...

These look wonderful -- please show us more as you make them!

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