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Offline smirnoff

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Building the Frontier
« on: June 02, 2014, 12:41:59 PM »
Some early (and rather dodgy shots) of the beginning of my NWF terrain project. Somewhat delayed but hey.

Ideas lifted from this excellent site:
http://maiwandday.blogspot.it/2012/01/afghannwf-rocky-hill-goes-vertical-back.html

Terrain will work for unit based games and single figure based games (we are playing our second Bolt Action NWF game at the club tonight). Figs are Empress…..







Hill under construction



Small stuff for skirmish game

« Last Edit: June 02, 2014, 01:21:44 PM by smirnoff »

Offline Phil Robinson

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 01:07:50 PM »
Those look great, nicely painted figures too.

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 02:19:58 PM »
Awesome looking rocks,and it actually looks like something I could do,thanx.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 05:10:19 PM »
Very effective  8)

cheers

James

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 05:21:38 PM »
Terrain wonderful, figures great.  :) What more could you want?   ::)

Personally I would love a few clues as to the painting of your rocks.  ???

Offline smirnoff

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 05:25:09 PM »
Rocks are dead easy.

Army painter Leather Brown Spray all over.
Various dustings (in this order):
Humbrol Desert Yellow
Humbrol Desert Tan
Then a fairly free dusting of Spray White.

Pick out some of the rocks on the base with Foundry Rawhide, Foundry Rawhide Light, Foundry Drab Light.

Just experiment but the layering works really well on the bark chips.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 06:57:43 AM by smirnoff »

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 05:27:58 PM »
Thanks very much.  I will try some next weekend.

Offline Dr. Moebius

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 05:34:14 PM »
Looks great!

Very well done.

Alex

Offline Traveler Man

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 08:57:16 PM »
Nice stuff! I've got a heap of bark chips and I think I'll give this a go.
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Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014, 11:22:05 PM »
Really impressive, looking forward to more of this project  :-*
LB
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Offline Marine0846

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2014, 02:17:11 AM »
Good looking terrain.
I have used bark in small amounts, (that's all I had.)
Is the NorthWest Frontier the next hot colonial period on LAF?
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Furt

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2014, 02:38:28 AM »
Great stuff!

Have wanted to emulate the mad guru's rocky outcroppings for years now, but believe it or not I'm unable to source that type of bark in NSW.
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Offline Mason

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2014, 07:20:21 AM »
Very nice.
In fact, as nice as rocks can possibly be.
 :-* :-*

I have just finished some aquarium stuff and some Badlands rocks and, seeing as that was the easy option, was looking for more.
I think that I am just going to have to cave in and make my own.
Great inspiration.
 :D


Offline smirnoff

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Re: Building the Frontier (updated)
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2014, 10:24:17 AM »
Thanks all.

Here's the experimental hill finished.
I think I may have overcooked the scree and the spray painting as it does not have quite enough contrast. Still it was a worthwhile exercise and now I more or less know how to construct and paint these so it will be onto some big ones now. Must get a camera better than my phone….

Little hill occupied by the British:





By the Mad Mullah:



And others…’Do get on Gerald, I’m bursting for a wazz….’




« Last Edit: June 05, 2014, 10:26:24 AM by smirnoff »

Offline Furt

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Re: Building the Frontier
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2014, 11:38:26 AM »
Really great.

Personally I would try to make the bases hug the shape of the formations more.

 

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