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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo coins!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Those trees are really good! Thanks for the link!

   
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Mysterious Techpriest






Magnetized tree terrain for the fething win!!


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-px27tzAtVwZpZ4ljopV2w "ashtrays and teacups do not count as cover"
"jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one"
The Ordo Reductor - the guy's who make wonderful things like the Landraider Achillies, but can't use them in battle..  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





North Carolina



I'm really liking the results of your terrain work. Nice job.

Proud Purveyor Of The Unconventional In 40k 
   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

stay calm, I am posting step by steps, painted some batroids and showing in images their basing. I will be back to the Tank-destroyer.

There is no denying the awesome work done here on terrain.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Cam, that tree foil thing is all I needed to call you Master.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all for the comments.

@ Shas, Thanks bud, really appreciate you commenting.
@ Panda, Thanks bud.
@ boundless, Yep Weetabix. dirt cheap and that is from just 1 biscuit.
@ Vik, Thanks bud.
@ DrH Thanks bud.
@ Graven, Yes indeed, packaging it up tomorrow, might not be all I wanted to send, just hope you are happy.
@ Gits, Thanks sir.
@ Sir D, Indeed.
@ oldravenman, Thanks bud.
@ Dave, I will always think of you among my greatest influences, Thank you.

OK Here we go, more smaller ish stuff...


Bit of foam and board and a few coffee stirrers...

A throne..


Bit of reading matter, for wiping your.....and reading to pass tyhe time..



Got to work on the tones....as it stands tonight.



And other bits...




Well thoughts?

Thanks for looking





 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Trees and coins look good Cam, but this little outhouse brought out a chuckle in me. You are a mad genius .
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Very cool. I want to have some sort of Game of Thrones reference there though

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







Ah the thunderbox, Gorgeous work there cam.
See someone is putting their reader's digest subscription to proper use.

Trees & stone walls look great just as you see in the railway magazines!

Matches the cottages perfectly!
Really great stuff as usual.





 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

The little details you put in Cam, are one of the things that make your terrain pieces so memorable.

   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest






Wot? No porn mag!?

I would use this peice as a primary objective in games.

Worth d3 VPs.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-px27tzAtVwZpZ4ljopV2w "ashtrays and teacups do not count as cover"
"jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one"
The Ordo Reductor - the guy's who make wonderful things like the Landraider Achillies, but can't use them in battle..  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Great work, Cam'. Looking lovely, for a bog.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Battleship Captain






Well that is the prettiest dump site I have ever seen. I just want to use it. Lovely tones fits a real theme for me. Rare to get that in terrain for me.
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

that tree is amazing!
about trees...thanks for the link to the armatures... ordered me some...took me three attempts tho....what a weird web page...^^

the outhouse looks fantastic too...tho...just for food for thoughts...:would you think anyone would use parchment/ paper for the throne in a middle-age setting?...here i would expect more leafs and such things...

   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Love that outhouse, so many details and that makes it so awesome!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you everyone, much appreciated. Love the comments.

Well RL being it's usual self, but sticking at it, just not as fast as I would like.

Here is a quick step by step on how I am doing these terrain bases...

Laminate floor boards, which can be bought very cheap if you get the end of the line, I paid £1 per box (1.2m sq.) 5mm thick MDF.Cut them down to rough size with a circular saw, but if you are patient you can cut this with a knife. Trimmed up the edges to give a slight slope...


Then I get a piece of 10mm thick foam, ( I buy this off ebay, it's underfloor heating insulation foam) cut a bit smaller than the board.


Hot glue and PVA glue to stick it down.


For this base I want a small wall going around the outside, so I cut a line 10mm in all the way around except where I want the gates..


Then out comes ye olde blowtorch, and a bit of "sculpting" can begin...


Where I want the wall to stay I shield it with a non-flammable piece of metal...


A minute later I have a contoured piece of ground...



Next for this little piece I need some expanded PVC 3mm thick. and a rough grid, it is meant to be rough for a reason.


And a bit of scratching around with a pointy stick and I have something on the go here..


Well hop forwards to a few licks of paint and here we have a WIP shot.



Also gradually working on the cottages.




And the last couple bases tarted, thats another 2 tree bases, and a smithy.


Thanks for looking in and hope you like. Let me know.




 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Terrific work Cam! And terribly prolific. I'm always amazed at how original, innovative and _fast_ you work. Apologies if you've mentioned this already and I missed it, but is this town in aid of a specific project for someone, or for a game coming up?

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks Meer_Cat, It is for twinner and friends in Canada, they have a channel and requested a tables worth of AoS terrain in my style, I am very honoured and love the challenge. Of course the biggest challenge is yet to come, how the hell am I getting this lot posted to Canada!!!

Just a quicky sorry just remembered, been asked several times about prepping the foam, Most of the time I hand brush a oaint and PVA mix all over and then maybe will rattle can it, I sometimes airbrush it with a half decent acrylic, And sometimes I don't mind the texture I get from the rattlecans. There is also coating the foam in plaster or hotglue, giving it a very quick once over with a flame (blowtorch) forms a skin and is very hard. So you see I am a bit all over the place on it, but the main go to is hand brush a paint and PVA mix all over, it is easy and really sticks well. Since I am funny in that I will often apply many different layers to a project, like priming the basic, then adding gravel and painting that, then adding flock and painting that and then static grass and putting a wash over that, all that builds up to a crusty mess that is durable and I hope looks effective.




 
   
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Japan

Thanks for the tutorial. Your stuff has really been inspirational to me. I wouldn't have even attempted any terrain work this year otherwise.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







That heat gun trick with the foam is quite innovative!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice ideas, Cam'. Great result too.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all.

@ Josh, I am honoured, and that is the aim of my efforts, to inspire, I ain't necessarily any good, but if I get you thinking and doing then I have got it sorted.
@ Dave, Seen it done a few times though I do my own twist as usual.
@ DrH, Thanks bud much appreciated.

OK got a serious question for you.

Have a look through these pics and please let me know if I need more, and if I have missed anything, or I should add something. Some is obvious like roofs on the cottages, which I will work on, but my mind is flighty to say the least and I am having to concentrate quite hard on this now. I want to get it shipped before the Christmas rush, so within the next couple weeks.

Pure photo dump...















Some of the questions are:

Do I add foliage to the trees?
I know I have to match the grass a bit, but how hard do I try, I mean not all grass is the same, some is greener, usually in the next field.
Is it any where near enough, this is sat on a 4 x 3 board at mo, and I have been asked for a boards worth! which I would guess is a 6 x 4, so if this lot is spread out a bit is it enough?


Thank you for all the support, and really appreciate your thoughts. Some I might be covering any way, but it will not hurt to have them confirmed.




 
   
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Berlin Germany

What about adding a town hall building? Or something to do with merchants or a bar? Old haystacks...a chariot...?

I've thought I was enough flabbergasted with all the former pics...but the fallen tree is for me the pinnacle...true stroke of genius!

And yes, add fallen leafs...no actual foliage needed...that town has something of deserted and lifeless feel about it, so leafless trees fit the bill...but some lost leafes would be good...
Also what about a cow carcass?

   
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Wisconsin

Wow Cam that is an impressive lot of terrain. Please do not put down your skills they are way above what you think they are.
I dont think you need to add anything for a fantasy game, the grasses not being the all the same makes it look more natural. Not everyone has a golf course for a lawn. As for the trees I like the starkness of them without foliage, it makes the town look more haunted or lonely. And you know how much the slime fountain appeals to me..
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Great work.

 Camkierhi wrote:
... let me know if I need more, and if I have missed anything, or I should add something...
I can't say how much is needed for gaming, I just don't know. More the merrier is how I think.

However, as Vik mentions, you have homes and a church, windmill, tavern (if I remember right), but no shops; every village needs a corner shop / post office.

Do I add foliage to the trees?
It appears to be an autumn theme you have going, with fallen leaves. Trees can't have both (although maybe add an evergreen, there's always one somewhere).

I know I have to match the grass a bit, ...
I can't see any major issues with the grasses. You could add patches of each colour to bases of the other colours (not all expanses of green grass are totally uniform from edge to edge). They don't all have to have an even distribution of every colour on every base, just a little corner here, the edge of a path there...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





North Carolina

Damn, that is some fine work, Cam. Your little town is really well done.

Proud Purveyor Of The Unconventional In 40k 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

That's a pretty swell set-up. Is that all of the wall sections you'll be making? You might consider some corners and/or at least one gate.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

A Smithy? A place for Police Constable Plod?

I'd leave the trees bare and add some fallen leaves at the bases. Autumnal. Why not be seasonal?

 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Magnificent. Needs a red phone box though and great tutorial on the tiles.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
 
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