Sunday, 5 January 2014

Ermagahd, snowy trees!

I've had a snow board for ages. It's very nice. Didn't have any scenery for it... until now.

Behold, the trees of alpine delight:



What the whole tree-buying experience taught me is that oh dear sweet Hasselhoff do you need a lot of trees to cover a table. It might not look like it, but there's over forty in that photo, and I really haven't covered much of the board.


As much as one answer would be to buy even more trees, my bank balance would probably start looking squiffy. Next on the hit list will be the edges of some mountain slopes, along with some rocky outcrops, so as to make this board look like the mountainous region it needs to be.

In case you're wondering, the trees are by Bachmann Scene Scapes. The biggest of them are about 11" tall. I got them off ebay for about £3 per big tree, which is a pretty sweet price compared to some other big manufacturers. Of course, when you're buying forty trees, that racks up quickly.

The bases are MDF circles from Sarissa Precision. They were attached with a hot glue gun, and then textured with a mix of baking soda and PVA before getting a coat of white spray primer.

In other news, Clan Voltik have finally emerged from the loathsome pit once called Hergig. They've been digging up the banks of the River Kiefer looking for iron. Feeling that this was not the best news ever, the army went in to put a stop to it, and failed miserably on account of being assailed by all the rats.

Skaven: like being attacked by a carpet full of rusty needles.

The army retreated in a (vaguely) orderly fashion back to Fort Schippel, and put a nice red mark on the map in case anyone forgot that the Kiefer Valley is now full of whiskers, fur, and toiling rat-slaves.

Since we haven't updated the campaign map on the blog for some time, here it is:



There's loads of developments on it, some of which will be covered in issue 2 of the Hochland Gazette. When I get around to writing it.

~Charlie

5 comments:

  1. Great looking board - I've been toying with the idea of makin a RoB board for ages, this is really inspiring

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    1. Why thank you! Hopefully it'll be even better when I've done the mountainous bits.

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  2. So it flocked and stuff or just painted snowy?

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    1. It's painted with light blue emulsion and then sprayed white. One of the biggest problems with snow boards is that they show wear and tear (and dirt) very quickly, so the plan is that we can touch it up with white paint whenever it gets shabby.

      The only serious work was getting rid of all the skulls, hence the broken ice effect where the hilarious skull pools used to be, and removing all the other skulls from the surface.

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    2. I'll remember that, been meaning to try a snow board at some point

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