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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Copy & Paste Vol. 1 (City Corner)

Greetings everyone!

Hope you are all well.
Today I'm introducing a new section in my blog, which will be called: Copy & Paste.
The title will seem to you a bit ambiguous, but if you keep reading, you will understand that the title, serves its purpose.

As you all know (well, the ones following my blog for quite some while), terrain making is one of my favourite parts of our hobby. Its purpose, besides of providing a nice aesthetical feeling whilst playing, is to give the impression of realism and authenticity that will boost the essence of pleasure (to the eye, at least).

Many ideas come and go, but, one that has been haunting me for quite some while now, was the possibility of integrating natural and 1:1 scale terrain pieces (through the city or outside in the nature), into my wargaming tables.

Some weeks ago, I have found this small corner and I took some photos with my phone.

After that, I went home and began creating a similar terrain piece, scaled down (for 20mm figures), as best as I could, with what material pieces I had available.

The result was this:

If you liked the model above and you have any ideas for terrain pieces, that you'd like to see them on your tables, I would be more than happy to provide some modelling work for you, in making these ideas tangible and playable. A feast for your eyes, and for your little men!

You would only need to send me some photos ( email ) , I would assess the feasibility of its creation and then let me come back to you with further details regarding its cost and timeframe for its completion.

I hope you all have a wonderful St. Valentines day!

Remember, if we keep them happy today, we will then assert the right to dedicate more time for our hobby. :-)

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

How to make a: pond

Greetings everyone,

Hope you are all well.
It's (once more) a tutorial post, this one, of how to make a pond for your wargaming tables, easily and most importantly, cheaply.

The Chinese used to say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and for this reason below you will see a photo of the draft sketch,

the materials used for the pond,

and the final result:

You can see the whole 'how-to' video below:

I hope you like it.
Have good Tuesday night everyone! :-)


Monday, 15 December 2014

How to make: Stone Walls

Greetings everyone,

Today I'm going to show you my latest addition to my ever growing collection of terrain pieces (mostly handmade, as most of you that follow this blog already know).

Since I'm a cheap git (my fellow English friends may raise their fingers for my misbehaviour - I heard it in a movie and I liked it), I was trying to come up with a way of making some cheap, durable and respectful (in terms of wargaming feasibility) stone walls for my little men.

I browsed the internet for some ideas, but the answer came through one of my wargaming buddies, Vaggelis, who's trying to entice me into the world of Chain Of Command rules - he didn't try much tbh, since I didn't need much of an effort to indulge myself into something new hobby related thing.

He told me to use PVA, and plastic decorative gravel. Yes, you got that right, some PVA and plastic gravel. Below, you will see how easy it is to make some - good, for the eye at least - stone walls by combining these two, and easy to find materials.

I started from this:

And got into this:

Watch the video and spread the word, spread the word guys, so we can all play!

Have a great Monday evening everyone. :-)


P.S: If you care to see how I made the small barn next to the stone walls, see this post