The winter terrain building continues. I've had some Woodland Scenic tree armatures lying round for several years so have based them up for winter. Each is based on a washer for weight. So far I've made 31 trees and have another 15 or so left to make but ran out of permafilla for the bases. I've also made another 8 woods bases, painted them and added Woodland Scenics snow. The original ones think I'll convert to iced ponds and lakes by adding some clear resin.
Looking good, I'm about to make my own Winter forests and I think I may steal then washer idea.ReplyDelete
We are getting there Ben. The individual washers worked better than I'd hoped so will use a similar method with the next batch of pine trees too.Delete
Looking very good Craig. The Woodland Scenics snow is very effective!ReplyDelete
Thanks Rodger- the key is to make sure you paint the surface you want to use on white first. in the past I have tried to apply it on dark brown bases and it really needs several applications (or mixed with baking Soda and PVA). With this method I apply the casting plaster (or permafilla), paint a bright white (Dulux Vivid white) then once dry paint with pva and sprinkle on the snow. Looks nice and powdery too.Delete
I have seen other people's attemps in the past and was not overly impressed, but these look spot on. Thanks for the tips.Delete
Cheers Rodger- I am quite happy with them.Delete
they do look good and look even better on the table really gave the perfect feel to the gameReplyDelete
Yes, pity the snow makes my T60s so useless. How goes the rebuild of the panzer force?Delete
I have just recently started to do Wargaming in size 28mm Napoleonic's, it's been over twenty years since I last painted any figures.
I am painting 28mm Perry and Victrix figures, I have decided to use acrylic’s to paint them.
Can you advise me on the following?
1. What size should units be and can you have different sizes?
2. I want to use either Perry or Victrix bases, which would you suggest?
3. Does it matter whether the frontage is three or four on a base?
4. What paints do you use?
Please can you help and advise me.
We mainly use Black Powder for our games and so use a standard basing used by many other NZ wargamers (as a result of our Borodino game earlier this year). Its fun ruleset that is great for pretty relaxed style games.
1. We use 4 bases to a regular unit for BP. Our bases are 50mm x 45mm.
2. I'm not sure what, if anything, the difference is between Victrix and Perry bases. I know a few gamers who have used Perry bases but go with whichever works for you.
3. I think you'll be hard pressed to get more than 3 figs toa 45mm wide base so would suggest 3.
4. I mainly use the Vallejo paints these days, they aren't too expensive and cover well. I have yet to have any problems witht hem and have been suing them the past 4-5 years
Good luck and enjoy.