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Monday, 18 September 2017

More progress on the table. I have glued down rocks and sand; painted the murky water; inked and drybrushed the mud and rubble. I will put a few coats of gloss Modpodge on the water and add dry grass, dead branches and leaves. Oh, and make a bridge. I will either carve out the openings in the foam base to make fissures or just make sure they are covered in terrain... we will see. This could be all wrapped up next weekend! *eek*

Monday, 11 September 2017

I started re-purposing an old table for Kodsticklerburg. It saw many hours of play for my kids Playmobile as well as being part of a bigger table for games of 40K. I scraped off as much of the old loose flock and paint as I could and scribed paving stones into the smoothest parts and covered the roughest sections with a mix of Sculptamold and paint, some grey and some brown.

Part way through: the pavers are all scribed in and I have started putting the base coat on them:

Dark brown texture layed down:
Dark grey added:
As it stands. I have some gravel and rocks to add then I am on to washing and drybrushing:

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Completed Guild House buildings for Mordheim. Really, this project consumed way more time than I expected. I only plan a couple more smaller buildings and then it is on to the tabletop itself.  As an afterthought I  may add a sign post once I have thought of a suitable design for it...

Monday, 31 July 2017

6 weeks in the making, the second part of the building I am calling  'The Guild House' is finally complete. As I cannot help but experiment a little with each building it is not identical to it's partner. Not a problem- I can just claim that one building is a later addition. Construction materials are the same as for part 1: Fire Dragon Games  blue foam and metal windows; Games Workshop Mordheim roof, doors and windows; foam core and balsa wood. Paints are a mix of Ceramacoat, Americana, Coat D'Arms as well as washes made with Golden Inks, Flow Enhancer and Glazing Medium.
Now all that needs to be done is a base for both buildings together. There is also a bit of trimming to aid fitting the walkway into the second building as well as a small roof section to add at the join.

Monday, 10 July 2017

After nearly a month the second part of the Guildhouse is ready for paint. This building seem to take longer to put together than the last one.
Construction is the same as the previous building: blue styrofoam and pewter windows from Firedragon Games, foamcore for the upper floors, balsa wood floor and trim, plastic windows and roof sections from Games Workshop's  Blood on The Streets terrain set. Walls are plastered with regular old drywall mud.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Part 1 of the Merchants' Guild building is done. Once the second part is finished they will get based together. Paints are Delta Ceramcoat and Americana craft paints with home-made washes and glazes made with Golden Glazing medium and Golden Flow enhancer. The interior wood floor is too dark- I am still not 100% happy with my wood colouring. I am after a mix of greys and light brown/tans for the weathered look and I haven't quite got there ywt. I am very happy with the way the stone and plaster turned out  though.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Another building underway. Actually, 2 buildings to be joined by an overhead walkway this first one is completed as far as construction goes and is now currently getting primed. The blue foam and metal windows are from Firedragon Games; the roof section and other plastic windows and doors are from the now hard to find Blood on The Streets terrain kit from GW.