Monday, 20 February 2017

Tutorial: The Lights Went Out in Georgia



I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who stopped by and checked out the rust tutorial I posted last week.  I like to share my completed projects but people also appreciate learning something and taking something away to use in their own hobby.  I enjoy sharing completed projects but there is an old adage goes about teaching men to fish.  If I can make the additional time to document the, "what I did" or, "how to" components in projects I will try to include some more of that in the future.  This time around I made some utility poles to dress up my boards.  These are fairly simple to make, reasonably economical, and most importantly I think they look the part.  These poles should look right at home along a lonely road in the Wastelands or in the rotton core of a walker infested town.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Tutorial: Simple Rust Effects


Sometimes half measures work out.  Over the years I've read about, tried and seen all sorts of methods for simulating rust on miniatures and terrain pieces.  Some work. some not so much.  From finding the brightest orange paint on hand and smearing it to, "real live" iron oxide particles captured for your modelling pleasure there are all sorts of methods to suit most hobbyists budgets and need for veracity.  This is one of mine I've used that tries to walk a line between simplicity and a fair visual representation.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

TWD: Things



Since I ran out of miniatures to paint for my Walking Dead project I have been focusing on making terrain pieces to use on the board.  Initially my plan was to work at replacing the card counters included in my core set but I have also made some other pieces as well.