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A gaming board in a weekend

I painted these models quite some time ago, but so far never used them in a game.

Now a new colleague who learnt about my hobby asked for a game during lunch break, so I thought again of these small models, which would need a smaller game board.

Only problem: I neither have a board nor any terrain...

The above models I painted according to the scenario description of Ork Hill. So it will be this scenario I have time to build terrain for this weekend... You grow with your challenges...

Here you can see my interpretation of the terrain description from the scenario:

So I need two hills, four buildings and the board. The woods will be brown felt areas with aquarium plants I already have (probably too large, but ready) and for the river/marsh I will use blue felt. So I hope the building and painting can be accomplished this weekend.

First, the board. It is 50751.2cm MDF. It got coated with PVA and sprinkled with bird cage sand. I then painted it in orange brown.

The buildings I designed on the computer, printed them and glued the prints to corrugated card board. I the cut the windows before cutting the walls. For gluing, I used Lego blocks to get nice 90° corners. There is a floor, inner walls that close the windows from the inside and serve as pillars for the roof and finally the roof. As I don't like 'unlogical' terrain, I needed an access to the roof. So I cut squares from card board, cut away the edges and glued them onto the roof as hatches. When dry, I covered the buildings in ready made wall spackle.


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Orks Marauders

Only four weeks after I planned to, the Orks were finished today with static grass and a coat of Army Painter Anti Shine Varnish.

The final group shot:


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Orks Marauders

The models were brushed in Army Painter Quick Shade Dark Tone. Here is a group and a single photo before:

After the Quick Shade was brushed on and dried, the models looked as follows:

No comparison to manually shaded and highlighted models, but as a quick and dirty method good enough.

The models are quite shiny now, after the static grass is added to the bases, they will receive a coat of Army Painter Anti Shine Varnish.


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The Waaagh! Boss is done:

With all the bosses done, it was time to cut the back banners and glue them on.

I hope to finish the models this weekend with the Quick Shade and static grass.


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The last mob is done, getting the yellow face as mob sign that you can find on Warhammer Fantasy Battles 3rd edition Armies. Also, this mob contains the scratch build plasma gun I tried to model after the iconic Rouge Trader style plasma gun - and gave it the flaming tip.

Only the Waaagh! Boss left now!


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The eye mob is done, one to go.


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I continued work on the iMob (TM pending).

The backplates were painted white, then a blue circle (well, in theory at least) was painted in the center (roughly).

The backplate was then painted purple, forming an iSlit. I tried to have the slit touch, but not overlap the iRis.

Next, the iLids were painted. Here, I tried to follow the contour of the purple a the tips, but this time overlapping the iRis slighty at the top and the bottom.

Lastly I painted a white rim, which will be filled with a checked pattern, similar to the flag (see last post).

Ok, enough eye-jokes for today ;-)


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The next mob is done. The hand is again based on the drawing in 3rd ed Warhammer Fantasy Battles Armies from the Orc section.

The next to last mob's banner is also done. The eye is taken from the Orc section of Warhammer Armies, too.


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The 3rd mob is done. The red moon on beige field is taken from the 3rd ed Warhammer Fantasy Battles Armies cover.


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The second mob is done.