Monday 25 September 2023

Terrain Showcase- Age of Sigmar Desert Ruins Board

Today, I have the completed Age of Sigmar desert ruins board that I have completed for Didcot Wargames Club. We have a slowly growing population of AoS players at the club, so thought I would invest in a couple of boards to better suit the game, as the 40k boards often don't work well for them. 

The board consists of Warcry ruins (Azyrite and Timeworn Ruins), as well as some trees I had previously made for the desert board. I also got an old GW ruined temple terrain piece for the centre. I might remove the green flock in time and add some sand to better match the board. 

Hopefully, people will be getting games on it in the coming weeks. 

Friday 22 September 2023

Hobby Update 22/09/23- Azyrite and Timeworn Ruins

This week, I have been continuing work on some Age of Sigmar terrain for the club. This is the first dedicated AoS board that I have made for the club and decided to go for a desert theme to match the existing mats and some of the trees we have at the club. 

I really like the warcry terrain sets that I have been using. They are fast to paint up and look good with some simple drybrush highlighting and a few details picked out. 

The ruins were primes with Zhandri dust, then given a wash with agrax earthshade. They were then drybrush highlighted with Zhandri Dust, then Ubashti Bone. I then painted the details, using Waagh Flesh contrast for the green sections on the ruins. The wall sections were painted in Kantor Blue, while the metal sections were painted Bronze, followed by an Agrax Earthshade wash of these sections. Finally, the whole model was given a highlight with Screaming Skull. 

This was a similar scheme to the Chanlnath Ruins I have previously painted, and I like how it turned out. 

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Hobby Update 20/09/23- Leviathan Tyranids

Today, I have some Leviathan Tyranids that have been painting up, though this time, not by me! My partner has been helping me to paint up some of my terrain and models over the past couple of years. She loved the look of the new Tyranid models, and wanted to paint them up once I got the boxed set. 

We had a look online and found a tutorial and colour scheme that she liked, which happened to be the purple Leviathan scheme. We used this tutorial from Sonic Sledgehammer Studio, with a few minor modifications. 

The Nids at the Warhammer store in Reading used the Leviathan scheme, but with red claws and weapons. Jennie liked the look of that, so we decided to copy it. 

Here are some WIP shots of what she has done so far. I helped out a little, showing her the drybrushing highlighting technique, but the majority of the work was done by Jennie. I think they are coming along really nicely. She likes the big models, so I picked up a few more models to make the army a bit more viable with the new codex coming out. 

I don't think she'll ever get into the gaming side, but really does enjoy the hobby aspect. 

Monday 18 September 2023

Age of Sigmar Temple Terrain

Continuing my work on some Age of Sigmar terrain, I painted up a temple set for use on my grasslands board. I purchased this printed Ancient Ruins set from Etsy. It's a really nice set for a reasonable price. 

I undercoated the set with Turner and Gray Grey Primer. I really like this primer, as it is darker than usual grey primers, so is great for darker ruins and shading on terrain. It is also very reasonably priced. After that, I drybrushed it with Dawnstone, then White acrylic paint. The ground areas were painted brown, and I added some scatter flock to finish it off, focusing on the cracks between the tiles on the ground. 

Friday 15 September 2023

Age of Sigmar Graveyard Terrain

We've had an increase in the number of club members playing Age of Sigmar and fantasy, so I decided to add a couple of AoS boards to the club. 
The first terrain set was the Graveyard set from GW. This is a really nice set, and I was glad to be able to pick one up off of ebay. 

Wednesday 13 September 2023

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Friday 1 September 2023

Oxford Onslaught 2- Game 3 pics

 Here are some pics from game 3 of the Oxford Onslaught GT. We had a drop out after 2 games, so I actually got to play a game with my Deathwatch against some Space Wolves.