Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fortress Update

Hey All. Heres a small update. Ive finished texturing the rock face. I'm happy with how it looks. I also finished the cliff face on the left side but I'm not thrilled with it. I think I'm going to wait until I get a better hot wire cutter to do another one. I also need to tidy up the ramp. I plan on placing an order with HotwireFoamFactory for a hot wire cutter and some of their foam coat. But my hobby fund is exactly $0.00 at the moment so ill have to wait till I sell something. I'll do a review when I do purchase though. If your interested in their products TerranScapes on YouTube has some great videos. Anyway here are some pictures:

I'm really not sure what to do with the big open space pictured above. A forest doesnt make sense cuz they would trim them down surrounding a castle to make their arches more effective. I'm thinking either some sort of water feature like a pond/swampy marsh thing or just leaving it open. Any ideas?

 Ive got some Warmachine minis on their for scale. But it looks like until I can raise some funds this project is on hold. As always comments/suggestions/critiques always welcome!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Project: Warhammer Fortress on a hill

My best mate just brought me a truck load of pink foam from Utah. This stuff is impossible to get in Southern California. My previous stash came from Adventurers Guild LGS in Riverside and cost an arm and a leg. To say thanks and as a birthday present I'm finishing his Warhammer Fortress for him and making a base for it. Ill try and keep this updated as best as possible. I desperately need more PVA glue before I can continue on with this project though and Home Depot doesnt stock the large tubs anymore (apparently). So until I make it to Michaels ill keep working on the rock texture. Heres some pics to give you an idea of the layout.

 You can see ive started the texture on the right side. I have a very crappy hot wire cutter so doing the "ramp" up to the gate was a nightmare. Ill have plenty of holes to putty over. In the left corner the wall will actually be running straight into a cliff face. Im just waiting for the blocks to dry before I start shaping them. Im pretty excited for this project and I shouldnt have any problems finishing it by July when he's coming down for another visit.