I've finished painting up my latest LOTR ruins made from Hirst Arts for battles in Osgiliath and Minas Tirrith.
but first, a little mini drama presented in 1 act to illustrate how this came to be:
Scene: Our hero (which is me) is driving home from work when his plans are cancelled due to reasons. Knowing that the his wife and 2 surviving children also have plans tonight, he calls her to tell her that instead of doing what he was gonna do he can now go with the family to their thing.
Wife speaks: "That's OK, you don't have to come, it's all gonna be moms and kids anyway, and you deserve a break. Why don't you stay home and do some painting or whatever."
Our Hero (again, which is me) replies: "Oh it's alright I can come (brief pause), but since you mention it I could get some painting done so I will stay home but let me know if you change your mind."
Turn phone off.
(No, I didn't really turn the phone off)
(and maybe the wife is really the hero of the story. Maybe.)
So unexpectedly I was able to finish the expected ruins.
I expect you'll like to see some pics...
Dry Brushing is Quick and Easy
Black primer spray paint.
Heavy dry brush dark grey
Medium dry brush grey
Super duper light dry brush white.
It’s so simple it’s Kinda hard to mess up but I still managed to do so in a few places.
However the terrain is very forgiving of small mistakes and overall; came out pretty darn alright if I do say so myself.
On to the pics!
|All 3 items painted!|
I really ought to get a nice place to photograph terrain besides the kitchen table.
|The Statue House|
|with the statue inside, naturally.|
That good old king what's his name.
I'm really please how this broken statue house came out. It's the smooth brick patterns that really make it stand out I think.
|The pretty piece of wall|
|Just a low wall, forms a corner so it can stand up.|
|Arches Arches Arches Everywhere.|
|the back is really nothing special.|
shame to end on this pic really.
All of the these terrain pieces use a variety of bricks from a minimum of 2 and some even 5 different molds and I think I'm starting to get a real knack of mixing and matching the bricks together to from unique terrain. It also just goes to show what an awesome system the Hirst Arts molds really are. All of them have been well worth the investment.
That's a Load Off My Hobby Table
My main concern for the up coming convention was getting these 3 terrain items done so it was a relief when they actually painted up really fast and easy, even somewhat ahead of schedule. It's still 2 weeks till the convention. Now I feel really prepared and all remaining things on the to-do list are pretty minor; like typing up the army lists and packing everything for transport.
And now that the terrain is done and the terrain making urge is out of my system (for now), I feel like it's time to return to the roots and start painting some miniatures again. Just have to decide what.
Thanks for reading.