A lot of wood

Here is the first batch of painted stuff from minimonsters.eu. These are small and big barrels accompanied by outhouse. A lot of wood with steel elements. As for the wood color I airbrushed elements with flesh tone and when it dried I applied dark brown wash followed by drybrush of light flesh color. Then I emphasized highlights with precise brush. When necessary I applied wood grain texture with thin dark lines, like on small barrels that had no sculpted wood texture.







Here is picture of painted items with 28mm miniature (RedBox Games as usually) to give you idea of scale.

Accessories

Something from minimonsters.eu

Recently I purchased few resin diorama items from Polish manufacturer minimonsters.eu. I would like to share with you my impression about them. Here is what I bought:
– Cottage
– Outhouse
– Wooden barrels
– Big wooden barrels
– Vases

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The items are made in 28 mm scale. Each set is packed in a small bag with label. The casts made of light grey resin are really good and I didn’t notice any bigger air bubbles or substancial mould lines. Let’s look closer at each set.

Cottage
The set contains 13 pieces that allow to assemble one building with following dimensions: 105 mm (height), 14 mm (lenght), 100 mm (width). The pieces are not bent and there should be no problems with the assembly. The doors are cast as one piece with the walls, so if anyone wants to make them openable, it should require some work. There are no details on the inside parts of the house (there in no floor either), so if you want an interior, you should do it yourself. This a different approach than for example in Tabletop World buildings (which have interior), although they are about 30% more expensive than those from minimonsters.eu. You should decide yourself whether you will use house interiors durring wargaming sessions or no.

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Outhouse
This little building has dimensions: 50 mm (height), 35 mm (lenght), 35 mm (width). The set contains 5 parts (4 walls and roof). Again – the parts are straight and fit together well. There is no interior either, but I will not complain this time. I’m not going to put any figure inside, although technically speaking there is room for one 28-32mm miniature 🙂

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Wooden barrels
Set contains 6 resin barrels 19 mm high, cast as one piece each.

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Big wooden barrels
Set contains 5 resin barrels 23 mm high, cast as two pieces each (barrel and cover).

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Vases
Set contains 6 unique resin vases 18-24 mm high, cast as one piece each.

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Overall I think that the items from minimonsters.eu are worth their price and should make nice diorama or battlefield addition. Soon I will paint them and show you finished pieces, so stay tuned.

Ancient columns

I continue to paint fantasy terrain accessories. This time I finished 3 resin columns from Secret Weapon Miniatures. Two of them are made as whole and one is in pieces. Thanks to airbrush, it was a fast painjob. After preshading I painted shadows with inks and highlighted the edges. In the end I could not resist to paint some cracks on them to break plain surfaces.

Wolves

Here is a picture with 28mm miniatures for scale:

Wolves
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Fantasy terrain stuff

Here is something for fantasy gaming – resin walls from Ristuls Extraordinary Market that I bought some time ago. They’re part of their Old Stone Wall Terrain set. IMHO the walls could be a little higher, but overall they’re OK. Painted fast and easy way: base + wash + drybrush, but the effect seems enough for the stuff that is just a background for your minis 🙂

I’m rather poor photographer, so here are pics on white background and in more “natural” surrounding (game mat).

WallsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Walls

I also painted medieaval/fantasy shed made of resin (2 pieces – base with walls and roof). I don’t know the manufacturer – I bought it from second hand already primed. It had quite many air bubbles to fill, but once I did that, the painting was easy part. I used yellow and brown tones, suitable for wood and hay. After painting I put some static grass and various trash to make it look more natural.

Shed
Shed
Shed
Shed

The miniatures shown for scale are Red Box Games ones – they are closest to 28mm scale.

It was quite a fun painting something different than usual.

SF terrain stuff

Sometimes when you don’t have mood for painting figures, you can always paint some terrain accessories. This is how I did recently.
These terrain accessories are for Infinity, although they can fit any SF game.
The small boxes are made from spare elements that are left from resin models. After cutting and sanding they can be used as objective markers and gain second life. The larger container is made from Games Workshop WH40K imperal buildings floor (hence this skull) and plasticard.

Infinity containers
Infinity containers

These 2 cubic containers are made from laser cut 3mm HDF board (I don’t know the manufacturer). I enjoyed painting all those scratches and rust leaks 🙂

Infinity containers
Infinity containers

More Infinity terrain will come soon.