Sunday, 22 March 2020

Rangers of Shadow Deep - Terrain - Cottage Variants - Finished

I have managed to complete another two cottages or huts with slightly different techniques.

The first technique was to use foamboard which is easier if you have a glue gun with a lower setting allowing you time to work with the assembly before drying.

The next technique was to use other materials which could be glued with white glue, cardboard and some wall crack filler for the walls  and foamboard for the roof, door, windows and floor.

I cut out the cardboard to size and used white glue to attach the corner posts, once this was done I glued all the pieces together including the floor.

I then used the filler to cover the walls and before it dried I placed the doors and windows in the respective positions.

I did the one roof tiled and to get this effect you need to cut out some card squares and glue in the tile pattern, very simple and easy.

Once everything dried I painted it in the same colour scheme as before with the exception of the doors.

Tiled roof Varient

My little Rangers of Shadow Deep Terrain collection is growing.


Saturday, 2 November 2019

Rangers of Shadow Deep - Terrain - Cottage - Finished


Well the cottage or hut is finally finished.

The plan was to apply a final sponge coat of Karak Stone and then paint in the doors and windows to finish the piece off which is what I did. The door was finished in green and the windows as well. I also drybrushed the straw roof a bit more to add in more conntrast.

Overall it didnt come out to badly.

Now for the other five buildings for the first scenario.


Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Rangers of Shadow Deep - Terrain - Cottage - WIP3

I want the paint scheme to be fairly muted so mostly brown and dark yellow and stone colours.

I started off with painting the entire outside dark brown.

The roof was painted next with Baloc Brown-that's as far as I got with that. The plan is to apply a wash and then a final dry brush of a Bone colour.

The wall sections were next painted with Graveyard Earth followed by a sponge applied Steel Legion Drab and then Tallarn Sand. The plan is to apply a final sponge coat of Karak Stone and then paint in the doors and windows to finish the piece off.

Stay tuned.


Saturday, 28 September 2019

Rangers of Shadow Deep - Terrain - Cottage - WIP2

The next step in my build is to assemble the cottage. My plan is to use hot glue for the wall sections and then PVA glue for the roof.

Unfortunately there are not many pictures to show the steps as the hot glue provided absolutely no time in between assembling the walls to take any.

Above an below are pictures of the roof, I decided to use an old washcloth to resemble thatch of some kind and here things at least went well. I cut the washcloth into lengths and soaked them in PVA glue then stuck them on, easy and no fuss.

Getting back to the wall sections though which was anything but easy, using hot glue was a nightmare for me, my glue gun gets very hot and provides no control of the amount of glue which comes out and together with the short time before it cools means getting the walls to line up and make any adjustments if there is an issue is a nightmare. The joints also have excess hot glue which shows through and hampers alignment but it is still a playable piece of terrain.

After all is said and done the cottage is assembled but with serious lessons learnt banked in the hobby kitty.

Next it's time to paint the roof and outside.

Stay tuned.


Thursday, 29 August 2019

Rangers of Shadow Deep - Terrain - Cottage - WIP

After a long struggle I have managed to get some free time and hobby motivation together and have started on my long promised cottage build for Rangers of Shadow Deep or any Fantasy type game, you could probably even use it in a modern setting as well.

I am building the cottage out of foam board and this is my first time using these materials. I peeled off the paper and then cut out the floor, walls and roof pieces, then I used a pencil to draw the wooden planks, windows and doors onto the various pieces.

I then painted the pieces black, I did not use spray primer as I didn't want to melt the foam.

I then painted the inside of pieces with Rhinox Hide and drybrushed afterwards with layers of Bestial Brown, Mournfang Brown and then Balor Brown waiting for each layer to dry before applying the next. I then washed the pieces with a dark brown wash. Next I paintedt the window frames and front door in Dark Angels Green followed by a drybrush of Knarloc Green.The glass window panes were painted with Mordian Blue and a highlight of Ultramarines Blue in the corners.

When I looked at the now dry pieces I noticed that the wash was not working the way I anticipated, I used a Valejo Oiled Earth wash which is for vehicles but I thought it would be good for the interior for that smoke darkened look but alas it was not, it was too light and so I applied another wash of 50/50 black/brown wash from GW and that worked although the pieces are now a bit darker than I wanted.

Stay tuned to see how the pieces fit together in the next post.


Sunday, 17 March 2019