Friday, 30 June 2017


Now i had made my country lanes i decided i needed some hedge rows to add ro the effect  (one day I'll stop making terrain). I wanted a super simple way to make them and luckily Lukes APS again came to the rescue. Following his video (which you can find here ) I bought some draught excluder, was a little concerned on the size so only bought 1 metres worth and green spray paint then I broke out some lolly pop sticks. The draught excluder is self adhesive which sounds great but caused me some problems.

Green spray paint and draught excluder

To make the hedges you simple cut a length of draught excluder to match the lollipop stick and using the self adhesive stick them together. I then spray painted them green. Then I had a slight issue

This happened every time!!!

As the draught excluder came rolled up it kept lifting at the edges ahhhh!!! So I had to glue the ends down and use the clamps from the pound land epoxy. That seemed to solve the problem.

The hedges were as I suspected a bit small, hence why I only bought a metres worth. Luke does another video on making hedges out of wire wool brillo type pads so I'll try those next.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

I need to pick up the blog pace!

Sorry it's been so long. Kids have had chicken pox and as ever work. Had an evening with the kids who fell asleep reasonably early so broke out the paint tray that has some 80% finished Test of Honour troops.  Also had undercoated my new Bolt Action British Snipers yesterday so I thought I would paint those as well and my model gunslinger from the last kick starter I backed.

First up finishing off the Test of Honour troops. Only needed a little bit more paint on them.

Then onto the snipers. Checking out the warlord website to see How they painted them for a bit of inspiration and there be a lot of green! !! (Which makes sense really! ) so I did my best and they don't look terrible!

Lastly was the gunslinger from a Icarus Miniatures. I'm planning on using this in Across the Dead Earth as a gang member who just walks around with a hand cannon (a desert eaglen or magnum type gun). He has the sharp shooter skill tree so hopefully he'll be handing out head shots soon ☺.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Country roads!

Another blog post following the I'm fine making but terrain but here's something else. I have roads and a river so decided i needed some country lanes / tracks were in order. I had seen a few videos in YouTube so had a few ideas but as I wanted quick and easy I distilled the ideas down to a basic idea.
First up cut out the shapes you want. I went for seven (that was what I could make from the nappy box I had pilfered) straights around 20cm long and 4 corner pieces. Nothing elaborate but enough to add to a game board. Then I glued lollipop sticks to the outer edges and middle. This is an easy way of creating the ruts caused by vehicles.

Next up was every terrain makers friend filler!! I applied a layer of filler over the top, the lollipop sticks creating the rut effect I was after.

2 different colours as I ran out of filler and had to buy more.  Once they were dry I started painting. Just Just basic brown and then dry brushing a couple of lighter browns on top.

As I mentioned quick and easy was what I'm aiming for.  I added flick and that's your lot all finished!

Above there are pics of the finished article.  Not bad as basic a country track / road  I don't think!!

Also my great friends went to the games expo in Birmingham last weekend and picks me up the new bolt action british snipers all in ghillie suits so can't wait to get them painted up!

Have a good one folks!!

Friday, 2 June 2017

A New Kick starter

I've come across a new kick starter I've decided to back. It's from the Dice Bag Lady at  bad squiddo games . She makes an awesome line of female wargaming models and animal models to!
This is kick starter is the second one and is called "Ghosts of Gaia Two: Reinforcements - 28mm Sci Fi female minis and here is the link. There are lots of pledge levels from individual models upwards. I'm after a group of gun toting bunnies  (yep you read that right!) I'll be honest I don't much about the company as I've only recently discovered it but the lady that runs it is super enthusiastic  (and a bit mad but in a good way!) Which is always good in this hobby. So go and check it out and why not back it! !!
Work and life have got in the way so I'm hoping to put filler on the bunkers this weekend!

Off eBay for £2

Also got these ammo boxes as some scenery for the bunker complex quite cheap of eBay.
Have a good un!