12 October 2015

Road.... er, Bog Warrior?



I've left the simple cork roads sitting on the table for a bit now, and I think I'm getting used to them. I think I will just leave them as they are for now, make a few more, and keep going with other things. I can always add more detail to them later.

So, in terms of moving on to other things, the road looked like it needed more bogs around it. At some point I hope to work out a way to tie all of the little bogs together a bit.





I continue to procrastinate in regard to those Black Knights. I've made a rule for myself that I will not paint any more figures until they are done. That is why I now have a few road sections and more bogs (not painting figures!), and a few more miniatures prepped (not painted!) Joining the Life & Death Elementals is the Plague Elemental. It's the weak link in the otherwise outstanding Citadel Elemental series, in my opinion, but I'll see if I can do a better job painting it this time around. I just finished stripping the really old paint off of him. I finally managed to strip all the old paint off the Ral Partha Jabberwock as well.




4 comments:

  1. Those roads are looking nice. Possibly a few broken stones along the edges, or other way of showing what they are made of a little more clearly? I am sure that the ancient elven builders were masters of the art, but it has been a while since they left...

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  2. I am planning on including some "broken" sections in the next batch. I do like the idea of some loose (or clustered?) rubble as well. Good call.

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  3. Maybe some of the stones are missing (you cut out of the cork) and then there are weeds growing up through it

    could also have a sunken section, with bog in the middle?

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  4. Yes and yes!

    I tried staining the roads with a bit of ink/wash, but it turned out a bit more subtle than I would like. I'm also thinking about a few patches of flock. I've been trying to avoid too many fixed terrain pieces with large weeds, reeds, shrooms, etc. ALthough they work fine in skirmish games, they can be a hassle in larger battles. But I will probably work some small foliage creeping into the road.

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