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Awesome work as ever!My battle name is "El Antiguo Guardián". This is my "art" account.
I have all the fantasy armys more or less complete. Also, I´m doing a Fimir army and a Nippon one.
I have also some 40k and AoS armys.
I got a bit cocky because I felt the board to have a bit too chilly of a vibe. So I had to build a drying tunnel:
It's a nice inviting forest floor now:
And then I added a few warmer colors to the The Breach part as well and a tiny amount of static grass.
Oh, and a better image of the docks/start:
Fixed all the white parts on the grey, will do a check of the roofs tomorrow and add wash and an hour of making tufts should round it off very nicely. Then that's really the last bit I will do.
Tomorrow morning an update on the scatter terrain.
Let me share the 5 furthest along:
Grass bases, that low tech bottle from NOCH is a great grass applicator for static grass, also messy yet this one runs on muscle power.
I originally wanted to limit myself to 3 colors each and then decided sets would be better and then started to do weird combinations and yeah well ...
This whole project is a great example of what I call the layering principle of terrain making. You really can't take shortcuts when making terrain on this level.
Little Joe demonstrates in spectacular fashion that good terrain requires an engineering/planning phase, a thorough building phase, a multi-layer texturing phase, and a multiple-layer painting/weathering phase.
Without all of these steps properly rendered the terrain will have a look of incompleteness and flatness.
That is what I tell other gamers when they say that their own homemade terrain and or buildings or things like GW buildings kits look flat and lifeless. In nearly every case it's because they stopped at a base coat phase or stopped at some point. When they go back and add texturing and even just a single drybrush the whole thing comes to life and they are astonished.
There was this really cool guy at our local store who had built a bunch of 40k Space Marine stuff but frustrated that it was just all a blue lifeless color. I showed him a couple different light gray GW layer colors and told him to get one of those and then to get a cheap large flat brush.
I said just go home and practice drybrushing every single surface of his space marine army with the light gray.
I saw him afterwards and he was like a different gamer, totally excited about the hobby and totally thrilled that his army could look amazing. That one drybrush color over that blue truly transformed his models. He broke through a barrier that he didn't realize he could.
That is what I love most about this hobby. When you can show someone the simplest technique and watch how it takes their hobby to a level they didn't think was possible. Pretty awesome!There are many magic rings in the world Bilbo Baggins, and none of them should be used lightly!
Had to rush this morning, packing stuff for SPIEL took 2 hours. Nothing big forgotten I am sure.
Will post images later on when done for today.
Not able to upload images, will try again tomorrow, here is what I can show:
A few details on the board, actually it is most of the details.
Scatter terrain nr.6, an infernal dwarven hat information pillar telling you to buy more Öl, which because we are in Germany right now is oil, but in Sweden ... Just a bit of fun.