Friday, 14 March 2014

Pirate scenery!

So, as part of the pirate project, I have been making some terrain pieces.

2 islands with the fort (more on this later)

Some rocks, sailors beware!

Some deathly sirens ready to lure ships onto the rocks.

And the next pieces is a labour of love. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The fort was mostly inspired by my recent gaming habits (namely assassins creed: black flag). After lots of looking and thinking, I scaled back my initial ambitions to a more realistic project for my skills. I started with some pretty raw materials: some plastic rods, a plasticard base, some shot glasses from a recent stag do and some good old monopoly houses amongst other things.

 Next came the most time consuming part - I slathered the lot in polyfilla to get a more coherent and textured look. I cut out and stuck on a door frame - it took me a while to realise there was no entrance! At this point I also stuck cannon ports onto the turrets.

Next step was to stick down the sand and monopoly houses (I textured the roofs with liquid green stuff). 

After a white spray, it was time to lay down a basecoat.

Some drybrusing later and... almost done.

Finally, the static grass and clumps of bushes were added to complete it!

Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Black Sails Ahoy!

So, a while back, some friends and I attended Salute (UK) and one of our purchases happened to be some pieces of eight ships from Peter Pig. I finally got round to painting mine as well as some terrain and various monsters. I'm currently putting the polish on a set of rules I'm working on, but without further ado, here are some of the ships I've been working on! I have tried to go for a more 'legendary pirates' feel more than historical accuracy. There models have been great fun to paint, a good balance between detail and simplicity!
A brigantine


Large Merchantman - The Black Caesar 


Converted Leviathan! 

And a few of them in action on my sea boards!