Amid The Ruins – Part 1

When the Warcry boxset was released last summer it came with a large collection of terrain, enough to put together the ruined city streets in which the game is set. Despite the fact that I still have a lot of Underhive terrain needing to be painted as well I’d like to tackle this soon so that we can try out some games. Terrain isn’t something I’ve painted that much of however, especially outside of the 41st Millennium where I can lean on my love of rusted metal, so I decided to practice by finishing off a couple of half-painted buildings from the Azyrite Ruins set first.

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I challenged myself to get them done in short order and not get too bogged down in the detail of something which is, after all, primarily intended as a canvas upon which the real action will take place, whilst still producing something that I was happy with. Overall I’m pleased with how they turned out – I certainly learned a lot from them, so whenever I do get around to tackling the mean streets of Carngrad (which still won’t be right away unfortunately) I should be ready to go.

18 responses to “Amid The Ruins – Part 1

  • patmcf

    Nice mate ,I think I have learnt something seeing what you guys do.I was looking at a nice bit of terrain that EBay flashed up for me to think about ,Oh thought I ,that looks so good and the price is reasonable ,should I ! That’s when the alarm sounded ! no it’s not coming to you old boy nicely painted like that !

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I think you’re being unnecessarily harsh on yourself though, you did a fantastic job with that medieval castle – beats a lot of the terrain I’ve seen hands down 🙂

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Can’t ever remember seeing you post anything on scenery but I must say these pieces look terrific.

  • Alexis West

    Nice! Looks way better than my hastily drybrushed ruins.

    • Wudugast

      Ah now I doubt that very much – plus yours are done, mine are hardly even begun. 🙂

      • Alexis West

        I’m not just being modest here. The reason mine got done so much faster is that I did a sloppier job. I’m not saying mine are bad, but yours are significantly better.

        It is true tho that the best colour is “done” 😀

  • imperialrebelork

    Looks good man. Very clean though

    • Wudugast

      You mean to say you don’t keep your ruins clean? What kind of bloodthirsty barbarian cannibals are you?! In all seriousness that’s a fair point. I tried adding a bit of moss and staining around the bottom where the ruin meets the ground (see for example the lower part of the bricked up archway in the second photo – click on it for a bigger picture – that darker area at the bottom isn’t just a shadow cast by my big hairy head at the camera). It’s something I’d like to do a bit more with though so I might well come back to these once I’ve practiced on a few other pieces. Any tips – I know you’re a man for producing filthy terrain (and I mean that in the most positive way possible)? I’ve heard you can get some good effects by stippling on liquid greenstuff, so that’s something I might have a go with. I’m also hoping some of the Warcry pieces will be grubbier naturally because there’s a lot more metalwork on them which I can make nice and rusty (falling back firmly into my comfort zone of course).

  • Alex

    Nicely done mate, if a bit pristine… More blood & gunk needed methinks 😉

  • Pete S/ SP

    They look really nice- should be really pleased with them.



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