Amid The Ruins – Part 7

I do try not to use this blog as a platform to moan about how busy work and “real life” is at the moment, especially because I’m lucky enough to really enjoy my job and generally have a good life. That said it is bloody busy right now! Anyway I’ve been struggling to find the time to tackle the number of miniature’s projects that I’d like to and when I have found time to paint over the last couple of months I’ve often lacked the focus or energy for anything complicated. Terrain, of course, is the perfect antidote for this – being suitably quick and dirty to do with the big brushes, lots of washes and copious drybrushing.

As it happens I also have a number of odds and ends from the Warcry starter set kicking around so these were the obvious target for my efforts. To begin with I had three barricades, one small…

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…one medium….

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…and one large.

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Then we have a wooden bridge for those gaps even a blood-maddened Chaos warrior isn’t prepared to jump.

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I also found a chunk of rubble which I painted up at the same time.

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Then there are these two wells. Given that this is the Eightpoints, a war torn Chaos infested landscape, I decided to make these as unappealing to drink out of as possible. Even if Nurgle hasn’t been spreading his influence you’d have to be pretty desperate to try this water – then again desperate is exactly what most people in the Eightpoints are.

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Hopefully by the time we’re into August things will be a bit quieter and more relaxed and I’ll have more time to break out the brushes. In the meantime I have found a bit of time for kitbashing some new models so I’ll try to get some pictures of those up soon.


20 responses to “Amid The Ruins – Part 7

  • Alex

    It’s great to crack on with little mini projects like this during busy times – a different kind of productive πŸ™‚

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Excellent stuff and some very nice pieces on display there. It may not be your modelling of preference right now but it’s progress and the gaming table wouldn’t look the same without some exquisite terrain on it. πŸ™‚

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, it’s nice, lazy hobbying but there’s nothing wrong with that from time to time – and as you so rightly suggest a game without decent terrain is really only half a game.

  • mcmattila

    Looks great, no matter how much or how little effort was spent on them! You’ve been very successful at making the pieces look organic with the green mossy bits, not just uniform gray/brown.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Looking good for minimal effort is surely the hobby sweetspot (or at least, it is for me at the moment). Glad you like the green mossy bits, to my eye they really help sell the pieces as long lost ruins.

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    All very nice! πŸ™‚ I do like those barricades!

  • Pete S/ SP

    Nice bits of scatter terrain there- they should dress up a table very nicely./

    Cheers,

    Pete.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I’ve got one more big building to tackle from the first boxset, then I’ll try to get some pictures of the whole board, it’s starting to look like a ruined township.Β 

  • Kuribo

    As someone who hasn’t shied away from having a good moan (if not throwing his toys out the pram!), I say go for it, mate! The terrain came out nicely and it is pretty versatile. Some of those pieces are clearly for a fantasy setting but some could fit into a chaos cultist camp in 40k or something similar. I hope things settle down and you get more painting in soon!

    • Wudugast

      Nothing wrong with the occasional whinge from time to time is there? πŸ˜€ I do enjoy my job but towards the end of July I start to feel that you can have too much of a good thing. Between being on the road a lot and having to camp to access work sites, working through weekends, doing lots of dawn/dusk surveys (and we’re far enough north that dusk is about midnight, and dawn around 4am), etc etc I’m starting to forget what the inside of my own house looks like. Like I say I’m not moaning too much, I love my job and I’d be going bonkers if I was stuck indoors in lockdown like most of this country has been but a day off would be really nice round about now! Things will be quieter in August though… just got to keep going… almost… there…

      Anyway, returning to more important matters (miniatures!) – glad you like the terrain, a well decorated board is crucial to a game I reckon. I hadn’t really thought about it until now but they’d be perfect for a feral world in 40k as well, and a fair number of other settings too.

      • Kuribo

        Having to travel and not being home would drive me crazy. Its funny how that works! πŸ™‚ With that said, I totally understand and I hope that things settle down for you soon. And you can blame Azazel for my terrain ideas, he has convinced me over the years that versatility is key with terrain and minis. He can find multiple uses for seemingly anything and I guess I’m starting to do that too! πŸ˜€

  • patmcf

    Hey mate sorry to hear that you are flat out makes me feel guilty winging abut the rain and being locked down ! Shit I’m lucky lucky I don’t have to stand in that cold warehouse any more.
    I’m amazed you feel doing terrain is easy, heavens its my Achilles heel, I have four small pillars to do and what happens ,I avoid doing them by painting 135 bloody horses!! Ha Ha ! Hang in there mate!

    • Wudugast

      Ah, I don’t mind it really, although a day off or two wouldn’t go amiss. Just a few more days to go though, then August will be quieter and we’ll have the chance to catch our breath. At least I’m out and about, being stuck in a warehouse sounds grim to me!

      Funnily enough I have a real mental block about horses, there are few things more guaranteed to make me shove a model to the back of the desk and decide to leave it for another day. Good luck with the pillars!

      • patmcf

        Bloody hell you right it’s nearly August 😳, yeah the last ten years of my career, weird though having had thirty different jobs in fifty eight years it was the only one I stuck to 🧐, off course it was pretty easy and I new i was coming to the end of my working career so why bother changing , and hey I was the only male in the business πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜….

      • Wudugast

        When I was a lad at school a pal of mine worked in a restaurant after school and always described his job as “head waiter”. He was the most junior person working there, I think there were rats in the bins that could give him orders, but as he pointed out he was the only male on the team – he may have been outranked by every waitress but he was still the most senior waiter. πŸ˜€

      • patmcf

        πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…!

  • Argentbadger

    Good work sorting out some terrain. I recently came to the realisation that I wasn’t going to get round to the MCP stuff so I outsourced it to a friend in exchange for some beers.

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