Amid The Ruins – Part 8

More scatter terrain is always useful so once again I’m working away at adding more odds and ends to populate any fantasy landscapes I end up playing games in. This time we have the entrance to some kind of underground vault or sewer, from which some dread beast will undoubtedly emerge to wreak havoc!

Warhammer Scatter Terrain Wudugast (1)Warhammer Scatter Terrain Wudugast (2)

Meanwhile a couple of bits of fallen rubble provides something for heroes and villains alike to scramble over or lurk behind.

Warhammer Scatter Terrain Wudugast (3)

Rubble Warhammer Wudugast AoS

Hang on a moment, this is just a base with no model on it! What are you about Wudugast?!

Warhammer Scatter Terrain Wudugast (6)

Well you see, I’ve had this base sitting around for ages. I think it came with a Stormcast Eternal, probably one from Warhammer Underworlds (I’m sure I could check but let’s not get sidetracked). I thought the big chunk of fallen statue looked cool, but also that it was too big and so drew the eye away from the miniature so I kept it aside. I had planned to use it in a piece of terrain but again I never found anything quite right. Then it occurred to me to just paint it up “as is” and use it as an objective marker – defend/defile the fallen statue of the long dead hero – and so that’s what I did. 

Another quick and straightforward one, and another fallen statue, is this Dwarven hero, taken from the Stone Trolls (or whatever they’re called these days). 

Dwarven Statue 1Dwarven Statue 2

Another handy bridge for those averse to death defying leaps. 

Warhammer Scatter Terrain Wudugast (7)

Every heroic adventurer likes to talk tall about the nobility of his quests but really most of them are just looking to rescue a damsel with an impressive chest. In this case the damsel is absent but hopefully the chance to get their hands on these two large chests will make up for it. 

Big Chests Wudugast Warhammer

Lastly we have a small ruin to add to my collection. I should have enough for a small ruined town by now! 

Warhammer Scatter Terrain Wudugast (5)Warhammer Scatter Terrain Wudugast (4)

I do have another, much larger ruin, which has been waiting for paint for far longer than it should have so I’ll aim to make that my next terrain project. 


20 responses to “Amid The Ruins – Part 8

  • Alex

    Good stuff mate – all useful additions 🤘

  • mcmattila

    Yep, very nice paintjobs once again! So you have any game mats or boards? Would love to see some cool “cinematic” shots of the terrain pieces in action.

    That base with the statue head is indeed from Underworlds, from the original starter set. Steelheart’s Champions to be exact. Did you ever paint the models? I have a faint recollection of seeing Angharad, the OG lady SCE, but might be mistaken..

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I think I need to invest in some game mats, I’ve got various boards that came with GW boxed games which are nice enough but I’ve always planned to build a proper game board but never had the space. At any rate setting up some cinematic shots sounds like a top idea, I’ll try to do it soon.

      Well identified on the base! I did indeed paint Angharad back in February. The guy with the big two-handed hammer is on the desk at the moment, but I want to make some tweaks to Steelheart himself and I’ve not been feeling very inspired on that front lately – expect to see him sooner or later though.

  • Faust

    All looking very good! Is it terrain week or something, haha! The stone looks nice and clean and I really like those chests. Yes, I always enjoy your metal work! On the last one, my inclination would have been to paint the column parts a different color, but then I saw that you decorated the designs to the side of them. So emphasizing the columns would have likely made it too busy. Oh yea, the sewer entrance bit is a really nice piece and could make for the start of an interesting story too!

    • theimperfectmodeller

      Very nice work on the various terrain pieces. Never as exciting as painring a figure but done well, as these indeed are, they make any figure positioned along side look even better. 🙂

      • Faust

        Thank you TIM! After making the post I did happen to think about adding another mini in there. Something to consider for future posts!

      • Wudugast

        Cheers mate! Exactly, terrain – in my view – should be a canvass that sets the scene, but doesn’t crowd out the miniatures which should remain the focal point. It’s much like in a painting where the subject is crisp and highly detailed whilst the landscape behind them is slightly more rough and impressionistic, or a photograph which pulls the eye onto the subject and leaves the background in soft-focus. That’s not to say terrain should be badly done, far from it, but if it’s overdone it risks swamping the models. (As an aside I would argue that this is only true of wargaming terrain, dioramas deserve perfection in all areas because the whole piece is really one big model and the buildings, trees and so on are as much a part of the story that is being set out as the characters – something you ably demonstrate on a regular basis!).

    • Wudugast

      Terrain week? Must be – all the cool kids are doing it after all! 🙂 Glad you like them and we had the exact same thought process with the columns on the final ruin (plus, I’m lazy…).

  • Pete S/ SP

    Nice little bits.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Kuribo

    These all look great, mate! I know some people really enjoy terrain but for me, the joy is having stuff done and ready to use. Knocking out so many versatile pieces had to feel good! 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thanks man! For me terrain is something I have to be in the mood for, sometimes it doesn’t appeal at all and sometimes it’s exactly what I need. 😀

      • Kuribo

        This is very relatable for me. I wish I had the terrain bug sometimes but I find I have to do exactly what you describe instead 🙂

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    All really nice! 🙂 I do like those chests!

  • Brandon

    Is that underground vault a GW piece from a boxed set. And is the bridge custom? Great work as always.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! The vault is from one of the Warcry sets, pretty sure it was in Catacombs. Not sure if it was ever released separately. Likewise the bridge, it was from the original Warcry starter (although I’m pretty sure it’s been included in several of the subsequent sets – I’ve got a few of them knocking around now). I’ve made scratch-made similar bridges a few times over the years but, lazy/busy as I am, it’s quite nice to have a few that I can just clip off the sprue and get to work on without too much thought.

  • Mikko

    Great looking stuff yet again! The obvious suggestion here is that the base with the statue head simply features an invisible character – good old “Frodo with the Ring” stuff 😀

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! That’s right, it’s the base for my diorama of Frodo piloting a Tau stealth suit unaware that a ninja is about to leap out at him from behind a big crowd of ghosts! 😀

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