Thursday, April 19, 2012

Making camp

I came across one of those wooden road signs online and once more at the local gaming store earlier this week and thought to myself: I can make something like that myself at a fraction of the cost!

So I cut a few strips of balsa wood and glued them together, then stuck the end into a blob of putty on a washer.

When the putty has set, I glued my usual base mix on.

Since I also found a camp-fire scenic piece in the LOTR sprues wahj gave me, I thought I would make a whole camp set-up since I had a few resin tents from... I can't remember whom or where. Unfortunately, the resin didn't react well with my spray primer...

So I decided to use the Saxon tent template I featured on one of my previous posts instead. I manage to fit six of them on an A4 sheet of card (although I did lose one during the gluing process...).

A bit of white glue along the spine, a coat of off-white paint, a wash of Devlan Mud, and they are ready for the table. I kept the tents plain so they are generic enough for dwarves and men alike. Not too shabby for an afternoon's work, even if I do say so myself.


Rodger said...

None too shabby at all. Very nice work.

Anonymous said...

looks good! always nice to have elements that broadens the range of scenarios we can use!


Sean said...

Not bad at all. Though this is the first I've heard of these tents.

captain arjun said...

Renedra just released their version of the Saxon tents; if I have known about it before I made mine, I may have gotten them instead.