I carved up a few more rock formations and set to work painting them. For those just joining this adventure, here are my previous posts on my foam carving and terrain building (post 1, post 2 and post 3).
I'll let the picture tell the story.
A few people were asking about the painting. I am just using a mixture of cheap craft paint.
For some areas of the rocks I have added a bit more yellow and others areas bit more red to get a variation of rock colouring.
I glued bits of rock, gravel and dirt on to the flat areas and round the bases.
I broke bits of my slate up with pliers to get the sized rocks that I was after.
And here they are all dry sitting on my gaming mat.
A few gum trees...
Now with my palm trees too...
My big baobab trees seem to fit in okey.
At this point I was dying to play a small skirmish with my new rock terrain, so my good mate Muppet is heading over for a game later in the week. Rather than I full battle I wanted a little narrative based 'kill team' style scrap. I was thinking something like an episode of Sharpe. At that moment I thought "I should convert up a Sharpe model!" and I set to cutting up a metal commissar.
Head, left hand and right arm all gone.
Head from Victoria Miniatures, shotgun from Necromunda, left arm was the original.
I considered giving him a rifle, then a pistol, but finally I thought a shot gun suited his character well enough. It reminds me of a twin barrelled flintlock pistol and has the feel of the 'Nock Gun' that Sharpe used occupationally.
|twin barrelled flintlock pistol|
|Nock Volley Gun|
|An intimidating weapon|
Here he is all ready for painting.
So there you have it! Pop back later in the week for the report on 'Sharpe's Duty'. Will young Sharpe survive his first assignment? We'll all have to wait and see.