Christmas Diorama 2016 – Finished

Only 4 days left for Christmas (in Denmark we celebrate Christmas/Jul the 24th) Here is the final result of the Diorama!

Santa’s facial expression perfectly matches the situation and we are very proud of our Diorama!

We learned one thing this year though, and that’s the walls. We used a thick plaster on styro and it ended up looking a bit too messy. Next time we will file down the layer and make it much more smooth, especially when using colours on the walls. It looks great in our lighted vitrine however, and will stay there all year (every day is like Christmas in our home!)

This has been our second Christmas Diorama and we plan on making a new one each year! Next year it’s either the Frog Christmas or the Spooky Diorama (with a creepy santa!)

Food Supplies Terrain from Ristul’s Market

I’m a huge fan of Ristul’s Extraordinary Market and their unique and quirky minis (as I have mentioned before!) and I recently decided to paint their Food Supplies Terrain. The set looks really great and in my opinion, outshines the Tabletop World Grocery set, which looks great on the table and when setting up a quick market place, but the scale is more of 32-35mm than 25-28mm that I use with my miniatures. There is also lot of customization in Ristul’s since you can combine it with the Food Supplies Basing Kit, and make your own unique Market Stands :-)

Ristuls Groceries

It takes quite a lot of time to paint, but the result is beautiful! And I’m really honored that Radek from Ristul’s chose to use it as main product picture! And coincidentally their top seller :-D

I’m halfway through their Road Signs that are going to fit right into my Mordheim table!

Christmas Diorama 2016 – WIP #5

Almost finished with the Christmas Diorama! Well it is actually finished, but we need to snap the last photos of it! It looks great!

But here is one of the last things I’ve painted for the Diorama, the Christmas Elf Mistress (Mrs. Claus’ friend) Added a few photos below! Stay tuned for a final post about the finished Diorama!

Christmas Diorama 2016 – WIP #4

Once again my husband and me have made more progress on the Christmas Diorama – Click here to see the entire project

Below you can see a couple of pictures from the latest project update. As mentioned on the Projects page, we’re almost done with the full diorama now, we just need to add the final touches and of course post the progress pictures here!

 

Tabletop World’s Townhouse III – Spooky House Edition!

As mentioned in a previous post I wanted to make my own version of a spooky house. I was inspired by an old Ravensburger boardgame (one I had as a kid) and since I have 2 of Townhouse 3 lying around I figured it was worth an experiment :-D

Tabeletop World - Spooky House

The trees are 4 Ground’s Mature Fir Trees which has been put to good use for our sessions. The dead tree is from Tabletop World. The cute log pile is from Ristul’s.

I painted it mostly in dark brown colours starting with Muddy Soil from Reaper paints and highlighting my way up to Dark Shadow and Brown Sand. The reds are Clotted Red and highlighted with Mahogany Brown also from Reaper. My husband added some moss tufts in recesses of the roof.

Here are a few more pictures. I included the Mordheim Witch to the pictures as she fits right in! Which/Witch :) reminds me that I need to put her up on the blog with her own post!

Mordheim Terrain: Ruined Streets

We are still in the process of expanding our Mordheim terrain, and at some point it would be nice to only make use of ruins and not normal houses. We have finished quite a few ruins lately but to make it even more gloomy we also made some street terrain!

Ruined Streets

The pieces are made of a plastic card bottoms based with various old weapons, debris, Games Workshop Terrain pieces, skulls and small bricks. We even stuffed the cavalry base from Ludwig Schwartzhelm into the road sign piece. (Which is decorated with names of Middenheim street names)

Here are some more pictures:

They look great on the gaming board along with all the other ruins and warepiles!

Advertising Pillar!

As I mentioned in my Notice Board post, I also made an advertising pillar using a lot of posters either found online or self-made. The Advertising pillar is from Thomarillion and it has a really good size with loads of space for posters.

donald duck billposterI used Vallejo Satin Varnish on both sides of the paper posters like old time posters! Though a lot more succesful than Donald Duck’s attempt with soup can advertisements!
I simply added layer after layer of small posters, and I’m pretty sure there are shortcuts to this such as full printed sides, but this just gives it such an authentic look!
I actually made two of these as one of them was for my pre-painted section a while ago. It sold the same day :-)

It looks great on our Mordheim table as a terrain piece!

Here is the Pillar shown from one its sides :-)

Advertising Pillar

Most of the posters on this side of the pillar is made up of posters from the internet and our cool Ulli & Marquand Wanted posters. The wanted poster is Geralt of Rivia from the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings!

I made a link in another post with some of the cool posters I used for my Notice Board Poster. Check it out :-)

The Old Timbered House from Tabletop World

I recently posted pictures of the old Merchant’s House and I remembered I was still missing this old timbered house from Tabletop World.

The house is long out of production as it was one of those assembly kits with tons of small bits you had to glue on yourself, including the infamous roof sections, which was madness to both assemble and making the roof suitable for easy access to the full furnished interior.

I am really proud of the result despite painting it years ago. Just like the Merchant’s House, I have never used the interior for gaming sessions.

Timbered House 1

Added some trees and some of my warepiles for the picture aswell as the cute pile of logs from Ristul’s Extraordinary Market’s Bonfire Set. I can highly recommend everything from their miniature range!

More pictures of the exterior including a noble citizen!

It was a bit hard capturing the mood inside the building as it is really hard to get a decent camera position, but here is a good view into the cottage!

Timbered House Interior

Phew, still missing quite a few buildings from my Tabletop World collection. Let’s see if I can take some pictures of my newly finished Town Gate sometime soon :-)

Posters for Notice Boards!

I’ve received several mails and comments about the posters I used for the Message/ Notice Board, and I have made a PDF file with all the posters in various shapes and colour shades. Sometimes it just fits better with a pale neutral poster when I put them on buildings and such :)

Download Here – It’s a really BIG file in high resolution. (15 mb) so have patience!

Here is one we used as hand-outs for our RPG sessions. My husband is the GM and made the poster from an old softcover book.
We originally intended to use it for the old collector miniature Ulli & Marquand’s Wanted Poster Sign, but we ended up with another idea. Reminds me that I need to get that up on the blog some time :-P

Here is the Message Board in its full glory as shown on the Original Post

Notice Board

I used a small decal scissors for the cut-outs and something called Alles-kleber (which I assume is normal hobby glue) and very carefully glued the posters on the wooden frame :-)

Outhouse from Stronghold Terrain

I already have a lot of terrain for villages and such, but I totally fell for this outhouse from Stronghold Terrain.

I bought the one with the dude… discharging while picking his nose! So funny!
The roof is not attached (for sneak peaks) and the door can be closed if it needs to look unoccupied!

The toilet is also great for Mordheim! We even used it as a joke for the “treasure in the well” loot :-P