Sunday, October 31, 2021

Alien statue

This piece of scatter terrain was simple to make: a dollar-store action figure (Final Faction) glued atop a pill bottlecap. 
Painting was also straightforward: black primer and a couple of shades of purple heavily drybrushed, including some color-shifting purple to give it an otherworldly glow that's even more apparent in person.
It's a tall piece of scenery for D&DStargrave, Frostgrave, Song of Blades and Heroes, or pretty much any 28mm sci-fi or fantasy game.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Gaslands vehicles


Inspired by a Wyloch's Armory video from awhile back, I decided to put together a couple more cars for Gaslands.

First up is Learning To Fly, made from a metal Hot Wheels airplane crammed into the plastic body of a car that came with one of my Space Union sets. Unlike my previous frankencar, this was pretty straightforward: I just cut off the automobile's roof, sanded down the parts sticking up, removed the plane's propeller and wheels, and stuck it in there. 
I also glued two pairs of nails in the headlight holes to look like machine guns. I covered the canopy with the helmet from a dollar store action figure and painted and weathered the whole thing accordingly.
Then we have Walking On The Moon, a Matchbox NASA rover with the engine from another dollar store vehicle, and some plastic sprue to emulate the drive train going down to the wheels. 
Because I like the space agency emblems on this vehicle, I didn't want to do a lot of repainting or weathering--just a black wash to dirty it up some. 
And while there is a driver seat on top, you can still operate it from  inside the cabin--you can't tell from the photos, but I did put a driver figure in there.
I always enjoy making vehicles for this game--even if I don't know the next time I will have a chance to play. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Trashy town tutorial

My trashy buildings were easy to make, and other than waiting on paint to dry, didn't take very long to finish. And other than the cost of paint and glue, which I already had, it didn't cost me a cent. For those who are interested, I have some step-by-step photos of each building and a little commentary after the jump:

Monday, October 18, 2021

Some trashy buildings

Just like I did for some scatter terrain this summer, I created some buildings for Stargrave and other 28mm-scale skirmish games using trash and other bits bound for the landfill.
For the main structures, I used the plastic blister packaging from a couple of Starfinder spaceship sets, another large figure from WizKids, and a Q-tips box.
Just like with my previous terrain, I wanted bright colors instead of a grimdark look. 
And being a packrat who saves all sorts of interesting shapes from the recycling bin, I was able to put a decent amount of detail on these buildings.
While my gaming buddies all have plenty of sci-fi terrain, it's relaxing to put stuff like this together, and I enjoy flexing my creative muscles.
I can use these structures with the toy spaceship I repurposed for 28mm gaming as well.

I haven't had a chance to get these on the table for gaming yet, but I hope to do so in the near future.