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Blog NIGHTBRINGER's Terrain & Warhammer Woodworking Projects

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by NIGHTBRINGER, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Jorgik
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    Really cool!
     
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  2. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Thank you! :)
     
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  3. Chicken Lips
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    Wow! That's a great idea! Looks amazing!
     
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  4. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Thanks... I'm slowly building up my battlefield.
     
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  5. Kyro'zek
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    Wow Nightbringer! Scrolled through your thread and your work is incredible! Looking foreword to seeing your future work. :)
     
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  6. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Thanks @Kyro'zek . :):):) It's great to hear that my work is so very well received!
     
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  7. Warden
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    Looks great! Very good looking centerpiece!
     
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  8. Bowser
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    The idol looks incredible! There's so many great little details at the base that just elevated this to an amazing piece.
     
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    Thank you! The funny thing is that I don't even play Orcs & Goblins, but seeing as the idol of Gork/Mork is a standard 8th edition terrain piece, I thought I'd give it a go! :)
    Awesome... I'm glad you like it. Painting up all the little weapons was probably the most time consuming portion of the project. I tried to make the base as varied as possible in terms of weapons as well as the addition of different types of flock, stack grass tuffs, clump foliage, green stuff mushrooms, rocks, course sand and filler.

    Thanks everyone for the all kind words! :)
     
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  10. pendrake
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    Can/could you make a Lizardman version of this?

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    The red part would be a Slann mask-face and the pillar behind it would be more of a regular construction instead of a rough-hewn rock. Different color scheme, obviously.
     
  11. NIGHTBRINGER
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    I most definitely could. It's an interesting idea... I shall have to add it to my long (and ever growing) list of projects! :)
     
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  12. tom ndege
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    So why are you writing so much text? Type Y.E.S and get going! ;):p:D
    *joking over*
    Seriously... I hope we get to see all the projects on that list! Always a pleasure to see what you created/are creating!
     
  13. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Hahaha. I must say that you guys are all so inspirational and motivating. I can sometimes be quite the skeptic of my own work; your words of encouragement mean a lot! :):):)
     
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    Looks like I haven't touched this thread in a while (the burdens of maintaining the "Just for laughs" thread I suppose... that's my excuse anyways ;)). Not much of an update, but I recently was experimenting with a different material with which to make terrain landscape with. The following is a small test piece I made, and while not a terrain piece in and of itself, it provides a glimpse at the effect that can be achieved. The happy little marauder painted by @Mrs. NIGHTBRINGER is just hanging around!

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    I painted this one up in desert colours, as a secondary test of my cheapo paints in creating Tomb Kings terrain. The effect is supposed to resemble dried cracked earth. It's not fully accurate because the raised areas are the lighter thin lines you see and the sunken in areas are the darker sections (I think it would work better if it was the opposite). I think this technique could also yield an interesting take on creating ice if blues & whites were applied instead of browns & yellows.

    Thoughts, criticisms and general hijinxs are always welcome. :cool:
     
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  15. Crowsfoot
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    It looks really good, can it be made on a thinner board?
     
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    Thank you. This one is mounted on 1/4" plywood but it could easily be mounted on something thinner.

    I usually mount my terrain on wood of about 1/4" thickness because it is readily available, rigid and strong. Plus I sort of like the look of it because I feel that a terrain piece's "base" should be thicker than a models base because it has a much larger foot print. That said, I'm aware that I am definitely in the minority. I do have a bunch of 1/8" thick acrylic which could be utilized just as easily. Since this was a test piece, I didn't pay much attention to the angle of the bevel, but it could easily be sanded down to create a more gradual inclination effect.


    The material I used for this piece is the plastic covering that you see on cheap fluorescent office lights. It's made of very thin plastic and has the pattern you see imprinted upon it. I then glued that directly to the wood. I came across the stuff while doing renovations in my house, the previous owner had left it behind.

    Thanks for the comments! :)
     
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    Excellent I asked if it could be thinner to use as model bases maybe, looks great anyhow.
     
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    You could definitely mount it on a model's base... and it would be very cheap too. I only have like two panels and even that would be enough to complete an entire army.

    It can be a bit finicky to cut. I tried cutting it on the scrollsaw at first and it splintered along the cutting edge. Once I mounted it on the wood however, cutting it was a breeze. I think a really sharp pair of scissors might do the trick if you wanted to cut it without mounting it first.
     
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  19. Chicken Lips
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    I think it looks great and can easily be used to represent a sand dune (aka. hill). I really like the effect as is. Looks more like sifting sands rather than cracked earth.

    Can you show a picture of the plastic material before you attach it to the board?

    And is that a pressed particle board? From the pic, it doesn't look like plywood to me. Huh.

    Also, did you paint it and if so, what paints did you use?

    I think that the board you attached it to could use a bit more sanding for a smoother incline, but if you are going to go that far, then you could also us a thicker board if you wanted to in order to make more of a "hill" or "dune" effect. Great work! I really like this project! Simple with great effect and good use in game.
     
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  20. pendrake
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    @NIGHTBRINGER I have used that material (the pattern is called "Cracked Ice") to make frozen ponds. I can confirm it does an OUTSTANDING job when used to make frosty terrain.

    Would I be hijacking your thread if I went and dug up pix and posted them in this thread?
     
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