It's time for another terrain -related article, this time it's one of my personal favourites. The fountain can be used in almost any genre as they are present everywhere, and modelling streaming water was an interesting project. This article shows you phase by phase how the model was made, allowing you to create fountains and other water-filled elements of your own.
What fantasy (or medieval) roleplaying game wouldn't need a temple? Here's one I made to put adjecent to marketplaces and other convinient spots on the game table.
Base phases of the construction. The temple's main material is cardboard, pillars are semi-corrugated cardboard wrapped around pieces of wooden staff and stairs are foamcore with some filler/glue applied to them.
Here's a few pics from the model of my home farm in Asikkala where I grew up, to be a gift for my father. Above, you can see all but one of the buildings in the model. The models I've created before and given as a gift, now I'll create the terrain around and build it inside a glass -covered table.
In my fantasy roleplaying game sessions, I use mostly three kinds of terrain (gaming props used with miniatures, if you are not familiar with the term): As my main setting currently is Ptolus, which is an urban setting, I'm using City terrain (houses, marketplace items etc); the second type is tiled wall terrain (which can be used for built dungeons, in
If you want to create yourself cheap small-scale spaceships, you have two options available: Buy or find free papercraft starships, or scratchbuild them. This article shows you basics of scratchbuilding starships.
Materials and rules for scratchbuilding
1. Keep your eyes open; use anything, salvage things
I keep collecting few minis from here and there to improve my collections, and I try to keep an eye on all the new prepainted miniatures releases.
While browsing through old photos, I found a few modelling/WIP photos of perhaps the most popular content of this site - miniature -scale Scratchbuilt Star Wars starships collection. I uploaded them here and at the same time, separated WIP pics and tutorials from the original Star Wars scratchbuilt starship models post to reduce the size and put them here to create one separate WIP/tutorial post. And sorry for rss spamming - I needed to change the title more relevant.
There's one movie I'm waiting for this year - Iron Sky. From the makers of Star Wreck (which you can download for free - unlike SW, Iron Sky is a big budget movie), Iron Sky is the most expensive Finnish movie (no, doesn't look like anything Finnish you've seen before, it's a international film like Rare Exports, not anything like Kaurismäki's). The movie premiers in a few days in Berlin and is coming to Finnish theatres in april, and in other locations later.
When you are painting or creating miniatures, scratchbuilding terrain or designing papercraft gaming props, how much effort do you see? Are you going to make everything as detailed as possible, or are you fine with just something vaguely resembling you want it to resemble?