Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wall Terrain (Pigasus Base) Finished

Here's the finished piece; the one that I showed the beginnings of in my last blog post.

This is intended to look like a shoddy Bretonnian peasant-built wall. I also wanted it to look like it had been standing for a long while.
You can see the little hole on top of it where the Pigasus' back hoof will get pinned to the top of the wall.
I'm really glad that I stuck with this project, as it turned out better than I thought it would. I wasn't really enthused by it after it was assembled. It turns out that a decent coat of paint can really turn a project around!

As I said in the first post, it's built on a standard 40mm square base.
It was nice to work on something really enjoyable, and it has helped with my hobby motivation to do something really fun.
 Total time to build and paint this was 3 hours 53 minutes.

The basing strategy matches my Orctonnian models exactly. There's static grass that I drybrushed yellow once its glue was dry. There's longer tufts of yellow grass. Lastly, there's the leaves scattered about. The moss on the wall is some really old base flock that I had chillin' in the terrain components box.

That's it for now. I'd like some feedback on this. Does it seem worthy of being a proper base for an Orctonnian Pigasus Knight? Does it like like total Schei├če? Does it look alright, but something seems off? Let me know!

Time to paint some on the Iron Blaster/Ghorgon model. An update on my progress (or lack there-of) with that thing will be coming in a few days.


Ryan said...

Love it, a unit with bases like this will look great on the table. Some will not like it since its a model carrying a piece of wall around. However, I don't mind basing with walls, ruins, etc.

Stephen Herner said...

I totally dig display bases on models especially if it fits the theme of the army. In some ways when you theme out an army your telling a story and the bases just tie it all together. Display bases on flying models look way better than a brass rod or clear plastic. It looks great and I can see those Pigasus taking flight out of their pig pens now.

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