Friday, January 16, 2015

Empire Scenery- Windmill and Mansion

A few months ago I worked on a few pieces of terrain for an Empire themed board.

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This windmill started out as a combination of laser cut kits. The tower section was sold as an individual windmill, and the large attached timber framed style section was originally a separate house piece. I wanted to combine the two together to make one huge building, and the variation in styles fit the ramshackle Warhammer Empire architecture perfectly.

The roof tiles were simple cut from strips of cereal box card and PVA glued on, starting with the bottom row and overlapping. The tiles were deliberately cut to different sizes and painted with a weathered effect to add to the ramshackle appearance.

Finally, leftover bits from the GW plastic scenery kits were added to further tie the model in with the Mansion I had done.

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The other piece was a Warhammer Mansion kit, a large scenery piece produced by Games Workshop which is actually a clever modularisation of their Chapel and Watchtower kits. (Unfortunately its now Out of Production but you can sometimes grab a deal on eBay!) With the addition of a small adjoining section the two kits can be joined to make one large building, occupying a much bigger footprint which is great for big games of Warhammer.

I decided to paint it similarly to the GW scheme- a heavily weathered blue scheme for the tiles set the whole building off nicely, especially when combined with the green from the surrounding trees and grass.

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Let me know what you think!

Cheers,

Jon
@Jon_Kerr_T4G

5 comments:

Da Masta Cheef said...

Nice!

Lasgunpacker said...

That mansion is great, and I was particularly annoyed when it went OOP as I had just started to think about getting one (I particularly like the little walled bit at the front, only available in that box).

The combination of the two kits to make the windmill building is quite nice as well.

I noticed that you painted up the "snowy" trees quite well. any tips there?

Goldmunds Welt said...

The conversion of the terrain kits came out pretty well. Also the painting job is very impressing!

Adrian Sully said...

Looks fantastic! where are those trees from?

RJ_Payne said...

Seriously awesome work here Jon, raging hobby boner after seeing all your terrain!

Rich

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