Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hotlead peninsular game

So I'm putting on a game at this year's Hotlead In Stratford, Ontario. I decided to do peninsular war skirmish, as a way to get it kickstarted. it also allows me to use all the spanish buildings I have made to date.

I also took the opportunity to experiment with a fur terrain mat. i managed to find a place that was selling fur ends in a tan-brown for about $17CDN a meter. they had a 5x7 piece and I also grabbed a 2-foot piece to experiment on. The total bill was 54 bucks.

I used animal clippers to vary the length of the fur and to shave out the ruts for the road. I then used an airbrush to spray the colours on.


I used this tutorial HERE.  It was a fantastic resource.

10 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic!

    Quick obtuse comment: I read somewhere that, before the invention of the automobile, roads did NOT have grass meridians - the horses that pulled the carts (mostly 1 horse or mule carts) would have trampled out the grass in the center of the road. Not sure if that's true or not but it sounds plausible..

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  2. Gorgeous scenery and I'm sure a delight to wargame on. Synthetic fur really is the way ahead.

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  3. I second that comment by Unlucky General about the fake fur base-cloths. I am definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Wow! Steve that terrain looks incredible. Every time I look at your blog, I see something new to inspire me. Well done.- Mark D.

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  5. And it looked even better at Hotlead. Too bad I was too busy to play in the game. It looked GORGEOUS!

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  6. Wow! Your terrain work looks fabulous - bravo. I really have to try out this teddybear fur approach... Great inspiration.

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  7. Fabulous looking battlefield, very realistic!!
    Phil.

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