Monday, May 26, 2014

Terrain Update: Astromancer's Lair and Finished Table!

Midwest Rampage 9 Table Terrain. 
the Midwest rampage is a 40 person Warhammer Fantasy GT in Peoria Illinois.  It features individual tables that players are assigned, build, and bring.  In addition to their armies.  This table features several towers, a cottage, forrest, walls, anvil of vaul, a necro sphinx, and a tower of blood below.

Up close image of the tower, all three kits combined into 1.
Over head Table Top View
Side Tower with cover on

The Tower above features 3 kits in the build the first obvious one is the Astromancers lair.  The second is bits left over from a tower of Sorcery and the Third is another newer hexagon tower from games workshop.  The hexagon tower is split in half and then put on top of the Astromancer Lair's Observatory.  The walkout from the Tower leads to the base of the Tower which resembles a pool of skulls.
Upper tower with cover side open, again 4 levels, GW bits, Stone flooring, and dungeon extras.
Lower 4 levels of the Astromancers layer.  This is split down the middle and floors built into it using balsa wood, dungeon bits, and GW bits.  The flooring is a combination of sand and plasticard stone.

An angled view of the Entire Table: Midwest Rampage Table

Another angle of the 2 towers and house.
In this shot each piece of terrain can be seen, hill tower, sphinx, anvil, blue  wyrding stone, building closest to the camer, another hill and the forrest base in the far right corner.  The towers are battle master towers on cork bases and the building is a miniature art studio cottage with GW bits added and repainted.

Another Overhead shot of the table, a tad bit blurry.

Some busy trees for the corner forrest!  The wooden base lifted with the cork basing to resemble the forrest itself.

Molded walls on top of Cork, then based with wood.  Bloody Ogre bits added with a mushroom!

Armies of Rampage

Armies of Midwest Rampage 9

These are some of the featured armies I saw and took quick pictures of.  Of course there are 30+ players and several other armies that looked great.  Notably a Bretonnian player Calvin who brought a highly detailed Bretonnian army I wish I got images of.  I didn't get a picture of my army, but we'll save that for later.

Dwarfs with a great mountain hold backdrop

Jake Murphy's Dark Elves, great lava and red theme

Greg's Nurgle Demons, this display board is all new I believe.

A very clean painted ogre kingdoms army

Domus's Highly painted, coveted, and converted Wood Elves

Jim's Khorne demon army very nice and clean paint.

Robert Elmer's Hand made Nurgle Ogre Kingdoms army.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 Display Board and working

New 2014 Display board Lava themed Corner Castle.

Built for multiple armies, examples below.

Adepticon How you use it Orcs and Goblins on Display board.  Won a painting award players chocie!

Woc How you us it 1k army

Acon team tournament on display board

In the pictures below you can see the display board with towers and skulls in it.  The entire board is covered in a thin layer of Spackle!  Then layered up twice black latex paint before priming.  The cuts were made with a Styrofoam cutter and an upper shelf was then made.  I recommend using spackle to fill in all gaps before adding any paint.  Its easy to miss deep corners with paint and simpler to stack the spackle up and fill in the holes beforehand. 
Acon Display board as a WiP
 The back two sections are modular and can be removed for a cover piece of a display board, units can also be put on top of the them.  There are several features including statues on the side of and back of them and a rear castle opening with pillars.

Display board primed black.