While since I posted anything but rest assured that I have not been completely idle over the Xmas period. Got some more work done on the Rogue Trader Guardsmen but they are not ready for their close up just yet.
In the meantime here are some pictures of the scenic pieces I have been bashing together out of anything that is lying about.
My making pictures of scenery skills are in need of some improvement but this is supposed to be a sort of fuel tower/mekboy workshop kind of building….
And this is a scratchbuilt tree. Some people think you need to buy your trees to have good looking ones, nonsense I say! Mrs.VonBismark made this one from wire armature covered in masking tape (before she ran out of enthusiasm for the project) which I then followed up with lashings of textured paint and some green stuff put on in places and stabbed a bit with a sharp implement to both stabilize the branches and simulate the texture of a tree. Make sure you leave nice sharp bits of wire to stick on the spongey stuff (whatever it’s called) which is beloved of model train enthusiasts. Superglue that sponge stuff on whenever you finish painting the tree parts. The base is polystyrene with a cardboard base. I deliberately bent the branches wide enough in the middle to fit a standard round based figure in there so snipers can take up position in it should the opportunity arise.
Hopefully I have inspired some of you to have a go at making some trees of their own, I think home built ones are in fact much nicer than the store bought ones, and you can make them in any scale you want if you are into 5mm or 54mm gaming for instance.