Monday, 10 April 2017

Wargames Terrain Workshop

Hi all

I recently placed an order for some Judge Dredd terrain items from Dave Stone's Wargames Terrain Workshop, you can find the website here and I highly recommend you have a little peruse through his stuff!  Anyway I bought the bits that I wanted and they will feature soon enough but as I was flicking through the online catalogue I came across the "Graveyard Section" - ooh I thought I'll see what's what in here and I came across these...

GargoylesAngel statue 2Ornate Tombs

Kerching!!!! I had, at the time literally no plan for these in anyway but I knew straight away that I wanted them, a use would eventually show itself.  So I placed the order and a few days later I received the whole lot.  Now the JD stuff will show up on here when my paintbrush re-engages with the "Big Meg" and her denizens as I've still got tons of stuff to paint up that Bryan "Vampifan" Scott has sent me in his boundless generosity but when I started thinking about my 7TV2e project and the dungeon/sewer terrain i'm building I started picturing underground tombs and boom the pieces were in play.

Sadly due to transport issues the resin had in places broken, some to the point where I couldn't put the pieces back together but these are can be portrayed as just chips in the stone so I wasn't too distressed (I will add this wasn't Dave skimping on packaging which was very good, I genuinely believe the delivery guy kicked it into my garden!!).  Anyway I simply glued the Gargoyles onto 30mm mdf rounds, then simply sprayed all of the pieces with grey primer and then painted them with citadel paints, sorry Joe "Zabadak" but I had to go with the darker grey rather than the nice browns I used for my Bushido Temple, just because I wanted that darker, sinister feel!   


It's hard to see from the pics but the gargoyles got some glowing red eyes just to add some animation to the pieces.


I added some home made moss using flock, green paint and PVA, just to give that feeling of age.  My Queen of the Night - Anabella von Kriekveld stalks through the graveyard looking for recruits.....


The Vargheist lands by the "mourning angel" monument summoned by the dread necromancer - Viktor Gelthelm






Anyway that's it for now, I highly recommend these pieces by Dave, go check them out.

hope you enjoy
dGG



25 comments:

  1. They look great dude. Shame some got damaged in transit to you but at least they can appear aged :D

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    1. Thanks mate, as I said not Dave's fault as it was really well packaged but yeah it wasn't a problem

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  2. Glad you liked them Andy, as with all my customers I would have sent replacements but the aged look turned out really well. Have just finished a new display piece of our graveyard scenery which will be on display at Salute

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    1. Really liked them Dave, just spot on. You just wait till you see them on a dungeon tile!

      Apart from gluing on the wing of a gargoyle everything else just added to the chipped, aged look - no drama. The JD stuff is fine, I think I had to glue a holding post handle back on or something.

      I'm definitely coming to find you at Salute, I want more of these for starters and I think it's time for a natter!

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    2. Look forward to it mate, as we had a brief chat last year, you can find me at TC01

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  3. I have some WTW pieces myself and know them to be a good quality. The local games shop (Rochester wargames) does actually stock some but very few and have not been re stocked for ages.

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    1. They are great pieces and I picked up some excellent, modern street scatter too

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    2. They are still on our list Clint and we email them the updated order form every month, have tried phoning on multiple occasions to let them know that the trade manager who was dealing with their account is no longer with us and to deal with us direct, but can not seem to get a answer. If you could relay the information would be much appreciated Clint.
      Sorry for hijacking your blog Andy

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    3. Happy to pass the message on Mr Stone. May take me a few weeks though.

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    4. No problem Clint, and thank you for your assistance.
      Mr stone is my dad, you can call me Dave ! LOL

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  4. Coincidentally, I have just posted a review of some of Dave's quite excellent scenery items on my own blog. I haven't bought any of the Graveyard scenics but it's only a matter of time. They do look superb.

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    1. you'll love 'em Bryan, I'm gonna get some more!

      strange coincidence with the timing of our posts though......

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  5. Great work Andy, and as you say, Dave's stuff is superb imho. They look awesome on your tabletop :-)

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    1. imho, they look even better on my new dungeon tiles that i'm currently working on Simon. Hopefully you'll agree when I post about them soon!

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  6. They look superb! I am going to have to have some of those!

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  7. These look very good additions to and graveyard or cemetery.

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    1. that was the thought, although i must admit i haven't any plans for building one yet but they do look good in my dungeon terrain that im building

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  8. I really like those sci-fi cars he makes too.

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    1. Thank you Hils, working on more variants at the moment

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  9. I've yet to buy any of Dave's items, but that may change once I see them in the 'flesh' at Salute. As it appears some of the traders I assumed were going aren't, i'll have to spend my pennies on something...lol

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    1. You can't go wrong mate, there is something for everyone

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