Miniature Games Construction Yard

In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.

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Endor Reforestation

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When I started collecting Star Wars Miniatures I always envisioned large tabletop battles. The battle of Hoth has appeal for many Star Wars fans, but I always liked Episode VI most. (Until Rogue One came out! Now EP VI is my second most favorite SW movie.)

Not to float off-topic, I started making some scenery specificly for Star Wars tabletop battles. And no, I'm not going to buy SW Legion. The business decision to make their game 35mm instead of keeping it compatible with the previous 28mm range killed the momentum. I don't feel like buying another range of the same mini's.

In my garden shed I have been making some wooden bases and drilled some holes in them to hold nails. These nails will be used to keep in position small branches from a real tree.



I've cut these branches from a tree and let them dry out for quite some time. They have a diameter of 3 to 4 cm.



The foliage selected from aquarium decoration makes the scenery pieces more forest-like. They now serve as difficult terrain.



I'll be playing a 28mm tabletop battle between Ewoks and Scout Troopers anytime soon using SW Miniatures game rules (replacing squares with inches for moevement). (And activating squads instead of single mini's...)

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There are Joes in the Sewers. No, it's not Tunnelrat ...

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The advertisement picture above is from a Belgian G.I. Joe brochure depicting the famous Stormshadow and the popular, but slightly bizar Croc Master. This diorama never left my mind ever since first seeing it in 1991.

So here they are in 28mm version! The famous 80's ninja Stormshadow and the odd GI Joe samurai Budo.





Both are repainted HeroClix miniatures, with a new arm for Stormshadow. The bow-arm originates from a Warhammer Wood Elf.





Now I heard rumours that WizKids has acquired the license to produce GI Joe miniatures. So here's hoping they will publish official GI Joe HeroClix soon. It will render my custom work obsolete... but it has been cool so far.
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Wallpaper for Tabletop Scenery Buildings

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The exterior of the buildings in my model Adriatic town will be applied using paint and sand. However, for the interior, I want to avoid such an easy solution.

On a certain evening when drinking tea I spotted this awesome pattern on the inside of a Lipton box for tea bags. After some more sips I collected the cardboard boxes and stashed them away in my scenery bitbox.

Now's the time to apply this wonderful wallpaper!



Earl Grey pattern, gotta love it

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28mm Scenery: Interior Decoration

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The houses in my Adriatic town are under construction. Recently I received an advertisement brochure for ceramic tiles and wooden floors in my mailbox. One of the pages had a large picture of a wooden floor, with a scale perfectly for 28mm buildings...



Scissors and glue delivered a great result! I also started working on wallpaper. More to show soon...

(Previous blogposts about this scenery diorama here and here.)
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Isha's Tears Complete!

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Three years later I managed to finish the third scenery piece from the Warhammer: Tears of Isha expansion set.



The main driver was my High Elves army nearing completion ... with base-coat colors that is.
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Warmaster 28mm: selecting the armies

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Orcs 'n Goblins versus High Elves!



Each 1000 points (including magic items).
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Time for a 1000 points 28mm Warmaster battle!

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Preparations have started...



Two styrofoam isolation boards provide for a 120 by 125cm gaming table in my rather small man-cave.
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CRISIS 2018 Pictures Report Part 2/2

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Earlier editions:
CRISIS 2015
CRISIS 2016
CRISIS 2017

2018 Edition (pictures say more than words):



















Next CRISIS convention at Antwerp (Belgium) is November 9th 2019.

http://tsoa.be/crisis_general.html
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CRISIS 2018 - Wargames Convention - Antwerp, Belgium

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Earlier editions:
CRISIS 2015
CRISIS 2016
CRISIS 2017

2018 Edition (pictures say more than words):



As always, a long queue at the entrance.



Every year there's a metal freeby for each attendee. This year it was Brabo, a Belgian myth/legend:


Assassin's Creed





Nice idea to use foam as forests.



Spectre: Operations





This is the end of my picture report part one... I'll try to upload some more ASAP.

EDIT: Part 2
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Boba Pritt

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My laserprinter has been printing some A4 puzzle pieces. Glued together they form a new challenge for my Star Wars Miniatures.



These custom maps are actually quite good thumbsup



Great quality images and cool strategic options. Can't wait to play on these!
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