Sunday, 31 May 2009
We're auctionig off the house from Ishoo Wun, along with a second house build using the same techniques! If you want in on the action, the auctions can be found here and here.
We anticipate having more of these auctions in future, so if at some future date (when future events such as these are effecting you in the future) you happen to see this, well, take heart, there's porbably something else available.
I should mention that porceeds of the auctions will be used to buy further terrain materials.
('Or hippo food' says Grot.)
Friday, 22 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
A lot of people seem to think making terrain is hard. It's not. It's so easy, even a hippo could do it. And to prove a hippo could do it, here's the latest installment of 'Terrain For Hippos!' In this issue, Grot will be showing us how to build wooden crates to use as cover in skirmish games. Take it away Grot!
*Drybrush: A simple painting technique. Dip your brush in the paint and wipe away most of the paint before lightly dragging the brush over the surface. Only the highest parts of the surface will be painted.
The technical bits:
The measurements of our crates are as follows:
-The square box has side panels 2cmX2.5cm and 2cmX2cm.
-The long box is 4cmX2cm, with 4cmX1cm sides.
-The cardboard strips are about 4mm wide.
-Brown (close to citadel vermin brown)
-Tan (close to citadel bleached bone)
-Grey (close to citadel codex grey)
-About 10 minutes per crate to build. Grot Sez "Why not get orl your mates to help an' yoo can have lots an' lots an' lots of crates made in an evening!"
-About five minutes to paint, plus drying time.
More thrills, spills and adventure in Ishoo For: The Reader's Choice Ishoo where you get to decide the content! Don't forget to vote (at the top of the blog)
Monday, 18 May 2009
The Technical bits:
For those who wish to build their own exact replica, the measurements are as follows:
- Front and back walls: 10cmX12cm
- Side walls: 10cmX12cm, with 6cm tall roof on top
- Entrance: 5cmX6cm
- Front window: 5cmX6cm with a 3cm roof on top
- Front window side panels: 1cmX6cm
- Chimney: 1cmX6cm with 1.5cmX6cm sides
- Textured paint (home mixed, although I usually use Dulux Sandswept Highlights)
- Mid Brown (Close to Citadel Vermin Brown)
- Tan (Close to citadel Bleached Bone)
- Medium grey (Close to citadel Codex Grey)
- Medium green (Snot Green)
- Deep blue (Regal Blue)
- Dark red (Red Gore)
- Approximately two hours to build.
- Approximately half and hour to paint and flock, plus drying time.
More thrills, spills and sage advice next issue when Grot explains how to make packing crates! And don't forget to vote for what you want to see in Ishoo For!