Monday, 30 January 2012

Ishoo Forty-Six: Kislev Peasant's House

Since The Hoodling threw down the glove and declared that HGC would host a monstrous 30,000 point per side re-enactment of the Battle of the Gates of Kislev, it's become important to build some Kislevite terrain. After a little research and thinking, it became blindingly obvious that Kislev buildings would not be hard - in fact, even a hippo could make them! Take it away Grot!



And there you have it Hippo Fans! Making a whole village of Kislev buildings is both quick and easy - tomorrow I'll post further pics to prove the point! What's more, if you change the roof from thatch to wood or even corrugated iron, and don't bother with the snow, the same style of building fits in very well in an American War of Independence or Civil War setting.
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Ishoo Forty-Fiv: Necromancer's Tower

When you are raising enormous hordes of the undead, you need somewhere to put your feet up at night, and defend to the last unnatural abomination unto god when the unenlightened forces of normality twig to what you are doing. You need a necromancer's tower! Fortunately for you, while they may be huge, they are also pretty easy to build!
Take it away, Grot!



Note: Fluted dowels are used by carpenters to join wood. They are available in vast numbers from hardware shops at very reasonable prices. They come in two sizes, 1.5 and 1 inch.


Note: this is Bricklayer's Sand, it's very fine grained and can be obtained from many hardware shops or your local garden supply place. A big thanks to Leongatha Garden Supply for providing the sand for this project free!
And there you have it Hippo Fans! Making your own tower of terror is not very hard at all, just a little time consuming and of course, space intensive (it's over 15 inches tall!). Naturally, you can use commercial snow and skip over the painting sand stages, but my esteemed colleagues at the Hampton Games Club went for the painted sand method on all the forests and hills they built for Cancon, so I've made this to match.
Stay tuned for next ishoo where the winter wonderland continues when Grot and I tackle a Kislev farm!
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