Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ishoo Atey-Wun: Giant Haunted Treestump

Welcome back Hippo Fans! You've probably gathered by now that I'm going to be running some Fanticide participation games at Little Wars this year, which is the perfect opportunity to build some themed terrain! For the Little Wars games, I've planned to build a area known as the Island of Hrond, a magically warped region on the edge of the Hagwood, home of the sinister Hags and their vile scarecrow creations. This means building some of the Hagwood itself - a dark, twisted, magic-ladden haunted forest right out of the darkest of fairy tales! And what could be more awesome and fitting than a GIANT HAUNTED TREESTUMP! Which will be known as The Forest Ancient or something - but that'd make for a confusing post title since no one would know what I was on about, so I've gone with the more descriptive, but not as cool sounding GIANT HAUNTED TREESTUMP! (For best results, this should be bellowed, preferably accompanied by wailing guitars)
Is it hard to build a GHT? Well, let's ask Grot...






















 And there you have it Hippo Fans! Stay tuned for the next ishoo, when we tackle the levitating Islands of Hrond themselves!

5 comments :

  1. Lovely piece of terrain, original and great fun.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  2. Hey mate, love it. What do you use to glue your clump foliage onto the. Armatures with? I'm having a hard time finding the right glue here in Adelaide.

    Cheers, keep up the good work.

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    1. Use PVA glue, applied fairly thickly, and then try to skewer the clump foliage onto the pointy bits of the branches. After that, adding a good coat of thinned PVA and detergent tends to help, but you will still get some moulting. It's inevitable.

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  3. Further to what Hippo said you might want to try covering the tree foliage afterwards with cheap hairspray. It sets like concrete and helps prevent bits dropping off when you knock it.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  4. Going to have to try that one! I've tried spray adhesive in the past, but it tends to 'string'. I've also heard of people using artists' fixative spray.

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