Thursday, 21 March 2013

Ishoo Sventy-Nin: Orcster Island Heads

So Easter is nearly upon us, which means that in my twisted head it's time to think about making Easter Island heads. Which naturally means my head twists around a bit more and disgorges the idea of Orcster Island heads...
And you know the best part? They are stupidly quick and easy to make!














 And there you go! A nice quick project with lots of personality!
And now a warning - I've just been commissioned to build $400 worth of terrain, so it might be a while before Ishoo Atey goes up - but I promise you, the Blighted Altar with be both blight-ridden and epic.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Ishoo Sventy-Ate: Rock Arch

Way back in the mists of time when I first started to get into this whole wargaming lark, GW used to have a piece of terrain which appeared fairly often in White Dwarf, and which I always fancied. It was a large rocky hill with a tunnel through the middle, and those big red-thorned puff-ball cactus which used to turn up on all their 2nd ed 40K stuff. It was very big, and I never had enough polystyrene to make it myself, but I always liked the look of it.
Well, these days I have enough polystyrene, so it's time to have a shot at my version of the Rock Arch! Is it difficult to build something at least in part inspired by a favourite terrain piece of your youth?
Well, let's ask Grot...














Note: Creepy Crawlies are a unit for Fanticide. They are available from Eureka Miniatures, among others.











 Well, there you are! Stay tuned for next ishoo when we're tackling, of all things, Orcster Island Heads!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Ishoo Sventy-Sven: Hungry House

More Fanticide terrain this ishoo - this time it's the dreaded Hungry House. While I was researching the look of the Baba Yaga hut, I stumbled over an illustration showing a house with a very angry face and lots of teeth. I thought this was just too cool to ignore, so I had to build one! I'm planning to use it as the Hole Beast hostile terrain piece.
So just how hard is it to build something as creepy as a Hungry House?
Well, here's a Hungry Hippo to explain!




























 And there you have it Hippo fans!
A few things which should be mentioned:
The balls used come from cheap christmas decorations. You should be able to find some sort of alternative - polystyrene balls perhaps. They're smaller than ping-pong balls, but you could always just make a bigger house and use ping-pong balls...
Sculpting wise, I used air-drying modelling clay, and a paddle-pop stick or my fingers. By wetting the surface to apply the clay to, I found it stuck very well.

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