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Terrain showcase: fantasy

This set of terrain is less co-ordinated than my science fiction collection. The bulk is painted in a desert scheme, starting again with 16 tablescapes tiles:

desert

Here they are in close up:

desert_close

Adding terrain, I decided to switch straight to monochrome, to hide that the castle in the background is a dark stone which doesn’t exactly fit:

desert_terrain_mono

The larger ruined tower is also in grey rather than desert tones, this is an older piece from Games Workshop, as is the castle in the background.

With figures to fight over the ruins, it looks like this:

desert_battle

The table is coming together and works fine for larger skirmish games. However the tablescapes tiles, while very good in appearance, aren’t ideal for games involving ranked units.

14 comments on “Terrain showcase: fantasy

  1. heretic30k
    January 21, 2019

    Love the colour of the stones on the river bed.

    • davekay
      January 21, 2019

      Thanks! I wanted to vary the colours in there. Took some time to do, but worth it in the end, I think.

      • heretic30k
        January 23, 2019

        Great effect – very naturalistic. Any particular colours / way you settled on a palette?

      • davekay
        January 23, 2019

        Honestly it was just the various shades of brown I had available and I looked at a few images of dry river beds to get the general idea

      • heretic30k
        January 23, 2019

        Old school observation & analysis – now that is just witchcraft ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. richardcowen
    January 23, 2019

    I love what you’ve done with the Secret Weapon boards.

    I picked up some of the Lost Temple boards that were surplus after their Kickstarter, and have some of the Rolling Fields boards inbound. Good to see that they actually go together really well, because I’m planning on doing them all as a desert set. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • davekay
      January 23, 2019

      Yes the two sets work well and obviously I think a desert theme suits them!

  3. Azazel
    January 24, 2019

    Amazing looking table, Dave!

    I also picked up both of those sets to use together. I finally got started on mine a few weeks ago, then ran out of spray paint when I was doing the basecoating. More awaiting me at work now, though as my order came through (so now a February Project!) You did a great job on the stones – clearly you didn’t cop out and do them in one colour – so they look great.

    What did you use for the colour variations on the tiles? Powders? Patch drybrushing and washes? All of the above?

    • davekay
      January 24, 2019

      Washes and patch dry brushing were my methods there. I picked up a massive 300ml tub of sepia wash from Vallejo via Combat Company

      • Azazel
        January 24, 2019

        Thanks for the heads up on that one. I’ve been considering an order from them for more Dullcote at some stage.

  4. Azazel
    January 24, 2019

    Also, if you have time, I’d love to see a TON more photos of the tiles! I’ll be back working on mine next week or the following week with luck, so I need lots of inspiration to steal from!

    • davekay
      January 24, 2019

      With any luck I will get time this weekend

      • Azazel
        January 24, 2019

        ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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