Over a year ago I bought Game Workshop’s Fortified Manor House set. Part of this kit isd a set of walls and fences.
With me having received my Kings of War second edition rulebook, I’ve decided it’s about time I painted some scenery. You’ll see the hills I recently painted in an earlier blog post below. I wanted to get some practise painting stone ready for tackling my Tabletop World Windmill and Stone Bridge, so thought I’d start with these walls:
As part of my day job I recently went to a meeting in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, so I paid careful attention to the dry stone walls there, making a mental note of the colours. I noticed that they were a lot more grey than the cut and dressed stone used to make buildings here in Yorkshire. So when it comes to painting the Tabletop World Stone Bridge and Windmill, I’ll need to use a more golden base colour. But in principle, i feel happy I’ve got a handle on how I’m going to paint them.
I experimented with some “Late fall Oak Foilage” by ‘Mininatur’, snipping some off and using PVA to glue it to the branches. Crude effort, but think the final result looks quite good.
People can say what they like about GW’s pricing, policies and business practise (my views are generally negative), but there’s no denying that they have produced some superb miniatures and terrain pieces. I think the detail on these is great. And I like the fun touches. Did you spot the little Snotling/Imp hiding in the photo above..?
I used the wrong colour of static grass to base these pieces. If you look, you’ll see it’s darker than the grass on the scenic boards. Bit annoyed with myself, but I can live with it.