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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

SCATTER TERRAIN # 6 TOMBSTONES

Continuing with more scatter terrain, this time I put together and painted a MDF tombstone kit.
This kit was  generously donated by Viv from  Knights of Dice, one of the sponsors of the Chain of Command event  at Cancon. 

BEF troopers making their way thru a French grave yard at the back of a church.

Completed tombstones 

Here is the Knights of Dice kit, just starting to remove the tombstones and bases from the frame.

There are plenty of tombstones and different bases to mount the tombstones on.

I made a number of bases from scarp MDF sheet that I had left over from another kit.

I also used pieces from these scrap kits  to add a few boarders  and slabs, in front of the tombstones.
Glued in place with PVA glue.
Basing them on small bases makes for easy placement on the gaming table.

Using a hand motor I etched  cracks on the tombstones.

I decided to apply a thin layer of Vallejo black primer with a brush  to preserve the lazer etching on the tombstones.

Flat Earth Vallejo model colour paint was used to paint the base.

The tombstones base coat is Vallejo Game colour Stonewall Grey, and highlighted with VMC white grey, VMC offwhite and a few tiny touches of Ivory.

Flocked with Woodland scenic Earthblend and some green flock. 

Close up image showing how the thin layer of paint allows the etching to show thru.

I also added a bit of green mould in random places on the tombstones. 



Tried to simulate a shot of the troops moving thru the grave yard at dusk.

cheers John

16 comments:

  1. Perfect, as always!

    Cheers,
    Vasiliy

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  2. Putting them 3-4 per base is brilliant. Gives good effect. Is flexible. Can be moved as needed to accommodate figures on the table. I'm stealing this idea straight away.

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    1. Good to hear you have been inspired thanks Allan
      cheers John

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  3. Great additions to the table John, good effect with the multiple bases

    Cheers
    Matt

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  4. Very nice work as always and grouping them together works a treat.

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  5. Excellent modelling and painting John. Having a few per base is so much more effective than either one big base, or individual stones.
    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt, yes at first I was going to base them on one big base but after having a look at the TFL Von KUmp... campaign scenario I changed my mind.
      cheers JOhn

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