Saturday, 19 August 2017

Savannah Laugh



I decided to make a Savannah table for my Maasai, for Congo. I used a load of teddy bear fur as the basis for the 6'x4' mat. After checking out a few tutorials, I spent days shaving away at the fur with some hair clippers, before I felt it was short enough to work, and even then I gave up before it was really finished.

I made some rocks out of foam, for the impassable, high terrain, which ended up looking like bread rolls.

For the dense cover I just used off-cuts of fur. I'm not sure whether they look better on their own, or with the green jungle plantlife things. I guess for savannah they should really just be longer grass.

I was quite pleased with the huts, though. I liked the way the fur worked when brushed with PVA. I want to try out the same technique with a medieval style thatched roof, now.

Not really sure I like the finished product, though, and the long grass is so long that it's often difficult to stand the minis up properly.

And to compound it all, just as I was nearly finished, I discovered that the 6'x4' table required in the rulebook, is actually a typo, and it actually requires only 3'x4'.





Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Maasai 3




Finished my Maasai. Played a game of Congo at the weekend, and it seems pretty fun. I think I will need a couple more games to get it going smoothly, though.

Now I am planning to make a fake-fur savannah mat and building some huts and a few savannah-y rocky bits.





Sunday, 30 July 2017

Maasai 2


Did this unit of Lion Warriors. Really fun to paint.



Thursday, 27 July 2017

Maasai Test


Bought a load of Foundry Maasai with a view to playing Congo. Did this test, which I'm happy with. The models are very nice.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Goblin Mammoth 2



Finished my mammoth. It should make a suitably imposing centrepiece for the goblin army. It's pretty expensive at 90 points, so needs to scare the opposition.

Mammoth, Large Beast, Disc 4, Str 3, Impact, Powerful Attack, Heavily Armoured, Bow (R), Causes Fear, Undrilled, AV 4, Points 90