What I started several weeks ago has finally come to a finish. The scenery I had originally meant to create in a weekend ended up taking much longer to finish. It was one of those situations where I accomplished what I wanted to, but then said to myself, "You know, I can do a little more." Once I completed that, 'little more,' it turned into another little more. I started with this:
And ended up with this:
My original pieces were just going to be pieces on a base with a simple three-layer pattern of drybrushing. Base coat of dark grey, heavy drybrush of light grey, and a light touch of white drybrushed over the top.
Then I added texture and basing around the exposed base. After it all got painted up I felt that it looked too bland so I added a wash to help bring out the texture.
Finally I knew that I wanted to add more depth. As these were supposed to be ruins I wanted dead leaves and moss to be apart of these pieces. I used scenery bits from Gale Force 9 to add both a touch of color and depth, and the moss is from Woodland Scenics grass.
You may remember me talking about the blob on the fountain from my previous post. After I uploaded that post I heard from several people that the blob looked ok and that it would be nice to see it painted as such. So I went and painted on some primer, and painted it green. My original intent was to use 5-minute epoxy to add a glazed coat over it, but my epoxy had run out and I ended up using a different brand. Turns out it's not translucent, and so my green blob is more blue with a slight green hue. Still not the best, but it will work just fine.
I also painted up some accessories. These are obstacles to either place on the field and add some more spice overall.
Overall I'm happy with how things turned out. There's a decent amount of scenery, and if I make a few more pieces down the road I could easily pull together a complete set for a game table. I like the sound of that.