Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Medieval tent

Snooping around in Paul's blog (an amazing and fantastic journey!), I found pretty easy and clear instruction on how to scracth build a medieval tent in scale 1/72. I just needed a camp for my Medieval French DBA army. I went pretty fast, without paying much attention to measurements and details, but it turned out nice. It also impressed wife and daughters; and my brother followed right away with a camp for his 100 year's war English DBA army. Quite a success I would say. Thanks Paul!



Early Germans - DBA II/47 (army completed)

I finally completed my Early Germans DBA army. As said in my post on June 14, it was the first try with dipping. No doubt, you get an army painted and ready for the battlefield in record time. Obviously the result is not as good as with a full base color-highlights-shading process, but they do make quite a good effect on the table. Great! I am ready for my first solo-battle: Marian Romans vs. Early Germans. 

The army
Cavalry (figures by Art Miniaturen www.schmaeling.de)

Warbands (figures by Caesar Miniatures)


Psiloi








Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Scratch building roads for DBA

Inspired by this post on the Fanaticus site http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/guides/roads/bscarlett.html, I decided to give it a try. Here is my way towards Roman roads for DBA battle in 1/72 scale.

I started from a 0.99 € A4 black craft rubber sheet that I cut into five 20cmx5cm modules. I carved the stone patterns in the first module using a ball pen.

 

I then dry-brushed it with Adeptus Battlegrey, Codex Grey and Ceramite White in sequence, and washed with Devlan Mud.


At last I glued grass flocks on the hedges, and here and there on the pavement.


Yeap, you are right: it doesn't look much as Roman road. I did then the search I should have done earlier,



and carved different stone patterns on the next modules. This time for carving I didn't use a ball pen, as it took too long to get a sharp and deep line on the foam. The tip of a blackhead remover did it much better and faster; disgusting maybe? But the only proper and handy tool I could find around at no cost.


You would agree with me that they are much better. I am happy with results, and going for grass flocks now and some curved modules.