Saturday, 11 June 2016

CIV. The Wilderness Project vol.4

Finished the remaining dry stone fence sections.

A couple of group shots:

Thanks to Tomislav Rac for providing me with some photos from his visit to Dartmoor. They were a useful resource when painting the above pieces, and I'm sure they will be helpful in the future as well.

Photo by Tomislav Rac.

Photo by Tomislav Rac.

Photo by Tomislav Rac.

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Dead Troglodytes can be revived by their shamans, so I'll need some corpse markers for them to drop when they die during games. I'll probably need no more than a dozen.

First I made one on a 25mm base, from a plastic Goblin, some cork and sand. Then I made a mould with Oyumaru.
I poured plaster in the mould and this is what came out. Not bad. After casting I added injuries such as bullet holes and cuts.
The first four corpse markers, painted and varnished. Since I don't want all of them to look the same I'll make one or two more designs from which I'll make the remaining copies.

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Registrations are open for my club's annual summer tournament in July. Like every year, I'll be there since I am attending the Black Queen painting competition and the international Malifaux tournament. Here's the official announcement:
"Dear friends! 

It is time for another (14th annual) Agram Arena Summer Tournament

We are in the second decade of organizing Arena events and this year's Agram Arena Summer is going to be held over a record three weekends:
09.07.2016. International Star Wars X-Wing Tournament

16-17.07.2016. International 40K Tournament + Hobby and miniature painting competition Black Queen!

23-24.07.2016. International Malifaux Tournament + demo/open gaming (23.7. Infinity & LOTR/Hobbit SBG and 24.7. Flames of War & Warmachine)

Location: MS "Cvjetni trg", Miskecov prolaz 3, Zagreb, Croatia.
Entry: FREE!

Refreshing drinks for all players will be free during the tournaments.

Accommodation for Saturday night is also free for the 1st-time-comers (read more in the rules)! Everyone else can be booked for the price of 13€ for the nights 16/17.7 and 23/24.7, and 18€ for every other night you might need. The Hostel is in the centre of the city, with parking ensured and only 5 minutes walk from the venue.
Lunch is available at the price of 75 Kn (around 10 Euro) for both days (= 5 Euro/day)!

Check out the tournament rules & other info:

Official languages of the tournament will be English and Croatian!

  • Star Wars X-Wing - from 1st of June to 1st of July
  • 40K - from 1st of June to 07th of July
  • Black Queen - from 1st of June to 07th of July (not neccessary unless you need accommodation - see the rulespack)
  • Malifaux - from 1st of June to 14th of July
  • Demo Games / Open Play - from 14th of July to 22th of July
  • (you can find guidelines on registration in the rules (check out the above link))!

If you need any other information please contact us at or GSM +385 91 7620584

Note: After the end of the registrations of each respective event (July 1st for X-Wing, July 7th for 40k and BQ and July 14th for Malifaux) it is no longer possible to cancel your accommodation and you will be billed for the accommodation at full price (18€ per night regardless of any discounts you might be elligable for). Also, the room assignements will be done once the registrations are final as we are not a tourist agency."


  1. Great work as ever. The walls look really realistic, especially with the foliage you've used. I like how all your work seems to fit together in its own little world.

    I'm amazed at the detail you've been able to get out of the Oyumaru. For me the details always seem to come out a bit distorted. Are there any particular tricks to using it beyond what it says in the instructions?

    1. Thanks! :)

      I use it as per instructions. However, it works well only for casting with fluid materilas such as plaster (and probably resin, but I haven't tried that yet). Results with green stuff are much, much poorer. So I assume you're using it with green stuff. I'm afraid I can't offer any useful advice.

  2. Terrific looking wall sections, Ana. Very sombre colors in keeping with the reference pics.

  3. Amazing work continues on your terrain, and I loive your corpse tokens.

  4. Stone fence looks amazing. Cheers!

  5. Am enjoying reading through your blog post-by-post: truly, deeply inspirational work. I live not far from Dartmoor and am fairly certain those photographs are of Bellever Forest, the bridge being that over the East Dart River. Thank you for sharing your work - as I said, it is inspiring stuff!

    1. Addendum: seeing that you are a fan of dark ambient music, I wonder if I might recommend this act from The Netherlands:

    2. Thank you, Gareth!

      I love dungeon synth. I just didn't think it was the right soundscape for the Gardens setting. I use it for DnD, and it would definitely work for DAoS.