The Cemetery Project is on hold for the time being as I got tired of it. Will continue when inspiration returns. In the meantime I took up another terrain project. Back when I started thinking about building scenery I listed several environment types, and for each of them which terrain they might contain. Like this:
- mushroom ring
- shrine of St. Hubertus
- uprooted tree
- ruined cottage
- rotting wagon with supplies
Since these two environments share a good number of terrain pieces - rocks, trees... for the building project I combined them into a single category I named Wilderness. Plenty has been done, although some of it was just some extra work on pieces you might have already seen on the blog.
Once again I found inspiration in Diablo III, where I observed the Fields of Misery area and its features. I gathered up a folder of reference photos, too. The overall tone of the Wilderness environments differs from the Cemetery; the colour scheme is much warmer thanks to the use of dry yellow static grass and brown soil. I used two shades of Field Grass from Noch, as well as three types of Gamer's Grass tufts in order to prevent an overly monotonous look.
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|A Citadel tree on a scratchbuilt larger base. The base is polystyrene built up on MDF.|
|The reverse of the same piece, to show the magpie I put on the tree's portruding root.|
|This is a combination of Wyrd and Citadel trees.|
|A Citadel Wood tree on an extended base.|
|A tree from Wyrd. An older piece, but now I've redecorated its base to match the new idea.|
|A forest area terrain. Another one just like it is on its way.|
|This terrain has been through a number of transformations in its lifetime.|
Rocks. My process for making these includes use of polystyrene, papier-mâché and plaster.
|Rocky outcrop I.|
|Rocky outcrop II.|
|Rocky outcrop III.|
Special features. This group is comprised of pieces that are landmarks and/or annomalies in the wilderness. When used for gaming they will serve as objectives or as terrain with special rules.
|The Arch. There is something odd about it, and people tend to avoid it. It's a resin kit from Origen Art.|
|Fairy Ring. Folklore warns against touching the mushrooms that form the circle, and entering the ring is regarded as even more perilous. They say it can transport tresspassers to the cruel land of the Fae. |
As you can see from the group shot, the set is shaping up nicely. I'm planning to do another area forest and another one or two lonely trees. A water well and some stone field fences might be a good idea, too. And I could really use a proper, textured and flocked gaming board...