|Ferrets ready for action!|
It's not often I get to scoop the interwebs... But Jon from Khurasan Miniatures has allowed me to post this pic of some space Mustelids (Ferrets, Otters and weasels on earth) that he will be releasing in the future. I imagine the near future, as they are lovely metal castings he sent along with.. Well, that's a secret still.
I actually painted these guys last November, but have been keeping the lid on them as usual with pre-release minis. They are especially cool for me, as a long time ferret owner. My last ferret died in 2010, after 10 long years of faithful companionship and travelling around the world. It's been strange not having a furry troublemaker around the house since then, but I'm very happy to report that I adopted a new baby in December, who is keeping me very busy with training and housebreaking.
Since it's been so long since my last post, here are some photos of my latest terrain jaunt... A modular Urban board!
Since my ruins came out so nicely, I wanted some streets I could use them with, or for modern zombie games. Cork tile to the rescue! $13 later, I built these:
|A sample layout with some Proxie Models buildings|
The build was very easy. I cut strips of thin cork for the pavements and glued them on with PVA, then cut cracks into them. Everything else you see is just painted-on detail and drybrushing over a base of tinted textured paint from the hardware store ($10 for 250ml).
|Details mostly just painted on...|
When I first painted them, I left the non-road areas drybrushed grey.. But they looked too dull. I remedied this by pencilling in some simple pavement cracks, then painting them in with a black ink/water mix. This dried very quickly, then I highlighted the dark line with thinned Citadel Astronomicon grey.
The road paint was done by masking off the shapes and stippling white paint on.
My favorite part of this project is the variety of layouts that can be achieved by rotating each 12" square. I made 2 elbows, two 't' shapes and one straight. I was planning more, but I don't think I'll need them... Although I might make a parkland or pure concrete tile with the spare one day.
Thanks for looking, as always!