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Terrain

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Some of our terrain during a game.
“…’Fear not, till Birnam wood do come to Dunsinane:’ and now a wood comes toward Dunsinane. Arm, arm, and out!…” — Macbeth, Macbeth 5.5

A page to collect all the terrain & terrain projects, past and future.

Modular River, Part Seven: Resin Complete!

Posted on Sep 6th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Hope everyone had a good Labour Day long weekend, if that's a thing for you, and a good return to school, if that's a thing for you and your…

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Modular River, Part Six: Resin Water Photos

Posted on Aug 25th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Gradual progress on pouring resin into the river segments, doing one segment every night. I work on an old plastic cafeteria tray and cover the tray…

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Modular River, Part Five: Resin Water Effects

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I had used basic hardware store 5-minute epoxy glue for the swampy pond test piece, and had more or less intended to just keep doing that for all ten…

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Modular River, Part Four: More Paint

Posted on Aug 16th, 2017 - By The Editors - 0 Comments

Quick update on the river project! I've been taking a lot of summer holiday time recently, including all of last week away, so not a lot of progress…

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Swampy Pond Resin Water Test

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 5 Comments

I started a pond as a test piece just before starting the whole river section project, and it's been progressing one or two steps ahead of the rest…

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Modular River, Part Three: Paint & Sand

Posted on Jul 31st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Last time we saw the river modules, they were bare white plastic with clay banks. I'm happy to report that progress has been made! Nothing…

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Modular River, Part Two: The Bridge Begun

Posted on Jul 20th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Realized I forgot to include the photo of the river modules with the air drying clay banks in place, so let's start off with that! I rolled clay…

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Modular River, Part One

Posted on Jul 18th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

A relatively large modular river setup has been on my Things I Want To Build list for years. I went through the excellent set of scenarios that come…

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Warbases Skirmish Movement Trays

Posted on Jun 28th, 2017 - By The Editors - 1 Comment

I picked up a batch of simple lasercut MDF trays sized for 25mm bases on one of my recent Warbases order. Pikeman's Lament uses either six or twelve…

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Links of Interest, 22 June 2017

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A handful of links I thought were worth sharing this week. Historical Enterprises, Inc are a historical reenactors garb/costuming company with all…

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A Small Stone Circle

Posted on Jun 19th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Not every stone circle is a gigantic trilithon monument like Stonehenge. Some of them might be barely recognizable as stone circles, in fact, until…

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Alien Dog Monsters!

Posted on Jun 14th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A few days ago Corvus Belli, the company behind Infinity, had a tweet and FB post asking their fans which of two alien "werewolf" varieties they…

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Warbases Church, Part Two

Posted on Jun 8th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

More progress on detailing the lasercut MDF church from Warbases that I started previously. Stonework & Doors Buttresses and a double row of…

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Review: Warbases MDF Vehicles

Posted on May 31st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Warbases started doing vehicles in lasercut MDF and cardboard (greyboard) a few years ago and I was intruiged right away; a lot of 28mm vehicles are…

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Warbases Church In Progress

Posted on May 27th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Not much activity on the wargaming front in the last couple weeks, for a variety of mostly-irritating reasons, but I have made a bit of progress on…

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Stone Outbuilding Finished

Posted on May 17th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Glued down the towel thatching, slapped a coat of paint over the small stone building, added the door, and declared it done! The towel got cut…

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Stone Outbuilding/Hovel

Posted on May 13th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

With the farmhouse and dovecote progressing well, I wanted to move on to a few smaller buildings to the mix. This little stone outbuilding is the…

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Half-Timber ECW Buildings, 11 May

Posted on May 11th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been painting the dovecote and farmhouse together, so rather than separate updates I'll just do combined "state of the ECW scenery" update…

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Half-Timber Farmhouse, Part One

Posted on May 9th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

After getting the dovecote constructed (although not yet painted) I decided the next building would be a bit more substantial, and that a farmhouse…

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Half-Timber Dovecote, Part Two

Posted on May 4th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

When we last saw the dovecote, the halftimber detailing on the walls was done, the roof was just started, and it lacked paint. Here's the current…

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A Quick And Simple Pond

Posted on Apr 30th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been wanting do some more area terrain - mostly flat pieces to serve as rough ground, forested areas, and the like - for a while now. With the…

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Half-Timber Dovecote, Dampfpanzerwagon Style: Part One

Posted on Apr 25th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As I mentioned in my last post about the things I brought home from Trumpeter Salute, one of them was a copy of Issue #87 of Wargames, Soldiers, and…

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The Trumpeter Salute 2017 Loot Haul!

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I managed to escape from Trumpeter Salute 2017 at the start of April without buying a single actual figure, but I brought home a batch of scenery…

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Half-Timber Barn, Finally Finished!

Posted on Apr 13th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Way back in June of 2011, I started a fairly small half-timber barn for 28mm, for either my ECW/TYW stuff or early 20th C pulp gaming. I'd gotten…

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Links of Interest, 24 Feb 2017

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Last time I mentioned a couple of YouTube painters that had good series of to-the-point, well-edited painting videos. Victor Ques is another I should…

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More Jungle To Rumble In

Posted on Feb 19th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Scored another big paper towel roll from our recycling bin, so I decided to make a fallen tree instead of another upright one. Like the other…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 8

Posted on Feb 7th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Blomping along... Primer! Got the gondola spray-primed grey and the balloon envelope brush-primed black. The LAF Build Something 2017…

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In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…

Posted on Feb 5th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Several years ago now I did a whole banker's box full of jungle terrain, but it was all fairly low-lying stuff, thickets and bushes and that sort of…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 7

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Greenstuff all over the place this time! I've started on the heavy leather harness that the troll uses to tow the Blomp along, as well as…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 6

Posted on Jan 31st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Progress, the purpose of the troll revealed, and IT FLIES. Well, sort of! I got most of the structural parts of the base done today, barring…

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Tables From Last Weekend’s Infinity Tournament

Posted on Jan 29th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

We had another one-day, three round Infinity tournament this last weekend, our first of 2017. We had two players come over from Vancouver on the…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 5

Posted on Jan 25th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Progress! Greenstuff! An incompletely explained troll! I broke out the greenstuff and went at the gondola this evening. I filled in under all the…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 4

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Good progress on the Blomp gondola this weekend, with all the major structural assembly finished, skinning done in styrene sheet, and the start of…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 3

Posted on Jan 21st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Blomping onward, in a classic goblin-engineering "make sh*t up as you go" fashion! The front half of the gondola has been skinned with styrene…

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Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 2

Posted on Jan 19th, 2017 - By The Editors - 0 Comments

Progress on my Lead Adventure Forum Build Something 2017 entry, the goblin-crewed Bloodyear Blomp! I'd said previously I was going to finish…

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Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Every year or so over on Lead Adventure Forum they hold a friendly Build Something competition. There's a theme that imposes some restrictions; one…

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Hab Module LV4-26 Finished

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

First of all, Happy New Year, everyone! Hope your 2017 is full of excellent gaming, good friends, and completed projects! On the "completed…

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Merry Christmas! (with an airlock!)

Posted on Dec 26th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Between the Christmas season and what appears to be the worst cold I've had in many, many years there's not been a lot of wargaming activity here at…

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Papercraft Spacecraft!

Posted on Dec 14th, 2016 - By The Editors - 0 Comments

I've been calling my Infinity space station table project a space station since I started planning it, but really it's been a collection of big walls…

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Hab Module LV4-26, Part One

Posted on Nov 27th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

This shop front/apartment facade for my ongoing Infinity space station project has been inspired mostly by the depiction of some of the habitat…

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More Space Station Pieces

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

One of the big wall modules I built for my Infinity space station tabletop set has a door three inches off the ground, intended to connect to…

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Adding Detail To The Space Station

Posted on Nov 11th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been using my big space station walls and the associated scatter terrain for over a year now, and while all the wall modules are fully painted…

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Links of Interest, 15 September 2016

Posted on Sep 15th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been spending some more time on YouTube recently, rummaging around the wargaming-related channels. I don't have the time or the patience for the…

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Crashed Shuttle, Part One

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Doing a bit of cleaning up in my boxes of wargaming supplies I rediscovered a shuttle I built at least ten years ago. It was nominally for 15mm…

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Yet Another Hill

Posted on Aug 25th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I mentioned in the last post that I've been working on a third large hill, with a roughly 12"x15" footprint, that being the maximum interior size of…

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A Pair of Hills, Part Two

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've finished the first two hills I started a while back, and built a third large hill to finish up the set for now. After the first coat of…

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A Pair of Hills

Posted on Aug 1st, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Still quiet around here this summer, but wargaming has been taking place, as has figure painting, and finally, just for a change, a bit of scenery…

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The Workbench This Weekend, 7 May 2016

Posted on May 7th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

My girlfriend is out of town with friends so I've had a bachelor/wargamer weekend and gotten a lot done on my Infinity figures. The planters…

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Bring Me… A Shrubbery!

Posted on Apr 12th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Having moved at the start of this year I've been sorting and reorganizing gaming stuff, as one does, and working on actually using some of the…

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Quick Infinity Terrain: Food Booths

Posted on Mar 25th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

One of the goals with the space station terrain set was to make the whole thing look like not just a collection of tactically interesting obstacles…

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Space Station Wall Sections in Progress

Posted on Mar 21st, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally have all six of the big space station wall sections basically complete and primed. All the doors are installed (several sections have sliding…

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Infinity Space Station Terrain First Outing

Posted on Feb 6th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Got my in-progress space station setup for Infinity games out on the table today, as one of two tables set up for a very small (four players!) local…

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Infinity Space Station Hangar Walls

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've posted a test print of some printed space station walls previously but after finding a nice batch of Sintra (1/8th foamed PVC plastic board) in…

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Review: Impudent Mortal Near Future Elevators

Posted on Jan 31st, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I picked up a pack of Impudent Mortal's Near Future Elevator Set, as mentioned in a previous post, and thought I'd put a few pictures up and do a bit…

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Space Station Walls for Infinity

Posted on Dec 19th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I've been kicking around ideas for an interior table setup for Infinity for several months now - that is, a table that instead of being buildings and…

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Blood Bowl Sideline Ads, Sheet The First

Posted on Dec 14th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally got a sheet done with most of my Blood Bowl sideline ads to date, arranged in strips and sized for 1"x3", which is a good height for…

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Goblin Dugout Started

Posted on Dec 10th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Simple dugout for the goblin-themed Blood Bowl pitch-side set I'm doing; there will be another dugout similar to this for the other team, and the…

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A Goblin Scoreboard, Part Two

Posted on Nov 19th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The base of the new Blood Bowl scoreboard is now covered in sand, painted, and flocked. I might still add some additional foliage or other details to…

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A Goblin Scoreboard, Part One

Posted on Nov 17th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Decided that my Blood Bowl Goblin team, currently glorying in the name of T.U.R.D. (what that stands for changes every single game they play...)…

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Giant Billboard Tower for Infinity

Posted on Oct 26th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I've previously shown off big (5" tall by 3" wide) advertising graphics intended for use on an Infinity table - Weyland-Yutani, a travel poster, and…

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Infinity in the Jungle

Posted on Oct 25th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Somewhere along the way the default tabletop setting for a game of Infinity became "futuristic urban/quasi-urban environment", which is as true of…

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Infinity Ad: A Bit Off-Colour

Posted on Oct 16th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Yeah, so this one is based on a very, very juvenile joke. I'd apologize but I wouldn't mean it! It's also smaller than some of my other recent…

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Infinity Ad: Making Better Worlds

Posted on Oct 11th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Everyone's favourite terraforming/engineering/evilevilevil megacorp needs a giant billboard ad too! Third and (for now) last of my big 3" wide by 5"…

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Infinity Ad: Blue Sun

Posted on Oct 9th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Borrowing from another popular science fiction universe to provide some graphical fodder for Infinity terrain, here's another big (5" high by 3"…

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Another Infinity Ad: Travel to Varuna

Posted on Oct 7th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I'm home with a stubborn cold that won't go away, so decided to kick GIMP and Inkscape to life and create another couple of billboard-sized ads for…

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In Which Things Get Primered

Posted on Sep 19th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

We have an Infinity weekend event coming up in just over a month (Facebook event link, if you're in the area and interested) and I want to have both…

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Post-Labour Day Update

Posted on Sep 14th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Last post was in June, I'm getting really lousy at keeping this poor blog from getting dusty and neglected. It's been a busy summer for things like…

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Taking The Summer Off?

Posted on Aug 16th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Apparently I've basically taken most of the summer off from blogging and doing wargame-related things I felt the need to blog about... last post was…

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Antennas for Infinity

Posted on Jun 10th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A number of the stock scenarios in Infinity need some sort of antenna or console for the troops to interact with/hack/seize/blow up/etc. You can use…

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Billboard Ads for Infinity

Posted on Jun 8th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

While building another piece of scenery for our Infinity tables I built a roof that didn't turn out; it just wasn't working out physically the way…

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Necromancer Beer – a Blood Bowl Sideline Ad

Posted on Jun 6th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Something quick and silly to break the month-long dry spell in posting! On our local Blood Bowl league's Facebook page one of the guys made a joke…

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Sci-Fi Warehouse for Infinity

Posted on May 3rd, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

After building the first building to use on Infinity tables, which turned out to be a complex shape and two storeys plus roof, I decided the next…

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A Building For Infinity

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've previously shown my urban scatter terrain for Infinity, and after getting that assembled I decided to tackle something more challenging and…

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Urban Scatter Terrain for Infinity

Posted on Jan 30th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So I've been persuaded (OK, it didn't take much...) to get into Infinity, the fast and lethal science fiction skirmish game from Corvus Belli. I've…

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My Blood Bowl Stadium All Laid Out

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Still loads of things to finish on the project, but after doing the crocodile head logo in the centre of the pitch this evening I just had to lay…

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Stencil Test for a Blood Bowl Pitch

Posted on Aug 9th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've got a felt Blood Bowl pitch that I have marked the standard grid on (15x29 30mm squares) but after months of using it I hadn't gotten any…

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Bloodbowl Dugout Temple Decoration

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

IN the local Bloodbowl league I'm currently involved in, there's a pair of Lizardman teams, one using the regular GW figures for the team and my…

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Dugouts & Dice Towers For Bloodbowl

Posted on Aug 1st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

When I finished the new BB scoreboard temple back in May I mentioned that when I got back from Europe I was going to be building a new set of…

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BB Scoreboard Temple Part Five – Finished!

Posted on May 25th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Three coats of gloss varnish on the water, flock around the edges of the base, and the two score indicators and weather indicator all finished - the…

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BB Scoreboard Temple, Part Three

Posted on May 21st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Bits and pieces of detailed putty-pushing this evening, mostly. I finished the last three icons for the weather indicator - Blazing Heat (fire), Snow…

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New Bloodbowl Scoreboard, Part Two

Posted on May 20th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Followup from yesterday afternoon's post, I got the Milliput out and did a first pass on the piece. As well as patching a couple of seams between…

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Stonework & A New BB Scoreboard

Posted on May 19th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A while ago via Google Plus, I stumbled over the Terrain Wench and her work, specifically the nicely done Lizardman spawning pool she had created.…

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Lost Luggage Turns Up!

Posted on Apr 26th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

More months ago than I care to admit, I bought some really neat pulp-era 28mm luggage in resin from Slug Industries. I prepped and primed the first…

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Smoke & Flame!

Posted on Jan 18th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Doing some shopping last week, I found a batch of LED tea candles for sale, 6 for $5.95. I've been meaning to pick some up to play with them for…

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Blood Bowl Pitch, Part II

Posted on Jan 17th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally got a can of green spraypaint at the local hardware place and laid my fabric BB pitch out to blotch green across it, just to break up the…

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Starting A Blood Bowl Pitch

Posted on Dec 5th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Being a completist, when I decided to get into Blood Bowl there was no way I'd just leave it at a team or two and nothing else! Besides, although…

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A Motor Yacht, Part Four

Posted on Nov 29th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Just to prove that there really is progress being made around here, despite the relative quiet on the blogging front, here's a fairly bad late night…

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A Motor Yacht, Part Three

Posted on Nov 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Slow but steady progress on the 28mm pulp motor yacht. I hit it with a light coat of grey primer, to better show the seams and bits that needed…

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A Motor Yacht, Part Two

Posted on Nov 4th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Part One is here, for those of you just joining in. The project is a small 28mm motor yacht for pulp gaming, based loosely on real motor yachts from…

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A Long-Neglected Project Gets Dusted Off

Posted on Oct 30th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 4 Comments

Back in the long-lost days of mid-2009 (OK, four years back...) a contest called "Build Something" was held over on the excellent Lead Adventure…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Finished

Posted on Aug 4th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Finally have the Sarissa CityBlock 28mm lasercut MDF buildings to a table-ready state, including another hand-painted advertising sign on the side of…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The Third

Posted on Jul 31st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 5 Comments

Progress continues on my seven Sarissa Precision buildings, albeit at a slower pace than I'd intended! Basecoat and drybrushing is done on all…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The Second

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Having assembled my new Sarrisa Precision lasercut buildings, it was time to consider adding some extra details to really make these buildings "pop"…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The First

Posted on Jul 20th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

In my last post (two+ weeks ago!) I mentioned I'd bought a bundle of Sarissa Precision's lasercut 28mm CityBlock buildings to bring our pulp gaming…

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Wagons from Frikkin’ Lasers

Posted on Apr 12th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Got a nice box from J&M Miniatures earlier this week, and even before I cut the tape on the box I could smell the future... oddly enough, the future…

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28mm Pulp Baggage Review

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Phil of Slug Industries (and Adventures in Wargaming, his personal blog) has recently released a set of 28mm pulp luggage. Cast in resin, you get six…

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Wargamers With Frickin’ Lasers, Part II

Posted on Mar 10th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Exactly seven days after I ordered some Orthodox crosses and a few other laser-cut bits from Archeotech, a small padded envelope arrived from the UK.…

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All Flocked Up

Posted on Mar 5th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been housesitting a relative's place since last week, which explains the lack of posts here, but we (my brother and I) have also taken advantage…

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Wargamers With Frickin’ Lasers

Posted on Feb 26th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Over on Lead Adventure, in a thread about some nifty laser-cut bits someone had commissioned, I randomly commented that I wanted a dozen or so…

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New Scatter Terrain, Part Two (Finished!)

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Finished up the new pieces of scatter terrain I started last week. Mostly, I've spent a lot of time the last four days or so waiting for glue to dry!…

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New Scatter Terrain, Part One

Posted on Feb 19th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Having done hedgerows and fields, I wanted some rougher, more overgrown terrain, and I also wanted to start experimenting with tree creation, as…

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4Ground Cart Review

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As part of an order that arrived this week from Brigade Games I picked up one of 4Ground's neat looking laser-cut carts. This one is "28-CAW-303…

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Renedra Gravestones WIP

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Quick photo of my work-in-progress Renedra gravestones, purchased over Christmas from J&M Miniatures. The bases are leftovers from my long-neglected…

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Best Time To Begin A Project…

Posted on Jan 31st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

... is 40-some hours before a convention starts, right? No? Fortunately, this is actually a small and achievable project. Earlier this evening…

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Plowed Fields with Hot Glue

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

As a break from painting up Russians, last night I broke out the scenery supplies and started in on a new set of plowed field pieces. I like fields…

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Ainsty Crates

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Painted up the first bits from my December Ainsty order, the rifle crates and tea crates. The rifle crates are really nice pieces, with well…

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Renedra Tents Painted

Posted on Jan 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

As a diversion from painting Russians, I've painted up the first part of my recent Renedra plastics order from J&M Miniatures. I ordered two…

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An Ainsty Resin Order

Posted on Dec 21st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

In some ways, this smallish order of Ainsty resin scenery bits has been a decade in the making; I discovered Ainsty sometime in the very late 1990s…

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Links of Interest, 7 June 2012

Posted on Jun 7th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Been a bit quiet around here recently; blame a very strange and fractured work schedule for that, mostly, as well as the fact that I've got a whole…

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Half-Timber & Rural British Architecture

Posted on Apr 19th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

The English Civil War has become a definite back-burner project around here, but it is still around, along with ambitions to make some more Western…

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Towel Thatch, A Photo Tutorial

Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

A few people on the Lead Adventure Forum and elsewhere have asked how the thatch on my various Russian buildings was done, and I"ve been promising…

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A Russian Plank-Roofed Hut

Posted on Apr 15th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Inspired by Tony's plank-roof hut tutorial that I linked to in my recent links of interest post, I sat down with stir sticks and my Xacto knives to…

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Scenery and Terrain Vids on Youtube

Posted on Apr 11th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 4 Comments

I don't spend a lot of time rummaging around on Youtube, so up until recently I'd missed the immense amount of wargaming material there, especially…

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Fairly Quick Hedges, A Photo Tutorial

Posted on Apr 7th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

These are only fairly quick if you ignore the fact that they sat around for about four months half-finished before I got bored of them taking up…

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New Russian Buildings

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been house- and cat-sitting for a relative in town the last ten days, so not a lot of action here on the blog, but I did take advantage of…

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Onion Domes, Finished

Posted on Feb 15th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 4 Comments

It seems to be a week for belated followup reports to earlier posts here on the Warbard. Ah, well. I finished up the Russian church at the end of…

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Onion Domes, Part One

Posted on Jan 25th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally made it up to the local branch of Micheal's craft store after work Wednesday to hunt down material for the two domes of the Russian church. I…

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Small Russian Church WiP

Posted on Jan 21st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A quick pair of photos of the small Russian church I'm building for Russian Civil War gaming in 28mm. Earlier in January I discussed some planning…

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Russian Huts Finished

Posted on Jan 20th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

It's been a bit of a slow ten days or so on the wargaming front around here; I wish I could say there was a proper reason, but I just haven't spent…

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The Next Building Project

Posted on Jan 5th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I don't usually like to talk about plans and ideas before there's at least some progress to show off, but while I was away over the New Year I had…

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Second Russian House WiP

Posted on Dec 26th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Started another Russian farmhouse on Boxing Day evening, this one slightly bigger than the first at 4"x2". I mentioned in the previous article…

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Night Before the Night Before…

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

... and over at my place, I was hiding out, enjoying the last evening of solitary, productive peace and quiet I"ll have for a while, as the holiday…

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Small Tools of Great Use

Posted on Jul 5th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Here's something I bought largely on a whim from a local craft store that has proven unexpectedly useful. It's a 2oz (60ml) sprayer, cost about $2,…

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Half-Timber Barn WiP Part II: Thatched Roof

Posted on Jun 21st, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Picked up a cheap towel to use as thatching. Here it is in a quickie late-night photograph, glue still wet on the roof of the half-timber…

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Half-Timber Barn WiP

Posted on Jun 15th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Something for the English Civil War/Thirty Years War table, as well as for pulp games set in the quainter parts of the UK or Europe! All those crops…

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Scenery: Plowed Fields

Posted on Jun 9th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

First scenery project in quite a while, I've done lots of figure painting over the winter and spring but no scenery. I pulled the top layer of…

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Shoreline Part 2 (Sort of…)

Posted on Mar 4th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

[F]ound, buried in my harddrive, another couple of forgotten work-in-progress shots from the first round of shoreline/riverbank construction back in…

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Shoreline or River Bank Terrain Pieces

Posted on Feb 26th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

These riverbanks or shorelines made from picture-framing board (mattboard). I did the first set back in 2009 and another batch in the winter of 2010.…

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Gallery: Shipyard Photos for Inspiration

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Another revival from the old Brian's Wargame Pages version of the site, and one that I should have brought forward ages ago! You can see the…

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Sci-fi Signage

Posted on Feb 19th, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 2 Comments

Note: These signs are Brian's work from the old Warbard. One day they may be recreated in Inkscape and SVG — Corey This zip file contains…

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Dirt Roads from Caulking

Posted on Feb 18th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

A graphic tutorial I whomped up for the heck of it, as usual in the incomparable Inkscape. Because Inkscape has been getting a…

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15mm castle

Posted on Jan 29th, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a repost of an old article from the original Warbard pages. - Corey I've built most of a smallish fortress/castle, finally got enough …

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Mesa we will see you again?

Posted on Jan 28th, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 1 Comment

Large terrain pieces are the lifeblood of any good gaming table and in a fit of boredom late one night at my old job (after my work was done for the…

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Palm Trees

Posted on Jan 27th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I think I'll have to try this - I have a few plastic palm trees, but more is never a bad thing: Pipe cleaner palm trees (via…

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Old Signs for your Pulp Gaming

Posted on Jan 27th, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 1 Comment

Inspired by my brother's Fake Pulp Adverts post, I thought I would share one of my projects. Over the past few weeks I have been working on a series…

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Random Pulp Fake Adverts.

Posted on Jan 26th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I've posted these on various forums, but never collected them into one place before. For your amusement, a batch of fake 1930s ads - grab the full…

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Repainting Commercial Stone Walls

Posted on Jan 17th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Pegasus produce a range of prepainted plastic 28mm wargaming scenery; all the stuff I've seen has been well cast but mostly badly painted. The stone…

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Building A 28mm Tent

Posted on Jan 16th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

There's been previous versions of this tutorial posted on Lead Adventure and the Speakeasy, but I figured it's worth reposting here. After killing…

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Scenery: Cardboard 15mm Cargo Containers & Crates

Posted on Jan 14th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

More refugees from the old site; I still like the graphic work I did on these shipping containers & crates. I might eventually do some more. No…

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Gradient Backgrounds for Photography

Posted on Jan 11th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I've created a number of simple colour gradient backgrounds that I've printed out for use in miniature photography, and recently decided to bundle…

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Terrain: 15mm Cardboard Fantasy Buildings

Posted on Sep 25th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I put the first of these buildings - the Short Tower - up on the site sometime around 2000, and for ten years they've been consistently popular. I…

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Pizza Box 25mm Skirmish Scenery

Posted on Sep 24th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

PIZZA BOX SCENERY: This 25mm science fiction scenery was inspired by a 25mm pirate tavern from a now-vanished webpage. That one was designed for a…

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Two CD Terrain Tutorials

Posted on Sep 18th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Two photo tutorials I did a while back, both on CD-based terrain. Full-sized (fully readable!) original on Flickr. Full-sized (fully…

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Basic Scenery & Terrain Ideas

Posted on Sep 18th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Good, basic techniques, nothing fancy. We'll be doing more specific terrain ideas and techniques in the future, but for now, a long catch-all…

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