Sunday, September 21, 2014

Here's your sign.

Before I started working on the Lawmen, I was wondering if I could use the tree bark and branches to create a Wild West era signpost.

As you can see, it was pretty simple to accomplish that!

A bit of primer...

Nothing fancy with the colors... I just applied a series of tans and grayish greens, working lighter than expected.

I have been loving the gray/green combination... not just on the rock surfaces, but even on the wood itself.

Everything is at its lightest shade, which means it's time for glazing!

The usual suspect from Secret Weapon.

Glazing and tinting continues.

The town of Wappelville!  Or, as Cathy exclaimed for some reason... Wafflemine.  I guess I better get some blueberries and syrup!

You will see my feared Lawmen protecting the Town of Wappleville from all who threaten Order.  Fear them.


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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to get the mini done that goes on this base! He should be very good in the game ;-)

  2. Very nice. Can you tell us what material you used for the sign part?

  3. Beautiful! I'm always in awe of how your painting technique works. I'm looking forward to picking up the videos down the road.

    Did you separate pine bark for the signs? I've seen Tony Harwood talk about doing that in Building Wargame Terrain (he has two volumes, both of which are excellent). I'll have to play around with it.

    1. Thanks! The bark was separated with a knife, and also trimmed down. It took a few pieces, since the bark would sometimes break when I didn't want it to. :-)