Wednesday, January 27, 2016

28mm Desert Terrain

Hello everyone.

I managed to finish up a bunch of desert terrain I've had for some time now.  These items will be used for North Africa and the middle east (rural/open desert).  All of the terrain is from Architects of War - which apparently is now out of business due to well, I'm not 100% sure but I think it has something to do with Kickstarter nonsense (no more Kickstarters for me!).

Anyways, I have a desert well, oasis and several tree plates.  I had purposefully over order palm trees from Crescent Root knowing I wanted to use those palm trees for this terrain.  Those trees come with bases that I reused for conifer trees that will go with my revised WW2 Normandie layout (more on that very soon).

Pictures below.

Desert Well

Desert Well

Oasis

Oasis

Large Tree Plate

Large Tree Plate

Large Tree Plate

Small Tree Plate #1

Small Tree Plate #1

Small Tree Plate #1

Small Tree Plate #2

Small Tree Plate #2

Small Tree Plate #2

I'm very happy to finally have this done.

24 comments:

  1. Stunning work, but the desert well is exceptional!

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  2. Very well done, and of special interest as I am about to do a few desert terrain pieces of my own, and have some 20 similar plastic palm trees. They look to have been dry brushed with a light grey/tan on the trunks and a dark green followed by a light green on the fronds?

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    1. Yes, the base of the tree is a dark brown with a bone coloured drybrush. The fronds are sprayed a dark green and dry brushed with a lighter green. You can get them pre-painted from Crescent Root Studio: http://www.crescent-root.com/pages/Product/28mm/28mm_series1/28s1trees.html

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  3. Greate additions to your collection!

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  4. Lovely work- shame that they are OOP, especialy the well.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete. I agree --- kinda hoping someone buys the molds from them and releases them again.

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  5. Marvellous work, lovely vignettes - in particular the desert well, truly outstanding :) Cheers!

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  6. Good stuff Jay (actually just finishing up some palm tree plates - mdf though - myself)! Disappointing about AoW, I have several of their vignettes and always had a good experience buying from them at Historicon. Hopefully you didn't lose any money on the Kickstarters.

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    1. Thanks Ivor! Are you using the Pegasus Hobbies palm trees? I didn't do any of their Kickstarters (I'm generally very wary of Kickstarters at this point, especially for miniatures). I always had a great experience ordering from them for both terrain, miniatures and bases ... never a problem. I'm a little shocked by their disappearance even with all the KS related craziness.

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    2. I'm actually using palm trees I bought off Ebay quite a while ago. I think I got 20 for less than $5.00. I had to repaint all of them, and some had a LOT of flash on the trunks, but overall I'm happy with them - especially for the price I paid!
      Glad you didn't lose out on the Kickstarters :)

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    3. Cool - that's frigg'in cheap! Worth the extra effort at that price :-)

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  7. So beautiful and so atmospheric...great looking vignettes!

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  8. Looks amazing. It remains me, that I need few desert type terrains too.

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    1. Thanks! I've had those kits laying around for a long time :-)

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  9. Very cool looking pieces of terrain.

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