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Feb 9

Terrain Competition Victory!

Collapsed Tower,General
Author: Ashton Sanders

That’s right! The Terrain Gods have smiled down upon me with their ever-loving rays of light and given me a victory in my first terrain competition!

This is now my most highly decorated Mordheim terrain piece. =] lol
Collapsed Mordheim Tower - Front

Here were the results from the poll:
Ashton’s Tower Destroyed by Comet 44% [ 26 ]
Ghetti’s Crash and fallen telephone pole 18% [ 11 ]
Caleb’s Crushed Crapper 10% [ 6 ]
nealcrankshaw’s Fallen Warhound 8% [ 5 ]
Dragonflies7033’s Toppled AT-AT 5% [ 3 ]
jedion357’s Camping with 3 Ladies 3% [ 2 ]
Kishkumen’s Fallen Light Pole 3% [ 2 ]
Maenoferren’s Maen’s fallen over too 1% [ 1 ]
Jedion357’s Jersey Barriers 1% [ 1 ]
Armoury-Terrain’s slag piles 1% [ 1 ]
NetTerrain´s toppled statue 0% [ 0 ]

Total Votes : 58

I’m a huge fan of TerraGenesis and these competitions. I think they’re a fantastic Idea. Props to all who entered. I am very glad to be a part of it.

-Ashton Sanders

Feb 3

TerraGenesis Competition

Collapsed Tower,General,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I have completed my entry for TerraGenesis‘s Fallen Over Competition, and the voting has started! It’s three days into the competition now, and I’m currently in the lead! Yeay! I’m so excited. This competition yielded 11 good entries. 3 or 4 of them are so AWESOME! One guy, Neal, created a “warhound” (large two legged machine kind of like AT-AT’s in StarWars) completely from scratch! I didn’t even know that was possible.

I’m very surprised, but delighted, that I’m in the lead. I hope I can keep it.

This competition has been amazingly fun and entertaining. I’m glad I found out about it. (They have a new one starting each month, so check it out!)

-Ashton Sanders

Jan 29

Mordheim Collapsed Tower Completed!

Hi All! I have officially completed my Mordheim Collapsed Tower! Here are the pics:

This is a competition entry at Terragenesis.

Enjoy the pics:

Collapsed Mordheim Tower - Front
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Jan 27

Mordheim Tower – Sneak Peak

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’m getting very close to completing my Mordheim tower. All I have left is some final details for my collapsed tower, and I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak of the color I chose to use on the walls and what the wood in the rubble looks like.

Here’s a picture:

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You can see an arrow that is sticking out of the side of the building in the shadows (top right) as well.

In this picture you can see the two different “kinds” of wood in the rubble. The floors of the tower were made with a nice light pine wood, while the wood on the outside of the building was mostly aged/weathered oak (the darker color).

More to come soon,


Jan 26

Roof Painting

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’m getting very close to completing my collapsed tower.

The other day, I painted the roof tiles. Here is an image with the different dry brushing steps I went through.

Unfortunately it’s hard to see a lot of difference in the color. I can tell you though that the very left tiles are completely black, and the tiles on the right are very blue. I’ll try to take some better pictures of it soon.


Jan 17

Skaven in the Ruins

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I took some pictures of some of my Skaven models hiding in the ruins of my Collapsed tower. Enjoy:

Skaven in the Rubble

Skaven hiding in the rubble

I’m going to be repainting these models this year =).

-Ashton Sanders

Jan 14

Highlighting the Cement

Although Cement is normally thought of as a “dull” material, sunlight gives just about everything highlights. After I gave my pile of rubbles a good think brushing of Dark Gray, I drybrushed it with subsequent coats of lighter and lighter gray. Each times the color got lighter, I used less paint and didn’t press as hard with my brush. This gave the impression of highlights on the edges of the cement.

Hover over this Picture to see the Before and After Differences:

Here are four different angles of the pile of rubble now: Read the Rest of the Post >

Jan 12

Painting the Mordheim Cement

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’ve narrowed my pile of rubble down into three main colors.

Before this Mordheim tower was destroyed, it stood four stories tall, and was made of gray cement. This gray color is definitely going to be the most prominent color in my pile of rubble.

The next most prominent material in my Voltaire’s Magic Shop is wood. Each floor and all of the stair cases were made of wood and although many of the loose pieces of weed have been hauled off by travelers to build ladders, mend fences and make shields, there is still a good portion of wood sticking out from the rubble. There are two main types of wood here. The first is the weathered, darker wood from the framing on the outside of the building. The second is the lighter wood from the interior of the tower. This wood didn’t have to endure the years of harsh weather before being knocked over by a comet.

The last color is the color on the outside of the tower/building. This color will only be on a few sections of the cement. I still haven’t made a final decision on what color I’m going to paint this building, so this color is up in the air.

I will be painting my pile of rubble (along with the building) in this order. So here we start with the gray cement. Here is the first coat of dark gray:

Gray coat on my Collapsed Tower

Gray coat on my Collapsed Tower

Gray coat on my Collapsed Tower

Gray coat on my Collapsed Tower

I will need to finish up this tower by the end of February, so look for a good number of posts from me on this project in the near future.
-Ashton Sanders

Jan 10

Base Paint for My Mordheim Building

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I have successfully painted my entire collapsed Mordheim black! I couldn’t use spray paint because most of it is built with styrofoam, so I grabbed my largest brush, and watered down a lot of black paint, and got started. Here’s some pictures of my freshly painted black undercoat:

Black Undercoat on my Collapsed Tower

Black Undercoat on my Collapsed Tower

And here is a picture of it now that it has dried. (I’ve also spent about an hour doing touch ups and getting black paint deep into the crevices.

Black Undercoat on my Collapsed Tower

For this Mordheim building, I am planning on letting a lot of the black paint show through on the final product, so I definitely had to make sure every millimeter of this piece of terrain was base painted.

Ashton Sanders

Jan 6

Voltaire’s Magic Shop Sign

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I have finally decided on what my collapsed tower used to house:

Voltaire's Magic Shop Sign

Many people don’t know that before Voltaire became famous as an author, he owned a very profitable chain of Magic Shops in Mordheim. Until, of course, the comet killed all within the city. Fortunately for Voltaire (and literature), he was spending the new year with his family in a neighboring village when Mordheim was destroyed. This tower used to be Voltaire’s research tower where he developed many of his magic potions. This is also where he gained his first love of writing.

Ashton Sanders

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