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I think is the longest incomplete Mordheim project I have ever had. I started this horse cart in Novermber of last year (almost 1 year ago). Here is this almost-complete horse cart as it sits on my desk today:
First off, Happy Guy Fawkes Day!
Secondly, Here’s my first completed terrain project in quite a while. (June?)
I would like to introduce the first co-author on the Mordheim in Montana Blog. Although this gifted wordsmith isn’t actually located in Montana, he is a talented Mordheimer, painter and terrain maker (as you will soon see) and will make an excellent addition to this blog.
I was extremely lucky to receive the following fine terrain bits as a gift in exchange for taking pictures of them. Don’t tell my parents, but these are the sweetest gifts I’ve gotten in a long time. =)
This is a variant of the “I Work For Food” [which I DO ] theme; in this case, it’s “I paint for pics.”
But that a side, NOW TO DAZZLE YOUR COLLECTIVE BRAINS WITH WORKS OF WONDER: AN EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION FROM THE COLLECTION OF ASHTON “THE MONTANA KID” SANDERS:
Below we find a Group shot of the Thingys I dispatched to Ashton to ply his AMAZING photograhic talents upon, AND to test his patience with NUMEROUS questions of ASTOUNDING stupidity:
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For one of my last Mordheim terrain pieces, I created a well to accompany it in a competition. The competition came down to the wire before I had everything painted, so I skipped the well, leaving it on my workbench waiting to be painted.
As I try to finish up all of my incomplete projects, I have done some painting:
So I had this grand idea of making a campfire for my latest competition Mordheim terrain, and I was going to “bust out some mad skills” with the green stuff I got off of ebay to make a sweet looking campfire. Unfortunately I ran into two problems:
- My Green Stuff apparently has aired out a lot, and is very hard to work with.
- Fire is really hard to make.
Now that I have my excuses out of the way, this is what I have created:
I made two campfires. This is what I did: Read the Rest of the Post >
As I’ve been trying to get more and more detailed with my Mordheim terrain, I have found myself trying to create what would equate to a .5″ x 2″ plank of wood, which in real life is a cm wide and a couple millimeters thick. I’ve tried carving down a larger piece of wood, but I could never get the sides to be straight. Then I had an epiphany. The answer was in front of me the entire time.
it’s really quite simple. Take a Popsicle stick and a sharp razor blade or Exacto knife, and cut a thin silver off the side of the stick.
A wealthy city, like Mordheim used to be, must have some sort of system to dispose of waste. Mordheim must have had garbage cans and a garbage collector, wouldn’t you think? Anyway, after my last trip to the range (Front Sight), I grabbed 4-5 of the empty bullet holders, knowing there must be some way to use them in the city of Mordheim. After lots of thought, I found that they are almost the perfect size for Mordheim-sized garbage cans!
In this picture you can see the transition (from left to right) of Bullet holder to Mordheim garbage can. First, you need to cut one of the can’s out of the container with a razor blade. Once this is done, trim the edges around the top of the can. Then cut off the bottom of the can. If you cut straight enough, you can use the bottom as a lid. The can on the right side of the picture above still needs some work on the paint job, but it’s enough to give you an idea of where I’m going with this.
I also don’t have a bottom to these cans, but I’ll think of something by the time I need to put one on it’s side.
No anyone who plays Mordheim at my house won’t have a reason not to throw away all their garbage. =]
Here is another Popsicle stick project I thought up. I don’t really know where I’m going to do with it, but I wanted to make a Mordheim horse cart. I had a picture of a horse cart in my mind that I wanted to recreate at 28mm scale, and I think I did a pretty good job.
This entire cart is made from Popsicle sticks, except for the axle which is made from a thick, tough weed stem from my yard. I haven’t attached the wheels yet, but I want to find a way to make them able to roll. So, if I wanted to, I could actually roll the cart around. Why not?
(Note: Please ignore the paint job on that Mordheim Skaven, it’s from a much younger, rash me.)
More to Come,
I’ve expanded my collection of Mordheim Ladders. I only have one GW ladder. (I think that’s all that comes in the box.) And ladders are extremely useful in Mordheim (not so much for Skaven, but for the other, not so agile warbands =). I’ve decided to make a couple ladders in the different construction styles of the Warbands of Mordheim.
You may remember in my first Mordheim Ladder post, I mentioned that it was a ladder that was definitely made by humans. After I said that, I went on a quest to create a ladder made by my Skaven Warband. I actually made two. Both of these were created from Popsicle sticks, and I think they came out pretty well. I still have to base coat that last ladder. Here are my four Mordheim Ladders:
Everyone knows that most human and Skaven warbands never sleep within the walls of Mordheim, the City of the Damned. But, where do they eat lunch? It has been an unanswered question until now! The best place to eat in Mordheim is at my tables:
And if you’re ever interrupted by some rival warband, you can throw the table on it’s end and you have instant protection from missile weapons.
These tables are built out of a piece of bark I found in my yard. I’ll probably end up making it a permanent part of a building setup.