Tuesday, 14 June 2016

SETTING THE SCENE part 6 Graveyard, Ruins & first vignette.


This post covers a graveyard for my church as I didn't want to winterise my existing one, plus I had a spare Renedra grave sprue left over which I could use.
 
Warlord Miniatures 3 x building ruined Hamlet, plus the graveyard in the background.

My first of several vignettes that I plan on making for this project. This was a Corgi die-cast 1/48 scale Halftrack that I picked up from ebay for the bargain price of £3 due to the fact that it had a track missing on one side.

I am not that bothered about the halftrack being a slightly larger scale as I had planned for it to be ditched down the side of the road and half covered in snow, plus it gave me the chance to have a practice at painting US armour (need to go a lighter colour shade) and at £3 if it hadn't worked out then it wouldn't break the bank.  (Sprayed black and repainted)

   
On the table. 























 

26 comments:

  1. Simply superb Pat. This book of yours looks destined to become a classic I think mate. Wonderful looking table

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  2. You absolutely hit the mark. Those almost look real. That is some very spectacular winter gaming set-up there!

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  3. Wow Pat ... just wow. You've nailed every possible aspect of this setup, really impressive. I truly hope you put this in a back - because I'll be your first customer!! :-)

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  4. Truly stunning Pat !!!

    I get so cold when i see your winter pectures you can really feel that you want to get inside a warm building with a good cup of coffe.

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  5. All I can say Pat is WOW, like the halftrack on the side of the road nice touch, the whole terrain gives the feel its just finished snowing and the troops have come out to play.

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  6. That bargain worked really well

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  7. This work is amazing Pat. Love every bit of it and want to copy all of it.

    Hurry up with a book! :)

    Richard

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  8. Alright Pat enough is enough you need to hurry up and finish that book, because I want terrain like that!! Nothing less then stunning work yet again!

    Christopher

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  9. A stunning sight there Pat! Love it.

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  10. It is understandable that some vehicles are in the ditch with this weather! Outstanding details as always, immersive and beautiful job!

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  11. Awesome, absolutely amazing
    just like a real, or a good movie and staging
    Congratulation this excellent job.

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  12. These posts just keep getting better and better Pat, truly inspirational.

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  13. What they said
    Really amazing

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  14. Good lord. These are beautiful pieces. So realistic and attention to detail is impeccable.

    A book you say?

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    1. Thanks Dai,
      The 'Setting the Scene' posts that I have placed on this blog are working towards a 'Step by Step guide book' on making winter terrain.

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  15. More excellent work Pat, & certainly nice use of a otherwise useless die cast halftrack (without a track it could be nothing other than a wreck!) If I may, what company produces the walls on your graveyard piece?

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    1. Hi Terry,
      The graveyard walls are scratch built using pink insulation foam. There will be a step by step guide on this when the book comes out.

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  16. Simply stunning again! Have some winter Germans in the works so I'm actually qte tempted to do some winter terrain myself... Well if I could only actually see it through.
    Reading your post I only now realised I do still owe you a painting guide for american armour. Will have to have a look if I do have any suitable pics to accompany the text.
    For all it's worth I used the "US armour camouflage set" by Ammo by MIG Jimenez

    http://www.heer46shop.de/49197/us-armor-camouflage-set

    Hope this helps.

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    1. Thanks Nic,
      I look forward to seeing your winter Germans after the way you painted up the Winter US Infantry.

      Your US armour painting guide will be good timing, as I will be starting these when I come back from Normandy. ( Travelling out there on Saturday for a week with a couple of friends)

      I guess the MIG paints are for spraying, whereas I will be painting with a brush, so a Vallejo paint code equivalent would be good.

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  17. Thanks everyone for your comments.

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  18. Outstanding! More and more eyecandy. Love the diorama feature with the halftrack. To really integrate a wreck in the surrounding terrain like that works wonders.
    /Mattias

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  19. Jeez that's bleak, get my mittens!
    Outstanding work,
    JJ

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  20. This is outstanding! The shots of the infantry moving in the small streets are just incredible!

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  21. Stunning terrain. The detail is incredible.

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