Monday, December 31, 2012

Down on the Farm with Fritz

I realized I hadn't taken any shots of the farmstead with figures. That was sort of the whole reason for making it, to give some scale for the miniatures I had finished.

One thing I ran into with the tile board was that the magnets in the trees I made aren't strong enough to grip through the thick vinyl. So I ended up making a few small metal pieces to use as bases for the trees. I did them basically the same way as the board but I picked up some different turf colors to mix in as well.

I'm kinda going around in a circle on the bases with terrain. It just seems faintly ridiculous to make a base for a tree, that was made to not need a base, so it will stand up on the board. I might need to rethink this whole basing thing. While I like the baseless concept, at 1/100 scale I'm not sure how practical it is. I've already used small, partial bases on the buildings I made to protect some of the more fragile parts. I'm thinking something similar would work with the trees as well. I might be able to get away from the thick trunks then and keep it more realistic looking, which was the original goal anyways. I'm gonna keep experimenting but I expect I'll be going with more bases in the future. 


  1. Looking good! Where's Old Man Rutger though? Shouldn't he be shouting at those guys and that giant robot to "get off my lawn dam crazy kids!" waving his cane in the air

    1. Haha! I'm hoping Old Man Rutger will be able to make his appearance by the time I'm finished with his barn. I imagine he is off in town at the moment and will be more than a little surprised that he had visitors!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...