Monday, 27 October 2014

Tales of Darkwood – Ruins of the Forest


As I mentioned in my previous post on the fantasy project, I have done some terrain pieces. Starting off we have some arcane ruins that harbor strange artifacts from the fallen empire, together with crumbling statues of long forgotten kings and a mysterious stone circle that still seems to emit an eerie power.

The ruins and statues are all from Citadel's Lord of the Rings range, while the stone circle is from Ziterdes. The buildings look like they have been purposely destroyed rather than having crumbled of old age, which makes for an interesting effect I think.





The kits are nicely detailed, but the fitting between the different parts are less than perfect – or maybe it's just my mediocre modeling skills ...




Going with the forest theme of the project, I went for an partially overgrown look with these. It was fun playing around with different tufts, ivy and foliages. You just have to be careful not to overdo it and remember these are not dioramas, but rather war-games terrain – you have to be able to place the miniatures somewhere!



In the future I want to do a couple of more terrain pieces, a bit smaller this time, and maybe some trees as well.

Thanks for reading!

18 comments:

  1. These ruins are wonderful!

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  2. I think you've struck a great balance there- they look wonderful AND are useful.
    Not just for fantasy gaming - my first thought was that they would make great Roman ruins for Dark Age battles in Britain

    Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks Paul! Great idea about the Roman ruins – I hadn't thought of that!

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  3. Excellent mix of looking great but also being able to game on them.

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  4. Excellent work on the ruins Jonas!

    Christopher

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  5. Fantastic work here Jonas! Very well done on the balance for gaming. Really like the overgrown look too! Just perfect!

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    1. Thank you very much indeed Rodger!

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  6. Absolutely wonderful work Jonas, it feels like I'm stepping into a movie set of Peter Jackson. Fantastic work on the mossy coating you've applied on the stones. Look very much forward to seeing this IRL. By the way, tried out Lion Rampant in Copenhagen - great rules. Something we will be playing more of in the future I'm sure.
    All the best!
    /Sören

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Sören! I'm glad you found Lion Rampant fun too – looks like it's stirring up quite an interest down at the club!

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  7. Quite nice use of the LotR terrain! The overgrown look makes it seem like they were destroyed anywhere from 2-200 years ago...

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  8. Spectacular ruins, Jonas! You've captured the spirit of disrepair and decay perfectly. And as someone else said, this would fit right into a game of DB.

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  10. Great piece of scenery! Like it!

    Greetings
    Peter

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