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Friday, April 29, 2011
54mm Qwik: Terrain
While I wait for my figures to arrive, I banged out a couple pieces of terrain. The game doesn't actually use terrain rules. Movement is done by zones. I'll simply use these pieces to block one or two zones to add a little bit of variety to the game (as well as add to the visual appeal.)
Since I'm going 54mm, and each zone is required to hold 3 figures at most, I settled on 4-inch squares (I actually made myself a gridded playmat specifically for Qwik; I'll have to get a picture of that, too.) This size is perfect to fit CDs, hence, the CD bases. There is still some space on each disk in case I want to do a variant allowing figures on this terrain (and making it "difficult" or such. For now, I'll stick to "blocking.")
These are Tamiya 1/35 scale kits- oil and gas cans, and a kettenkrad. The glue hasn't dried yet on these; when it is, I plan to add some brown grass tufts and perhaps some more plant material/mold.
The rust was real easy and went plenty fast. It's just drybrushed/stippled layers of brown, brown+orange and brown+orange+light tan all applied with an old brush.
Among other things I'll need to make besides the actual figures are a couple stakes and a couple of dog skulls. For the skulls, I may see what prefab pieces companies have to offer, though I'm pretty sure I can make my own. I'm sure the price of ordering/shipping prefab will encourage me to make my own, anyway.