Saturday, 7 April 2018

Scatter Terrain for Sharp Practice

I like my battlefields to look a little 'lived in' so adding a few items of scatter terrain is nice way to achieve this aim... and these items from Grand Manner are just the ticket! First is a kiln, so my Portuguese farmer is also quite handy as a potter.

The kiln is actually from GM's Ancient Greek range but I reckon that the design of such things was probably fairly similar right around the Mediterranean and also didn't change that much between Greek times and the 1800s. Obviously I am now going to meet someone who has a PhD entitled "Kiln Construction & Pottery Manufacture in the Mediterranean from Antiquity to the Modern Day" :-D

Painting - basically the same as the Church and Grain Store. Light brown spray to prime the resin, then a base of Americana Honey Brown, then highlights of Americana Fawn, VMC Dark Sand and then finally Foundry Boneyard Light. The base is Americana Honey brown followed by highlights of VMC Tan Yellow and VMC Dark Sand. The foliage is Colonel Bill's Winter static grass with tufts, etc.

Next, from the same range, is a wooden table covered in urns and pots. I thought that this would accompany the kiln rather nicely.

Painting - The wood is Foundry Bay shade highlighted with VMC Dark Sand and Foundry Boneyard light. The pots are a base of GW Scorched Brown, highlighted with the Foundry Conker Brown triad. The base is the same as above.

Now we're on to safer ground with a few barrels and a pile of round shot, again from GM. This can either be scatter scenery, an objective marker or perhaps a Sharp Practice deployment point.

Painting - the wood is as above with the additional step of washing the brown with GW Agrax Earthshade to give it a slightly warmer look. The barrel hoops are GW Black, GW Tin Bitz then a highlight of GW Leadbelcher. The shot are just GW Black and GW Leadbelcher.

8 comments:

Dannoc said...

Great pieces of scatter. Your painting real does them justice.

JOHNBOND said...

Very nice scatter terrain ideas Matt, particularly like the barrels and cannon balls
cheers John

The Wargames Table said...

Thank you kindly chaps! 😎
Cheers
Matt

Paul Scrivens-Smith said...

Loving your work Matt!

Phil said...

Love them, great job!

The Wargames Table said...

@Scrivs & @Phil - very kind of you good sirs!
Cheers
Matt

Moiterei_1984 said...

Brilliant work! I wouldn’t have thought it‘s been intended for another period entirely.

The Wargames Table said...

@Moiterei - thank you! Yes, I think it will do nicely ;o)