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Sandbag Terrain Made From Green Stuff

This past week, when I wasn’t at Kingdom-con, I made some sandbag terrain from Green Stuff.  I’m not going to get into how to work with Green Stuff, the link I provided covers that.

I’ve never worked with Green Stuff before.  It wasn’t too difficult.  I made 2 different sandbag walls, using 2 different methods.

I was making some bases for Khurasan’s Female Auxiliaries and I had some Green Stuff left over, so I made the first sandbag wall.  A few days later, I made the second one.  The first one, I kept the sandbags connected in a row, not cutting all the way through Green Stuff.  For the second set, I decided to make individual sandbags, and stack them.



Green Stuff Sandbag Terrain 15mm


Green Stuff Sandbag Terrain 15mm


I think the individual sandbags looks way better.  It didn’t take much longer to do, either.

I have a tool that has a textured grip, so I rolled the grip across the top of the sandbags for texture.  Paint, black wash, sepia wash, and a dry brush.

I based them on thick cardboard, because that’s what I have around the house.  Vinyl wall spackle mixed with sand in a thin layer on the cardboard, then some sand and very little static grass, since my battle mat is desert themed.

I hope to mess with the Green Stuff some more in the future.


Kingdom-con Day 1

Yesterday (Friday April 5, 2013) I went to Kingdom-con here in San Diego.  I’ll be going back later today.

Kingdom-con is a small gaming convention that I found out about from a newsletter I picked up at a local game store.  It’s being held 5 miles from my house, so I really have no excuse to not attend.  It’s $50 at the door for a 3 day pass.  They have a large wargaming room, mostly Warhammer and historics, a central lobby with several tables of miniature games, and another large room with open gaming, 10 vendors, and a game library.  The game library has hundreds of games anyone can check out and play.

So, here’s my pics and comments:

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I played a demo game of Infinity.  I’d never played before, but it was easy to pick up.  We played 4 figures to a side, and the game took about 30 minutes.  I won.  :) The figures were really nice. Officially 28mm, they seemed bigger, but I didn’t measure them.



I also played a demo game of Drunk Quest.  It was 2 in the afternoon, so I just drank water.  It’s like Munchkin with drinking.  It was super fun, and I bought a copy.  There’s a tournament with real drinking tonight.  I might join. :)


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I picked up a set of Irondice.  They are “silver-plated miniature white metal and covered with a translucent paint”.  They come with rules for a dice game, but I just bought them because they look freakin’ cool.  I’m just going to use them as regular D6 for gaming.



For every event / demo / etc you participate in, you get a token.  At any time, you can cash your tokens in for prizes.  It’s like skee-ball!



This part really made me laugh.  Right there in the rules, right on your badge, it says, “Please remember to stay clean and shower.” :)

In closing, here’s some pics I took in the wargaming room.  I have nothing left to say, except I’m going back today.  I plan to attend a demo of Flames Of War.

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