Monday, 14 February 2011


No gaming updates really, but I wanted to post a couple of pictures of my first attempt at scratch-building some ruins.

The walls are made from 5mm foam card, coated with ready mixed filler and with brick details added using thin card. The model is based on board cut from a ring-binder. Before the filler was applied, the edges of the walls (where the foam was exposed) were covers with masking tape.

The model was undercoated black, then dark grey, before a heavy drybrush of lighter grey was applied.

Although I am happy with the way the model turned out, I think it would have gained from different shades of grey being used to paint it. I think that the shades are to far appart and it makes the model look a bit messy. This is more evident when viewing the model first hand rather than in photos.

All in all, though, I think this is a good method for making ruins. With changes to colour, style and detailing, the same method can be used to make ruins for other periods. Also, it is a very cheap way to make models as offcuts can be used from other projects which might otherwise be discarded, as was the case with this model.