Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ruins of Osgiliath

I recently finished my GW LOTR Ruins of Osgiliath set...

Sadly, being terrain, they can't count towards the Painting Challenge, but no matter, I couldn't resist painting them up, and they have already seen action in an Empire of the Dead game, as they are wonderfully generic multi-setting use...


After a black spray primer undercoat, I used FAS student acrylic paints, starting with Burnt Sienna, then dry brushed with Yellow Oxide and then White.

I filled the void under this piece with styrofoam, as suggested and effected a matching stone block look.

I didn't bother basing them as such, so they can be used on any base cloth and blend in nicely...


... plus I have found basing protruding from the edge of terrain pieces often affects model placement and stability... nothing more annoying than a banner that keeps toppling over!



So one set done, I now have to decide if I simply duplicate these with the other two sets I have, or vary their construction... I'll have to have a couple of dry runs and see how things look...


20 comments:

  1. I've always like this set but felt (as I have felt about every GW product) it was a little too high priced for what you get. But the burnt umber base and the yellow & white highlights really make this set pop. You are putting the LOTR bug back in my ear damn you!

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    1. Thanks Robert. Yeah I hear you. LOL, hope so! ;-)

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  2. We guess the test of time (and the orcs attacks) through these beautiful ruins...very atmospheric!

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  3. Wonderful work on the ruins Scott. The statues look really great!

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  4. These look great Scott, it's a shame you couldn't get any points for them in the competition. Looking forward to seeing what you do next with this project.

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  5. I agree with Robert Audin, this is a great looking kit, but the retail price is a bit much, particularly as you are not able to make a complete "healthy" building from it.

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    1. Yeah I know, they were pricey, but I was fortunate to pick them up 2nd hand at a decent price, thanks to a great trade with Dave Docherty :)

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  6. Great job Scott... Far better than languishing in my loft!

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    1. Thanks again Dave, much appreciated - they'll certainly be getting a good work out in our future gaming here!

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  7. Very lovely terrain, Scott. I do like the statues in particular.

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  8. Top job Scott, they do look really cool.

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  9. Great stuff mate! They look great

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  10. Nice work mate. I like the solid, ancient feel these have.

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  11. The color layering you did really looks great. I do like that these ruins can have use in multiple gaming time settings.

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  12. Glad you thought my suggestion was worthwhile, I've used your blog for countless ideas.

    Bret

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  13. Ah, that Burnt Sienna, which I keep hearing so much good on - I've never found it here in the peasant-part of Euroland. I did however find Simple Green (we exchanged some comments on this matter, which you might or mightn't remember)! I never thought it was possible. Now, I can throw all that crap painted before today into a jar and restart again and get 1800 reasons to live XD

    On the pricing of these ruins, I think they were fair priced, to be GW-produced, that is - you do get a lot of stuff in the box. Though I did pay Euro price for it: 200 SEK. In your neck of the woods, I suppose you paid the double :( Still doesn't matter, does it - hobby is hobby ;)

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