Terrain & Centrepiece Models Paint Challenge January 2019 – Community Round-Up

Eve Winterfang, from The Twitter has submitted a rather impressive centrepiece model for her debut challenge model – a Renegade Nurgle Knight known as Lief Percival Breckenridge and his Knight, Aegir. One day, I’ll manage to assemble a knight of my own after seeing so many of them look so good, month after month after month!

 

Buck Surdu’s Sarissa Precision Peel Tower

Buck Surdu of Buck’s Blog completed this impressively sized Peel Tower by Sarissa Precision. And yes – each of those many floors are able to be separated and played in! Visit Buck’s post to see more!

 

Maurice Micklewhite’s Bramble patches

Maurice Micklewhite from The Mosquito on the Tenth Floor scratchbuilt a set of Bramble patches for his tabletop adventures. Made from MDF and rubberised horsehair, as well as model foliage, he’s turned some otherwise unpleasant materials into a model representation of the kind of area that most of us would find unpleasant to be traipsing about in!

 

Sunfire’s Death Guard Contemptor Dreadnought.

Sunfire, from Rhoda’s Reach has completed both a centrepiece model – the above Contemptor Dreadnought of the Death Guard Legion. Ancient Praeferox here has magnetised weapon options, featuring the Assault Cannon that we see here as well as a Multi-Melta.

Sunfire’s 3D-Printed Power Generators.

Sunfire also 3D-printed this pair of Power Generators for the scenery aspect of the monthly challenge. They’re pretty cool looking, though we’ve really only got the doors to judge scale with. We’ll have to request some with-model shots alongside them as well at some stage. 🙂 Sunfire’s blog is a newer one, with some nice stuff on there – particularly if you’re a fan of the Horus Heresy or the Death Guard, so go check out what he has to show!

 

Dave Kay’s Reaper Bones Green Dragon.

Dave Kay, of Scent of a Gamer completed this Green Dragon from Reaper’s Bones line, specifically from the Bones III Kickstarter campaign. Dave tells us that the model is very big and towers over infantry and cavalry, so I’m sure we’ll get another look at it in future.

 

Wudugast’s large Sector Mechanicus terrain piece.

Wudugast, from Convert or Die has built and painted this large and rather impressive looking piece of Sector Mechanicus terrain, as part of his own ongoing “Mean Streets” terrain project.

More of Wudugast’s completed Mechanicus Terrain pieces.

Not to rest on his laurels at that point, though – Wudugast also completed several other pieces – a Thermic Plasma Regulator, a small ruin from the original Manufactorum kit, an Ork barricade and an Escape Pod. They can all be seen in much more detail via the link above.

 

Pete S /SP from SP’s Projects Blog started the month’s challenge in 6mm, with a variety of piecesStorage Tanks, a TV Station with removable antenna, a Police Station and a pair of Portacabins from Leven Miniatures. To this, he adds a pair of “nodding donkey” pumpjacks from Perfect 6 Miniatures.

One of Pete S “Two Sheds” /SP’s sheds.

Pete S /SP’s Telegraph Poles

Following this, Pete scaled up to 20mm with a reworked plastic shed and a nice set of laser-cut telegraph poles. I’m sure the poles could work well in a variety of scales, and even have a place on his Necromunda table.

Pete S /SP’s Necromunda Terrain

Speaking of… Pete next scaled up to 28mm by also having a bunch of terrain done in 28mm scale – in this case, a bunch of nicely detailed Necromunda pieces.

Pete S /SP’s Dug-in E100 tank.

Finally, Pete completed the month with this dug-in tank, specifically, a German E100. To me, dug-in tanks very much fit into the same ground(!) as my own Imperial Turrets, so I’m good with calling this a terrain piece – especially since it can easily be used in that manner. Besides, an E100 on it’s tracks would easily be a centrepiece model anyway! Certainly a ton of output from Pete in January!

 

Krautscientist’s Daemon Primarch Angon with Display Base

Krautscientist from the Eternal Hunt completed a bit of both aspects of the month’s challenge – finishing a Forge World-style display base for his converted, customised Angron, Daemon Primarch model using the Shattered Aquila terrain piece along with some more sacrificial Ultramarines. Making an incredibly impressive piece even more impressive!

 

Thomas’ Tzeentchian Daemon Prince, Thonarash the Netherking

Thomas, of High Times on the Eastern Fringe continued his Tzeentchian theme of past months with his unique Daemon Prince, Thonarash the Netherking. Built from various bits and pieces on the base model of the Avatar of Khaine from the Dark Elf/Witch Elf/Daughters of Khaine faction’s Cauldron of Blood model. the creation of this model is also chronicled over a series of posts on Thomas’ blog.

 

Patmcf’s Medieval Castle

Patmcf aka Model Man Pat from Pat’s 1:72 Scale Military Dioramas completed a rather epic project in January – a Medieval Castle. As you can see from the picture above (and I encourage you to check out the others on his blog post!) – it’s not simpy a castle kit, but a moat with water effects applied, a drawbridge and gate, as well as some of the area around the fortification. It’s one epic piece, and although it will eventually be turned into a diorama piece, it’s definitely the sort of thing I’d love to game on and around as well!

 

Mark Morin’s DAK Tiger I

Mark Morin, of the Mark A Morin blog continued with his recent drive to paint all of the tanks, by completing a tiny centrepiece for his DAK force, nominally for What a Tanker – the Tiger I. While this model looks impressive enough on it’s own merits, Mark also completed an additional 16 tanks and armoured vehicles to pretty much create an instant German Motor Pool for WWII gaming.

 

mcmattils’s Imperial Objective Markers and Scatter Terrain.

mcmattila of newly-minted blog, mcmattilaminis has opened January with some very nice pieces, including a set of Imperial Objective Markers and Scatter Terrain. He’s also got some equally-nicely painted stuff up there that’s not terrain based, so I urge you to go check it out!

 

One of Faust’s scratch-built bulkheads/walls.

Faust’s Necromunda Terrain in action.

Faust from Doubledowndice completed a WHOLE LOTTA pieces for Necromunda that can be used as shipping containers, walls, bulkheads, and general industrial-style terrain. Made from balsa, other bits and plastic panels from various Robolog and Mantic scenery pieces, he’s achieved a nice variety within the uniformity of the dimensions of the blocks. As you can see above, they also look very effective on the tabletop!

 

Justneedsvarnish’s Forest

John, AKA, Just Needs Varnish from Just Needs Varnish put together a series of modular forest pieces that are suitable for pretty much any genre of wargaming. The trees just sit atop the bases, so that they can be moves around for unit bases, or reorganised, or just placed separately while the stumps add detail and interest.

 

Pandora’s Bitz Box’ Tyranid Toxicrene

Pandora’s Bits Box, from the Krakendoomcool blog brings us a lovely centepiece model in this Tyranid Toxicrene. It’s quite a brightly coloured beast, and it’s clearly showing what it thinks of drab paintjobs by the Raven Guard marine being crushed beneath it’s clawed hooves.

Pandora’s Bits Box’ Promethium Forge

Not one to skip any part of a challenge, Pandora’s Bits Box also completed this Promethium Forge as a submission for the terrain part of the month’s challenge. To take it a step further, he’s magnetised many of the sections, and so they can be set up in a myriad of ways on the tabletop. Check the post to see some examples. I might have to rip that idea off for myself…

 

maenoferren22’s “hill”.

maenoferren22 of Bogenwald seems to have just been taking the piss for January’s challenge.

maenoferren22’s completed “grave hill”.

Oh, wait. He turned that mass of expandable foam into this rather lovely piece. A Grave Hill, to be a centrepiece of his graveyard.

maenoferren22’s hillocks.

maenoferren also created some smaller hillocks, as well as having a few pieces that didn’t quite make the end-of-January Deadline. Hopefully, we’ll see them in February, then?

 

Alexis West’s Inquisitor Daemon Huntress

Last but not least, we have Alexis West, aka Westrider from Cascadian Grimdark, who completed this Daemon Huntress model from the Inquisitor game released by GW, way back in 2001. It’s an impressive piece, in the 54mm scale that the game used – and I have to admit that I’ve not seen this particular model before, either. Certainly a lovely job on a very cool model – and a great way for Alexis to have started off 2019!

Alexis’ initial batch of Shadespire Terrain

On the scenery front, Alexis got stuck into making her games of Shadespire and Nighthaunt more visually appealing with several pieces from the Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Terrain from the recently released set.

Alexis’ additional pieces for Shadespire – painted last year it turns out!

These were quickly followed by this mix of pieces from other sets to find a home in Shadespire – A Statue Head and Crypt Casket from the Shattered Dominion set, Soulsnare Shackles from the Endless Spells and even a pile of rubble repurposed from a Dreadfleet piece. – edit – Alexis has since clarified that these were painted last year, but only shown on her blog for the first time in January. So I’ll leave them up here anyway, since I already did the work of compiling the photos and adding the links. :p

Alexis’ Ryza-Pattern Building Ruins

Alexis also completed this set of Ryza-Pattern Ruins. She’s chosen to paint the two sides of the walls differently in order to give boan an exterior and interior look to the pieces. What brings them up and beyond for me is the fact that she also took the time to pick out the smaller detailed parts of the kit.

 

Finally – here’s my own stuff, posted up last week and shown in much more detail throughout the last month of my blog posting. Ok, the Orc and Plague Toads aren’t quite centrepiece models, but I forgot to take more photos at the time, so that’s what we get.

Is your own January Challenge work missing from here? If you left a link in the announcement thread, then it should be here and I apologise. If there’s no link there, then leave one here. I may seen, read and even commented on your post, but I’m damned if I can remember each and every blog post I go through each month! Broken links, etc – just bring it to my attention and I’ll also fix them up ASAP.

As regular readers know, I’ve had a bit of family health stuff to take care of recently, which has put a pretty huge damper on my posting. I’ll be posting more of my models and scenery soon, as well as putting up the Announcement post for February’s challenge (a little later, than usual, I know – sorry!) – I’ll still give this post 2 days as the many people’s hard work arrayed above deserves some extra time to sit at the top of my page.

41 thoughts on “Terrain & Centrepiece Models Paint Challenge January 2019 – Community Round-Up

  1. It’s up! Very excited to finally see this post! It’s really cool to see the scenery people have been working on ranging from bought to scratch built. Thanks for putting this together despite the various obstacles thrown up throughout January and February! Yikes, speaking of February it’s almost over! I should try to post up my submissions for the next challenge this week. 😅

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  2. Some excellent stuff all around, particularly the astounding Knight and Daemon Primarch!

    I feel I should note that of the Shadespire Terrain, only the ones from the actual Shadespire scenery set were done in January. The rest were painted last suummer, I just never got around to showing them off.

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    • Thanks mate, but it’s cool. I’m halfway through the (already submitted) posts for February, and I’ve got the March Challenge post written up to fire off in a couple of hours…
      Though I do intend/hope to get something done myself for Monster March!

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  3. Thanks for putting this together Azazel, looks like it must of taken some time to do.
    I’ve found it a really helpful post as I’m relatively new to the online community and its a great snap shot of blogs, allowing me to find a load of blogs I did not know about!
    So thanks again!

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  4. Wow, once again terrific effort from everyone! Pete’s haul of different scale terrain was especially impressive, love those tiny 6mm buildings! The Nurgle Knight, Tzeench Daemon Prince and the Underworlds terrain were also standout models!

    And thanks for the shoutout for my blog, Azazel!

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    • Very welcome, mate – that’s something that I feel like these challenges can do as a positive for this small bit of the gamer community – not just helping to motivate those of us who participate in the challenges, but even just drawing eyes (there are a lot more visitors to these posts than posters) to people’s work that might not be seen, or take longer to be seen.
      A lot of the early posts here would have been seen by very few, and probably in a lot of cases, nobody – so even with the high quality of your work I feel like it’s an easy thing I can do to draw a little extra attention when people who join the challenges have newer blogs.

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  6. Nice post, Azazel. That’s quite the wrap-up!

    Terrain makes for a pretty interesting challenge, as we all have different ideas regarding how to go about it and what it is. Same can be said with minis, but it just seems terrain has an even wider scope.

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    • Cheers, Faust. That’s the cool thing with terrain – being the “background” to our tables, it can vary wildly from the most expensive, finely detailed kits to complete DIY efforts (and now 3-d printed stuff!) as well as anything from the simplest hill to a hige building with interior detail, but as long as it contributes to the aesthetic of the table, it’s still going to be successful.

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  8. how does one even comment on these challenge posts? I do not want to bee seen as boring every time I just type wow!, great efforet! and stuff like that. But seriously, these all look so amazing! I can not even pick a personal favorite if I was forced too…

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