Warlord Games Stone Bridge

Warlord Games Stone Bridge

Another scenic post today – Warlord Games’ Stone Bridge.

I picked this up quite awhile ago in June 2017 with some other stuff (including some ruined houses, apparently.. I should find those!) – but only got around to assembling it about 2 weeks ago, quickly followed by painting it. It had been cut off the sprues and then put in a plastic tub and forgotten about. How often do you hear that phrase on this blog?

Warlord Games Stone Bridge

I wanted it to look weathered and worn, so after the first spray coats of dark grey followed by a lighter brown-grey, I drybrished with a couple of tones of increasingly light brown-grey, then played around with my custom mix Sepia-Black Vallejo Model Wash, then some washes made from two shades of green for the mossy tones towars the bottom of the arch, some browns and Pledge One Go floor wax and a couple of different weathering powders.

Warlord Games Stone Bridge

I also wanted to emphasise the direction of years of traffic on the bridge, so I used a tissue (hi-tech modelling tools, here!) to “pull” the half-dried grime along the length of the bridge, creating a directionally weathered effect. I don’t have any 28mm WWII guys painted yet, so this pair of Reiksgard will have to do for the “human scale” shot. They do serve to illustrate how well that the piece works with models from a variety of eras and genres outside of the WWII-modern, though.

Warlord Games Stone Bridge

Here’s a scale shot, so you can see roughly how big the thing is. It barely fits a modern Rhino hull – you could probably fit a Predator as well due to the ground clearance that the sponsons have. It’s another nice piece of multi-use scenery. I mean, it’s not exactly approriate for Necromunda, but it suits a wide variety of historical games through modern, post-apoc (not all bridges need to be broken!) and of course 40k. Unless you’re of the new-school of 40k that thinks everything needs to be festooned with skulls. 😀

At some stage (the month’s round-up and my personal round-up for Dave Stone’s Winter of Scenery Challenge as well) we’ll be able to see it from a “front-on” angle. As long as I remember to take a pic like that. It certainly didn’t properly fit in my makeshift lightbox on that orientation!

21 thoughts on “Warlord Games Stone Bridge

  1. I have that bridge myself, though mine was produced by “Italeri” as part of their “Alzo Zero” range, Warlord must be selling it under licence, it is a great model, and you’ve done a lovely job on painting it!

    Cheers Roger.

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    • That sounds pretty accurate – I know that Warlord have a partnership with Italieri and that a lot, if not most of their armoured vehicles available in plastic are also available from Italieri. I’ve got a whole pile of their tanks (still boxed and unbuilt, natually) with Italieri packaging that I’ver picked up on sale from places selling them as model kits. 😀

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  2. Excellent job on this bridge, mate. I had looked at this one a while back because there is a scenario for Scouring of the Shire where you need a bridge and I didn’t want to build one from scratch and I wasn’t that impressed by the paint job on the box so I decided against buying it but you’ve really added some life to this one and got me thinking that I should pick it up when I’m ready to get back to that project.

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    • Thanks Kuribo – it’s a simple but nice piece really. It’s also plain enough that you could easily theme it with some overgrown ivy along the sides for The Shire, or some small monument/statuary on the entrance-sides and top of the crests for Gondor, or….
      In fact, you could get in there with magnets if you were super keen and make small statuary/decorative bits modular and rmeovable if you really wanted to go to town and put (much more) work into it (than I’d likely be willing to do)! 😀

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      • Those are really good ideas! I haven’t messed with magnets at all but I know you can do some fun things with them. I’ve been in an MESBG mood so I wouldn’t be surprised if I paint something from it soon 🙂

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      • I recommend starting with simple stuff like removable/replaceable terrain details. Once you’re more comfortable you can do removable hands/weapons and the like. Or just jump right in to the depe end! 🙂

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