Category Archives: Terrain

Terrain: Raft

This simple raft is part of a growing collection of small terrain pieces in Reaper’s Bones line. I bought it on a whim and gave it a quick paint.


The model is just about big enough for one model on a 25-40 mm base. A 50 mm would overhang the sides.

Raft with passenger for scale

The bark is Secret Weapon’s weathered wood color. The inner wood is colorful enough, I didn’t want to make the ropes any louder, so they’re just the white primer and a dark wash.

Terrain: Jersey Barriers

I’ve been (very) slowly building up a collection of post apocalyptic miniatures. Well it’s high time for some terrain. These jersey barriers from Secret Weapon are perfect scatter terrain. They’d even work for a modern setting, just one off the beaten path a bit.

Jersery Barriers

I also used some new Vallejo scenic acrylics for weathering. The yellow lichen is sponged on, and the grimes streaked with a wet brush.

Terrain: Rice Huts and Bell Temple by Sarissa Precision

I’ve been eyeing these MDF kits from Sarissa for quite some time. I finally bought them to get to free shipping from a Warlord clearance sale. The rest of the purchase has been sitting sadly in a drawer, but at least these buildings got done.

Bell Temple

I tried a new technique with these kits. I often feel like MDF kits end up really flat, To try to address it, I made washes out of acrylic, but then used it more like an oil wash. I first applied it really sloppy, then went back and softened the edges. I had to move quickly because the wood soaked up the moisture pretty quickly.

Rice Huts

With this technique I managed to get a lot of variance of color, especially for shading in the inside corners, like the framing on the rice huts. I like the streaks on the roof, but there’s not enough variation.

I originally was eyeing these kits for Bushido, though I haven’t actually played it at all. I’m thinking it would also work for a fantasy setting like Relicblade.