Sunday, January 31, 2016

'Defensive Terrain' from IanW - 'Vauban Fort'


This could have been for the Nostalgia round as it's a VERY old Baccus produce from the days where Baccus supplied resin buildings. Peter sold this part of his business many years ago but the new owner never brought them back out as intended. So they are extremely difficult to get your hands on them. Of course this makes them rather pricey when they come to light but not in this case as a mate owned them and felt he would not use them as he dislikes the way the figures on bases stick over the walls.



So he was kind enough to give the set to me and it's been sitting in it's box for about a year. Whilst 6mm is normally not allowed in the bonus rounds Curt was kind enough to allow this to be included due to it's size. It comprises of six main defensive points with six walls making up the distinctive star shape and six outer points to break up attacks and protect the walls. The figures and buildings are old projects so don't count. An extra point and wall section are supplied showing breaches.


It has two wall sections with doorways and these have some nice detail that adds a bit of interest to the otherwise fairly drab walls.



I have used various greys built up from dark to light to try and get the look of worn stone. I also inked the walls at about the halfway point and once dry went with more drybrushing.


The interior area's I used flat brown and then a couple of highlights and then added static grass for the banks and other area's where less likely to be walked on. I am reasonably pleased with how it has come out and hope it gets a few games out of it. The last shot shows a pen so as to help the none 6mm painters get an idea of the size. The fact it's modules means we can use it in different ways.



 

34 comments:

  1. It always amazes me to see how well done terrain for 6mm is. This is a stellar piece and I'm glad Curt allowed it to be submitted. I like the effort you put into painting it and the amount of time you surely spent on the build.

    Well done!

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    1. Thanks Anne, now just need to find an opportunity to use it

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  2. That looks great Ian, and you can't knock the price you got it for! :)

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    1. I was hoping to get the price down further but he would not give me any money LOL

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  3. For something so small it looks so big. Great job on this fortification. cheers

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    1. Thanks, it does take up a lot of space, good job we have the table to use it

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  4. For something so small it looks so big. Great job on this fortification. cheers

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    1. Thanks, can't wait to see how much it commands the table when it gets on it

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  5. Great piece Ian. Wouldn't mind one of these myself. In 28mm :-)

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    1. In 28mm? That would take up the whole table :-)

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  6. They don't make fortress gates like that anymore...

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    1. Good job have you seen the step?

      Ian

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  7. Awesome! I love the shattered bits. It's great that you've had the opportunity to get this great bit of kit done.

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    1. Spoke to Peter at Baccus and the wall sections are his first work ever done.

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  8. Wow, really cool Ian. Great job.

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  9. I am glad Curt allowed you to enter this piece because you've done it up brilliantly, wouldn't have wanted to miss seeing it!

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    1. Thanks that's a big compliment

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  10. Lovely star fort Ian! Really cool in modular as well as the included ruined sections. Very nice groundwork and painting on it too!

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  11. I am DEEPLY, DEEPLY jealous, Ian! What an amazing model. I didn't even know anyone made anything like this. You've painted it brilliantly, and really brought it to life. Most excellent. Now you can start on the trenches ;)

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