Thursday, February 9, 2017

Challenge Theme Submission - A Home in Hochland

10mm medieval home, courtesy of 3D printing by Byron!

The third bonus theme of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge was set for this past weekend.  The theme was "Terrain: Home", and I was expecting between my intense dislike of painting any kind of terrain, a travel schedule and the fact that I didn't really have anything to fit the theme that I would end up missing this theme round...that wouldn't be the end of the world, but would have been a bit of a bummer, as I have started to enjoy them. 

Enter Byron, who joined us for our Team Yankee game last week.  He handed me this model, which he created with a 3D printer.  He had noticed all the Warmaster stuff I had been painting in the Challenge, and thought it would go well with the Empire forces. Wow!

Empire commanders review the battle plan outside of their cottage in Hochland...

I don't know about 3D printers at all, or at least, I know enough to know that I should just stay away from them.  But this is an example of the sort of cool stuff you can get when clever folks get hold of devices like 3D printers.  This particular model had some odd texture here and there, but overall it's bloody amazing.  I think there is some kind of set of files out there for "medieval village" or something..? However that works, the explanation is best left to Byron.

Meanwhile, the wizard is out back practicing spells...maybe he shouldn't stand so close to the house?

I threw some colours associated with the Empire province of Hochland on the model, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out! When the time comes for a Warmaster game, I look forward to placing this on the table as part of the action! A big "thank you" to Byron for this great little gift!


Dallas said...

Fantastic looking building Greg!

Michael Awdry said...

Superb job Greg.