Saturday, 3 March 2018

From AlexS: terrain 25 points

Hello everybody. My name is Alex, I'm from Russia, and I really like to do the terrain. I was always inspired by one person who in his blog laid out the terrain made of ordinary things. He used a shell of nuts, children's toys and much more.
His name is Michael and he's my curator on this event and first reads my entry. This is very exciting! And today I present my small project. I am the father of two children and they are always breaking toys. Recently they broke the "tumbler". I did not let my wife throw it away.

I decided to make it an element of the terrain for games on post apocalypse or science fiction.

After I glued it again, I primed it and fixed it on the stand.

Then I painted it with an airbrush.

Then I thought for a long time how it would look better. There was an option - to cover the whole surface of the jungle with artificial grass for aquariums. But then I decided to paint it out by making an idol toy, which is worshiped by local wild tribes. Or a special border post that marks the territory.

Finally, I could not resist and made from this area an artefact of my childhood and youth.

Miniature 28mm, so you can feel the size and pathos of the terrain. He reminds me of a bear from the novel by Stephen King.

The size of the terrain: 9x6x8 inches
I think it's 30 points.

Thank you so much for the kind words Alex,  many of my creations are in turn inspired by others so delighted to pass it on, as it were.  I just love this, so creative and I can just imagine this new idol being the centre of a Post Apocalyptic tribe.  Fabulous fun and a good reminder to never throw anything away! 

With regards to scores, I am going to be a little mean and suggest that it is a 25 rather than a 30 point piece.  It is wonderfully tall, but the volume is such that I think that it would only just fill a 6"x6"x6" cube - sorry!  


  1. This post made me laugh I love it and really isn't wargaming all about having fun enjoying what inspiration can bring from the depths of our sometimes slightly strange minds well done a really net entry

  2. Great post, made me smile, recycling is the name of the game!
    Best Iain

  3. Reuse, repurpose, recycle. Great stuff and made me laugh.

  4. Superbly creepy entry, Alex, well done!

  5. Radical. Looks like the left overs of a theme park. Really good idea and well done. cheers

  6. Oh Alex, this is soooo entertaining and great. I normally hate painting terrain, but you've put the whole notion on its head - I laughed the whole time, and am now trying to figure out what kind of toy or dorky think I might have around here upon which to pull a similar trick...great work!