I've been on the lookout for some terrain to use for Mordheim, Frostgrave and other fantasy skirmish gaming for a little while. I've picked up a few of the GW Osgiliath Ruins kits, but wanted some other bits to supplement them.
|Monster hunting in the ruins of Mordheim.|
There are quite a few options in the 3D printed market, so I dipped my toe in the water and picked up some relatively low-priced bits from dontcreateascene, a seller on ebay (see some sample images from the ebay listings below).
The ruins were relatively simple pieces, and although the print lines were visible and there were a few loose strands of the printing fibre, they didn't take too much clean up (a little bit of trimming, a wash and a light sanding). I build some damaged floors in my two towers from balsa and coffee stirrers, so that archers can have some nice places to shoot from!
I undercoated everything with Halfords grey primer, then tried out some new budget spray cans for the paintjobs.
|Kobra HP 400ml cans bought for £3.40 each.|
I gave each of the ruins a spray with a chocolate brown (Kobra Siena Land), then zenithal sprays of sandstone (Kobra Senape), khaki (Kobra Tortora) and bone (Kobra Desert). After that I brush and foam stippled some random patches of black, dark brown and orange to represent staining and lichen. I then added a wash to help the raised areas stand out more, before adding a few tufts.
All in all I'm very happy with the results. On the tabletop, the print lines are barely visible, and I've gained a significant amount of terrain without significant cost or time outlay. I'll certainly be replicating the painting techniques on my plastic terrain, and plan to look at other 3D printed options on the back of these sets.