Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Terrain Build June 10 2017



On the 10th of June 2017 Staff and volunteers held their  6th terrain build
for the 2017 NOVA Open. We continued  with our work on AOS and 40K line of
sight terrain and building more scatter terrain and starting on the partial
line of sight blocking terrain approved last session. We were able to crank

out over 60 new scatter terrain pieces.










On the painting front we were able to prime and/ or second coat most of the

large LOS blockers to a point where they are usable.










On the food front- oh yea! Our grill master and staff Wrangler grilled up
burgers for all. They were amazing! If you are on the fence about coming

here for one of our terrain builds then let the food sway you.







This Terrain build marks our last build in Mclean Virginia. Next time we

will be in Lorton at our new location!






 I hope to see you there.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Terrain Day May 20 2017


Hello All,

Continuing last week’s theme, I have to say that the weather was great. Humid, but temperate, and it didn’t rain. Several people showed up who did not RSVP to the invitation. Since we weren’t expecting a big turnout, this was much appreciated. Still, RSVP guys. Come on!



We made a couple of discoveries. For one, Liquid Nails is a fantastic product. Many of the pieces we’d prepped the previous week fell onto a concrete floor, but none of them broke. Love this stuff! Also, high temperature heat guns are great for simulated battle damage. If you don’t want real battle damage, watch where you’re pointing that thing.

Note the difference between the pre (Front) and post (Back) heat gunned terrain


We had a very productive day. We got over 100 pieces of terrain primed. We completed all of the winter tree bases and water features. All of the scatter terrain from the previous build was prepped for priming. The Warmachine houses from last year were given a face lift. We cut up several wood sheets to use as bases for Scatter and Partial Line of Sight (LOS) blocking terrain. We developed a new concept for Partial LOS blocking terrain. (Prototype pending approval)
















Finally because we are “good corporate citizens”, we cleaned and prepped the location for the next build session June 10th. Hope to see you there!



Till Next time

RGH



Post script-  Owen reprises his role as THE RAGE for a one day only performance! See the original short from 2012 here. (Go to 2:55 to get to the best part of the video.)  This is one angry (not really) painter!





MORE PAINT!


PAINT FOR THE PAINT GOD!





NOW FOR SOME DETAIL WORK!



Mmmmmmm...?

THOUGHT YOU COULD GET AWAY?

ALL MUST BE PAINTED!

MISSED A SPOT!!!
No terrain pieces were harmed in the creation of this blog post