Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Crumbling Walls



You wait an age for some dry stone walling then suddenly three lots come along at once!  Yes more terrain pieces as I look to tidy up the cluttered shelves behind my painting station here at 'Awdry Towers'.  I had first seen these rather splendid creations over at Phil's wonderful 'Diary of a Gaming Magpie' - a superb blog and one if you have not already visited, I strongly suggest you do!   As I am in the habit of doing, I duly jotted down the details and promptly forgot all about them until this most recent bout of terrain building.   Whilst waiting for 'Warlord Games' to discover where they had put their own stock of dry stone walls something pricked the recess of my memory and before I could stop myself I had 'won' these over at eBay.


Bought through 'Tiny Worlds Wargaming's' online shop, you get eight pieces of resin loveliness for the bargain price of £12.49, which includes postage and packing.  They have a more ramshackle look to them than my previous buys, with certain sections completely destroyed.  Scale wise they are not as tall as the 'Warlord Games' counterparts, but this is probably as a result of them not having so much unsightly resin on their base.


In the interest of fairness to the much maligned, 'Warlord Games' I should point out that these sections from 'Tiny Worlds' are riddled with air bubbles, but they are not as instantly noticeable due to the style of sculpting, the more rugged look masking any imperfections.   Painted using the same palette and based in the same manner as my previous attempts, they will add a bit of character to the board, when I'm finally allowed to have it set up! 


58 comments:

  1. They certainly look good, and for that price it'd be churlish not to!

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  2. The air bubbles could be a pain but other than that they look awesome!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, they don't seem that noticeably from a distance.

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  3. Those are my favorite so far, I've always preferred a more broken down appearance to my walls.

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    1. I must admit they are my favourites too, they certainly have that rustic feel.

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  4. I like the look of them! I shall no doubt be opening the wallet!!

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    1. no Clint its been that long it will be Pterodactyl's

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    2. Oh dear Ray, you do cop for an awful lot of stick!

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  5. Nice walls. Well I mean they are wrecks but well painted and look very good indeed.

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    1. No worries Clint, I know what you mean and thank you. ;)

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  6. A superb job once again Michael. You should have enough for a complete farm by now dude!

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    1. Thank you Bob, should be enough now - I hope!

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  7. Those Tiny World walls look a lot nicer than the Warlord ones and a nice price too. I like the way you have brought them to life.

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    1. Thank you Pete, hopefully they can work together on the board.

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    2. I am sure that they will chap

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  8. Very nice looking walls there Micheal.

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    1. Thank you my good man, I just need to dig out my Warbases five bar gate now.

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  9. These look great, looking forward to seeing the results when you get them on the table

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, looking forward to that myself.

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  10. Great additions to your terrain

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  11. Stunning job there Michael. I love your basing too!

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  12. Lovely terrain - your small details like the fallen leaves really enhance the look.

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    1. Thank you Dean, hopefully they will all tie together in the end.

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  13. That's an excellent work Michael, love the fallen leaves and this sympathic man...Cheers!

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    1. Thank you Phil, he does looks worried, perhaps he thinks he we will be the one to rebuild the wall!

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  14. Oh I like the Tiny Worlds ones much better they lack the giant blobs. The really come to life under your brush. What Herculean task must you undertake before you can play a game?

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    1. Thank you Robert they do seem to fit better scale wise. As for the Herculean task, I need to clear the spare room in order to set up a table, but the problem lies with finding a new home for all the collected junk that resides there - something we just keep putting off.

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  15. After seeing Andrews comment I'd rather like to see this as a Dino pen. I do miss your Dino's. Hint, hint, hint.....

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    1. I love the idea of a dino pen! Perhaps the remains of lost civilisation or a failed safari park. Roll on Dinovember!

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  16. These walls are great! You really did a great job on them.

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  17. Wonderful additions to the terrain pool Michael improved of course by your painting skills!

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    1. That's incredibly kind of you Terry, thank you.

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  18. Ah very good Michael, these look great. Glad my tip came in useful, and thanks for the shout-out!

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    1. Thank you Phil and you are more than welcome, after credit where it is due Sir.

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  19. Lovely work and you can smell the earth from here.

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  20. I prefer these to the Warlord ones mate. They are way more characterful.

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  21. Very y nice. And I see the fella in the skirt is still looking for his teeth.

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  22. The intact walls looked great, but these really are a must!

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  23. Hola
    MAGNIFICAS
    y se ven mucho juego con ellas
    un saludo

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  24. The mini on the second last photo makes the terrain come alive.

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  25. They look great. Really reminds me of the walls you see in Northumberland!

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  26. Great looking scenery!

    Greetings
    Peter

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