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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Progress with my painted Heroscape hexed terrain

In the midst of everything else I have been doing of late, I have still been making slow but steady progress with painting some of my Heroscape hexed terrain.

First and foremost, I have glued together eight of the 24-hex terrain pieces and painted them with Humbrol Matt Light Earth (No.119) enamel paint. This has created a 12 x 16 baseboard (with a total of 192 hexes) onto which I will place the green and/or sand-coloured Heroscape hexes that will form my terrain.


So why bother to paint the baseboard ... and why choose that colour?

I chose to paint the baseboard so that I could use it 'as is' if I wanted to, but the main reason was that by a bit of careful placing, I could create trenches that were actually below the level of the rest of the terrain.

A number of Essex Miniatures 15mm US Infantry in a Heroscape trench.
As to the choice of colour ... well it seemed to be the best choice for a neutral colour that would go with both the green and sand-coloured terrain that I had painted.

10 comments:

  1. Nice.
    Now I have to figure out if I have enough Heroscape to do this.

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    1. Stu Rat,

      I am also looking at preparing an 8 x 8 hexed grid for smaller battles using some of my spare Heroscape hexes, rather as I used chessboards in some of my developmental games.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Hi Bob,

    That is a very practical choice of colour for the 'base' and will look very effective for trenches for sure.

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. David Crook,

      Cheers! I was originally going to paint them green, and then realised that a light earth colour was a more appropriate choice to make.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Very smart looking idea Bob, excellent for trenches, gun positions and roads.

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    1. MIN ManofTin,

      Thanks. It was inspired by your use of Heroscape hexes.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Clever idea for the trenches. A WW1 trench raiding game would be a distinct possibility now.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Pete.,

      Like most good ideas, I got it from someone else (i.e. in this case from looking at what Man of Tin had done with his Heroscape hexed terrain).

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      Cheers! I am also thinking about putting together a smaller 9 x 8 version that I can easily carry around with me.

      All the best,

      Bob

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