Thursday, 24 June 2021

SEASON OF SCENERY CHALLENGE

 It's that time again to dust off those old scenery projects, and give them some attention for the second annual Season of Scenery challenge. Now I know last year it was called the Summer of Scenery, but I had forgotten that our brethren in the southern hemisphere would be in winter, hence the name change.

The same as last year all scenery is acceptable, whether it be a small scatter piece to a full on display piece, we will also include vehicles, as they can often be used as objectives or cover. It doesn't have to be a new piece, you can finish off a piece that you started long ago, as long as it is completed between the dates of the 1 st of July 2021 and the closing date of  31 st of August 2021, that's right a whole two months to get it done.

Here are some of the fantastic entries we had last year :

Azazel managed to do enough scenery to fill a gaming board, amazing quantity and quality

Michael did a stunning vehicle, for gaming in the Delta.

Harry finished off his scratch built windmill, what a centre piece.

Keith completed a truly toxic looking pumping station.

Roger scratch built a very dangerous looking pond for the Apocalypse

Dai, did a lot of MDF scenery, one of which is this excellent landing pad


John was very creative with his graveyard, and has removable piece to allow troop placement ( that's what you call serious planning)
There were many other fantastic pieces to see, and can be found in the Season of Scenery section on the right in labels.

If your interested in taking part, leave a comment below, and if your blog is one I don't follow please leave a link in your comment. You can also contact me through wargamesterrainworkshop@yahoo.co.uk if you don't have an account that allows you to comment on Blogger. So let the creativity commence.

Until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

27 comments:

  1. Definitely looking forward to this, Dave, as I'm hoping to get some resin pieces done by some company called "Wargames Terrain Workshop" amongst other bits ;-)

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    1. Great to have you on board Simon, may have to look that company up and see what they've got, hopefully their not some fly by night bunch ! LOL

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  2. I have some small pieces that are in dire need of attention. Will make for a nice distraction from ww2 uniforms! LOL

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    1. Great to have you on board again this year Dai, and they say a change is as good as a rest ! LOL

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  3. John@justneedsvarnish24 June 2021 at 14:04

    I'm up for this, Dave! :-) I actually have stuff planned in advance so will just have to see how far I get! Hopefully, some of it will be scratchbuilt although that'll slow me down a bit! Thanks for showing off my churchayard!

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    1. Great to have you on board again John, further ahead than me mate, as I seem a little indecisive this year ! LOL You're not wrong on the scratch building, can take up a lot of time. No problem on highlighting last years entry, showed a high level of preplanning with the removable sections.

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  4. Well, as you already know, I just happen to be working on rather a lot of jungle terrain at the moment! :)

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    1. Great to have you on board Tamsin, You have been very productive on the scenery front as of late, and your jungles would be a welcome addition to the challenge.

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  5. Yep I'm in, have one scratch build (though a pretty simple one tbh), and then some more MDF stuff for "Dead Zone" on the way.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Great to have you on board again Roger, it all counts mate and look forward to seeing what you do.

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  6. At least you decided to rename the challenge yourself. Last year Roger just shoved me aside and renamed my challenge on me. It's a much better name, but so what?
    I'm in, of course. I am 100% certain I can find some scenery that needs work. I'm inspired by Imperial Rebel Ork's Coffinwood stuff, so maybe I'll finally get back to my own Old West town. I have a couple of MDF and plastic buildings that I could do...

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    1. Great to have you on board again Keith, fancy just renaming it with a great title, the least he could do is make it okay ! LOL
      IRO and many others (if you haven't seen Zabadak's scratch built buildings, they are awesome) have been knocking out some great Wild West stuff, hence I did my splurge with the Weird Wild West (more fitting for a weirdo like me ! LOL) so can fully appreciate wanting to do some Wild West stuff for your project.

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  7. I'm up for this, I have an MDF building I bought in December specifically for this challenge and there's some scratch-built stuff I've seen in tutorials that I want to have a go at. And I seem to remember a cottage that was left half done... bloody cowboy builders :-)

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    1. Great to have you on board again Matt, sounds like you have a lot planned, and should add a great variety. You've got to watch out for these cowboy builders ! LOL

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  8. Wow, some splendid and diversified realisations here, inspired works!

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    1. Indeed Phil, the quality and quantity of last years submissions was outstanding, look forward to seeing what all the entrants come up with this year

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  9. Great stuff, Dave. Although various circumstances have colluided to stop me from posting much in the last month, I have managed to keep on hobbying, and I've actually been working on some vehicles in the last week - and now it turns out that they'll count for this as well!

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    1. Great to have you on board again mate, sorry to hear life has been getting in the way, but good to hear you've still been able to hobby. Funnily enough I'm hoping to get at least one vehicle done for the challenge.

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  10. Count me in! I have shiny new scenery pieces, and while most of them are going to my Tyranid friend I think I'm going to tackle painting the Nurgly one for this contest. (Thanks, and also your shop is awesome - the box arrived earlier last week, and I'm stoked to use the terrain on the tabletop. And the "nest" piece looks gorgeous.)

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    1. It's Mick btw, the reply thing still doesn't want to recognize me, lol.

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    2. Great to have you on board Mick, don't worry I had worked out it was you with the description of your order ! LOL Look forward to seeing what you do with them, and glad you liked the nest.

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  11. Great stuff Dave! I've been having a time with the laptop not working properly recently and it's been difficult to update my blog, but I think I've finally got it sorted and this is perfect as I'm going to start some Old West buildings.

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    1. Thought you had been a little quite recently, and now it makes sense. Great to have you on board again Ivor, and look forward to seeing what you produce

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  12. Excellent! I’m in and two months is a good amount of time for me. Last years entries look awesome.

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    1. Great to have you on board Luke, last years entries were awesome and covered a wide variety of subject material, this year is already off to a flying start with so many WIP shots or completed pieces having already been shown

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  13. Well, Dave count me in. I have not been very active on my blog since early June as I ran an Aztec Feudal Patrol game on June 26th, (which I need to post about) plus vacation, golf, golf, and slow progress on building my Tenochtitlan cityscape. I also have to count as well as my office being too damned hot to work on my computer (but much better now). As for the terrain I have for you (I hope), its going to be a lot. I have the buildings you have seen previously as well as a lot in queue that are still unfinished that you have not seen which will be part of your challenge. What is left you inquire? Well, multiple causeways, removable bridge sections for those causeways, piers for raising those removable bridge sections, sculpted pavements for the cityscape (replete with a few Aztec green stuff roller imprints), plus some aquatic eye candy for the surrounding lake. This is my inspiration, though my colors will be a bit darker: https://www.deviantart.com/lfillustration/art/Tenochtitlan-537866255 There's only so much space on a 6' x 4' mat, but I have used up two 2' x 4' quarter inch MDF sheets - so that's 16 sq feet compared with 24 sq feet of mat. I may need a bigger mat! Plus I'm going with a swampier looking lake (or I need a different mat). So I'm in, thanks for doing this, and I do love what you have done with the smoke detectors (and I have some of those for my future projects! (As long as all this gets done first). Stay tuned!

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    1. Great to have you on board Mark, so just a couple of bits to do over the challenge then ! If the challenge helps get through these then it was worth running.
      Shall wait eagerly to see what you do with your smoke detectors, once you've finished the current project

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