The past couple of weeks, I have been scratch-building some terrain and making adobe buildings for the Kaimenistan expedition.
The bits of cork bark were added to MDF bases, tetrioned, and then given the same paint treatment as the hills.
The mountainous peaks were a set of plastic ones made by Kallistra which i picked up at the York show around 5 years ago. They've been waiting to be 'tarted up' since then, and I final got round to it, and painted with the same method as described above.
The buildings are mainly scratchbuilt, very simple. The gatehouse is a Sarissa MDF piece, as are the two towers, and the domed building is one of Renedra's adobe kits. The whole lot was given a simple colour scheme, and it seems to work ok. I left them 'unbased' to give maximum flexibility.
I have still got some extra details to do, such as ladders, pots and jars, and other paraphernalia to give it a 'lived in' look.
Although I had my Back of Beyond project firmly in mind when creating this, the whole set up will, of course, serve for many theatres and periods... I can see my ancient Successor armies fighting over it, for example, and my Colonial troops.
The Renedra building, in a certain light, looks like it is some sort of christmas cake, with an icing covering! Well, it keeps it festive!
Finally, I added a bit of flock to indicate sparse patches of grass, typical of the region, and the picture shows the British contingent arriving to garrison the town.
And so, the Back of Beyond project moves forward! Next up, some more troops...