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The Drowned Earth

The Drowned Earth

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Project Blog by ewokkebab Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

A game with dinosaurs and treasure hunters sounds great. Painting dinosaurs sounds fun, I have a colour cube to play with and the new rogue hobbies paints , what could go wrong. Better make some more jungle stuff too

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I finally got round to putting the rest of the miniatures together and got them primed. That’s when the anxiety triggered.

So I decided to paint some Stargrave miniatures instead to warm myself up before tackling the dinosaurs.

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I continued working on a second bamboo structure but got sidetracked by sorting out some MDF buildings I am donating to the FLGS.

I also assembled some Frostgrave ruins, might have been better to paint them separately but I have so many disparate pieces kicking around I wanted to restore a bit of order

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Another distraction from the bamboo structures was the little shanty town buildings  I had printed off. I could probably get away with this in Drowned Earth but the stonework has a more fantasy feel to it.

More buildings...

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With the last rusty metal building done. A shack that is probably better scaled as a warehouse/workshop if I am being honest. It was time to move onto the bamboo structures.

I started on the bamboo structures, a wash of ochre and light browns, I roughly mixed in some burnt sienna to add a bit of tonal variation, overall I kept it pale in anticipation of the dark wash I planned to hit it with later

The base of the swamp tavern had quite a lot of detail to go at, it’s a case of finding a balance, the building, at least one story, is going to be glued over it. My main aim is to make sure it ties in with the other natural terrain pieces I plan to scratch build .

While waiting for the first bamboo structure to dry I had a play with some ramshackle buildings trying to work out a colour scheme. Ideally I want these to be viable in sci/fantasy and post apoc settings.

More buildings...

Did some flocking to the base , glued the first two floors on, given how many parts there are to these buildings I will be glueing most of the floors together make the final build a two partner, I am going to add a splash of colour to the curtains and call it done.

More buildings...
More buildings...

Scatter terrain

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A lot of the Drowned Earth takes place in jungle covered modern ruins or shanty towns built by survivors. I have a couple of suitable mats with water and land patches.

As fortune would have it I had been printing out some buildings that fit the setting really well.

Scatter terrain

I also had some metal shantytown shacks , I decided to paint these first as they looked fun

This one is a bit on the whimsical side , I painted the big crystals but I am considering covering them over with plant life.

I used craft paints for the majority of these , with a bit of Vallejo oily steel. I dry brushed some Vallejo Rust on before painting.Finally I mixed a bit of Vallejo umber wash into some heavily watered down black acrylic to make a wash.

I also painted up some silos and pipework, grey and silver craft paints and then a dry brush with oily steel. I may go back in and add some light effects.

Getting started

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I had been eyeing up The Drowned Earth for a while but the prices had put me off , however watching the weekender while having a Friday glass of wine, coupled with staff bonus and payday finally got me to bite

Getting started

The dinosaurs and starter sets arrived. I would recommend the miniatures be assembled by someone with a bit of experience of assembling metal miniatures as these are pretty fiddly. Very nice sculpts, but I expected nothing less considering the price.

I assembled them along with one or two bits I had picked up at Salute

 

I primed them all and then put them to one side, I had ordered the Rogue Hobbies pro acryl set and also the colour cubes box, this will be featured in a good few future projects. I may even do a mini project on just the cubes alone.

If you have no idea what I mean by colour cubes then I heartily recommend the Ninjon videos about it