Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bringing it all Home - Fogou Terrain


I love it when I get the opportunity to paint up brand new stuff, so when I was sent a nice little package of some newly cast post-apocalyptic / science fiction buildings from Fogou Models (swapped for some of my Colony 87 figures).

I received the bundle of stuff below - a blockwork structure, an adobe building and a little tin shack. Also included was a nice selection of accessories - a barricade, some barrels and some pots and jars. I'm yet to paint up the blockwork building or the pots, but I devoted a couple of painting sessions to the rest of the items.



First up is this gorgeous adobe building (sold as Logan's World of Ancient Wonders). It is brilliantly sculpted, with lots of nice texture and details. I painted mine up in traditional white. Firstly I sprayed it with Games Workshop's Zhandri Dust, before drybrushing with Pallid Wych Flesh. I overpainted the blue stripe before painting all the little details.



Most of the weathering is done with washes, or in the case of the rusty metal, stippling a mid-brown over a darker brown with a piece of sponge.

I love the details like the A/C unit on the blocks, and the little gas canister hidden behind the sign.

For the lettering on the sign, I attempted to copy one of the signs from the Rogue Trader Helsreach illustrations by Carl Critchlow.


The second building I've painted is this lovely little tin shack (sold as Var-Dezz's Res). I wanted something a bit more colourful than my usual rusted metal approach, so I included some blue and grey panels alongside the rust!

Knock three times for cheap narcs!





And whilst I was on a roll, I decided to paint up the barrels and barricade at the same time.


This kind of scatter terrain is brilliant for adding character to a table or to setup little diorama scenes for photography.



Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the Fogou models. The resin casting is crisp and the details are excellent. Hopefully there will be more in the range to come!


20 comments:

  1. This is wonderful really. These kind of scenes are just up there with good laughs with friends in terms of Hobby Nirvana.

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    1. It's funny isn't it. I used to pore over little miniatures dioramas in books and magazines. I never really thought that one day I'd be making some! Happy days :)

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    1. Thanks cheetor! There's the voice of experience!

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  3. Oi! What about the blockhouse? :P

    I really like how the blue stripe turned out on the Adobe building, really looks weathered....for real! I think you nailed the signage too, I thought that's what you were attempting before I even read your description. Top stuff!

    You gotta bring that to BOYL Axiom.

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    1. The blockhouse will happen :) I've got a few other things in the queue first though.

      As for the weathering, the texture was my friend there. I'm really happy with the blue stripe. In fact it's my favourite element on the adobe building.

      They will indeed come to BOYL for some game or other!

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  4. They look the business. I do like the way you get that lived in look. Really adds something to the table.

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    1. Thanks! Although I suspect the battered look is quicker and easier to achieve than everything pristinely painted ;)

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  5. Good stuff! Most tables could use more scatter terrain as cover, and every table would benefit from having it as well painted as this.

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    1. I simply cannot get enough of scatter terrain. I have some fuel dumps and other mid-sized pieces I really must get round to.

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  6. Nice score mate, and nicely painted - absolutely perfect for RT!

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    1. Thanks mate! I really hope there are more buildings planned.

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  7. Nice work, man - I really dig how those turned out!

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  8. Cripes, those are smashing! The blue stripe is a great choice. I like Fougu's Dark Ages buildings too.

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    1. Thanks! I haven't had occasion to use the Dark Age buildings, but they're great.

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  9. I am a fan of weathered pieces and you definitely did a good job on these pieces. Weathering is an art-form unto itself if you ask me.

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    1. Thanks! I'm always on the lookout for more good weathering tips. Some of the peeling textured paint techniques are great (if a little labour intensive).

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