Saturday, June 26, 2010

Workbench Update: Citadel Gaming Hills

I haven't been quite as active in either the painting or blogging departments lately. Truth is, my wife is ready to give birth and with all of the baby preparations I've had neither the time nor inclination to do much of either. However, my parents gave me a couple of citadel gaming hills for my birthday and I've finally gotten around to painting and flocking them.

Here they are; one gaming hill (on the left) and one modular hill (two pieces on the right). There's a 28mm model in there for scale.

The one-piece gaming hill was obviously sculpted with gaming in mind. The green portions slope gradually so there won't be any issues with models tipping over.

The modular hill is also a practical piece and can be used in three different ways - as two separate corner pieces... a narrow long piece,..

...or as a short wide edge piece.

The rocky bits are nicely detailed. A quick drybrush brought the detail to life with little to no effort.

Here are some of my 15mm historical models. As you can see, the sculpting is not scale specific, so these hills will find their way into all of my games.

I'm a big fan of these products and, considering I ordered them from Maelstrom Games with free shipping, they came to the door at a very reasonable $20.00 CDN each. Furthermore, being hard plastic, they will last for the rest of my gaming career and will stand up to multiple coats of paint and flock. A solid 10 out of 10!

Thanks for reading,

P.S. Wish my wife luck as we wait for my unborn son to get things moving.


El Grego said...

Good luck for your wife and yourself!

(Nice hills BTW)

Rab said...

Definitely plenty of good wishes coming from me for baby, wife, and yourself.

SteelonSand said...

As long as the Doctor isn't called Grunberg, I am sure that all will be well......

Seriously though, congratulations and the best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Great looking hills, thanks for posting.