Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dragon´s teeth (fortification)

   Easy and cheap dragon´s teeth in 9 steps!

Dragon's teeth

Step 1: Buy some eggs!


Step 2: Cut the plastic cover in slices.

The plastic cover.

I cut three pairs of 2, 3 and 4 teeth.

Step 3: Glue them to bases of MDF.


Step 4: Use filler to cover the teeth and leave them to dry.

The filler


Step 5: Cover with filler the bases as well. Add some sand and little rocks while the filler is still wet. Since the teeth are dry, the sand and the little rocks will stick only to the bases.


Step 6: Paint black the ground and black grey the teeth.


Step 7: Highlight the teeth with neutral grey and paint the ground flat earth.


Step 8: Highlight the teeth with sky grey and the ground with USA tan-earth and then with bonewhite. Of course, you can follow any colour scheme for the steps 6, 7 and 8 you want!


Step 9: Glue some flowers and grass. Done!

The teeth and a Russian Black-Death NCO. 


   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Dead Marsh Spectres and Santander

   The Dead Marsh Spectres were a gift from good friends. These old miniatures are very nice, I really like them. They have an interesting special rule, the "A Fell light is in them"!









   Next stop of our trip was Santander. The port city of Santander is the capital of the historical region of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain. 

Palacio de la Magdalena

   The Palacio de la Magdalena is an early 20th-century palace located on the Magdalena Peninsula of the city of Santander. Construction of the palace was initiated in 1908 by the local government for the purpose of providing a seasonal residence for the royal family of Spain. 




A downtown building

Los Raqueros

   Los raqueros were poor orphans, who during the 19th and the beginning of 20th century, dove to gather coins from the bottom of the sea that passengers of the departing ships had thrown.   





   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thatched house and the Palacio del Marqués de la Conquista Real of Cantabria

   Another house is ready! I will have a village soon! For this one, I used the same materials and followed the same technique, more or less, as for all the previous houses












   Next stop of our trip was Arce of Cantabria. We stayed at the Palacio del Marqués de la Conquista Real. The building dates back to the 18th century. The main house was built for Roque Herrera Sota (1678-1753), knight of Santiago, colonel and captain of the regiment of the Royal Conquest, the first Marquis of the Royal Conquest. It has a private chapel dedicated to the Virgen de la Soledad, with a single nave built in 1659.

El Palacio.

The Gate is a protected monument nowadays. 


My wife and the parking of the Palacio.



And the garden.

   That's all for today! Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Barrow Wight and Gijón de Asturias

   A while ago I bought a couple of old Lord of the Rings box sets from the local store and the owner gave me one of the Barrow Wights as a gift. It is really a very nice miniature.




   To continue with our trip, next stop is Gijón de Asturias. A very nice port city of the northern Spain. The old part of the town has plenty sidrerías, where we tasted the famous sidra de Asturias. It is a low alcoholic drink with a strength 3 to 8% vol. One of the most outstanding characteristics is the way they serve it. They pour it in the traditional manner, in very small quantities from a height into a wide glass, with the arm holding the bottle extended upwards and the one holding the glass extended downwards. This technique is done to get air bubbles into the drink.


Puerto deportivo de Gijón

Rey Pelagius and the Palacio de Revillagigedo

Colegiata de San Juan Bautista

Casa Paquet

Iglesia de San José

My wife in front of a Sidrería 

A statue of empty sidra bottles!

and me!

   That´s all for today! Stay tuned for more!
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