Saturday, March 17, 2012

Irish Megaliths

Happy Saint Patrick's Day, peeps.  How about some nice Irish standing stones to celebrate.

These are actual stones, based on 12mm steel washers and painted up in colors to match the river stones.  The steel washers secure the stones to magnets that line the transport box.  The bases were sanded and painted using the same techniques and colors as the boards, so that they'd blend right into the tile.

The sacred ring of standing stones.
It felt a bit silly painting black rocks black, but real rocks just don't have enough color and contrast for use on the table as is.  The extra effort to use similar colors and techniques in the painting helps the boards look like a unified whole.

1 comment:

  1. The standing stones look really good. I think I'll steal your idea for my next set of 10mm terrain pieces!