Eye candy time. Greg Kelleher has built a nice greek village for DBA.
A good miniatures paint job can be ruined by bad basing; on the other hand, a miniature with an average paint job can really be enhanced by an inspired base. Here’s some advice on making scenic bases for your miniatures.
A nice touch that can make your WWI and WWII terrain more realistic is to put posters on the walls of your buildings. What you need to do is find a site that has pictures of such posters and save the images using your web browser’s “save image as” option. Then you can resize the image using a paint program — or even a decent word processor (import the image into a blank page, then reasize it by grabbing the handles. Once you have the proper size for your figure scale, print it out with a color inkjet.
All you need to do is find the right site. Fortunately, I’ve done that for you. It’s here.
I got the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition DVDs for Christmas and have been spending my (free) time rewatching the trilogy. This, of course, has caused me to restart work on some Lord of the Rings stuff. I think a neat little game could be had in doing a Fellowship versus the Watcher in the Water scenario at the gates to Moria.
Ryan Scow has an article on making balsa strips look like realistic timbers.