This is great. We just happen to run into the Grand Canyon on the asteroid.
The EOG finally finds some tabletop terrain with personality, and it’s being Kickstarted now by THMiniatures.
Looking for some decent tabletop terrain? I know I have, for ages now. A lot of the stuff out there looks quite amateurish to my eyes, and I’m after terrain that really makes my gaming table look spectactular. Which is why I’m so excited about this particular Kickstarter campaign by THMiniatures.
I stumbled across the resin terrain work of Thierry Husser by chance, and by chance he was just about to run a sequel to his first Kickstarter campaign, this time with volcanic-themed terrain. So I dropped him a line and he very kindly sent me some samples for review. Of course they arrived from Canada with little time to spare, so I’ve been frantically painting and filming over the last few days to bring you this review. I even bought myself a cheap airbrush and compressor to do these pieces justice!
And what lovely pieces they are. Thierry is a multiple Golden Daemon award-winning miniatures painter and worked for Rackham at one stage. And in fact there’s a real Confrontation style to this terrain, with a bit of early Games Workshop thrown in (little skulls everywhere). Sadly, GW no longer make useful generic terrain like their excellent trees and buildings, and now only release ridiculously over-the-top stylised things that look silly in other fantasy games. But like their early stuff, these terrain pieces are obviously designed with an illustrator’s flair that sets them apart from most terrain you can find online.
And not only would Thierry’s terrain look good for fantasy games, but they’d work perfectly for sci-fi and other genres. Bubbling pools of lava are perfect for war-torn planetscapes, for example, or you could paint the pools in radioactive green or sludgy green-brown effluent colours.
Anyway, I went for the ‘traditional’ lava to match my existing table, and you can see at the end of this video how well they fit in. After seeing these samples and painting them up I’ve already backed the campaign at the highest level and intend to get the rest of the volcanic collection and all of the pieces from his first campaign. You’ll no doubt see them in future battle reports.
In the meantime, enjoy the video, and if you like what you see go back the campaign.