How to craft an amazing Skyrim-inspired miniature Sawmill for tabletop gaming. (Part 2)

How to craft an amazing Skyrim-inspired miniature Sawmill for tabletop gaming. (Part 2)


In a little town so still there’s a building old and battered ‘Tis the old saw-mill.
It is twisted, it is tattered From the toil of many years
The walls are scratched and shattered Yet it shows no sign of fear. The carriage growls and grumbles
As it journeys to and fro, And the engine howls and mumbles Making all the pullies go.
(The Old Saw Mill – By the Mississippi River – Unknown) In case you didn’t make the connection I’m the nerd living on the Outer Rim and this is my journey. Name is Tommy and this is part 2 of a video showing you how you can make an awesome sawmill for your tabletop gaming world And if you haven’t seen part one yet, You can check it out here In my previous video I gave 7 helpful advice that is useful for crafting and for life. I will not be doing this in every video, but as this is part 2 I thought I’d continue with two bonus takeaways later in this video. I really hope to share this journey with you! Like, subscribe to my channel, and hit the bell button. And now let’s craft! First I painted the whole model with a mix of Mod Podge and black paint. This will both serve as a base coat and the Mod Podge will harden the model It was a little thick so I mixed in a small amount of water Next I pulled out my homemade cardboard airbrush paint booth I’m a terrible airbrusher, but I used it anyway for a second layer of black paint. You can use a paintbrush. I should have done that too, but I thought I might look experienced with some advanced equipment. I thinned out the paint with some airbrush thinner Safety is important. So I wore a dust mask These four colors are central in my painting scheme You don’t have to use these colors specifically, just make sure you have some darker and some lighter colors First I painted everything wood with a coat of charcoal gray and then a coat of cocoa, not caring much about full cover, as this is not necessary. The different coverage will only result in natural variations For the wooden pillars, I chose a darker brown, to create a bit more contrast. For the brick foundation I based it with khaki tan. This will give with some color and warmth to the wall Then I painted several individual bricks in different colors It looks a bit cartoonish now, but it will all be softened down later. Then I drybrushed with a light dove gray color. Drybrushing from the top down will simulate light coming from above. I started out the same way on the roof first with a charcoal gray and after that a cocoa color Throughout this project I use cheap acrylic paint You can use expensive paint or cheap paint. If you use cheap paint, you can afford pizza and get the same result Be aware of the choices you make as they have consequences. And this is your eight takeaway choices have consequences I then added some dark red to a brown color on the roof. This is not drybrushing But what I call sloppybrushing. This technique is easier If you are not a very skilled painter. If you indeed are a very skilled painter ask your kid or your little brother to complete this step for you. This is your ninth takeaway. Focus on quality where you need to and not where you can Then I drybrushed the roof and everything wood with a khaki tan and then and dove gray color I wanted the cogwheel to have a metal color. So I mixed gold with some copper Now it’s time for magic; the black wash. Check out black magic crafts YouTube channel for his recipe or just mix water and paint. Paint everything and let dry Finish by reapplying some highlights with another drybrushing with a light color Let’s add some details. I unwinded some twine and dipped it in a brown wash to dye it. This will serve as a rope on my model. Afterwards just let it dry on a piece of paper. I think this looks very cool, and it’s so easy and these kind of details enhance the model quite a bit and makes it look a bit more interesting To fix the rope in position, I used some superglue and I sprayed it with the superglue activator I use a pin that will serve as a nail where I will hang some rope. And finally to increase the realism of the build I added some sifted sawdust. I just took some glue on a brush and dabbed it on random spots and sprinkled the sawdust on the model blowing away the excess In the end I’m very happy with the sawmill It has an appropriate amount of realism and it will set the mood perfectly in my game It would be really cool if someone out there tried their versions of a sawmill and sent me pictures! If you haven’t tried anything like this yet. Just give it a try and release your inner creative nerd The two bonus takeaways in this video they are choices have consequences Focus on quality where you need to not where you can If you read the end credits in the last video, I promised to credit whomever messaged me with the word moustache so with this congratulations to my most observant viewers Cato Høyen Østerhaug and Jimmy Deeola You receive 100 XP and are now level 2 Thank you so much for watching and take care. Lots of love from the nerd living on the outer rim of the world

One thought on “How to craft an amazing Skyrim-inspired miniature Sawmill for tabletop gaming. (Part 2)

  • November 30, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    Very beautiful! 😊👍

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