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TT Combat Sci-Fi Scenics – Shipping Containers

11/06/2014 Leave a comment

Back in the summer I backed TT Combat’s fourth Kickstarter campaign and have finally got round to painting some of my pledge.  To start with, I decided to get ready my five shipping containers.

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As my new office is by the docks in Edinburgh, I decided to paint my containers in colours common to their real life counterparts.  After under and basecoating I applied a Boltgun Metal drybrush followed by a very liberal glaze (more like a bath) of Agrax Earthshade to really dirty them up.

Like real world shipping containers, these are designed to be stacked.

Like real world shipping containers, these are designed to be stacked.

 

The doors are deeper cut so if you prefer you can remove them.

The doors are deeper cut so if you prefer you can remove them.

 

What scenery article would be complete without a size comparison?

What scenery article would be complete without a size comparison?

This terrain will certainly find itself regularly used, I can see applications for Infinity, 40K, Necromunda and Killteam.  I still have a landing pad and a couple of walkways to build, I can’t wait 🙂

You can view The Troll Trader’s full like of scenery and terrain at their website.  I highly recommend giving them your custom.

Moving On

10/22/2014 1 comment

Model?  Check!  Paint?  Check!  Extremely sugary drink?  Check!  Absolute Classic Rock on the main PC?  Check!

Yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you but I’m actually painting again 🙂

It's not much, but it's a start

It’s not much, but it’s a start

I started this quite some time ago but, as regular readers will know, so many things go in the way.  Especially lately.

It’s now been just over a month since Dad died and I’m so glad that I’m now in a place healthy enough to start painting again.  Originally I wanted to finish my Heldrake as it’s so damned close to being finished but I really need to get my eye back in and what better practice than a project like this?

I probably won’t get this all the way finished that quickly as I really want to get stuck into more pressing half-finished projects however I reckon if I aim to do at least a couple of panels a day it’ll be done in no time.

That’s the theory, anyway…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitely something.

06/16/2014 1 comment

Well, it’s built.

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I won’t be able to completely paint it for this weekend’ game however I should be able to make it presentable enough then worry about the details next week.

Ruined… something

06/15/2014 Leave a comment

Now that my squad of Chaos Cultists is almost complete I decided to try and get a new piece of terrain completed for the game next Saturday. I may have bitten off a bit more than I can chew…

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It’s only about half-built but all the other pieces have been clipped and tidied so I have a tiny chance of having it ready.

Manufactorum

02/26/2014 3 comments

A week after starting this mini-project, I’m very pleased to say it’s finished.

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The Heralds of Desolation capture an Imperial Manufactorum, who knows for what end?

The Heralds of Desolation capture an Imperial Manufactorum, who knows for what end?

 

I really enjoyed building and painting this terrain piece.  This was the first time I have used the Typhus Corrosion technical paint and, while it took a bit of getting used to, helped me create some nice rust effects.  I’ve also tried to keep the colours in keeping with the other Manufactorum terrain piece that I painted some time ago.

I think that this building will be great to use as an objective in some games, but it’s too small to use as a bastion.  Can’t wait to include it in my next game 🙂

I still have the rest of the Imperial Sector box to build, I hope to create another whole building as well as some ruins.

Manufactorum – WIP 3

02/25/2014 Leave a comment

Almost finished this mini-project.

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The details, such that they are, are more or less done. While it’s very tempting to go overboard, I’m trying to keep it fairly simple so as not to detract from my armies’ models.

That said, I’m going to experiment for the first time with the Typhus Corrosion technical paint. Looking forward to it.

Manufactorum – WIP 2

02/24/2014 Leave a comment

Yesterday I finished basing and undercoating my new Manufactorum and today I spent a relaxing half hour drybrushing it with my last dregs of Boltgun Metal.

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That’s all for tonight but since I’m on holiday this week, I imagine I’ll make some more progress tomorrow.