Friday, December 26, 2008
Industrial Conduit Array
If you don't know about our 40k Trucidos campaign by now, well, you haven't been reading this blog, haha. The campaign, as you know of course focusing primarily on building terrain. This is one of my entries for December.
I say "one" of my entries because to get the maximum three points for the month in the terrain category you have to build more than a square foot of terrain. A solid base as shown above will only get you two points. Ironically enough, a terrain piece just the size of a CD will also get you two points. The theory here is that it should be easy to get two points. It should be a task to get three points, and you can never get more than that in a month.
I opted for a base with towers, walkways, and ruins. The idea came a couple of years ago as part of a Necromunda terrain piece, but it never saw fruition. It was going to include a giant mushroom grove too, that detail was left on the cutting room floor for this piece and turned into its very own terrain project.
I can NOT say enough good things about using generic clay cat litter as rubble. This stuff is awesome, and when it's dry it is rock hard.
I painted a layer of white glue down, then sprinkled it on and let dry. I then liberally applied a 50/50 glue and water mixture to it and let it dry for twenty four hours. The cat litter clumps and then dries, leaving something that looks crumbly, but is hard as concrete. When painted and drybrushed, the result looks great with very little effort.
Since it was once a working industrial compound, I built it with a semblance of symmetry in mind. When this conduit was in working order it would've been both shiny and orderly.
It was a tough job, but someone had to eat all those Pringles! Here it doesn't look like much, but I've gotta say, when the last coat of paint went on I was pleased with it. It won't blow anybody away, but on the tabletop it will more than get the job done.