Posts Tagged ‘Red Planet’

Terrain is everything – New display board – ‘bloody marbleous’

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I really didn’t expect to progress so quickly with my new display board but I had a puncture last week which meant I had to take a day off to get it replaced. This afforded me some time during the day to work on the board. In the hobby for me, some job…

Terrain is everything – New display board

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I started this display board the other week. This patterned sheet of hardboard was left at my Aunt’s house when we cleared it after she passed away. It has a glossy finish to look like tiles and I hoped the slightly embossed pattern might still be visi…

Terrain is everything – Sanctum Imperialis Big Build TO DONE!

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After my last Confession I’d assessed what was on my palette and distilled it down to the ‘Big 3’ which begs the question why I was suddenly building the Sanctum Imperialis from my Imperial Knight Renegade set… In fact, on the sprue this took up far …

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The other week I had a day off, mainly to attend a funeral but afterwards I was productive in moving a lot of logs created from my mutant Sycamore tree I had to cut down – it was starting to move the foundations of my garden fence. Having put the wood …

Terrain is everything – movement tray – TO DONE!

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I took a shedload of pictures of these movement trays, I can’t think for why? First off it grates in my personal OCD that I didn’t fill in the gaps in the movement tray layers.And then I recall that they are fundamentally useless in game and therefore …

Terrain is everything – movement tray

Posted on January 18th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Suddenly realised I hadn’t shared any progress on these and it would appear I’ve only taken this one picture so far, and they’re almost complete. As much as I tried to convince myself these will speed movement up my last game suggests I might have been…

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You may recall last year I picked up another two packs of Lemax Trees, basing and painting them is one of my To Do items on my Hobby Season List but you would be forgiven for thinking they would be high on that list.

But with the Sentinels To Done, alongside the Deathwatch I’m in a hobby void at the moment with no task calling to me. Which leaves me with the opportunity to crack on with some of the mundane tasks that I might ordinarily shy away from, or more accurately have something more interesting to capture my attention.

At the very least I felt I could get these based and perhaps primed. Then should I feel inclined to paint the bases fully and the fir trees themselves at least I had a headstart on that, logic I’ve applied previously to great success.

Over a couple of nights I managed to base them all. I really like Ben’s approach to trees – tall trunks with the foliage at the top which allows you to move the miniatures into cover but still know they’re in cover. But one of the reasons for doing focusing on these is that although you get none of the advantages compared to Ben’s these do provide some great line of sight blocking and can be positioned to not take up too much room doing so.

Unfortunately the process was hit by a failure of my Simoniz Red Oxide Spray Primer. This particular batch has been a little temperamental. The coverage hasn’t been great but the finish was exceptional. While I was spraying the underside of the bases the spray nozzle started to leak, I think somehow it became detached and just continued to spray. Almost an entire can dripping and fizzing but sadly not enough direction to complete painting the trees. At least I wasn’t covered in it though #silverlinings  So they’re on hold while a new can of Primer is being delivered.

And in case you were interested in LEMAX trees they’re available at Dawson’s Department Store again but at £11.16 [presumably £3.95 postage], not the £6.50 I paid [you could always gamble on another sale after Christmas though?].

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You may recall last year I picked up another two packs of Lemax Trees, basing and painting them is one of my To Do items on my Hobby Season List but you would be forgiven for thinking they would be high on that list.

But with the Sentinels To Done, alongside the Deathwatch I’m in a hobby void at the moment with no task calling to me. Which leaves me with the opportunity to crack on with some of the mundane tasks that I might ordinarily shy away from, or more accurately have something more interesting to capture my attention.

At the very least I felt I could get these based and perhaps primed. Then should I feel inclined to paint the bases fully and the fir trees themselves at least I had a headstart on that, logic I’ve applied previously to great success.

Over a couple of nights I managed to base them all. I really like Ben’s approach to trees – tall trunks with the foliage at the top which allows you to move the miniatures into cover but still know they’re in cover. But one of the reasons for doing focusing on these is that although you get none of the advantages compared to Ben’s these do provide some great line of sight blocking and can be positioned to not take up too much room doing so.

Unfortunately the process was hit by a failure of my Simoniz Red Oxide Spray Primer. This particular batch has been a little temperamental. The coverage hasn’t been great but the finish was exceptional. While I was spraying the underside of the bases the spray nozzle started to leak, I think somehow it became detached and just continued to spray. Almost an entire can dripping and fizzing but sadly not enough direction to complete painting the trees. At least I wasn’t covered in it though #silverlinings  So they’re on hold while a new can of Primer is being delivered.

And in case you were interested in LEMAX trees they’re available at Dawson’s Department Store again but at £11.16 [presumably £3.95 postage], not the £6.50 I paid [you could always gamble on another sale after Christmas though?].

It’s a Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad…

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Funnily enough I can never seem to find a complete ‘To Done’ showcase of my scratchbuilt Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad. The best I have doesn’t feature the walls/petals, they hadn’t been completed at that stage. In all honesty these aren’t great pics b…

It’s a Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad…

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Funnily enough I can never seem to find a complete ‘To Done’ showcase of my scratchbuilt Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad. The best I have doesn’t feature the walls/petals, they hadn’t been completed at that stage. In all honesty these aren’t great pics b…

Terrain Project: Red Planet – Storage Tanks & Drilling Rig WIP

Posted on January 16th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hello readers. Today I am back with some more terrain pieces for my Red Planet terrain project. The pieces I am sharing today are all made with resin sets from Armorcast.Triple Refinery TanksThis is a resin set made to fit 3 energy drink cans with a ba…

Terrain Project: Red Planet – Bridges

Posted on October 8th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again readers.  Today I have another entry in my Red Planet terrain project.  I have several bridges today, both for vehicles and foot bridges. The first one is the Pegasus Hobbies Technobridge, a sturdy bridge that is easily wide enoug…

Terrain Project: Red Planet – Rusted Out Manufactorum

Posted on October 5th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

So here is another piece of terrain for my Red Planet project. The Red Planet project is a set of sci-fi terrain for Warhammer 40,000 that is a Mars-like planet with a corrosive atmosphere that makes everything rust at an accelerated pace.I call this b…