wargames scenery


LED Landing Pad

Over the last few weeks, I have been very busy making mdf industrial terrain to fill a 6 x 4 table. For one of the sections, I decided to add some LEDs, and make a landing platform. It seems to be a bit brighter than I thought it would be. But when a nice big flyer is plonked on it, the effect if cool with the lights illuminating the underside of the vehicle. I may well be adding some more lights…

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Trench System

I hate to admit it, but several years ago I bought a brilliant trench system from Kalistra…and then did nothing with it. This is a modular system that will easily stretch the width of a four foot table. I want to add some more balsa planking to the duckboards and make it a bit more messy. So having finally bought a compressor for my airbrush, I feel that I can have a go at painting it up so we can try some plan some storm the trenches games for Bolt Action, Konflikt 47, Dust and Steam Wars.

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The Hills Are Alive

Not alive perhaps, but resprayed. I would not like to know how old these hills are, they have been in my collection for a good few decades. These had originally been a very boring plain goblin green, but that worked as an undercoat for my next spraying session. I just used a few different greens and had a go at blending some colours, not bad for a first attempt. I got stuck a few times with the airbrush stopping, not due to clogging, but a mixture screw getting moved accidently, I am still getting the hang of this airbrushing lark…

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Ark Conversion

This is the Transformers model that I bought for next to nothing on eBay. I have removed all the internal crap and glued plastic over all the openings I could see from the inside, of which there were lots. It actually did not take long and in the greater scheme of things, this was one of the quickest conversions I have done, it only took three episodes of Game Of Thrones (I’m watching series 2 again). Now for undercoating with my new compressor, in white this time…

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Industrial Build Options

There are several ways to build the industrial terrain models that I have been working on as there are lots of common pieces between the various individual models. This means that I can mix up a few bits and make what is essentially a new kit. In this case, by using the support structure from the Crosswalk Tower and some round levels, I have ended up with what is effectively a pringle-less tower. Without relying on the tube, the tower can be any height, so I started with a single level and twin level model.

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MDF Chairs

Chairs at 28mm scale are a challenge, they are so damn small that they end up being rather fiddly to stick together. Especially when I am trying to avoid having any tabs on the seat part to keep a plain surface. The general design is the same, I have a few back sections for some variety. I’m not sure which I like the best.

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The Four Towers

For a tight games of Kill Team anf Rogue Stars, four towers makes for an interesting game. With the Kill Team obscured rule being nice and simple, a target is eitehr -1 to hit or not. This setup is three Pringle Towers and one self supporting Crosswalk Tower. I have also made a slightly higher ground tile for some variation. Just wait until you see what is next!

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Shipping Containers

I really needed some shipping containers, more cover for models to cower behind, or use as cover as they heroically charge into combat. Anyway, I decided to make my own. The first being a very very plain box with lines etched into the sides. But there are plans for more interesting shapes. The Octo Container is the first interesting shape. I have finally started doing something other than a 90° angle. The next design is something more ambitous and the one after that, well, there is much more to come in 2019…

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Final Tower Design

This is my final design for the Industrial Processing Tower (the Pringle Tower). To reduce cutting time, the levels have been redesigned with the treadplate replaced with a panel effect. The ladders have been changed a little and some new barriers added. Although it is now ready for a game of Kill Team, it could do with some rust and dirt adding to it.

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