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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Terrain Update - Anti-Tank Warfare and Barricades!

After spending the last couple of weeks painting Miniatures, I thought it would be a fine change of pace to paint some terrain.  Of the items I purchased from Amera Plastic Mouldings last year, there were still plenty of items that were yet demanding my attention.  After finishing the Chaos Lord last week, I felt it was time to dedicate some more time to expanding my 40K terrain collection.  Last year I managed to paint a couple of Craters and some Barricades, and copied the paint scheme so that the pieces looked coherent when placed on the same battlefield. 

As can be seen in the pics above, the paint scheme is simple enough – Scorched Brown base with successive highlights of Bubonic Brown and Bleached Bone for all the earth, followed by a heavy coating of Devlan Mud.  The stone was a base-coat mix of Chaos Black and Codex Gray, with subsequent highlights of Codex Grey and Fortress Grey before being washed with Badab Black.  The edges of all the bases were painted using Chardon Granite before being sealed using a Matte Varnish.  All in all I’m very happy with the outcome, especially since it was such an easy effect to produce.  I’ll be looking forward to applying the same effect on ruined buildings that I intend to work on in the near future.  Pics of the completed items have been included below.

With the terrain done, it’s time for me to move onto my next project, which will be the Standard Bearer from by Chosen Unit in my Warriors of Chaos Army.  For a long time now the main body of the model has been painted and I’ve held off painting the rest because it was never base-coated.  Now that I have the bronze spray paint, that excuse is pretty weak.  It's high time the banner and shield were completed so that I can finally assemble the fellow and he can actually go to war without feeling self-conscious about his blu-tacked arm.

The second project that I'm working on is a new Blood Claw for my Space Wolves.  They are one of my favorite units in the Codex despite the hate they cop on the Interwebz.  I maintain that a unit of 8 with a Wolf Priest and a Wolf Guard can make a dent in anyone's army when they assault.  Ah well, we'll get this fella done first and see how we go from there.

Well, that's all from me, I'm off to continue putting paint on some minis before I hit the sack.  Gotta get my #brushtime stats up on Twitter.

Catch you all later



  1. Great review Trev, hoping OK to share on Amera facebook site, just launched? Trying to generate discussion, collate reviews and get folks to suggest new terrains for us to do!

    1. Also, feel free to post a link to your new FB site after sharing.

  2. Thanks for the offer Amera! You're more than welcome to post the link on your site. I'll be sure to make my way over there and join the page.