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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

#TerrainTuesday - So much Terrain!!

So it turns out that its going to be a pretty big article this week, for two reasons -

  1. Thanks to my various iDevices, my internet has been capped 3 days into the new cycle.
  2. I've been hard at work building random pieces of terrain for my city-fight table.

Well, with all the excuses out of the way, let's start the show!!

Project 1:  The Bus Stop

With some excess packing foam laying about, I decided it was time to sort through it all, giving me an idea of what could be used to quickly make terrain and what needed to be thrown out.  One of the smaller pieces immediately grabbed my attention and I got to work.

At this point, this one is ready to be painted which means that I'll need to break out the airbrush soon.  When I do get around to that, it'll give me a chance to finish off a second terrain piece I painted a while back.

Project 2: Pallet Town

Inspired by a tutorial on Warseer, I threw together a mass of pallets over a course of three days using balsa wood and ice-cream sticks.  The result has been quite impressive actually, though I'm not sure what I actually intend to do with them as yet.  Maybe it's the excuse I need to build my shipping containers...

Rather than just stacking up a mass of pallets, I've tried to find areas where I can incorporate the pallets into existing / current terrain projects, though this has been met with limited success.

Project 3: The Junk-Yard Redoubt

Looking for a quick and dirty way of incorporating even more terrain into my 40K collection, I cobbled together a small improvised defensive position that uses scraps of everything as well as a couple of pallets.  While not overly large, it'll provide a decent bit of cover for someone.... maybe...

Project 4: Power to the People!!!

While I was cleaning, I came across an old power source from my now retired PC that crapped out during a storm.  Deciding that curiosity was the best path in this situation, I then proceeded to ignore all safety and warning labels and pulled the bastard to pieces.  To my most pleasant surprise, the innards proved to be perfect for some sort of exposed generator.  So I happily proceeded to pull it to pieces before gluing the circuit board to a foamcore base.

While I'm not yet sure what I'm going to do with the cover for the power source, I'm thinking some sort of quasi-industrial Necromunda-esque tunnelly bits, but at this stage it's all pretty conceptual.

Well, that's all from me for now, hopefully it won't be so long until my next update.

Catch you all later,



  1. Looking good so far buddy. I have to say, you have inspired me to open up an old pc of mine to have a quick look for anything that might help my current terrain binge!

    1. Glad to be of assistance Servitor. Thanks for commenting!!

  2. beware capacitors. The big ones in a power supply can maintain a charge for years after the thing has been dis combobulated. Probably won't kill you, but could blow off a finger, or, if discharged in an explosive environment - perhaps while spray painting , lead to a fire. But it does look good..