Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In the Grim Darkness of the Far Future There's Only...

...Terraced Landscaping!

The first two, with a Space Marine to show scale.

They turned out so well, I made two more. Easy!

I found a pile of 1/2" Styrofoam sheets behind the local Rite-Aid, and snatched it up. I used my band saw to cut the sheet into these shapes, with a 45 degree bevel, glued them together, painted, and flocked.  I may paint the rock-surface as I prefer a darker look than this bright tan, but otherwise couldn't be more pleased.  The effort-to-reward ratio with these hills couldn't be better.  

Update: Decided to paint the surface of the hills. I'm glad I did. They'll need more touch-up now (easy drybrushing) but a layer of black tempura makes them look much more war-torn. Also hides several of my mistakes.

Much better.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012


My new shiny Warhammer 40k book arrived today. Oh, happy day!

I like how it compares with the original Rogue Trader book.  It is, of course, much larger (yet strangely, contains fewer actual rules.)

I <heart> Jon Blanche. Click on this to see the full-sized photo. It's cool.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Rock and Roll

These are just painted foam, but they turned out great and I'm proud of them.  Five terrain-type rock impassible terrain obstacles, and six objective sized rocks, of assorted colors.