Terrain update 18/01/18

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Terrain generation continues unabashed, with one eye on what is required for the upcoming Taros Campaign. As the to-do list for that project grows exponentially, I have managed to keep on the case and cracked out a bit more scatter terrain – this week, barricades!

For me, the most wasteful part of the hobby is sprues. Sure, I get why they exist, and I get that they are fairly efficient as injection plastic molding goes (as efficiency = profit for GW they have a vested interest in making this so too) but it has always seemed like a shame to just shove them in the recycling and hope for the best.

So for a long time now I have been holding onto them, with the intention of doing… something. I was never really sure what, except that it would probably require the long straight bits and lots of them. So I started hording them, until the pile became so out of hand that I had to make a start at SOMETHING at least. And so I plumbed for some barricades

Barricades

1: Get some sprues. This should not be a problem for most hobbyists. If you have none, report to your nearest Warhammer store and hand over your wallet to a member of staff. They will see to it that you are thoroughly stocked with sprues, and will chuck in some miniatures for free.

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2: Cut the longer straight bits out, we are going to need these for the barricades themselves. We need three long ones and six shorter ones – actual length to be decided by you, but mine are 5cm long and 15cm long. All the little bits that you shave off to make them straight I generally keep in a separate tub for basing/rubble on terrain.

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3: Stick the shorter ones into X shapes (the central one at a right angle to two others on either side), which will form the legs. Then stick the longer ones between them to form the barricade. I find using blue tack to keep the whole thing steady while the glue dries an excellent way to avoid throwing it all against the wall in a sticky mess through frustration when it falls over for the umpteenth time.

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4. Once dry, prime black and give a cot of leadbelcher. Then lashings and lashings of seraphim sepia.

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Finally, for extra points, add some Ryza rust. Then add loads more. And finally a bit more – this is 40k after all, understatement is not a thing here.

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And of course, if you are going to go to the effort of making one, you might as well do six.

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And finally, sprinkle with a shower of badly painted figures for scale, preferably while making pew! pew! noises.

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And there we have it, some more cheap as chips scatter terrain to done! Another big fat stamp for my 2017/18 Hobby season attained!

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5 thoughts on “Terrain update 18/01/18

    • Yeah, same here – just had so many of them accumulated that I had to do something with them or bin them, which would have been a shame. I found myself looking at some Bolt Action terrain kits and thought ‘hang on, i could build this out of sprues!’ Next up is tank traps 🙂

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