Well well – how time does fly on those “low priority” projects sitting on your work bench. Enter the terrain piece. You know, as I become a “more seasoned” gamer (more seasoned = old fart to you all) I’m finding I’m getting more interested in the quality of the terrain than the size of my miniature collection or whether I have everything in my army. And seeing’s that I’m getting over a cold and not feeling very well, and don’t have the energy tonight to drive one of my other projects to completion, I sat at my bench pondering what to do when I saw this half-finished Forgeworld terrain piece, sitting in the corner of my work bench, collecting dust, staring at me with such a lonely, dejected expression…. I decided it was time to put this one to bed.
So I finished this guy up in about an hour and change. Most of the painting was “done”, the black base coat and the progressive layers of grey shading for the granite. Tonight I started by painting the metal parts black again, then drybrushing the metal areas different metallic colors, and then giving everything a wash of brown to give it that “Imperial dirty” look. I think it ended up turning out pretty well!
Front view. Lots of great detail on this piece, even more detail in the back.
Back / right side view. Lots of tanks and tubing, that were painted black, then drybrushed various metal colors (Boltgun metal, Chainmail, or Shining Gold), then washed with Agrax Earthshade.
Same for the back / left view. More details. Surprisingly easy to paint and finish this piece. The ground is a base of thin plywood that I glued the terrain piece onto and put ballast on for ground effects. Drybrushed with various shades of brown.
Front view, closer up with a Chaos Marine in the foreground for scale. The archway is pretty cool. The door is painted Dwarven Bronze from the older GW range and washed with Agrax Earthshade (new range).
And a fun little video giving you a 360 of the whole thing. Enjoy!