Six more to go … ! VMC Deck Tan for the top two floors, VMC Hull Red for the bricks.
More terrain for post-apocalyptic good times.
Printed out a checkered pattern from Google and cut to shape for the floor. The floor paper is not glued down, both in preparation for painting and in case I decide to switch it out for something else.
Thought the rooftops looked a little plain, so I glued on corrugated paper in anticipation of painted them up to look like weathered, corrugated steel. Certainly not loving the MDF gas pumps – might need to order some resin bits the next time I’m feeling rich.
In hindsight, I wish I had not glued down the roof supports yet. I’m considering adding sandpaper to replicate asphalt and it will make it considerably harder to do the support beam there.
Prepping some terrain for Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse.
Did a quick and dirty wash job on an eBay special kid’s toy (found here). Put it together wrong, so it only ended up with one roof.
For those curious …
Used primarily Army Painter Red Tone and Vallejo Black Ink. Mixed up various paints watered down to try and add some variation. Everything was airbrushed on and I didn’t worry too much about overspray.
The original after assembly:
Painted up this 1/35 diorama piece for use as terrain in Bolt Action. The piece was a great opportunity to get more practice with airbrushing. It was an absolute joy to paint up. My only complaint is that, while the front and sides are wonderfully textured, the back is just a flat cast that is hard to make look good.
One cool feature is that Top Down Terrain makes a matching “Orion Tide – Hangar 07 Display Stage w/ Tournament Drawer” if you ever want to make your army into a display diorama in between games. It seems a little pricey, but this luxury product sure does look fantastic if and when you have the extra cash to spend on making your army look its best.
Quite impressed. Custom bases are never a necessary purchase to play; however, it’s always nice when you can make your army basing look great relatively affordably. It’s nice to have the added benefit of your army basing being diorama compatible down the road if you ever wish to invest more.