Archive for November, 2015

So we picked up a copy of dark vengeance for my 10 year old’s birthday and he’s been bugging me for weeks to help him use the airbrush to paint his space marines. I figured this was a perfect chance to try out preshading and using badger ghost tints after.

This is what we managed to get done in just over an hour.

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All the models were sprayed black, then 45 degrees with grey and from the top with white.

Deathwing Terminators – these were sprayed with a light coat of ghost tint brown – watch out though it is VERY red, I was expecting something a bit more suited for bone but it turned out ok. We then gave a 45 degree coat of vallejo bone to pull it together.

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Ravenwing Bikes – tried to use ghost tint oil to create a black blend over the above primer bit it came out a bit purple so a coat of vallejo black grey to pull them back a bit.

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After a bit of satin varnish to see the finish without the gloss

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Plasma cannon and sgt.

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Both were sprayed with ghost tint green over the above primer.

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Librarian – as above but ghost tint blue

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For speed painting, this stuff is amazing. You could get a pretty reasonable paint job in no time at all on an entire army.

Well I’ll see you later when Rhys has finished them all up!

Rich

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IT’s FINALLY FINISHED!!!!!!

Wow, this has been a monster project and one of the coolest looking pieces of terrain I have worked on to date. It is a massive center piece for any gaming table – the first time this went to the club it was the first thing everyone went to look at.

So let’s have a look at the details:

As with all ZEN Terrain buildings, this one is available with or without the internals. If you get it without the internals you get everything below. It comes with acrylic windows, 6 search lights for the angled corners and the entrance hallway. For mine, I have kept the entrance hallway detachable so that you can transport/store it more safely.

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With the internals you can add this amazing interior to the building:

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It contains 2 jail cells with beds, wash basins and the laser cell doors

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3 Offices with desks, chairs and acrylic screens and keyboards.

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There is also a server room with ventilation which has room for a set of their Server Cluster Objective Markers.

All of the doors can be opened and closed, the roof comes off in 3 pieces so you can access the interior. There are 3 access points on the ground floor, the main entrance, side entrance and the hatch on the rear of the server room. There is also a hatch on the roof with a ladder.

I cannot wait to run a game with 2 HVT’s in the cells and each player has to extract their HVT back to the deployment zone, or an attack and defend game with the same idea of extracting an HVT from the cells. I would personally make it an engineer or a hacker only able to open with a WIP -3 roll or similar.

In terms of paint job, I used my tried and trusted method of using Badger Minitaire Base Grey and Charred stone for shading going toward white for highlights for the external concrete walls.

The blue was masked off (There has to be a faster way to do this!) and painted with Vallejo Dark Prussian Blue – Game Air Magic Blue – Game Air Electric Blue and final highlight of Game Air White

The metallics were done with VMC Black Grey – Neutral Grey – Light Grey  – White

The posters were random images found on google, printed on heavy white paper and stuck to the walls

So there you have it – I’ll post some WIP shots later showing the masking process and the sectioned parts.

It’s been a great project to work on and look forward to working on some more of there kit in the future!

It will be available at http://www.zenterrain.com/en_US/index any day now so fill your boots!

Catch you round!

Rich