|What to do with all of this??|
Fighting through the "terrain builder's block, I opted to build a few of the ideas I had worked out previously, and then just see where my imagination and a box of sprues took me!
If you remember, I made a hexagon-shaped shipping container in my previous experiments to see how the parts went together. I built two of the containers, two low hex-platforms and some strange Ad-Mech walker-like maintenance platforms (to go with my Knights). The hexagonal platforms can be seen at right with one of the taller maintenance platforms. (ladders are included in the set and I left them unglued so I could assemble them to the desired height based on the terrain.
Using the same Krylon Red Oxide paint that I covered the Mantic terrain in, I decided to paint up some of the Hexagons.
Painted with the basecoat of Red Oxide, the platforms look like this. I did a bit of an experiment to see what washes looked best with the Red Oxide, by painting up a section of the hexagon with the AP Soft, Strong and Dark Tone washes to see which ones really gave the look I wanted. (Which if you are curious, is "heavily used but not dilapidated"!)
|Starting at the bottom and moving counter-clockwise, AP Soft, Stong and Dark Tones|
|Platform with tones (somewhat) evened out|
|Platform with Typhus Corrosion applied|
Now I just have to put the AP Soft Tone wash on the big platform and I'll have some table-ready terrain pieces that don't look too much like they just jumped out of a GW Catalog and onto the gaming table!
|unwashed platform, just waiting to take up the better part of a morning's painting time!|