Cities of Death Tank Traps 40k Terrain WIP
The Cities of Death barricades and obstacles 40k terrain project continues. Its turning out to be epic — maybe trying to do 13 terrain pieces at once was not a good idea. This fantastic 40k scenery, however, is coming out superb and is nearly done. Here’s a quick update on the project and lots of pictures.
Over the last several days, I’ve done quite a bit (I’ve been very focused, so that’s why I’ve not been on Twitter):
- Added texture
- Primed the terrain
- Base coated and put on a mid-tone with Behr house paint
- Washed with black and brown solutions (Folk Art pigment — Burt Umber and Licorice — mixed with probably six parts water)
- Selected and primed my 40k bits
The images here show tank traps because I’m 80% done with a video focusing on these. The other terrain is to the same degree of completion. Think all I’ve got to do now is a final high-light, a bit of detail work, and then paint all the battle field debris from the 40k bits. That last bit is going to be a major, tedious bit. Good I’ve got great music and good audio books! I think I’ll have the 40k barricades and obstacles done by next weekend, when I plan on making my game board.
Lesson learned: Everybody says seal your foam based terrain with PVC glue or something before your prime. The medium or something in the spray primer interacts with polystyrene and other foams and melts it. I’ve always ignored that. I noticed a bit of melting (it’s probably dissolving, but I’m not a chemist), but no big deal. THIS TIME, effects were severe (but interesting, so I let them stand). Lesson learned: coat your foam with PVC solution prior to using spray paint on it.