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40k Terrain Texture Question

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Cities of Death 209 300x225 40k Terrain Texture QuestionI get questions on 40k Terrain from my readers pretty often, even though I haven’t been posting much the past six months (that’s about to change.) I’ve got no idea how they get my email, but for those industrious enough, I really like answering the questions. Here’s one from Jeret…

From: Jeret
Subject: ideas and help

Hi there i ran across this website when i was looking for scenery ideas for my warhammer 40k armies. Im 17 and very new to this and years ago when my uncle got me into this game we had the original set of rules. the 99 edition. and in that rule book, i saw there was a gun emplacement, there i started my first major project. For the past two weeks ive gone to my work area for 6 hours at a time to work on various scenery projects i have going on….on the emplacemnt though i would like some help and ideas to ways i can improve the texture and definantly painting ideas. ill upload 3 photos to show and any advice you can give me on materials will be fantastic. I know of course, has being new to all this, im not gonna be a pro but practice makes perfect so any help will be gladly appreciated.

Jeret, you don’t need to be a ”pro” for great scenery, though there are some fantastic modelers out there! This is simply a craft and anybody can do a great job. I’m not sure what you’re looking for in “texture”. Simple ideas:

– mix sand with paint (a couple drops of PVC white glue is optional) and just paint it on

– mix talus (from the model railroad section in the hobby store) and 50% pvc glue with 50% water and apply
– spray wall or ceiling texture; if you do this, seal well with spray varnish before painting (it’s water soluble)
– use Citadel’s texture kit
My usual method which I use on both 40k Terrain and Warhammer Armies bases is to use thick paint in random blotches on the surface and then sprinkle with debris (a mix of sand, wood splinters, sprue bits, and more). After this dries, I wet with wet water (water with a couple drops of dish soap) and then wash with paint. I do this before priming. The typical results are shown in these pictures. This takes work, but I also find it to be fairly detailed, realistic, and durable.

I’d love to see the pictures — let me know the link!


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Conceptual Designs for Cities of Death

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Cities of Death Concepts2 271x300 Conceptual Designs for Cities of Death

Been very busy since Adepticon and couldn’t get back to working on 40k Terrain! Which is a bummer, because I’m completely psyched about getting back to the Cities of Death project, actually doing something to populate the page I put on the web site here. It’s funny — that is my most… Continue reading

Warhammer 40k Terrain — Mines

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Cities of Death 326 300x225 Warhammer 40k Terrain    MinesBeen doing lots of painting on my Imperial Guard, so my Cities of Death project is maturing a bit slowly right now. However, I did complete an interesting experiment for Warhammer 40k Terrain.

I’ve been working on barricades and obstacles for several weeks. And many of my readers know that one… Continue reading

Warhammer 40k Terrain Barricades

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Cities of Death 266 300x225 Warhammer 40k Terrain BarricadesCompleted the first of six Games Workshop barricades for the Cities of Death project. It’s came out very well. I’m biased, but I think its an excellent Warhammer 40k terrain piece and can’t wait to see how the other five come out.

Just like the tank traps, the primary colors are house paint… Continue reading

Warhammer 40k Terrain Tank Trap Video

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Cities of Death 207 300x225 Warhammer 40k Terrain Tank Trap VideoAfter weeks of toil, my first Cities of Death project is coming through. I’ve completed 2 0f the 13 Warhammer 40k Terrain pieces and the others should be knocked out pretty quickly now. AND, I made a complete video of how to make the Tank Traps — I’ve embedded the video at the end of this post… Continue reading

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