Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WIP - Tech Priests

Work continues on the cast for The Cirian Legacy. The campaign calls for a few Tech Priest models. These are a little tough to come by as GW has never made more than a few different ones and most of those are old OOP models. I have had to improvise a bit.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

WIP - Inquisitor

Work continues on the prep for The Cirian Legacy Inquisitor campaign. There is lots of work to do to collect the cast and create all the sets.

The first batch of figures I am doing are miners. These guys need a raggedy look. They are slaves and indentured servants so they do not have access to nice clothes or fancy gear. Mining tools and hand weapons are all they have. I will need 4-5 figures for the entire campaign.

I have equipped a couple of guys with Breachers. Breachers are usually a bionic arm on a Tech Priest and are used for all sorts of drilling and cutting functions. I felt that the bionic approach was wrong for simple miners so I decided to go with a hand-held version.

The remaining miners are equipped with various hand weapons or tools. One guy is unarmed. The base figures are from Black Cat Bases from the Able Seaman set. These are 18th century pirate/sailors but they should work perfect as Sci-Fi miners with the equipment swaps.

The sets for this campaign range from loading docks to ghettos to the halls of the Tech Priests. My friend, Tim, is working on some terrain for this project as well. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see what he has been working on.
I have been working on the ghettos. These are the homes for the miners and need to have a 40K shanty town look. These buildings are needed for at least one scenario and will be useful for many others. They will also come in handy for Necromunda.

For this project I am using these cool foam pieces. These are packaging pieces from some appliance. They have an excellent shape. These will be filled with the expanding foam insulation that I used on the GW Blastscape set.

These builds are just elaborate false fronts. The buildings will be impassible. My inspiration for this project comes from the "How to Make Wargames Terrain" from Games Workshop. The section on buildings have tons of examples of different building types and styles. The examples that they use in this section is the main inspiration for this project.

I have at least four sets of these building blocks to build. The hard part will be to make each section look unique.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Homemade Craters

Here are a few homemade craters. These are made from aluminum pot-pie pans. You can buy these in bulk from the grocery store for a few bucks. You will get more than you need. Flip the pans over and squash the middle down. Carefully shape them as desired as you smash them. I then cut the edges into irregular shapes. Glues on some rocks and apply some texture, then paint.

A comparison with a small Moonscape crater.

Here is a cluster if pie pan craters with the cluster crater from the Blastscape set.
I built these years ago but never got beyond the base coat stage. With all the work I have done on the GW stuff inspired me to finish these up.