Small Scenics: 40k “Hero Base” Objective Marker

40k "Hero Base" Objective Marker

Another quickie. As with the end of last month, I’m firing off lots of smaller posts rather than one mega-post because:

  1. I prefer smaller posts that can be quickly written, read, etc rather than creating novellas.
  2. More importantly, it makes it much easier for me to locate stuff and reference things in the future.

40k "Hero Base" Objective Marker

So anyway, Games Workshop proiduce a pair of kits with rather bombastic hero bases for their 40k and Age of Sigmar games. I’m not super keen on bases that place a model in too much of a particular spot. I prefer “anytime anywhere” bases rather than “specific moment captured in time” bases, and so this destroyed Leman Russ turret doesn’t really work well for me as a model base, but luckily it does work well for me as an Objective Marker. So that’s what I did with this one. That’s also why I’ve left it sans markings, to keep it a more generic piece rather than attached to any specific army. I really need to get my Imperial Guard models out to the War Room, and maybe even post them up here as an army when I get some time. Maybe I’ll have time to do that over the summer break, because I sure as fuck won’t be going to the beach this year!

Scotia Grendel 10101 Resin Sci-Fi Crates ( and another random bit of resin Necro-40k-Sci-Fi Terrain)

Scotia Grendel 10101 Resin Sci-Fi Crates

Earlier this month, on the heels of having finished the shipping crates I just showed, I remembered a plastic toolbox-container-thing shoved out of the way behind a door that had a whole lot of resin terrain from the 1990’s in it. Unpainted terrain, in case that wasn;t obvious from who’s blog you’re reading. So I grabbed it out and selected a bunch of pieces to smash out. And then did just that over a few days. First up is this trio of sci-fi crates, designed with all of the forethought that a lot of 80’s and 90’s sci-fi had. In this case, no realistic way to stack them for transport without smashing the stuff on top. They’re still available from Scotia Grendel today, though these days they come with a trio of smaller crates. I don’t recall ever seeing the smaller ones, nor do I recall what these ones came with. They might have been a two-or three-pack? Dunno. Though one of them (the grey one) is pretty badly cast. Maybe that’s why I never bothered to paint them back in the day? NFI to be honest. When it came to painting them, rather than the more logical step of painting them all identically, I instead chose three different colours, with the thought of perhaps using them as objective markers, and in that sort of situation, “the red one” is more useful from a gameplay perspective than even numbering the three identical pieces. I gave them a bit of weathering as well to round them off.

The second piece is one that onbiously goes alongside the other mystery resin piece I painted recently as they share the same design cues and elements. This one is obviously much smaller, and I didn’t bother with a cracked paint effect or anything major, preferring instead to get the thing painted and done as quickly as possible.