Small Scenics: Secret Weapon Miniatures’ Imperial Generator

Secret Weapon Miniatures' Imperial Generator

What we have here today is another piece of terrain that I’ve had sitting around for years that I spotted and decided to just get fucking painted and done. An Imperial Generator from Secret Weapon Miniatures, I didn’t get this piece as part of the 2-pack, nor with the console. Instead, I got it as part of a couple of “Bag O Crap” bundles I purchased back in December of 2013. What was wrong with it? Well, a big chunk of one of the ends was simply not there. Which was the main reason I never got around to fixing or painting it. I’d added some acrylic putty to it years ago, bit it didn’t really fill much when the moisture dried, and then it sat forgotten in that plastic tub where the other recently-posted resin scenery sat.

So when I saw it, I got it out, mixed up some greenstuff, “fixed” it, let it dry, cut it back (you can see in the pic it’s still not perfect” and then had to decide whether to paint it off-white, red, green or something else. I went with a nice generic grey, with copper for the coils and gubbins. Got it painted nice and clean, aadded some Nihilakh Oxide, then dirtied the shit out of it with Vallejo Wash, and it was pretty much done, bar the spray varnish. Done!

Small Scenics: Archon Studios Ramparts – “Eternal Cathedral Stairs System”

Archon Studios Ramparts - "Eternal Cathedral Stairs System"

Following on from my recent post with the sets of “Kazumi” stairs from the Archon Ramparts Kickstarter, today I have the “Eternal Cathedral” themed stairs. You can read all my hurfblurf about the Kickstarter on that post if you’re so inclined. The important thing here is that I finally got these things completed. I initially experimented with Contrast Paints on these in an attempt to get them done quickly, but …it didn’t work. It looked – as we say here in Australia – shithouse.

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That’s why experiments are a thing, though – so with that, it was the more annoying than upsetting task to get around to re-priming the fucking things and doing the drybrush/wash/weathering powder thing. I did originally envision a lighter grey stone, which is why I did the Contrast thing, but in the end, more mid-grey is fine. The original plan was to get both sets finished in the same month and post them up together, but it didn’t quite work out that way. At least I got them done in the same calendar year!