Shadows of Brimstone: Doorways Into Darkness (Mine Doorways)

Shadows of Brimstone: Doorways Into Darkness (Mine Doorways)

Another of the Shadows of Brimstone sets that I started last month, the set comes with 4 each of the Mine Doorways and another type, the “OtherWorlds Doorways”. I haven’t started on the Other Worlds ones, but I’ve just completed these Mine ones.

Shadows of Brimstone: Doorways Into Darkness (Mine Doorways)

They’re not bad. Pretty simple, and as with a lot of the other models from the SoB range, they lack a bit of detail. In this case, the woodgrain in the pillars is really soft and the lanterns are a bit rough. The rocks on the sides were also as smooth as something that’s recently been polished. I gave them a bit of texture using the old dabbing with Liquid Greenstuff trick and it’s improved their appearance no end. Anyway, a relatively simple paintjob across them, and they’re now done.

There’s still another four doorways left to go – the “OtherWorld” doorways. Spoooooky!

Shadows of Brimstone: Doorways Into Darkness (Mine Doorways)

Here’s a scale shot with a Marine and beastman as well as some other Brimstone scenery pieces I painted recently. I guess I gotta paint the other ones now, eh?

Shadows of Brimstone: Mine Terrain (and some crates from Grendel)

Shadows of Brimstone: Mine Terrain

The last of the painted models from April to show off, these were once again some Shadows of Brimstone bits that I found and decided to quickly knock together in order to hit 30 models in the 30-day month of April.

Shadows of Brimstone: Mine Terrain

Shadows of Brimstone: Mine Terrain

The quality in this kit is probably best described as variable. The buffer stop is rather excellent. Nice and chunky. The actual stoppers look a bit oversized, but fine. I painted the reinforcements and such as metal rather than wood mostly as an excuse to get some more colours onto it, and I’ve gone for a pale wood, not quite grey yet – to represent aged wood. I’d have added some grass, etc, but since I figure this is going to spend a lot of time deep in a mine when playing SoB, I’d keep it without any of that sort of thing.

Shadows of Brimstone: Mine Terrain

The mine cart is more than a bit undersized. It barely fits on the tracks, and if you blow on it (or look at it funny) it will fly off. However, the boxes and barrels are a bit more egregious…

This is what was shown in the Kickstarter. So when the sprue arrived, the photo of painted minis above provides both of the “2x crates” and one of the barrels. (yeah, even though the render shows 2x double-crates). Want to see the other barrel?

See that tiny thing that’s the size of the Space Marine’s head? Yeah, that’s the other barrel. So I’ve left it on the sprue so I don’t lose it, since it’s useless as a bit of scatter on it’s own, and will need to be glued to something larger to have any use at all. The other thing is a pickaxe, which wasn’t promised, but I guess takes the place of the other crate. I’m not exactly what you’d call upset – mostly because I have many other barrels and crates, but it’s a bit annoying and silly. They could surely have fit another of the crate piece or the barrel on the sprue in place of that stuff.

Scotia Grendel 1007 Crates

Anyway, on Monday night while I was working my way through this stuff, and the Pylons, and the dive-suit Harvesters, and the Auto-turrets, it quickly became apparent that I was not going to get he turrets finished before April ended. So I went searching for some simple resin terrain that I may not have painted. I found this pair of crate stacks, which I picked up in the 90’s from Grendel (now Scotia Grendel), and quickly knocked them up over an hour or so (mostly drying time) while working on the other stuff. In doing that, I hit 31 models for the month of April – which achieves my goal for at least one miniature for each day, every month in 2018.

Shadows of Brimstone: Mine Terrain, Scotia Grendel 1007 Crates

Here’s the “Mine Terrain” set, along with the crates, and a Space Marine to provide scale reference.

Tomorrow, my Assembly April stuff, then the Community Assembly April, then my rounded-up painted April stuff. Then back to April’s minis.