Mantic Terrain Crate Lookout/Observation Platform

Mantic Terrain Crate BattleZones Lookout/Observation Platform

The next decent-sized bit of terrain I’ve finished this month is this …Lookout, or Observation Platform. I stole the build concept from someone else’s construction that I had found from some random GIS. Sadly, I’ve lost the page so I’m unable to give the original architect their credit right now, but if I ever see it again, I’ll edit this post and drop it in. The reason I really liked the look of it was, essentially, the flexibility it offers.

Mantic Terrain Crate BattleZones Lookout/Observation Platform

This is why I once again decided to go for a dark green – so it could fit into either a battlefield or industrial setting role – though I brought the shade up a little. I think it’d also work for post-apoc settings, though for that a bit more paint chipping and wear would probably help, though I’ve added a bit of that kind of weathering regardless.

Mantic Terrain Crate BattleZones Lookout/Observation Platform

I added the lambda/chevron decals to it as well to give it a small visual tie to the Sedition Wars barricades I painted several years ago. I figures since they both had dark green paint in common, and I wanted to use some more decals to add a touch of interest to this piece. Sure, the shade of dark green is quite different, but, you know, close enough. 😛

Mantic Terrain Crate BattleZones Lookout/Observation Platform

The other decals I used were of course Roman numerals inside a yellow circle, from the many Ultramarines/Space Marines decal sets. Again, combined with the dark green it creates a small visual consistency link to the Micro Art Studios Outpost Vents I showed yesterday. (Or in the background of the pic up top!) And yeah, I had some lighting issues today for this one. Due to the size of the thing, it didn’t fit in my light box properly, and so due to the placement of lights for the gaming table, I had a choice of dark front barriers, or a dark platform. So I kinda went with a mix in the end.

Once again, I’m submitting this for Dave Stone’s Winter of Scenery Challenge but . With one day left of August, I’ve got another 2 posts worth of terrain for it already ready to go up over the next two days, plus depending on how productive I can be tomorrow, another 4-6 posts worth of terrain that are thaaaaaaat close to being finished before September. Plus a personal round-up post. Gonna be a busy day tomorrow!

40k Cities of Death Sewer Vent from Urban Conquest (Neglected October ’19)

40k Cities of Death Sewer Vent from Urban Conquest

Something a little more recent than those Rogue Trader Orks this morning. This …sewer vent(?) comes from the 40k Urban Conquest boxed set, which comes with some campaign rules for 40k as well as a sprue of terrain, which I dutifully clipped off the sprue, cleaned off the mold lines, sprayed this piece, and duly lost the rest of the kit into some tub or another somewhere. This thing, meanwhile sat around on the painting desk for most of that time with very little done on it. (Sprayed black, sprayed dark metal, basically). So as is often the case, I finally picked the thing off and made myself finish the damned thing.

40k Cities of Death Sewer Vent from Urban Conquest

It wasn’t so bad to finish off. The weatheroing powder seems to have come up a little harsher than I planned, though it’s looking a little messier here than in hand, as I want it to have a nice dusty and worn look so that it plays nice on a variety of table surfaces, I’m still good with it.

40k Cities of Death Sewer Vent from Urban Conquest

It’s a nice little piece, really. I’ve got a fair bit of smaller pieces of scenery that I need to complete before I crack onto any more of the ones from this set. As much as I’d like to get onto more of them, there’s a ton of other stuff to get done first.

40k Cities of Death Sewer Vent from Urban Conquest

Here’s a scale pic of it alongside yesterday’s Orks. Old-school 40k alongside new-school 40k! Works pretty well in my books!