Another scenic post today – Warlord Games’ Stone Bridge.
I picked this up quite awhile ago in June 2017 with some other stuff (including some ruined houses, apparently.. I should find those!) – but only got around to assembling it about 2 weeks ago, quickly followed by painting it. It had been cut off the sprues and then put in a plastic tub and forgotten about. How often do you hear that phrase on this blog?
I wanted it to look weathered and worn, so after the first spray coats of dark grey followed by a lighter brown-grey, I drybrished with a couple of tones of increasingly light brown-grey, then played around with my custom mix Sepia-Black Vallejo Model Wash, then some washes made from two shades of green for the mossy tones towars the bottom of the arch, some browns and Pledge One Go floor wax and a couple of different weathering powders.
I also wanted to emphasise the direction of years of traffic on the bridge, so I used a tissue (hi-tech modelling tools, here!) to “pull” the half-dried grime along the length of the bridge, creating a directionally weathered effect. I don’t have any 28mm WWII guys painted yet, so this pair of Reiksgard will have to do for the “human scale” shot. They do serve to illustrate how well that the piece works with models from a variety of eras and genres outside of the WWII-modern, though.
Here’s a scale shot, so you can see roughly how big the thing is. It barely fits a modern Rhino hull – you could probably fit a Predator as well due to the ground clearance that the sponsons have. It’s another nice piece of multi-use scenery. I mean, it’s not exactly approriate for Necromunda, but it suits a wide variety of historical games through modern, post-apoc (not all bridges need to be broken!) and of course 40k. Unless you’re of the new-school of 40k that thinks everything needs to be festooned with skulls. 😀
At some stage (the month’s round-up and my personal round-up for Dave Stone’s Winter of Scenery Challenge as well) we’ll be able to see it from a “front-on” angle. As long as I remember to take a pic like that. It certainly didn’t properly fit in my makeshift lightbox on that orientation!