It's been a bit quiet here for the last couple of weeks but I've been really busy with hobby related shenanigans!
I've been collecting used till rolls for quite a while now to use for some suitably grubby industrial hive terrain and I've spent the last two weeks building and painting the first few pieces:
First Hive terrain
I've got lots more on the go at the moment including some larger pieces which I will be adding to the collection in the coming weeks.
At present, the largest piece of terrain I have is the Core Column:
Made from a toilet roll, till roll cores and assorted plastic, card and wire, it will eventually provide me with a second level of walkways to heighten the battlefield.
I made a point of making the terrain as grubby as possible and went to town on adding rust, dust and lots of graffiti.
I've also got some more figures painted! The chap on the left is a heavy industrial unit from GZG and painted up really nicely. The other figure is from Alternative Armies Space Viking range and was sculpted by myself many moons ago.
I've painted him up as another member of my Demihuman force and while the figure is a bit crude, I rather enjoyed painting him.
Next up, there's the vent column, a slightly shorter piece of terrain but still adds some much needed height to the board:
Again I went to town with adding washes to give the piece a really grubby finish and added lots of graffiti, including the MOFO logo (MOllusc Freedom Organisation).
Next up, there's the smaller columns which I need to make another half dozen or so to finish off my terrain collection:
I've really been enjoying making this terrain and need to build some larger structures for my assorted forces to fight over including more surface level terrain but I have plans for processing plants, tox pools and industrial cranes as well as landing pads, downtrodden shanties and lots more!
It's interesting that moving back to 15mm scale has really got me engaged in not only painting figures and playing the odd game, I'm also feverishly constructing terrain and even sculpting some odd bits and bobs to flesh out my existing forces!
Speaking of which, I've just finished a trio of Squigs for my Grots to prod about:
They took very little effort to put together and I'm looking forward to having them finished and added to my fledgling Badmoon warband!
Hopefully I will be able to add some more gubbins to my blog in the coming weeks but we are away on holiday next week so I am hoping to have a relaxing time down south and will be taking a sketchbook with me to thrash out some ideas I have for everything from terrain to figures to the background of my Alternative Imperium so watch this space!
All the best!