I realise everyone must be getting bored of my terrain updates by now, but trust me, we're nearly there!
In addition to the piles of Office Buildings and Residential Blocks, I acquired a pair of Blotz' damaged/ruined buildings to add something a little different. The detail of the damage is rather simplistic, so I spiced them up with some spare pieces of MDF, pieces of slate and sand from some old basing kits and a spare Typhoon Attack Helicopter!
The purpose of this was to make them appear more interesting and ultimately, more realistic. After painting the rust and broken masonry I went nuts with the overgrown plantlife, trying to match the look of a favourite piece of Dropzone artwork featuring a crashed and overgrown vehicle of (presumed) EAA origin. Piles of rubble piled around the edges of the building add something to really give the impression the buildings have been through a (small) war.
I spent a lot of time looking at pictures of abandoned cities, both real and imagined, to get an idea of what they would look like. Chernobyl was a particular influence, as it is relatively untouched by human hands, simply abandoned to nature. I realise I could have gone a lot heavier with the battle damage, or with the plantlife, but ultimately wanted them to look a little more whole.
In any case, in the future I intend to make several pieces of scatter terrain to add to the feel of the ruined and abandoned city - piles of scattered rubble, more abandoned vehicles, and perhaps some trees.
|Resistance forces move through the ruins|
|The devastation has been overtaken by Mother Nature long ago|
|The first piece finished was a truly smashed building, detailed with girders, pipes and rubble, as well as a crashed Typhoon Attack Helicopter!|
|I was tempted to paint it as a "fresh" crash, but decided to go for an older wreck instead|
|The second building is the wedge-shaped Residential Block, with the upper floors ruined|
|Plant life has overwhelmed the ruined upper levels|
|As with the smaller building, plasticard and rubble was added to the bottom floor - the rubble does not magically disappear after all!|
|Mehmed Siege Tanks patrol the area|
|In addition, I have painted three Thunder Wagons for an upcoming tournament. A pair of practise games have seen them perform very nicely, so I look forward to their first appearance fully painted!|
Thanks for reading,