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This is a scenery/painting/modeling thread, so for ease of use, I stuck it here.
The basic idea:
How many unique (funny is also acceptable) world ideas can you think of?
I am trying to come up with some crazy base converting / scenery building / paint schemes for fun to see if anything truely unique happens, I got this idea from looking at the Scuba orks and clown chaos in the Conversions of the week thread.
So here is my attempt:
-Spider / cob web world. The army would be painted with a dark theme featuring many cob web designs painted on their armour, and a base full of dead spiders and webs.
-Flower world. The army would be painted in vibrant bright colours and would feature bases with tons of flowers. Some troops could even be emerging from said flowers.
-Ultra-Violet world. Due to the reflection of the sun on the planets surface, EVERYTHING IS PURPLE. Or a shad of purple. There is no plant life, as no life can grow in that of Purple. Alternatly, you could say this is black light world. In which case good luck painting those models! lol.
-Trekky world. All the inhabitants(sp?) of the world have a huge obsession with star trak (notice the different spelling?). All of the models are wearing similar things to star trek uniforms and have glasses, some can be larger, and all must look very nerdy. Base Ideas include old console systems broken on the ground, with an enraged look in the trekkies face. Possible mouse and keyboard weilding Uber Microists. (notice, im a star trek fan. not the biggest fan, but If you get offended form this idea, note that it was brought to you by someone who emulates similar behaviour to this idea)
-Gargoyle world. Gargoyles are cool.... That is all there is too it!
-Old Western World. This planet hasn't evolved fast enough... the inhabitants are from the wild west. You are either invading it, or defending it from invaders. Paint schemes/conversion schemes could be giving them all cowboy hats, chaps, Native Clothing. Blah blah blah.... base ideas include lots of western guns, Posters of john wayne.... Plus anything else western you can come up with. Possible other conversions could be the brothel mistress..... dun dun dun!
-Water World. For referene, and any ideas involving the conversion or world idea, see the movie with the same name. A terrible movie, but it has Kevin Cosner, so it is amazing by default.
-Worst Nightmare world. Your adventurers cower in fear as all of their worst nightmares are brought to life on this strange wonderful world. The sky is the limit on this one. Anything from clowns to The evilest of movie characters will do. Model appropriatly. And remember, you see all your teamates as your worst fear.. WITH GUNS!
So what are your ideas?!
Last edited by Goblin; April 19th, 2008 at 19:07.
Fallout world: once a Hive-world, but the Hives were destroyed during an orbital bombardment some decades (centuries?) ago. Administratum did not provide the means of evacuating the inhabitants nor any humanitary aid, and the survivors have to make do with whatever they could scavenge from the ruined hives. Think, Fallout universe meets Necromunda.
The bases for an army originating from such a place can be ruins or desert, with weird green-ish liquid pools to represent toxic enviroment. Mutant critters and plants are an option, and you can go really wild on converting such.
Maybe a living, fleshy world which is all covered with open wounds from which maggots crawl. Arms out from the ground as trees and they have hands for leaves.
There could be the Sea of Eyes and the bottomless pit of Screaming Mouth.
Hmmm...might have to go modelling this...or just paint it.
Slime-pit-world. It could be a world that is covered with gross green slime. The slime could be simply algae or actually alive and thinking. Water effects mixed with green paint could be used to create the slime on models bases. Models could even have thier legs cut off at the knees to make them look like the are wading through the slime. However this would have the effect of these models looking strange when fighting against another army that is not made to look like the are waist deep in green slime. The slimy models would look like the are kneeling when in combat and so on. Thinking, hungry, man-eating slime that drags victims to their squishy doom could be done but I am nor sure how. Perhaps a codex could be chosen and the slime models would use 'counts as'.
I am surprised not more people want to do this, I wont bump it again, but I figured I would try to kindle the spirits of all you world travellers out there one last time!
Bamboo world - Pretty simple consept, one im starting to like, Just have giant bamboo all around your model, have them scaling the bamboo, have them weilding bamboo. The force's main weapons are designed heavily off bamboo due to the fact that hey, they live on a bamboo world!!!
2D World - Ok so this one is tuff, but using some key painting techniques, and lots of plasticard cut in key shapes and painted really cool, and presto! Due to the weird reflection of the sun on the planets surface, everything shows up in 2D vision! Have fun modeling!