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Hey all, I decided to make a 40k bunker and it's my first attempt at making terrain or anything that wasn't a model from a box, haha. I'm hoping this is the right section of the general hobby section as well. But here we go:
Oddly enough the styrofoam block I used for this was perfect in scale and size in that it can easily fit 10-15 men squads inside, and is tall enough to place the roof on top and clear the heads of marine sized models, and it just came out of an electronics box ready to be trashed! The first thing was measuring out the inside cut, which was 1" away from the edges. Any less and it would be unstable walls and any thicker and you could fit a max of 10 models, tightly. I measured the windows to be 1" wide and .5" tall, plenty big to place a lascannon or HB through the window. I also traced out two Rhino doors, one on either side, as entry points. Per the buildings rule, you could claim the doors to be open and gain an extra "firing point" but risk a +1 on the damage table.The roof was an additional piece of styrofoam, also the perfect size right out of the box. I decided to add a radio tower out of a plastic mounting arm from a hamster cage I have. Odd I know, but it also looked pretty good as is, but I added a Landspeeder antenna to it and a Dark Angels Icon as a sort of radar dish. I also added a small "electrical box." I smoothed down the Rhino door area so it would be flush with the walls, and not just sticking out like a sore thumb. I just used some PVA glue to secure it to the surface.I wore down the building and roof edges by dragging my straight razor away, so it pulled up the styrofoam bubbles randomly, rather than cutting into the surface and getting a perfectly flat surface. The little pipes in the foreground were my test bed for painting rust and it came out well. Plus I now have a stack of rusty pipes to place anywhere to add a bit of flavor. They were cut up air-duster straws, super glued together. Finally, I added some Dark Angels icons to the doors, including a Dreadnought face plate. I painted the rust on the doors, lights, and roof stuff by starting with watered down Blood Red, followed by watery Snake Bite Leather. I focused on the edges of things, hinges, and rivets.And here are some close up shots for details.
Looks pretty good for a first crack, better than mine anyway!
Some nice uses of weathering, I like the look of the doors/other metal. The one comment I would make is that the painting on the concrete doesn't seem to weather it, it all seems new. Maybe a drybrush of black scorch marks in some places of a green moss stain would help?
Looks nice, planning on doing some more? A dirt wash might help, I use a dark angels green/scortched brown/black wash to grime things up.
Simple things like a devlan mud wash around the base, black drybrushing by the damage, a thin vlack/mud mixed wash over the older bits (leave the newly exposed stuff as is) will go a long way. Small thin green tricles in gaps can look like moss (thraka green) and 2 or 3 different very thin greens can create a nice effect. Also try trickling some down out of the windows, or around the lid.
Hm, seems like I should go pick up that Citadel Wash box set... I hear they're all the rage for this and on actual models.
Yeah, and ALL the washes are excellent. I thought when I got it that I'd never use some of them, but even things like the purple have seen a little use to make things look oily.
Well I went ahead and bought the wash set! Below is a picture of my bunker from above, but I added some character. I washed the building with Devlan Mud, the windows with Badab Black, and the bottom is Thrakka Green with grassy flock. It adds a bit more too it I think and takes the shine out of it.
There's a higher res picture on my blog in my signature, since I can't seem to get the big ones to post on here, only if it's very small. Hmm...
Last edited by Haunter; October 7th, 2009 at 19:25.
looks a little too much like styrofoam with a land raider door
otherwise it's sweet and better than the stuff i'm playing with