Saturday 24 December 2011

Terrain is everything - "Can you tell what it is yet?"

As Shakin' Stevens once said "Merry Christmas everyone", I always wonder if folk in other countries 
get to listen to some of the classic British Christmas tunes like Noddy Holder, Wizzard and Jona Lewie. There's a very British feel to all the shops playing the same old festive favourites and I wonder if that travels internationally. Anyway, I digress.

Here we have the component parts for what may be my most complex piece of terrain yet. It's certainly iconic and will have a lot of detail packed into a small area. I say complex, maybe I mean fiddly, I'm not sure, but the STC to go with it will also be available and as the crafting of this structure will be dependent on the thickness of the cladding card you use, then there will be some bits you will just have to figure out for yourselves. For instance if you use 1mm thick card then you'll need 7mm wide strips of card to cover the cladding on the edges. 1.5mm and you'll need 8mm strips. As I say - fiddly. 

The upshot of this is that not being able to be 100% accurate with the STC means I may get it Mechanicum approved sooner rather than later. I've also got another structure I'm going to be working on that will blow your minds, quite literally and it will be a step by step guide only, no STC because this baby just does go that way. Of course all this terrain craft is coming at the expense of my figure painting but we'll gloss over that fact purely because my creative juices are flowing else where right now and I'm enjoying the ride. Have a good one.

P.S. If you know what it is, leave a comment...


  1. Is it the SM power plant from Dawn of War?

  2. That obvious huh? Still, it must mean I've cracked the replication process for a Plasma Generator STC. My hat goes off to you sir! Merry Christmas.

  3. humm i could deffentaly use a few power plants

    wow i finaly managed to get a comment to work on your site :)

  4. It's not too obvious. I kind of cheated - I tried to build one a year ago or so from some templates I found, but it had scaling problems and I eventually just gave up. I knew I recognized the shapes and it took a little bit to remember.

  5. Damn and I thought I was creating something new, I looked for templates but didn't find any. Still maybe mine will have those scaling problems solved ;)

    Turiya64, welcome and I have the same issues posting comments.