“January 2019 will be a dual-mode month. The reason for that is because I want to make it a terrain month. … So the other option for the month will be Centrepiece Models.”
For more details regarding this Community Miniature painting challenge, please check out Azazel’s site: https://azazelx.com/2018/12/24/january-2019-paint-challenge-terrain-centrepiece-models
Originally I hadn’t planned on being able to contribute but then I started seeing other bloggers paint such lovely pieces of terrain…and I was reminded this was a terrain month. Well, it just so happened that I had some terrain on my mind. I really wanted to paint up some more of the minis I had started in Nov/Dec, but I ended up getting sidetracked. I figured that would only be for a short while, but alas my desk got taken over!
Inspired mainly by Death Ray Designs Necromunda style walls, I had decided long ago to try to do something similar but without the expensive shipping. Note: the shipping price has dropped dramatically since I first investigated their product….if only I had known! These walls would be great for providing atmosphere to the more 2D Zone skirmish option of Necromunda. Inspiration also came from seeing terrain on lots of other sites, in particular I’ve been a big fan of the terrain setup shown on Alex’s Lead Ballooney site.
So I had a seed and I started to work through how to make that grow.
It ended up not being the quickest, nor the cheapest way to go about doing this. But the end result has started to grow on me and hopefully I’ll be less critical over time.
I did end up taking a number of different approaches in painting to get some of these pieces done though. Sometimes I’m not entirely sure which I’m the most happy with. Therefore I’ve numbered each one and would love to hear feedback on your favorite. Whether you like the color scheme, parts, whatever, is all fine. It’s always good to hear. IF you hate it all, well you can tell me that too, haha!
Paint wise, these are all primarily done with craft paints (Delta/Ceramcoat, Americana) and homemade (Les recipe) washes. Metal bits are done with Leadbelcher, Balthasar gold, and Warplock Bronze. Warplock is a lifesaver, being a darker copper color, I could apply it in latter stages without needing to seriously dull it down afterwards.
Yea, this post is a lot shorter than my usual. Partially out of consideration, but also because it’s been a really busy time for me. If you want any additional details on builds, paint, etc., I will most certainly answer. Next month might see me adding some additional terrain pieces, but I’m also interested in tackling some more models, so we’ll see. Here’s a few more staged shots, which I thought would be kind of fun. See y’all soon!