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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Hello all!

Here I will be posting terrain I made myself (not GW terrain, I think there's enough of that already out there) from scrap and trash and leftover bitz. Would be cool if you stop by occassionally and check the stuff out! I always appreciate feedback and comments!
To start this thread off, here's a pic of a custom objective marker I made: A marine sacrificed to the gods of chaos. This was heavily inspired by a scene in the Ultramarines movie where the main characters find a very similar Imperial Fist corpse on a desolate battlefield.



The stone is simply a piece of smooth styrofoam, into which I carved the chaos star. The Marine is supposed to look like as if he had been sliced in half by a traitor's chainsword. The blood effect was achied with GW's "Blood for the Blood God", which was later also mixed with black to add some depth to the gore. The paint was splattered on by dragging the finger across a stiff, wet paintbrush. What do you think, does this make an interesting objective marker?

More to come! See ya later!

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Stevenage, UK

Veeeeery nicely done! It takes a good eye to do "over-the-top" blood and gore without it just looking silly, but this is spot on.

"Hard pressed on my right. My centre is yielding. Impossible to manoeuvre. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - General Ferdinand Foch  
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Super Ready Thank you! Glad you like it!

   
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Infiltrating Broodlord





Awesome idea and it looks so great!
   
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40kenthus





Elvisland

coolness, very evil.

   
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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks Shadow Walker and MiniPainterDMan89! Yes, it's a bit macabre isn't it?

   
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Stalwart Tribune






Awesome, love the fact you made spikes going through the arms/wrists and not the palms like a real crucifixion.
   
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netherlands

hey where did his legs gone, did they eat them. looks good

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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks KingGarland and skeleton! Considering I don't have any SM open palms, I had to place the spikes on the wrists, but it makes more sense like that anyway haha yeah considering it's chaos we're dealing with, they might well have eaten them, who knows

   
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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Hello again! Wanna drop some more stuff in here
This time, I wanna show you a special terrain piece that's meant to go with my Fighting Tigers of Veda Space Marine Chapter (check them out here) and, consequently, with the rest of the terrain for my jungle board. When painting my marines, I came up with the idea that it would be cool to have one or more custom sentry turrets for the army. With the Tigers being expert jungle Fighters, I decided that it would look cool to make the turrets look like overgrown ruins. In the chapters fluff, the Tigers discovered the planet Veda about 4.000 years ago and settled it. So I imagined there might be some ancient defense systems leftover from those times that remain functional. I quickly made a sketch to remember the idea:



It took me a while to actually get around to building it, but then it was actually a rather quick project which I managed to finish in about an evening. Here’s the result:



The piece is supposed to be an overgrown stone foundation that lay dormant for hundreds or even thousands of years deep in the vedic jungles. The foundation is made from a piece of smooth styrofoam that was cut into a pyramid shape. To make it look unusual and give it a distinct eastern flavour, I googled some reference images of real-life temples like Angkor Wat and others to get some inspiration. I noticed the peculiar stonework and decided to include it into my piece: Note the arrangement of the stones: multiple, parallel long stones in one row, with the next row being perpendicular to the one before.
The top of the pyramid was flattened and hollowed out a bit so that the top plate of a razorback could be accommodated in there. This way, I could make interchangeable turrets for the base and add some detail to the piece without much difficulty.
To get the painting done quickly, the whole thing was basecoated in black. I stippled on some dark green paint all over the piece in irregular patches, making sure to also get some into the crevices between the bricks. This way, some green would show through in the end, making the crevices look like they were covered in moss. After that had dried a bit, I overbrushed the stones with dark grey and then finally lightly drybrushed with a very light grey for final highlights and to pick up the texture. The turret itself was painted metallic, then washed with Nuln oil, and then some moss textures were applied with liquid green stuff.
To finish the piece off, the base was flocked with static grass. I attached several plastic plants and moss to create bushes and plants. Spoiler contains more shots of the terrain piece.
Spoiler:










A top-down shot for the detail:



The top plate is just a piece from the razorback/predator kit. The turret is removable and can be replaced with other turrets if needed. Such as this custom lascannon made from an older pewter IG HWT:



Spoiler:












So I hope you like todays update! Let me know what you think in the comments, I always appreciate your feedback!



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Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest





Stevenage, UK

Absolutely love it! Great idea putting the green into the cracks first, I would have (mistakenly) defaulted to trying to put it on afterwards. The liquid greenstuff is a neat trick too.

"Hard pressed on my right. My centre is yielding. Impossible to manoeuvre. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - General Ferdinand Foch  
   
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Sheppey, England

I love these little projects that add so much detail to a battlefield. Really nicely executed and I appreciate the designer's commentaries you put alongside them. Great work.

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Excessive gore is generally one of my least favorite effects in miniatures, as it's very easy to screw up, but you nailed it with the crucified Marine there.

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Yep it's perfect!

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Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks for the kind words everybody!

   
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Toronto, Canada

Terrific work yet again, Feisty.
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks 416_SpaceWolves!

   
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Executing Exarch






 FeistyRips wrote:
Hello all!

Here I will be posting terrain I made myself (not GW terrain, I think there's enough of that already out there) from scrap and trash and leftover bitz. Would be cool if you stop by occassionally and check the stuff out! I always appreciate feedback and comments!
To start this thread off, here's a pic of a custom objective marker I made: A marine sacrificed to the gods of chaos. This was heavily inspired by a scene in the Ultramarines movie where the main characters find a very similar Imperial Fist corpse on a desolate battlefield.



The stone is simply a piece of smooth styrofoam, into which I carved the chaos star. The Marine is supposed to look like as if he had been sliced in half by a traitor's chainsword. The blood effect was achied with GW's "Blood for the Blood God", which was later also mixed with black to add some depth to the gore. The paint was splattered on by dragging the finger across a stiff, wet paintbrush. What do you think, does this make an interesting objective marker?

More to come! See ya later!


Thats incredible!!
Thats the kind of space amrine I can get behind

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks Argive! I take it you are not on our side then thank you for commenting!

   
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Fresh-Faced New User





Excellent blood streaks!
   
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Perfect Shot Black Templar Predator Pilot






London

The blood effects are spectacular - and at the risk of repetition, they are sooooooo easy to screw up

Ziggurat gun platform looks great also


Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks IGtR= for the nice comment!

   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman




Ireland

Really liking this thread. Some excellent work. What's next on the agenda?

   
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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thank you chickenbane, glad you like the thread! Not sure what I will work on next, but I already have lots of terrain I can show off! More stuff to follow soon. How about some Cargo Containers for the next post?

   
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Austria, Segmentum Solar

Hey there!

As promised, I wanna show you some shipping containers I finished a while ago. They are entirely scratch-built and I have images of the whole process From building to painting. This way, I can post a tutorial here once I get around to writing it all down
Until then, let me just dump a few pictures of the finished product in here:



The terrain with a Cadian Sharpshooter for scale. Cool thing about the containers is, they are all seperate and can be combined to form walls, elevated terrain, or even a makeshift bridge if I use the open container as sort of a covered walkway, as shown in the images above and below.



The pieces are also very good for action shots with minis on them. Here's an unedited pic, so you can get a better look at the containers:



With a little Pixlr 'magic', it's easy to create nice-looking action shots that feel right at home in the grim dark setting of 40k. Check it out:





I'd love to hear your thoughts about these terrain pieces! Catch you later for more updates!





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Your containers are brilliant, and I'm looking forward to the tut. I haven't done anything hobby-related ina couple years. Maybe it's time I got back to it.

 
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks a lot Skalk Bloodaxe! Incidentally, I just scrolled through your terrain blog and I gotta say all your stuff is very inspiring, and it's impressive how much quality terrain you manage to create at this rapid pace. Should I be the one to get you back into the hobby, it would be an honour, good sir! Thanks for commenting!

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Perfect Shot Black Templar Predator Pilot






London

Looking forward to the tutorial (we all love a good tutorial, particularly when it is terrain!). I like the burst open one, which presumably is fairly interactive in a game

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Hello guys!

Thanks for the comment IGtR=! I finally found the time to write up the tutorial on how I made the shipping containers. Let’s jump right into it.

Oh, and just as a warning, I will give all measurements in the metric system. I’m sure you can do the math yourself First off, here is what you will need:



First off, some corrugated cardboard of course. Make sure to use some with small corrugations. Furthermore, you will also need some thin cardboard for detailing. Then you also need two toothpicks, a pair of sharp scissors, a pen, a tool for gouging, an x-acto-knife, a ruler, lots of superglue and a hot glue gun with a sufficient supply of glue sticks.
Got everything ready? Alright, moving on



First, cut a piece of 24cm by whatever length you want your containers to be.



Along the 24 cm long side, make a mark every 6 cm.



Score the cardboard along your pre-marked lines using the x-acto-blade, but be sure not to cut all the way through. You want the corrugation on the other side to remain intact.



Now, use the gouging tool to widen the gap along the cut you just made.



Your piece should now look like the one above.



Fold along the deepened cuts and see if the container sides will line up properly, as shown in the picture above.



Whoa… sorry for the blurry image. I actually became a little dizzy myself from looking at that Anyways, if the sides lined up nicely, you can glue them together by applying hot glue to the inside of the container. Don’t worry if you are messy, most containers will be closed, so the mess won’t be visible as long as you keep it to the inside If you are making an open container, I would suggest applying a little less glue and being a little more careful.



Next, take your thin cardboard. Mark out strips of 1cm width by the length of your containers. You will need four strips per container you are trying to make. In my case, 20. Also mark along the half-centimetre line.



Now, score along the half-centimetre lines. Then cut out the strips along the full centimetre lines. Hold the strips against the edge of your desk (or use your ruler) to fold precisely along the half centimetre mark in the middle.



Next, the strips are lined up with the container and attached using a few dabs of super glue. Trust me, any other glue will drive you crazy as it won’t cure quickly enough or make a horrible mess.



With all four strips attached, your containers should look like in the picture above.



Time to cover up the hole on one side of the containers. Measure the gap on the inside edges (as shown in the picture, which in this case results to about 5.7cm.)



Now, cut out an appropriately sized (5.7 x 5.7 cm in my case) square. Turn this square over and bevel the edges on what will be the inside of the container, so they are at about 45°. This will help the covers slide in place without leaving any gaps. However, this step is not necessary and can be skipped. Make one such cover for every container you are building.



Test fit your squares and see if they match the openings. If they do, just apply some more super glue to create a secure bond. Believe me, this method will make your containers rock-solid.



If you want to make open containers like I did, now’s the time to tear a big hole into this end. Stab in your x-acto-blade, make a few cuts, an then bend the resulting bits outwards to make it appear as if the container had ben wrenched open with some heavy tools or maybe a power claw… To reinforce these pieces, add superglue again to make the bent metal more sturdy.



Barney the barnacle boy has already tried out the path through the container and is pleased with the result



Now, there’s two ways to add the frames to this side of the container. Number one is more work intensive but saves cardboard. Number two is quicker but quite wasteful. You decide. I start off with number 1 here. Mark out some strips that are 6 cm long and 0.5 cm wide. You need four of these per container.



Cut these strips out and bevel the edges at a 45° angle, as shown above.



Apply the four strips as shown above. If you are more careful than me with your angles, it might look nicer Just apply them with superglue as it saves time and creates the strongest bond.



Method number two for the frames: put the container down on the cardboard and mark along the edges.



Cut out the resulting square, and draw lines 0.5cm in from the edges once more.



Cut out the inner square. Attach the resulting frame using superglue.



Of course, even the busted containers need these frames to look complete.



Barney approves.



Moving on to the front side of the containers. Mark out 0.5 x 6 cm strips of thin cardboard, and cut them out using your scissors. You need two per container.



Apply them to the top and bottom edges of the front face of your containers to complete the frames.



Now for the doors. Let’s start with the closed doors. Cut a square of about 5.5 x 4.5 cm. It’s best if you just measure out the remaining open space on the front face of the containers and cut the square accordingly. Now split it in the middle vertically so you end up with two equal sized doors, as shown above. Then, you need another strip as backing, which should be about 1 – 2 cm. It doesn’t really matter, as it will be hidden inside.



Glue the two doors to the backing using superglue, leaving a minimal gap to indicate the door slit. Also attach the two toothpicks to the front with superglue. These are supposed to represent the lock mechanism.



Glue the finished door onto the container using superglue again. Now, your basic, closed container is finished. Let’s look at opened containers as well:



Again, measure out the width of your door.



Cut fitting door halves, but leaving an additional cm or so as a flap for glueing later. Score the cardboard along the line and bend the flap at the angle you want your doors to be in the end. Mine are wide open, but you could also have them partly closed or have the two sides different from each other, as you prefer.



Glue the door to the inside of the container using… you guessed it… superglue.



Of course, you also have to attach the toothpick to the opened doors as well.



There’s a cadian sniper perched up on the containers, taking an elevated position to pick off some targets.



The nice thing about the containers is that they can be assembled in many different combinations, giving a variety of tactical uses.



Now, if you made some opened containers like me, they might look a little bland on the inside. To remedy that, I would suggest adding some playground sand to the inside corners to make it look like the battlefield dust already got inside them.



Unfortunately, I realized too late that I forgot to take more pictures of the painting process as well. Ah, well, I will just talk you through it.
First up, decide on the colours you would like for your containers. I went with yellow, green and red, but something like blue, grey, orange or brown might look very cool as well. When you have decided on the colours you want, you will first need to mix a darker shade of those colours as a basecoat. In my case, I used a mustard/tan colour for yellow, and darker shades of red and green.

Next, apply the original paints by overbrushing. Make sure not to get the paint into the crevices to create some visual contrast. Then, let that dry thoroughly.

When the base paints had dried, I sponged on some weathering. First, I applied some paint chips/dirt with a black paint and a coarse sponge. When that was dry, I moved on to silver paint chips. I applied these liberally around all the edges where I thought there would be the most wear and tear, and also in random spots all over the pieces. Finally, I used some orange paint to apply some rust with the sponge. You can apply this in random spots all over, but I would suggest to also add some especially on the metallic chipped paint, to imply that rust has started to settle there first.

Ok, that’s it, your containers should be done! Unfortunately, I don’t have any new pictures of the finished product that you haven’t seen yet, but if you want I could take more when I get back home! Maybe together with some other terrain?

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed, and I'm looking forward to your comments. Also, I hope this tutorial will help you create your own containers or inspire you to make even cooler terrain Catch you all later, thanks for looking! Until next time






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