Thursday, August 18, 2011

Devastator Squad 3a

Today, after spending a while messing about with Spanning Tree Protocol, and before I head off to a torture session with the personal trainer, I have done some work on the base of the Space Marine with the Missile Launcher.

To get a desert-style look, I got some modelling sand and model railway grass  from Toyworld of all places, and a small piece of quartz.  The grass is "autumn" style to give it a dry look.  I painted the existing base piece he is kneeling on with Bleached Bone, which seems to match the sand quite well.

There are a couple of places where I will need to touch up a little bit of PVA glue and add a bit more sand.  The piece of quartz may not bond well with the PVA, and I may need to replace it with superglue.  We will see.

Personally, I think it looks better than plain grass.  I'm not particularly creative and so I am not a good judge, but I am happy with it as a first attempt. The store has sands in different colours, so maybe I need to experiment a bit with the look.  They have different grass shades as well.  If I was building an army, I would try to make the bases consistent.  I will probably make the remainder of the bases of the Devastator Squad this same colour, with pale weathering and light desert sand.  My next one I may try something different.

Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Thats the sort of thing I was talking about. Looks better than the perfectly manicured lawn! :-)