Note, my plan is to make a more wild, swampy, and ruined table than an actual settlement on Dawn. The backstory is that this used to be a populace town, until the wars ruined it and the planet started taking it back over. There will be remnant military vehicles, current shanties trying to refurbish the town, ruined buildings/shanties, trees, swamp ponds, ruined and rusted pipelines, old industrial buildings, etc. The coolest part about this project is that most of it will be created by my own hands and supplies I can muster, and this is the first time I've actually scratch built terrain. It'll be interesting to see how it shapes up.
If throughout any point you have a question on how I made something or what material I used, please feel free to ask!
Front side of tree number 1
Back side of tree number 1
Trees pre-baking phase, mixed with some pipes (see below) to show off the aesthetic
After bake, with necessary reapplication of glue...since it melted
BAM! Trees are done and primed
Decided to put trees inside some ponds. Still debating on whether I like this idea or not
Tried using florist foam (with the proper safety equipment) to create rocks in the ponds. Scrapping that idea and going to make them out of spray foam instead
Trying to get a good feel of the pipes and setup before I start gluing and destroying them
Tiny hole that later leads to giant hole
Kazaks are the best models for this project.
Middle of the pipe busted, so now they'll never be able to hold each other again...very sad.....
Giant hole from above tiny hole
Painted them all silver and then did a very thin black paint to give them that worn, aged, and flatter look
Final results of the painting technique
Added rust powder for extra effects
The plan was to make some buildings and shanties out of sprue from my 40k days and then glue crimped aluminum to them. I didn't have a paper crimper at the time, so I could only make the frames.
The rubble was creating from MDF sprue (from all of that Warsenal terrain you see in the pictures), hot glue, and sand.
Progress So Far
You may notice there are things not yet shown within this article on the table shown in this picture. Don't worry, that's for part 2, as well as a few other things.