I haven't been doing a LOT of painting this week - put a few dabs of paint on some Eldar - ostensibly for a Shadow War Kill Team... It may or may not get done in time... I have been working on some Cavern Terrain again and started building the Arvus Lighter.
Over the weekend I did some of the foam carving and gluing of things into place. Monday morning, when the above picture was taken, I cleared off the hobby room table and was sloshing on a layer of "goop" (a mix of filler, carpenters glue and black paint)
This morning I was putting the finishing touches on enough of them that we should be able to put together a 90cmx90cm (~3'x3') table for some small scale subterranean skirmishing!
I've also been gluing up the boards for another 9-10 squares - so we could potentially have TWO 3x3 tables going at the same time. I noticed, building these first nine, that I really needed to make MORE with more than one or two exits!!
Eventually I'd like to make another 15 or so. That way I'd be able to fill TWO 4x4 tables (or a massive 4x8 table!!).
Though it is the Shadow War: Armageddon campaign I'm trying to get these done for - I am hoping they will be usable for MANY different games in many different genres - Generic fantasy dungeon bashing, Pulp era Secret Lairs of malevolent cultists, clearing out more modern cave-systems or insurgent fighters and all sorts of similar actions in the for (or not-so-far) future...
Is there anything else these caverns could be used for? specific scenarios that come to mind? Let me know in the comments below!!
In addition to that I've been plugging away at the Imperial Arvus Lighter I picked up from Forgeworld.
So far I haven't assembled much of anything - but I've started painting a few of the individual parts that will need to be painted BEFORE assembling - like the pilot here.
Dry-fitting the hull pieces and the canopy I found there was a HUGE gap on one side of the canopy!? Looking at others on the internet, some some seem to have a gap, others totally do - and the modellers just seem to put them together and ignore it!? I don't know, maybe I'm just a little too AR to let that go...
So I glued in some plastic card hoping it would fill MOST of the gap...
... and it does... mostly... Hopefully it will look a little less obvious once painted.
The burning question in my mind is... What colour to I paint the private Lighter of a Rogue Trader... I was leaning towards Purple... but them was thinking that was just a bit TOO ostentatious.. Can a Rogue Trader BE too ostentatious...!? Also I was kind of starting to use Purples for my small collection of CHAOS marines and cultists... I have too much red stuff. Grey is boring... Don't really want to do camouflage...
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I really hope this week we'll get to try out a game of Shadow War: Armageddon - in these caverns!!!