OK so what am I rambling on about?? well this is an attempt to create an interior setting for 40K battles... i.e. Walls, and lots of them
My good buddy and regular 40K opponent; who goes by 'Biel Tan' asked me earlier this year what my next big project was going to be... he'd had the idea of making some terrain for us to play some alternate games on. He liked the idea of fighting inside a spaceship or bunker complex so we started with that.
There are some 'commercially available' wall sections... but you need the GDP of a small country to realistically afford a 6x4 tables worth of them... so we set about attempting to construct our own.
After a lot of discussion, we both thought that we should use the Hirst Arts block moulds to make the detail for the wall sections... if you've not seen Hirst Arts then I seriously suggest you check them out
We opted to use some of the gothic and scifi molds in an attempt to get the right mix of futuristic with gothic...
Gothic Molds - http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/moldsgoth.html
SciFi Molds - http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/moldssci.html
So... without going into the full details, you can see that this project is going to involve an epic amount of block casting even with 2 people and 4 molds... suffice to say we've been doing it for a while but i only got around to posting about this now!
this gives you a flavour of what we have to do (from Hirst Arts)
We decided not to use plaster of paris... as it can be quite brittle and we wanted some longevity in the wall sections... after much research I found that Dental Stone is just as easy to use, but much more hard wearing. It's the stuff that your dentist uses to make a cast of your teeth...
We were casting for what seemed like months!... enough said on that!
The Interesting bit... actual walls
These are the initial wall sections that we put together to see what they'd look like... we rather like them
We're using 1" thick polystyrene as the base wall section with the cast blocks stuck onto that...
SciFi cargo theme
Gothic promenade with statues
First Test Game
Here you can see our first batch of walls in various stages of finish that we used for a 4x4 40K game using the Zone Mortalis rule set.
You get an idea of what the final walls will look like... we're going for a grey/stone finish that will be detailed using the features on the walls themselves. We also have some special wall sections which will have extra details lavished on them
You get a sense of just how congested it is in the corridors... MC's move slowly, and things die QUICK!
LOTS More to come on this...