The Summer of Scenery

That’s the name of the challenge hosted by Dave over at Wargames Terrain Workshop. I’ve decided I can certainly find some things to make or paint over the next two months. The challenge for me is to make scenery that I will use, but also to clear out some stuff that’s been sitting idle for a long time.

Like this thing. I bought it about 12 years or so, by my best guess. It’s all one piece, constructed out of some kind of foam. It feels a lot like solidified ‘Great Stuff”, that gap-sealing foam that comes in a spray can.

It’s not a small piece. I should have included a miniature for scale, but I forgot. The barrels are definitely 28mm scale oil barrels, if that helps.

The pool area is deep enough for water effects. I’m not great at it (mine never seem to dry completely), but I’m strongly considering using them, as I think it will really make this piece stand out once it’s done.

Now, one terrain piece should be easy. But why stop at one? I’ve had another project sitting in a labelled, white box for about a decade. With a recent Reaper order, the time may have come to complete it…

I’ll give you three guesses…

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13 Responses to “The Summer of Scenery”

  1. Matt says:

    If those barrels are 28mm then that’s a chunky bit of scenery you’ve got on your hands. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  2. Dave Stone says:

    A great looking scenery piece Keith, could look excellent with some paint and effects on it. Can’t go wrong with graveyard scenery either, and then reading your comments above, there would be nothing wrong with wild west scenery either, any or all would be welcome entries, shall watch this space to see what develops

    • Thanks, Dave. Believe it or not I’m still deciding. I’ve been working on some DIY starship corridor tiles too; mindless work while I contemplate my navel.

      • Dave Stone says:

        Funny you mention Ship corridors, with the bits currently sat on my desk tie in very well, but more on that in another post ! I know I’m such a tease ! LOL

        • Oh, Dave…are you gonna make me wish for more things from various English vendors that I can’t group together for one shipping total? Because that just means you join my Crooked Dice, Heresy and Hasslefree wish lists, man…

  3. Oh so your going to bail on me and leave me alone with my water effects are you! I feel so betrayed!!

    That’s quite a large lump of scenery I quite like it but don’t quite understand what it’s function is. Is it pumping oil out of the ground to go in the barrels or has someone polluted the water supply for somewhere with barrels of something nasty?

    Anyway I fully understand if you are “butterflied” off into the Wild west, Harry scenery is rather impressive.

    Cheers Roger.

    • I think it’s supposed to be a toxic pool of leaky, radioactive barrels. That’s how I’m going to paint it, anyway. And don’t fret, Roger. I plan on painting this thing for certain, no matter what else I decide to do. Water effects for all!

  4. Jeremy Winstanley says:

    That’s a nice bit of terrain, Keith. Suitable for a number of genres, superhero being the top of the list – as post-apocalyse gets too much focus these days. Possibly some corner of Gotham, where the Joker is brewing up more nasty chemicals…

    And I too looked at Harry’s Westrrn buildings and thought… hmmm. But I am of sterner stuff – plus I don’t have any cowboys any more, so it would require a bit of an outlay on my part, so easier to resist.

    • Agreed, Jeremy. TBH I think I bought it with 40K in mind, probably thinking I would one day return to the fold. Old West gaming, however, has been a long-neglected project of mine, and Harry’s stuff just drove home my habit of procrastination!

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