18 September, 2011

28mm Terrain

I recently painted some terrain for my Doctor Who project.  As it is my first full 28mm project, I will need a lot of terrain.  This post covers the first of several batches of resin terrain I have underway.

This first batch consists of assorted crates & boxes from Ainsty (http://www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/).  I ordered a variey of items from them in July and received them quickly.  Their resin pieces had little or no mold release agent on them, so I just gave them a quick rinse in warm soapy water.  I then spray painted them with Krylon black fusion primer.  After letting them dry overnight, I gave them a quick coat of acrylic black paint to cover any missed spots.

Before going any farther, I want to note that the method I used on these crates was borrowed from my friend Mike Demana (http://home.earthlink.net/~mikedemanagames/index.html).  For a detailed explanation of how he paints wooden objects, read the July 27, 2011 entry in his Projects section. 

After the black I used a series of drybrushes.  First Vallejo Medium Camo Brown, then Howard Hues Colonial Khaki, then a light Ral Partha/Iron Wind Grey.  I did 2 coats of the Vallejo brown because it is a thinner paint than the HH brown Mike uses and 1 coat didn't cover well enough for my liking.  I then gave them a liberal coat of black wash (actually satin finish with some black paint mixed in).  After a few days to dry, I sprayed them with Krylon matte finish.

The first picture is 2 large & 3 medium crates.

These 5 crates are smaller, and 3 of them have separate lids with guns inside.  I painted the packing material grey, then off-white.  I really like these and may use them as objectives.

Here is a picture from above so you can see the contents.

I am really pleased with how this first batch turned out.  I have several buildings and a police van from Ainsty and a bunch of resin scenery from Acheson Creations that I plan on painting over the next month.  Now that the South Carolina weather has cooled off a bit, I can spray outside again.  I have some completed figures for my Doctor Who project that I will be taking pictures of soon.

Until then, thanks for looking!