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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mysterious Lakes for 40k

During our Escalation/Stronghold Assault mega game a few weeks back I had the opportunity to play on some of Gale Force 9's Battlefield in a Box Ponds, and realized I had nothing in my own terrain collection that would allow me to bring mysterious water effects from 40k into my games. Well following that game off I ran to my friendly local game store and picked my own mysterious ponds (along with the Apocalypse rulebook).

Out of the box they're pretty nice but the tinkerer in me wanted them to have a little more depth and a reflective surface. I decided to hit the water portions of the terrain piece with some black shading to make them look nice and deep and some turquoise highlights to break up the surface a little. Once I was done I put down about five or six coats of Future floor polish with the air brush and finished with a little bit of Future mixed with some old GW blue ink. I waited a day for them to dry then gave them a hearty helping of my usual mix of Woodland Scenics turf.

I'm pretty pleased with the final result and though the blue ink sort of conceals the highlights on the water it also give the ponds a really clear deep look. I suppose next I'll need to work on my Warhammer Fantasy rural walls since they're a nice achievable goal and they'll help to round out my shrine world terrain set.

1 comment:

  1. Oh you bought the Apoc book too hah nice! ...I am totally stealing your lake idea dude, looks great!