So what's the point of painting your models if your terrain still looks like junk? That was a realization that I had while trying to get motivated to paint my Orks the other night. I've been planning on painting the terrain for some time now, but I was so focused on my boyz that it simply slipped my mind.
No problem, I stack all the buildings up on my tray and take it out to prime in the garage, and I'd be halfway done already. So I played Tetris with the ruins, turned around and reached for... nothing. There was a full can of White primer and a 25 mm base just sitting there. My hand hovered for a bit before my brain realized the futility. So I stared at this for two weeks...
But I picked up the primer and got to work, even grabbing my Moonscape craters along the way! Here's where I got and where I stayed for another two weeks...
|After priming them again... These buildings have a ton of detail!|
|The buildings, drybrushed... Notice the 'model' building in the lower left.|
Speaking of things that can be changed later- Notice that I also painted the Aquila Warplock Bronze, to be painted Gold later. This is the start of the principle of 'Minimum Two Colors' rule that we used to use in our Thunderhawds, and I may actually push that further. Certain window frames will be silver, skull motifs will be bone, some statuary and decorative elements will be picked out, etc. But terrain is secondary to models (and a close second!), so that's not a priority right now. So I'm sure it will be a couple more weeks before I think about it again.
Of course you know that I'll post more in the future, including batreps on fully painted terrain! I'm excited about that. Let me know what y'all think of the basing idea and tell me what you're working on terrain-wise. It is the most forgotten part of the modeling wargame hobby, after all.