8 Sept 2014

Terrain and Scenery - Mechanicum Ruins

Hello Readers, I have done quite well this year so far for terrain in my drive to get decent scenery to battle over, maybe the other Weemen, Lord Halfpenny and 6thDegree will follow suit ;)

Here is the latest offering, a ruined Mechanicum building, I used some leftover sprues of Cities of Death panels to fill the interior space and add realism. Again this building is simply black basecoat, drybrushed Macharius Solar Orange (Jokaero Orange) and Boltgun Metal (Leadbelcher) with a Calthan Brown Base (Mournfang Brown), drybrushed Kommando Khaki (Karak Stone) and Bleached Bone (Ushabti Bone).
A minimal amout of detailing on the Opus Mechanicus and door controls adds interest and focus and spot colour with a few patches of hardy weed.

I have now used up all my Mechanicus type Cities of Death panels but still have the majority of a box of Imperial City to construct. And the other Pegasus Hobbies Gothic Church to do - seen in WIP stage in the background along with the finished Gothic Ruined Church and Sanctum and Rock Outcrop.

For other terrain ideas, please feel free to have a look at the other Weemen posts on TERRAIN.  Thanks for dropping in.


  1. I know I've said this before...but your simple drybrush technique on these buildings looks fantastic. Do you have a particular favorite brush you like to dry brush them with?

    I ask because I've had trouble finding a "very large" stiff brush to use on the buildings.

  2. Greg, I use the Citadel Large Drybrush for the buildings and the Large Tank Brush for the base to get the bristles inbetween all the grains of sand. Not a very large brush by any means, however offers quite good control.

  3. Echoing Greg, and I've said it before also, but the simple technique works a treat here - I know it and some posts around the same time by Maisey over at the Beard Bunker inspired me when I tackled my first (and only to date - must rectify) building.

    Keep cracking on mate - I want to see how you go with the other ruin types.

  4. Thanks! Hmm...I might try picking one up. I tried to pick up some decently stiff brushes from michaels, but they just aren't stiff enough...and the army painter large dry brush is tinnnny.

    My idea of large, and miniature company idea of large are two entirely different things :).


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