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Manda's (Amachan) Adeptus Mechanicus

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The Plan Part 5: Bases

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The Plan Part 5: Bases

Metalica, a Forge World nestled deep in the Ultima Segmentum, is formed almost entirely of metal. No rocky crust covers the dull silver of its surface. No flora or fauna makes its home there. Other than the Adeptus Mechanicus, there are no biological life forms upon Metalica whatsoever. Even the atmosphere is inimical to life. It was not always this way, but the Tech-priests are by nature jealous of their treasures, and have had their Skitarii drive to extinction all other species so their quest for enlightenment can continue at peak efficiency.

*Source: 7th Edition Codex Skitarii.

Based on the description above I want to make the bases like Forge World Metalica, a smooth metallic surface. To do this I’m going to take a base, and add a layer of DAS clay or greenstuff, not sure yet. I will sand that down and smooth it. I will prime them with Vallejo Surface Primer Gloss Black (77.660) and then coat the surface with Vallejo Metal Color Dull Aluminium (77.717) followed by a coat of Vallejo Metal Varnish (77.657). I will then tape off the top of the base and spray the sides with Vallejo Model Air Black (71.057) and then varnish it with whatever matte varnish I feel like using now (still can’t find one I really like).

The first steps in this project will be the experimentation with the bases.

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The forge world Metalica is inimical to life. The sole exceptions are the legions of the Cult Mechanicus that purposefully keep the planet bare so their work can continue in blessed sterility.

*Source: 7th Edition Codex Cult Mechanicus.

There is no flora or fauna on the planet so the bases would be a smooth metallic as it is described in descriptions. One thing I may want to try as well is adding craters. It seems like the atmosphere of Metalica is either very thin or very toxic or both, but for it to be known as “The Gleaming Giant of Ultima Segmentum” I doubt it would be very thick. The planet is formed almost entirely of metal, so the it would have to be smaller than Earth to have the same mass and gravity and again since it’s known as a giant I would assume it to be larger than the Earth. Making it’s gravity at least 2 probably 3 or 4 times as strong if not more. Since like I said it probably has a thin atmosphere asteroids and meteorites of any size would have no problem impacting on it with high velocity, the gravity just pulls in more. The crates is something I want to experiment with once I got the experiments done for the regular surface of the bases.

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