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Dogs dinner terrain.

Dogs dinner terrain.

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About the Project

Trying to make a multi-use burnt down warehouse. The mdf base is made from the stepped sides of a paint pot stand I didn't like (too big of a footprint for what it could hold). The walls are made from dog food sachet boxes cut up. The idea is to have charred floor boards that marry up when the two halves are brought together, but be able to take them apart as seperate buildings on the battlefield (and say that the other half burnt down to ashes). Thinking i will use some plaster and PVA for texturing etc and coffee stirrers for the floorboards. Trying to set as wattle and dorb style so it is good for dark age all the way up to WW2.

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Starting out.

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Starting out.

Wattle and dorb style warehouse began with Coffee stirrers on the outside, cuts with a hobby knife on the inside and then some plaster and pva texturing. I added some black to the PVA mix and it came out grey. If there’s any chipping later it will come out a passable ash grey rather than a brutal white.

Starting out.
Starting out.
Starting out.

I had to use some off cuts of coffee stirrer to plug holes in the base before applying the pva plaster mix.

The floorboards

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The floorboards

I primed everything with leather brown Army Painter spray before moving to the floorboards.

I put the two pieces together and then tried to work out the lengths of the coffee stirrers I would need.

I wanted some cross over and it not to be uniform, but not so much overlap that when it was seperated it looks too odd, or leaving long planks beyond the base that may get snapped off.

I laid down and glued one side with pva and allowed it to dry.

Then I united the bases again and laid the corresponding half of stirrer to marry up with the glued down ones and I think they’d look convincing once painted.

You can see in the picture that I began trying out my paint scheme for the walls.

The floorboards

The paint job.

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The paint job.

The walls have been painted with GW Grey Seer. I would usually try to use cheap kids paints for terrain, but this pot of Grey Seer has actually three parts dried out and applying it as a heavy dry brush was more like saving cash rather than wasting it.

The beams are all Wyldwood Contrast.

The floorboards were sprayed with model mates oil brown and mud brown spray and with a pound shop matt black down the middle.

The paint job.

Foliage and weathering

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Foliage and weathering

Was not sure how best to finish this. The upper floor and or roof have clearly gone, but I didn’t want everything to look black and charred as though it was burnt away. I began to weather everything a bit and added foliage (cast off flock from cheap Wish.com trees) to make any inconsistencies look down to the fact that the fire happened ages ago. I decided that maybe… the building fell into ruins and the fire was later in it’s history?

Foliage and weathering

The final look.

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The final look.

Happy with it. Not happy with the pics, but might revisit that. Does what I set out to do. Blocking terrain that can be one large ground floor of a ruin, or two ruined buildings. Will probably turn up in Rangers of Shadow Deep games. But could be used in a dozen games.

The final look.
The final look.

Just add minis. 😊

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Just add minis. 😊

Calling this done.

Will hopefully show it off in a game soon.

Used part of my Ghost Archipelago warband and Archibald my Ranger to show it off.

Will add some scatter terrain / rubble / discarded weapons etc to try and tie it in more with whatever era I am playing in.

Just add minis. 😊
Just add minis. 😊

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