Chris Palmer This past week I completed a new terrain piece for my ongoing 10mm Sci-Fi project. I have a bunch of leftover Mechs from the clicky Mechwarrior game, and I got it in my head to construct a destroyed one that was all rusted out; like it had stood for decades or centuries in the same spot where it had been knocked out.
I began by slicing the mech from its clicky base, and then I used a pair of pliers to rip the arms and head off. I then used a drill to make a big dole in the torso to look like where a missile had hit, knocking out the mech. I also used the drill to enlarge some of the holes where the arms and head had been connected. I used my hobby knife to pry open the cockpit, and then cut down a 10mm Warmaster skeleton figure and glued it into the cockpit to represent the mech’s long-deceased pilot.
Next, I cut some small sections of thin wire and glued them in the holes with superglue to look like cables that had been ripped apart when the mech was destroyed. I glued the parts with hot glue to a 3-inch plastic base that I had beveled the edge of with a hobby knife; and then covered the base with Tacky glue and applied a coating of sand.
My next step was to spray the piece with flat black paint
I then began applying some splotchy brown paint to achieve the rusted look.
I’m very please with how it turned out. I think it will make a nice little vignette to decorate a battlefield, and perhaps provide some rough terrain and cover for units in play.
|Shown here with 10mm Dropzone Commander Scourge infantry and a tank.|
It’s funny, as I was making this, the famous poem, Ozymandias, came to mind: