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Fr1day's Terrain blog *imperial mining world terrain set*
« on: November 16, 2011, 07:17:37 PM »
With all this new 40k bug sweeping over us and after getting a couple of games in against Finlay and Rufus i've decided to get back into 40K.

To that end the box of SM i've had stored in my loft for 10 years since i worked for GW has come out and i've got cracking painting a 6th Company Revilers army. But this will be covered else where.

However those marines will need a battlefield to fight over so I have started on a new set of terrain to use with them. If I ever play. I have decided to do an imperial agri-world set of terrain. The fluff from my SM is mechanised rapid deployment force battling secessionists for control of the planet. I've been reading my rouge trader rule book recently and it is full of that sort of thing. For me it means the fantasy terrain i've got can be used, the reason it is in the RT book i'd have thought. To make it sci-fi I've done a grox farm. In the imperium grox is like beef but, 5m dangerous lizard cows.

So far i've done some generic tank traps/dragons teeth pieces, 6 in total. I've also done 2 ruined bunkers. I'll get some photos of them taken soon.

Below are some photos of some of the farming buildings i've done as well. I've done a water storage tank, a grox shed and a grox lobotomising station (they are very angry animals before they get lobotomised)

Water tank




Lobotomising unit


Shed/stall


None painted but have undercoated since and started applying paint.

Will keep you all updated
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 02:03:41 PM by FR1DAY »
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 07:22:46 PM »
They look great so far!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 07:39:05 PM »
Color me interested!

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 07:48:43 PM »
I wonder if we should eat some grox steak when we meet next time.

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 07:51:49 PM »
We should. We definitely should. We need to ask Soth for the best Grox eating places in St Niklaas.

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 08:08:06 PM »
Cooked over some melter flame....oh yes...sizzling.

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 12:07:08 AM »
Apparently, this is a grox:




I don't like the idea of them being lobotomised! They look quite friendly.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 07:35:41 AM »
He's got an evil glint in his eyes. And he's 20 foot long!
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 10:01:28 AM »
I didn't realise they were so big! Lobotomise away then.


What else is on the terrain waiting list? I think you mentioned a landing pad (with proper access, not ladders like the GW one).
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 12:01:29 PM »
To be made are:
Fences
A pair of grox pens
Farm house
Barn
Fodder silo
Generator/refridgeration unit
Wind turbine
Some pipe sections
Defence wall sections
Intact bunkers
Slaughterhouse
Landing pad
Some woods/bushes


Would like to do a tractor of somekind and maybe a bulk hauler. Any ideas on suitable models to convert?
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 12:06:21 PM »
Shouldn't a tractor be based on a rhino? Wasn't that what the STC for them was originally supposed to be? Or was that the landraider?
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2011, 09:52:02 PM »
The RH-1-N-0 is a tracked exporation and perimeter defence vehicle. Not sure it would be the base for a tractor but your right about the STC concept. Needs to be similar to the rhino for a tractor. Could get a cheap vindicator from ebay. For herding grox you'd use a quad bike I recon. I have a spare SM bike I could adapt.
I should get a really cheap rhino for a smashed up terrain piece
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2011, 10:06:39 PM »
a toy tractor as the tractor....

It all looks great so far!
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2011, 11:18:57 PM »
You'll need some grox too, presumably. Toy dinosaurs?


I should get a really cheap rhino for a smashed up terrain piece

GW actually make a terrain thing that includes a dead rhino:

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440312a&prodId=prod50016a
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2011, 09:57:12 AM »
Maybe you could use some of the old Dark Elf Cold Ones as Grox? They look kind of similiar.



Also, Sentinel Powerlifter!

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Guard/Imperial_Guard_Support_Vehicles/SENTINEL-POWERLIFTER.html
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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2011, 10:24:16 AM »
That power lifter is almost priced sane!  Love the agriworld theme friday.
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011, 11:53:36 AM »
Those cold ones do looks like grox, but they are too small. Maybe they are grox calves. Veal grox.


That power lifter is almost priced sane! 

Yes, it's not much more than a normal sentinel. I like it.
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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2011, 12:22:21 PM »
They do that sometimes.  The landraider variants are like that for the most part.  You get the landraider and the conversion kit for a bit more than a landraider alone.  Of cours,e you don't get to take advantage of the discounts you can get from online retailers.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2011, 04:13:04 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the updates on this project.  The agriworld theme is a cool idea! :::cheers:::
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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2011, 11:48:19 AM »
It is nice and sunny today so i've taken some more photos of finished stuff. It's all mounted on old CD's which are a great base for terrain because they are strong and thin.

Dragons teeth: I've done six bases of these for perimeter defence of PDF installations.



Destroyed bunkers: Still haven't finished a undamaged one





Imperial gas pipe line: Valve unit



That's what is complete to date. Have started painting the labotomising unit. However I am going to see Carter USM in LOndon tonight so will be no use tomorrow for painting.

Hope you like, more soon.
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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2011, 12:47:57 PM »
Very nice! I think I've seen the traps and the bunker before, but not the red pipe.


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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2011, 12:49:28 PM »
Very, very nice! I love those destroyed bunkers.

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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2011, 06:36:26 PM »
I like the simplicity and yet at the same time detail that is being given to these pieces of terrain. :::cheers::: :eusa_clap:
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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2011, 08:04:12 PM »
Update time.

Have painted the grox lobotomising unit. Pictures below. I wasn't sure what colour to do for the terrain pieces but have decided on dark blue for the farming company's colour;. the 'Ventris IV farm CO-OP'. I also decided to use an old colour called battle green, from the epic paint set from years ago, for the steel beams. Having these decided will massively speed up painting of the remaining pieces.





I have been busy with painting my marines and have nearly finished the first vehicle, a rhino. I have got the knack of painting vehicles so that should be quicker in the future as well
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For my next terrain piece i am going to do a defensive position for a PDF emplacement. To start this off, and cheat a little, I have sourced a vacuum formed base from a company, can't remember the name atm. it was bought from Dark sphere games, who do 25% off GW stuff, and only cost 3.50. It measures 170mm x 370mm so is quite big.




The plan is to detail it with plastikard, textured paint, sand, flock etc and base it on hardboard to make a decent piece of terrain. I will take photos as i go to show the process as i do it.

Hope you like the grox lobotomising unit, or lobotagrox, as i call it. any suggestions and critique are welcome. I have been thinking it needs a notice board on the lamp post. Little details really make the piece.
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Re: Fr1day's Terrain blog
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2011, 10:40:49 PM »
Hope you like the grox lobotomising unit, or lobotagrox, as i call it. any suggestions and critique are welcome. I have been thinking it needs a notice board on the lamp post. Little details really make the piece.

I think it looks awesome, and is a great unique terrain piece. Needs a James Herriot figure coverted to go with it for special scenarios.
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