Friday, January 9, 2009

January Terrain

I kind of didn't want to post anything until I was finished, but I'm excited about this and thought I'd post some work in progress shots. I was at the store with my wife today, doing some shopping. I needed some more epoxy for what I was planning for my January Trucidos terrain. It was kind of an extension of my industrial style terrain I've done so far. One of the things I had been thinking about was a crane, but it seemed very intimidating and time consuming to scratch build myself. And as I was walking through the discount toys, I saw this...


For $14, I got a massive crane assembly that has become the center piece of my January terrain. I've propped the crane up so that it can be glued into this position, allowing figures to run along the top of the crane, Casino Royale style. If you look closely, you can make out a Necromunda Goliath up there right now. You start to get a sense of just how big this thing is.

I've glued some barricades around it for firing positions. Gluing onto this thing is neigh-impossible. Looking around the internet, I've decided that it's made out of polyethylene or polypropylene plastic. Superglue runs off this stuff like water-- nothing sticks. Epoxy would probably work, if I create some hole or something in the plastic to give it purchase. Right now, I'm trying contact cement. I'll see how well that adheres before doing any more.
That will still leave be just under 144 sq in for the month, so I'll have to whip something else up. I'm thinking of making one of the other vehicles that came with it an old wreck, sunk into the ground, for cover.


  1. Wow, this one's gonna be killer!

  2. You could try to lightly sad the plastic to rough it up a bit then super glue should work.

  3. oops... meant sand. not sad. :)

  4. I'll have to try that, but the contact cement seems to be doing a decent job right now. I wound up finishing with that.