I had a little spare time over the last couple of evenings and thought it was time that I put together some more 15mm sci-fi scenery, the main bulk of this I printed out a while back but had not done anything with it.
Now my 3D printer is not the best for delicate detail and it does leave lines on what ever I print out but I though this chunky scenery didn’t look too bad, it had lines on it but I thought as this was small 15mm stuff that it would be ok when pained up.
I had some fuel tanks, a large tank and a weird power plant ( this was an older print and had a few bad bits and holes in it but I couldn’t be asked to print it out again! ) and also some Jersey barriers which I was just going to use as basic walls.
All these prints I put onto some plastic bases and then added some thin plasticard as some sort of tiles and some wire mesh for some grating.
The tiles I ended up painting as metal plates which I thought made it look more industrial than normal tiles would have.
To all the bases I added some sand, this was fine and in places on top of this I then added some courser sand to give a few stones / rocks to the surface just to make it look a little less neat.
I then painted a good coat of black primer onto all the metal items and a dark sand primer onto all the sand, I then spent a long 30 seconds trying to think of a colour to add to the fuel tanks…
I thought a yellow would look good but then decided that I would maybe come back to these and add some colour another time! Honest I might one day ☹
So after deciding not to add colour to the tanks I hit them all with a not so light dry-brush with gunmetal and dry-brushed the dark sand with a coat of buff.
Then when this was dry, I hit the sand with a very light dry-brush of white to pick out the top edges of the stones and rocks.
The last thing I did was hit the tops of all the metal stuff with a sand wash, not totally covering them but just in places to give the models a dusty look.
To finish I added a few dry tufts and that was that, a real quick scenery build for my 15mm sci-fi games.
I have already had some ideas for scenarios for my sci-fi games using these fuel tanks, they will I think be a good addition to my gaming table.