Thursday, March 18, 2010

New(ish) Blog: Terrain From Junk!

We interrupt my 40 days of painting updates (or nonupdates as the case maybe) to pimp a blog I hope gets alot more views and pictures:  Terrain From Junk (associated with Tristan, author for GWPertinent).  It provides snapshots of terrain made from the junk around your house and I think it's brilliant!

I respectfully submit my own junk piece (unpainted, but to those familiar with my blog, this should come as no surprise!)...the Random Industrial building turned into a last-stand base.  It was created from the humble packaging for my new printer (or really old printer at this point!):
Glorious junk, right?  Endless possibilities!  I used cereal box cardboard, lots of bits, some plasticard and clay-filler and produced a work of WONDER!  Okay.  Maybe not wonder.  But definitely serviceable as some front-line bunker or cheap-o bastion.

I used bendy straws and wire mesh for the pipe system.  One of the delays I have in painting it is that I've been meaning to pick up water effects to put down there, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Check out Tristan's new blog!  Send in images for inspiration!  With the unending number of terrain kits GW has been releasing, I've been missing the DIY folks that turn junk into terrain!  I yearn for the days of WDs filled with coffee can terrain pieces and deodorant-container tanks! 


Tristan said...

Thanks for the pimp-post buddy!
Have you emailed those pics to the tfj email address? I will get them posted ASAP.

Also to give you and your readers a little rumour tidbit - look for contests on terrain from junk soon!

Warhammer39999 said...

That piece of packing material was a real find: it just screams bastion!

Great stuff there...

Mr.Esty said...

That's a pretty kick-ass piece of scenery, right there! I like it (especialy the bendy-straw pipes!), well done sir.