Terrain Building – I recently picked up the roofs to match the Bug Hunt Corridors terrain that I kickstarted a while back. Because it was a limited time deal I felt I should get them so I can use the terrain set for more than just the inside of a ship or building complex. With the roofs added they can suddenly be used as freestanding building in their own right which opens up their use in big games of Warhammer 40K, Relic Knights, MERCS, and other sci-fi games.
I've put off putting these together because I couldn't, decide on a paint scheme and the nature of the piece means it's easier to paint prior to assembly. I've settled on a grey and white scheme to match LV-426 from the Aliens movie which they are based on. My plan is to paint the interiors in batches before moving on to the exteriors.
To start I laid out all the parts and primed them with Duplicolor Automotive Sandable Dark Gray Primer. Once that dried I followed up with a coat of Michael's house brand craft paint Dark Gray. I then went in a picked out the lighter details with a light gray color and painted the conduit sections red and yellow. I'm going to wait to install the railing until the project is finished. I figure if I'm going to paint that many hazard stripes I'm going to need a template and I'll try to airbrush them to save time. The grates were painted with Folk Art Gun Metal Metallic paint.
To save some money on the wash I picked up a quart of Minwax Acrylic Stain and had it mixed to the color Onyx. Mixing the stain 50/50 with water gives a pretty decent black/brown wash which helps to bring out the details and provide some basic shading to the terrain.
Once everything was dry I dry fit the parts together for the first four section I did to make sure it looked right. I'm happy with it so far and will probably begin gluing once I get the remaining 14 straight sections painted. I'll probably go back in at some point to improve the paint job on the interiors but at this point I'm aiming to get them functional and painted to a tabletop standard so I can use them in some games right away.