Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Silos for scenery - Thank you Morikun !


Some time ago, I entered an online challenge on Morikun's blog like I had done before.
I was quite lucky to get a couple of rewards for my entry and amongst them a very nice lasercut mdf kit from Systema gaming.

The assembly was pretty straight forward. If I had to compare this kit to the one from French Model Workshop I did earlier, I'd say it's rougher and way simpler. The roughness does imply a fair load of preparation once youv'e punched the pieces out to remove the traces left.
This also means some joints between parts are very visible and the detailing is a bit less interesting. It's nice to have stuff availables on both ends of the price range and both are good products in my opinion.


It must have taken me under an hour to get all the pieces punched, prepared and assembled (with PVA) and the whole thing primed.
I then moved on to blocking the base colours and did it with a brush (nap time of the kids meant I couldn't get the airbrush out...).
So after applying 2 thin coats of red on the silos, I moved on to applying some transfers to make them look better before proceding to weathering...
Now pay attention to where I stuck the transfers and  sealed them with varnish without any form of dry test... 


And laugh at the EPIC FAILURE...


Aaaaaanyway, after playing with blister foam, some washes and a bit of pigments, I had my silo painted. The total amount spent on painting must have been under 2 hours including pauses to read, go on the net and drink a bit of tea.


It's a pretty basic kit obviously but I do fancy it and think it will be useful. Oh and it was free so that's total win from where I stand.


Hope you guys fancy it, see you soon !

15 comments:

  1. Only a Civil engineer could make an error like that :P

    It's a cool terrain piece, regardless of the painters mistake JB. Kick arse mate :)

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    1. I'm a technician, not an architect I'm afraid ^^
      Cheers mate !

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  2. Sorry, what's the epic failure exactly? These look pretty great, for what they are.

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    1. The transfer is right at the same level with the upper floor. ^^
      Not a big issue but annoying... :/

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  3. Hahaha! Decal issues apart, the whole thing looks great, and apparently quite time effective! Cool work, man.

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    1. That's the kind that would suit with your own setting I reckon.

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  4. Looks great for a wargames piece so no problems

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    1. Exactly, hence why I didn't even try to fix it. ^^

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  5. I like the decal placement. Smacks of regular government muckups to me!

    Might not be up to higher end terrain standards but otherwise it looks smashing from here mate.

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    1. It was quick and rewarding enough honestly. Can't complain about free stuff too !

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  6. Looks great! I've been eying some laser cut necromunda terrain for a possible purchase and it's great to be encouraged of the possibilities by great done-up examples like this.

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    1. Cheers, the real benefit here is that it's pretty quick to build and paint and looks good. It can be fragile if handled roughly but the price is worth it imho.

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  7. Good looking and functional - which is what you want from MDF terrain. I reckon it's a win :)

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  8. Nice bit of weathering. A light touch was the right way to go with this piece.

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    1. Weathering is something that can become too quickly overdone I reckon, thanks !

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