I’ve had a few pieces of terrain waiting to be finished off for a while, so a concerted effort on them, and here they are.
No, I don’t know what a Galvanic Magnavent is either, but it’s quite a nice piece. Pretty pricey to get it by itself, but I got it in the Imperial Knights: Renegade box, which is much better value for money.
It’s pretty simply painted. Black undercoat, drybrush of cheap ‘burnt sienna’ (because I don’t want to use expensive GW paints on terrain unless I have to!), and then a drybrush of bolter metal/leadbelcher. There are a few details, like the little screens, some gold, and blue panels on the vent/tank thing in the middle.
The rest of the terrain is laser cut MDF from TTCombat. Given it’s all just 3mm MDF, it’s pretty good and really good value (especially compared to the GW equivalent!).
Again, all pretty simply painted. The landing pad was painted pretty much the same as the Magnavent. There’s not as much detail on the model, so I just added a little more weathering on the metal and a few scorch marks from a landing craft’s boosters.
But I tried something new on the ruins, as they’re concrete/plascrete rather than metal. After the black undercoat I painted these with cheap craft paints, but I used a sponge instead of a brush. The end result is that it’s quicker, no brush marks, possibly less paint, and quite a nice finish for ruins – a little uneven and it doesn’t get into the corners, so no need for washes later. I then just drybrush highlighted the edges with a lighter grey, and stuck some bolter metal on a few raised areas.