Thursday, 3 August 2017

How to rust plastic

From time to time when I'm at the local gaming club I get a new face glancing over the table and usually a question pops up -"How did I do the rust on the cars and shipping containers?"



Well its pretty simple yet not.

My process for the cars and containers was to paint them a brown colour - usually an old Citadel Foundation colour so I only had to do one coat. Then once that dried I covered the area I wanted rusting up in Model Mates Rust effect paint. Simple.


But hold the phone! While I was typing this entry, I couldn't find a link for them. so here comes the tricky part - they've gone bump. Shit! I use this paint for all sorts of applications, most of my resistance has it slapped on as well as my Nurgle 40K army. So if anyone knows of a similar style of paint then please pop a comment below. Stuff like Typhus Rot is more a textured paint so isn't the same.


A resistance Hellhog with rusted repair panels edged with silver. 



Sunday, 30 July 2017





Below are 5 space stations and the KS cruiser. These 5 stations were built off just 2 sprues so my advice is go halves with a mate and get building!











This is my Shaltari fleet. Most of the fleet has magnets installed (I'll cover this in another post). Because of this, I can field pretty much any version of the Shaltari ships (bar the light cruisers) currently in the book.





















This is my UCM fleet. Most of the fleet has magnets installed (I'll cover this in another post). Because of this, I can field pretty much any version of UCM ships currently in the book.















Scatter Terrain.

Dropzone Commander has a fantastic terrain kit for less than £30 (last time I checked). Unfortunately it's missing scatter terrain. Rules like skimmers, articulated and general hiding isn't that easy and doesn't see much use. Looking at the rule book pics reminded me of the railway models I use to see in other magazines. If anyone remembers white dwarf back in the early 90's it was pretty much like this.

So with this in mind I decided to create some extra cover for my armies.

These are buses that were purchased on eBay -  you'll find I source a lot of here as it's a good price and I get Nectar points :) win win!
 


 

Next up - cars. From movies like Terminator to Escape from New York you always see abbaddoned cars. 







I wanted something different as a lot of people were using these cheap cars from eBay - and who can blame them! So after looking at N gauge terrain (this is the scale for DZC) I found these shipping containers.








Designed for Dropzone
 

Below is a small selection of different ideas from online companies. Please note these aren't the only products the companies sell - just the ones I've bought.