Friday, January 17, 2014

Klendathu Terrain

This was always intended to be a low cost project (apart from the figures) and as part of that I wanted to create suitable terrain to represent jagged rock formations depicted in the original movie.
I had some cork bark languishing in a draw, which with a quick spray and dry brush came up ok for low lying terrain but they did not feel hostile enough for the unwelcoming terrain of Klendathu.



Sunday I found myself in the local pet store I came across Mopani Root in the reptile section, it was on offer for £10 for two sections, but a few minutes with an axe and a lump hammer and I had enough for several rather large rock formations and several smaller ones, it breaks up in rather jagged pieces, giving the effect I was looking for and unlike cork it did not crumble.




For those with larger purchases in mind it can be purchased on the following website by the Kg.

www.rosewoodpet.com


 

I have decided to base mine,on plasticard to give them a firm footing,  a liberal quantity of No more Nails together with Milliput to give the larger peices some extra cold, followed by filler gave the base a completed feel, before a generous coating of PVA glue and sharp sand for a textured base.

A black under coat and a dry brusing using a couple of tester pots from the hardware store and all done ready for their first outing...






14 comments:

  1. Ahh creepy terrain. Would look great set into hillsides too

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    1. They should be useful for my Ottoman campaign as well.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  2. Hmmmm. I like this. I have a defunct fish tank with some of that wood in it. Thanks!

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  3. I'm looking forward to this getting an outing! Put my name down.

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    1. Coming to a club near you Paul :-)

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  4. The wood works a treat:) Trouble is I also look at it from a wood working perspective and can think of a few applications for them...

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    1. It was a lot tougher than I thought it would be to break up.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  5. It's an ugly planet. A bug planet. And a cracking success!

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    1. It certainly gives me plenty to fight over or hide in :-)

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  6. Frighteningly good terrain. I can think of a couple of simple paint schemes that would make it look quite literally hellish...

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    1. I am hoping it can be used for various projects on the go, but one at a time.

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