Being the further tales of Secundus underhive, and the Ash Wastes which surround it.
I finished two pieces of terrain this weekend. First up, the 5th section of Underhive Sump in the form of a straight up, mainly unmodified piece of Forgeworld Zone Mortalis. I plan on expanding the Labyrinth proper using these pieces from time to time. They are gorgeously cast and full of little details although as you can see I mainly painted this piece up in rust colours. I also added a little scratchbuilt bowser or old fuel cell to add interest.
I picked up some of GW's new Agrellan Earth crackle paint for this tile and I've got to say the results were pretty cool. Firstly, it seems to strip whatever layer is behind it so that needs to be taken into consideration. Secondly the effects seem to differ depending on how thickly you spoon it on, and I do mean spoon. I put it on in a 1mm thick layer and it crackled up nicely. Any thinner and the effects are less obvious. After it dried I gave it a thin coat of PVA as it's quite fragile without, then gave it several wash layers. The results give a nice abandoned look.
Then there's this.
When I saw that Forgeworld had released this I knew that it had to form part of the Ash waste surrounding Secundus. Forgeworld have seriously outdone themselves with this piece. I keep spotting little details every time I look at it, and painting it was a joy. Each wash layer seemed to bring out extra details that I had missed before.
As with the last topside piece, this was mainly painted using sprays and various wash coats. I put the Aggrellan Earth to good use again and gave the results a wash of rust pigment.
Still not sure if it's finished yet. It's been such a great subject to paint that I keep wanting to add more. Guess I'll have to stop before I ruin the whole thing.