Round the decay
of that Colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
I've been developing the world of the Drift though the characters but there was something missing; in this case, an environment. With one eye on the new release of Necromunda I decided to treat myself to a bit of terrain which would also double for a photo backdrop for more of the Inq28 miniatures.
I chose a ruined factory because, frankly, who doesn't want Sci-Fi Stalingrad?
Once I was happy with the layout as a photo backdrop:
I started on painting. This was fairly obviously going to be an airbrush job.For the basic palette I decided to go with an oily, grimy institutional green - basically the colour of Geidi Prime in Lynch's Dune:
A simply mix of grey and mid green - I also masked off some areas so that I could have chipping revealing the metal beneath.
The outside was done with various metallics:
And then came the weathering. I used a very watery ink wash and a filter to create streaks and then liberal usage of rust effects:
And then tried it with a few miniatures
And finally added a backdrop for the burning sky of the Drift:
Very happy overall and I think this will be very useful to help with photographing SF minis. Who knows, I might even get a game on it!