Yeah, I'm still alive and kicking!
Last year was a crazy year for all of us. Here in the UK, Lockdown and Tiers 1,2,3 & 4 have had a detrimental effect in our corner of the Underhive. Rob and I have had very little opportunity to get a game in last year and because of this my motivation has plummeted when it comes to painting. The release of the new Escher Codex called the Book of Blades hasn't helped (it's crap!), especially when it invalidated several models in my Voodoo Dolls. Add to this that Blogger decided to change its interface (what used to take me 5 minutes to upload photos from my phone is now taking 30 minutes.....I'm sure I'll get used to it but I can't help thinking that this is change for change's sake rather than anything beneficial). This has been the reason behind my lack of posts recently.
Hopefully, things will improve this year, but until Blogger makes its interface more mobile friendly, my posts will be noticeably less than the beginning of last year.
Enough of the moaning, What can I do to motivate myself?
"I know, terrain! We likes terrain"
"Hmm but I have more than enough terrain."
"How about a terrain backdrop that fits inside that lightbox you never use. Build one that allows you to fit a full gang in without models obscuring each other?"
"You sir, are a genius! Lets knock something together."
Don't worry, Lockdown hasn't sent me mad....I've been talking to myself for years 😊
Because this will live inside my lightbox I didn't need to worry about building something that looked ok from 360 degrees. I used a FW floor casting that I'd made a couple of years ago and cut it in half. With a hot glue gun (a must have for terrain builder) I glued the two pieces together at a 90 degree angle.
I tried it out with my Escher Ambot and I'm more than happy with the end result.