Forgeworld Ruined Chimera

The abandoned Chimera is a classic Forgeworld model that was originally available for pre-order way back in 2004.

Mine is a slight variation on the original model because the tank top doesn’t feature the sandbagged top hatch of the original casting. I am not sure it takes much away from it.

The excellent waterslide transfers from the Mighty Brush feature on my take on the Imperial Guard livery and tank markings.

This was a purchase off eBay and whilst I am confident it’s a legitimate original casting, it was a bit bashed up and so there were a few repairs to it before painting, notably the hooks on the shed and spare tank tracks that were snapped off and were repaired with styrene.

I am relatively new to using weathering powders but have been really impressed with them so far.

Original Forgeworld casting was by Simon Harris.

(Product code TR-40K-S-058) was £28 when it came out in 2004. They’re going for a fair bit more than that now!

A really nice model which I enjoyed painting and which I feel makes a good addition to my Forgeworld scenery collection.

Command Edition Scenery

Wanted to get my hands on the new 9th Edition rules and having missed out on the limited edition boxed set (I made zero effort to get it, but was amused by the Games Workshop induced carnage), I thought the Command Edition starter set was spectacular value.

About the only downside of the scenery is that the building sections are not modular so a bit like the Ryza ruins they are what they are unless you want to take a razor saw to them and spend hours converting them.

The detail is what we have come to expect from the latest Games Workshop scenery and is fantastic makes painting them good fun.

Did experiment with some rust and charcoal weathering powders on these which I am quite happy with the results, particularly the rusted floor plates.

Some new variants on the thermo plasma or whatever they are conduit pipe sections. Simple paint job on these with Rust-oleum Gunmetal spray, detail work in greys and metallics, rust washes, gloss varnish and then oil washes. Sealed with satin finish.

Tank Traps and Pill Boxes

Forgeworld tank traps. These are used to block the movement of enemy ground based vehicles, slowing down any armoured assault. The kit contained three sets of Tank Traps based of a Master Model by Mark Bedford

(Product Code TR-40K-S-085..) was £18 for the set back in 2006,

Shown here with a ruined pillbox from Unreal Wargaming Studio.

Forgeworld Cities of Death Scenery

Painted up some more of the Forgeworld scenery from the stash.

Imperial underground building entrance as used on the desert world of Taros and other planets in the Imperium. Complete resin kit.

Model designed by Daren Parrwood for Forgeworld

(Product Code TR-40K-S-064) was only £16 when available around 2006

Ammo dumps are used by the Imperial Guard as a storage for the various types of ammunition the infantry and armour require.

This is a fantastic one piece resin model makes a great objective for your games of Warhammer 40,000.

Master model by Simon Harris for Forgeworld.

(Product Code TR-40K-S-018) was only £12 when available around 2006.

Forgeworld City Fight Ruined Buildings

I loved going into Wargames and then as it became, Dice and Decks in Southport. Martin had a great setup and I really loved the Forgeworld scenery he had available for use.

When Martin decided just before the world went mad with COVID-19 to close the store and move to a warehouse and online setup he sold up a lot of furniture. I went in for a battle mat and a table and cheekily asked about the scenery.

No battle mats to be had, but a deal was done for the Forgeworld scenery and a long desire to get hands on with this amazing and now out of production scenery was done. So pleased to have managed to get this stuff.

As you’ll see form the photos it is not mint condition it’s all be used and is a bit worn, but it’s good enough for immediate use and with a few repairs will be back to a great standard in time!

Photographed here with some of my own stuff and a new Battlemat which I think works quite well in combination.

It’s definitely given me the appetite to try and get a few other bits and paint this stuff up!

Look at those barricades, there is a set of those of I remember rightly!