I bought some more of the Epic Armageddon ruins and with silicon moulds and epoxy resin cast some up to create more modular ruins from Adeptus Titanicus building on the earlier ones.
On a recommendation from Luke Fellows at Luke’s APS of YouTube fame, I placed an order with CFS. It arrived within 12 hours which is fantastic service. It turns out 1kg of 25 shore RTV Silicon only makes a few moulds as building sections take a lot of it, and I learned quite a bit in the process, mostly with parts floating up as the silicon set, needing a bit of experimentation with getting them to stick to the ceramic tile. Hot glue gun failed. Plasticene worked. I had plenty of resin, so once I had good moulds, casting lot’s of sections wasn’t an issue.
The brittle nature of the resin worked well for shattered stone work. Cast it, then break with your fingers. I did think I might need to use a rubber mallet and a block of wood, but didn’t need to in the end.
Bit more work needed to perfect the casting techniques, but I am happy with the first experiments. Oh, I should point out all of the windows needed cutting out using a needle point tungsten carbide bit in the Dremel. Wear a high grade dust mask filter like this JSP one which is my preferred choice.
Last year I invested as part of the community in an Indiegogo campaign to create some more scenery compatible with Adeptus Titanicus. I’d bought some of Gregster’s Lab stuff previously and really liked it.
Several months later everything is cast and the order has landed. May the building and painting begin! Here’s an unboxing video
Nameplates added to the platform building I started months ago
Bit of finishing off work still to do…
Started work on some new terrain for Adeptus Titanicus.
Used a mix of PVA and paint to seal the foam whilst I think about next steps.
I have a vision for a staircase that is proving hard to realise. Must try harder with the plasticard.
Started work roughing out some terrain for a centre piece…
It stuck me that there was a great opportunity to mash up some of the Games Workshop sets and merge some together for great effect.
So having seen them in Games Workshop Durham store, I thought that these mausoleum buildings from the Garden of Morr set were about the right scale.
Sure enough stacked up with some of the Adeptus Titanicus buildings they could work well. So it was time to do some kit bashing.
I think these…
…okay. Bought another building set off eBay that provided the doors for one of the buildings.
I liked the ability of these buildings to be stacked and intermingled. Gives great options for making varied city scapes.