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.
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!
Earlier this year the team over at Unreal Wargaming Studio ran a kickstarter campaign to get their Adeptus Titanicus range out o the blocks. There was a great range of titan bases and some rather fab resin buildings in both war-torn and ruined styles. They work so, so well with the Games Workshop towers and spires set I thought I would combine them for photo purposes…
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