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
So after the previous buildings, I decided scale was still key and ordered some MDF buildings from TT Combat. Some of these look pretty amazing in 28mm scale once painted up so I wanted to see what the epic scale offerings delivered.
Adnet Apartments Building
I tried the Adnet Apartments and Meller Heights buildings. Built up both are big, centrepiece type buildings. The scale for both isn’t really right for Adeptus Titanicus in my view, the windows are too big, most notably on the Meller building, you can kind of imagine the Adnet as the right scale. Neither is particularly dark or gothic either.
Meller Heights Building
So time for some mods. I decided first to board up the windows and then to start adding some embellishments.
Mixture of bits, doing all the windows was a faff.
Bit of mixing with 28mm scale worked okay I think.
Less work needed on this, but the roof definitely needed some more detail.
So in complete contrast to pretty much any other occasion ever, I followed the instructions and built all the buildings from the Sector Imperialis kit that comes with the Grand Master Edition.
The downside to the is that they don’t give you a lot of height, so other than hiding knights you are not getting a lot of cover. The table top footprint is however not too bad.
So the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that there are some non-standard buildings in the mix which is true. I’ve been spending a fair bit of time looking at what scenery you can get for 6, 8 & 10mm scale.
This includes this acrylic cut and etched Genatorium building from Honey Bee Works. I thought that it will add a bit of variety and a focal point for an industrial zone.
In fairness quite a bit of work to build, but a well thought out design that comes together nicely once complete. It is not that rich I’m fine detail so you might want to think about adding some detailing before paint.
I also bought these nicely detailed resin buildings which are imported from Wasteland Game Studio in the USA. I like the stackability of these to give some line-of-sight blocking terrain for the Warlords. You can get them from Vanguard Miniatures.
I ended up modding both, but they work well alongside the new GW buildings:
I’d definitely consider getting some more of these.