Thursday, 13 February 2014

World Building part 5 - Adeptus Mechanicus Shrine to the Omnisiah (W.I.P)

The next terrain piece I've been working on is a Adeptus Mechanicus Shrine to the Omnisiah.   This is basically the pieces from the GW Manufactorum kit that you get in the Imperial Sector box set.

The idea behind this was that having an actual manufactorum didn't seem to fit with the Shrine World plan, so I had to think outside the box somewhat. What kind of Adeptus Mechanicus type structure could I realistically justify on a Shrine World? It would obviously need to be a shrine of some kind.

From the Mechanicus perspective the space would need to be used in the most efficient way possible, so it seemed obvious to me that the structure would be multi-purpose. In this  particular case, I've tried to conjure up the sense of a pumping station that provides water from an underground source (obviously consecrated) for general purposes, irrigation of gardens, holy water etc. (this is what I envisage in my head). I'm planning on adding a small fountain or something to one of the other buildings.

The outflow pipe flows into a small pool. I'm thinking this could perhaps be the type of shit lepers bathe in at Lourdes or something. Or more likely where chemicals and mineral particulates are filtered out in the form of slurry.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

World Building part 4 - ruined chapel work in progress

I recently bought a laser-cut MDF church from Ebay to form part of the terrain for my Shrine World themed board.  It's a fairly sizeable kit, measuring approx 40cm x 25cm for the church itself, but you also get a fair amount of scatter terrain, formed of fences and rows of tombstones, which cover a similar area.

Obviously, as plain MDF the church looks quite, well, plain.  So I've started making some minor modifications to it. Thus far this has consisted of using the alternative gun barrel ends from the Chaos Predator kit and re-purposing them as gargoyles and carvings etc.  This should help break up the flat surface, and in theory make it look a bit more "40K-esque".

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