I've been lucky enough to get an advance set to paint up and have been feverishly trying to finish the set over the last few weeks.
|Any derelict building is the target of spray-can wielding perps!
I wanted to paint up my set to match my existing terrain which has an arid / desert sort of colour scheme, so I sprayed all of the stone structures with GW's Zandri Dust spray over a grey undercoat. I liberally drybrushed everything with a bone colour and picked out a few of the individual stones with some washes. Because of the excellent texture on the resin casts, this was both quick and pretty effective.
|The two large sections of the ruined building. Wooden platforms are provided to allow multi-level functionality.
At this point I had a perfectly acceptable set of stonework, but I wanted to avoid the risk of the set looking too historical. Adding some graffiti to some of the walls seemed like a good way to firmly root the set into a modern or sci-fi setting. Finally I added some weather staining with a large drybrush and some black paint.
I did restrain myself from adding graffiti to every side of the ruined building, just in case I ever need a neutral backdrop for scenic photos.
|I did add a few tags to one of the straight wall sections!
|T-sections and some retaining wall barricades.
As well as the walls themselves, the set includes a great selection of scatter terrain, including oil drum barricades and rubble. The drums are provided both individually as well as sections of multiple drums, meaning there is a lot of flexibility in how they can be placed.
|A great selection of rubble-filled oil drums and barrels.
There are some nice piles of rubble included, along with some lovely little pots and my particular favourites, the ammo boxes.
|I added a few random patterns to the pots for visual interest.
While I was daubing on graffiti, Curis pointed out to me that the perp known as 'Scrawler' from Citadel's old Judge Dredd range would be the perfect addition to the set. Happily I had Scrawler unpainted in one of my boxes, so I decided to paint him up to complement the set.
I painted Scrawler in a similar colour scheme to my punky mutie, 'Johnny Noggin'. I figured that the two of them would make a nice pair, probably with shared interests and music taste!
In Part 2 I'll take a look at how the Fogou set could be used in retro-gaming!