I slipped in a brand new piece of scenery in my last post - a new gate / entrance that I threw together the other night.
The gate has been specifically created to hold one of the drinks tokens that used to be given to event attendees at Warhammer World for use at Bugman's Bar. Obviously plenty of people decided that they'd rather keep the token than exchange it for a free drink, so a fair few number of these made it into the wild!
The token is in the form of a Necromundan credit. It features the Imperial Aquila accompanied by the motto "Imperium Approved" on one side (the tails?) and the noble visage of Lord Helmawr on the reverse (heads?):
In game terms, this is obviously of minimal use, so I decided I would build a small terrain piece around it. I have had the two resin girder updstands for years, so decided to cut an arch from plasticard and embed the Necromunda credit over it, as if it was a brass plaque. The plasticard is thin enough that the credit shows through the triangular hole from either side.
I added a few extra strips of styrene strip to strengthen and detail the gate, and a pair of resin control panels that I think are from Antenociti's Workshop. I wasn't too fussy about things being cut completely accurately, as I figure Necromunda is a bit of a ramshackle place!
I painted the gate up to match my other Necromunda scenery - a neutral grey with some rust and grime! The plaque was rendered in a weathered bronze. Perhaps it has been installed by some devoted but (relatively) wealthy citizen, or maybe it denotes a Guilder toll point.
I've already started thinking of this as Helmawr's Gate - probably a local nickname for the plaque which bear's his likeness. I wonder if the 1GC refers to the toll fee from centuries past?
|Travellers wishing to pass Helmawr's Gate must first pay the Toll Officers their due.|