A new backdrop for my miniatures photography is long overdue! The last one I made was back in 2019, and I could do with another location for a bit of variety! I was lucky enough to pick up a set of 3 unreleased 40k scenic panels from the Oldhammer Trading Company Facebook group, and that prompted a quick and dirty build and painting session. Here are the results:
|Cargo bay 3 is a hive of activity for loading mineral ore from the Eastern Mines.|
The three unreleased 40k panels are flat, single-sided casts, clearly intended to be used to detail walls. Cast in metal, they did require a little bit of clean up to remove the flash.
I mounted the panels onto a 25cm length of foamboard around an opening for a door. The door surround was made from a few resin and plastic detailing pieces I had in my bits box. The rest of the wall was detailed with a selection of plastic rod and scraps of sheet plastic.
I also made a removable door (and later a little alcove so I could have the door flush with the wall or recessed).
In terms of painting, I simply undercoated and sprayed with some cheap tan coloured spray paint, before hitting the whole thing with washes, sponge stippling and some watery brown rust streaks.
With a bit of decent lighting and a few figures to dress it up, I think it works pretty nicely!
|Tension at landing bay 3 as the crew of the Nebulous Prize are denied access to their ship by the authorities.|
|Cold Trader Johannes Krail and his crew emerge from his fortified stronghold.|
|A lost traveller receives no help from local residents.|
I expect this new backdrop might feature heavily in future photography!