Moonscape

After buying the “not very good” Blastscape I was slighty wary of buying the Moonscape, knowing it was made from the same vac-formed process. However Simon had bought some a year or so back and he said they were very good. So one impulse purchase later and I was the proud owner of a bag of Moonscape craters.

No battlefield would be complete without some fantastic terrain to bring your games to life and provide cover for your units. These Warhammer 40,000 Moonscapes are an excellent representation of the craters and ruined earth left by the devastating weaponry of the 41st millennium. Easily painted to match your gaming board they provide cover for advancing squads and can be used to represent the craters left by destroyed vehicles.

This set contains five different variations of vac-formed plastic craters for use in your games of Warhammer 40,000.

I gave the craters a white undercoat.

I gave the craters a base coat. Rather than use GW paints I used Daler Rowney’s Burnt Umber acrylic paint. The paint does give a slight sheen, but the process I am using should tone that down.

I gave the craters a base coat. Rather than use GW paints I used Daler Rowney’s Burnt Umber acrylic paint. The paint does give a slight sheen, but the process I am using should tone that down.┬áTo reduce the sheen of the acrylic paint, I sprayed the craters sparingly with a Humbrol Dark Brown spray which gave the desired effect.

The craters were drybrushed with Tauspet Ochre. You can see where I have missed bits, I hope to catch these with a wash.

Having drybrushed with Tauspet Ochre, I noticed that there were some areas which I had missed with the base coat. So I decided to give the craters a wash of Devlan Mud wash. However as you can see from this close up it didn’t work.

So I have decided to do some touching up to fix this. However apart from this I was quite pleased with the wash effect in toning down the drybrushing, though I am going to drybrush a little more.