Amy and John have been making some objective markers for their games of Warhammer 40,000. They’re pretty cool, and hopefully inspiring.
On first seeing the Munitorum Containers, I immediately set to thinking about how I could use them. There is just so much you can do with them, and there is an unbelievable amount in the box. I wanted to create a range of ‘emergency drop off supplies’ so each marker has at least one container on it, or hidden within.
I find that a lot of Warhammer 40,000 scenery that I see is quite dark, so when it came to painting up my markers, I wanted them to really stand out and do something quite different. I saw a can of Zandri Dust Spray on the shelf that I hadn’t used yet, and decided it would make for a great base colour – drybrushing on some lighter layers of longbeard Grey, and some Screaming Skull. With the base colour for the containers down- to balance out the light containers, the ground needed to be a darker colour, so I instantly knew – lots and lots of MUD. Stirland Mud with ‘ardcoat on top makes for excellent mud, plus lots of Typhus Corrosion, some Agrax Earthshade and Reikland Earthshade. I finished the containers off with some Forge World weathering powders, my favourite Aged Rust, plus some Light Rust and Orange Rust. The colour palette was very neutral, with my ‘hot’ colour being the Orange.
John has recreated the wreckage of a Wazzbomb Blastajet for his army to scavenge. He explained how he imagined his Big Meks rooting around battlefields for weapons and tek-gubbinz and saw a crashed plane as an ideal spot for finding some great loot.