Tuesday, 16 August 2016

MDF Plasma Generators - like in Dawn of War

Hi all. 

Occasionally as fans there are situations where we really want to create bits of terrain from what we see in 40k art, comics, stories and computer games. One such thing for me was the buildings in Dawn of War. 
I would have loved to have gotten round to creating a Space Marine strongpoint and barracks based on the designs in the PC game. Fortunately the Castellum and Thunderhawk Landing pad give you a good core to expand from and also provide good alternatives to the Vehicle factory and Strongpoint terrain pieces. 

So when I saw this on eBay I really wanted a set. 

They are based on the Plasma Generators from Dawn of War clearly. 


They are effective bits of terrain and will add that little bit extra to Mortalis or Strongpoint games. 

Would be nice if they were LED but beggars can't be choosers. 

Any recommended paints or techniques to get the illumination looking decent?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112077865286 
Item can be bought from here

Drake Seta

14 comments:

  1. They look ace. Short of painting them with the new technical paints I can't think of a way to do them.

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  2. Will they be generic red like the game or will you do them in legion colours?

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    1. Hi Fluff. I would do them generic Mechanicum standard grey probably. That way I can use them accross the Legions.

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  3. I feel like these would really look great if you tried some OSL glow effects on the inner edges with an airbrush.

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    1. To the item? Or are you Zelda?

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    2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112077865286

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  5. Yeah, just use OSL. And they look great!

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  6. Hi,
    These are pretty nice, Can you give some dimensions, I would try draw them up in CAD and make a simple Model to print on a 3D printer. Thanks!

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    1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112077865286

      You can buy the model nice and cheap from here

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  7. secret weapon miniatures have been doing these for a while using green transparent rods for the reactor core.

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  8. I backed the guy who made these as a Kickstarter, and they were LED-lit there - the 12th stretch goal: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wargame-model-mods/integrated-wargame-buildings/description

    His website is http://www.wargame-model-mods.co.uk, might be worth an ask if he could still do you some LED ones perhaps. :-)

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    1. Hi Mark. Cheers for that. I contacted him and he says it wouldn't be too much work and that he might get round to it when he gets a chance. Which is cool.

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  9. Shouldn't be too hard to put LED's in those.

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