Check out the new additions to our scenics range. To start with, we have five new terrain pots: Hell Alamein, Loony Moons, Atmosfear, Sparenobyl and Seacide. These are designed to cover a wide range of landscapes and genres, from sea battles, to aeronautic dogfighting boards, and assorted alien environments.
Hell Alamein is good old fashioned desert terrain, ideal for World War 2 skirmishes and insurgencies. Loony Moons is designed specifically for lunar and asteroid surfaces, blasted landscaping and desolate holes.
Three in particular have a luminous component. Not enough to blind the neighbours, but enough to give a hint of the otherworldly. Seacide is designed to be used as a seascaping medium, and when used in conjunction with resins and clear washes, will glow with a faint blue/green algae hint to it. Atmosfear has a discernably disturbing quality to it, with an eerie electrical luminescence when energised with a strong light source. This can also be used as a complement to one of our other terrain mediums. Terrorform.
And finally, there’s Sparenobyl. We just ran riot on this one; deliberately engineered to look like it’s been stolen from a nuclear reactor, drawing on orange and golden hues, with an unsettling green glow. It can be used for alien landscaping, or an enemy mine. As with all of our terrain pots, the only limit is your imagination and your resourcefulness.
These are best applied to scenery and bases by applying a PVA glue or clear resin, and then sprinkling as little or as much as you like over it using a piece of folded paper or card. Shake off the excess back onto the card, and pop back into the pot if the remaining material is untainted. Then, coat with a thin layer of the same adhesive again to seal the terrain if preferred, and add flock or tufts if desired.
And that’s not all (said he, sounding like one of those snake oil charmers from one of the shopping channels). We have also produced a brand new range of Rock Pots. Tiny little pots of fun that are the same size as one of our pots of paint, so you can compare and pair them up when producing figure bases or dressing scenery. Over the next few weeks we’ll be showing exactly how these new terrain mediums can be used – keep an eye on out on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds.
Obsidian is a black, evil looking rock, not out of place in hell or at the edge of a volcano. This one pairs up nicely with our Volcanic Rock Terrain Pot. Argentumite, as the name among any closet geologists reading this will know, is a silver rock, which can double up for ore and melted metal. Likewise, our Pot of Gold is a two-tone golden coloured product that simulates melted gold globules.
Aurumite is gold ore, although our rocks have very little in the way of a gold look about them, other than their cream coloured resemblance to their real world rock counterpart. This is more of a realistic small scale bog standard rock found in quarries and chasms, whereas Adularia, its twin in a way is a mineral looking rock, varying in size and tone to avalanche debris. And finally, Barney Rubble! (the ‘!’is important, well sort of), is a general rubbling material for war zones, battlefields and destroyed buildings.
Applying the rocks in these pots can be done in the same way as you’d apply our terrain pot materials. They are a cheaper and space saving way of having some terrain at your fingertips.