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16 March 2011

Choas Daemon Terrain - Daemon Portal

Nick speaking,

Following on from an earlier The Enemy is Gathering post, where I showcased a fantastic Chaos Daemon army that my buddy Paleghost has made. Paleghost, also know as Derek, has been hard at work with getting his gaming board and terrain up together.

In this first guest post from Derek, he is going to show you some of his work and give an insight on how he made his Chaos Daemon Portal piece of terrain.

Take it away Derek...


I recently decided to concentrate on producing some terrain pieces for my Daemon themed gaming board. I made my board from the Citadel  Realm of Battle gameboard, that I was lucky enough to receive for Xmas. After finishing a GW Battlescape piece, I thought I  would have a go at making a Chaos Daemon Portal...


I built my portal from a sheet of insulting foam and PVA glue that I got from my local DIY store.  With some cocktail sticks from the kitchen cupboard, a knife, pencil, mixed gravel, grass and paint from my modelling draw, I was ready to go. First I used my GW Battlescape piece I had to get an outline size for the base, then I drew contour lines for the different heights and proceeded to carefully slice and dice. I kept some selected pieces for the stone portal, trimming them to size and shape for my requirements...
 

After getting the portal pieces ready, I proceeded to use cocktail sticks and PVA glue to put it together. It wasn't until after I glued it all together that I realised if I had thought about it, it may have been a good idea to  have made the portal part removable for transporting...



OK, painting and finishing it off...

I painted it all over with Graveyard Earth, and then painted the steps with Codex Grey. Next I Applied a wash of vomit brown to the portal section using four parts water to one part paint. On a, personal note I decided to keep the painting simple because I wanted my models to show up more than the terrain itself. 

Then all I had to do was PVA on the gravel and grass...





Finished, now to playing..










 

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