Painting the Expanse
My friend at work who has been saving me the CNC tool boxes was asking me what I was doing with them, so that spurred me last weekend to start some cutting and gluing.
The big double wide is a store/brothel/admin center/community center (maybe all 4, I’m not going to judge). The small building is a workshop surrounded by piles of junk and barrels of printer matrix or chemicals.
While the epoxy was setting I decided to start painting figures too and try out some techniques. I black spray primed the buildings on Monday after work, promptly dropping them causing some damage that needed repair! During the week was painting more figures, painting the buildings and I started the ship’s launch too.
Since the buildings are converted shipping containers I printed off some corporate logos and made stencils, deliberately positioning them underneath/behind the added windows and roof thingies. Assorted old warning labels are on the ends at the big doors. I also painted anything retrofitted to the shipping container in a a light grey so it will stand out as something not original to the structure.
|Blue Sun corporation|
|Checking around the workshop|
|back of workshop|
The bases of the buildings haven’t been painted yet. But I want the glue to have 24 hours to dry.
The RAFM figures come with nice round bases, so adding additional washers or MDF bases isn’t really necessary.
I should add some more signage methinks. Perhaps in a mix of English, Hindi and Chinese or Russian. But I’ll have to hand paint that as my printer is not of high enough resolution to do crisp lettering that small.
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