Sunday 20 May 2018

Skyshield Landing Platform - 40k Terrain

Like all hobbyists I find that digging through my big box of unfinished projects can occasionally be a fruitful experience as I inevitably come across long abandoned models that I suddenly find myself wanting to complete.

This week I uncovered a Warhammer 40,000 Skyshield Landing Platform that I started about two or three years ago. I’d originally got to the point of 
assembly and an initial light grey undercoat when I previously abandoned this particular piece of terrain.

So I took the model from my garage and went upstairs with the intention of getting it finished off as soon as possible!

I originally planned to spend little bits of time here and there getting it finished off within a few weeks. However I somehow got completely absorbed with the model and ended up completing the whole thing in a single epic nine hour sitting.

In general I kept things simple and stuck to giving the distinct parts of the model a basecoat; a dark wash and then an appropriate drybrush to finish off. 

However I took the additional time to paint every single screen; light and access panel individually (see above) to make the model really pop.

...And here it is complete... with a Primaris Space Marine for scale comparison. 

This is actually a pretty huge piece of terrain and I can see it becoming a centrepiece of my next few battles! 

I might go back to my abandoned projects box and see what else I can salvage....


  1. Looks great, think I've had one sat in a box in my cupboard of shame for about 3 years.

    Might just need to go have a delve for it now that I'm wanting more industrial type terrain for necromunda and whatnot.

    1. You should do it. It’s actually quite a fun model to paint!! Though it is fiddly to assemble!

  2. Well, this is how these things are supposed to be painted! What's the purpose of all those details if no one paints them? You are one of the few people I know who cares about that. You earned my respect, sir!

    1. Cheers mate; I completely agree! It’s the little details that count!