As mentioned previously, the electrical aisle of your local hardware store is a great place to find little bitty odd shaped things that belong in your bits box. Today, I want to show you how I turned a few of these bitty bits into a decent smattering of scatter terrain. First up, the raw materials, and what they will become in the hands of a hack wargamer.
|Concrete bench supports|
It's not hard to see how the trash cans work; the only real addition is a bit of glue and sand inside them to represent trash. The vending machines only need to be glued to a decent base. For the park bench supports, I just glued a single strip of cardstock across the top of three of them. This way they will look like concrete slabs, which will tie into the rest of my terrain. Here's a shot of the lot of them pre-basecoat.
|Benches with trash cans|
|Vending machine fronts|
|Vending machine sides|
Back to the War Memorial. The right paint job turns it into solid green marble slabs, in this case it just takes a bit of stippling with three colors of green, and a bit of feathering in white veins. After the dullcoat, I brushed on a gloss varnish, to give it that highly polished look.
And there you have it. Eight more pieces of life saving cover for your cowards to hide behind.