Tanks on the Moon? Well, maybe tanks on a moon. That can't possibly be our Moon with that color.
So, with a little bit of time on my hands I've decided to commit to getting a full table of terrain to go with my little future tanks, which include both my scratchbuilds shown here and commercial armor from the old Future Wars line.
At first I was going to do a terrestrial city board but then decided to do a moonscape instead, figuring it'd be quicker to build and really punctuate the sci-fi theme.
I made the big rocky outcropping piece above as a test piece. We had some leftover "Lemongrass" house-paint from when we first moved in (8+ years ago) so I tried that out with a tiny bit of black craft paint added. A quick ink wash left the terrain piece with a decidedly greenish tint. I may repaint with a more gray-brown tone but as of right now I'm sticking with this shade. As I said, the terrain represents some arbitrary cratered planetoid and not Luna.
I chose the moonscape option because it also allows me to make "futuristic" buildings, i.e. it frees me from having to make buildings that accurately replicate Main Street in one's hometown.
|Tank is 33mm long for scale|
The building's red color was borne out of necessity. I bought a defective can of white spray paint and totally ruined another building, as shown in the before-and-after shots below. I knew the red spray can worked well so I just went with it. Who knows, maybe the buildings are painted high-visibility to be spotted from space.
I hate painting terrain.
|Before: Color OK but clogged airbrush|
|After: Thanks Rust-o-leum|