My personal terrain collection hasn’t seen as much use as I thought it would, but I still want to slowly grow it. I set aside a little money at Adepticon to find something that fits thematically but isn’t just another western building. This water tower from Laser Craft Workshop fit the bill.
The balcony on top is the perfect size for a 25 or 30mm based model to sit and snipe from.
The kit suffers from the same problems as all laser cut. Curves as non-right angles don’t quite work. I considered filling the gaps with some kind of putty, but got lazy. Otherwise it’s a pretty straightforward, nicely produced, and nicely prices product.
Now in its thirdyear, let’s take a look at my hobby work over the past year.
I started the hobby year working through the Malifaux Black Friday order and getting a few things ready for Adepticon. Then the queue got real. In 2015 I felt I had been a little too stingy at Adepticon. Let’s just say I didn’t have that problem this year.
At Adepticon 2015, I was tempted by Tri-City Laser’s buildings, but waited until later to buy any. Somehow I forgot to add the fence set to my cart. So I remedied that this year.
The fence set comes in eight pieces – four straight sections and four corners. It’s got the same neat woodgrain texture which may be out of scale but comes out really nicely when drybrushing.
I also grabbed an outhouse, just for an extra piece of scatter.
I also grabbed these signs from Tectonic Crafts Studios. Sadly, I’m not totally in love with these pieces. Between the fibers of the MDF and the relatively low resolution of the laser cuts, it’s too hard to clean them up to any decent standard.
While I was at Adepticon, I sold my brother-in-law on Malifaux, but he didn’t want to buy more than a crew box. The Wyrd booth was running the $100 alt Witchling Handler promo from the Easter sale. Since he picked Guild, I said I’d help him get over the threshold to get the bonus model. I picked up a crew box of my own, and ended up using this as a filler to get over the line. I needed more scatter terrain, anyways.
These boxes are surprisingly nice, although there were quite a few bubbles in the resin on the underside. I painted them using Weathered Wood from the new weathering paints released by Secret Weapon at Adepticon. Just quick a paint/brown wash/offwhite drybrush makes a nice old wooden look.
There’s also a collection of garbage cans in the set. These are just basic metal with a wash, even though I suspect that metal trash can are anachronistic.