Tuesday, 14 April 2020

40k Terrain from Trash - Industrial Building

Like most of you, over this period, I have had more time for hobby than in the last three years combined (probably).

I have always wanted to do some terrain from trash and again like many of you I have hoarded vast amounts of stuff in the 'I will use that one day' scenario. Well this is finally one of those days, I spotted a couple of nice looking biscuit packs and went to work.

They are very flimsy so I filled them with paper dipped in white glue which when dry made them fairly robust. Next I added some bits, bottle caps, pieces of lego or something similar, computer bits and some 40k bits.

I superglued them on being careful to not add to many bits as the packs had a nice shape already.

Next was to prime in black and then base coat with a WW2 green which looks great for these types of buildings in my opinion.

I added some black wash followed by a drybrush of the same green, next was to add some light brown wash/paint for dirt and rust. Next was to paint the brass bits follwed by a green oxide paint and a second drybrush of a lighter brass.

To finish off I did add some proper rust effect weathering by model mates which look amazingly real.


The second building in the next post.

Hope they provide some inspiration.



  1. Looks great! My wife has grown accustomed to me squirrelling away “interestingly shaped bits of plastic” in the basement waiting for the day I turn them into terrain...

  2. End result looks great. Hope you continue to stay safe during this pandemic.

  3. Well that's a fine piece of 'free' terrain!