Back again to the Genestealer Cult and their underground complex. After a couple of rooms I thought I needed some corridors. So I made these with foamcore and Das clay:
|You may not understand a thing of what's going on here. Let me explain...|
|I will have some short sections...|
|...and turning sections|
I kept the idea of an old mine, or at least corridors excavated in the living rock. But I brought an idea I wasn't able to try on the breeding pits, I made some wall paintings. I explored the idea of some kind of ancient language, something past from generation to generation and that now has become part of the Cult legacy. Not pretty sure of where the inspiration came from, but I wanted it to look not-Latin alphabet, that's for sure.
|That's not Gothic! Heresy!|
|Who wrote that nonsense here?|
|Hmmm, that looks suspicious...|
Of course I painted them before assembling the whole thing. But when everything had dried and I tried to glue the other walls, I noticed the Das clay had cured and kind of shrinked, so I experienced some warp problems on those walls that were attached to the floor with the clay:
|OK, I want the corridors to look claustrophobic... but not this way!|
|Not that bad solution in the end|
|Now you can see the problem. The walls are too high!|
|It's going to be challenging to move the minis there|
I should have measured better before. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of the corridors looking narrow and suffocating, as any Space Hulk-like board should be, really claustrophobic. But gaming wise it's going to be... interesting. At least the Space Marine player will feel the anguish of narrow places, I guess!
|My dungeon so far|
|In a Space Hulk fashion|
|This is absurdly narrow! Nuke it! Nuke it!|
Well, of course I'm going to need a ton of corridors, but these were the first experiment and I think they serve their purpose. I may make next slightly lower for gaming purposes, but I'm still undecided. For the moment I can say the Genestealer Cult has a place where to live in!