Recently I have built some dioramas for fantasy miniatures. But what about S-F ones? I always wanted to create futuristic setting for my figures. So here it is – inspired by Aliens movies dark interior of spaceship or space base/colony. I did not want to create neat environment like in Star Trek. I wanted it to look like something terrible just happened there (or is going to happen quite soon). Like Alien infestation or visit of “friendly” Predators.
To construct it I used pieces of plain plastic sheets and elements from Mantic Games Deadzone scenery. They did not have any skulls sculpted like GW ones 😉 After assembly I filled all the gaps with Milliput. Then I primed it and sprayed with base colors. After that there was a lot of drybrushing and washing. There was also a lot of “cleaning” of overspray (although I used masking tape to separate floor and walls), as well as painting scratches and rust marks. In the end I applied some leftover transfer sheets from various models. To make it more interesting I also painted yellow-black stripes in the front and red lighting using airbrush. The doors are removable. All of that took me much more than I anticipated and I didn’t want to spend any more time on that. Overall I am glad that it’s finally finished and IMHO it looks quite decent.
I will treat it mostly as a display board for my S-F miniatures, like Aliens vs Predator from Prodos Games. The whole board is 37 x 30 cm – just to fit into my Ikea Detolf display cabinet. And there is enough place to park my M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier 🙂