Deadzone – Bar Terrain Finished!

The second of my characterful terrain pieces for Deadzone is finished, the bar…

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The idea is it was a Rebs affiliated bar that has since been shut down by force (should have picked a more subtle name, stupid sympathisers), so I’ve made it look like it’s been burned out and boarded up. I added the extractor from antenocitis workshop to add a wee bit more to the feel.

The last bit of the terrain is up next, and something that got me very excited, an outdoor Dreadball pitch…

Deadzone – Cafe Terrain Finished!

I’ve been working on a few terrain pieces with a bit more of a story to them for Deadzone. The reason behind this is with what I have it feels like a very industrial hollow battlefield, and as each deadzone is supposed to have been something; Military compound, newfound colony, sprawling colony etc. I wanted to get that across with the terrain.

I wanted to go for something that looked like it would be a civilian area and I’ve chosen to make 3 peices of terrain to help evoke that; a cafe, a bar and a outdoor dreadball pitch 🙂

The first one I set about getting finished was the cafe…

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I’m very pleased with how it’s turned out, and it looks good setup with the other terrain.

Next up will be finishing off the bar…

Deadzone – Buildings with Character!

I’m onto painting the next and last (for now) peices of Deadzone terrain, something with a bit more character and story to it.

The first of these is a wee cafe…


This ones going to be Azurian in theme, so what better colour than blue 😀

The next one is the Reb affiliated bar…


I will be adding a wee bit of the creamy colour I used on the Rebs armour and other terrain, to link it in further (possibly on both pieces tbh), but for now I need to focus on getting these base colours highlighted up 😀

Deadzone – Even More Advertising!

Above and beyond the posters I’d added previously I wanted to add something that looked a little more official, which is where Antenocitis Workshops Medium Advertising Boards came in…

Extra-5I made up a couple of posters for my Dreadball teams and used some of the posters I’d found previously to paste into the spaces, and also covered them with a thin sheet of plastic to add to the official feel. I chose to do these in red to make them stand out a bit more, but it also provides a link to my Rebs and their colour choices.

Deadzone – Air Filtration Units &Barricades Complete!

The next batch of Antenocitis Workshop scenery is done and another layer of character added to the Deadzone Board 🙂


The barricades I wanted to stand out a bit and after having a search on google thought they would look great with hazard stripes. I did these primarily with masking with tape as well as some salt masking to get the worn old effect on themExtra-4 Extra-6Like the rest of the terrain I wanted these to look fairly old and well used so added some rusty looking areas with some watered down orange and a few layers of washes, mainly Agrax Earthshade and Nuln oil over the metal basecoat.

Deadzone – Antenocitis Billboards Complete!


The first of my Antenocitis Workshop scenery for Deadzone is finished and  think it will definitely add even more flavour to the table…

Extra-8 Extra-9 Extra-10I’ve chosen to paint this stuff up to match the rest of the terrain and added the actual ads using the same method as the posters. I even made up a Dreadball poster for one to link it all into the universe as a whole. I was going to do it with my own team logos, but felt something more universally recognisable would suit better.

Deadzone – Extra Buildings!

I had one set of terrain left over still to build and decided I would do something a little bit different with it. The idea was to have a couple of structures that had a clear use before the containment protocol was put into effect.

The first I decided was going to be a small cafe like place…


I’m going to add one of the Antenocitis extractr fans to the roof as well as a couple of the vending machines in the wee alcove on the right to further add to it. I used plasticard to create the counter as well as a flat area to create a sign.

The second building is going to be something of a small bar…


This is going to have one of the larger extractors on top and the idea is to give it a bit a of a rebel theme, but have it looking burned out and abandoned, as though the local law enforcement didn’t look too kindly on the revolutionist ideals of the clientele. I’m also going to add to this by boarding up the windows and doors, this should add to the story of the building but also lets me have some LOS blocking terrain.

I’m still deciding whether these shold be the same colour as the rest of the terrain or something more in line with the character I’m trying to portray, would love to hear what you think?

Deadzone – Antenocitis Workshop Extras!

I decided to get some Antenocitis Workshop products to continue in my efforts to add a bit more character to the Deadzone Board, and it’s looking really good…

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I added a couple of the supports from the Deadzone terrain sprues to the backs of the billboards so they would be freestanding, this means I’ll be able to shift them about between games 🙂

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These are primarily to add a bit more to some of the buildings and for a couple of more scenic buildings I have in mind


As I had already added some pasted on posters I wanted to add some more ‘official’ advertising areas


These are going to be used to add a bit more cover

Antenocitis-7And finally some vending machines, a couple for the extra buildings I mentioned earlier, and the others just to scatter about 🙂

Overall I’m really impressed with the quality of this stuff. It only really needs some minor filing and a quick wash and it’s ready to go. Will definately be keeping my eye on Antenocitis Workshop 🙂

Deadzone – Signs & Posters!


Over the weekend I decided to try something a wee bit different to add a little extra character to the Deadzone terrain, signposts and posters 🙂

The posters have I had not seen done before(until this weekend that is, when a few images were spotted on the Containment Protocol facebook page) I wanted to supply a wee bit of knowledge as to how to do it. First things first you need some images, I scoured the web looking for appropriate designs and cam up with a fair amount…

PostersThese will keep me going for a wee while 🙂

I know there is also a fantastic resource on the aforementioned facebook page in the files section (Kudos to Mr Patterson for those :)), in the form of a pdf filled to the brim with great designs.

Once these have been scaled and printed they were carefully cut out in preparation for applying. Before sticking them on I distressed them a little by either scrunching them up then flattening again or by tearing small sections from around the edges. To stick them on I gave it the old dry run, figuring out where a poster would go before any stickiness was applied. Once I had found the right location I affixed them in a paper mache style. I got a small tub and mixed some pva with water, at least 4 parts water to 1 part pva, dipped the poster in and scraped off any excess liquid. This was then applied to the area I wanted it and smoothed down, then left to dry. Here’s how they look…

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The next thing I wanted to try out was some signs, primarily to add that touch of character I was talking about but also to give a few extra pieces of cover. These where made from a thing sheet of plasticard, some plastic tubing and the similar printouts to the posters. I started by cutting out and measuring the poster bits and cutting a section of plasticard to the same size. I then cut two or one(depending on the size of the sign) sections of plastic tubing out and glued these to the backs of the section of plasticard, making sure they were level at the bottom. The next bit to make was the base, I cut another section of plasticard this time winging it on the size but just making sure it was roughly the same length as the sign but deeper. Once cut I glued the sign to this. Once dry I then applied a coat of GW Astrogranite over the base to give it some texture.

Once all of that was dry it was onto painting them. I undercoated the whole thing black and used the following paints for each section:

Sign: Drybrush of Warplock bronze

Drybrush of Leadbelcher

Agrax Earthshade wash

Base: Coat of Mechanicus Standard Grey

Drybrush of Codex Grey

Drybrush of Fortress Grey

Drybrush of Terminatus Stone

Coat of extremely watered down Dryad Bark

I left all that to dry and then aplied the sign decal in exactly the same fashion as the posters, with watered down pva glue. Then applied a wee bit of weathering by adding some scrapes with Warplock Bronze and a few very light drybrushes of a 1:1 mix of Dryad Bark and XV-88, and another few light drybrushes of Mechanicus Standard grey, here and there. That all gave me these…

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