Cryx Pump House

I was supposed to do terrain for the Crossroads of Courage, but got distracted by a plastic blister after picking up an X-Wing model last weekend.

I figured it would make a good bunker or shed, and finally landed on the pump house idea.

The blister contained one of the new ARC-170 models.  Its ribbed structure made me want to see it as a sheet metal building in the Iron Kingdoms.

The blister contained one of the new ARC-170 models. Its ribbed structure made me want to see it as a sheet metal building in the Iron Kingdoms.

My current choice for terrain sculpting, the spackle would become the crater it was always meant to be.

My current choice for terrain sculpting, the spackle would become the crater it was always meant to be.

Placed on a wooden plank, the blister and crater were primed with rattle can primer.  The base was cut from 1/4 inches ply, and the edges were beveled.

Placed on a wooden plank, the blister and crater were primed with rattle can primer. The base was cut from 1/4 inches ply, and the edges were beveled.

Corrugated cardboard holds the secret to the perfect copper roof.  Simply peel apart, then shave the extra material with a hobby blade.

Corrugated cardboard holds the secret to the perfect copper roof. Simply peel apart, then shave the extra material with a hobby blade.

Here is the prepped roof.  I left some of the fuzz on the cardboard because it was going to be old and crusty anyway...and I was getting tired.

Here is the prepped roof. I left some of the fuzz on the cardboard because it was going to be old and crusty anyway…and I was getting tired.

Cookies aren't necessary,  but a pleasant reprieve from the hard world of world building.  These were coffee and Chili M&M cookies.

Cookies aren’t necessary, but a pleasant reprieve from the hard world of world building. These were coffee and Chili M&M cookies.

Roof added, glued, primed and held in place with a rubber band.

Roof added, glued, primed and held in place with a rubber band.

A straw will become the discharge pipe. It is one of those means for smoothies.  Also, I poured the first layer of h2o, dropping some green and yellow paint into the mix.

A straw will become the discharge pipe. It is one of those means for smoothies. Also, I poured the first layer of h2o, dropping some green and yellow paint into the mix.

Adding a bit of dish soap and blowing bubbles created a nasty white foamy effect.

Adding a bit of dish soap and blowing bubbles created a nasty white foamy effect.

The pond received another layer of h2o mix, as well as another layer of green.  I constructed a box for the pipe out of hobby wood (not base, but a close approximation).

The pond received another layer of h2o mix, as well as another layer of green. I constructed a box for the pipe out of hobby wood (not base, but a close approximation).

Painting and trying to create the corrosion effects.  The roof took a layer of bronze, then several shades of muted grey green to give a deep corroded copper effect.  The wall's took hull red, natural and oily steel and more hull red. I attached a piece of plastic from a grocery bags, then dripped glue and paint down the tape to give the illusion of a steady thin stream of yuk coming from the pipe.

Painting and trying to create the corrosion effects. The roof took a layer of bronze, then several shades of muted grey green to give a deep corroded copper effect. The wall’s took hull red, natural and oily steel and more hull red. I attached a piece of plastic from a grocery bags, then dripped glue and paint down the tape to give the illusion of a steady thin stream of yuk coming from the pipe.

I built a door from hobby wood. Cut a handle from a pipe, and flocked.

I built a door from hobby wood. Cut a handle from a pipe, and flocked.

I almost called it done, but wet the whole flocking with a oil earth wash from Vallejo.  It made the whole thing seem dark, polluted and sticky dirty.

I almost called it done, but wet the whole flocking with a oil earth wash from Vallejo. It made the whole thing seem dark, polluted and sticky dirty.

Really pleased with the result.

Really pleased with the result.

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My thoughts are that the building will be an obstruction, and the green bile pool will serve as an acid pool. No swimming unless you’re wearing your acid proof wet suit.