Actual presents included an MP3 player, converter to play it in the tape deck in the car, chocolates and fragrances. But more importantly, I got PACKAGING! 🙂
This clear plastic can either be used for windows, or cut and painted to make any flat surface. If I was still making Epic Scale scenery, it might make the basis for a building.
This walnut whip packing is far too flimsy to use as-is, but I’ve got some ideas for padding the insides to firm it up. I’m currently considering paper mache, or a sand/PVA mix. I’m not sure yet what to build from it, but it will be used for something!
Now this, I have ideas for! Turned upside down, it will make a fine building. The base has a 2-3mm recess, about an inch in, and I may build a second storey on it. Quick spray of rough-coat, paint it up, add a few doors/windows/etc, should be a nice centerpiece to fight over!
EDIT: New idea for Quality scenery!
Current though is to make it an Imperial Bastion, taken by Orks.
The more observant of you may have noticed that in the last photo, Barry has a new Staff! Well, it’s the same old cocktail stick, but I’ve been promising him that I’d paint it up in Inch-markers for years. Now that 40k-6th allows pre-measuring, I have no need to sneak a measuring stick onto the battlefield, and so can keep him on the workbench for scaling models!