Aeronautica Imperialis fever has hit the BoLS crew. While I’m waiting for the Ork squadrons (or skwadrons for you purists) to arrive from Frogeworld, I thought I’d give my orks a place to land when they arrive. The design was pretty easy, I went with an old WWI style aerodrome (air base) as it seemed to fit the ork’s style. I kept it pretty simple, a runway, control tower and a couple of hangars. Construction took about 2 hours not including painting and drying.
The runway was the easiest, so we can start there. I cut a 12″ x 3″ section of plasticard. I sanded down the edges to give it a gentle slope, then scuffed up the surface to give the texture something to adhere to.
I then textured the top with some carpenter’s wood filler. I made it pretty smooth, then let it dry for a minute or two. I then came back and roughed it up a bit. Giving the top a few minutes to dry let it ‘crackle’ a little as I re-textured it.
I then covered it in a dark grey paint, followed by a lighter grey and finally a white drybrushing. The runway markings were done with Citadel’s foundation Iyanden Darksun paint.
Once the glue has dried, you can remove the tape and you are left with the two pieces of plasticard that have been laminated together in the same shape as the cup. It is a great way to make curves, and they keep their form very well. Trace the semicircular front and rear onto some plasticard and cut them out.
And they you have it. Your very own ork aerodrome. Now I only need to wait the 6 months for forgeworld to ship to planes 🙁