For a while now I’ve had a few homemade ruined 40k buildings to litter the battle field, mostly designed to either block line of sight, or to give a vertical aspect of the game. Both of which were needed during the recent campaign of death that my Astra Militarum boys faced against the Orks.
The buildings fit perfectly into the apocalyptic battlefield but they do bring large swathes of greyness to the table. That combined with the fact two of my armies are grey (Necrons and Grey Knights), I decided to add a bit of colour with some tiny war propaganda posters.
This is the problem I faced:
However a quick Google search for “40K propaganda posters”, and variants thereof, combined with a few minutes in Photoshop I came up with a printed sheet of tiny pro-war pictures. Please note I don’t take credit for these images, they’re 99% the work of others.
I had several sheets of full A4 labels, so I printed on them and then hit the sheets with a blast of sealant. After it was dried I applied them individual to the buildings and covered the corners with a few dabs of superglue. To get a bit of roughness and to hopefully help age the images, I hacked at them for a bit with the back of my knife.
This ‘roughing up’ worked well as I then splashed some washes on the images and it got into the new crevasses and generally weathered the pictures.
Now my ruins have a bit of war-torn colour added to them. Not bad for an evenings work in front of the box too.
Keep an eye out for them in coming battle reports.