Warmill MDF/Acrylic Terrain
Avaliable from: http://www.warmill.co.uk
I'm not sure where I first saw it, but when I did I knew I had to have it. I think I saw a preview picture a couple of weeks before it was released and I kept bugging them until I could order it!
When I saw the Satlink it instantly invoked invoked an image of a lone colony outpost, or military installation, that needed a high-powered communications array. A great objective and terrain piece.
It also reminded me of bases that you fight over in the video game Planetside 2 (which, while i'm not very good at, is a lot of fun and a great online sci-fi military game).
|Image from the Warmill website|
The kit arrived promptly and in a small cardboard box with very nice picture of the item on the outside. Inside, nicely packed, was a (very helpful) instruction sheet, two sheets of laser cut MDF sheets and a bag with the acrylic pieces in it. It's a very professional packaging and presentation.
|What comes in the box|
|The acrylic pieces. Don't forget to remove the paper backing!|
I was also impressed with all the pieces! This kit was well designed, but it is still a challenging kit. On a scale of 1 to 10, i'd probably put it around 8. It's not terribly complicated, but there are a lot of opportunities to break fragile pieces and many of the steps require almost absolute precision on the previous steps to properly align.
|Detail of the etching.|
The keyword for this kit is DRY FIT! Seriously though, I'd dry fit everything two or three times to a) make sure it was the right piece b) make sure that everything fit together the right way or if I should be doing it in a different order c) to see if there was any cleaning I needed to do of the edges.
|Completed pieces before painting and attaching the acrylic.|
It's nice how the base is separate from the antenna. It makes it easier to store, and if you wanted to mount the base to a larger MDF base you could without having to have the antenna always attached.
While designed for 28mm, I think it works perfectly for 15mm: (I think it actually scales better!)
|Scale with a GZG Spacesuit guy on a US Penny|
I plan on painting it tomorrow. Something really easy, I will spray it a grey color, wash it with strong tone from Army Painter and drybrush. I want it to have a "used" and "in-the-elements" look to it.
After I paint it I will glue on the acrylic panels. I'll probably use white glue since I don't want the super glue to fog it up.
I hope you liked this review! If you have the skill I would definitely recommend this kit for your 15mm battlefield!