Firstly, I apologize for the lapse in posts. A combination of new career opportunities and germ onslaughts (having a child in daycare might as well be germ warfare for the old immune system) have left me with little time or energy. The first step to resolving that is this post.
While little time has been available to focus on the hobby, that has not precluded the mindless internet searches that occur while decompressing at the end of the day.
Interesting among this was some discoveries of non-GW related terrain options. GW makes some wonderful terrain, or at least some wonderful components that can be turned into wonderful terrain.
With some large terrain projects in various stages I began to think more on the possibilities of non-ruins and non-gothic and was curious as to what I could find by digging the old Perhensile Dataspike into the internet.
Perhaps these are well known sites, or perhaps well known in parts of the world. Regardless I though it prudent to share these discoveries just in case:
http://pardulon-models.com/en/ has some very neat options for shanty towns that could work well for Orks, hive gangs, nomads, or wasteland citizens trying to live outside the Imperium. Equally as interesting is their selection of civilian and cargo-related vehicles. These strike me obsessive compulsive side due to my curiosity of how to sustain an Imperial Guard formation without simple trucks!
http://www.tcminiatures.co.uk/ looks to be the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign that I wish I discovered long ago. Playing on the design aesthetics (and many other similar concepts) of the Fallout universe they have some truly colourful alternatives to gothic ruins. Although there are few terrain pieces on their website there are a few, and what they do carry seems to offer the possibility of having something unique and characterful on a terrain board.
Finally we have http://ainstycastings.co.uk/ . There really is a lot on this website to speak to any taste Sigmar and 40K (and likely many other types of games and RPGs). Although there is a lot of neat stuff on the website I seem to be eyeing the Flameblade Compound http://ainstycastings.co.uk/product_info.php/cPath/56/products_id/577/osCsid/6b2e6326c722930878045ac1ce337727 .
If anyone out there knows if Flameblade is just an interesting name or part of some gaming system I am unfamiliar with, please let me know!
That is all for now. We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming in the coming days.