I love the idea for using the warriors of chaos shield.
Thanks! I actually got into Warhammer Fantasy by kitbashing the Warriors of Chaos models with Chaos Space Marines-- I have quite a few Chaos Space Marines with Warriors of Chaos swords, axes, maces, and shields. Back at the start of 4th Edition, the Chaos Space Marine box came with enough bolt pistols and close combat weapons to arm six models with close combat weapons, but not all eight the box came with. Since the squads had to have matching weapons at the time and couldn't have a bolter, bolt pistol, AND a close combat weapon, kitbashing the Warriors of Chaos box provided a convenient solution to the problem by providing everything needed that wasn't in the Chaos Space Marine box at the time. Eventually, I realized I had so many Warriors of Chaos bodies sitting around that I might as well put an army together.
I decided to tackle some of the terrain I have sitting around-- I have a couple large boxes of unfinished terrain, and I typically can knock out a piece in one sitting. I intentionally paint terrain a little "loosely" and weather the hell out of it so that it accentuates the models standing in and around it. After all, you don't want the table to be more interesting than your army that's fighting on it! The new Special Effects paints from GW make painting terrain this way a breeze... airbrush the base colors on, slop some Special Effects paint on, and dot in the little details, and you're basically done.
This particular piece is a (very ruined!) pumping station made from extras left over from a Manufactorum set. I had combined two Manufactorum kits to make a larger piece, so I had some stuff left over. The baseboard on this piece is about 6'' x 4'' though, so it's large enough to actually matter on the table as a small piece rather than simply be table dressing. A given GW building kit (any of 'em--the Manufactorum, Sanctum Imperialis, or Basilica Administratum) should easily make at least three of these. This piece will feature in an article I'm working on for Talk Wargaming about cost-effective, quality terrain (and rip major events who use "the cost" as an excuse for having bare tables) soon, so stay tuned for that!
And a Space Marine for scale.