I have yet to finish painting this. Got a lot of work to go on the soil as well as detail on the cylinder.
I like the official version of the cylinder, except the crater just isn’t big enough for my liking. Even my version of the crater is on the small side compared to the description in the original story (the sides were large enough to conceal a lot of the house that the hero and the preacher were hiding in). In fact, the hero needed a rope to get to the bottom of the crater to examine the cylinder.
If anyone is interested, the crater is made from mdf (basing), styrofoam, foil and plaster. It’s pretty light. The cylinder is a bit of cut-off pvc pipe with cardboard pasted to the outside, a button in the centre and I cared the grooves into a circular bit of mdf with a scalpel.
I have yet to add some more debris, and of course the first bits of the accursed red weed 🙂
That depends on how you interpret the cylinder’s landing. Some see it as the cylinder striking the ground like a bullet would strike a man, straight into the ground. Others see it as skidding along the ground until stopping.