Ok B&C I need some help/inspiration.....
I've got three ironclad dreads that will make up a dreadnought talon for my boarding force (using the siege assault rules); one will be a siege dread and the other two will be ironclad dreads.
The problem I have is how to base them, as with the larger dreadnought bases, there greater space and scope for more interesting bases. I could just base them on old diamond tread plate but it's boring and a waste of the opportunity.
At the moment I have these:
Both bases are OK on their own, but they don't exactly go together and I want to theme the bases since the dreads are a talon and would deploy together.
I've come up with the idea that the talon has advanced down a corridor to an inner door, on the far side is a balcony and stairs that lead to a large area - possibly a command deck/muster point/other large area. Once they reach the door, since it's too small one dread will have cut round it. Another dread will have advanced through the hole and down the stairs. The third dread will be bringing up the rear so still in the corridor.
So I have three areas/ideas in this scenario:
A - in the corridor, might have a wall on the base that has a dreadnought sized hole on it to tie in with the others
B - on the balcony on the other side of the hole, probably standing on the cut section of bulkhead with the door in it. The wall the door was cut from can alos be on the base behind the model. Lastly a step modelled as the first of the flight of steps to tie to the next base.
C - lastly the lead dreadnought that has advanced down the stairs and is either mid flight or at the base, I think at the base would look better.
I am thinking that similarity of material and colouring will pull the bases together as well.
I scribbled this to show what I mean:
So here's where I need the help. If you have seen any images or have any ideas for theming the dread bases in a space hulk/boarding action stylie I need to see/read it cos I'm all out.