The asteroids themselves on the paint table:
I decided to go with separate bases on which I placed loose stands of asteroids. The idea is that the bases mark the extent of the Asteroid Field, so the individual stands are free to be (re)moved to accomodate the passage of spaceships. I will be doing the same for the Gas-/Dust Clouds.And in time with the Warp Rift as well.
The bases are plasticard, primed black and airbrushed with stars and nebulae. The same was done for the bases. The asteroids themselves are lava stones, pinned to bases or to each other, to give an effect of floating rocks. they were quickly airbrushed in cold rocky grey colours.
And here they are on my game mat:
The Heavy Transport Vessel "Pride of Ran Lo" "threads the needle" a.k.a. navigates the asteroid fields surrounding the Ecclesiarchy Orbital Convent (Space Station) "Call of Faith" as Defense Monitors close in to make a visual identification:
My mates have confirmed they are still dedicated to starting a BFG campaign this year, so the next project from me will be either planets and moons or dust clouds. I hope to replace all my existing BFG terrain for a full set that matches my current skills, giving us two tables worth of terrain. One with a more... "classic" look, and a modern "hi-def" one.
See you next time, and good hunting, Captains!