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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

WIP: Terrain Pieces for FoG #2

I've made some progress on the terrain pieces. After posting last night I added the tallus, gravel and sand in patches on all of the pieces (forgot to take a pic).

Today I completed the following stages:

Basecoat (B&Q "Cocoa Bean" matt emulsion)



I ran out with a couple of pieces to go, but I was heading out to where B&Q is anyway, so I was able to pick up some more.

Heavy dry-brush (B&Q "Slate Grey" matt emulsion)



Light dry-brush (B&Q "Cool Grey" matt emulsion)



I'll probably do the flocking later this evening, leaving a sealing coat of PVA to do tomorrow.


I had hoped to do the matt varnish spray of my Sarmatians, but it was raining so I couldn't open my windows up. Hopefully it will be dry tomorrow morning so that I can get it done then.


14 comments:

  1. Looking good.. can't wait to see the final articles. Time to explore the local poundland i think

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  2. Can't wait to see thes e flocked. They are going to look awesome. Fantastic work Tamsin.

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  3. I've seen those foam board packs so many times in Poundland but couldn't think of any practical use for them. How wrong was I!!

    Thanks for this Tamsin!

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  4. How clever! I've never seen terrain made from foam board before. With the coats of PVA, does the the foam stiffen or do they stay flexible?

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  5. Pound shops are well worth a browse - good source for cheap materials for making stuff.

    I had seen foam sheets like these used before, to provide contours for a terrain board someone was making up.

    The foam seems flexible where it is just paint, PVA and flock but it has stiffened where there is gravel. Nice and lightweight though :)

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  6. I must take a look at my local dollar shop. I know they have real cheap low quality paints. (I use them far to often) but lets see what else they have

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  7. Looking good, Tamsin! A great improvement on the original Telly-tubby colour scheme ;)

    Do you find the foam stays flat after painting and PVA-ing, or does it warp?

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  8. I will add to the looking good comments, also looking forward to the finished article. I too may well be heading off to Poundland

    Ian

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  9. The terrain pieces look great. Can't wait to see them finished.

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  10. They look excellent Tamsin, a very well done little project!!

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  11. Great looking terrain Tamsin I look forward to seeing it in play !

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  12. @all - thanks for the comments.

    @Rosbif - there is some warpage, but I should be able to correct that by painting/PVAing the underside once the flock has been sealed.

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  13. Nice bit of terrain building. I have to agree, pound shops are a wargamer's friend. I always end up buying something for the store cupboard when I go in one.

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