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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.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Desert Terrain Day 03

I was feeling a bit under the weather at the beginning of the week so didn't do any more work on Monday or Tuesday. And I forgot to take pics last night (not that there would have been much to see). I had finished shaping the hills with the hot-wire cutter, glued them onto ePVC bases then I made a quick pass with the cutter to blend the edges to meet the base. Today I took the hills to work and sanded them during my lunch break.

This evening I did some work on the field, plantation and dunes bases. I started off using Milliput but realised I wouldn't have enough and it probably wasn't ideal. So I switched to Das air-drying clay.

Here's a pic of everything so far:



After work I made a trip to 4D Modelshop to buy some more ePVC sheets - I'll be cutting a base for the "impassable" terrain piece to go on and also cutting some strips for roads and rivers..I also picked up a Foam Factory 2-in-1 hot-wire kit which includes a cutter/router and a hot-knife. The former will be the most useful as it gives a larger "throat" for cutting and sculpting.

5 comments:

  1. Tamsin, I found that air drying clay lifted at the edges while drying, causing a warping of the board edge. Does ePVC help avoid that?

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  2. Sorry to hear that you've not been on top form, looks like you are getting back on track now.

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  3. I have experienced the same trouble with air-drying clay as Norm. I usually model something separately, then have to glue it to a base and fill gaps. Very long winded.

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  4. @ Norm - yup, I'd forgotten that. When I saw your comment yesterday I checked and they'd warped. I have been able to recover them though :)

    @ Michael A - thanks! :)

    @ Jon - that's what I've ended up doing with the dunes; for the field and plantation ditches I've got an idea... :)

    @ Ray - cheers! :)

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