Entry #12 - "Scum of the Universe" [link]
Entry #13 - "Tamsin To The Rescue", my Snowlord's Peak vignette [link]
I thought I might include some WIP pics here of the island:
Base covered with a mix of filler (spackle), PVA glue and paint (black and German Uniform):
Water colour base coat applied (Dark sea Blue):
Sand base coat (Yellow Ochre) and water highlight (Blue Green); rocks painted and highlighted (various greys and greens):
Palm trees fixed in place, sand added, stained dried herbs added around base of palms; everything sealed with PVA:
Preparing to add water effects - masking tape around terrain base and a bead of water effects added to create a seal:
The morning after adding Vallejo "Still water" (coloured with a 1:2 mix of Dark Sea Blue and Blue Green):
Masking tape peeled away; horrible meniscus:
It was at this stage that I discovered that the cured "Still Water" had a consistency like rubber which proved rather resistant to being trimmed with a knife. I resorted to scissors. This was also where I discovered that the wavy edges made trimming with scissors awkward - chunks at the edge ended up being torn away and in a few places it lifted at the edges.
I had to add a bit more water effect to "glue" the lifted areas down and some more on top and around the torn chunks to try to hide them. That wasn't a complete success, although it did look much better. It also meant another overnight wait before I could move on to the next step.
First application of gloss Mod Podge to add wave texture. A applied a fairly heavy coat all over the water and "rippled" it with blasts of air from my airbrush..
I left that overnight to dry, then added some more defined waves yesterday morning. They had cured by the afternoon, so I added white froth by stippling some of my snow texture mix on them.
It will probably be a good few days before I have another submission, but it's going to be a biggie. I expect you will see quite a few WIP pics as it progresses.