I shall start with a quick explanation. With this 7TV project I shall label each update first with the board number and then with each update in order of progress. So Update 1.1 is board 1 update 1. While Update 0.6 is the 6th update based on the concept and other items which don't require actual terrain manufacture.
Until Friday night this was the work area I was allowed to use, because my brother in law had been using the garage to store his car. Initially he told me he need ed the space to repair the car. 2 years (well that is an exaggeration 22 months 17 days to be precise) later he finally came and fixed the car, it actually took him a total of 7 hours to make all the repairs to get it to pass an MOT. SO I am pretty p*ssed off that it took him so long to actually get round to it. Still relatives what can you do. Elbow room at last!
This is the area I can now use. As you can see there is an inspection pit in the middle of the floor. Which is actually a curse, twice now people have asked to borrow the garage and then inconvenience me by leaving things for a really long time. I feel they have taken advantage of my good nature. This being the case I am now going to build work benches across the far wall which should make the space too narrow to get cars in (and open their doors). This being the case I will get t use the full area for my hobby and not as a junk storage area until others finally decide to get round to fixing their car. From now on they can do it on their drive or in the street.
Ok Rant over. This is the start of the first board. You may remember the thumb-nail sketch I showed of how I wanted it to come out a few weeks ago. Well I have not been idle. Working on a 15mm chipboard base I have attached a 6mm mdf back to create the height of the first cliff. It is glued and screwed together for strength and rigidity.
I then layered polystyrene insulation to give the cliff the desired shape. And added a slightly raised main battle area. You can see on the end the wooden blocks I and screwed and glued it to to create a firm junction between the chip board and the mdf. Using bandages dipped in plaster I then draped the cliff to cover any gaps and holes. This will make the next stage easier (I hope). It will also mean that I can use fell materials.
The observant will not that there are two small openings cut into the back board high up on the cliff. I can foresee two possibilities for these holes. Option one, is that they are the lairs of something adversarial, more of that when I get round to writing background and painting figures. Option 2 is that they may allow egress onto another board! Although that is not currently the plan.
Well that is today's update. It has been slow progress so far, and no doubt will continue to crawl along, but it is progress none the less. That's it for today. I shall post again on Tuesday. Until then take care and talk to you soon. All the best Clint