Sunday, 4 August 2013

Paint it BROWN!!!!!

Yes I am aware that I have over painted the whole board with a brown paint. It was a deliberate act as some cement was accidently sprinkled (not by me but what can you do) on it and was refusing to shift easily. I like to think of it as a positive step though and not a negative. Now that it is all painted with brown acrylic paint (the type you can get at "The Works" 2 for £5) the board is sealed and should any further mishaps take place should be easier to deal with.  Although it is patchy on the grass, this will get a coat or two of green so not to worry at this stage.

So having gotten past the fact that I am re-painting what has changed. Well in the second picture you can clearly see the stepping stones which cross the water edge and link the board to the river. Each one is large enough to carry a 28mm figure.These were simple pieces of slate that some people use in there gardens between flowers to discourage weeds. I managed to pick them up from the gutter following that big storm we had last week having been washed out of their respective front gardens. Waste not want not! I looked high and low but could not find any Araldite so have settled for Evostick Impact adhesive to fix them in place. Let's be blunt once the varnish is around them they should not move, not even a smidgen!.

It is a shame that the layers of paint have started to texture the bottom of the river bed, but I feel confident that pouring the varnish and not brushing it will hide those very nicely. As pouring the Varnish was always the plan this is of little real consequence. In other words I'll BODGE it!

The last two pictures show the subterranean temple entrance. I have kept it crude and unsophisticated simply to reflect the primitive nature that I wish this pulp set of villains to portray. It is not meant in any way to reflect the craftsmanship of other cultures around the world, but merely a piece of set dressing. Some of the plaster I was using has gotten onto the face of the temple, but I can live with that. and I don't think it detracts too much from the idea. Or maybe they need a few work slaves to chisel this off and get a better temple. the last slaves having died and been eaten. Who know!

So at this stage I feel that all the major construction has been completed. Which means that I should be able to start painting it up to a finished level hopefully by the end of the week. I will change the doorways to the huts, but not the roofs again that is something I will try to get done this week as well. So by Next Saturday I can show how the board has progressed.

I hope to do my next blog post on Tuesday. So until then take care and enjoy what's left of the weekend. Best wishes Clint.



18 comments:

  1. Looks...brown! :D

    Will the entrance to the temple be "caved in" or just painted black as in "available to enter"? :)

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    1. It will just be painted black. It only has to be recognisable as being an entrance after all.

      Just came back indoors from having painted the cliff. Toy can see it so much more clearly now.

      Thank you Mathyoo.

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  2. Hmmm coming along nicely. You're right is is very brown.

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    1. Brown this morning, but after lunch I'll add some more colours. Maybe do the water now the stepping stones are in place.

      Thank you Irqan

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  3. Oh dear silver lining and all that jazz.

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    1. I hear what you are saying. Having painted the cliff it already looks better. Maybe do the water again after lunch.

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    2. Its amazing how a simple accident can end up in something far better. Could old burnt Umber eh! looks good

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  4. That was quite a huge step to take, but as you say it'll all work out in the end.
    The first photo looks like the cliff came from some kid's toy kit, but the browning has had quite a dramatic effect on the temple entrance, for the better I'd say.
    When I put together models, I rarely worry about blemishes, brush strokes, bits of glue and other crap stuck to it and I tend to make features out of them.
    The riverbed brush strokes, really give it texture, which will all add to it. Some sandy/muddy colours to the riverbed before the varnish will really bring it to life.
    One step forward etc.

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    1. Since those Pictures I have re-painted the cliff and the stepping stones, as well as adding the first two colours to the river and already it looks so much better than before. Painting everything Brown was only a little bit brave I knew I had to do it so it was just a case of getting on with it.

      Thanks Jo many words of wisdom there.

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  5. Drastic but it works out in the end old boy!

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    1. Trust me it has been worth it. I'll probably do an update in the next few days to show how far it has come since the Brown stage. It really has leapt forward now. If I pushed it I might have it done by club on Sunday.

      Thanks for the input Fran.

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  6. Like you said the varnish will cover...keep up the good work.

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    1. As mentioned above it has progressed since this morning (and I only got paint on 1 Shirt.... opps). Varnish will be done at the end of the week or early next week most likely so we should know pretty soon if it will work.

      I appreciate the comment ET.

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  7. What a pain in the arse mate but there are times that it actually helps. Looking forward to the new and improved board.

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    1. Not really so much of a pain. It's happened and that's it. Dealt with it and moved on. If when you are making something you think it will all go your own way then that is unrealistic. Better to just accept it and move past the problem.

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  8. I'm taking a short break from painting my last three Pulp figures for a competition and I saw your title and had to find out what you were on about.

    You poor thing, this is giving you fits isn't it. I think it's going to be grand when your done. I'm curious to know what kind of highjinks go on behind that temple door :)

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    1. Thanks Anne but no real problems just a little set back all dealt with now.

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