Thursday, 13 March 2014

Desert Board Update

just a quick update as I wait for paint to dry. I am now at the stage where I just have to wait for them to dry and them dry brush them with a couple of lighter tones and they I can plant the trees.

I will attempt the dry brushing later today once this yellow top coat is dry. Assuming I can dry brush them ok later I will then need to lighten the walls to make them stand out a little more. Then that will be the painting done. So less than an hours work for that.

At that stage I will plant the trees. I want to add 6 trees to each board. These will be palm trees that I have bought from China via eBay. They will simply fit into holes I have yet to drill. At that stage the boards will just about be done.

There you go a very quick update today. Maybe another one tomorrow I'll have to wait and see.

So until then take care and hope to see you soon.

All the best Clint


12 comments:

  1. Great progress!
    Perhaps you'd consider putting trees on separate tiny bases. It won't look as cool, but it would help with modularity?

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    1. You know I had not even considered this. I will not get them done by Sunday though but I think it is a better idea so it might be worth the wait. Thank you Mathyoo.

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  2. Good Progress and Mathyoo's suggestion is quite a good one or alternatively have hole caps to cover the holes so you can remove the trees etc

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    1. Thank you Simon As motioned above I had not even thought of this. It will take longer for me to do..... but I think it's worth while.

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  3. It's looking good so far, Clint. Both suggestions for what to do with your trees are good. If you keep the trees separate from your boards when you're not using the boards it will make storage of the boards much easier. Flat, featureless boards are far easier to store away than those with terrain features, like trees on them. It's something you should consider.

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    1. I agree both solutions have merit. Thank you Bryan.

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  4. Clint
    Looks good - I like the mobile tree idea (shades of MacBeth). There needs to be camels.
    Cheers, PD

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    1. There will be camels (and goats by the way). Thank you Peter. I have a night to think about any solution so no need to rush it.

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  5. All good progress Clint, looking forward to the finished article upon which we'll see camels (with or without goat riders) and heroic camels lolloping over the desert.

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