Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Terrain Work in progress WIP

Nothing finished as yet. I just could not get up the shed yesterday to do anything. I can hear you all playing very tiny violins! So at present this is unfinished.

My Sci fi "Moon Boards had suffered due to a number of reasons. So I decided to update them.
 I did decide to turn them into a crater infested desert. So I first painted them cream. the top 2 pics show them after 1 coat. But 1 coat of paint was simply not sufficient. So over the bank holiday weekend I painted a second coat.
 As you can see the board on the right has had a second coat and is now dry. The board on the left just one coat and ready this day for a second.

each board as long term readers will already know is 2' by 4'. So they are not all that small and yield a 4' square area.

If you are a new reader you will not have seen them as I do not use them very much which I thought was a shame.




2 coats on both boards. But still I was not happy. They needed to be darker and show a greater level of contrast.












 So on the Bank holiday Monday I went to the local DIY store and promptly bought the wrong shade! It is of course too dark!

Consiquently I repainted the boards again, only to realise when they dried. that they were too dark. Woops

So the dry brushing started! I added about equal amounts of cream paint to the brown and applied the first coat.





 All went well and I got another good nights sleep. Let's have no false modesty the boards did took good.












So yesterday I applied (despite the thunder storms) a lighter dry brush. And it has made a difference the boards have improved again.

I am now happy with the boards. Does That mean I am finished.... of course not! But I am currently on a pause




I have started 4 extra craters 3 hills ( a large a medium and you guessed it, a small) as well as 3 rock spires.  As well as some blue crystal areas. Additionally I have given thoughts to what buildings might be like. Do not tell me that this or that company make good buildings. While I am sure they do I want something less generic that every player has and having a degree in Architecture I feel I can design some buildings that will be more appealing to the terrain.  I already have ideas and will attempt to bring the ideas to fruition. in the next few weeks or months. So say nothing about buildings as what suits us in this century may  not on a different world in the next.

Additionally I shall restart my 15mm sci fi. Which I have always loved but just could not play at a club level due to any number of reasons, until lately! The next stage for me is to repaint the bases of the figures I already have to match this terrain. I did look at repainting all the figures as well but have decided to compromise and just do the bases as it will be quicker.

So as far as I am concerned 15mm Sci Fi is a GO! once more



18 comments:

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    1. Thank you Michael. Aiming for better than before and while you can't see it I am slowly getting there as well (which is a surprise to me!)

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  2. Your board looks really good now. I look forward to seeing you play some games on it.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. They are still a work in progress. But at least 1/2 done .... unless I can think of something else to muck up!

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  3. They look excellent, Clint. Truly excellent.

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    1. Thanks Blax. I have 2 more boards planned (each 2'x2') on which I shall have a place for buildings. One of the carcases of the boards is also finished so it should not take long. (who am I kidding)

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  4. The boards look great Clint, what you have planned sounds interesting, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing the buildings you come up with, hope the momentum continues on this project mate

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    1. Thank you Dave. Paining and basing some of your crystals at the moment. May have to get some shrooms as well as I like the Idea of a 15mm shroom wood/forest!

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    2. nice, I made the giant shrooms stackable for that purpose in 28 mm, the smaller shrooms will easily do that for 15 mm

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    3. I was thinking of the Plague shrooms primarily but I will wait and see what they look like next to a 15mm figure.

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    1. Thank you Lee. It is a shame the Rejects would scoff at the idea of Sci Fi games or else I would suggest another trip to the shed of war.

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  6. I remember when these were your banner photograph - great re-use of these boards.

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    1. thank you Joe. I suspect they will work far better at 15mm than 28mm. yes you are right they were a large part of the banner for the blog.

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  7. Great re-work and save, they would work great with some projects I'm doing, giving me something to think about!

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    1. Thanks Don. WE all need things to think about....... well at least I do. I hope you can gain some inspiration from this even if not fully ten partially.

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  8. Really nice boards mate, they look the business

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    1. Thanks Andy. Struggling to get my act together today!!!

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