I wanted to make some more "Moon" boards for 15mm sci fi. (well any scale sci fi really!) That being the case I have started! Long time followers will no doubt recall the process.
Here is a quick walk through of how it is made.
Firstly you need a board of the right size. My other boards are 2'x4' so these will be 2'x2' It will offer a great deal od variety that way.
|Starting the Craters|
Next build up SEVERAL(3-4) layers of tape. These will go from the inside to the outside. They need to be firmly "squished" down in the centre and at he edges. They also need to leave a hollow triangle section which make up the slopes of the crater. Just look at the picture and see what I mean. Right you understand now! (I hope)
|Keep going it takes a while!|
It takes much longer than you think and you will use up LOADS of masking tape. Luckily "Poundland" currently has 4 rolls for £1. So if there is one local get it there. I use masking tape you 2 reasons. Firstly the Cost. It's cheap. Secondly it has a mat textured back and that makes it easier to attaché the sand to! Feel free to use something else and if It works better let me know. Currently I know Masking tape works and it's cheap and that is why I use it.
|Do all the craters|
It's common sense but do all the craters at one time. Yes it is boring and time consuming but I know this way works and I also know that other than the wood (which does cost a bit) works out cheaply. It really does, materials costs were less than £1 for 2 boards each measuring 2' x2'. And lets be honest that is less than a pot of paint!
|add the sand texture!|
That is he process. It is not hard at all but does require some patience, practice and hardest of all some common sense!
Part 2 to follow later this week,as It takes some time to do it! And I have yet to get as far as a finished board this time out. I plan on showing it NEXT weekend! (that shall encourage me to get of my fat lazy bum and get some terrain done!)
Off to a small local show tomorrow so a show report and loot on Monday. Until then, take care and paint something!