This is a WIP post so there are no finished products to be seen yet.
Hills:I've built a few different types of hills. All are made from polystyrene sheets. The polystyrene used is the dense kid - fairly robust and not easily dented/damaged. All will be painted firstly with a mixture of black emulsion/PVA/sand to give some texture and strength to the surface. A second coat of black emulsion will then be applied before drybrushing etc. In the images that follow, some have had that first coat, some haven't.
|More single-tier hills|
|And a two-tier cliff - the cliff face is difficult to make out but it's a few chunks of tree-bark. |
It'll be easier to see when painted.
Rocks:The rocks are chunks of polystyrene hacked into shape, based on hardboard and will be textured with some gravel and the same paint/PVA/sand mixture as was used on the hills (and everything else!).
Difficult Ground:Randomly scattered chunks of foam and gravel, textured with sand/PVA/paint etc.
There's no foam in the craters. These have been built by gluing a ring of gravel onto a hardboard base with PVA. A second ring of gravel was added once the first had dried. Once that was dry, I applied a final layer of PVA and then "smooshed it around" with my fingertips, working it into the cracks and crevices between the gravel I'd previously applied. I then covered the gravel with a layer of sharp-sand and allowed that to dry. Once dry, I removed all the loose sand with a 2'' paintbrush and then painted with the same mix as used on all the other pieces above.
There's clearly more work to do here - the pieces all need another (and in some cases - a first) coat of black paint and need then to be highlighted and dressed.
The pictures above also show only a fraction of the pieces I've built so far - there are a couple of dozen items in total.
More news as it comes in...
More scenery stuff:
More wargames table stuff: