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Offline Chrismck

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Gaming board
« on: January 12, 2020, 12:00:25 AM »
Hi guys,

Just started my first third of a 6x4 board for bolt action. I have been following a guide from the terrain tutor on YouTube. Using a stippling effect with polyfilla. Must say I'm impressed with the texture so far. Waiting on it to fully dry before I can paint and dry brush. Here's some pics and video so far. I'll post some updates with progress.

Offline Chrismck

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 12:02:51 AM »
Video is too big to upload 🤦🏼‍♂️. The above pic is the first coat. I applied 2 coats of stippling. I'll get another picture of the 2nd coat before I paint it and upload it tomorrow.

Offline Chrismck

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 12:12:20 PM »
Photo of the second coat and texture. Dried out pretty good

Offline Chrismck

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 12:14:19 PM »
Mud coloured using just cheap indoor emulsion. Needs another coat then dry brushed.

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 03:08:58 PM »
Nice texture. I use the stippling technique myself too.

Offline Chrismck

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 11:26:03 PM »
Finished product. Pleased with how it's turned out

Offline Chrismck

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 11:29:18 PM »
Nice texture. I use the stippling technique myself too.

Cheers Charlie. Pleased with how it has turned out!

Offline Munindk

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 09:17:23 AM »
It looks like a field of mud frozen over, so if thats the effect you were going for I'd say you nailed it :)

The texture looks really good.

An issue with the old pva+hard flock approach was always that it became rock solid and had sharp edges which could chip knocked over models badly, I imagine this method avoids this?


Offline Chrismck

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 11:53:57 PM »
I'm going to give it another dry brush over the top with a darker brown to break it up as it's maybe just a bit too light.

I'm really happy with the texture.

It would appear to be a lot more robust than the PVA and flock but time will tell after some big games of bolt action...

Offline Hami

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 07:47:14 AM »
The boards are coming along nicely.

Great work and look forward to seeing them in action once they are complete.

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 09:14:00 AM »
Where do you store such items?   :o
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Offline dadlamassu

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 03:53:46 PM »
Very nice work.  Looking forward to see the final result
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Offline Chrismck

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2020, 07:50:12 PM »
Where do you store such items?   :o

In my spare room at the moment. They are going to going under my bed   :D :D

Offline Chrismck

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2020, 04:01:24 PM »
The finished product set up for small 500pts ish game of bolt action tomorrow. Scenery is still quite basic but have some plans for that too. Going to add in some fields and a farmhouse with outbuildings and a barn. But all in all really pleased with how it has turned out

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Gaming board
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2020, 04:54:27 PM »
thought the stippling looked great but it is lost in the dark brown - personally I would heavily dry-brush the board with many more lighter browns and then add a significant amount of flock...