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Title: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on April 06, 2021, 02:15:27 PM
Just a placeholder for the min. 
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Wirelizard on April 19, 2021, 07:03:27 PM
So any progress on Snitchy the Bog?  ;)
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on April 19, 2021, 07:56:37 PM
Not at the moment.  Wife has occupied my time with her allotment and out daughters pony.  I will have some time in two weeks.
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Codsticker on April 19, 2021, 08:23:52 PM
...Snitchy the Bog?  ;)
Teeheehee lol
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on April 28, 2021, 10:50:36 AM
Got some time in around allotment duty and horse duty to do the basic construction.  First step was cutting out lozenge shapes out of cork board with smaller cut outs for the waterways and islets.  These were rasped on the edges to bevel it a little so the edges blended a bit with the base.  They were attached to mount board, and weighed down overnight while the glue set.  Lastly I primed top and bottom so they would not absorb as much moisture and warp.  My photo is not quite as exciting as everyone else's as this portion of the build is not really a technical challenge.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jH_t9uasfbY/YIk7sEXPnxI/AAAAAAAAD0M/DXEMs33s5Ks4RxoeOKhA0skjcLcQBEoRACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2043.jpg)
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Codsticker on April 28, 2021, 03:11:43 PM
A solid start.
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Daeothar on April 28, 2021, 06:06:13 PM
Still a good impression of what we can expect at the end! 8)
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Will Bailie on April 28, 2021, 08:44:58 PM
Looks enticing.  I can visualise a couple of hobbits and their sneaky companion making their way across these!
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: AKULA on April 29, 2021, 06:44:21 AM
A good start, much easier to visualise what youíve got in mind now

 :)
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on May 01, 2021, 01:26:28 PM
Well the jury is still out on my concept.  I always visualized this with tall grass surrounding small waterways.  To do this I have prepared the base with poly-filla and then glued random bits of teddy bear fur to represent the longer grass masses.  Poly-filla was again used to blend the bases of the fur to the base and the tops were trimmed.  The results:
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_Hf6FfNwOws/YI1S0UBtLVI/AAAAAAAAD08/MuhMlfIBiD0J-iDNh-bbVjtDfxrQpoXagCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2050.jpg)
Before I prime I have to get some colour into the grass.  Unfortunately it is unavoidable but this will be the only paint that I slap on before the ground is primed. 
After everything set up I thinned some acrylic paint and added a rinse aid to help it soak into the fur.  This was dropped/painted/forced into the fur and combed out to separate the strands.  Once dry I brushed it out again to make sure the paint did not clump the fur. 
Here is where we are at the moment. 
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6xQzkyjGWjg/YI1SscGVLeI/AAAAAAAAD00/PhN95kWWyAkLrKpy2iObNtwrLfq_FWPKwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2053.jpg)
Close up
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CphpXG1J4_k/YI1SwEfytlI/AAAAAAAAD04/qfhJ79G4Qtc49mnIa42ZzH62DcJzbgLjgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2572/IMG_2054.jpg)
I have some more brushing to do to get the grass to look more natural. 
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on May 01, 2021, 04:37:55 PM
Finished adding stones and gritting the base.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EilqGeRRYo8/YI2CqNH1DjI/AAAAAAAAD1Q/teXT2KjAUg4cHtegYGP9xifYPV7T7D55QCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2055.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fOl0v4xWkgQ/YI2CteXORAI/AAAAAAAAD1U/v5BUvJxSLVYLEfOx2njFjUQr7hzk_BOEwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2056.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8Dha_WieD4I/YI2CqGTYVjI/AAAAAAAAD1M/o4JZm_u19F42Oi7Fxs8uVk9YHyUulYgxACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2057.jpg)
Next step is priming. 
Unfortunately all of the real detail will come once painted with the addition of water and vegetation. 
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Daeothar on May 01, 2021, 04:40:17 PM
So this is already the last time we'll see your entry before the 'great reveal'?

Looking great already though. Will the green remain as vibrant?
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on May 01, 2021, 04:56:59 PM
So this is already the last time we'll see your entry before the 'great reveal'?

Looking great already though. Will the green remain as vibrant?
In answer to your questions I will put primed photos once that is done.  I am also looking for ways to tone down the green.  As I said the jury is still out on this one.  Unfortunately all of my previous experiences using teddy bear fur have not come out that great. 
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 01, 2021, 04:57:40 PM
A good, solid start  :)
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Codsticker on May 02, 2021, 02:09:51 AM
Looking good!
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: pistolpete on May 02, 2021, 08:55:44 PM
Fantastic use of teddy fur.  Canít wait to see the progress
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on May 03, 2021, 03:37:31 PM
Last photo before judging.  All primed up. 
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sygZvsRx5a0/YJARN7lF_gI/AAAAAAAAD1k/OUmc3Ny5OLA8e-kNb7J764IF_KJJiZ9vwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2058.jpg)
Managed to paint the base and toned down the bushes to an acceptable level of green.  I also managed to mix some of my new resin to test for adverse reactions with the ink I am using to tint.  Left for this evening is to seal up the waterways to make sure there are no leaks so hopefully I can pour the resin tomorrow. 
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on May 09, 2021, 10:50:47 PM
I have actually finished up at this point and have taken my final photos so I can do a mosaic.  One point.  Never use the Pebo Crystal resin from Hobbycraft.  My last bottle of my regular resin had gone off so I had to improvise.  Currently I am 96 hours into a 24 hour cure and all of the surfaces are still tacky.  After my test batch I made sure that I mixed the living hell out of it (five min of stirring) and measured by weight so I am sure it is the resin.  Just waiting to do the submission.   
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Vanvlak on May 10, 2021, 09:56:28 AM
Looks good - looking forward to see the result with the resin 8)
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: marianas_gamer on May 10, 2021, 07:54:44 PM
My sympathies on the resin. I hope that this resolves soon. Luckily you finished early (me too) and have time for it to cure before photographing.
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Bearwoodman on May 10, 2021, 08:28:29 PM
I hope the resin cures soon. Your warning about the resin does concern me as I am planning to use resin on my build (it will be the first time I have used resin to make water/ice)  but I need to finish it and paint it first. Luckily I have bought a different brand to the one you mention so hopefully it will be OK. I look forward to seeing the pictures of your finished pieces!
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on May 10, 2021, 10:11:50 PM
Your warning about the resin does concern me as I am planning to use resin on my build (it will be the first time I have used resin to make water/ice)  but I need to finish it and paint it first. Luckily I have bought a different brand to the one you mention so hopefully it will be OK. I look forward to seeing the pictures of your finished pieces!
If you purchased it from a company that supplies resin then you should be OK.  Unfortunately with the box stores like Hobbycraft here do not seem to remove product that has sat there too long.  I had it happen before with resin from Hobby Lobby in the States.  Whole package was unusable and I am glad that I did not ruin my mould at the time. 
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: snitcythedog on July 03, 2021, 12:45:10 PM
Congrats to everyone that made it through the first round.  Lots of real pretty builds there so the competition was tight this year.  As I am not proceeding I can post more photos of my completed build. 
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RLaWup4Svro/YOBZLjUB3jI/AAAAAAAAD7k/J3CNluDfH3oCNbrpi5qChS1bgpTK7phdwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2141.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-36oBjva-fAw/YOBZlUeTIKI/AAAAAAAAD78/4P2yOC8QZSccfyVaXvbSPauyrqTaCgDqwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2144.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P3-slE1Ky-0/YOBZ5ypdtWI/AAAAAAAAD8I/AysMdolb8Ek-8u_ai21eIlDc9uXArN3LgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2147.jpg)
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hDdd9G7gVfg/YOBaCtg58BI/AAAAAAAAD8Q/jkVX50yZsMsNgd03YwDCTJ_-n38irJKiQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2149.jpg
More photos on my blog if you are interested.
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: Codsticker on July 03, 2021, 03:21:27 PM
The long swamp grass turned out very well- great length and colour. I have some long green faux fur I should have done something similar with.
Title: Re: BSC2021 Snitchythedog's Bog terrain
Post by: mikedemana on July 03, 2021, 04:05:00 PM
Love the new photos! Your build looks great and now you are a winner -- you have a new piece of awesome looking terrain to use in your games!

Mike Demana
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/