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Offline bermanj

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2019, 01:27:33 PM »
I have found that if I let my projects rest for a few days after applying  anything with a fair amount of moisture  in it then seal it both top and bottom very well it really limits the amount of warping if any, I have built terrain using cardboard, glue water and tissue, giving each step a chance to dry really well, then let set for a little while, then cover it with very find sand with water and glue and again let it set, then seal the c**p  out of it, and out of all my pieces I had one that warped so little that it wasn't  a problem.

I hear you.  Moisture is the start of the problem, but it's actually shrinkage that is the killer.  If you can avoid shrinkage, then you're good.  I've found with the occasional rattle-can primer that shrinkage has been dramatic.  I should really write down what's worked and what has caused me grief someday!

I've had a little warping on my recent boards, but not as much as my first couple - I'll put that down to both using the floor underlay + being a little more restrained when it comes to water.  Oh well, a little bit of shrinkage adds to the authenticity of the build I say!

Offline bermanj

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2019, 01:36:27 PM »
One thing that I've really worked at is layers of texture.  You can see the effect I'm shooting for in this shot:



The technique takes courage and practice, but it pays off!

I'm going out of my way to avoid any unblemished, smooth surfaces whatsoever.  I read recently that one guy mixes grit into his paints - I thought that was a great idea, something I'll definitely give a spin when it comes to my next few pieces.

Offline bermanj

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2019, 05:10:17 AM »
https://youtu.be/0KXQ1KdgKDQ

So I've hit 2x4 tiles hopefully this link to YouTube works. Only got one more tile to go to hit my nine Taylor Target. Now I just got to come up with a suitable idea call that last tile.

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2019, 07:00:19 AM »
Also try flinging talcum powder at it when the paint is still wet,
&/or mixing some into the paint left over, then spreading the 'paste'
over the surface with a pallet knife. You can then (when it is well &
truly dry) paint contrasting washes over the surface.
 

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2019, 02:09:24 PM »
That has a nice atmospheric feel to it.

Any issues getting terrain to lay flat on the tiles? Do you just build without bases?

Offline NurgleHH

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2019, 05:53:22 PM »
Great work, like this wet looking areas.
Victory Decision Vietnam here: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43264.0

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Offline bermanj

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2019, 01:17:12 PM »
That has a nice atmospheric feel to it.

Any issues getting terrain to lay flat on the tiles? Do you just build without bases?

I tend not to base the terrain specifically because of the uneven surface.  I'll post some pics of the same soon....

Offline War Monkey

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2019, 03:12:10 PM »
The tiles are looking really good! Great job!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!"

Offline Gallahad

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2019, 03:40:53 AM »
Nice, look forward to more.

Offline bermanj

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2019, 09:10:45 AM »
Whilst I've been making the various terrain tiles, I've also been working on buildings etc to fill the environment.  My favourite game is Rogue Planet which doesn't employ measured moving, rather Units are moved until they encounter a different type of terrain - that makes it important to break-up the board with difficult terrain areas etc.  Sorry, I'm drifting...

The idea behind this piece is along the lines of a mere skeleton of a building.  It can comfortably contain five 28mm models and provides a platform on the top if one is feeling brave.  Again I worked hard at creating lots of texture which really comes up nicely with a simple dry brush application.

https://youtu.be/3pvRgYr8hAM

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2019, 02:08:42 PM »
It does look like it fits into the terrain well.

What gives it the "melted" look?

Offline bermanj

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2019, 09:08:50 AM »
What gives it the "melted" look?

The subtle application of flame. 😁

https://youtu.be/eBKVdK3kWP4

Seriously, it's not for the faint hearted, nor recommended without suitable ventilation. But tell you what, it is great fun, even when it fails.  I'm slowly learning some techniques through trial and error, however "error" is all too frequent if you have any great love of your terrain pieces.

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2019, 01:53:01 PM »
The subtle application of flame. 😁

I suspected as much, but thought I would double check!

Yes, "subtle"  lol

Offline bermanj

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2019, 12:02:37 PM »
Here's something I built last weekend for the setting - my first every boat!  It was a lot of fun, so much so, that this weekend I've started my second... well "ship", not "boat", as it's going to be 3 or 4 times the size of this little bugger.

https://youtu.be/JkpcTBD7NLQ

Offline War Monkey

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Re: The Spoils (Terrain Project)
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2019, 04:22:52 AM »
Very nice indeed, can't wait to see the ship your coming out with!