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Offline King Arthur

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #120 on: November 27, 2020, 12:54:12 PM »
Part 3!

Here you can see the build up of layers using more Gloss Gel. I dunked the brush into the Gel and in vertical motion dabbed down onto the resin, you can then push the Gel around to make splashes up against the rocks etc.











Two more step updates to come!


Offline King Arthur

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #121 on: November 27, 2020, 01:43:18 PM »
Part four of the Waterfall process will mainly focus on where the two bodies of water meet and create the white frothy mound that you find at the bases of falls. I also added small amounts of white polyfibre, this is the stuffing you can find inside toys or pillows for example. I used a pair of tweezers to gradually build up layers of the fibres to represent the mist that occurs when water collides with water. On the river surface I dry brushed some of the raised water areas in white, again to represent movement.













You can see from the last picture how well the Gel all blends together and I'm really happy with how it can be manipulated to simulate moving water.

Stay tuned for Part 5.....

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #122 on: November 27, 2020, 01:56:50 PM »
Superb  8)

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #123 on: November 27, 2020, 02:24:52 PM »
Stunning   :-*

Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #124 on: November 27, 2020, 04:02:50 PM »
 :o

Fantastic fantasy  :-*

Top notch

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #125 on: November 27, 2020, 04:48:09 PM »
Excellent  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #126 on: November 27, 2020, 05:29:04 PM »
Premium quality!  :-*
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Offline Bloggard

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #127 on: December 02, 2020, 10:26:35 AM »
beautiful

Offline King Arthur

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #128 on: December 04, 2020, 10:07:51 AM »
Thank you for all your comments! Appreciated as always  :)

Part 5 of the Waterfall and it's completion!

The last part of the process was to add some movement to the pool as I didn't want it to look flat or like sheet glass. I used the Liquitex High Gloss Gel again and applied it with a brush and to get a bit of a mix in the ripples, I used both the brush and the back of a plastic spoon to move the Gel about. Once I was happy with how that looked, I then took a hairdryer, cold air setting, and on full power used the air to push out the ripples. Alongside the rippling work, I also added a bit more Gel to the waterfall base and tidied up some gaps in fall itself.

























It was a huge relief to have finished the waterfall part and having it look how I imagined it!

Well, that's it folks, the table is completed!!!!

Next steps to round off the project before I can officially close it will be to print off some background pictures and then use a 'proper' camera to take some some pictures of the completed set up as a unit.

For now though, I hope you've enjoyed the journey so far and thank you for staying tuned  :D

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #129 on: December 04, 2020, 10:40:39 AM »
Most excellent  8)

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #130 on: December 04, 2020, 10:49:56 AM »
beautiful work.

the froth / spray at the foot of the waterfall is so realistic I'd have assumed you'd photo-shopped it in!  :-*

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Re: Scratch Building a High Fantasy Gaming Board
« Reply #131 on: December 04, 2020, 01:51:50 PM »
Top notch work all around.  Well done.
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