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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Show me your Sand Dunes
« on: August 18, 2022, 02:56:00 AM »
First I’ll show you mine (on 9x12” EPVC sheets):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/72177720301389199

They are about 2” tall, and I tried to maintain a 20 to 25 degree gradient to prevent figures from tipping over.  I used a hot wire cutter on the foam, and an expandable cutter with a brand new blade.  I used Woodland Scenics’ Foam Putty to fill in all the gaps.  The Foam Putty is very light, sandable and barely shrinks as it dries.  So no warping.

Next step is to paint on PVA glue and then sprinkle tile grout on all the top surfaces.  After sealing the grout with diluted PVA or Mod Podge I will go on to paint them.  Photos will be posted once I get to that step.  And I will add figures in the new pics, to help with scale.

Thoughts?  Ideas?  Suggestions?

Dan
https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/show-me-your-sand-dunes/
« Last Edit: August 18, 2022, 04:30:07 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline has.been

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 05:11:46 AM »
Very nice.
I was lazy & purchased my sand dunes from Amera Mouldings (15mm range)

http://www.amera.co.uk/

They have the added advantage that (as I didn't base them) they are
stackable for storage.

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 05:30:38 AM »
nice, what is the blue base material you use?
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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 11:29:22 AM »
nice, what is the blue base material you use?

That’s EPVC.  It cuts like butter with a hobby knife and does not warp because it does not absorb moisture.  That’s the reason I sand it and score it a bit before I glue anything to it.  I used MDF for basing before I discovered EPVC.  I first heard of it from Terrain Tutor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WutIBNmwHHs&t=1070s

Here’s one of the sources I’ve used in the past:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/172216417658?var=473751257542

Dan
« Last Edit: August 18, 2022, 11:31:16 AM by Cacique Caribe »

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2022, 12:46:17 PM »
Oh, I see. I use that ,too. But mine is white and not blue.

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 02:20:45 AM »
Those look great! I am eager to see them when they're finished.  :o

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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2022, 04:18:19 PM »
Waiting for the rain to stop so I can go outside and do the messy grout sprinkle.  It gets everywhere.  :)

Dan

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2022, 05:26:27 PM »
Made these years ago for a commission, made of mdf bases with polystyrene dunes covered with filler and sand.

Looked better than I remembered  lol
« Last Edit: August 19, 2022, 05:29:17 PM by Belgian »
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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2022, 02:32:30 AM »
Belgian

Those look awesome.  But they are making me feel a bit hungry, for some reason.  :)

Dan

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2022, 06:24:46 PM »
Very nice! I've never heard of EPVC, do you know where in the states can it be acquired?
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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2022, 07:03:35 PM »
Made these years ago for a commission, made of mdf bases with polystyrene dunes covered with filler and sand.


Those do look good!
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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2022, 02:23:18 AM »
Very nice! I've never heard of EPVC, do you know where in the states can it be acquired?

Hi

Here’s that link again:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/172216417658?var=473751257542

Also, I keep hearing on YouTube that printing shops throw out a lot of EPVC scraps.  I have yet to verify that.

Dan

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2022, 02:57:46 AM »
Thank you Dan!

I missed it in your earlier post...

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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2022, 11:53:40 AM »
Back in the day I made a few barchan dunes and documented the process for my blog:

https://daggerandbrush.de/sand-in-your-shoes-a-tutorial-on-arid-rough-terrain/




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Re: Show me your Sand Dunes
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2022, 04:09:42 PM »
Peithetairos

That’s beautiful!  I love it.

Dan

 

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