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Offline olyreed

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Village bases
« on: December 04, 2016, 09:43:29 PM »
A start to some village bases, first try doing snow, any suggestions on how to seal the base would be great

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 08:43:57 AM »
Splendid work mate  8) 8) 8)

cheers

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Offline rokurota

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 10:13:46 AM »
Very nice!  :-*

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Offline Patrice

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 01:09:19 PM »
Superb! and inspirational.  :o :-*

I started something like this three years ago... but never could finish it properly. :'(

Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 07:30:54 PM »
Very evocative, nice work  :-* :-*
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Offline hallmarkFPS

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 08:51:51 PM »
lovely looking base.
you may get some answers on Pats blog http://wargamingwithsilverwhistle.blogspot.co.uk/ as he's working on snow terrain at the mo

cheers
Steve

Offline olyreed

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 09:17:14 PM »
Thanks for the replies, I am planning on doing some more in the new year, the blog is great inspiration, thanks for sharing

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 11:26:11 PM »
I like those. :)
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Offline Vagabond

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 08:56:05 AM »
This looks very effective.

For sealing the base - I did a flocked mat using decorators caulking and impressing flock into it. I sprayed it with diluted PVA glue using a hand spray bottle from a gardening centre or wilko's. I also then used cheap hairspray as well. Belt and braces.

All I was looking to do was hold the flock in place, it didn't appear to darken it much although I didn't do a test piece so can't be sure.

The other alternative would be the army painter Matt varnish, a more expensive solution but probably better for you.

Please test first you don't want to ruin this nice piece.

Offline ponda

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 10:51:36 AM »
Nice work!

Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2016, 11:36:43 PM »
I've used Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/item/S191 on top of their snow with great effect.  Key is a fine spray and multiple light coats.

I had used hairspray first but found it was more uneven (once I found an unscented tin) as I had to spray from a longer distance due to the force from the tin.  Note a lot of cheap hairspray has PVA glue in it as the fixing agent!

In both cases you can end up with a mottled covering - I used a cheap perfume spray bottle like http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5Pcs-Practical-Clear-50ml-Empty-Spray-Bottle-Plastic-Perfume-Atomizer-Travel-Use-/201742307572?hash=item2ef8c750f4:g:gWwAAOSwnH1WXsqP and binned it ad soon as it spluttered.
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Offline orc

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2016, 08:14:12 AM »
 :o Great Look! Congratulations...the snow sceneries are my favourites!!

Offline pocoloco

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Re: Village bases
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2016, 08:50:37 AM »
Wonderful piece!  :-*

 

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