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PostSubject: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 9:34

Hey folks, after quite some time, I am trying to do a little bit of Mordheim stuff, starting with making a desert/beach-style board for a pirate town. Now I am wondering how I gonna get the sand to stick to the board. I used a few layers of sand and watered down PVA so far and it looks like it's gonna stick, but I am not so sure and before get painting and have everything falling off again, I wondered if anyone got any experience doing desert boards.

So, any tips? Should I cover all the sand with another layer of watered down PVA perhaps, or will this have little effect?
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 9:41

From my limited experience just basing models with sand, another layer of watered down PVA should help to fix the sand in place before you paint it.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 10:34

Spray paint (any kind) have worked well for me when sanding cardboard buildings Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 11:38

I prefer the natural color of sand, so I always go with layers of thinned glue. Once I am happy with the look of the piece I spray it with a couple of coats of matte sealer for good measure.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 11:45

Sealer have worked good for me as well, Smile however for some reason i find that sand, stone and wood always needs to be painted, if it is to look "real" next to my mini's and buildings Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 12:15

Thanks for the tips! It's gonna help a lot, and perhaps I will finally, after almost a decade of being a fan of Mordheim, have some proper scenery Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 12:25

thinned down paint does the trick pretty well I found, basically functions like a wash, so it will auto highlight your board, and it will coat your sand to the board as well.
just make sure the glue is well dried before applying paint.

and to be sure to host a meeting when the table is done! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 14:09

I can tell you exactly how to get what you want with minimal effort and cost (well, kind of).

Go here and scroll down until you see how I worked the sand on the board with a stone effects can:

http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/t5894-on-the-beach

It worked for me in no time (I had to use a hair dryer to speed things up). Seriously, the stone effects can was a saver, as it really gives the right effect and it sticks for a lifetime.

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PostSubject: Re: Desert Board - How to get the sand to stick to the board   Tue 19 Jun 2012 - 15:33

Thanks guys!

And Ezekiel, I sure gonna host a meeting once I got enough terrain and, like, a place to stay with enough space Smile My pirates can't wait to kick your sorry ass again Very Happy
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