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PostSubject: Lordlucan builds things   Lordlucan builds things Icon_minitimeSun 1 Mar 2015 - 11:27

Other than some polystyrene hill it's been around 15 years since I last made some "proper" terrain.

With the advent of a Mordheim campaign at my local club I thought I'd manufacture some terrain to supplement the terrain owned by the club or brought in by the other players.

For my first attempt I'm trying peeled foam board. It's a concept I picked up on this very forum but I don't imagine I'll be able to come close to the magnificence of some of the terrain I see around here.

It seems relatively easy to get a handle on the basics but getting amazing results requires a level of skill I need to work on.

My terrain will focus on being useable in a game so I suspect I'll need to take some liberties with scale at some point.

First up is my test piece to try out the techniques:

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I'm quite happy with the basics, but I need to master "sealing" the cut edges better.

Thoughts and feedback are always welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Lordlucan builds things   Lordlucan builds things Icon_minitimeSun 1 Mar 2015 - 14:44

That is a great first attempt thumbsup
I admit I miss the more traditional mixed materials when looking at projects like these.

As for sealing the edge, what did you use to seal it this time?
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PostSubject: Re: Lordlucan builds things   Lordlucan builds things Icon_minitimeSun 1 Mar 2015 - 14:50

LOOKIN' GOOD! AND you will get ever better as you go along. Keep up the FINE WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Lordlucan builds things   Lordlucan builds things Icon_minitimeSun 1 Mar 2015 - 14:59

The edge was sealed with pva - I'm thinking a smear of milliput/greenstuff might do the job and hide the joins a little better.

I also know what you mean by mixed materials - when I last did this sort of thing it would have been done with foamcore (with paper still on) and strips of balsa for the wood. I might try a mix - carved stones and balsa timbers. Might "cover" the cut edges at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: Lordlucan builds things   Lordlucan builds things Icon_minitimeSun 1 Mar 2015 - 16:39

Ah geez, I wouldn't waste greenstuff on the edge of a ruin, that stuffs expensive! I have used liquitex modeling paste which is also pricey, but way cheaper than GS. Or you can get a cheap quart container of spackle (filler).

Back in the days when the point of using foamcore for scenery construction was the extra strength and durability that the paper provided (seems like just yesterday to me), I would give the ruined edge a coat of PVA and then sprinkle fine sand on it to simulate the damaged fill...
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