Last summer “Team Stormbolter” built six 6 X 4 gaming boards. The tables where based and painted, and returned to their owners for “an individual last touch”!
To finish my gaming board I first painted the sides (frame) black. Then I glued small dots of static ordinary GW grass to the surface. After the grass had dried I brushed the grass with an old toothbrush. Then I dry brushed the grass slightly with Snakebite Leather. The city canal was a challange. It is quite long and deep. To get the desired effect (deep still dirty canal water) I decided to use EZ-Water Effect. I had concerns with poring hot plastic into the canal because we had used low density Styrofoam. I decided first to glue all the rubble in place, including pipes and platforms to each end of the canal.
I then “painted” the canal sides with “cement filler” mixed with sand and PVA glue. After it had dried I spray painted the plastic parts Chaos Black, and then painted the whole canal, and all the rubble, with acryl wall paper paint (black and brown mix 3:1) mixed with PVA glue.
I used a total of 3 bags of EZ-Water Effect. Day one I made a mistake, as my last go/last layer (bag # 2) did not cower the whole area! Disaster. The plastic dried without an even surface. It was difficult not to spill and to apply evenly, especially around and over the collapsed bridge. I bought a bigger metal cup the next day, melted and pored 1/3 of the bag over the bulky area. It worked – it was level again! Then I melted the rest of bag # 3 in one go, and pored all the content into the canal trying to distribute as even as possible. The heat was intense, and I was concerned some of the material would melt. It did not. The cement/sand/glue/paint held, and this is the result:
Now we must decide:
Special rules for tanks?