Thought I should post an update.
And of course, I just had to add some “skulls”, 4 patches of them in total.
Next up was applying a layer of thinned down PVA glue to the “rock face”. This was tideus work, and I used almost one litre of thinned down glue to get the job done. My goal was to harden the rock face as I wanted to use the texture “as it was”, without applying sand etc. Then it was time to cover the flat areas and the river using my standard “goup mix”.
Once this has dried, the next step will be to cover all the “flat areas” with sand. I expect it will take several days before everything has dried completely, dreading the next step since it will be a “messy job”.
As mentioned in a previous post, I have started working on a new gaming board. Did I say one? I meant three!
I ordered the components from a local outlet. In -10° Celsius and windy snowdrift, Jørn arrived at my flat at 07:00, helping me carry up the delivery. Next, he spent to evenings after work (and after meeting his family obligations) helping me measuring and pre-cutting the pieces. By now I recon you got it, and if not - Thank you Jørn for always being there and helping out!
I am building three gaming boards. This time – themed boards. For gaming purposes solely, I guess "flat tables" with modular terrain pieces are best. However, I have had that for several years now, feeling I miss the challenge and possibilities of detailing of a thematic (fixed) gaming board. In order to "blend" my current terrain with the new boards, the foundation scenery of the new boards will be "fixed" but are designed so that my buildings etc can fit. I am very uncertain if this will work, but I decided this summer to give it a try.
First out is a "desert table" with a river. The idea behind this gaming table is to be able to use it in both 40K and Fantasy war gaming. I plan to finish it in colours that will blend with my Dark Eldar and forthcoming Chaos Army. The design will, hopefully, give me the option to build a Chaos Temple and Dark Eldar scenery. This is the plan anywa. If it is going to work – I have no idea.
Here are some pictures of the first gaming board under construction (the other two underneath).