Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Blitz Freeze - Ground work




I've made a start on some test pieces of ground, 6 inches square based on foam board, a quick trip to Wilkinsons and I got three tester pots of their emulsion paints. You can see the pots in the top two pictures. The paint I bought was Java Bean Emulsion, Nutmeg Spice Matt Emulsion, Chocolate Dream Matt Emulsion. All Wilko own brand, 87p per pot. I was a bit worried that the Java Bean would not be matt as the was no mention of Matt on the pot. But after using it it dried perfectly matt. The top picture showes the ground work with small stones and sand and PVA applied. The green flock which was used was quite a bright green when applied but with some dry brushing of the Java Bean it blended in very well. The second picture shows a Pendraken BT7 in 10mm scale, to give some idea of scale. The next step will be to cover it all up with snow!!

4 comments:

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good economy paint tip, thanks!

Scenery looks great

Mark said...

Very nice. How do you stop the art boards from warping?

Mine warp without mercy.

Cheers
Mark

v奎峰奎峰 said...

以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

airhead said...

Hi Chaps, thanks for the comments, the terrain sample boards are based on foam board, which is more stable than art board,regarding the art board and its problem of warping, I always try to keep any filler I use for ground work as dry a mix as possible.

All the best Airhead