MONTHLY PAINTING CHALLENGE JUNE 2019 Jun 10, 2019 11:46:30 GMT via Tapatalk grandmasterwang and azknight like this
Post by strutsagget on Jun 10, 2019 11:46:30 GMT
I just look at this and sigh... I need to do this one day, but I'm dragging my heels. I just worry about putting a lot of time into a project like this and then not ending up liking it. I think yours looks awesome, btw. Have you made game surfaces before? What is your opinion on the durability of the fine turf surface? Easy to make surface repairs? (I'm sure there's a thread somewhere on the nuances of building gaming surfaces.) Personally, I keep going back and forth between pre-made game mats, and home crafted surfaces like this. I want to be able to slide a heavy tray of metal models across a surface without damaging it. I know I can be careful with the surface, but I can't guarantee other (younger) players will. But, game mats take away the flair of crafting your own models, which is one of the biggest draws of this entire hobby. Any thoughts?
Flocking is the fastest part. Make sure you have enough before you start. You can see more examples in “my river project” thread, that was my first flocking experience. Thick flocking will cover all so i recommend a dark brown base-color underneath as earth. I love woodland scenics flock and will soon make my other battle realm with green “meadow” flock if you want to compare.
Regarding durability: its very solid. And the battle realm is very easy to slide upon but harder then a mat. I also like that it got built in hills.
You need water down PVA in a spray bottle. You want a mist so make sure your spray bottle works with pva inside. Cover all area with glue. Then flock with dark first then go lighter. Then spray a 50/50 water isopropanol mix. Then spray pva again all over.
The isopropanol is a must to make the flock moisture to it will combine with the glue and surface.
When dry check how hard the flock sits and repeat with isopropanol pva spraying again if needed.
It should be hard as a rock and not remove when scratching.
If needed you just moisture and flock again.
Luke APS has good videos about flocking that I recommend and also the terrain tutor. Both on youtube.