Sunday, 28 March 2010

Boards on the Tabletop

I put four of the eight Zama boards on a table yesterday, and they joined up nicely.  I've still not finished the flocking, but I've done enough to know that it'll all work.  The boards are a little browner in real life than in the photo.

Yesterday I raided the local pound shop, and bought enough camping mats and doublesided tape to put a padded backing on each of the boards, as below.  I'm hoping that this will protect the surface of the boards when they are stacked up against each other, and protect my table top, too.  It only cost £1 GBP per board!


Grégory Privat said...

nice idea on those camping tings

Grégory Privat said...

also, the terrain looks nice... how did your hexagon test came out ?

I must confess that I'm not 100% convinced by the fur picturewise : I can t wait to see it in real to find out it was looking better in life )

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Looks great. One tip, that I use when I make my flames of war bases. Take a lighter/browner color, and dry brush randomly in spot sections, just a few. The additional color will break up the monochromaticness of the areas without changing the overall impression of the basic color. It makes the whole think look much less 'lunar'.

Grégory Privat said...

I do same as Allan. also with random lavished areas.

Now, I know how Lunar ou are BRB and that it s more a deep religious problem for you than just a color question ;-)

BigRedBat said...

Hi Greg, I think you'll like the fur. It isn't quite finished on these boards.

The hexagon test was OK. I hope I'll be able to mark all the hexes out in one day, but I need to finish flocking first. BTW I'm about to base your Bruttians.

Hi AJ, they are a bit lunar, aren't they! I've got quite a lot of flock still to add, though; some greens, and different textures. I'm hoping they will break up the brown/greyness.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Greg, I've got some lush vegetation; I hope I have time to apply it!

Caliban said...

Hi Simon, the tracks with wagon ruts help to break it up nicely. Good luck with the rest of it all.