Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Piece Added to "My Terrain"

Okay so a new experiment using Elmer's Clear School Glue for water effects, Okay I saw what someone had done on Google Plus, so I figured I'll give it a whirl, turns out this stuff really works for small projects or small areas, so you don't have to worry about mixing resins and figuring out how much to use or how much your going to end up wasting. So just go slow applying to reduce the amount of air bubbles.


Here you can see my lovely assistant's (aka Wife's) handy work after applying the Clear Glue in a velvety smooth finish. The glue is about an eighth of an inch thick (roughly 3mm)


Apply it like you would any other resin any small areas you may have to brush on and small bubbles you will have to herd them to the edge and work them up and out, you can't just pop them with a toothpick or a pin they just will not do that, no matter how much coaching or cursing you do.

The next few photos are of the new "My Terrain" piece.


So here is the "Volcanic Steam Vents with Bubbling Mud Pool" okay so the mud pool isn't so bubbly, but it sure look totally HOT!



All three pieces on a section of packing paper to give it the desert sand look.


Here so you can see scale wise, Three figures in the middle


So these three guys look so out of place here


And here.


The best thing is these pieces look so darn great on the table now and I have more to come!



Okay again these are looking really great and yes I have more planned, the best of this so far is finding the Clear Glue! for the water effects, now my Lovely Assistant wants me to build Jungle terrain with more water effect. So like any good Husband who in charge of the household and gaming I told her "Yes, Dear." Why not I have the Best of both world a great wife who encourages me to build gaming terrain

Sunday, September 3, 2017

"My Terrain" Continues

"My Terrain" Project continues forward, as I work on "The Cave" piece.

Now I'm going to apologize in advance for some of the photos I just couldn't keep my hands still enough for some of them.

Okay so here at the beginning, cutting, gluing and stacking cardboard in layers.


Covering the piece in tissue paper "The Frosted Layer Cake" almost looks good enough to eat!?


So After letting the glue dry, coat with another layer of glue then cover with sand.


Hey! What's in there? Could be Cookies and Milk? Let's go see.


Primed with a cheap "Auto Primer Spray Paint" Less the Four Dollars a can.



Finial finish the painting of the piece, so I started with Acrylic "Oxidized Brown" as the main color, I also use Burgundy, Orange and Yellow. I picture the layering of rock and desert colors one would see in photos and a like and just kind of mimic the look mixing the paint as i go on the piece so the colors all blend in nice the when this is dried I highlight it with a "Desert Tan".



Here you can see a 15mm Figure


Here you can see the two piece that are done placed together, I can't wait to get others done.


As you can see they look pretty good there together, like I mentioned I can't wait to put more together, I have the "Volcanic Steam Vents and Bubbling Mud Pool" piece covered in tissue, sand and primed, just waiting for the "Finial" paint.

These terrain pieces only cost a couple of dollars each, and I have a few more planed, a couple of each of the following, groups of natural stone bridges, another will be different plateaus, a couple of others that may have not come to mind as of yet but are in my head somewhere "Oh" and I'm thinking of a larger "Volcano" piece, so keep watching. When this project is finished I will post pictures of all the pieces on the table all at one time!

I really hope this inspired many of you out there to make builds similar to this and post them as well.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

New "My Terrain" Piece

So I had some time and came up with a new piece for "My Terrain" project, the first two were the Cascading Oasis and The Cave Entrance, this piece is going to be "Volcanic Steam Vent" with a "Bubbling Mud Pool" it has taken me better then a day to layout and to cut out and glue everything to this point. It will take a few more hours to cover it in tissue, then things move faster from there covering it in sand then paint.

So enough about that here is the new piece.

Looking at it, it is about the same size as the others I have made so far.


Here the opposite side of the piece.


Closer look of one end.


A nice look at the natural stone bridge.


You can see in the next two pictures where the "Bubbling Mud Pool" is and could be a hazard to those who are not careful.



A overhead view you can see how one can move over and across it.


So now that is needed is to do as the other pieces cover in tissue, then sand and paint. I have other ideas of terrain pieces and will be moving on to make them just as soon as I can so keep an eye out for them.