Terrain Building; April 2020
Another thing I turned to during lockdown was terrain building. This was the first piece, a small hill. Layers of cardboard on a plywood base
Some very very cheap railway trees, based on bits of cardboard with my usual PVA and sand/sawdust
Second piece, somewhat bigger, and less square
At this point I christened it Fish Eye Hill
A small copse
A pond, with water to be provided by the otherwise fairly useless Gorilla Glue
The initial surfacing of Fish Eye Hill was not a success. It took several tries to get a workable result
The pond dries
Fish Eye Hill is done, finally!
Water in the pond
The most ambitious to date - the Bridge - started as two blocks of crap pine
The arch drilled out with a Forstner bit on the pillar drill
Parapets added, and a test piece for surfacing
Surfaced and drying
Set on a piece of foamboard donated by Karl, and roadways added at the ends
Some more contours
The start of an immense amount of papier mache
Sand onto the PM PVA for the roadway
Some gravel for rocks around the river
Painting; spraying Zandri onto the riverbed and road, Mechanicus for the bridge
Trying to get under the arch painted!
Starting to layer sawdust over the landscape
Sawdust sprayed Death Guard
The grass soused in Camoshade, then dry-brushed with Green Leather - and the epoxy poured for the river. Three whole tubes! The bridge doused in Nuln Oil.
It took nearly a month for the epoxy to dry. Some cheapo trees and a bush added, and some drybrushing on the bridge which could have gone better.
Having shamlessly stolen the idea from someone else, a B&B burrow starts to take shape. Thin brass shim and a washer for fittings
Sawdust and sand - and some rocks
Done. I really want some 28mm milk bottles for the "doorstep" rock, but no luck finding any