Sunday, March 4, 2012

TUSK TERRAIN PT 1


I have started work on the terrain I will use for my Tusk Project, Its basically going to be an open valley surrounded with small Pine forests, plenty of open ground for Mammoths to roam freely and my hunters to do their nasty work, in the photo above you can see where I am up to, the planning and construction phase has been completed, all that is left to do now is to detail the terrain, trees, rocks, boulders and some down trodden tracks.  


All I did was buy a piece of MDF wood measuring about 120cm x 90 cm which was a good size for most of the scenarios included in the Tusk rule set, from there I got my hands on some packing foam cut them into a natural hillside shape and PVA glued them down to the MDF board.



then I used a general purpose plaster crack filler and covered them over, creating gentle sloping hillsides, nothing too high, just slight height adjustments, making them as natural as possible, once the plaster dried (I left it for 24 hours) I sanded it down for an ultra smooth finish, the sanding also blended the plaster seamlessly into the MDF wood.



Once all the plaster dust was cleaned off and the terrain board was spotless, I painted it with PVA glue a section at a time, whilst at the same time I rolled on a grass mat I picked up from a local hobby shop (I think the brand was Heki), I made sure to smooth out the grass mat as I glued it down to make sure there were no kinks in it, and BANG there you have it, an instant grassy field, was pretty easy, there is still lots too do, lots of detailing (most important part of the process), thats it so far watch out for PT2 soonish.

11 comments:

Vampifan said...

I have to say, job's a good 'un! That looks very good.

Brummie said...

Very cool, looking good

Lord Siwoc said...

That looks great! Very good start!

Luckyjoe said...

Nice job. I love those rolling hills. Gives a lot more interest and realism than just a flat board.

Ray Rousell said...

Simple and very effective!!

cmnash said...

You make it sound so easy ...

And it looks superb - well done!

Zombie Ad said...

Great job, sticking down those mats is quite a challenge and you've done it rather well. Sounds likle a fun project.

The Angry Lurker said...

Turned out really good so far my friend...

The Extraordinarii said...

Thanks guys for all your comments, I have some trees and shrubs on the way, and some ideas on how to break up the green, will post soon on any changes.

Prufrock said...

Looking good. I might have to steal some of your ideas...

Cheers,
Aaron

The Extraordinarii said...

Thanks Aaron, steal away mate thats what community is all about :)