Topic-iconMaking an island

Naval War HQ created the topic: Making an island

4 years 10 months ago

So, I've been working on some scenery for my Naval War games. This is how it turned out:



The following video inspired me to try their technique, so credits where its due:


Made an outline of the island that I want in thick plasticcard




Then started cutting syrofoam in chunks that would fit on the plasticcard outline





After glueing everything together and letting it dry I went completely overboard with my exacto knife on the syrofoam :)Note that except for a rough horizontal pattern I did not 'try' to get rock shapes or anything, just let it all go and cut it up till your satisfied with the result.





Then covered it with a mixture of wood-glue, sand and black acrilic paint to make sure it becomes a bit sturdy and gets a bit of a grainy texture.



After the first coat has dried I made a second run with a spray can of black primer to make sure the black got in every corner and recess.


Finally, after the black undercoats have dried I gave it a drybrush with subsequential coats of dark brown, brown, sand and finally a bit of white.

Finish up with flocking the piece and voila; a nice island for my sea maps B)


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"That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been;" -Ecclesiastes-
Last edit: 2 years 7 months ago by Naval War HQ.
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