Friday, 10 May 2019

Terrain 7 a handful of hills

Here we have three hills, two new builds and one a rebuild, they're all expanded polystyrene based on cork and then coated with tile adhesive ( as I have a dirty great drum of it and it sets hard) Then PVA and sharp sand,a coat of emulsion,a wash of ink and then some more PVA and flock/a little cat litter, there's a bit of  a rock finish on two of them made of thick cork that was on one of the bedroom walls in the house when I moved in ( big in the seventies!) Obviously I retained some for just this kind of thing!





Next up,more terrain first probably, not terribly exciting but useful!
All the best Iain

30 comments:

  1. Hills can be tricky things, but yours look very good Iain and have a convincing height to them.

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    1. Thanks Lee! I think they're tall enough without being overwhelming!
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  2. They seem consistent with your basing, which is a nice touch. Interesting to see rocky/cliff side incorporated into the bottom most hill--I can imagine much gaming lore accumulating over the years relating to contests for that piece of terrain as opposed to more generic hills.

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    1. Thanks Ed! I figured as I was making them myself I may as well make them match! I added the rocky/cliff as a bit of fun, I'm glad you approve!
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  3. Good tip on the tile adhesive, I have half a tub hanging around that would not otherwise get used. I like the sculpting at the end of the hill in the bottom photo - very effective.

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    1. Thanks Norm! It seems to work as long as you don't apply it too thickly,it is designed to only be a few milimiters thick I guess, glad you like the rocky outcrop!
      Best Iain

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  4. Nice job on those hills, love the rocks on the side, well done!

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    1. Thanks Phil! Glad you liked the rocky outcrop too!
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  5. Nice looking hills which are always useful for wargaming. Everyone should spend some time on terrain, including me. 😀

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    1. Thanks Stew! I'm working on trees on CDs, inspired by your terrain work!
      Best Iain

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    2. Oh and it would be great to see some more of your terrain Jonathan, your church was excellent!
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  6. I also like that the hills don't have the same types of slopes all the way around - the odd rocky / cliff face is a great touch.

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    1. Thanks Fogh! Variety is the spice of terrain it seems!
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  7. Nicely done Iain. The figures seem sit sit nicely on top.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence! Big enough to get a unit, not too big though!
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  8. Great work Iain and good discipline to put some time and effort into terrain when painting figures is so much more exciting!

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    1. Thanks Keith! It makes a nice change, but your right, you have to keep at it!
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    1. Thanks Peter! It's been a long time coming but your purchased ones were part of the impetus to get some done!
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  10. Cracking hills Iain, lovely bits of scenery!

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    1. Thanks Fran! Got to have some scenery!
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  11. Nice work. Not easy to get that aspect, I like what you did here.

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    1. Thanks Suber! I'm pretty happy with them!
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  12. Good to see, from my perspective, some old-style hills, that are usable and robust.

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    1. Thanks Joe! No school like the old school!
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  13. I like the lighter basing you use - the figures show against it well. Did you ever do a basing tutorial?

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    1. Thanks Fmb! It's a bit lighter than I planned to be honest,it never occours to me to do any terrain tutorials but I will do my basing at some point!
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