Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Cheap Terrain

I have two issues at Castle Willey. One is space, with my wife doing a lot of crafting, two kids doing my head in and what can only be described as a significant ASL habit I really don't have a great deal of spare space for figures etc. The other issue is ££££ I really can't afford to spend to much in the way of real money on terrain given that I will not be working any time soon. When I left off wargaming all those years ago we really were not into the best looking terrain anyway. I think I would have developed in that direction for the want of new projects etc. So for the time being I can live with cheap and cheerful. Besides I don't think this looks too bad.



On this shot you don't see the earth effect, look at the larger shot below for that detail. Simple, just steel a few pennies from the kids money box, paint one side and then coat in water down PVA. Then once it has dried just add a little more watered PVA on a few patches and add the desired earth effect or whatever. Once dried add more glue on the unearthed parts and flock. Once it is all dried again (lots of waiting ain't there) add your brush or whatever. I am also doing a few with bits of rock and yet others with a water effect so I can create broken ground and marsh/swamp.




For a better effect use other material than a cut up bit of cloth. This will do me until I see something that I will just know is just right. I have lots of access to cloth off cuts (did I mention Cath did crafting?) So it ticks the cheap box but how about the space problem. Well it all rolls up and stores out of the way. A case of win win if you ask me.

4 comments:

  1. Looks damn effective to me, nice work.

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  2. Thanks guy's. I have a feeling I saw this idea somewhere else so not claiming it as such LOL.

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