Continuing on with my recent bout of productivity, I thought I would display my recent terrain creations for my burgeoning Boer War project. I needed a surface to recreate the South African veldt over which my figures could be used. I've opted for a ground mat rather than terrain squares (as with my WW1 project). This was done primarily so I could place hills underneath the mat to create undulating terrain, but also in order to streamline storage and transport.
I began with a simple wool army blanket, much like the ones used by firemen or first responders to warm victims. On top of this I put a thick layer of sand coloured latex based primer. While this was still wet I sprinkled fine construction sand. The results at this stage can be seen below:
|Wool blanket w/ latex primer and construction sand.|
|After the second coat of primer.|
|Coloured swatches applied.|
|Rolled up for easy storage|
|I left the sides unpainted so they could fold in upon rolling in order to contain all the "smegma"|
I still have yet to perfect my system of hills. At the moment I am just using simple blobbish shapes cut from 1" pink insulation foam.
|With hills underneath.|
Next time I will be constructing rocky outcroppings to turn these rolling hills into more abrupt South African "kopjes".