Well Mrs Shed has been very kind and let me spend yesterday in the man cave and so I decided to crack on with the escarpments.
The Previous part 2 - can be found here
Over the week I had been starting to fill the tops and sides with standard filler and whilst doing this I realised I hadn't actually built the boxes for my Egyptian tomb entrances. Rather than build some big boxes I built two half size versions
Again these have the same side panels allowing alignment
The following picture illustrates the plan for the tomb entrance better. The resin entrances shown in these pictures all come from Scotia Grendel..
Scotia Grendel Website
You can also see in the above picture the 'white' filler on top of the cliffs.
With the filler dry on all the big pieces it was time top start adding the sand...
Now on the subject of sand my 'mix' is a combination of coarse builders sand (found by the side of the road), fine sand from the local woods (rather funny to sneaky in with a bucket), and some model coarse rail ballast. This was all baked in the oven until
Copious amounts of PVA were used in the application and I am in two minds thinking that two coats of base might be necessary.
Starting look very good....couldn't help putting out a figure
The base on the MG crew will be the colour I am going to strive for in these builds - but you can still see a lot of the white filler - this is going to need covering.
It was at this point I realised the shed was starting to get rather messy...
Back to the tomb entrances...these were built up in the same way as the big boxes...
|Rather impressive size given the figures are 28mm|
|This is a smaller entrance so I had to build up the cliff face above|
At the moment they are not fixed in place but will be eventually. The larger of the two looks really impressive.
Ok so now the last couple of shots...as you can see I now have around 5 metres of cliff face
If needs must I can build two really big mesa this size - 1 metre long
And of course build the valley side for the tombs
What next...well in no particular order
1. Finish filling some of the cliffs
2. Fill in some of the rock face gaps with small bark pieces
3. Fionish the ground work...
And then paint it.
Realising that painting this is going to be a real sod I have just invested in a compressor and air brush - hopefully this will be with me next week.
This build is going to take a bit of a break - I have BLAM next week (the wargame weekend) and to be frank I want to get cracking on painting the 100+ Saracens that have just turned up
Part 4 can be found here
My cat is wondering why I have bought cat litter?