I needed some ruins for my pulp heros to investigate and crawl across. These are really simple to build and I turned these out in an afternoon - thanks to the super warm Saturday sunshine that sped up the drying time considerably.
|A finished board...|
To the build...create four squares of hardboard and draw a curve line across the middle.
Cut out the first and then use as a template on the other boards.
You now have eight mini boards that can be reconfigured to make any number of square terrain pieces or stand alone items.
When I build my temple complex last year II acquired a number of mini egyptian statuettes including two of the jackal headed gods - Anubis. These are made of resin and break really easy -= perfect ;-)
I had also purchased a hirst arts Egyptian pylon temple some months back but gave up building this when it proved to be too small. So therefore I ended up with a number of plaster blocks (some embossed with hieroglyphics and symbols).
Finally my good friend Mark had given my some unwanted plaster Egyptian columns
All these items made their way onto the boards. Using an interior adhesive these were glued down
The statues were broken up (using a chisel and a small hammer) and also fixed to the boards
Finally I had acquired a fallen three sided obelisk set from Fenris games at Salute earlier in the year. This to made its way onto the boards.
I wanted these boards to look slightly more unkempt and give the impression that sand had blown across the ruins building ion certain areas. To give the height and an uneven surface a reasonable amount of filler was piled up against the glued down items
Once the filler was dry all the boards got coated in pva and a sand/ballast mix poured over with the excess shaken off.
And onto the painting...
Stage 1 - my matt brown base (pre coloured emulsion paint)
Stage 2 - drybrushed with yellow ochre
Stage 3 - drybrushed with Titanium Buff (creamy white)
Job finished...a few shots of the final boards...
I completely forgot to take pictures of these without minis but have no fear there is a pulp game planned for tomorrow and these do feature on this table...
As you can se this table features the cliffs and is stepped to create two levels...
More very soon