Delighted to report in this post you will see the first of my four planned Frostgrave boards...
In the last few build posts (the previous one is here http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/frost-grave-terrain-build-part-7.html )
- you have seen me put together some of the buildings for the city. I have now settled on four different boards, These will all be interchangeable and can be combined.
The first of these is the city before ruin. The base would be the focus of this build.
I started off at one of my favourite places B&Q - I selected an 8 x4 ft 9mm MDF board and got the bloke in the store to cut this into 32 square foot boards. Total Cost - £15
Once home nine of these were put to one side and then primed with PVA to seal - both sides !
I then cut out hundreds of 3cm square tiles from the EVA sheets I procured from Poundland. These were then fixed to the boards using pva. Ill be honest this took a long time !
Once dry I then etched using a biro some crazy paving onto the eva tiles. This took even longer !
Once all the etching and gluing was done I painted them all a solid coat of black acrylic paint. This required a touch up in some places but one coat pretty much did it. With the black dry I was able to drybrush with two coats of successive lighter greys.
All nine boards finished - a 3ft x 3ft board.
Lets add some buildings.....
OK - Decision still needs to be taken on whether snow gets added...
I mentioned I was building more than one board...here is the second - still has some work to be done but this one is somewhat more ruined...
More to come very soon
Until next time
Part 9 can now be found here