Ok, some backstory on this project. I'm into Bushido now in a big way... love that game. I have an idea for a series of linked terrain boards, the first being a beach board with a dock, village and other assorted features I'll save that for later. From this first board I would expand out the series but I know I need to up my game with rendering water. I have done more than my share of resin forming and pours for water in other projects and while cool and fun, they aren't very animated or alive looking. So I've been expanding my vocabulary with resin water elements through various techniques.
|This is what an old, "finished" board looks like. If it was a restaurant it would be called, "Passables"|
I am a full time dad, full time worker and part time Grad student, so I don't have time to burn but I do have extra terrain to burn.
So I took a good section of the river and re-tasked it towards trying out some water and at very least, it can be a basic Bushido board.
I scouted out a 2'x2' section on a 2'x4' board, similar to the one above. I then mounted the foam board to a 1/4" thick 2'x2' wood backer using Tub and Tile Liquid Nails (so it won't attack the foam) and spiked it with my nail gun. I weighted the whole deal down with furniture and such and then used a hand saw to trim off the extra. All told, an hours worth of work, vs starting from scratch.
|Grit and rocks and glue. Sounds like a Friday night to me.|
So that is where I am so far, stay tuned for more progress! (edit: Part 2 is here)
|New river bed primed and ready for paint.|