29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

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29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by gilliessim » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:33 am

A small project I've almost completed for the first scenario (second game) of the 29 Let's Go Campaign.

https://nottherivercottage.blogspot.com ... lding.html

Got game two coming up next weekend so hopefully it gets to see action soon.

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:40 pm

If it helps, the warping of the base-board can be avoided by priming/undercoating the board completely (ie both sides and all edges).

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by hendrik » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:48 pm

Applying ducktape to the other side apparently also helps to prevent warping

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by gilliessim » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:24 am

Thanks for the tips, I've started priming/undercoating any boards that I use now. I'll go back and do that one to see if it will work once the warp has happened, maybe weigh it down as well to help it.

Also finished up the US supports - not fantastic but they will do the job!

https://nottherivercottage.blogspot.com ... art-2.html

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by hendrik » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:42 am

They look good!
I'm not sure if applying ductape can still worl once a board is warped. I've only seen it used in a preventive way

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by gilliessim » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:29 am

Next installment of terrain making for the 29 Let's Go campaign. It's orchards and it's based on what I've seen assiduously reading through The Tactical Painters blog!

https://nottherivercottage.blogspot.com ... p-off.html

Any fantastic tips on keeping flock on trees would be gratefully accepted!

Thank you!

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by Gun-Pit Paul » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:53 am

Hairspray seems to work for my trees (so far).

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by gilliessim » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:41 pm

Paul - thanks interesting to hear that, I've tried hairspray and I didn't notice a great change. Maybe need to give a solid coating. Out of interest what kind of flock/foliage do you use? so far I've been using sawdust type from Javis, I'm wondering if that may be the issue too?

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by siggian » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:59 pm

I'd spray them liberally with a 50/50 mix of PVA and water. That will help bind everything together and provide a more durable overall surface.

This is what I used for my trees, which are Woodland Scenics armatures with clump foliage glued using Crazy Glue (or its generic equivalent). The PVA water mix secures the whole lot. https://littleleadwarriors.blogspot.com ... -28mm.html

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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Post by Capt Fortier » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:58 pm

For what its worth I think your orchard has come out looking great - and I especially like the trunks and roots. I suspect it may be your flock that is giving your trees dandruff, which given the treatments you've already added, I would think will settle down in time. Perhaps in future experiment with different types of flock?
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