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Thursday, December 18, 2014

TERRAIN PIECE FOR PITS

TERRAIN PIECE FOR PITS
(Patrole In The Sudan by Peter Pig)

In preparing a scenario for introducing PITS at Fall In 2014, I realized that I did not like my first attempt at making a DEPRESSION piece for the table top. My first attempt was carving out a peice of foam and painting it:
ORIGINAL DEPRESSION
Having read several gamer's descriptions of using cork as a means to build terrain, I thought I might try it with, what I think, a reasonable result.
STANDARD CORK SQUARE AVAILABLE FROM CRAFT SHOPS
Using the standard PITTS terrain size of 6" x 12", I made a base of 1/8" MDF and added pieces of Cork simply broken off the cork square with my thumbnail, managing the shape to fit the base size.
6" x 12" BASE PIECE

ADD CORK EDGE PIECES
I then "terrained" the piece using pre-mixed adhesive and grout, my latest go-to material for terraining bases and terrain peices.
ADDING TERRAINING COMPOUND
I then painted the terrain with diluted white glue and spread Woodland Sceanics Medium Ballast over the surface.
SPREAD MEDIUM BALLAST OVER THE SURFACE 
And painted it all in Burnt Umber.


And finally dry brushed with a Craft paint sand color. I'll make two more like it as 3 such pieces are supposed to be available to the Mahdists to choose.
THE FINAL PIECE