Tuesday, 25 June 2019

DIY Coastal Terrain WIP

I made some good progress on the experimental modular coastal terrain today, which is now drying off after a final ink wash. The terrain sections were coated in filler and sealed with PVA yesterday, so today I was able to crack on with the painting using a selection of cheapo acrylic paints from the Works that I had stashed away. These were only 99p but are super gloopy and have excellent opaque coverage (note to self: get some more!)

I started with a Fawn base coat with a Fawn and Sand wet brush, followed by a drybrush in a Fawn and White mix. The grass areas were painted in a Pale Olive Green and Sap Green mix, followed by a drybrush in Pale Olive Green and Fawn (useful stuff this Fawn!). I then washed the cliff areas with heavily diluted Seraphim Sepia and the grass areas in diluted Athonian Camoshade ink, which is now drying out.

While that was going on and in-between the drying bits, I based up some Tumbling Dice coastal gun batteries on textured plastic bases from Brigade Models, which came with a Land Ironclads starter set, sometime in the distant past. I also scratch built a coastal defence fort from the aforementioned plastic bases, a couple of Mantic games figure bases and some spare Tumbling Dice heavy guns. I'm sure Mr Vauban will be spinning in his grave but I quite like it.


  1. Nice work! Fawn is a useful colour. I had a bottle of similar shade poster paint which I used for years.

  2. Coming along nicely! I’ll need to do a similar project eventually so these posts are appreciated. 😀

  3. Excellent, and the scratch build looks very similar to Southsea castle before it was upgraded

  4. You have a good eye for colour Jim, those coastal boards look very effective.

  5. Its looking good. This is an cool project to follow along with.



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