Saturday, 3 November 2018

Charity Shop Terrain Board




I dropped into the local charity shop this morning and spotted a canvas covered picture frame for a tenner. It has a pretty sturdy wooden sub-structure with a hardboard or mdf top, covered in a beige canvas with a square paper picture glued on top. It measures 32'' square, so not far off the standard three foot square skirmish game area. I got it home, stripped off as much of the paper picture as possible with a palette knife, sanded it down, glued the bits I'd scuffed up with PVA, then covered the surface with a skim of acrylic paste, dappled on and smeared around to give it some texture. It's drying off now and will get a basecoat of Homebase Cashmere emulsion paint to match the prototype desert cork board that I made last weekend. If it works and doesn't warp, it will be my default terrain board for the Sandbox Skirmish project and other things as well.

4 comments:

  1. Good find! Should work out well. 😀

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  2. Hope so. Every time I've tried something like this it's always warped like a banana!

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  3. Have you ever tried coating the reverse of the boards? I've found with 2mm and 3mm thick MDF by painting the reverse side with a spray can seal it and help prevent warping.

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  4. That's a great idea. Thanks Ben. 😊

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