|Finished piece first? Kinda kills the suspense...|
This set started as two pieces of foam core, trimmed to fit the smaller light tent.
|Base piece scrubbed with brown Deltaceramcoat craft paint|
|The scrub of light blue paint. No effort was made to get a consistent coat.|
Once things were underway, I became concerned that two sheets butted together would reveal too much of an edge. to better conceal the join and have a cleaner horizon, I added this ramp from scrap balsa wood.
I then glued on rocks with cyanoacrylate glue.
Apoxie Sculpt two-part epoxy putty was used to feather in the rocks, the ramp, and created an uneven surface. Once hard, a coat of PVA glue was applied and fine sand added. The glue for the sand did warp the foam core.
A little paint, drybrushing, a few Silfor tufts, and flock later - a finished base piece.
You can see the complete set at the top of the post as well as in use in Sprint #9 - Sybots post.
Set #2 was intended to aid figure reviews. It is covered with a 10mm grid.
|Base is two pieces of black foam core. There is a lip on the leading edge to conceal the join.|
|Support attached with Aleene's Tacky Glue.|
Hopefully these sets will help with better photos and more informative figure reviews.