|Now these are some bones to cower between. Or was that to take cover between? However you wish to use it, it is a finished set of badlands scatter terrain.|
|Applying Vallejo Sepia Wash to bones spraypainted Zandri Dust.|
|I like this old bone look.|
|Ready, set, PAINT!!!|
- You can try out new techniques without wasting models and on a bigger scale (making it easier to get the hang of it).
- Terrain painting allows you to (usually) get very nice results, fast. Terrain needs to be a bit muted to show of the models on it, so keeping it nice and simple is a plus. You don't often get stuck for months or years on one project.
- Building terrain gives you an excuse to reuse old toys, rework cheap and ugly things into cool new shapes (rather iffy dinosaur bones for instance) and to use some rougher materials like polystyrene, rocks and sand.
- Building terrain (especially scratch building terrain) gives you a wonderful excuse to go through the artwork and fluff of a system to get inspired.
- Playing Warhammer 40K and Age of Sigmar is fun, but by playing these games on a table with proper terrain you take it up to awesome. I like playing awesome games.
As for number 2 on the list above (fast), the next steps on this project took me an hour to achieve.
|Drybrushing speeds things up, and works marvelously for terrain.|
|Adding more PVA to stick flock to this.|
|A tub of flock and an application tool, almost makes it look like a pro is working here.|
|Yelling at glue to dry faster does not seem to do anything...|
After applying the flock I had to use some WIP pictures to figure out where I planned the bones on the bases. As you can tell by some of the white PVA spots, this took some trial and error (on a base with the flock still wet, I should have waited a day before I did this, but I didn't...). Next came the hard part, waiting for the bases to dry and the sun to come up to take some proper pictures. I'll show these in a separate second post.