Yeah, I have heard all the complaints about the GW boards, but I liked the look of them. Besides, GW could release the 2nd coming of Christ and they would get knocked for him being too expensive and way overpowered compared to Necrons. My favorite complaint was that models slide down the hills on these boards. I have to laugh my ass off at this. If any of you think plastic minis are going to hold their position on slick plastic boards, you're too stupid to play 40k, turn in all your crap and get out your checkers set! (Yes, I heard this complaint on a podcast. Somebody was stuck on stupid that day). I have also heard people bitch that the hills are too gentle and people don't measure elevation changes during movement correctly. Umm, SLAP THEM, they are cheating. If you let it ride, then its your fault, get over it.
I knew the board would need to be flocked going in so I laid in supplies. I used thinned down acrylic tube paints blasted through an airbrush to do the terrain. I find these paints tough and durable and they spray pretty well through a .5mm airbrush. I used;
Raw Sienna (Liquitex Basics)
Burnt Sienna (Liquitex Basics)
Raw Umber (Liquitex Basics)
Payne's Grey (Liquitex) (Super secret wash... more later)
I also used a bunch of Woodland Scenic's blended turf and static grass flocks.
You should be able to see from the pics what the steps were, but I'll elaborate as needed. While not completely done, they are totally playable now. I just need some washes around the skulls and some random terrain recoloring.
So, on to the boards. Enjoy!!
Ready to start terrain painting, except that the black primer I used (The cheap stuff from the hardware store...) was an enamel. The acrylics didn't stick. I had to dust white ACRYLIC primer on the boards to move forward. Yes, I was stuck on stupid that day :)
And, the ubiquitous skulls, dry-brushed to preserve the darkness and about to be washed again, with Sepia or maybe Payne's...
More later :)