|British troops landing in the town under fire, the battle for the seminary is in full swing atop the hill|
So Day five of this project has seen the boards given a wash of watered down PVA to secure the ballast and then the black base coat was applied.
I decided to give the boards a full 24 hours to dry fully before commencing work on the primary top coats.
My intention is to do the rock work first followed by the ground colour, then fix the river sections and apply the flock as the last stage. The flock is the tricky bit as I want to try and achieve as close a match to my mat as possible but show a transition to the more broken ground as it nears the gorge.
Well from the response I've had to this post I thought I'd better get on with it and give everyone an update. So whilst spending today searching out more flocks to try and tie in with the mat, I've pressed on with the basic paint job and fixed the river.
I'm quite pleased with the floor tile effect and once the final bit of terrain work is done to the banks I think they will look quite good.
Just to give you an idea of the effect I am after, here are the boards back on the table with the boats on to illustrate what it should look like in time.
More updates later.