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I plan on buying the new citadel realm of battle gameboard.
I'd like to do a snow/winter theme with it.
Does anybody have any ideas/suggestions, regarding the easiest way to achieve this?
Was thinking of undercoating white, then scaterring random patches of green flock around and about, and following this theme through with my scenery.
In the opinion of you more experienced scenery guys, would this work?
Thank you in advance for any replies/suggestions :-)
Looking at the realm of battle board, it seems there is lots of nice texture on there. Personally, i would go about it as follows:
1. Spray with flat black undercoat/primer
2. Drybrush browns, greys and greens to get natural rock and earth colours. Try to accentuate the texture and create randomness and variation.
3. Glue your choice of flock/ static grass on some areas with slightly thinned PVA or scenic cement (woodland scenics).
4. Get some GW or woodland scenics snow scatter. You can either paint the areas you want snow with PVA and sprinkle it on or mix PVA, water and the snow and paint that on.
It depends on how much snow coverage you want. You could leave a lot of the grass scatter out and just glue snow scatter to most of the board.
It will more durable if you mix the snow with PVA and water and paint that on. Otherwise you could spray with varnish or purity seal to make it wet and shiny looking and durable. You can then texture and paint your other terrain to match this method.
This is just how i would do it. Any questions, ask away and i'll give my best answer.
Hi Earl, thank you for your prompt and detailed reply, mate.
I was thinking of mainly snow, with minimal green:-)
Always wanted a winter board.
I'm also making a snow board, but I choosed a different approach.
I've made mine from boards of pink insulation foam, glued sand all over, painted light blue and then drybrushed with white. Didn't use GW paints but instead bought larger pots at the local DIY store, where I could custom order the blue to match Space Wolf Grey.
Got two all flat boards finished and will hopefully start with the next two tomorrow, one of them flat, the other with a trench system. That will make a gaming board of 4'x6' plus 4'x2' with trenches.
Currently painting the Waaagh! of Warboss Borboss - Goff and Evil Sunz warband
I'm sure there are some good tutorials out there of snow boards. I will see what i can find.
i know that i'm a newb when it come's to most of this, but i've been baseing my models in a wintery style, i've tryed many different thing and maybe this could work for you, i've tryed the white undercoat and flocking snow on top of it and when you look at it from an angle it looks great because the light reflects off the flock, but when looking at it at an "overhead" type angle it just seems to get lost when your playing and it only looks like your base is white. Then i tryed something similer to what The Watcher said, not undercoating the bases in white i left them black and flocked sand all over them, waited untill it dryed then did a little dry brushing then coated the sand in snow flock and that actully made it look a lot better i to am wanting to make a winter board to play on, but for right now i have to get my army painted xD
Best of luck to ya, and hopefuly i helped a little bit
Thank you guys for all your input, comments and suggestions. Its all good stuff, and i've taken all of it on board (pardon the pun! lol!). Should hopefully have the board in the next week, and have it done mid january (with a little luck!!!).