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I've looked around everytime I've been in a store for the past month or two to see if they had anything by the way of textured paint. So far the best I've found has been some grit that I can mix in with a bucket of house paint, which may not be the worst way to go (especially since a little pot of GW paint is hardly going to cover a 4'x6' board. ) I'm considering what my alternatives might be.
So far the best I've been able to come up with is mixing some sand, rocks, and random grit in with watered down PVA glue and using that to cover my board. After it dries, I'd spray paint the whole mess and then go about making it pretty. I like this idea a bit better since I'm going to want to use this on walls and structures that'll be significantly smaller than a gaming table as well. I'm concerned that house paint is just going to be too thick on small things like that.
Does this sound like it should work? What kind of problems am I going to have with it a year down the road after it's been beat up a little bit?
If you want it for tables, my gaming table was made by going down to the beach (I kid you not) and using PVA glue to glue vast amounts of free sand onto the table. You can then paint it whatever colour you want.
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If you want it for models, tanks for e.g, mix paint with sand or grit and thin it with water. This can be layered over an undercoat a slighly darker colour to get a cool daemonic feel on the model quickly and easily One of my chaos predators has this
How well has your table held up? I'm concerned about having to make regular trips down to the beach. It sounds like a good idea though. I'm probably going to buy sand from a hardware or gardening store for this. Buying the stuff from a hobby shop would just be silly for the quantity I'll need.
Thanks for the tip. If all you needed to do was glue sand on from underneath and it's holding on for awhile, I may be making this a lot harder than I need to. I have problems enough with flocking coming off of my bases.
I've had no problems at all! My table is an urban grey colour, and 2 of my friends also did the same method (we did them all on the same day) and have a jungle one and a desert one. Make sure the glue is layered on thick. You can get cheap PVA glue anywhere, or at least you can in the UK, don't pay GW's prices.
If you're having problems with your bases, try using scenic bases. That way you can cover up any missed spots with slate (urban) or static grass (anything else), depending on your regular gaming tables
if you do the above method it suggest varnishing it after it is all dry that way youve effectively appied 2 bonding agents with one of them a sealant as well.
just make sure that the varnish you use is a matt finish unless you want a water feature in there then gloss varnish is fine.
the other way is to go to a hardware store and ask the guys there for texture paint itself this shouldn't be much more expensive than normal wall paint and you can get massive tubs of it. So you'll have loads left over when you come to do anymore scenery.
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My friend has a can of textured spraypaint that he used on his Razorback; pretty cool effect... though I don't get how textured spraypaint would work... :ninja:
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i made a cityfight table and i used that stuff you mix into the paint and painted it on and it came out pretty nice but you have to paint it on with rollerz.
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I bought a can or two of that stuff, myself... works really well for pieces of area terrain when you don't want to waste flock on all of it. Works good for boards, too, I'd imagine.Originally Posted by The Salmon Thief
My roommate and I just mixed sand with the paint and painted the board. If you're going to add roads, use more sand. If you add some PVA glue to the paint/sand mixture, it'll hold better, plus you can add flock to certain areas if you so desire.
Nothing is ever considered to be a cheap tactic, the ceapest way is often if not always the best way...Originally Posted by impending slaughter
Ok about textured paint.
In general it is just paint with some sort of textured material added, normally it is sand with some fixed grain size. In Norway you should just ask for "Mur maling", that would in English translate to something like brickpaint or cementpaint. Only negative about the stuff is that it generally is more expencive than regular paint....... but then again why do whe have beaches with fine cheap, if not free sand avaliable?
One tip though... avoid beaches that are protected by some freak government law or something, they normally tend get pretty redfaced and pissed if you take some sand, or anything else for that sake, from the beaches.
Up until now and depending on how I wanna make terrain it will depend on wether I will choose to use textured paint.
I haven't used it yet 'cause I simply don't feel it is coarse enough.
Personally I just buy some sort of hobby grit, normally with a grain size of some 0.5-1.0mm.
It costs a little, but in my oppinion I feel it is easier to achieve a good shading and hightlight feel in coarser sand...
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Originally Posted by impending slaughter
I just want to second that this works like a charm, even if it sounds dodgy. I read about it in an old White Dwarf, tried it, and had the same tabletop for years and years.
It really does work.
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