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otenrider
25-05-2009, 16:28
I come from a place where 40k is just starting. In fact it's been just 3 weeks since the people in the store decided to play 40k, and so I have made a board for the shop.

and here it is, a desert board (or I hope it looks like a desert board!!)

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/otenrider/Warhammer%2040k%20Boards/IMGP3326.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/otenrider/Warhammer%2040k%20Boards/IMGP3328.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/otenrider/Warhammer%2040k%20Boards/IMGP3329.jpg

pics are a wee bit dark (camera and lighting sucks!)

anyway I would like to hear from you guyz, and what I could improve on to make this and future boards look better!

Daniel36
25-05-2009, 18:52
NICE paintjob!

Not much to improve on really, apart from perhaps the board size. Is it 4 by 4?
4 by 6 is better. But that can be done on a future board.

I did a similar board, but yours looks better. I am curious, how did you texture it?

Crube
25-05-2009, 18:55
Looks good

How have you protected it. I've found that sanded boards can wear quite quickly...

otenrider
30-05-2009, 17:25
Thanks!! and sorry for the no reply, been busy with my army.
And I forgot to mention that I got the idea for the board here:
http://www.quindia.com/studioart11.htm

@daniel: the plyboard I bought is 8'x4', the other half will be divided into 2. The first half will be sanded like the first one, but the other will have a concrete texture. That way we can combine the 2 board for a 4x6 and the remaining concrete thing will be used to place our stuff on.

I used wood glue then sprinkled the sand on top. And I used enamel paints (it's kinda shiny) and it helped seal the sand in.

@ dog: I'm still thinking about how to protect it though, do you have any idea if there's a difference between the spray lacquer or the ones in pots?

Does anyone have any idea on creating concrete or asphalt texture? I looked on the net, but what I found was only good for making small areas like roads.

Crube
30-05-2009, 17:34
Enamel paints are probably harder wearing than acrylics...

Spray in varnish is generally the same in protection terms as the brush on stuff, but it's just easier to apply in a smoother manner. I'd sooner use the spray varnish, but use a good few coats.

I was just curious if you had any other plans :D

The colours do look ace...

otenrider
05-06-2009, 15:41
Ok here's the other half of the board. Now I painted the other half concrete that way we can join the desert part to create a 6x4 board, and have room for our stuff.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/otenrider/Desert%20Board%20Terrain/IMGP3425.jpg

the desert part hasn't been painted yet. If the guys at the shop like it then maybe we'll see the rest of the concrete board!!