Our recent work started with building and painting terrain and painting CollectA dinosaur models for the upcoming playtests.
Arthur has over over a decade of experience building in this field, and it shows, so let's start with the finished product and walk you through the steps.
A parasaurolophus standing on rough ground terrain.
The base is made of reclaimed scrapwood. After liberally applying spray paint, brushed-on paint, and glue, we had the following base:
Styrofoam and pebbles forming the base of in-game rocks.
Bright green flock, some aquarium plants and green bush material from a railway scenics manafacturer for detailing.
They looked fantastic on the board and worked really well to demonstrate the purpose of "rough ground" in the book.
The collecta models that we bought arrived and they look awesome. This feathered T-Rex is fantastic and our favorite sculpt we'eve seen to date. The base was quite chunky and we wanted to remove it to put it on a "cretacea" friendly base. This was quickly done with a dremel tool (it was messy work, if you're ever dremeling soft plastic be careful to wear the correct protective equipment).
Giving every dinosaur a base that fits the model size, and preparing them for painting. Bottom left is our new sauropod and behind him is a carnotaurus and a brontosaurus we aim to get playtesting soon!
All our work in action. The small trees came from Arthur's terrain box. We didn't make them and they're ordered from china, a giant box of trees for about £10.00. Arthur did however base them on washers and spray them with varying shades of green.
As you can see, the work pays off so much. Anyone who has been to a wargames convention can tell you that the boards with beautiful terrain stand out.
Terrain on a game board is like a salad: you want all the food groups and all the colours, and our game board is a beautiful salad if there ever was one.
More to come
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