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Saturday, 12 May 2018

STREAMS


This is a tutorial on "how to made a stream".


French Indian wars - Armed Colonial Setters patrolling the area near a stream.


I used 3mm MDF cut into 12 inch length  x 7cm wide.
I cut enough strips to cover a 6' x 4' table diagonally .


Use box cutters to trim the edges of both sides length wise. 


Apply PVA glue and place larger stones first followed by the wood pieces and last of all the finer stones. 


Once the PVA is set apply another layer of PVA in between the length of stones, this will be where the water will be. 
This is done to achieve a waving look on the water.


Prime with black primer spray can.
Use Vallejo model colour Black Green and paint the area that will be water.
Dry brush the stones with VMC Desert Yelllow.


Touch up the water with VMC Black Green. 
Highlight the stones by adding VMC Iraqui sand to the base coat and do a very  very light dry brush on a few areas on the water.  .
 Paint the wood pieces and paint the outer areas with any earth type colour.


Apply 2  generous coats of Tamiya X-22 on-top of  green paint which represents the water.
Once dry apply PVA glue to the outer areas of the stream and adapt flock.


close up shoots of the stream.




 Pile of stream terrain ready for the gaming table.


Cheers John.



13 comments:

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    1. Thanks John for your comments
      cheers John

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  2. Very very cool and such a neat idea to make the contours of the stream directly out of small stones!

    Could you do an article on how you do the tall grass mats? They look so good!

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    1. Thanks Mark for your comments.
      In regards to the grass mats, When I made them I also took lots of photos on "how to make them" but just before last Christmas my computer crashed and lost all the photos. When I make some more in the future I will do so.
      cheers John

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  3. I'll try this method, the result is just perfect!

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    1. Thanks Phil,let me know when you make yours, be good to see them
      cheers John

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  4. Beautiful! You are a fantastic craftsman!!

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    1. Thanks Brent for your comment
      cheers John

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  5. Masterclass!
    best regards and have a nice day!

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  6. Great tutorial and lovely terrain. Thanks for sharing

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