Hobbying on the 4th

Author Dave / Category Terrain / Published: 7/4/2018

Happy 4th fellow Americans!

Since I had work off today, I decided to catch up on some hobbying and blog work. I'm finishing up a interesting comparison of print times and settings which combined with hobbying should speed up your production of finished terrain pieces. I plan on building out a full blog post/tutorial for how I am hobbying the Garage Expansion set of terrain which I will be using for Star Wars™: Legion (Yes I use all the ™ things, because who knows when the mouse is around).

High Level Overview:

Step 1: Clean Your Prints - Get out your hobby knife and clean off any loose pieces, then grab your lighter and burn off any fuzzies

Step 2: Spray with Automotive Filler Primer - Let Dry

Step 3: Sand with low grit, I use between 80-200, Nothing fancy here, you are trying to get the Filler primer into the cracks and seal up print lines.

Step 4: Repeat Step 2 & 3 if needed - I did not, because of spackling stage next. If it was a more urban piece, you wanted less natural decay and weathering then get 'er smooth

 

Step 3: Sand with low grit, I use between 80-200, Nothing fancy here, you are trying to get the Filler primer into the cracks and seal up print lines.

Step 4: Repeat Step 2 & 3 if needed - I did not, because of spackling stage next. If it was a more urban piece, you wanted less natural decay and weathering then get 'er smooth

Step 5: Dry Wall spackle built up areas and add texture to smooth surfaces. This not only works for Desert style pieces but other Planetary types. I'll be exploring other options in the future on some different styles. Let it Dry - Heat gun Helps

Step 6: Base Coat

Step 7: Apply Washes - I'm playing around with using different washes (from Vallejo) on different surface types. The metal roof for example has a little rust and desert mix. The vertical surfaces of the outer walls have a mix of black and desert, heavy on Desert.

Step 8: Drybush - I'm up to 3 different colors on this piece

Still to do:

  • Experiment with Basing
  • Finish the Doors and Barricades on the roof (Play with Rusting)
  • Apply weathering dust (Tile Grout, watered down PVA) in certain areas

 


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