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alcal
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: Paddy Fields Reply with quote

CONSTRUCTION
The bases are Acryllic Glass/clear Polystyrene you can get it from
any DIY in the UK (i go to wickes) same as perspex. I used 3mm
thickness for the A3 bases and 2mm for the A4 and A3 cut in two
lenght ways (i think 2mm would be ok for all next time). I cut it
out
of the main sheet with a jigsaw with a fine blade then slightly
shamfer the edges on a bench grinder althoug I think you can get
away
with just doing the corners as they will be quite sharp and they
will
butt closer together. Next is to sand the surface so as to give a
key
to painting etc... at this stage super glue pieces of swamp grass at
intervals along the areas to have raised edges and on the drying out
paddys.
To make the raised edges i used MILLIPUT, two part eposy putty roll
it out and press it onto the edges of the base and along the divides
with both thumbs. Now press a toothbrush into all the putty that
makes the raised edges to give it texture. Super glue the raised
edges and drying out paddys and dip them in sand whilst still wet
this gives the grass sides and the dry paddy mud effect.


Now the fun bit, the rice paddy is made of ....wait for it, TEDDY
BEAR FUR! . It is quite expensive if you do find it but you dont need
much to go a long way, I used about a 1 1/2 ft sq, it was the same
shape as a polar bear. I mixed acrylic green and water about two
paint to one water in the sink and just dowsed it and squeezed it
until it was totaly green, then left it on a newspaper to dry over
night (it won't cut properly if not fully dried out), combe it to
keep the hair on end, also don't try to do it in one peice you need
to cut it into three or four because the fur needs to be trimmed
down
to size with a sharp pair of scissors ( do this before dying it).
Now
take a scalpel and ruler press the ruler realy hard against the fur
and run the scalpel along it to create approximately 3-4mm strips
for
the rice. The fur is the non synthetic type (you mean real bear!) in
other words its the one thats actually woven into the cloth backer,
take a close look at the pics of construction. By the way the pics
should be viewed in numerical order not as they appear on the files
(how did i do that?) Paint the fields with dark brown before fixing
the rice strips down, use evostick / pva in lines and push the
strips
down into it with the scalpel.


PAINTING
Paint the raised edges, I use natural leather with a touch of orange
as my base coat(orangey brown) Then brush with indian ink (Peat
brown
mixed with burnt sienna) then dry brush with light tan. Paint around
the rice (2-3mm) with light tan to simulate the mud near the surface
that the rice is growing in. In the water filled fields dry brush
tan
around the edges and in the centre dry brush a dark bluey brown to
give depth, the rice may still need to be brushed with green to get
the right shade. The drying out paddys are dry brushed but not near
the water edges so it still looks like its wet. Now gloss varnish
around every rice strip and wherever you need the water effect.
Cheers
Alan(UK)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I thought this was going to be a thread about making terrain for Ireland.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great alan i was going to ask you post this ...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey AL, you ever find a use for those bushes I sent you, if you did I got more.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There still in my jungle box,we have used my m8 Andy`s so i havnt got around to making my own yet,i have a big box of` to do `jungle bits.

Thanks for the offer i have enough but im sure other Nam fans would apreciate the offer as i would just be gready taking them off you.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Al,
Thank you for the "play-by-play". Now I have no excuses to avoid making one!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Tutorial and excellent terrain as ever
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

realisticwargames wrote:
Good Tutorial and excellent terrain as ever


I just recognised your name `realisticwargames`,are you the guy who deals with Andy Ribinson from Brum if so we have a link as he is a friend of mine and i was looking at his 10mm WWII terrain that you produced for him,excellent stuff i was impressed.

AL
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Al not us i`m afraid, "I am realisticwargames" or should that read "I'm Spartacus" Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You haven`t met Al but think of Mad Malcom and Velkro ..... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alcal wrote:
realisticwargames wrote:
Good Tutorial and excellent terrain as ever


I just recognised your name `realisticwargames`,are you the guy who deals with Andy Ribinson from Brum if so we have a link as he is a friend of mine and i was looking at his 10mm WWII terrain that you produced for him,excellent stuff i was impressed.

AL


al i think your meaning these guys ..

http://www.realisticmodelling.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon you mean a combination of malcolm and velcro now there`s a scary thought Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. I am in the process of making some marshes.
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