Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hobby: Display Board - Part 1

Since every army needs a display board, I wanted to make one.  Being cheap, I wanted to make one that I could use for all of my armies (or at least most) without needing to change much.  I also wanted one that I could take with me without needing to send it FedEx for trips where I need to travel.

I started with a cabinet door that I got from my uncle.  He uses them for his dioramas. They make the perfect framed display boards.

I went with this one because I needed the real estate. 

Then I need to figure out what I want to do with it.  This case I wanted to go it with four intersecting streets.

This white blob is plasticard with a stone pattern on it.
I did this so I can do multiple things with it.  I want to use it for a few armies until I decide to tackle a bigger project.  Since my primary army is Chaos this week, I want to drop the Chaos shrine in the center.

It won't stay there but it does fit.  The HQs will go there for the Chaos Space Marine Army.  

As you can see from the shots, there are some gaps.  The shrine hides it but what if I don't have a center piece for my other armies.  That's why I took some Elmer's glue and some small gravel.  

It looks good but there are a lot of open areas.  I want to give it a muddy/torn up ground look. 
Enter textured paint.  For the same price as GW textured paint, you get this mess.  Don't worry about the color because your going to prime it. This is "Icy White".

As you can see from the pics above, I didn't cover the entire space.  I am going to primer it and then see if I need to add more.

The next part we start to prime and add some colors to it.  

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