I was doing a tester/sample for the battle board, so:
I took a piece a polystyrene and coated it with a thin film of sand on one side, and dirt on the other. The dirt part sounds strange, but someone suggested it on http://www.thelastalliance.com/, so I'm going to compare the results afterwards.
After leaving it for a day or so I shook off the excess. Then applied a coat of watered down glue .
After leaving that to dry...
The next(and final) step was to apply spray paint to the piece.
I was most worried about this part,since spray paint and polystyrene don't go well together. But with the glue coating should hopefully protect it.
Seeing as I was using the paint, I whisked up some models glued sand to the base etc.
In the picture before the spraying:
- 12 Warriors of Minas Tirith
- 11 Rangers of Gondor/Arnor
- Mounted Theodred
- 2 25mm bases, for future use as objectives.
- 8 Praetorian Guard + Centurion and two men with shields (Probably Auxiliary infantry)
- Unattached spears of Rangers and warriors, Elessar's right arm (from mounted version)
- And a piece of rocky terrain.
Well, I think it worked. The polystyrene didn't melt or anything like that. Even the unprotected sides, which caught some of the paint, remain solid.
A closer look at the tester piece. With flash.
So, you might see some painting of mine up this or next month.