The TSS tiles before flocking commences

Here are all tiles I am working on at the moment . I finished dry brushing the rocks and will start flocking everything at the weekend.

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As you can see the original flocking is not the same on the boards, so I will have to change that during flocking. The flock used will be the one you can see on the river boards. But this will only be the flocking base I will add different shades and length of grass to make it look more natural.

Started coloring the rock faces of the hills

I managed to dry brush the first layer of the rock faces in. This is a heavy drybrush of a medium grey. This will be followed by a few more layers of increasingly lighter shades of grey.

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The colors are only different on the pictures as the lighting wasn’t equal on every picture. Sorry.

Completed the earth shades on my Hill tiles

I completed the earth shades of my hill tiles yesterday. I used a basecoat of light brown, a wash of van dyk brown and a highlight of light brown. All done with an airbrush.

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The above picture shows the basecoat and the wash only. The following pictures show the completed earth shades:

Now there is only the gravel and the rocks to be painted then the flock.

 

I used old TSS tiles to build Hill contours

The next project in my terrain refurbishing project was creating a hill contour to elevate the terrain another 4 cm ( the hight of a tile) . I will use these to represent contour lines on the table like on maps.

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On this picture you can see the old tiles . These were donated by my good friend Simon. Thank you again Simon!

The white slabs of Styrene will be the conectors between the different tiles to make the contours modular. They were shaped with a template and cut with a hot wire cutter. This is the template in action:

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Here you can see the hill contour build up with styrene and cork bark:

And in another configuration:

Next step was to add ready mixed filler:

That is how far I got last weekend. I have another 7 tiles to do. I will add pictures to the blog when I do the next step.