Post by loempiaketzer on Mar 21, 2012 7:05:27 GMT -5
Hi, as the title says it. Im painting a table tonight. Just 2 large pieces of wood painting grey. are there any problem you reckon i could encounter besides painted clothes? i saw something sometime about adding sand to the paint but i guess this will F things up. so probably, im going to get a smooth grey table...
i know its a kind of useless post. but if you have any tips/tricks/other stuff i can watch out for, please share!
It depends on what you want it for. Personally, I think it should be something you should be proud of, so I would do it properly. As Foster said, you need sand. Get lots of it, PVA glue the whole area and chuck the sand over it. Make sure it's evenly covered and then once it's fully dry, paint it.
Will this be a permanent thing? Because it will take time to do well. If you just want it for tonight however, then just paint it grey if you want.
Hi, I'm a painter and decorator. If you add some sand to emulsion it gives a fantastic gritty look. Just remix it evry 5mins or so to stop all the grit going to the bottom. Also, add a little sand first as you can always add more later if you need to, once it's in you can't get it out.
I did desert table like that using a creamy, gray, yellow Emulsion and it works well. Also I think grey will look fine for a city type board.
however. using the sand all over the place makes it like well... sandpaper-table which i prettttty bad for your models when the roll down a hill! especially when they are not varnished yet...
i was just wondering if the use of 'some' sand would work. i guess i will probably dont do it. it gives a slick-tight table where dice can roll freely, models can be pushed around without falling and modular roads dont 'stick out' because of different sizes of sand/little rocks...
i guess this is all a brainfart or something :/ im sorry... thanks for sharing though. i will check out ye old thou-tube.
when im don,... and have some guys on them with some scenery which would fit with the table, i shall post some pics...
Post by loempiaketzer on Mar 22, 2012 6:25:36 GMT -5
thanks all. i actually think im going with 3ff3ct's approach this time since i didnt come to painting the table yesterday. all in all it was one of the most useless evenings i ever had. *insert a 50minute venting session here* so tonight, i will look for some sand 'thickness' i like so i can start to prep it for this table.
Post by Lord Beauregard Dingledine on Mar 22, 2012 7:41:53 GMT -5
I saw on trooper's painting thread that he uses gardening sand for his bases. It comes with different grain sizes and even pebbles in each bag of it. It should give a really good texture for your table. Just an idea for you to ponder over
Post by treadiculous on Mar 23, 2012 3:18:18 GMT -5
I haven't used sand on my boards.. I simply painted over the wood.
This has lead to a number of comments on my photos which describe the wood grain that is across the table surface. (my excuse is that the whole area of that world used to be a riiver bed, so the grain was created through millenia of stones and pebbles being washed and dragged through the riverbed).
another advantage of no sand is that other scenery will sit completly flat on the table top, and models suffer less from balance issues.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err - Gandhi
Post by badgersplatter on Mar 23, 2012 7:23:15 GMT -5
Anyone tried bear fur? It looks great, modular boards and other terrain pieces should blur together nicely etc. My concern is that I've only seen it used by historic types with all-metal miniatures and units on movement trays - our individual plastics may not bed down and stand on it.