Monday, 30 July 2012

Refurbishing scenery

I have had these 3 hills that I made about 20 years ago out of cardboard. They have stood the test of time, though spent the last few years at the bottom of a box. I decided that they needed a bit of a touch up. I intend to get my hands on one of the GW grass mats and that determine how I would touch the hills up. With some off cut grass matting, also showing its age I proceeded to get to work. I have attached a simple guide to how I completed the hills as well as a before and after shot.

Tools used
1 old brush
pencil or pen
PVA glue
Grass matting

The original shabby looking hills
First I drew an outline approx 1 inch around the base
I then turned the hill upside down and traced its outline before cutting it out.
With plenty of PVA glue I began sticking down the top first followed by the sides. Small cuts were made to the sides to ensure an even covering.
A side by side comparison
The three finished hills

When I got to the third hill my daughter decided that she would provide "assistance". To say this one took longer than the other two put together would be an understatement. But she enjoyed it. Total time to touch the three hills was about half an hour, now just to leave them over night to dry. Next up I am putting together some woods aimed at my 15mm figures. I am using small offcuts of MDF. Will post some pictures over the next few days.


Sean said...

Nice job. I have some gamey and unfinished terrain from the same time period. Time for a makeover.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Oh yes much better! Well done!


scotty said...

Cheers guys, busy giving some trees a make over now

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The Angry Lurker said...

Good work, great idea!

Rodger said...

They look fantastic Scotty. Very nice work.

3rd95th said...

Do you still want me to get one of the GW mats next time I'm in Hobbycraft?

scotty said...

That. would be great Neal

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peter said...

Great renovation of your old scenery!
It's also a good tutorial for making new ones!
Thanks for sharing!


Tony said...

Great post - it is always worth reading about how gamers refurbish their well used terrain.