Desert Mat

The mat - about 1500mm square

My productivity for the day is the creation of this terrain mat for desert wargaming. It's canvas, about 1500mm square, and painted with standard acrylic house-paint.

The paint does leave the canvas a little stiff, but that's no great problem since it's really only there to provide a textural background to other terrain pieces — and the wargaming models, of course.




Close-up
15mm models on the mat

4 comments:

  1. Very effective!

    Did you use salt to help get those textures?

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  2. biopunk: no, it's just a sprinkling of very diluted paint (and then clean water) on to the wet paint base. I diluted the original paint about 5:1 with water, so it was a lot looser than straight acrylic house paint. I had first sealed the canvas with a coat of tinted acrylic wallboard sealer (left over from some renovations) so the diluted top-coat didn't soak into the canvas as much as it otherwise would have, and stayed damp long enough for the sprinkling to disrupt the pigment coverage.

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  3. Thanks for the additional info Fitz.

    It looks fantastic!

    Cheers!

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