Mount Anthracite

The length of the piece is roughly 800 – 900 mm.
 Moving on to a somewhat different style of hill now; this one is supposed to be a jagged rocky ridgeline rather than the smoothly eroded grassy hills I've done before. There will be patches of grassy flock here and there, but it won't be nearly as all-covering as before — there will be almost none on the tops, for example.

Rather than being carved and torched to smooth off the foam, this one has been shaped by stabbing into it and breaking lumps off. The rubble and boulders around the base are some of these chips, stuck in place with acrylic caulk. That leaves quite a decent faceted rocky look, which I then over-painted with texture paste and sprayed solid black.

This is the first of three layers of dry-brushing. The first, darkest tone covers most of the surface, but leaves some of the black showing through. I want a dark, rugged look to the finished piece.

The second and third layers are progressively lighter tones of the first, with the third (and top) layer being almost — but not quite — white. Each layer is applied more lightly, with the last just outlining facets of the rocky structure.

This shot from above shows up the layers of the construction, highlighted by the dry-brushing. There are quite a few places where figures can be stood, but there are many more places where they cannot — this is intended to be mostly impassable terrain, and even for infantry I'd deem it too dangerous for any without alpine training.

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