Welcome to "Dust, Tears & Dice", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming.
If you fancy gaming periods off the beaten track then this is the place for you.
I am a regular member of The Wyvern Wargamers, formerly The Evesham Wargames Club drawing gamers from Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster, Cheltenham and Stratford.
All players welcome.
Friday, January 17, 2014
This was always intended to be a low cost project (apart from the figures) and as part of that I wanted to create suitable terrain to represent jagged rock formations depicted in the original movie.
I had some cork bark languishing in a draw, which with a quick spray and dry brush came up ok for low lying terrain but they did not feel hostile enough for the unwelcoming terrain of Klendathu.
Sunday I found myself in the local pet store I came across Mopani Root in the reptile section, it was on offer for £10 for two sections, but a few minutes with an axe and a lump hammer and I had
enough for several rather large rock formations and several smaller ones, it breaks up in
rather jagged pieces, giving the effect I was looking for and unlike cork it did not crumble.
For those with larger purchases in mind it can be purchased on the following website by the Kg.
I have decided to base mine,on plasticard to give them a firm footing, a liberal quantity of No more Nails together with Milliput to give the larger peices some extra cold, followed by filler gave the base a completed feel, before a generous coating of PVA glue and sharp sand for a textured base.
A black under coat and a dry brusing using a couple of tester pots from the hardware store and all done ready for their first outing...