Post by monkeywithtacos on Nov 19, 2013 16:09:59 GMT
Has anyone recently come across any purple, red or orange coloured "grass" type flocking to use for miniature basing? I am trying to figure out a way to do my "Underdark" bases that aren't just grey with grey rubble... I'm looking for something to give them a splash of colour that would mimic the mosses and fungi that would likely be found in an underground fantasy cave type setting...
Any thoughts, links or ideas would be appreciated! Thanks in advance
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My old movie theatre had a red sawdust-like compound that is meant to be sprinkled on vomit and then vacuumed up. Ask nicely at a restaurant or somewhere like that (during a slow period!) and they may provide.
Thanks all... great suggestions... Not sure about the nail stuff....looks like it would be good but coming out of China and all....
I've ordered several times from chinese ebay sellers, and so far hadn't any serious problems with the shipment arriving here in Germany. Prices are extremely low* and if you can wait for a few weeks for the stuff to arrive, that's OK.
* You'll get many crafting materials that cost several euros for a few cents instead, and that regularly. My guess is that this stuff is either manufactured by paying wages that border on slavery or production involves massive externalities like government subsidies (which I can live with) and most probably massive ecological damages. The latter is is the main reason why I try to limit myself ebay purchases from China: I don't want to be responsible for destroying nature, neither in my backyard nor on the other side of the globe. Of course I know that many of the stuff I buy in German stores comes from China as well, but that's just how it is...
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
If you have some moss, sawdust, bread crumbs, etc.. soak them in an ink wash and let them dry thoroughly, then put the chunk into a blender.. should work ok. Also, look at laundry powder and other such stuff, they come in all sorts of pinks and blues and such, plus they are very cheap and smell super fresh!
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sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
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sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
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Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
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sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
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margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
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