Groundworks

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ron Tamburrini, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Here is a little WIP of Groundwork for a 75 mm project using styro foam IE Kingspan
    and some bits and bobs from the spares box , plasticard and Mig wet mud .

    IMG_9848.JPG View attachment 166481 IMG_9847.JPG
    The foam was cut to about 8mm thick glued to the base and the paving was formed using a pencil with the lead rounded off so as not to dig in to deep ,primed with Halfords matt over sprayed with Tamya x55 deck tan then sprayed with GW gloss varnish and washes in oils of Burnt umber , sap green , paynes grey and highlighted with old Holland warm grey . Chain is a product raid from her indoors costume jewellery box :rolleyes:
  2. swralph A Fixture

    Great looking base.
  3. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Cracking job Ron.
    Brian
  4. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    That's looking Great Ron. Picked up a lump of this from roofers working down the road, very useful (y)
    Look forward to seeing what you put on it.
    Cheers
    Derek
  5. Mark S Guest

    Really nice piece Ron...well done.
    Someone smarter than all of us will now take this product and bag it as a scenic/groundwork product and charge an 854% profit margin on a 50g bag.
    Sounds like an opportunity for Grange Hardwood Bases to expand to Grange Hardwood Bases and Scenic supplies.
    captnenglish and Babelfish like this.
  6. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cracking example Mr T......you really have found an ideal material for groundwork (y)..............as too marketing it......for orders......you can contact me at....................:LOL:
  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Ahhh....that would have been a great base for my siege of Toulon officer :)
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It certainly wood :)
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb work Ron,that chain looks fantastic,old and dirty as does the whole scene,this is right ip my street mate,perhaps you can start a line of ready made scenes,super work mate :)
  10. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks good Ron.
    Cheers
    John
  11. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanx guys for the positive feedback on this little experiment , got a figure on the go for it now.

    Ron
  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Fantastic work Ron!
    A good spot for Metal Models 75mm Guard Marine perhaps?

    I'm guessing the material is along the lines of the rigid foam we use as insulation over here. Sometimes the trade names of certain materials don't translate overseas.

    Either way, you've come across an excellent medium for sculpting groundwork... Great work indeed!

    Colin
  13. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yes Colin insulation foam , medium to high density ; sands , cuts , takes impressions with just about anything . the stuff with the silver foil on both sides is what we use here for wall, and concrete floor insulation , when you peel this back it leaves little imperfections which look great on paving setts and flagstones ,walling etc .

    Yea the Altier market 75 mm Marine would go well ,but I have something different lined up ,will show soon . :)
    ChaosCossack likes this.

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