Yesterday I popped into the local Briscoes store looking for something to use as a gaming cloth for Day of Days. They had some polarfleece blankets (220cm x 160cm or slightly over 6ft x 5 ft) on sale, 40% off which will be perfect so I grabbed a couple (worked out less than $18 for a table).
So today I dug out my winter terrain and decided it needed a bit of work. So I potted about cutting out MDF, plastering, painting and once dry then adding woodlands scenic snow to make some new terrain pieces. I also added woodlands scenic snow to the cossack bases and am much happier with the look- though the camera probably doesn't pick it up well.
So I managed to make:
4x woods templates- which the trees sit on top of.
4x snow drifts
I also made 9x bases out of MDF and rebased some pine tree bases (and added snow to the trees)
This evening I also based up (or rebased in some cases) some Atlas HO fences I'd had lying round for a number of years and had not got round to using- linear terrain is in my opinion one of the most important, yet so often overlooked, terrain features. I am often astounded by the number of tables I see where building sit out in the middle of nowhere without a wall, hedge or fence to be seen.
So all up not a bad days work.
Urrah! The ruined building in the foreground is one I made out of balsa over a decade ago- it has lasted pretty well.The roads were made out of felt covered in No More Gaps and painted several years ago. An easy, cheap and flexible way to make roads (if a bit messy as the No More Gaps doesn't spread that easily).
One of the projects I want to do soon is make some bases for the buildings with walls and/or hedges etc already on them so I simply place the building on the base, and do both summer and snow versions. And another snow table with several balkas on it for out on the steppes...