|Posted by Panzer Mom on April 27, 2017 at 10:15 PM|
Now it was time to experiment, I had a large piece of wood left over from our table build that I decided to use. To cover it I chose some of the cling film (wrap) so that the insulation wouldn’t stick to the board. I would like to note that I did several different sprayings and the second time I used parchment paper and discovered that it works so much better it allows the insulation to dry all the way through and expand so much more.
Now time for spraying!
Here is an example of the second-round I did with parchment paper and after 24 hours the foam was completely dry. When I used the cling film it did not cure after two days and it was still wet after two days.
So, the next step was to shape these piles of foam into something resembling a mountain. Using an craft knife I shaped the tops and then sanded down the bottoms for a flat surface so that we could base them.
Next to finish off the highlights I did a light dry brush of white over the surface to really make the mountain pop. I also painted the bases brown in preparation for flocking.
On my first round of mountains I flocked and then sprayed it with watered down PVA Glue to seal the flock and the mountains cracked. My husband did the polyurethane coat prior to flocking and sealing, and when he applied the watered down PVA glue his mountains did not crack. So we can only guess that the polyurethane protects the mountains from absorbing liquid.
At this point you can base them appropriate to your table.
Categories: Terrain Making