|A new terrain tile.. But what's it made of?|
I was so happy with how my vault system turned out, I have been thinking about additional modules to make. For some variety, I decided that some more open sections were in order. There was one hitch, I was down to 5 mosaic tiles.
Looking around the kitchen, I noticed the styrofoam (?) tray that supermarket pizza comes with. It seemed a good thickness and density to make some terrain out of.
|Co-op pizza tray|
|Before and after|
|detail close up|
I hand painted the tile codex grey with a large brush. The paint didn't stick that well, but with a few coats it was fine. A wash of badab black (mistake.. It smells terrible in such a large amount, even when dry) and grey, then white drybrushing was applied. I did a final wash of future wax and a little bit of tobacco ink to give it some character and try to kill the badab black smell.
All in all, a very easy, cheap and quick way to make a 5x5 tile. The only disadvantage is that it is very light compared to my weighty mosaic tile pieces. My only problem now is how to store all this stuff. I suppose I should be happy it's not 28mm scale.
Thanks for looking!