Sunday, May 27, 2012

What I did with a little spare time up my sleeve - Wheat Fields


Not much time, family visiting and household chores to do...well that was my weekend, leaving no time for painting or wargaming. So with the little time I had, I managed to make a few trodden wheat fields for the gaming table. 



A $5.00 door matt from 'Bunnings', wood glue and bases from 'Spot Light', a little creative talent and I created one large field and four smaller ones, which can be placed together forming two additional large fields. 



Two of the four small fields. All can be split forming four smaller ones or two large fields.





16 comments:

Engel said...

Wow, that is great. Looking realy good.
And if you got any more of that spare time you could always do a tutorial...

rct75001 said...

They're very nice ones. I have looked so often at Bunnings for a simple mat to make fields from and they all seem to have lovely coloures patterns on them. Will keep looking.

Vinnie said...

I found the mat a couple of years ago for only $5.00 but have not been able to find it again...but I know your frustration, always with patterns

Rodger said...

Excellent Vinnie. I have a cheap mat also from Bunnings to make some fields too. I like what you have done here. Might have to try and copy your work.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

That's a great idea and really looks nice.

Christopher

fireymonkeyboy said...

I really like this. I've seen the doormat thing before, but usually as removable sections. This has a much more natural effect. What did you do, shave it down?

Vinnie said...

In order to make the sections I simply cut off small pieces of the mat and glued them down onto the board. Once they had dried I used a pumice basing glue for the soil, which I then dry brushed. On completion of the dry brushings i painted the base again with watered down wood glue. To make the fallen wheat I used a sharp knife on the mat, scraping the straw off into a small pile. This straw was then sprinkled on top of the glue. Once dried I repeated the process again, making for a thicker mat. Then all that was left was to add some green grass and flowers. Hope that helped.

Michael Awdry said...

That is simply brilliant! Now what about a crop circle or two? ;)

Vinnie said...

Hmmm! Now you might be pushing it

Jeremy Cullis said...

Very nice....I'm looking for something for a Normandy wheat field.
Have to chhck out Bunnings. Didn't think Spotlight had materials you could use for basing. Have to check out the Spotlight store over in Castle Hill.
Cheers
Jeremy

Scott said...

Very nice job, they'll do for several scales too.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Please make a tutorial! They're splendid.

Silver Whistle said...

I like it, thanks for sharing.

leroy said...

For those of you chasing these mats without any patterns I have recently found them at Big W as well as the local Mitre 10 store.

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