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This is the process that we use to make the hills seen on our tables. this is not unlike the "Big" hill tutorial but has some different techniques
Basic Hill Tutorial
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English Language   23:22    07.01.2022
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Piece of polystyrene foam cut with old hacksaw blade to the basic shape. We wanted a higher hill for this one so cut a second piece and glue them together; always use a mask when cutting or sanding polystyrene.



Basic shape achieved with hacksaw, about to use the speed sander to round off..

Basic hill tutorial
Construction adhesive; must be water based to enable watering down for building up layers of sand on the polystyrene.
Basic hill tutorial
Fashion a small cliff on one side with the hacksaw.
Basic hill tutorial
After tracing around your hill on 3mm mdf, cut out with a jigsaw and sand the edges back to blend into your gaming table surface.
Basic hill tutorial
The hill can now be sanded back further to blend the edges on the base
Basic hill tutorial
Next we will use bark from Douglas firs or Radiata pines to create the cliff lines. If these trees aren't accessible you may find pieces used as mulch in gardens or in children’s playgrounds as soft-fall.
Basic hill tutorial
You may also find a local tree species that will suit. These varieties are used because when viewed side-on the layers give the impression of sedimentary rock.
Basic hill tutorial
You will need a selection of natural rock and sand. This is crusher dust which is sieved to make different sizes from larger pieces, a finer grit and a fine sand. Builders sand (used to make mortar) this makes the best finishing material for the hill.
Basic hill tutorial
To make the cliff-line cut the pieces of bark with a coping saw, and place them into the hill by cutting and plucking the foam until happy with the fit. Always dry fit, then attach with Liquid Nails.
Basic hill tutorial
Continue to glue your bark in and fill the gaps with Liquid Nails and the larger bits of rock and grit while wet. This combination can be brushed with a watered down emulsion of Liquid nails and sand added while wet. I find this combination forms a very tough layer over your foam.
Basic hill tutorial
Work your way around your hill keeping in mind where models might be able to be placed and access points. Add more smaller rocks and grit, then fine sand.
Basic hill tutorial
This shot of one end shows where access can occur and level enough for models to be placed on.
Basic hill tutorial
The completed hill ready to be painted.
Basic hill tutorial
The completed cliff-line.
Basic hill tutorial
Overall view sloping back on the right, cliff-line on the left.
Basic hill tutorial
It is first painted a base coat of cheap acrylic mission brown fence finish, then a heavy dry brush of the mission brown with bit yellow added to make a mid-brown mix
Basic hill tutorial
Next a dry-brush with a mix of the Mid Brown and white.
Basic hill tutorial
Add additional white to your mix to give a weathered pale brown/grey white look to your rocky surfaces.
Basic hill tutorial
From one end...
Basic hill tutorial
...and from the other.
    
Basic hill tutorial
Basic hill tutorial
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