Wednesday, April 03, 2013
My First Dark Ages Terrain: Anglo-Saxon Tent
1.to harden the shell so it wouldn't tear or break during use
2.to help the "canvas" of the paper towel form to the stucture
3.to create a surface that would take the paint better
I applied dirt texture(sand/kitty litter) to the base which I painted and flocked.
The whole project took me about 20-25 minutes to build and around an equal time to paint. So for under an hour, and at no cost, I have a nice looking Saxon tent for my Saga battlefield. You could easily use the same technique to make tents of various sizes and for other settings(both historical and fantasy). In fact, I may make some for my Warmachine battles down the line as well!
If anyone would be interested in a more thorough walkthrough with "work in progress" photos, just say so in the comments section and I will gladly be sure to put a post together next time I make a tent(which should be soon).
Thanks for viewing,