Today I went over to Lowes with my buddy Mark and picked up 3 sheets of 8 X 4 green board. A foam type board about 1 inch thick. We also picked up a gallon of flat latex green paint, loaded it up and drove over to his house. We cut up the boards in 3 X 4 foot sections. This gave us 6 boards that we needed to have. We had three 2 X 4 foot scrap left over and I had him cut up one of those so I could have two 2 X 2 sections for my Skirmish game Ronin. We painted the first three big boards and two little boards that we are going to have dry over night. Then we will apply a second coat for good measure. Mark came up with the idea to use the rest of the scrap to make hills with and since he has a hot knife and more importatly done this before I thought it a great idea. Including driving to pick the stuff up it only took us a couple of hours to get as far as we got. So a pretty good time investment so far.
The idea is that if these boards work out okay is to build a frame around them and use them for other stuff in the future. Maybe spruce them up a bit to make them look fancy.
Well that's it for now.
What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.