I need to state for those who have not seen the GW plastic buildings for WFB, they are extremely nice. They do not have as many options as the Cities of Death stuff, unless you feel like hacking it to pieces and combining several kits (which I am so tempted to do later). They do come with a lot of extra "flair" pieces that I tend to leave off because I don't want my OCD to require me to glue them back after they have been knocked off.
|The pieces awaiting they meeting with glue.|
So I have the main tower, but I still need to glue on the stairs and the two supports. Instead of both supports on one side like GW has in the picture I have opted to put them on opposite sides. I have also cut out a board to use as a base. This is not a required step, but I like to put all my stuff on bases. It allows me to add more to area around the building if I want.
I use some Testors plastic cement to join the plastic to plastic, and I use "Tacky Glue" to glue the building to the base. It is still a PVA glue, I just prefer the "Tacky Glue" to Elmers for terrain as it is a bit thicker and seems to have a bit more bite than Elmers. This could very easily be a figment of my imagination, but its what I believe so its what I do.
|Finished assembly and glued to the base.|
I usually use glue and water mixed (about 3/1 water/glue) and spread it on the base. I have seen a good amount of terrain done with just glue and it works fine. I prefer to water it down a little bit as it gives me a better working time. I don't want to do the base in sections unless I have to as it can cause a ridge to appear where the first section stopped and the second started. Once I have the entire base covered I place the terrain in a box and liberally cover the base with my gravel/sand mixture. I let it set for a few seconds so it gives the sand a chance to settle well into the glue. Then I remove the sand and let the base dry.
|Waiting for sand, notice I covered the whole base|
|Covered in sand, I pile it on and let it sit for a few seconds|
Once the sand is dry I spray paint the entire piece. Be sure that if you use any foam (pink foam or foam core) that all of it is covered with glue or paint before spraying. Most sprays will eat the styrofoam and ruin all your hard work. There really is no science to the spray painting. In case you don't know here are a few notes..
- Don't forget the under sides of things. This tower for instance has several overhangs that will need spraying from below.
- Be sure to spray the sand from several directions to ensure it is fully covered.
- Don't spray too close to the mini or spray the same spot for too long.
- Make sweeping passes across the mini. Always try to end and start the spray off the mini.
- Don't spray from too far away.
- Always spray in a well ventilated area.
- Always shake the can well for several minutes before spraying.
- Always clear the nozzle after you finish. Turn the can upside down and spray off to the side till paint stops coming out. This will keep the nozzle clean for your next use.
|Here it is sanded, dry and ready for paint.|