Last weekend me and hubby helped Aaron, my nephew make a
play surface / layout for him to use with his toy soliders / warriors.
I'm not sure what they are exactly, but they're called Warhammers
and everything associated with them is so expensive, so we
decided to have a go at making something ourselves.
My hubby provided the base board, he'd made several years
ago for a railway layout, but which he'd never used.
The first step was to shape some polystyrene into hillside shapes.
The hills then needed to be glued into place -
expertly done by big sister Chloe.
Then the best bit - covering the whole lot with Plaster Cloth.
Once finished this is what it looked like.
Once dry, the entire board was painted with some old emulsion
paint from our garage.
The following day, the finishing touches were added.
PVA glue and sprinkles of sand
Then scenic scatter materials
(again from hubby's model railway stash)
It looks a little unfinished to me but Aaron liked
the sand-scape look of it.
Here's a closer shot
Aaron's now happy to have somewhere to fight his battles
(or whatever the Warhammers do!)
.... it didn't cost a fortune and was enjoyable for us to all help make.
Result all around!