OK, so besides the armies I'm working on for the MayDay convention, the scenario requires a bit of terrain. I'm running the game on a 5' hex grid mat, and there are fourteen hills required in the scenario. Time to buckle down and make some hills!
I started with a paper cut out of a roughly circular disk that fits inside a 5" hex. Then I went to work with the scissors and cork tile.
Each hill is composed of three tiers of tile. Each circle was cut out a little smaller than the one below it. The hill tiers were glued together with white glue.
Before you know it...fourteen 5" diameter hills.
Texturing these, I used the same technique that I use for figure bases. First, glue and sand.
Next, a spray of flat brown.
Then, dry brushed layers of orange-brown and off-white.
Add patches of watered-down glue, shake on some static grass, and presto.
Of course, this technique for the hills has the benefit of allowing the figure bases to blend in nicely.
Next up will be a tutorial on painting Roman Auxilia.
'Til next time.