- 30/08/2015 at 10:23 #30144
I want to have sand dunes on a desert theme table I am working on and I’m not sure how to go about creating them (I’m assuming I cannot buy them), can anyone be of assistance?30/08/2015 at 10:29 #30145
How high do you want your dunes?
This is not a stupid question 😉
"I'm not signing that"30/08/2015 at 11:14 #30146MikeKeymaster30/08/2015 at 11:23 #30149
I was thinking Polyfilla on mdf, painted and ‘flocked’ with sand (kiln dried, silver or beach, not builder’s).
Not really practicable for large pieces – the Polyfilla would probably shrink and crack. There’s also the weight.
DAS Pronto would be an alternative. Probably more expensive though.
"I'm not signing that"30/08/2015 at 13:27 #30153EartherParticipant
Amera do these 15mm dunes, but they may be a bit large? Dimensions on the web link.
M211 Sand Dunes HERE (scroll down)30/08/2015 at 13:51 #30155Mr. AverageParticipant
Spackling plaster may also do the trick. Also Warzone does a set of dunes along the lines Mike mentioned above.30/08/2015 at 16:23 #30169
Thank you all for your helpful responses. I think those Amera ones will do the trick if suitably mounted and flocked.02/09/2015 at 15:48 #30358NoelParticipant
This is going to sound unusual, but what about covering a table in sand and piling up dunes out of that?02/09/2015 at 15:53 #30359
This is going to sound unusual, but what about covering a table in sand and piling up dunes out of that?
Heavy, messy, and the sand won’t stay piled up 😉
"I'm not signing that"02/09/2015 at 18:22 #30362Norm SParticipant
Kallistra sell a pack of three (non-hexed) hills that could double for dunes, though they are large, depends what scale you want. LINK –
Also, Rymans (UK) sell that stuff that looks like a bandage that has been coated with plaster. You briefly soak a length of it and then apply it to whatever form / shale you have created and it dries hard. It does have an open weave, so when dry, rub some pollyfilla type stuff into it. It could then be PVA’d and dry fine sand applied.03/09/2015 at 08:12 #30396
I wish I’d known about the Rymans thing a couple of days ago when I was slapping a PVA soaked crepe bandage on my sandstorm model, lol.03/09/2015 at 08:50 #30397
I wish I’d known about the Rymans thing a couple of days ago when I was slapping a PVA soaked crepe bandage on my sandstorm model, lol.
Plaster of Paris bandage/sheet used to be the go to landscaping material in the model railway world. Modrock was my preferred brand, but there’s a lot of choice
It’s quite light, but a bit fragile unless it’s laid over solid formers
"I'm not signing that"03/09/2015 at 09:17 #30400MikeKeymaster03/09/2015 at 10:03 #30403
Thanks!16/03/2016 at 18:56 #3960416/03/2016 at 19:05 #39605Angel BarracksModerator
oooh, how did you shape them, by hand or with some sort of tool?16/03/2016 at 19:38 #39612SchlesienParticipant
I just used a popsicle stick to shape them. Maybe used my finger to smooth out some spots.16/03/2016 at 20:40 #39613RuarighParticipant
Try a sand table. You can sculpt it to any terrain form you want and then reshape it for the next game. A friend built one and coloured all the sand green for his ACW gaming. It looked great. I don’t know the situation now, but they used to be the table of choice down for the British Army, and if that’s not a recommendation, I don’t know what is. Here’s an article about a portable sand table that might whet your appetite:
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