Allow me to demonstrate.
- Mix water to PVA glue
- Brush glue to base
- Dip in sand
- Shake off excessive sand
- Wait for sand to dry
- Paint prime color to the sand
- Wash sand with darker color or black
- Wait for wash to dry
- 1st color drybrush
- 2nd color drybrush
- Final color light drybrush.
11 steps multiplied by the number of models u have. Plus the waiting time for the glue to dry and then the wash color to dry. Too much messy work and hassle for my liking.
So for my space marine and future projects I will use a simpler method. Ok ok, I admit I’m a lazy bum.
1. Textured plastic sheet - i don't know the real name for it but you can buy it at most arts material shop. This one i bought in Shah Alam for around $12.00. A3 size.They're usually used by architect students to make their model houses and buildings. They come in many texture so just get the one you like best.
2. Plastic tube you get when buying brushes.
3. The smallest nut i could find.
The new process.
- Cut plastic sheet in desired base size.
- Glue cut sheet to base
- Superglue nut to base
- Glue plastic tube to base.
- Paint black
- Drybrush copper
- Drbrush boltgun metal
- Light drybrush silver.
Yes, it’s only 3 steps less that the sand method but there is no hassle and mess from handling pvc glue and sand. Step 2 to 4 is super easy. Plus there’s no waiting for glue and washes to dry. In short, it’s a whole lot simpler. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get the grainy natural earth look. I’m ok with this coz I’m sure I can think of something for my next fantasy army which doesn’t require using sand.
The final look of an industrial area is not to bad in my opinion. The best part is that it didn’t take long to make. Please have a look. I appreciate your comments guys :)
Thanks for your time.