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75th Anniversary of Battle of Monte Cassino and Northern Italy (Terrain Build)

75th Anniversary of Battle of Monte Cassino and Northern Italy (Terrain Build)

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Monte Cassino - Flocking

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With the sand/paint/PVA mixture dry, it needs some depth. I mixed up a thin, dark brown wash and applied this over the road. Once dry, I added a second wash but this time in two thin lines to create the impression of tyre tracks.

The road with wash appliedThe road with wash applied

Time to start flocking. In the interests of speed and simplicity, I mixed up three different flocks and applied PVA liberally over the tops of the hills, along the sides of the road and the upper cliff faces. Monte Cassino had a fair coverage of flora and the flocking should represent this.

Applying the flockingApplying the flocking

Once dry, I sprayed a very watered down PVA mixture. I had to do this several times to ensure a good coverage. This helps the flock stick and stop it dropping off all over your gaming table and models.

The top of Monte Cassino on my garage floor, all flockedThe top of Monte Cassino on my garage floor, all flocked
The upper sides of the cliff faceThe upper sides of the cliff face

To add bushes and more flora, I mixed up a 50:50 water/PVA mix and dumped different coloured clump foliage in. Once soaked through, I applied this across the terrain. I also applied this along the join area to try to conceal the fact that the finished terrain is two pieces of foam.

The down side of this soaking is that it takes some time to dry but at least dries hard.

Applying the foliage where requiredApplying the foliage where required
Applying along the steep sidesApplying along the steep sides

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