Saturday, 7 April 2012

A Change of Scenery

It's the one of the few drawbacks of gaming on sand terrain. Remoulding. This is one step further along the road...one not often required. A change of sand.


 It's just too soft (as builders sand goes) and to really take heavy use it requires PVA and water mix. Usually 10-15% PVA solution sprayed on the surface and left for a week creates a one piece terrain board you can lean on, spray paint, etc.
 Better still is the red stuff (right of picture) which needs no PVA to be substantial. It has a high clay content and, when dry, is all but impervious to wear.
 So, out with the old and in with the new...marigolds...yellow or pink...choices, choices...
 ...dampen...
 ...mix...
 ...shovel (carefully) into barrow...
 ...about half a ton...
 damping cuts down the dust...of course...and the sandmen make it a quicker...
mess ...getting the last up...
 Replace with 'new improved super sand' from your local super sand provider...
Next time...can you guess what it is yet?

7 comments:

  1. Normandy 1944?

    Thats a bloomin big job mate!

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  3. I've done RF's Sword Beach before but we may do a slice of Omaha...if we can get enough US stuff together. The other suggestion was a Pacific Island as I know someone with some USMC.

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  4. A real sandtable... WOW does not even cut it!

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    1. DHC I'd really like to know what that means but I'm pretty sure it's positive. Sand is, as I've mentioned before, the best medium for wargames there is...but that's only my opinion.

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    2. Do not worry. It simply means that a real sandtable is something I would have loved to have forever, but never thought workable? So I really like your take on it and its workability!

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  5. Crikey, that''s a lot of sand.

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