The Bar: Part 2 « Do-it-Yourself Terrain

The Bar: Part 2

02.02.2010

Post by Bill

The bar, now done, WITH DETAILS!
The bar has been a perfect scenario piece and is now complete. I ended up trying some techniques that I’ve not done before.  I was pleasantly surprised with the results as you’ll see further down.  This article could also be called “Craft Sticks”, as I used many of them to make the windows and porch step details.

Floor installed and some details started on the outside windows

inside window details and door details

Another shot of the detail work for the windows

Finished paint job

Paint job on the inside

Painted Floor with the wash on it

One of the big differences on this piece revolve around the flock, I strayed from my normal woodland scenics route and and used sand.  Sand as in I bought a 20 pound bag of it for $3 and use that instead.  Now, some drawbacks of this are related to using sand, but I think the effect outweighs the drawbacks.

Pro’s

  • Cheap
  • Painted to suite need
  • Comes in large quantities

Con’s

  • Weight
  • Has to be painted

The process is much the same as flocking, glue + sand on the areas you want.  The catch is, that I used 4 different shades of brown starting at a dark chocolate brown and moving up to a tan color at the end.  I used less and less each time I applied a color to get the effect below.

Sand + Paint = nice looking flock IMO

Added grass over the flock

Small deck plus flock detail

So far the bar has offered a great place to use for bar scenarios.  In the future I hope to get my hands on a set of furniture to use inside, when I do, I’ll be sure to post about it here.  Also, the more and more I do pieces with bases, I realize that foamcore needs to go for bases, at some point I’m going to make the jump to MDF/HDF boards for bases just for the sake of durability.  More to come on this.

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