|After measuring and cutting out all the parts, the plywood was attached to the1x2s with air nailed staples and brads.|
Then I filled the holes with wood putty and gave everything a sanding with 220 grit sandpaper.
|Back side showing 1x2s.|
Eventually I will put another piece of plywood on this side and make another terrain surface.
I'm thinking of maybe a Martian red type surface or maybe blacks/greys for an urban layout.
|After the sanding I painted a base coat of "Desert Yellow".|
I went to Menard's and bought a quart of paint that closely matched Vallejo's Model Color Desert Yellow.
You might notice that I masked off the sides of the table to leave a clean edge.
|The desert surface with texture, flock and some scattered areas of ballast.|
I sprayed a mix of white glue and water over everything to hold it in place.
|Once the glue dried I rolled on a coat of Minwax Polycrylic clear satin finish.|
This gives the whole thing a very durable, hard finish. It also keeps the flock and terrain texture from flaking off over time.
|A close up of the finish. It doesn't shine too much because of the texture.|
If the satin is a bit shiny you could spray on a matte finish but I don't think it's necessary here.
|And there it is!|
Ready for some of the terrain I've been working on.
Until next time, carry on!