As before, the base of the tiles was made from 4 inch wide 5 mm foam core. The paving stones were also made from 5 mm foam core, which I had first soaked in warm water for a short while so I could then peel off the paper covering the foam.
The wall was made of XPS foam, 4 inches wide, 2" high and 1" deep.
Using an HB pencil, I then drew the individual bricks and details, pressing hard enough to make indents which would show up well when ink washed and dry-brushed. I then rolled up a piece of kitchen foil into a ball and rolled it all over to give the stones a more rough appearance which will show up well when dry-brushed.
For the sewer entrance I added two extra pieces of 3mm foam to increase the height of the wall to make room for a door.
To join up with my dungeon tiles I made a collapsed wall. This was faced with 3mm foam core. The collapse was cut out using a hot wire cutter. Individual bricks were added cut from both foam core and XPS. The paving stones were added at a height compatible with my dungeon tiles and then painted in their colour scheme.
Painted as follows...
- Matt Mod Podge mixed with black hobby paint (80% / 20%).
- Dark Grey
- Heavy Dry Brush of Medium (Rain) Grey
- Mix of Liquitex Brown ink and Black ink in equal quantities with a drop of washing up liquid and a drop of water added.
- Matt varnish
- Dry Brush of Stone Beige, but use Light Grey on some details for contrast (this is the opposite of they way I painted the floor tiles)
- As brickwork but final dry-brush with Light Grey.
- Raw Sienna (you may need a couple of coats to cover thoroughly)
- Mix Raw Sienna and Lime (Leaf) Green (66% / 33%) and paint a line down the edges of the sewage nearest the paving stones.
- Using the same paint mix, take a small piece of sponge and use it to dab paint randomly onto the middle of the sewage flow.
- Create a liquid effect using Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel. Apply quite thickly and work with a Sculpting Tool to give a running water effect.
- GW Steel Legion Drab
- Wash with Liquitex Brown ink
- Dry brush of Steel Legion Drab
- Light Dry brush of Yellow Ochre
|The ladder was made from matchsticks.|
For details of how I did the door see my previous post.
|The earth was covered with sand to give texture before painting.|
|The sewage exiting from the pipe was made by first using the hot glue gun |
before painting and covering with Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel.
My three previous posts on crafting sewers are available here: first, second, third.