[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain Mat

I used the same flock I already applied to the miniature's bases, basecoating with the dark one and sprinkling on highlights with the light one.

The mat after the flocking:

I then used the bottom of the board as a guide for cutting the mat. This meant that the parts folded over the sides remained. Those I painted with the base ochre brown, which gives me a nice frame.

Here is the mat with some terrain on and my Agyptians scouring the area for Richards pesky Greeks.

Here is the mat rolled up.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain Mat

A second coat gave a much better coverage.

I then used the same sand colour as for the obelisks and statues.

Then the whole board got a drybrush of white.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain Mat

This is how the mat looked after a second layer of acrylic. It took me about 1.5 tubes.

I then applied thinned PVA glue (1:1) and sprinkled on two grains of sand. Here is the first learning: When applying white PVA onto a white surface, tint it with something. I went with the reflection of light, and thought I got everything coated - when I tapped off the excess sand, there were some quite visible spare patches. I touched them up, but they are visible now as they are a bit higher than the rest...

After sealing the sand in with watered down PVA (1:6 + washing-up liquid) and letting this coat dry thoroughly, I stippled on a first coat of paint.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Scatter Terrain

I gloss varnished the models, then applied oil washes.

After a layer of matt varnish, I added the same bushes and flock I put on the miniature's bases as well.

Done.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain

I gloss varnished the models, then applied oil washes.

After a layer of matt varnish, I added the same bushes and flock I put on the miniature's bases as well.

Done.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain Mat

With the miniatures done and some terrain under way, I need a gaming table. What I wanted to do for quite some time is a flexible gaming mat.

I watched plenty of YouTube videaos on the topic, but the recently published video by the Terrain Tutor was the tip on the dare to give it a try.

Here are the components:

As fabric, I use painter fleece, the one I choose has a bottom of plastic sheeting, which should help keeping the acrylic and the colour on the fleece.

I pinned the fleece to the board with pins.

Then added one thin layer of acrylic.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain

I basecoated the sand in ochre brown, the structures in sand.

The base was then drybrushed in ochre.

This was followed by a drybrush of white over everything.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Scatter Terrain

I basecoated the sand in ochre brown, the structures in sand.

The base was then drybrushed in ochre.

This was followed by a drybrush of white over everything.

I then painted the skulls in white, the beetles in black with dark grey highlights, and the snakes and scorpions using the same colours as for the giant scorpion.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Scatter Terrain

I sanded the bases and sealed them with watered down PVA.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain

The bases have been sanded and then sealed with watered down PVA. As my castings are not really perfect, there were some gaps here and there and a few air bubbles. To cover these, I put some filler into a jar and watered it down to a paste. This I then applied to cover the gaps, and then stippled the surface to try and blend it in to Bruce's blasted sand surface.