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TacticalPainter0112 Oct 2021 9:48 p.m. PST

As part of the ongoing Sudan project I've been making up terrain pieces to work with the caulk mat that I made recently. These are rocky outcrops using pine bark as the basis for the rocks, it's a material that I think works very well. There's a full step-by-step tutorial on the blog showing how they were made for those of you interested that you can find here Rocky Outcrops for Desert Terrain

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Totenkopf Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2021 1:59 a.m. PST

Nicely done.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2021 5:01 a.m. PST

Those do look great, congrats!

Long Valley Gamer Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2021 6:39 a.m. PST

Nice job blending the sand and rocks. Well done!

CeruLucifus13 Oct 2021 6:49 a.m. PST

Nice. Will look great on your mat. I recommend the longer article on you blog.

If I may offer constructive criticism, in these photos the rock outcroppings look too close to the color of the sand. In your reference photo of the Sudan, compared to the yellow sand, the rocks are clearly a browner shade without yellow highlights. I would suggest trying for a little more contrast. Maybe another wash over the exposed rock faces?

Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2021 9:14 a.m. PST

Wonderfully done. I wonder if I could do this

TacticalPainter0113 Oct 2021 4:25 p.m. PST

If I may offer constructive criticism, in these photos the rock outcroppings look too close to the color of the sand. In your reference photo of the Sudan, compared to the yellow sand, the rocks are clearly a browner shade without yellow highlights. I would suggest trying for a little more contrast. Maybe another wash over the exposed rock faces?

To be honest those photos are not totally representative of all the desert, the sand is particularly orange in those places but in other areas it can be less vibrant and more muted. I want something that will work as fairly generic arid terrain, be it Nth Africa, Sudan or Afghanistan and so I'm not looking to replicate this exactly. It was however a useful guide to thinking about changing the rock colours, I think I'm happy with the muted tones.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2021 4:31 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Bandolier14 Oct 2021 9:37 p.m. PST

They look great.

CeruLucifus14 Oct 2021 11:24 p.m. PST

Thanks for kindly thinking about my suggestion before saying no. They will look and work great on your table.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2021 11:14 a.m. PST

great stuff

tom dulski21 Oct 2021 3:19 a.m. PST

well done

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