Step eight: This sees work commence on the water feature.
Step nine: Still working with the water I now take the lightest shade of paint and thin 75 water to 25 paint and was over the entire surface, to this wet covering I then add a small amount of the mid tone and dark tone in random patches and blow it about with a hair dryer to further soften the water. Once this is dry I then apply a dry brush of off white to the rippled surface to highlight the patterning before application of several coats of gloss varnish to give a shine to it all.
Step nine: Working with the Keep It Simple Stupid principle this stage sees the table get its grass flocking.
So firstly a good coat of neat PVA ensuring the edges are well covered.
Step ten: Table proofing the underside, Many of us don't have gaming rooms and plonk it straight on the dinner table. Not the wisest move if you have a good table and want to keep SWMBO happy.
Step eleven: Now still working on the KISS principal we want to tart the table up without impacting on the playability.
That is it the boards are completed.
This whole project is a working example of Community currency in action, For my part I utilised +James Brewerton's skill with the paint brush to produce me a Irish Saga warband, which you can view HERE. I was very pleased with this force especially as he included Thor in the wolf pack for me.
In return I built this table for him to use for his gaming needs. No money was exchanged and the deal was a happy negotiation between both parties. I just hope he likes the results as this will be the first time he has seen it.