Hi guys, well I've finished my Armies on Parade board/tile and given the time constraints I'm quite happy with it, Yeah its basic but this is my first tile and this years all about attending the event.
The Martian Red was painted up the way as I paint all my model bases, so in effect I've just treated it as one large Model base.
Well first up after I added the green stuff (see Part 2) was to apply the sand an rocks onto the tile with PVA, I did this in three stages because I needed to take my time working the PVA around the terrain features and didn't want the PVA to dry as I did so.
To get the illusion of liquid I've simply painted GW's Ardcoat over the surface and think the contrast with the deep red Martian sand works well.
I then drybrushed Cadian Fleshtone to the extreme edges of the Cliff faces and washed the entire Cliff face with Reikland Fleshshade.
I've added random clumps of vegetation here and there but wanted to keep it quite sparse, it is a desert after all.
It's subtle and you cant see the highlight very well in this picture as the Ardcoats doing its job but it look ok.