4935Re: [BBB_wargames] Re:: Gettysburg at Warfare
- 27 SepI start with white cotton sheets. Usually bought from the local supermarket. A single flat bottom sheet covers a 6' by 4' table comfortably. I dye them in the washing machine, using Dylon dyes. I then use various manufactures spray can paints to break up the base colour. Then using Vallejo paints I airbrush on details; tracks, fields, and the like. If I need more details I use oil-based pastels. Handy for adding extra tracks/roads. I fold them up between uses and I've never seen any paint flake off.I've realised that they'll look a mess as I'm working on them but once on the table I like the look of them.Washing them will remove the pastels and some of the paint but I just top it up every few uses. It adds to the patina of the cloths.Neil
> I would like to know how people have painted cloths what paint to use does it crack when folded etc.I use canvas "duck" cloth, primed with white gesso and painted with diluted acrylic. No cracking yet though I roll the canvas rather than fold it. Folded canvas requires ironing (on the reverse) to smooth out creases.
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