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I was going to do a foam board like the ones in the image galleries but decided to use materials I had on hand instead. So I cut some hardboard to the right side - cut some MDF to make a frame to keep it flat and raise it up a bit. Then commenced to painting.

I tried painting a grassy field but ended up scrapping it after a few hours and doing the "space painting" spray paint trick.

Here it is drying...



Just need to add a grid and some text.
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It looks GREAT so far! It's sure going to be a lot more durable than foamboard. What's the "space painting" trick? Whatever it is, it seems to give wonderful results.
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Thanks! The trick is basically layering spray paint and then removing some with glossy paper.

Here is a one minute video of someone making a space painting using this method:

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That's a really cool technique - I like it!
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Several hours later and after a few goofs we have lines:



I've decided to skip lettering the draw/magic/discard squares because they are covered up 99.9% of the time anyway...


Now tomorrow I'm just going to give it a few clear coats and I'll call it done.
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First off, the board looks gorgeous, but part of me wishes you might have substituted the pink for a blue color.

Parts of this board look like ice shards or patterns that frost makes on windows. I think that would have tied in perfectly with the Tundra Orcs whole schema.

But overall it's a wonderful looking board - I hope you have many hard-fought battles on it!

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Thanks for the comments!

I had slate, red and black spray paint on hand - so that's what I used - also this was my first attempt using this trick so I really had no idea how things would mesh together. Add to that I'm color blind so the reddish/pink hues are pretty much lost on me

Now that I think of it - I do have some blue acrylic - Hmmm maybe I can add a wash over it before clear coating.


Edit - ok wash helped a tiny bit but looking closer I was noticing some flubs on lining it that I undid, but I will always see them as is - so running to the store for some blue spraypaint and I'll go easy on/skip the red this time.

Fortunately its a very easy process and I was able to mark the tape I marked off the board with for the lines (and then covered over that tape with more tape - so it will be much easier to line this time...
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Ok i'm high on paint fumes now but it has been repainted a few times now.

I tried a blue/white vs red/black side but it just didn't turn out well enough - I think the marble effect needs a few more colors.

So I went back to a single marbley effect.

It's still wet and it's a bad pic but here it is in the garage at the moment:

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That looks like a great end result.
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Ok the lining took longer than expected because it was darker than the other board so I had to go lighter with the lines. Which meant multiple coats so I had to tape everything, etc etc.

I decided to just do horizon lines with some cross hatches to delineate spaces as opposed to full vertical lines. The flash made the lines a bit brighter than they are in real life - they are a greenish-gray.



Now all that is left is to let it "cure" a little longer and put on a clear topcoat to seal everything up.

Then the day after it is done-done the official board will be released I'm sure
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