This got me thinking about backboards, and I have noticed on a couple of blogs I follow the effective use of a backboard. Serendipitously I found a long piece of unused cardboard and though I would have a stab at creating a cheap and cheerful backboard.
|A cheap and cheerful cardboard backboard|
|The cardboard at the end of the painting process. You can tell from the shine in the photos how watered down the paints were.|
The final touch for the sky was a very watered down blue and grey mix was very roughly washed over the sky, making sure not to get too close to the hills, to leave a richer looking blue between land and sky.
|The chunk of week that started of the backboard idea. If you are wondering why I have this wood lying around my wargaming room? Then over the next month you will discover its purpose.|
|The models are 6mm|
|The two bits of cardboard are held together with painters masking tape.|