Recently, taking a break from gaming, we did a set design with a lot of
wooden panels as you can see here. Folks asked how we did this so we're
going to show you how.
We used the same premise as model houses and fences built for war gaming . Starting with 4 by 8 polystyrene insulation board, we measured distances from 4 6 8 and 12 inches across the board. Vary these so your boards are not uniform.
After spacing out your
measurements draw long vertical lines along the board . Using a
utility knife cut a v-shape along your lines .
Next we made knot
holes by taking a piece of pipe pressing it into the foam and gouging out
an oblong hole.
After you have the hole in place, use your knife to
cut a V shape running from the hole out to a point. Then use a pencil or
pointed stick to score out other lines around the knot as you see here.
When finished you'll have a panel something like this.
Painting them will depend on the wood look you are going for. You
basically need a dark brown for the shadow areas a medium brown for the
main portion of your wood and a lighter brown for your highlights. As
you can see in the earlier photo we used medium Brown as the basis for
the main boards. Here are individual boards made to attach as needed.
Here on this window we use a lighter more olive brown as the main color.
For our main building we used more of a redwood color.
We plan on getting back to "small" scale modelling soon! Till then,