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I started painting some mdf terrain and quickly realized how long it was going to take and how much crap it was going to look like. lol. So I found a better solution. Using sticker labels and creating my own textures. Here is the process and result. 1. scan mdf terrain. 2. import into GIMP (linux version of photoshop) 3. Resize IMAGE to 8.5 x 11 with 300 dpi 4. Resize layer to 8.5 x 11 5. Crop layer to whatever current mdf you are working on. 6. Measure in real measurement, the size of the mdf, length x width. Then ensure that the layer is the same exact size in GIMP. Sometimes it is not. 7. Download textures and start overlaying. 8. Print out on Avery full label sheets. 9. Apply to mdf (start with interior, cut around all edges). If you want window glazing, it is better to put it on the bare mdf first, then apply label over it to hold it. I used plastic card sleeve protectors on the Tavington place and it turned out great. 10. Apply exterior, do not cut the sides, only trim down to maximum width. 11. Use pastels to shade the white edges and add more grunge to the texture. 12. Apply railroad flock, various HOpe all that makes sense. I'll have more pics of the others soon and of everything all put together. The car is a 1:43 Blues Brothers The gas pumps, AC unit, fence, and streets are from World Works Games various paper terrain (mainly Streets of Legend). I will probably use left over mdf pieces in the future to give the signs a 3d effect instead of just on the labels. I really think some old western buildings would look amazing with this treatment. This is part of a bigger Zombie Apocalypse table I've been working on and that's why I've been away. I see I missed the Iron Painter this year - I can't find the gallery to post comments on everyone's work though, anyone got a link?
out of curiosity, has anybody experimented with gluing the terraclips ground panels to mdf? the assembly time is slightly prohibitive and the idea of gluing panels down to 1.5 sq fr mdf came up as an easy fix. The connectors would not be on the parts glued down, and i'm aware there would be gaps, so any advise on that would be also appreciated.