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· Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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I use the static grass on the bases for the Games Workshop figures I paint. It is so easy to apply and looks great. I hope to make a Blood Bowl stadium one day, complete with a grass and mud field with similar effect to the borders.

I did read an article once in one of the "White Dwarf" magazines where they actually used one of the static grass rolls you can buy from all good model shops. They painted an entire area with PVA glue and then stuck the roll grass side down. When it dried they carefully peeled away the roll to leave the grass. I would imagine this method would need a lot of practice and would prove to be more expensive.

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Years ago when I built my tracks from scalextric gear, I discovered that carpet tiles were the exact height to sit flush with the track surface, therefore not requireing fencing as such. The carpet tile was also able to be shaved to add a path or pretend run off area. They were easy to use, cut and place in any area requiring flush mounted scenery. I guess I was lucky coz I found the tiles by mistake out the back of a cricket club that were replacing their bar floor, and they happened to be green.
 

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Mo55man, Blood Bowl is one of my favourite games too.

This is a selection from my Gridiron Bunny team:



These are metal figures, undercoated, basic colours painted on, shadowed and then highlighted. The bases are finished off with DAS air drying clay, painted sand and all set off with a little static grass.

They are a bit on the small side for pit babes tho'


P.S. these figures are made by Shadowforge Miniatures
 

· Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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John,
Do you live anywhere near Cambridgeshire, maybe we could arrange a match. I have a rookie human team called the "Well'Ard Warriers". I hope to post a picture of them next week under the "SRA" post to show off some painting techniques.



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QUOTE (JohnP @ 16 Feb 2004, 09:36 AM)Hi SinclairZX81

For some inspiration on muddy, snowy tracks you could check out this great feature in the SlotForum Resources:

SCX 1000 Lakes


Yes, that set looks pretty cool. I have the old SCX super sliding curve. There's perhaps a little too much mud though. I started an experiment this weekend, spraying an R2 curve and border white...


 

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QUOTE Nicely done SinclairZX81 - I liked the rocks shown in the link pictures too


Hah! My 'snow bank' you mean ...
They are the start of thinking about snow bank barriers...

QUOTE How about misting a little white over the red and white curbing to give a little bit of a snow effect on there too?

I'd actually like to lose the red altogether but when I worked on it with thinner it seemed to bleed red forever


QUOTE Strange cars though, I was expecting to see a pair of 1/32 Sinclair C5's


Now THAT would be cool! The best I could do right now is stick an original 16K RamPack on a chassis and whizz that about...
 

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Because, John the other two chassis allow continued operation of the device. The wobble phenomenon was extremely detrimental to the poor old ZX-81, especially when you'd spent the last 20 minutes waiting for the cassette tape to load the program - one violent sneeze and game over before you start!


ahem, sorry, this is sooo far off topic..

Mark.
 
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