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Homemade terrain part 2: the goop

I got lots of good recommendations after the first post, and I went with this mix to cover my cardboard terrain:

This mix is one part each of flour, water, PVA glue, black craft paint, and salt. The salt is necessary to kill nay mites in the flour. The flour and glue form a decent shell around your terrain once it dries. The black craft paint could be raplced or mixed with grey, brown, or whatever you like.

My inspiration was this video from Midwinter Minis

The mix provides plenty of coverage:

I had to stop painting, not because I had run out of goop, but because I had run out of places to hold the items by, and needed to let them dry! Next week I will go again and complete the first step of coverage.

A pair of space marines from Blackstone Fortress give an idea of the size of these pieces:


10 comments on “Homemade terrain part 2: the goop

  1. John@justneedsvarnish
    September 17, 2022

    Good bit of progress, Dave! 🙂 Know what you mean about running out of places to hold things!

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  2. Faust
    September 18, 2022

    I like that base. I know what you mean about holding them. My fingers end up getting painted too by the end. I made myself some drying racks so I could basically do all sides. It’s basically a piece of hard foam with lots of toothpicks sticking up . This gives me kind of a pin cushion bed to dry the piece on, with less contact points than say the table. Also allows air to get under the model.

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  3. andyskingsofwar
    September 18, 2022

    If you stick the flour in the freezer for 24 hours previous to use it kills all the flour mite eggs

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    • davekay
      September 18, 2022

      Thanks for the tip Andy – that will save me some salt in the future!


  4. Pete S/ SP
    September 18, 2022

    That looks good- I’ll try that gloop mix myself.



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  5. templeofthutmos
    September 19, 2022

    Looks good! I may have to steal/borrow the recipe for that concoction.

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