Tackled two smaller projects lately: one was to make decent fields for less than $30 each as some companies charge, and the other to finally muster the nerve to paint pea dot camo patterns.
After watching a Terrain Tutor tutorial (and if you've never watched his stuff, I highly recommend it, just be prepared for what a ADHD kid becomes as an adult), I decided to go with the welcome mat process. Very simply, buy a welcome mat, cut it, paint it and apply flock as you see fit. It was quick and easy, and VERY affordable. I spent $12 for the mat; the rest of the stuff I already had in the house.
Take a look.
Not luxurious by any means but $12 is a lot less than $180 from a terrain manufacturer. I am very pleased with the way they turned out. Perfect for my tastes. Plus, I only used about a third of the mat! As I find new 'crops', I will make more fields. They should store easy as well.
Now, about the pea dot...
I have put this off for literally a decade or more as I was afraid I couldn't do it and I would just make a mess of it. Turns out I was right! What a disaster from start to finish. These guys started as 15's and ended up heroic 28's as they have each been painted over so many fucking times, they grew to over double their original size!
I hate them. I hate them so much I may never use them just to spite them; leaving them in their little box, hoping against hope I may pull them out someday to use. They may see the light of day again, but only after years, when I will pull them out and them hit them with a hammer ala Vercingetorix who was locked up for years, then dragged out and executed.
The only positive thing about this project is that by looking at the guy in the upper left in this shot, we can finally answer the decades old question: what did Shemp do during the war?
Sometimes you win...