I did it. I finished my first MDF terrain kit!
It would look cool to have a few of these on a table: https://ttcombat.com/products/sandstorm-hovel-a
I also started building some air vents. I used the same glue and Elmers Woodfiller that has been really working for me with MDF.
It is going to look great in my desert/wasteland terrain theme. I realize it is for Star Wars Legion but it feels generic enough to fit into any scifi world. In fact, I created a custom door so it could fit in also fit in fantasy setting.
Eventually, I will be able to play a fantasy game such as Rangers of Shadow Deep, Frostgrave, or Five Leagues from the Borderlands. I am not there yet though.
This model is not designed to have an interior. This didn’t stop me from making one though!
With a ruler, I drew in pencil where to make the cuts. Then I scored them with a blade. With my mini saw on my Dremel, it was pretty easy to cut the MDF.
The building base is just medium weight chipboard. The floor is the original floor I had cut out.
I am not super happy with the scifi door. It seems a bit.. flat. I was considering scanning it, printing out on paper and gluing that to card. Then I could cut out the raised parts and glue it back on the door. We will see.
I sealed it by using cheap (stinky) black enamel spray pain. Then I used texted spray paint (not sure if the texture is even visible). After that, I used brown and white primer. I stippled on paint and baking soda. Lots of drybrushing with Linen and white craft paints. Spray matt varnish protected it as my final layer.
I am looking forward to using it in my next game of Five Parsecs from Home!
I am an outdoorsy geek. Which is not rare at all. In fact, outdoorsy geeks are some of my favorite people 🙂