Bedding the Rocks In

Lightning fast updates today,

I stuck a strip of foam down behind the end zone, leaving a gap where the endzone is to fill with jumbled rocks. Some test fitting convinced me this approach would lead to a convincing old boulderfall that has long since overgrown. So I cracked out the adhesive (tile grout not coving adhevise as originally planned) and got to it…

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The process is essentially one of gradually adding boulders via test fitting, cutting to size/shape, and then gluing with PVA, before filling gaps, as illustrated here:

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It’s important to me to keep the distinctive rock texture so each time I was careful to brush down the rock with a wet brush to remove any grout

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Current status, with most of the major boulders in place. I can’t say it’s terribly practical for placing models, with some “squares” essentially unusable, but I figure – how much time do players really spend standing in the endzones?

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The view upfield. Not particularly inviting to a would be scorer! The Wanderers tend to play downfield when playing at home :)

 

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