We are very excited to announce that we are now able to offer custom display boards. These can be in pretty much any size you wish, 24″ x 24″ for armies on parade, 12″ x 18″ for the local tournament scene, or any other sizes and shapes you can think of. We can do a variety of themes from snowy tundra, war-torn battlefield, forest glade, streams, hive worlds, alien planets, etc.
I really enjoy making display boards as basing miniatures is one of my favorite parts of commission painting, and a display board is just a very large base. For the Space Wolves snow board I used a serving tray from target as the base. This provides support and it gives it handles along the side. I used insulation foam board as the base, and pine bark chips for the rock formations. Small sized aquarium gravel was used for the rock patches. I also used wall spackle to give the board texture.
I painted the board up using acrylic paints, and added a number of home made flock mixes (coming soon to the hobby tutorials!), mosses and then finally some homemade snow. After that I added some tufts and then the whole thing was matte sealed.
I’m also currently working on a display board for my Sylvaneth Army for NOVA. This will feature a really cool Great Deku Tree style forest spirit, a stream, waterfall, foot bridge, trees, a cave, ponds and a number of other features on a 24″ x 36″ board. Here are some WIP sneak peeks. -Amanda