Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 8 – A Small Pond

This Part 8 of a series of a fair few posts, Part 1 (link here) gives an overview and the philosophy applied to the series – cheap, simple and fun.

A Small Pond

Today we are doing a little bit of a different type of tile, a more natural feature, a little pond. Do not really have any good reflection from a pond from my youth, so let us get straight into it.

A lot of the terrain manufacturers produces templates for making your own lakes or ponds. It is really easy to make one yourself using adhesive tiles (that was part of the initial investment for the project). These are sold both as tiles and planks (they can be picked up from pound shops or from eBay for about £5 for 4 No. 1X1 feet tiles). It is nice material to work with an has some flex and can be bent into shape if needed. I really like this as a medium for doing a lot of things, basing your terrain, making roads, making rivers etc.

Self Adhesive Vinyl Tiles Little Black Squares
These are the type

Here we go

Plan your pond, how big you want it. I went for a smalling one.
Cut our two identical pieces
Cut out out the inner part of one of the pieces, this will form the border of the pond
Take away the paper and put the full piece with the top down and then stick other part on the top, both side should have sticky surface up.
Use some filler to make a little less edgy transitions, also add some gloss varnish to the bottom of the pond to flatten the surface and avoid this to be seen once you paint the water.
After it has dried, add some sand to the borders, paint shitbrown then drydrush some earth colours and work on the water. Mine became rally dramatic and I added some wildlife I had in one of my boxes.
Then add some grass around it and you are done, when fully dried vacuum clean the pool and go with a fair few layers of gloss varnish with drying in-between.
Simple and fun

And that budget, well we are still at £17.93 as these were all free issue material (well bought for the monies we already spent), but we have a long way to go, I had the birds in my tool box so I will cheat with those.

Tomorrow we are making a small planter, see you then.

/ Hope that was of some interest

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