Today’s post is a continuation of of my “How to make Dungeon Tiles” series. For part one in this series. explaining how to make your master, please follow the link above. For the second post explaining how to make the mold, please click here!
So, up to now you’ve gotten as far as having your mold. Then you’ve been patiently waiting for me to pull my finger out (I know I’m sorry!)… well, it’s out and we’re on!
Hopefully you’ve got those laser cut MDF tiles that I spoke about in the first post, because we’re going to be using them here.
In total, you need:
- Your mold(s)
- Laser cut MDF tiles
- Green Stuff
- Fingers and Thumbs
- Hobby Knife (Be careful kids!)
Here’s my last MDF tile rescued from the trash, its splodged with paint and has two holes in it. This is not how yours will look, yours will be pristine. I’ve also got a blob of green stuff ready to go – my finger is there for scale – Seriously, that’s about as much greenstuff as you need for one tile.
Make sure that blob of green stuff has been dunked in your water so it’s nicely wet, otherwise it will be too sticky to work with. Then splat the green stuff into the centre of your tile, and start spreading it out with your thumbs.
You’ll want to make sure than the entire tile is covered, like this:
If you used the correct amount of green stuff, you should have a thin layer on your tile. Too much and you’ll have some serious overhang (Which you can trim with a wet hobby knife to use on your next tile) or too little, in which case you’ll need more green stuff on there!
When you’re happy, wet your mold (or it’ll stick!) then splat the entire tile into your mold and push down all over with firm pressure.
Then immediately push down from the top of your mold to pop the tile out.
Hopefully, if you’ve done it right it’ll look like this:
At this point you’ll want to put your fresh tile over to one side to cure for 24 hours and do your next one!
After a day, your tiles will be cured and safe to handle. Marvel at your craftsmanship. Waaauw. Go Team.
Now, you might notice some overhang on your tiles, where green stuff has blobbed over the edge of the MDF. If this is the case, just run your hobby knife along the edge of the tile to clean them up. No need for it to be wet now either, that green stuff’s sticky days are over.
Hopefully, with that done, you’ll end up with a healthy looking batch like this:
You can go right on ahead now and paint them if you like. Or, you could wait until next time when I show you how I painted mine…
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