Back in 2014 I blogged about What to use for Crests in Crossfire. To be fair I didn’t really like any of the ideas but the “Long tiny hills” had some merit. So I did a version 2 of them and I’m very happy.
The end result
Here is what the version 2 of the crests look like …
The Brief for version 2 of the Long tiny hills
As with version 1, Simon from S&A Scenics made them for me. If you are interested in how they are made, this was the brief I sent him …
Four years ago, almost to the day, I asked you to do some custom pieces – some crests – for my Crossfire games. Well, it is time for version 2. I’d like to explore if you can do this for me.
Version 1 crests: Basically we ended up with “straightish banana shape. more straight than curved. as narrow as possible. They should be as low as possible – lower then your hills – but with an obvious crest line. Backed with MDF and flocked green.” The crests ended up 1″ wide and a crest of approximately 1/2″ You did them in 4″, 6″ and 8″ sections, four of each. I have attached a photo as a reminder. These crests have done good duty for many years
For version 2, I’d like all the same but (1) lower and (2) aligned with my new flocking style.
The version 1 crests are a little too high. At 1/2″ they are more like little hills than the low undulation a crest is meant to represent. Ideally version 2 would be 1/4″ high (and 1″ wide).
I’d appreciate it if you would sculpt the crests and glue on the sand, but wouldn’t paint, because I’ll end up finishing the painting/flocking anyway.
And this time I’ll probably go for 6 each of 4″, 6″ and 8″ sections.
Because the crests were only 1/4″ (6mm) high Simon made the whole piece out of mdf.