Instruction Videos
Throughout my website there are lots of videos sprinkled amidst the instructions. Sometimes finding a specific video you had watched once and want to review is very difficult if you can't find the thing. This page shows all of the building videos that I have put on the web site. The newer videos (as of 2014) are on Youtube. The older videos at the bottom of this page are on my web server.

Preparing the mold
for plaster casting

Gluing together
the rock hexes

Painting and finishing
rock hexes

Sandbag fortress
Assembling the plan

Sandbag fortress
Cutting the layers

Sandbag fortress
Cutting the hills

Sandbag fortress
Rock face cutting basics

Sandbag fortress
Cutting rock face on your hill

Sandbag fortress
Gluing on planks

Sandbag fortress
Gluing on the sandbags

Sandbag fortress
Dark brown base coat

Sandbag fortress
Dry brushing the rock face

Sandbag fortress
Medium dry brushing

Sandbag fortress
Bag and plank highlights

Sandbag fortress
Using real dirt

Sandbag fortress
Gluing on ground cover

Sandbag fortress
Sealing with hairspray


Old Instruction Videos
Many of these videos were made long before the age of Youtube. They had to be kept very small and short so they would not take forever to load. Because of this the image quality also had to suffer quite a bit. I will probably redo several of these videos to get them up to a much higher quality. I've also learned a few things since these were shot.

This page contains all of the videos that appear on my web site. To view these videos, you will need either a Windows Media Windows Media Player or a Quicktime Movie Player. Click the links to the right for a free copy of either. How to get a Windows Media Player How to get a Quicktime Movie player

Preparing the mold
for plaster casting
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Mixing and
pouring plaster
View Windows Media File (1.47MB)
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Scraping and removing
plaster pieces
View Windows Media File (1.92MB)
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Preparing the mold
for resin casting
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Casting in
plastic resin
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Removing and cleaning
resin pieces
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Building
instructions
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How to mix
the paint
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Painting the
dark gray base coat
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Painting the
medium gray coat
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How dry
brushing works
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Painting the final
highlight coat
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Sealing the model
with varnish
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Applying
shoe polish
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Applying
gel stain
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Protecting the
foam base
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Spraying the
base coat
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Spraying a
clear coat
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Protecting the
foam base
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Spraying the
base coat
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Making a
vibrating table
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Painting the dark coat
on a game board
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Painting the medium coat
on a game board
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Painting the light coat
on a game board
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Painting the dark coat
on water cavern wall pieces
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Painting the medium coat
on water cavern wall pieces
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Painting the light coat
on water cavern wall pieces
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Painting the
riverbed
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Sealing the
river edges
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Pouring the river
using Envirotex Lite
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Sealing the
river edges
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Painting the first and second
coat on lava tiles
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Painting the third coat
on lava tiles
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Painting the final coat
on lava tiles
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Using a spray
surfactant
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Advanced painting method
dark green base coat
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Advanced painting method
silver floor
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Advanced painting method
colored floor
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Advanced painting method
red on floor
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Advanced painting method
medium green
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Advanced painting method
yellowgreen highlight
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Black and dry brush
black base coat
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Black and dry brush
medium gray
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Black and dry brush
silver metallic floor
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Black and dry brush
medium tan
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Black and dry brush
bronze metallic floor
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Making hazard
striped tape
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Paint and wash
medium base coat
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Paint and wash
black wash
View Windows Media File (5.1MB)
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