Its ben a long time - but finally I can post up Part 2 of this work-in-progress.
Part of the reason this took so long is because I got kind-of stuffed around by the original supplier of the wash I wanted to use on the table top. When I finally gave up (after a few months waiting) I simply ordered it directly from the UK and it was in OZ like 4 days later. Unbeleivable.
Anyway, soit looks like I totally forgot to take a photo of the painted table top before I splashed on the wash. I got some Army Painter Uniform Grey spray paint and used that as the base colour. Then I used a Citadel Black (from a height as Jamie Oliver would say) in some odd spots and another really old Citadel Space Wolves Grey spray to lighten a few random spots.
Then I waited six months, as you do....
Then I got a gloss varnish and sprayed both the boards with that - so the wash wouldn't simply soak through the spray paint into the faux vinyl.
Then I got this product:
Flory Models in the UK. To help it flow into the faux cobblestones I added a tiny amount of dish washing detergent.
Paint over the whole table top, it then looked like this:
Once it was completed dry, I got a kitchen paper towel and dampened it slightly. Then I started to rub off the wash - hopefully leaving only the dirt in between the faux cobblestones. This took a fair amount of effort and time. The end result looks like this:
I've added a Marder to this photo for some scale:
Pulling out a bit:
And a bit more:
One panel with some houses etc:
Both panels together (naked) create a 4' x 4' table (I think):
Now I need to start working on rubble!