After mapping out the road and side I started making the cobble stone road. Using a brush without the hair and shaped like a brick, I started punching in the design. I had to take the top paper off the foam board to expose the soft foam that really takes the indentation well. Here are images of that technique from a previous project:
Here is the road and sidewalks. For those sidewalks I used a larger stone (different brush) and made them look more distressed looking by picking at the foam a bit. I didn't count how many times I had to punch, but it took me three sessions; after a while your eyes and hands go nuts!
Here's the design, sanded as well. Realize that you can't spray the foam, so I had to paint the whole thing by hand.
And now the fun part; the finished board images! And again, Bolt Action is so cinematic, it's great to work on armies and terrain.
The tree on the right is part of a set of forest terrain that I made last month, post coming soon.
The captain is analyzing his options...
Part two will be the other side of the board, it will feature this building and a village square type scene.
Hope this inspires!