The paint I chose for the undercoat is Behr Premium Plus Ultra, Flat finish, "Grape Vine". I had the attendant in the HD paint department mix me a 7.25 ounce sample jar. That was enough paint to cover two 2x3 foot boards, and touch up some dents and dings on a few pieces of scenery in the collection.
I painted the edges over the tape first, then began filling in the middle.
Taco Bell Nacho plates make excellent paint trays.
After allowing the paint to thoroughly dry, the messy part begins...You will need PVA white glue, Woodland Scenics blended Turf, and a cheap paint brush. The Nacho Tray is good for glue as well.
Again, I'm edging everything. Then the center gets filled in with white glue.
I then sprinkle flock near one edge, spreading it back to cover that edge completely. Keep sprinkling flock and gently spreading it until the board looks covered.
It is a slow, boring process.
When everything is covered, turn the board on its edge and tap it against the work table, most of the extra flock will fall off, onto your sheet of cardboard. Scrape it up and use it to touch up any spots that were missed. I had about a half dozen worthy of attention. Now give the glue time to dry.
Tomorrow I will post a report on BBPW: Kasserine Pass, using my desert board made using the same basic techniques.