Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:02 PM
It measures 3'6" x 4'. I had to cut it down slightly from "legal" size to make it fit in my girlfriend's car... The intention is to make a second matching board so I can tack them together and use it for Warhammer as well as Warlord though the first purpose is Warlord. I intentionally made the bridge very flat so I could put another larger bridge on top to facilitate large units moving across. This one is 2.5", not wide enough for Warhammer...
Anyway, any suggestions before I put it to work?
Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:06 PM
Someone asked before about building caves. You'll notice some of the more mottled looking areas inside the cave, those look great! To me at least... I used "Mould-a-Scene" from Woodland Scenics to cover a few gaps in my foam. In retrospect I should have covered the whole cave. It was the first time I'd used it and during the process I was getting a little agitated and thinking it was going to turn out terribly but after it was dried and painted I love it! I wouldn't want to do a full cave project with it, but for a small area it definitely gets the stone wall feel and is extremely cheap.
Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:55 PM
Posted 10 September 2005 - 11:43 AM
Good job on the whole, I do agree with Clouse about adding some trees or "foliage"... nice bridge!
Posted 10 September 2005 - 03:38 PM
I do agree that it needs some trees. Rather than make the trees permanent, I would mount the trees on a larger base - like 4-5 trees on a CD, or something similar. (I know I saw a GW forest where they could remove the whole forest canopy, but it would make having units halfway in and halfway out of the woods a real pain.)
You might also consider making a couple houses, fences, a field, etc - as long as they are all on separate bases, you can place them anywhere on the board (and, if you use the same flock for their base, they oughtn't look out of place).
Man, I really need to get cracking on actually building the stuff for my terrain table. ..
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Posted 10 September 2005 - 04:17 PM
I'm not so sure I'd want to get hit by a missile with a "dog brain" AI.
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Posted 10 September 2005 - 05:42 PM
The only suggestion would be adding some doo dads would also bring it to life as well. Make them on card board or card stock so that they can be modular. But this is definately playable just as is.
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Posted 10 September 2005 - 10:35 PM
Do you have some trees based seperately? I bet you do.
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 07:41 PM
Posted 11 September 2005 - 08:03 PM
As for the river... If I had to do it again, I probably wouldn't do it the same! All I did was cut it out of a half-inch foam board that was set on top of my 2" foam board base. I painted it green (dark in the middle, lighter along the banks). Actually, it's the same dark green that serves as a base coat for almost the entire board, makes painting a lot quicker.
I then put down two layers of Woodland Scenics Realistic Water. As I mentioned in another thread, my patience with this stuff grows very thin... I live in Colorado, the climate is dry and relatively hot. None the less, it took about three days for each layer to dry even though they were well under the reccomended 1/4 inch depth. The pool area below the waterfall has turned blue somehow. I blame the Realistic Water... Also, it pulled up ridges on the river bed. Pretty much invisible unless you're looking for it, but still! Fortunately it didn't break the paint, but it's still weird.
If I had to do over again, I'd probably just go with a brush on laquer and call it good. I want to like this stuff, but it's just so questionable. I agree it does look good though...
Also, I flock after finishing the river (so none of the flock ends up at the bottom of the river bed) but after flocking I spray glue the surface to seal the flock down and keep it from coming off during play. This had a bad effect on the river which is now a bit blotchy from certain angles. I'm probably going to do another layer of Realistic Water to cover that up...
I'm interested in seeing how the waterfall turns out. I'd intended to make a modular piece before I did the one on this board but have run out of time. So that should be interesting!
Posted 11 September 2005 - 08:39 PM
Posted 12 September 2005 - 03:06 PM
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