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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:10 am

Just to add my own comments: awesome. The Burton influence is very clear and absolutely true to type. I find his style phenomenally beautiful in its intricacy and bizarre grandeur both of which you have captured.

At the moment it seems like you are exclusively using pink foam, will you be introducing new materials into the mix later on or do you find that the foam is adaptable enough to be used for everything you need?

I'm intrigued by the concept of post-apocalyptic Mordheim, surely the original Mordheim is already facing the apocalypse? Is this a Necromunda / Mordheim blend, or a completely new setting to compliment the board?

Excellent work, thank you for sharing



Edited to add: Bar Wars? I did a search on TBMF and Google but couldn't find anything. Could you please enlighten us, or will I have to go hire a PI?
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:20 am

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Arachas wrote:
I wouldn't even be able to store terrain of that magnitude. Shocked
Based on the pictures on your battle reports, you can barely stand in your apartment one you have any table setup!! Shocked

Two, max. Wink

HOWEVER, I'm moving! From 2011 onwards... I will have a GAMING ROOM! WOOOT!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:29 pm

jammydodger wrote:
Just to add my own comments: awesome. The Burton influence is very clear and absolutely true to type. I find his style phenomenally beautiful in its intricacy and bizarre grandeur both of which you have captured.


Thanks for the kind words. While I can't make any claims at grandeur, bizzarre/absurd are my thing. What a Face

jammydodger wrote:
At the moment it seems like you are exclusively using pink foam, will you be introducing new materials into the mix later on or do you find that the foam is adaptable enough to be used for everything you need?

It's mostly pink & blue foam with some florist foam, balsa & bass wood, plumber's epoxy, & various & sundry thingies.

jammydodger wrote:
I'm intrigued by the concept of post-apocalyptic Mordheim, surely the original Mordheim is already facing the apocalypse? Is this a Necromunda / Mordheim blend, or a completely new setting to compliment the board?

I was doing the "what if" thingy that the Comet that hit Mordheim was an opening shot in a war between the Gods of Law & Goodness & those Chaos Fellows for control of the Yet-Unnamed-Planet & the Celestial Law Mower (T.Pratchett) which will leave most of the place a real wreck.

jammydodger wrote:
Excellent work, thank you for sharing

You're most welcome.

jammydodger wrote:
Edited to add: Bar Wars? I did a search on TBMF and Google but couldn't find anything. Could you please enlighten us, or will I have to go hire a PI?

I had done up a multilevel Mordheim board that one of my patrons eventually got. It was a bit smaller than a coventional board but quite high & represented the "Red Light" District. Conflict between the drinking establishments produced a regular series of brutal melees between teams of 2-6 Warriors representing their favored watering hole. This in turn became a major spectator sport like a more violent form of Blood Bowl. It was based on my Dad's Church Bowling League. Suspect

Arachas wrote:
HOWEVER, I'm moving! From 2011 onwards... I will have a GAMING ROOM! WOOOT!!!


CONGRATULATIONS! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:51 pm

Somehow I missed this thread.

You do some great work!
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:17 am

Da Bank wrote:
Somehow I missed this thread.

You do some great work!

Thanks, Amigo! What a Face
With D.S. proper being your major focus, I would imagine the Fantasy section is a backwater of interest. I'm glad you came across it. geek
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:37 am

I like it) especially mushrooms)
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:50 pm

Absolutely amazing work!
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:19 pm

Thanks, Amigos...I'm glad you liked it so far. What a Face
When Mord has a chance to take the photos, I'll show you the extent of my Mushroom Mania. I have an ENTIRE Night Goblin Army hiding behind, marching beneath. standing on top of, leaping over Mushrooms of various sizes...it's a '60s thing. clown
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:36 am

and what about marching giant mushrooms?=)
"And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving slow"(с)

envy about 60's)))
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:15 am

In the Steinhardt Memorial Gardens I did for Monkey Head Mac I actually had some carnivorous Mega-Mushrooms plus a few ambulatory, man-eating trees from HELL!...given enough foam, putty, & some toothpicks/skewers it's amazing what weirdness this Old man can come up with. This might be the right setting for a few more. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:07 pm

Some small progress to report. Fast Flo's has gotten a bit taller. To chronicle this Milestone some photos of ASTOUNDING MEDIOCRITY:



From the front:



Back:



AND Wily Tell's Troupe Returns...if only I could shut off the flash Suspect :



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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:21 pm

It is INSANE!!!! And to think that the color on it is just your dry-brushing... Shocked

Question, you plan to have cat-walks or ramps from the 'pit' to the 'building level'?

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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:54 pm

The game plan is to have a few levels of catwalks similar to a Necromunda board. The walkway between O'Leery's Tower & Fast Flo's will be about the highest...may be. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:02 am

Great Work - the board is looking superb and it looks even better with everything you add to it (More inspiration for my own board in the Summer).

Cheers Laney cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:12 am

Thanks, Laney...I'm glad you're getting something out of the Beasty. What a Face
I just got a shot of motivation/inspiration myself. The National Geographic had an article on the caves of Viet Nam. One, Hang Son Doong, is over 2 1/2 miles long with areas large enough to accommodate several blocks of 40 story buildings. It has two areas of collapsed ceilings, one of which sports a subterranean forest growing out of a, 850' mound of debris with some tress reaching 100' in height. Can't you just picture that in miniature...I NEED to build it all! geek
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:54 am

The piece of art. Honestly. But aren't You tired with this gray monotony? I hope final thing will have reacher pallet. It would by a shame to flat out Your creation with lack of color variety.
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:05 pm

Thanks, tendi. What a Face
That isn't the color the Thingy will be; it's just how I prime my stuff...before the actual color goes on I painted it black & then dry-brush it in white; I use the same base coat on my minis. I LOVE vibrant shades of color, & fully intend to make this piece a demonstration of that devotion. affraid

AND, if you go out in the woods today....











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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:43 pm

That is one huge board - very cool. How did you do so much ace water effect?

One thing: the grass looks a little too one shade. Are you going to mix in some other flock/bare areas?

Otherwise great! Trees and mushrooms are ace (I hear cries for tutorials!)

Laney cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:42 pm

Thanks, Laney! I agree...the single tone flock is rather blah. The tiles are old Geo-Hex pieces & that's the way they came. I'm planning on modifying them when John isn't looking Ninja . Some custom ones are in the works as well.

The table is set up for the Geo-Hex thingies. The sides are 42" & it's 73" from side to side.

The water effect was a series of screw ups first with crack filler, then with polyurethane. By pure dumb luck it turned out pretty cool looking...God takes care of Fools, Drunks, & Little Children. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:05 am

Once again, DeafNala, your work on this is great. Each build just improves on the last edition. I have considered building a set of Dungeon Bowl tiles based on this - with mushrooms, broken walls, etc. - which I might actually one day produce (so many ideas, so little execution!).

I can imagine this table will be great fun to play on, although I worry how much of the terrain will be used since weapon ranges probably don't even cover the distance from tower top to bottom... Have you had any problems with this before?

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carnivorous Mega-Mushrooms plus a few ambulatory, man-eating trees from HELL!
Sound very cool indeed and absolutely perfect for this twisted subterranean nightmare.

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The National Geographic had an article on the caves of Viet Nam.
Do you know which month / year magazine this is? It sounds like a really interesting source for designing and constructing deep-down terrain. I haven't gotten NG regularly since I was about 10 but I'll happily splash out on something I will definitely read and use.

Love the trees, the mushrooms doubly so and the water effect is very nice and realistic, especially since it was "a series of screw-ups".

P.S. I'm still interested in photos of the Bar Wars board, if any are available...
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:58 am

Thanks, jammydodger! What a Face

The National Geographic is the brand new issue: January 2011.

I'm a fan of Fighting Carnivorous Flora. This is a piece I did awhile back. I wound up giving to a friend in exchange for the photos:





On ranges: firing from an elevation, the range is measured from the base (same level as the target) to the target...that's the house rule Monkey Head Mac came up with; it didn't make sense for a projectile fired with gravity to fall short. Suspect

The aforementioned M.H.Mac has the Bar Wars board; conning him into photos has proved problematic. Little Frustrated
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:52 am

Speeding along with the urgency of a glacier, I've taken some TRULY HORRID photos of the minimal progress made:

The Big Picture:



For all you Fungus Fans, a shot of the local Victory Garden now in living color...such as it is:



A view from the heights:





I have the staff of Fast Flo's Fun House nearly complete with a soon to be fully operational bar...SO there are more enlightening photos lomminng ominously on the horizon.

Comments & critiques are, as always, MOST WELCOME...mostly. Suspect What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:48 pm

A small update: some color was added partially to make it somewhat easier to see the individual parts, & mostly I had reached a spot where additional terrain made a "you can't get there from here" situation for painting.

SO without further delay, the view from above as seen by a Doom Diver moments before his messy demise:





Ground Level:







Adding Some Height:















AND some of the Denizens of the Rock...they refused to leave without having their picture taken. Suspect



As always, comments & critiques are MOST WELCOME. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:43 pm

INSANE!!! HAHAH! Thanks! This thing is becoming LEGENDARY!

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PostSubject: Re: Plodding Along on The Gaming Table, Part I: Updated: 06/05/116   Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:11 pm

Very cool - loving how it is developing - one question: Is the orange on the table there to represent the beginnings of a new level?

I love the denizens, in particular the ogre (is he a magus by any chance?).

Laney Very Happy

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