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Old 25 Jun 2007, 19:59   #1 (permalink)
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My friend and I are making a Forest themed board over the summer, for Materials this is what we have so far


- 3x4 Pallate

- 8 Feet of Green Felt

- Cardboard

- Plastic plants for fauna

It's gonna be real simple we're gonna lay the cardboard in the the gaps on the pallate and glue the green felt to the pallate (am i using the right spelling for that word?) we're then going to glue the fauna to green spay-painted cardboard and lay them all about the pallate, we also have a little terrain we're gonna sprinkle about and I'm gonna try to build a necron pyramid. I'll post pics as we progress ;D



And a question. Does any one know how to make a forest floor effect without resorting to felt? We have two other pallates and we're gonna make some other boards too.
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Old 25 Jun 2007, 20:02   #2 (permalink)
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You can use low-grade spices for leaf litter, although I would make sure to varnish-seal it if you don't want your game room smelling like your kitchen.
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Old 25 Jun 2007, 20:03   #3 (permalink)
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by leaf litter do you mean it looks like leaves have fallen on the ground?
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Old 25 Jun 2007, 20:10   #4 (permalink)
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by leaf litter do you mean it looks like leaves have fallen on the ground?
Right. I would have a look at some of the Wood Elf material on GW's website. I think they had an article on making forest bases, and this is really just an extension of that.
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Old 25 Jun 2007, 20:13   #5 (permalink)
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OK cool, we were gonna glue some rocks together in kind of a three rock high 6 rock long thing and coat it with moss. Good idea?
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Old 25 Jun 2007, 21:21   #6 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good idea to me. I would also check out this link:

http://uk.games-workshop.com/woodelves/castle-fulk/1/

It gives some good advice on doing moss and ivy on stone. The terrain itself is more appropriate for Fantasy, but you could easily make it work for 40k by substituting different sorts of base components.
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Old 25 Jun 2007, 21:25   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the Help.
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For forest board terrain, i recommend going to a local pet shop, like a petsmart or a petco, they have AWESOME terrainium pieces there that look absolutely wonderful on a game board. You can get anything from giant mushroom formations to plastic plants to colored rocks to scattered foliage (it goes on the bottom of the tank for some animals).
Above all, i highly suggest going to a petshop for materials.

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Old 28 Jun 2007, 08:57   #9 (permalink)
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I got a mushroom! It goes great with the board thanks for the help!
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i find that using cut up christmas tree branches make brill. pines (plastic of course! ^-^)
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