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Old 29 Jun 2007, 19:22   #1 (permalink)
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Just thought I'd share a playing board a friend and I are making.













It's made from a piece of 4x8x1.5 piece of styrofoam, glued onto a piece of 4x8 piece of plywood.

The tools used are very simple a common dremel -



and some fine grit sand paper.

begin by scoring the board with them dremel as shown above, then cut a little deeper into the desired countours. The go through and gently smooth out with the sandpaper. (If you do it hard, it tears the little pieces out)

If you notice, no place on the board is it perfectly flat, we wanted it to look as natural as possible.

When we are finished dremeling. We are going to prime and paint the entire thing. We want it to look similiar to out test piece -



except we used to thick of a grit on the sand paper and tore out alot of the foam.

what do you guys think?
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 19:30   #2 (permalink)
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GREAT STUFF! ... now i want to see it PAINTED haha .. *1 month later ....*

but i like the effects of the trench/river ... and its bumpy!
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 22:00   #3 (permalink)
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Looks really, really good. If the test piece is anything to go by then I want to see the finished product ASAP.

But, if none of the board is flat, how the hell are you going to place terrain on it properly?
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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Looks really, really good. If the test piece is anything to go by then I want to see the finished product ASAP.

But, if none of the board is flat, how the hell are you going to place terrain on it properly?
Well get over climb that hill when we get to it

It's not to incredibly bumpy on the "flat spots" I think it'll be fine.
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 04:39   #5 (permalink)
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The flat areas would be perfect for something like the Tau research station in the BGB or on the GW website.
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 04:43   #6 (permalink)
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The flat areas would be perfect for something like the Tau research station in the BGB or on the GW website.
I don't know about that, the title is "Snowy Wilderness". You may want a small research station though, to break up the monotony of trees I'm imagining on this board(I think trees when I think wilderness).
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 06:18   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know about that, the title is "Snowy Wilderness". You may want a small research station though, to break up the monotony of trees I'm imagining on this board(I think trees when I think wilderness).
Exactly, theres going to be alot of trees, not static mind you, portable so they can be moved to accommodate different games.

The whole point of this table is it's modularity.

We can play games where you have to hold the sections, or you can make the trenches/riverbeds cover, you could make them impassable terrain, or you can make them negative cover, where it takes away 1 from your normal or invulnerable save (inspired by DoW)

We plan on making all the terrain pieces ourselves, and having it finished by the end of summer. ( The current work is a result of a single all nighter, so it wont take to long.
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I don't know about that, the title is "Snowy Wilderness". You may want a small research station though, to break up the monotony of trees I'm imagining on this board(I think trees when I think wilderness).
Exactly, theres going to be alot of trees, not static mind you, portable so they can be moved to accommodate different games.

The whole point of this table is it's modularity.

We can play games where you have to hold the sections, or you can make the trenches/riverbeds cover, you could make them impassable terrain, or you can make them negative cover, where it takes away 1 from your normal or invulnerable save (inspired by DoW)

We plan on making all the terrain pieces ourselves, and having it finished by the end of summer. ( The current work is a result of a single all nighter, so it wont take to long.
Use washers glued to the bottom of the trees, and templates to show how big the stand of trees is. This is really useful because you can move the trees that are in the models way, but still know where the cover is because of the template. Piles of rocks are good too.
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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