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  1. I always found deserts to be fascinating habitats. A cursory look will leave you with the impression that it is hell on earth: sandstorms, unbearable heat during the day and freezing at nighttime. Yet, the desert is not only home to thousands of plant and animal species, it also has a simple beauty to it, dominated by the shapes the wind forms. They are thus a worthy subject for the modeler and can provide an atmospheric backdrop for our games. The exploits of the Crusaders come to mind as well as the cultures inhabiting Northern Africa, for instance the ancient Numidians. I made a number of arid terrain pieces, but this time I will show you two desert lakes or oases that are slowly drying out. Using a similar technique I also built a partially dry river bed, with only a small stream of water remaining. I will provide you with short step-by-step instructions how to make a cracked lake or river bed, but if you want to know more you can also check out a longer tutorial on my blog (given this is not a full tutorial here I put it in the show off section). The build is pretty straight forward: 1. First we use XPS or foam board to define the lake bed. 2. We apply the crackle paste. 3. We cover everything with filler or modelling paste 4. We embed the magnets/steel tacks. 5. We add sand and animal tracks. 6. We apply a basecoat and drybrush. 7. We add some brushes and a water effect. 8. We make the barren tree and add it as a final touch. A more detailed how-to can be found on DaggerAndBrush: https://daggerandbrush.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/mirage-making-a-dry-desert-lake-or-oasis/
  2. I'm trying out another river segment, built in pretty much the same way as my first one, but this time I'm using a a material that is new to me, SculptaMold from Amaco. I saw it used on Luke's APS on Youtube and liked the look of it, so I popped down and bought a bag from Gordon Harris art supplies. It cost me about twenty-two bucks for about 1.3 kg, which should be enough to do a reasonable amount of terrain. It would probably get a bit pricey if you wanted to build a whole table, but for my purposes it's OK. It's a plaster and paper (?) fibre mix; I don't know if there's anything else in there. Depending on the amount of water you use it can be mixed to a cottage cheese-like paste, as I've used it here, or to a more liquid slurry that can be cast in rubber moulds. It sets up more slowly than plain plaster; by the time I'd finished laying out the river banks and setting in all the gravel, it was still quite workable, so I slapped together a little rocky outcrop on a plastic cutting board, using some bits of pine bark and the left-over goop from the river banks. I wasn't really keeping track of time, but I'd guess that you probably have 15 to 20 minutes of working time, which is plenty for most things. When it's wet, it retains a quite knobbly cottage cheese texture, which is fine if it's going to be under flock and stuff. If you want a smoother finish though, just leave it for about another ten minutes or quarter of an hour to stiffen up a bit, and then it can be smoothed with wet fingers or modelling tools, or just with a wet soft brush. It's early days yet, but at first acquaintance I think I'm going to like it.
  3. If anybody here loves cavern terrain and missed DF's first cavern KS KS2, this spring/summer around June DF will have KS6. The theme of KS6 will be Return to the Caverns and should be great fun for those who took part in KS2 or those who are new to DF.DF had this to say and showed the below teaser picsWe're doing for Caverns what Dungeon of Doom did for Dungeons. A whole new batch of fun pieces to enhance your existing collection, but also completely stand-alone.Some of the key features: New Core Shapes (diagonal wall, convex curves, 1" pieces, etc)PassagesElevation (with stuff that's impossible on graph paper...)Negative Space pieces (and new Terrain Trays)Flashy Pieces (Magnets & LEDs)Large pieces (4x4 and larger)
  4. Something that's missing from my gaming terrain collection are bodies of water, so I thought I'd better make some. Unlike roads, a river can't really just start or stop in the middle of the board, so I'll need enough pieces to cover about a two and a half metre length, enough to go from end to end of my table. This is the test piece, trying out methods and colours. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it, but I feel that it's lacking something and I'm not quite sure what it is. Perhaps it's that everything is quite even in height, so there's no drama of composition. The base is 3mm MDF, sealed with black spray primer, and the banks were built up with Das air-drying clay. The rocks are just bits of gravel. The grass is several colours of sawdust flock, and the taller vegetation is foam clump foliage. The water itself is just three or four coats of acrylic gloss medium brushed over paint, with various depths indicated by lighter or darker tones. I didn't want a perfectly smooth surface, so it's just been brushed with a narrowish brush to indicate the flow of the water. I haven't added any indications of the direction of flow, such as ripple trails off the rocks, because I want to be able to flip the modules end-for-end to maximise flexibility of use. The ends are 100mm wide, and this piece is about 350mm long.
  5. This will be the Terrain build-up thread for the Valkyria Chronicles scenario I am creating here: Let’s Make … Gallia to Arms! A 20mm Valkyria Chronicles Scenario I wanted to create a double effect with the terrain. On one hand, my goal was to recreate the atmosphere that Valkyria Chronicles radiates, this special kind of game and anime combination that made the game's artstyle so unique. On the other hand I was aware that there is some difference between the view the player in VC has on the units and terrain and the view a player has on a board game. So I decided to mix the overall design with the art style of the original Blitzkrieg strategy game. Well then - gehen wir's an!
  6. I took out the BBQ and some stuff I bought. Used styrofoam for the base and a Styrofoam Ball ( half of it). Applied some snow an grass flock, glued some trees and figurines in place and done. The houses will light up at night and I added a string of Led lights. Put it in the garden in front of our window/door. So in the evening we can see it from our room. Just a silly idea, maybe you guys like it, because you know...most of you are silly too...
  7. About The brunt of it: A trigger-happy rival watches over a narrow corridor, ready to turn the tight confines in to a bullet-filled death-trap. A large bulkhead provides the cover needed for your unit to hide from the scope of an enemy sniper. A set of scaffolding provides your team the perfect vantage point to spring an ambush. Whether you're new to the world of tabletop wargaming or you're a seasoned veteran who’s prospered on countless battlefields, 'Sector 0141' terrain is perfect to contain the hostilities of any industrial conflict - whether it be gang warfare, a separatist insurgency or an alien invasion. We at Dark City Terrain couldn’t be happier to spearhead our first ever Kickstarter; 'Sector 0141'. Completely modular in its design, this highly detailed, laser-cut MDF terrain lets you connect towers with walkways, stairs and platforms to construct your own unique, multi-level arena suited for the factories and dense metropolis of the future. Backer's Rewards: Greenhorn's Gambit - "You done good, kid!" Even the smallest donation can carry production far and wide - and for this you receive two thumbs-up and a gracious thank you. Thumbs and Thanks :) Scatter Pack 1 - "Hey look, lootable crates!" What's a battlefield without some chest-high cover to hide behind? Scatter Pack 1 includes: 4x Small Crates 4x Large Crates Scatter Pack 2 - "Hey look, lootable crates inside containers!" Because every wasteland warlord/judicial enforcer/alien hive-mind needs a place to stash their loot. Scatter Pack 2 includes: 4x Small Crates 4x Large Crates 2x Shipping Containers Juve's Pledge - "When the shooting starts, don't forget to duck!" An appetiser to what we have to offer, a teaser for those who like to test the waters first. Juve's Pledge includes: 5x Straight Platforms 2x Stairs 4x Bridges Ganger's Pledge - "Get some explosives on that door!" When it's time to start playing games with your first team of blood-hungry gangers (or pious enforcers - we don't judge!). Ganger's Pledge includes: 5x Straight Platforms 3x Corners 2x T Junction 1x Four Way Junction 4x Stairs 8x Bridges
  8. So one of my November goals was to work on (or even finish) the DDS 2014 tower ruins .. If you look at the WIP thread, you'll see that it took me a LOOONG time to get this done finally.. I'm not completely satisfied with the way the treasure came out, and learned a lot from applying the sand without painting the base Bonesium first, but over all, I'm fairly happy with it...
  9. About BASE SYSTEM ROOTS When I moved from hex map to miniature rules gaming, I struggled to find any decent affordable scenery. Thus I decided to make some myself. These were sold online under the name of Mechanized Designworks. I found many other people liked them. This led to my decision to make an entire range accessible to the public through DFA, in the form of the BASE System. With your support DFA intends to create the largest range of affordable, high quality modular 6mm scale scenery and buildings. With your continued support, the range has scope to expand indefinitely. BASE System sections will be made from 3D printed design originals. Each section will be individually hand-finished before casting in resin, creating a high-quality finish suitable for your choice of model paint. BASE SYSTEM CORE BASE Systems are modular. Example BASE System layout with stand-alone buildings There are many buildings, from stand-alone structures and themed sets, to totally modular sets that allow players to build a base as big or small as they wish. A host of new building designs and base layouts can be created by simply repositioning individual sections; while the same parts can be endlessly reconfigured to provide new vistas for each game. If you're looking to build a small outpost or firebase or a big planetary command centre for your games, BASE has you covered. Best of all: because BASE System is modular, you can take it apart and redesign it when setting up your next game. Infinite possibilities and configurations await with BASE. Example of a large BASE system layout using modular parts BASE SYSTEM VISUAL BASE offers a uniform look and feel across sets in the range. While each module in a set is interchangeable, it will still conform to the overall chosen appearance of your tabletop. In addition, you can make sets look entirely different, yet cohesive, with a few additional components in different paint livery. EVOLVING YOUR BASE SYSTEM Start small and go large … or start big. Example of a small BASE System layout The choice is yours. The BASE System is available in box sets and individual components. You can evolve your BASE System at your own speed by adding components or sets as and when it suits you. (To help get you started with this, you will also receive two of some buildings at specific pledge levels.) Fire Control and HQ buildings The Repair Bay contains 2 rigs, allowing you to switch between closed and open during your games. The Geodesic Dome will feature a clear resin casting,allowing you to create features inside the structure. The Class A Interstellar Communications set is just the first modular BASE system we hope to produce.
  10. About this project FREE MINIATURE for every £1000 raised by this campaign (see stretch goals) Your minis will be created by Pansensis droids! (see bottom of page) Scantastic We will be visiting a dozen Henge sites around the UK and north France
  11. About this project Forests can be represented on the wargames table in a number of ways. Each have their own pros and cons. Single trees on bases are cheap and allow gamers to admire their miniatures, even when hiding in cover. However, if model trees are permanently attached to a forest footprint, placement of larger units can be difficult. Even if weighted, individually based tree models are prone to toppling over with a domino effect on other trees or snagging on miniatures. Besides, from the gamer's view of the tabletop (similar to hovering hundreds of metres above the landscape), all but the most sparse of wooded areas appear as undulating unbroken swathes of vegetation. My tree canopy style representations of forests (as opposed to highly detailed and accurate tree models) will bring a practical and aesthetic dense forest effect to your 3mm, 6mm, 10mm & 15mm wargaming tables. Pledging for additional sets will of course, greatly add to the variety of foliage and appearance of the tabletop scenery in larger games. Don't forget that the reward level forest styles listed can be customized when the project goes ahead, for instance to request either the triangular or rectangular shapes or the Frosty/Snowy types for Winter campaigns. Product Description There are three tree canopy sections in each hand made set, cut from a single 15cm x 15cm piece of tree canopy material (just over 6" square), which is just enough for the smallest of skirmish games. 'Deciduous' and 'evergreen' three and four sided styles (pictured rather closer together than normal!) There are two kinds of shaped woods available for variation: three sided and four sided, although they are trimmed to have undulating edges for a natural look. (As they are hand made, straight sided plantations could be easily produced in addition to other custom requirements). A view under the tree canopy.The wood on the right is set up to be sited on a gradient. Originally designed for 6mm gaming, there is at least 25mm of adjustable clearance underneath the tree canopies for your miniatures with the standard 'tree trunk' supports. (For 15mm gamers, or if using troops with standard bearers or AFVs with whip aerials, taller supports may be better, which can be supplied). Not every tree trunk is specifically represented with these forests, only the minimum number to provide stability and adequate headroom. If the forest is to be sited on a hillside they can be inserted into the vegetation at appropriate angles. Most importantly, these tree canopies can be lifted off the table without snagging on the miniatures underneath. I do not use a 'footprint' for replacing the forests after lifting (for example, a felt cut out 'shadow') in my games as I find there are usually enough points of reference (especially once miniatures have moved underneath). This could be changed depending on feedback. They are available in eight foliage styles for battles in any season which can be seen in the following sets and test mock-ups: Deciduous Deciduous foliage style A standard tree with mid green leaves and using green branches for extra verdance. Light Oak Light Oak, again with 6mm miniatures for scale Standard dark brown branches with light green 'Spring growth' Dark Oak Dark Oak triangular set Standard deciduous leaves on dark brown branches. Evergreen Evergreen rectangular set Blue-green pine effect foliage on dark branches. Pictured is a single colour test foliage which will be improved upon with variegation. Early Autumn Early Autumn wood The leaves on the trees in this wood are just beginning to turn yellow. Late Autumn Late Autumn wood Dark brown branches visible through yellow leaves. A more Copper Beech leaf colour is in development.
  12. About this project Nord Games is proud to announce a new line of miniature terrain sets designed for tabletop RPGs and war games. Using assets from Hirst Arts, we are creating a range of master molds to cast solid plaster pieces. This means the final product is far more durable than an assembled piece which has been glued together. We are using Merlin's Magic plaster in order to achieve a top quality product while still keeping prices low when compared to similar resin products. Both painted and unpainted sets are available, as well as add ons and Kickstarter exclusive models which will be unlocked through stretch goals. Thank you for checking out the project, please share it with your friends and, as always, happy gaming! The party takes on a goblin troop in the Abandoned Church First Backed, First Fulfilled Fulfillment will begin shortly after the Kickstarter ends. We put a delivery date of 12 months out just in case we end up with a ridiculously high number of backers. We will be shipping out rewards according to the number at which you backed this project. This means the very first order to ship out will be going to backer #1. The first shipments will begin in December 2017which means many of you will get your rewards in time for Christmas! Fulfillment will take several months depending on how many backers we get. If we reach enough funding to justify hiring more people in order to keep up with deliveries, we will do so. The rogues hide from the massive creature as it attempts to sniff them out The Sets The sets shown below have been given an extra highlight of white and a bit of flocking beyond our standard painted option. Check out the section on Painted / Unpainted Sets to see how you should expect your painted sets to arrive. Set 1 - "Shacks & Guard Tower" Set 2 - "Abandoned Church" Set 3 - "Houses & Huts" Set 4 - "Low Walls & Rubble" What Is Hirst Arts? Hirst Arts has been designing and manufacturing molds for creating fantasy, modern, and sci-fi themed terrain for nearly 20 years! Hirst Arts has allowed Nord Games to license the designs of their molds in order to mass produce miniature terrain pieces for all to enjoy. All of the pieces available through this Kickstarter campaign have been created by Nord Games using the Hirst Arts building blocks. A rubber mold has been made of these assembled pieces, and the final products are solid plaster cast from the rubber molds. This makes them incredibly strong and durable while still retaining all of the fine detail in the Hirst Arts molds. Find out more about Hirst Arts here. Veera "The Red" slays the bugbear chief moments before he would have surely cleaved the halfling in twain What Are They Made Of? Merlin's Magic Plaster is an industry standard, and our plaster of choice for this project. It is not only extremely hard when cured, but is available in our chosen color (medium gray). It is also designed to flow well into rubber molds and prevent bubbles and other imperfections with the final product. This speeds up the production process on our end. Why Plaster Instead Of Resin? There are four reasons for we've chosen to use plaster instead of resin: Feel - the plaster has a more stone-like feel to it. Strength - the plaster has a higher tensile strength than resin, making these pieces more durable and less fragile. Paint-ability - the unpainted pieces come in a medium gray right out of the box and are very simple to paint. First give them a wash of a dark brown or other earth tone, then just dry brush some light gray, light brown, or even white over the stonework and you'll really see the detail pop! Price - plaster is much less expensive than resin which is why our prices are so low compared to similar products on the market.
  13. As seen at ReaperCon About this project This is my first set of TerraScapes. I present to you a natural Caves & Grottos core set. With the full range of double sided modular tiles, you can quickly create ultra-realistic cavern scenarios for any of your spelunking adventures! If you've ever found yourself in a cave, you know how under represented they are in the games that we love to play. There is nothing linear about spelunking and caverns aren't flat! Caves are twisted sections of open air encased by cool moist rocky walls. That's why I've coined this terrain as a Nonlinear Modular Terrain System, and it's a new way of dressing your Tabletop with functional, dynamic terrain for all your Tabletop RPG's! TerraScapes: Caves and Grottos strives to simulate natural terrain for optimal immersion and strategic playability. To maximize the possibilities every tile is double sided! This means that with every tile you get twice the possible play space! Both tops and bottoms of each tile can be used in your layouts! Each tile is designed to work like a table where instead of legs, you have stalactites and large rocks. It allows you to stack them up however you want! This gives your layout real depth and introduces a whole new dimension for increased strategical encounters. Whether it's for your big boss battle, wargame or random encounter, everything you'll need for an endless tactical cavern layout comes with our set of Caves & Grottos! This video shows how to build an endless array of immersive caverns for your tabletop! What's in the Full Set? I have a ton of tiles prototyped and ready for this campaign. If everything is unlocked we will have 9 Core double-sided tiles, 3 exclusive large double-sided KS tiles, 2 Rock Packs which include a total of 8 double-sided rocks and rock/well combinations, 2 sets of Stalactite risers containing a total of 4 risers, 3 double-sided flowstone/pit centerpieces and 4 packs of double-sided wall sections containing 8 wall sections. This is everything you'll need to bring to life any dynamic cavern scenario that you could possibly dream up! You can purchase any of these Packs of tiles or accessories as Add-ons as they are unlocked during this campaign by managing your pledge amount and adding their cost(s). If you are bad with arithmetic, just send me a message and I'll give you hand personally! I know, I know... I'm getting ahead of myself here! When the campaign launches we'll only have the three tiles from Core Pack:A, and the exclusive KS:1 tiles available. Whenever we unlock another Core Pack, I will also unlock another exclusive KS tile for you to snatch up! I am fairly confident that we are going to smash through almost every stretch goal I have planned. Core Pack:A Random Layout with KS Tile:1 With the exception of the Stalac-Packs, note that every terrain piece in TerraScapes is double-sided. The following graphics depict both the tops and bottoms of every piece and are not separate pieces offered with the packs. The sizes listed are in terms of tile height. So a Size 2 piece is two tiles high. A Size 3 piece is 3 tiles high. Please Manage your Pledge if you would like to add-on any pieces. A survey will be sent after the Kickstarter has concluded for you to list which add-ons and options (like paint schemes) you would like. All shipping charges will be handled by a Third Party Pledge Manager after the Kickstarter as well. You will have until December 1st, 2017 to update your Pledge using this Pledge Manager 3 Core Pack:A tiles and the first Exclusive KS Tile:1 As each set of new tiles and accessories are unlocked we will journey deeper into what TerraScapes: Caves and Grottos has to offer any story. During this campaign, your very pledges will move a group of adventurers through the deep, exploring the sets that you unlock. Our heroes fate will depend upon your support! When the campaign ends, our adventurers will either perish or succeed in escaping these deep Caves & Grottos! Core Pack:A, KS Tile:1 and Rocks & Wells Pack:A Rock & Wells Pack:A contains four Size 1 Risers Stalac-Pack:A contains two Size 2 Risers Core Pack:B Random Layout with KS Tile:2
  14. About this project Why another tabletop terrain project? To give you an entire village-in-a-box! A unique design, that gives the illusion of tiled roofs, but where you can easily balance your precious miniatures! Easy to store - can be assembled and disassembled over and over! Quick to assemble - no use of glue is required! Simple to use - the MDF surface reacts well to many types of paint! What you get in the box 16 fantasy buildings (4 of each type, see below) Optional extra height for 8 buildings Optional extra tall "wizards tower" Assembly & painting guidelines Type 1: The Roaring Lions The tallest building in the Dread Streets - at least if no one nearby dares add another store! Type 2: The Twin Dragons The wary citizens of the Dread Streets make scarecrows of their houses - but there are no crows, only neighbors with thieving fingers... Type 3: The Lucky Seahorses The shape of a seahorse is said to bring luck in the Dread Streets. Nothing else does... Type 4: The Firebreathers Considered a dire and foreboding shape - since gutter water is often sprayed from the mouths of the Firebreathers onto the onlookers! "The Wizards Tower" Wizards are not to be trusted, and are required by the law of the Dread Streets to live at least two stories above ground level.
  15. I bought the Golden crackle paste medium instead of going out to buy the GW crackle paint... but so far no crackles in my test swatches. I'm hoping some people here have tried Golden before and have any tips. Do I need a base coat? Glue on the bottom? Thicker layers? Does it need the full 3 days to dry & cure even for small terrain pieces? I'm hoping to be able to just use what I already have, but I might be able to buy some Agrellan earth this weekend if the Golden doesn't work. Or if there are any good crackle paints for a dry desert texture I could find at Joann's or Michael's or Blick. Thanks! :)
  16. I am trying to break out of my lurker mode and post more. I have many excuses for my silence the last few months, one of which is my lack of a good photo set up. So I decided to just take crummy phone photos with the scant natural light angling in the windows across the room. I actually like the results. Especially since you can't see a lot of my poor painting as well. approaching the the hill from the pumpkin patch... Some surprises pop out if the ground. door is open but no one is home. . . Maybe check the other side of the fence BOO
  17. Tabletop Battlefields Mk.II

    About this project Wondering what this campaign is about? It's about Micro Art Studio's great Tabletop Battlefields! Some players lack time to create a nice-looking gaming board. Unfortunately sometimes it ends up with playing on random, clumsy terrain - this is where we step in to change it! We created unique sets by mixing a bit of our current products with some new, superb releases! We give you battlefields of the highest quality, where you will fight the most epic battles! Game-ready tabletop board scenery sets are a totally new idea - containing thematical terrain and a playmat available at a decent price! The scenery is made of special polyurethane foam which is well known for its durability. It is easy to glue with cyanoacrylate adhesive and can be primed & painted with almost any coating. Products we create are up to date with current rules of different wargames, therefore playing on them feels natural and easy-going. We are wargamers ourselves, so don't hesitate and put your trust in us! Shipping rates Keep in mind that pledge values do not include shipping costs. They will have to be added in the pledge manager after the campaign is finished. Your shipping will never be more expenive than $60 USD ($30 USD for EU), no matter what you choose or what your location is. All packages will be tracked and we take full responsibility for their delivery.
  18. THMiniatures Chapter 3: SNOW

    About this project The North… In the ice of an endless winter, man and creatures have fled these spaces. Former outposts of flourishing civilizations, all that is left today are ruins and memories of a time long past. The glaciers have reclaimed their territory and in a slow crawl they once again shape these lands to immortalize their power. Peaks, cliffs, chasms, and snow… This is how this continent is now defined, as all eyes watch with apprehension, as if facing an implacable enemy. THM is proud to present our Chapter 3 campaign featuring the SNOW and ICE scenery pieces! All of our pieces are made with care and carefully packaged so that your experience is flawless. Finely detailed and varied, these terrain pieces are designed for 25-32mm miniatures and works great for any tabletop gaming universe whether it be medieval, futuristic or steampunk!These pieces are cast in the best resin available on the market making them shock resistant as well as easy to paint and carry around. They feature an impressive amount of details and will satisfy the most demanding wargamers and collectors. All items are sold unpainted If this set draws the attention of the community and THM reaches the funding, we have other sketches and pieces to share that will be unlocked according to the project's funding growth. Join the ranks and also give your support to this new thematic!!
  19. Tabletop Battlefields

    About this project Wondering what this campaign is about? It's about Micro Art Studio's great Tabletop Battlefields! Some players lack time to create a nice-looking gaming board. Unfortunately sometimes it ends up with playing on random, clumsy terrain - this is where we step in to change it! We created unique sets by mixing a bit of our current products with some new, superb releases! We give you battlefields of the highest quality, where you will fight the most epic battles! Game-ready tabletop board scenery sets are a totally new idea - containing thematical terrain and a playmat available at a decent price! The scenery is made of special polyurethane foam which is well known for its durability. It is easy to glue with cyanoacrylate adhesive and can be primed & painted with almost any coating. Products we create are up to date with current rules of different wargames, therefore playing on them feels natural and easy-going. We are wargamers ourselves, so don't hesitate and put your trust in us! Shipping rates Keep in mind that pledge values do not include shipping costs. They will have to be added in the pledge manager after the campaign is finished. Your shipping will never be more expenive than 60$ (30$ for EU), no matter what you choose or what your location is. All packages will be tracked and we take full responsibility for their delivery.
  20. I've put together another couple of experimental hills. Number 1 we've seen before. Hill #2 has a mix of steep, impassable faces and more-or-less flat terraces that a figure could stand on without immediately tumbling down. It's a bit more usable than Hill #1, while still remaining reasonably naturalistic, but to be truly playable it probably needs to be blockier still. Apart from the flock, vegetation is pretty minimal — just a few areas of clump-foliage — and I think I may add a bit more to make it look a bit less... spotty. I may also have to hit it with the airbrush, as the flock looks a bit more pallid than I'd hoped, but I'll give it another couple of days before I do that as it may just be that the PVA holding everything together isn't properly cured yet so it's still a bit white. We've been having some cool, wet weather lately, and that has really slowed things down. Hill #3 is a two-peak hill; the upper one is steep, with a flat top to allow figures to stand, while the bottom one is much more gently sloped. The slope is still too much for single figures, but vehicles and figures in movement trays will rest there without sliding back down. There's no foliage on here at all except for the flock, which is fine. The figures are a 15mm WW1 British 18pdr and crew. The tank is my own 3d-printed A1E1 Independent. They're all sitting on a GW "grass" mat that I picked up cheap some years ago, and have never used because it looks nothing at all like grass. I live in a Land of Grass, and I've never seen grass that looks anything like that colour. Add to that the fact that it sheds worse than a cat in moult, and it's just bloody awful.
  21. Since one of my September goals is to at least start the terrain for Dragons Don't Share, I figured I should get cracking.. I opened the box a couple of weeks ago and after a couple of unsuccessful sessions with boiling / cooling, I resigned myself to basing of some sort. I picked up a slab of hobby plywood at the local hardware store and then proceeded to burn my dremel out trying to use it like a jigsaw. Since we were in between paydays, any further expenses had to wait. So, in the interim, I glued the top of the tower together and green-stuffed the spaces.. This morning, I picked up a jigsaw and cut up some pieces.. (you can see the burned wood where I was ruining my dremel) As a test, I have glued the smallest piece to the wood - I abortively used Contact Cement, which didn't stop the warpage even after it dried. A Bunch of superglue later, I was ready for a base layer. Stormy Grey, followed by a wash of RedStone, followed by a wash of Stormy Grey (to cut the redness somewhat) and a thin wash of Misty Grey. After all that, I remembered that I had picked up Stone Wash on a whim a while back (after doing Narthrax's rocks maybe?), so after this mess dries and I get done with the kids for the evening, I'll see what that does to it .. There's a lot of stone here and this is going to take me a good long while to do :)
  22. Well, I had started Hirst Arts ruined field stone tower in an attempt to build terrain for Frostgrave. After building some of the wall section, I had a bit of a Cat-trastophy with them. My cat decided those pieces would look better on a cement floor... in pieces. Since I posted in the September goals thread that I want to try and finish the building of the tower this month I thought I would post where I was in my progress. Be warned, my skill are very lacking, as there are several uneven level, but it is a ruined tower. There are going to be three level inside the tower that are being pressed in an attempt to keep them level. Here is a shot of the pieces apart. I'll be more than happy to take any advice.
  23. Z.O.D. 3D-Printable Terrain Tiles

    About this project Introducing the Z.O.D. gaming tiles, by Ill Gotten Games! We designed these 3d-printable files to be optimized for home printing and cover a wide (and expanding) variety of themes and genres. Whether you use them for RPG dungeon-delves, wargaming scenics, or anything else, these tiles print and assemble fast and easy and come off your build plate ready to paint! Z.O.D. tiles are optimized to print along the Z axis, meaning you can get high definition on details, use less material (0% infill), and fit more tiles per print. Because of the vertical printing, each floor tile is reversible, printing with two floor textures each. Z.O.D. tiles print easily in one piece and never require support material. Tiles easily slide or snap together for a firm hold, ensuring that each piece you print is textured to be part of the map. Each tile segment prints in an average of 45 minutes, and you can print one at a time to avoid curling if that's an issue for your machine. All genre themes will interlock, allowing you to mix and match from any set. Z.O.D. tiles are designed for use with 28mm/Heroic scale miniatures, though we will offer options for 15mm and 6mm scale gaming as well. Wall tiles use their own channels and do not infringe on the floor grids, each of which perfectly accommodates a 25mm/1" base. Try printing your Z.O.D. tiles in black filament (ABS or PLA) and skip the priming phase, painting directly onto the surface! We've released the basic set (Dungeon and Starship themes) on Thingiverse, so you can go and give those a download and start printing now! By pledging, you get expanded options for the core set, plus the Modern City and TechnoHell themes! Each themed set contains variations on the following pieces, plus extras (such as stairs, traps, elevators, et cetera) that will be added with stretch goals and in future releases. STRETCH GOALS After we've met the initial goal, we'll begin unlocking stretch goals. If you pledge $20 or more you'll get anything we release as a stretch goal, so be sure and keep an eye out for updates as we preview new goal levels! For those of you that don't know Ill Gotten Games, we curate a vast library of open source designs that you can find on Thingiverse, Pinshape, and other 3d printing file sharing platforms. If you're looking to populate your dungeons, we have an ongoing collection of "Delving Decor"suitable for that very purpose, along with 3d-printable buildings, characters, and more. You can also find us on Patreon, and though these sets will be available for sale after the Kickstarter, our patrons will continue to get Z.O.D. expansions as exclusive rewards as we release them. A few of the many scatter terrain designs we offer for free through our Delving Decor collection. Just to re-iterate, this campaign is for the digital files so you can print these pieces for yourself, not for the actual, physical (and painted) objects shown.
  24. About this project Hello, We are so excited and honored that you are taking the time to consider our project. Our tabletop journey has brought us so much joy and satisfaction to be able to play with friends and family. The quality of the product that our terrain engineers have developed is truly a reward all its own. That being said, we would like to continue as a team to provide versatile, durable, and affordable terrain to everyone who might be interested in it. We created our terrain with the Game Master in mind. It is our mission to provide a suite of tools that could be provided that empower off-the-rails playability. We look forward to all of the community input so that we can tailor our efforts to bring to life the answers to the problems that we, as GMs, face throughout the multiverses. With your help, we hope to become an additional tool that can be wielded in the moment it is needed most. 1 Set Our basic set comes with the following: 6- 4x4 inch tile floors 8- 4 inch walls 4- 2 inch walls 6- 1 inch walls 2- 1 inch doors The floor tiles and walls are separated so that the GM can manipulate the field as they see fit. There is no prep time needed because the walls can be dropped in place immediately and configured in any conceivable fashion. Our walls lock together with magic so that they are stable without needing to be connected to the floor tiles. We designed the walls with playability in mind so that everyone at the table can still have a good view of the dungeon without needing to stand up and peer in. Standard 28mm miniatures are easily visible, and even paper tokens can be seen without requiring additional effort. By using the standard grid as a basis, we wanted to make sure that our product would enhance your existing setup, not become a replacement. *Add-on purchases are available for backers who purchase two sets or more. Our Forest Pack comes with two types of trees. We designed the trunks so that the leaves could be removed for those players or enemies who enjoy scaling the trees to hide or fire from a better vantage point. The $25 purchase comes with two trees, each of our small and large platform trunks. It is our great pleasure to offer our Caravel Add-on. This vessel connects with the same magic as our walls. The ship is stackable so multiple levels can be purchased if desired. The masts, sail yards, and crows nest are designed so that dramatic swashbuckling action can take place above the vessel itself. The masts can be removed if needed and can be replaced with the mast slot cover, in the event that the vessel is driven by oars or some other means. The ship is made up of three locking pieces: prow, aft and midship. The prow and aft can be connected to form smaller vessels and additional middle sections can be combined to create mighty warships or trading vessels. The undercarriage of the ship has four pillar slots that can be used to prop a ship up giving the GM the ability to place lurking sea creatures underneath. This also enables the GM to utilize the ship as an airship if desired, flying above the battlefield and exploring the skies. The $149 purchase comes with the prow, the aft, and the midship. It also comes with three masts, three mast hole covers and one crow's nest. Our $99 Galley Add-on comes with the prow, the aft, and the midship. It also comes with three mast hole covers. The $22 Support Pillars Add-on comes with 11- 3 inch tall support pillars that can be used to raise your ship off the ground or can be used as flying platforms to keep track of PCs and enemies in the chaos of battle.
  25. Fat Dragon Dragonlock 3 Terrain

    About this project PLEASE NOTE: A starter 3D printer begins around $220 (see F.A.Q.) Each pledge level includes all previous pledge levels. The optional $10 Add-On sets shown below can be added to any pledge level by adding the appropriate amount to your core pledge, or select one of the 'Hero' pledge levels that fits your needs. There is no pledge level that includes the 'Prior Kickstarter Add-Ons'. You must add the amount for these sets to whatever pledge level you choose. We do not use an after-campaign pledge manager. All pledges must be in by the end of the campaign. DRAGONLOCK™ is an interlocking terrain system that allows you to create fully modular, multi-level 28mm scale village terrain for your RPG or wargame on your home 3D printer. Each set is delivered in a downloadable .stl format via our online distribution partner DriveThruRPG.com, and once you have the set, you can print as many pieces as you like and never run out or need to purchase more. These terrain sets represent the culmination of over twelve years of gaming terrain design experience. Fat Dragon Games is the only 3D printer terrain company that is part of the prestigious DriveThruRPG Community Content program, which includes Margaret Weis Productions, Monte Cook Games, and Wizards of the Coast’s DMs Guild. Our Dragonbite Community Creator program allows YOU to sell your own Dragonbite-compatible terrain designs on DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Wargame Vault! By supporting us through Kickstarter, you get bonus models that won't be available later, and access to free stretch rewards. We have been in the 'print-and-play' terrain business for over twelve years, and have successfully delivered eight previous Kickstarter projects, so you can pledge with confidence that we will deliver a high-quality product on time. FREE STRETCH REWARDS that will increase the size of the terrain offerings will be available to anyone pledging at the 'Realm of the Mountain King' pledge level or higher. Spread the word about this project to your friends and post about it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., and GET FREE BONUS MODELS as the pledges rise! A standard dungeon wall piece costs around $0.40 in plastic to print yourself, far cheaper than factory-made terrain! All of the models shown were printed at 100-200 micron resolution, a common standard on most economical 3D printers. A nice starter printer that can print these files starts around $220 (see our F.A.Q. for more info on printers, printing costs, filaments, and more.) Even if you don't currently own a 3D printer, it benefits you to support this campaign now. You can get all of the free stretch rewards, exclusive content in some sets not available later, and have a digital library of village terrain ready to go when you do purchase a printer. SPECIAL THANKS TO REAPER MINIATURES for allowing us to use their miniatures in our photos and video! (www.reapermini.com) CLICK HERE FOR A FREE SAMPLE SET OF DRAGONLOCK! We are known worldwide for our attention to the smallest details. Our models feature richly detailed textures by industry-leading sculptors. Our models feature high resolution sculpting detail. PLEASE NOTE: All images that are digital renders are clearly designated as such. We don't want digital renders being mistaken for a real printed model in our previews. Digital render of the 'Wilderness Encounters' pledge level (final design subject to change). Sample layout from the 'Mountain Adventures' pledge level. Digital render of the 'Mountain Adventures' pledge level (final design subject to change). Sample layout from the 'Mountain Adventures' pledge level. Gargoyle brazier model from the 'Dungeon Delve Part 1' pledge level.
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