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  • #145618
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Nope. It’s all 3mm. A couple of 6mm gobbos are sprinkled in among them as big unz.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #145619
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    First scrub and rinse done after 12 hours in the Pinesol bath.

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    #145620
    Jon Williams
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    I can’t wait to see it finished Thaddeus, it’ll look totally awesome.

    I’ve just laid out my 2.5 meters of green felt hopefully enough to cover 4 tiles I’m just going to have a look around and get some ideas to tone down the card table green,

    #145626
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    As it was originally for a naval game, you can see it has a ship’s mast in one hand and a bit of decking in another.

    I don’t know if:

    1) I should leave this as it is;
    2) Trim the mast down a bit so it could also be, say, a roofbeam, or;
    3) Cut the mast out entirely or make it over into a tree.

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    #145627
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    It looks pretty neat to me as is, it doesn’t scream this is part of a ship, but perhy trim down a little and have as you say a roof beam or similar.

    You decided on a colour yet ?

    #145630
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Probably red, but a brighter red than it was originally. Heading on over into orange and perhaps even yellow on the highlights.

    As much as I’d love to stick an elf on her back, I’ve decided that, riderless, she can serve so many more purposes… and I think I will go with just trimming the mast down a bit, because I can’t wait to drop this in the middle of a Black Seas game!

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    #145639
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    Y ddraig goch it’s the only way to go, that’s Welsh for the red dragon.

    I’m sure it will be spectacular when you finish it .

    #145640
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    Now I need to do something about the colour of this felt lol reminds me of my very early years with plastic airfix 1/72 Nd scale figures lined up on my subuteo pitch and me firing match sticks out of a die cast 25pdr trying to knock them down lol

    #145647
    Thomaston
    Participant

    I can’t wait to drop this in the middle of a Black Seas game!

    Is this going to be something like Temeraire?

    Tired is enough.

    #145651
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I can’t wait to drop this in the middle of a Black Seas game!

    Is this going to be something like Temeraire?

    Not really. More like a joke on the history students I occasionally play with. If I could, I’d sculpt a Danyrys on its back.

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    #145652
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    You can use artists’ pastels on the felt, then hit it with a coat of dull varnish. The pastels might make it fluff up a bit, but a beard trimmer will take care of that.

    Also, spritzting it with spray paint works.

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    #145653
    Jon Williams
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    Cheers Thaddeus, I had been toying up with finding a more natural looking shade of green and was thinking of sponging it on, I’ve also just purchased a miss green felt from Amazon it looks a lot better but that’s just in the picture from the site so fingers crossed.

    My plan then is go to the local paint store with the new felt and try to get the best match to that as I can providing it hits the sweet spot colour wise.

    I’m going to plan a few simple boards not many roads ant no river yet and get them ready and see how it hangs together.

     

    #145654
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    that should have been moss green felt 

    #145655
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Here she is in all her cleaned and trimmed glory! Chopping off half of that mast really helped.

    Following the Tolkien tradition of grand dragon names, I give you Acheropita the Miffed.

    Acheropita over Glória (Zeca for scale):

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    #145656
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    <b>That’s one menacing looking beastie there Thaddeus, great job on cleaning her up </b>

    #145657
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    <b>That’s one menacing looking beastie there Thaddeus. </b>

    Nah. Zeca’s too old to do much more than lie in the sun. He didn’t even give Acheropita more than a sniff. 😀

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    #145659
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    A couple of answers to questions friends have asked:

    Q) Why a female dragon?
    A) Well, it’s pretty obvious she doesn’t have a penis.

    Q) Why “the miffed”?
    A) You wouldn’t want to see her when she’s angry. Right now, you just need a new roof.

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    #145661
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Whoops! Double post.

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    #145662
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    LMAO never upset a female 😂

    #145809
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    #145810
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    That’s the moss green felt from Amazon, first pretty rushed attempt at attaching it to the tile.

    Any thoughts ?

    #145821
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I like it. Hit it with some artist pastels and rub the color in with cotton swabs!

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    #145826
    Mr. Average
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    You’re making me think! I’ve begun to imagine what I could do in the way of high-sculpture, low-area setups: 16” x 16” could allow a lot of gaming at 3mm scale.

    #145827
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    <b>Thanks Thaddeus, we’re entering a 2week firebreak lockdown here, I’m hoping this weekend to get 4tiles covered so fingers crossed lol how’s acheroptia the miffed coming along ?</b>

    #145828
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    Well I’m sure you’ll do a better job than I will with the terrain Mr Average, I found the idea on Pinterest, I’m hoping mine will be useful for my 6mm and 3mm, but if not then I think I’ll be able to do a separate set for the 3mm.

    I believe this site is all about giving inspiration and new ideas I’ve been truly inspired by the work of your good self and Thaddeus and Thomaston, also extremely grateful for tips and ideas given by everyone here .

    #145832
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Acheropita’s coming along fine! She’ll probably be the last miniature I paint before we move house. Certainly the last significant mini. The base, wash, highlighting and details are done. All that is left to do now is highlight details and touch her up a bit. This week has been absolutely nuts, however,

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #145845
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    Moving house arrrgh I feel for you, hope it all goes smoothly.

    I need to get myself a good pair of detail scissors having a real mare trying to cut out the felt between the teeth of the tiles, the PVA white glue has done a good job no noticeable warping on the tile, have to say the colour is great in natural light, not so in artificial light but it will serve a purpose reasonably priced interlocking terrain

    #145846
    Thomaston
    Participant

    That felted board looks good. How thick is the felt? Can you link the amazon page for me?

    I didn’t know you were going to make the hill part of the board, you might as well go for something like this. The terrain not the board.

    Tired is enough.

    #145847
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    <i>Hi Thomaston, re the hill I’m just experimenting at the moment so thought I’d try a built in hill.</i>

    I’m hopless at trying anything technical I just typed in green felt on Amazon UK .

    It’s the first one to come up, Moss Green craft felt 90cm wide and sold by the meter I’d say it’s 2mm thick it’s a good coverage the polystyrene hill is stiy white and it doesn’t show through

    #145851
    Jon Williams
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    #145852
    Jon Williams
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    <b>Ok managed to get a tidy pair of scissors, so teeth cut out, road finally cut out, that was a bit hairy but done, road bed glued and play sand added hopefully it’ll work </b>

    #145856
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    The nice thing about the felt is that even if you don’t cut it perfectly, you SHOULD be able to just comb the extra bits over or into the cracks.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #145858
    Mr. Average
    Participant

    A comb-over, as it were.

    #145860
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    Lol it is very forgiving

    #145951
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Acheropita the Miffed goes to have a word with some elves….

    This also shows my felt mat, which — like yours, Jon — is glued to a thick piece of PVA matting, desert on one side and green on the other. The whole thing slots into the back of my magnetized blackboard set up and can be hung on the wall, blackboard side out, solving the storage problem and providing my office with a nice message board.

    I started with moss green felt, like you. I washed it in a ton of bleach to brighten it up. Then I rubbed in various artist’s pastels with alcohol-soaked cotton swabs. I used and old beard trimmer to cut off the worst of the resulting fuzz. Finally, I gave the whole thing a soaking in scotchguard and a coat of flat spray varnish, which keeps the pastel dust under control.

    More shots of Carrie in better light:

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #145952
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    Acheroptia the miffed is looking spectacular Thaddeus well impressed.

    I was to hesitant to try washing the felt as every where I looked they advised against, I’m happy enough with the moss green felt, but will definitely try it with the card table dark green felt I have, can I ask did you wash it in a machine or by hand ? And did it retain its shape ? Also how much bleach lol.

    I’m sure Acheroptia will make mince meat of the pointy eared ones

    #145953
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I washed it twice in a machine with two or three good glugs of bleach each time. The felt DID NOT retain its shape, but I had bought an extra big piece so I just ironed it down and cut it to size.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #145954
    Jon Williams
    Participant

    <b>Cheers Thaddeus I’ll definitely try that with the dark green felt </b>

    #145960
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Got a bit more painting in me before the move, it turns out. Trying to finish up a few orcs and trolls, plus one nasty rock giant (who’ll sooner or later become part of a dwarven army).

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #145963
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    “Oh, Rocky!”

     

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