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  • #84459
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Very cool, may have to copy that.

    Are the bases commercial, they look quite neat.

    I guess these would have been useful for you.

    😀

    #84460
    jagannath
    Participant

    Haha yeah – didn’t think until I looked at more pics of ruined columns – often they don’t smash or shatter, just sort of lie separated. Ho hum – got plenty now!

    Cheers – No, just 2mm plasticard. I cut a suitable rectangle, then cut off the corners at 45 degrees then just load of sanding. The hardware shop round the corner sells these really useful wet and dry paper ‘blocks’ for 50p, so I absolutely rinse those.

    #84901
    jagannath
    Participant

    Uh oh – I bought the Baueda city walls – not even finished my Crom’s Anvil buildings yet….

    #84912
    cmnashcmnash
    Participant

    Uh oh – I bought the Baueda city walls – not even finished my Crom’s Anvil buildings yet….

    sounds like you have as much resistance to ‘ooh – shiny!’ as I do! – which is somewhere between zero and none …

    need pictures though!

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    #84913
    jagannath
    Participant

    Haha I’ve been really well behaved for a while… I’ve gone into desert-fantasy overdrive recently though!!

    #85238
    jagannath
    Participant

    Well, my Baueda castle arrived!

    It’s very nice, though it will need a bit of work to get ‘square’, which is fine.

    My idea is that I’ll glue the walls facing ‘out’ on the edge of one board, with another board (the one with the road that I’m sculpting on) slotting underneath. This means I’ll have a flat board with a road on (to place the town or ruins around), a board that I can populate for the ‘inside’ of the walls (i.e. the other board) then slot the two together and play outside the walls (if that makes sense to anyone except me!!).

    Basically, there’ll only be glue on the left hand board connection in this image:

    When I texture my board I’ll need to be careful not to make the texture that will go underneath the wall overlap on the removeable board too thick.

    I’m worried this is a mad idea!

    #85240
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    When I texture my board I’ll need to be careful not to make the texture that will go underneath the wall overlap on the removeable board too thick.

    Masking tape?
    When the texture is dry, peel up and cut as you go?

    How do the figures size up to the walls?

    #85241
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    ah no, cos when the castle is not there….

    hmmmm

    #85242
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Very cool!

    #85248
    jagannath
    Participant

    ah no, cos when the castle is not there….

    hmmmm

    Yeah exactly – I think my solution will be OK if I’m careful.

    Basically:

    I want a board with a road running down the middle
    I want to be able to game outside some castle walls (the castle walls being ‘incidental’ really, just to set the scene)
    I hate seeing the join between boards.

    The other option is not to glue the caste down and assemble it for play (obviously I’ll assemble the wall sections), but I’m worried that might look a touch shonky.

    Scales, lovely – to my eye, doors are scaled to 17mm minis (which is great, because 15mm doors plus based minis always looks off). Here’s an instagram pic I took earlier

    #85250
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    So… what about have the walls on a mini board that is only the size of the walls footprint with a slight overhang on each side.
    You can have it overhang just a bit to conceal the join from the two boards?
    It will give more flexibility for positioning as it wont have a massive board behind the walls taking up space?

    Very bad picture:

    If you then later decide you want to play inside the walls, just slide the inside board under the rear of the walls.

    #85251
    jagannath
    Participant

    Ooh that’s a good idea – I’ll have an experiment tomorrow. Thinking about it, the alternative might be to strongly reinforce the whole thing with some mega-pinning, then not attach it to any boards.

    #85253
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Wow, that’s a lot of terrain.  It looks impressive, like a set piece from Conan the Barbarian.  I like the road as well.  I’m sure all the work will pay off!

    #85337
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Cool idea, that board will no doubt be epic!

    #85536
    jagannath
    Participant

    Still playing around with the castle (I haven’t been able to face making more of those cobblestones yet!) but I did manage to box these chaps off (sorry, bad picture):

    Fun minis to paint, I was tempted to go to town on the shields (old school style) but I want these to be generic guards for patrolling generic streets. The nice thing about the Forged in Battle packs is that you get loads, so I can always iterate on this idea. I’ve basecoated my smashed columns too, so those’ll appear shortly…

    #85551
    Dr De’Ath
    Participant

    Nicely done and up to your usual high standards.  I think they’ll work well as city watch or guards

    #85552
    cmnashcmnash
    Participant

    Nicely done and up to your usual high standards. I think they’ll work well as city watch or guards

    Agree completely with the doctor

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    #85556
    jagannath
    Participant
    #85557
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    They are indeed nice.

    #85564
    cmnashcmnash
    Participant

    I did manage to box these chaps off  

    Are these more Forged in Battle mini’s?  which pack are they?

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    #85566
    jagannath
    Participant

    They are indeed, they’re called Lykian infantry

    http://www.forgedinbattle.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=612

    Not their most varied pack, and I didn’t like how different the leader looked so didn’t use him, but I’ll paint up another batch at some point in different colours to represent another group.

    Looking back, I sort of wish I’d ordered the Persian Apple Bearers

    because there’s some archers and skirmishers that tie in with them, but I’m pleased with these chaps…

    #85570
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Looking really good, sir.  That gate is a beast, and I love the understatedness of the guards.  They really look like “citizen soldiers”.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #85573
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    I think they are perfect.  You could use them in a lot of different scenarios.  The red really pops with the gold.

     

    I’ve never heard of Forged in Battle.  They look great.

    I really liked there miniatures.  I especially like their Roman town.  That would make a great Seaside town for CROM.

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    #85607
    jagannath
    Participant

    Thanks both

    I’ve never heard of Forged in Battle. They look great.

    If you can stomach the pack price (Most of my FiB warbands end up made from 3 packs, so not the cheapest endeavour) they’re fantastic miniatures – absolutely my favourite to paint. The blue and yellow chaps on page one are from the FiB Pictish range. There’s a very excellent Kickstarter for the third wave just drawing to a close for those interested – with the option to spend your pledge on any of the current range too:

    I’ve backed it pretty heavily for access to the Arab packs, but I think that come delivery in December I’ll also take on a 15mm Dark Ages project for good measure!

    #85614
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    They are blockier in style, like coppelstone. Obviously they have a biblical feel. I’m going to go look again!

     

    I haven’t checked out your blog lately!  Cool stuff!

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    #87320
    jagannath
    Participant

    Hiya folks,

    Long time, no update – works absolutely swamped me.

    I did get a chance today to take a bit of time back, so sat down and played a few rounds of the new Five Parsec from Home rules. I know that’s got nowt to do with fantasy, but I did use some smashed Crom’s Anvil anvils as terrain that I’d intended for fantasy gaming – quick pic ripped from Instagram:

    They’v’e come out pretty well – very tough to smash! – though I regret making the bases such a ‘neat’ shape. All in all though, they probably only took an hour of work, so easy to do again if I really start hating the bases.

    Hopefully I can up my output again soon…

    #87321
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    That is a nice rich colour you have there, better I think than my pale boards.
    I am not sure about the bases, I mostly do straight edges, but then I line the straight edges of the terrain item with the straight edges of the boards so it seems ok?

    #87323
    jagannath
    Participant

    It’s tricky innit (like everything!) – I like the stability of plasticard, but it’s quite difficult to work beyond smoothed-out rectangles. I might try some very ‘tight’ (i.e. close to the terrain piece) 2mm cork bases. 2mm cork isn’t strong, but I’m thinking that if it’s very tight to the structure of the piece that that’ll help support it… maybe….

    #87324
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Let me dig out a link in a bit. I use some stuff that is half card/foam and half plasticard. Nice stuff to work with.

    2mm expanded pvc sheets. I used to buy them from Evil Mushroom Games. But their site has been down for a while now…

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    #87326
    jagannath
    Participant

    Actually I’m being a bit of a martyr – If I cut the plasticard more irregularly (I wonder if a hot foam cutter would work) then took a rouded bastard file to the edges I bet I could make short work of them.

    #87327
    Fincas Khalmoril
    Participant

    Awesome stuff shiwn here! I cannot stop to be astonished by what you magically create out of your 15s!

    #87329
    Dr De’Ath
    Participant

    Actually I’m being a bit of a martyr – If I cut the plasticard more irregularly (I wonder if a hot foam cutter would work) then took a rouded bastard file to the edges I bet I could make short work of them.

    Nice columns – very useful scatter terrain.

    I’ve not been able to get a hot wire cutter to cut plasticard.  If you’re using the plasticard for stability you could always add a much thinner sheet to the bottom and cut that in an irregular way with a scalpel, then all you’d need do is fill in the ‘step’ at the edge of the thicker sheet to blend the two.  That way you’d get the stability of the thicker sheets with the irregularity of the edges plus the benefit that the edge wouldn’t be as noticeable as it would be thinner.  That’s effectively how I did this hill, 6mm mdf core with a larger card base then blend the base texture down to the edges.

    hill

    #87330
    jagannath
    Participant

    Ah thanks – that’s a good shout, I could probably just layer two 1mm layers with a bit of plastic cement (I assume there’s no mechanical warping with plastic cement as it’s not really a glue).

    That hill looks ace, I love your desert board.

    #87331
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    The secret will be to blend your sci fi and fantasy games together!  More the merrier!

     

    I really like columns.  Did you buy the temple ruin as well?

    #87336
    jagannath
    Participant

    The secret will be to blend your sci fi and fantasy games together! More the merrier!

    I really like columns. Did you buy the temple ruin as well?

    Thanks – I did indeed, though AB kindly sold me some extra columns to expirement with. I haven’t done anything with the temple yet, need to knuckle down. I think with the ruins scattered about it should be quite effective.

    #87851
    jagannath
    Participant

    Very quick post – not had much time recently but did squeeze in some hours to basecoat my Croms Anvil town

    When they’re finished they’ll be much closer to white, this is just the base colour.

    Bieng hands on with them I’ve had loads of good ideas for converting some for sci-fi, so expect another order soon AB!

    #87856
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    oooooh and oooooh boards over the well.

    Oh and my two new mini building are out next week…

    Having those 2 buildings on that 1 base is really cool, you can hang stuff across the rooftops!

    #87863
    jagannath
    Participant

    Oh cool, I’ll wait for them.

    Yeah that was my idea – I’m going to make a ‘plonkable’ thatched awning, I’m painting up a cart and a lying camel, all for placing in that space.

    What buildings are coming – 2nd storey and something else?

    #87864
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Not 100% sure.

    Those 2 small ones, the brick and plastered version.
    I want to make a 2 storey dwelling.
    I also have a plan for a desert oasis/tower type thing.
    Plus a Shamans hut/cave/summat for Ekwensu.

    #87865
    jagannath
    Participant

    Very cool – another 2 storey would be great, I was actually looking at the medium house earlier trying to work out how to stack two them hide the join. Lots of ‘biblical’ house where effectively two storey, the bottom floor being a barn.

    How did you do your finishing texture? When I come to do my sci-Fi conversions I might have to try and blend some bits in!

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