20/05/2023 at 18:24 #186400
Tiny but ambitious, hopefully it comes out ok. As usual, 3mm.
Building this on a HEXON tile. Going to start building up the hights today and try to finish all the shaping and contours by tomorrow. I’m planning to 3D print the walls only because of how fidly little plastic rods were the last time I tried it.
The road will be painted and not raised like the render. It’s there so I can see how it looks.
Still have to decide if I want to use foam trees or make them our of putty. Also want to add a little plot of wheat somewhere to feed the mill, but ther’s not much space, so I’ll see about it when most of it is finished.
Was going to do two other villages and another ruined/abandoned village, but I think I’ll be burned out from just building this one.20/05/2023 at 18:27 #186401MikeKeymaster20/05/2023 at 18:39 #186402
I had an idea to build a little village on a HEXON tile. Maybe it can be expanded to make a whole series of hex tiles, but for now I only have ideas for a few villages. Since the tile is pretty small (100mm) I went into a 3D program to plan out how it’ll look. To begin with I was only concerned about the hill and if minis will be able to fit. The plan was to slice the hill up to make it easier to replicate in physical form. Gradually I added more place holders to see the layout and the render is the end result.
Having finished gluing insulation foam to the HEXON tile I realized it’s really tiny. I have a much larger hex board, but this was to use up the tiles I had lying around. Initially I was planning to make everything from putty, but see as how tiny the houses will be I might 3D print them and add details with putty. It’s a small project but pretty ambitious.
Will update on progress.21/05/2023 at 16:45 #186412Jim WebsterParticipant
That is amazing, and none the worse for being ambitious. I must admit I’m looking forward to seeing it develop
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Finished shaping. Coated it with some sealant to protect from primer.
Putty down some rocks and the easier stuff, and wait for putty to cure before moving on to the more fiddly animal pen. Will probably do it the same way as the village gate, but smaller.
In the end I went with a more peaceful looking village.22/05/2023 at 16:01 #186450Darkest Star GamesParticipant
That is looking really good!
I participated in the Hexon KS, planned on printing out a huge campaign map and of course that project fell through (2 of my buddies moved away right in the middle of collecting forces and took their stuff with them). They have such a cool variety. Sounds like you upsized the hex when you printed it?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."23/05/2023 at 19:34 #186506
I wasn’t aware there were 3D files for Hexon. It would have made it a little easier in the 3d program. I totally forgot about the little groove along the edges, threw off some of the measuring.
A lot of platic work today and ended up printing the buildings afterall. It looks all nice and fine in 3D, but when it came to placing the physical buildings there were limitations. I couldn’t put them too close to the edge because of the backing and some of the slopes weren’t exactly like the 3D plan. In the end I had to scale the houses down to 90%.23/05/2023 at 23:25 #186523Andrew BeasleyParticipant
You could try scaling up the Graven Guild [MyMiniFactory] ones if you can find one you like…
I have seen the Kallistra tiles turned upside down for rivers – they published a few guides for building on the tiles here [Kallistra site].
Would love to see this in ‘the flesh’ – the 2mm game board at Partizan was a little flat having a single cut river / woods and a few little hills in total. I know most ancient battles took place in flat areas but they do look boring 🙂23/05/2023 at 23:31 #186524MikeKeymaster24/05/2023 at 11:41 #186538
I like those Hexton tiles, they might look good scaled down to 25mm nexes for veryt epic empire map. I can’t print them at HEXON size though, printer not big enough. The thing I’ve come to hate about hex tiles or any tiles is how regularly spaced everything becomes. Hills and mountains doesn’t look right.24/05/2023 at 15:07 #186564Darkest Star GamesParticipant
I see, I had confused Hexon with Hexton. Just one letter…
Wow dude, what program are you using, it looks great, almost like you’re setting up a video game.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."24/05/2023 at 21:08 #186582Andrew BeasleyParticipant
…The thing I’ve come to hate about hex tiles or any tiles is how regularly spaced everything becomes…
I can understand that especially with the Kallistra preformed slopes / hills but TBH, it’s one of the things that I like about hexes – its a clean hill / no hill.
Nothing stopping you just using part of the hex for terrain and stating the whole hex is either a hill or a flat – just adds to the general mess of trying to fit a normal world into hexes though 🙂
Do not get me started on river hexes and can you go down the banks without penalty or not !!!!27/05/2023 at 13:02 #186679
A little change from the original design. Designing it in 3D first was supposed to prevent this.
Not too happy with the grass, looks too New Zealand and then I over did it on the trees as well. Overall it scratched my itch.
edit: I knew I forgot something. Didn’t paint the rims on the barrels.
The program is 3DS max. I get a lot of my ideas from games like Kingdom Rush, the cartoony aesthetic really appeals to my laziness (easier to sculp).
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