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Morglum Necksnapper
19-07-2008, 15:36
I played only a few battles the past years, on a green piece of cloth, and always felt there was something lacking. Of course, this was a really beautiful made battlefield. After long consideration, I started to work on one of my own this week.

First I collected information on the internet and made plan. I don't have much space, so I needed to consider that.

I already had a kitchentable, of which I sawed the legs in half. The table now is aproximately 50 cm high from the ground. I like playing on this height, it gives you a wonderful birdseye view of the battlefield. I also allowes you to sit in a comfortable chair while playing. I can store the table in the basement.

On top of that I put a mdf board measuring 190 x 110 cm and 20 mm thick. To make the table solid.
I put self adherent metalic plastic on top of one side. This table is wonderful for playing Space Hulk. I'm gonna show a picture of it later. I put the green cloth on top of that, because I don't want this side of the table to get damaged.
On top of that are two mdf boards measuring 120 x 150 cm and 12 mm thick. So the table is roughly 240 x 15 cm in dimensions...
I have just enough room to fit these boards in a small spare space, standin up.

I bought woodglue (750 ml) and a bag of sand (25 kg). I glued on the sand and let it dry overnight. Today I whiped of the exess sand and started to paint the table black, with watered down acryl paint. This now has to dry. I will continue tomorrow.

Lame Duck
19-07-2008, 16:45
Looking good so far, what type of table will it be (cityfight/wasteland etc)?

Light of the Emperor
20-07-2008, 17:53
Very nice so far. If the hand painting is driving you nuts, you can always spray paint it black and then drybrush whatever colors you choose.

The other thing to take into consideration is warping. It looks like there is no outer support for the table. If its only like that for games and then put away, you should be fine. If you decide to keep it flat all the time, or if there is a lot of excess humidity, the board can warp which makes things uneven. You can simply cut some wooden legs and just slide them under the corners for an easy (and removable) fix.

Keep the creativity going!

Morglum Necksnapper
20-07-2008, 20:20
Thanks fo the comments. All day I figured out how to paint the table. So I tried different things. I just finished painting and so far I'm pretty happy with it. It's not finished yet, but it's going to be partial green and partial grey. Because the basecoat is black, the table oozez a dark sinister feel wich I quite like. One half is done, but needs more highlights. I hope I can continue and finish it this week. About the warping, until now it warpes only slightly, but I've come up with a plan to deal with that. More about that later.

Morglum Necksnapper
24-07-2008, 15:16
I finished the table. because of the wet paint the table warped slightly. I drilled holes in the side of the table. Than I cut a long nail in half. These nails keep the table level. In the pictures with the scenery on it the table is even flatter, because I drilled another hole in the middle of the table, so there are three bondings.

Morglum Necksnapper
24-07-2008, 15:21
Also these are my first attempts at making scenery, from a few months ago.

24-07-2008, 20:22
Yip, that looks like a table, interesting that you like the 50cm height, I can see the advantage of being seated while playing. The scenery is coming on good as well.

Bugbait out.

25-07-2008, 04:47
The trees are just what I am looking for- what brand are they?

Morglum Necksnapper
25-07-2008, 17:35
I'm not sure about the brand, they sell it in the local hobbystore. It's from a German company I think. When I'm going down there, I'll check the brand.

Crazy Harborc
25-07-2008, 19:37
Been there and had a warp occur. We (my dad & I) added a frame along and under the table's edges. We screwed and bolted the frame together and to the tabletop. We added legs.....used bolts and screws to attach them....THAT table lasted thru being moved three times.....Disassembled it and just needed to mark the parts for easy re-assembly.;)

Golden Lion
05-08-2008, 11:37
This is looking really good! Some solid work in painting I can imagine. I can't wait to play on this table man ;)

05-08-2008, 14:46
Love the trees! hopefully i can get some around here to add to my high elf display

Morglum Necksnapper
26-10-2008, 18:06
Here's an update on the table.

I allready had done the hill and 2 woods. But it is now safe to say a wooded area. Golden Lion helped me cutting out and sanding the mdf baseplates. Together we've put the trees on the bases. and textured the bases. This weekend I undercoated, painted and flocked the woods and 2 GW hills. I also flocked part of the table, to match the bases of the woods and hills. I think I'm going to flock some more, because the grey parts, wich should resemble rocks, are too large and dominant in my opinion.
Comments are welcome...

Morglum Necksnapper
26-10-2008, 18:30

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26-10-2008, 20:06
Woah a great table.... :D
How did I miss this log ?

Theomar Pius
26-10-2008, 21:55
Those tree stands really are great!

Crazy Harborc
26-10-2008, 23:46
I'm glad this thread is reviving. The table does look good, darn good. My longtime opponents and I do have a good selection of hills and rock piles, etc. THAT said, our streams look like cut paper (they are).

Those stands of trees look MUCH better than our cut green felt with a couple of free standing trees. I am starting to think about some terrain projects.;)

Golden Lion
27-10-2008, 09:06
Cool to see the pictures of the finished pieces! They look outstanding on the table. I see you redid the hills as well, they're looking good. The whole is coming together more now.

28-10-2008, 18:30
I really like the table! Great Job! As for the rocks being to dominating, I think they look fine but I do see you point. My advice would be to raise them up a bit (smaller rocks and such), this would give them more depth and if you thrown in some grass in a few spots it should really come together nicely.

Also, where did you get the trees? I need some like them!

Morglum Necksnapper
28-10-2008, 19:38
Thanks for the comments. And t-o-l-o, I think you're right about adding a few more patches of grass on the rocky surfaces. Raising these areas would also help, but I have to take into consideraton that the lay-out of the table should be changeble and that models need to move around the table freely.

29-10-2008, 16:48
Hey man. Looks great!
I had a dream of planing a similar table once lol.

Morglum Necksnapper
07-11-2008, 20:33

today I added browns to the table, as I thought that was missing. I added a highlight to the grey rocks. Than I added watereffect, because I still thought the table looked a little bit lifeless. With the water effect, it looks more realistic I think.





07-11-2008, 20:48
Oh yea that looks a lot better,
I really like the water FX, realistically
most big flat fields have a few soggy spots like that. :D

Golden Lion
07-11-2008, 21:34
That looks great! The water effects look really realistic, as was mentioned. The table looks earthier/grittier now, and more life-like. Good choice to re-colour it a bit!

08-11-2008, 05:10
Brilliant table, love the details like the fallen dead tree, and the water effects has really added to the realism.



static grass
08-11-2008, 13:00
Wow this table has totally come to life.

08-11-2008, 16:50
damn, that is one fine table, really love it, it looks great, i can't wait to see the end result.

08-11-2008, 20:38
This is pretty and it is quite hard to make flat look good. Nicely done!

Morglum Necksnapper
09-11-2008, 19:43

Well the watereffect dried pretty dull. So I'll pour some more on the same spots, hopefully the wet effect will be more prominent. Today I helped clearing an attic full of wooden planks and beams. Some of it was going to be thrown away, so I took it. I sawed of the screws that were sticking out, sawed the planks to the dimensions of the table. Than I nailed the planks to the bottomside of the table. This prevents the warping. Both tables are now only warping slightly, you can't even see it in this blurry picture...


Next steps will be adding some more short planks on some spots matching the dimensions of the support layer. That is because the tables, when used next to eachother, have a piece of mdf as a support. If I would lay the two on it now, the tables will tilt.

I need to flock and paint the other table in the same manner as the first and add some more water effect. And paint the sides black or grey.

Than the table is basicely done and it is time for some more scenery. The pros of this table is that you can play small battles on on half (120 x 150 cm), and when you want to play really large battles, put the two halfs together (150 x 240 cm). It was cheap to make, mainly because of the supportbeams for free.

The cons: it is pretty heavy and costs some energy to put together. But hey, it's mobile. I don't have the spare room to keep it in one place, but it fits nicely in a closet.

Lord Solaar
09-11-2008, 23:00
This looks fantastic! The grey, brown, and green really give it life. Everything is top notch!

10-11-2008, 01:59
This is a really beautiful table, great work, I hope when I finish making mine it looks half as good.

10-11-2008, 07:52
This table is coming out really nicely, really can't wait to see the finished result :)

Morglum Necksnapper
15-11-2008, 17:47
Hopefully I will finish the basic table this weekend. I started flocking the second table. When it's dry tommorow I can paint parts brown and highlight the rocky areas a bit. Then I'm ging to add more water effect. And paint the sides of the table black. I also flocked the display bases of my two 2000 points orc & goblins armies, to match the table. I put the armies together on the table, and the 4000 points fit perfectly well on one quarter!





15-11-2008, 18:44
that's som goooooood loooookin terrain ;) nothing like a goood gaming table :) thumbs upp!!!!

16-11-2008, 11:59
Great idea to add water effects to the table.

Morglum Necksnapper
20-11-2008, 17:45
Well, the basic table is ready. The light and colors look different from different angles. There's also a barrack that me and my friend Willem painted.

I'm looking forward making some rocky hills.





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20-11-2008, 18:21
That table looks fantastic. I love the puddles

20-11-2008, 20:55
Woah the puddles look even better up close. :D
And I love those houses. :)

Morglum Necksnapper
20-11-2008, 21:52
Thanks. The first time I used watereffect, I poured it straight over the surface. But it looked strange, because the watereffect flowed between the surface and dried all wobbly. So than I took hammer and chisel to carve out a few spots on the table. These areas are flatter. I painted those brown, and than black in the middle. Poured watereffect in them and it looks more natural now. With a few puddles, I carved into the main mdf board accidently. A nice side effect, because the puddles now have a natural looking bottom. I also used a different bigger green flok around the puddles to create the idea of waterplants...

Golden Lion
21-11-2008, 12:33
It is looking better and better!! Those puddles look very realistic now, great. The barracks look sweet on the entire table. Good to hear you also managed to support the tables better and prevent most of the warping. The 4000pt army looks nice too together!


22-11-2008, 00:51
Looking very good. :)

Morglum Necksnapper
22-11-2008, 02:48
Thanks, you're all welcome to play a battle if you're in the neighbourhood!

I bought a manual on how to build rocky terrain, I've been reading through it and hopefully I can make some cool hills in the near future.

25-11-2008, 20:05
Wow man! This tabletop is absolutely amazing!
Even without the (great looking) additional scenery the tabletop looks outstanding.
The puddles look very realistic, I love them.

State of the art!

Morglum Necksnapper
25-05-2009, 20:08
No updates, but a picture of the table beeing used. I finally played a game of Warhammer again. Orc & Goblins against Empire. The Empire general is sitting overlooking the battlefield.
The game ended in a draw.

Crazy Harborc
26-05-2009, 02:15
It's still good liiking terrain, a good table to make war upon.;) I confess my little group (of OLD farts) need to be higher up on our legs.

How about a battle report or two?;) Photo, lots of photos.

Morglum Necksnapper
26-05-2009, 19:20
I guess we could do that, if we play again, Ill bring it in.

22-07-2009, 19:44
Very impressive table! looking forward to doing battle on that once ;)

23-07-2009, 09:22
Dutch, hmm? If I am not mistaken, I have not yet asked you where exactly you're from. Needless to say, if you're from around Zaandam, check my sig.

And your gaming board looks awesome. I am prety jealous. Any plans for a new board? Seeing as this one is pretty much finished.

Morglum Necksnapper
23-07-2009, 21:17
Hi, I live in Groningen. And in the next year I'm planning on building another board. This board is ok. But the downside is moving miniatures around. You really have to lift the whole movement tray or mini, otherwise it's going to get stuck. It's because the sand I used, it's just to big and uneven. I'd like a pure simple grass meadow kinda board, where you can just slide the miniatures around... So what is the best material for that? grassflock?

27-07-2009, 12:29
If you don't mind your board not looking its best, then one of those grass mats will be fine... Easy to apply, very gameable, and quick to do. Just not very nice to look at, without some extra work.

Morglum Necksnapper
28-07-2009, 19:15
Well, I played a game on this table yesterday. And all in all, I'm not that unhappy at all with the playability of the table. You just have to lift the movementtrays of your units a little bit when you move them. So as soon as I have a bigger place to live I will try to update the table with a river, rocky parts, a watermill and a small walled town.

31-07-2009, 20:35
That sounds sexy. I need to build more tables as well... *sigh*

31-07-2009, 21:05
I like the finished look of your water effect pond, they look great in the photos:cool:. What depth were ponds before you poured it on, and did you layer it on or pour it in one go?

Just wondering as I am planning to use some on my own swamp terrain. :)

Morglum Necksnapper
19-08-2009, 23:06
The depth was about a half to one centimeter. I poured it in in one go.

Morglum Necksnapper
15-11-2009, 18:35
Hello everybody and welcome back. I have a second wind in scenery making. I started work on a walled town.






17-11-2009, 09:23
Nice start.

PS. What did you base your trees on? I based some on plasticard, but the flock doesn't stick well.

Morglum Necksnapper
17-11-2009, 18:56
@ Daniel36
I use 4 mm mdf to make the bases for the trees. I glue them on with woodglue. Funny thing they call it woodglue ;-) It's really good for plastic and foam as well.

I have another small update. Today I bought some 100 mm styrodur and made the wall again. Now I have the correct height in one go. Much easier. I started with the detailing a little bit as you can see.





17-11-2009, 22:15
Wow! This is going to be very cool!! Now if only we had a set of good siege rules. :)

25-11-2009, 20:26
Wow, very cool.

25-11-2009, 21:26
Wow, this looks like it's going to be totally awesome. Will be watching!!

28-11-2009, 08:05
Wow! This is going to be very cool!! Now if only we had a set of good siege rules.

I second that, on both accounts!

It's looking very promising. I really like the scale... Most people tend to make their castle too small for an actual game of Siege, glad to see that you haven't made that mistake ;)

Crazy Harborc
28-11-2009, 18:57
The lack of siege rules for 7th Edition IS a problem. What my regular opponents and I did was to re-read the 6th Edition siege rulebook, then read what is part of 7th. We wrote down some agreed to "house rules" to fill what we saw as gaps in the rules for a siege.

I suppose it would be okay to just take the 6th Edition Siege rulebook and use it. Of course you might want to note down stat changes etc that have happened in 7th.

Morglum Necksnapper
29-11-2009, 00:05
Thanks. I've been thinking about the lay-out of the city. I'd thought about a moat, surrounding the outer walls. This would be a line of defence, making tunneling underneath and charging the outerwall almost impossible. But then again, it would also make a Warhammer siege battle impossible. :)

Although a moat, created with watereffect would look good it is totally not convenient for play. I want the city to be more than just a nice background, I'd like to play games of siege with it.

Then the other dilemma is whether to make a part of the city, building it from a tableside to a part of the citywalls, or make a small town, surrounded by a wall. I think I want that last option, but due to space limitations, that would mean the city would become smaller.

07-12-2009, 12:54
Morglum, this kind of table will be better for games using skirmish rules anyway, so might as well go with the moat. Besides, in a fantasy siege there are many ways of dealing with defenses... :)

Most historic fortifications I've seen would have been impossible to approach with siege towers anyway. They are always hanging from cliffs or in the middle of rivers and such.

Looking forward to progress on this!

Crazy Harborc
07-12-2009, 17:58
Um.....given any thought to a "removeable city/fortress"? Your buildings could be (in groups) on bases. Modular is a good thing, it allows choices/changes.:)

11-12-2009, 06:53

This is great :)

Morglum Necksnapper
02-01-2010, 14:30
Well, a fresh start with the walled town this Christmass holidays... So I want to make a small walled town, with a castle. It's a little intimidating to start a big project like this. But I've collected lots of scenery material and fantasy/mediaeval style houses, watchtowers and stuff from all kinds of manufacturers like Forgeworld and Tabletop World... I never had the room to built the town, but I've moved to a bigger place and now I do.

I want to built the city in chunks small enough to fit through the door and be carried by one person. This way I can store it in a seperate room and move it to the livingroom for playing games of Warhammer Siege. Also, I might have to move again in the near future, I will be able to store the city easier when it's in smaller chunks. So out with the big board I was working with.

The suroundings of the walled town will be detailed, as I think this adds to the 'reallism'.

I read a lot on the internet about scenery and diorama building, but now just have to figure out things as I go along...

Step 1.
Making a rough scetch of what I want to do.


Then transporting the workplace from the kitchen to the shed. I bought these handy wallpapertables. Cheap and effective. On these I can put a large MDF board as a workspace, and a smaller MDF board, wich will be the first part of the city.




just 1 hour into the project and allready a mess!

Morglum Necksnapper
02-01-2010, 14:32
So I started with sheets of polystyrene, balls of paper and tape, to make a slope. Over that came plastercloth of Woodland Scenics. To one side I added a rocky cliff made with styrodur. I use woodglue and toothpicks to put it all together.





Morglum Necksnapper
02-01-2010, 14:35
On top of the slope I pinned the citywall I allready started working on. It was a hell of a job to carve in all the stones and battlements on top of the walls.



Morglum Necksnapper
02-01-2010, 14:39
I used a saw to make the initial shape of the round tower and walls from a thick sheet of styrodur. One side of the round tower I saw in an angle, it was an accident. I first thought I would just put some rocks against it. But I made a thick beam of wood with styrodur, to hold that piece of the tower intact. I imagine this part of the tower came down from a cannonshot or something. And the wall has been hastily repaired...

I also made a small sewer, and used watereffect on it. Instead of drying transparent, some of the watereffect dried white... So I'm going to have to paint that again.

Then I made the steeper sides of the slope more rocky, by carving smaller chunks of styrodur. I painted all of the ground surface dark brown and the castle wall with a mixture of acrylic white, black and earthcolor from Woodland Scenics.
I used a technique called wet in wet painting, where I picked out some individual rocks with a lighter or more brown tint of the same color, and applied it when the first coat of paint hadn't dried yet.

I painted the rocks with a mixture of the same colors but also added a bit of Ultramarinesblue.

Than I added some polish-cloth and flock to the ground surface, some sawn treetrunks and began adding the trees... I cut of the base of the trees, making it easier to attach them to the sloped surface. I just drilled a hole in the surface with a knife, added a dot of woodglue and stuffed in the tree... The bases of the trees will come in handy for another part of the cities suroundings.

I also made a signpost and a fence.





Morglum Necksnapper
02-01-2010, 14:41



Morglum Necksnapper
02-01-2010, 14:43
The surroundings for this part of the table are almost done. I need to add some more trees and then will post some more pictures. I missed a few spots with paint and have to retouch some parts. Also I have to remove the excess flock.

I'm very pleased with the atmospheric background this piece creates. It still is far from finished, but I can imagine playing a game of Warhammer with armies clashing in front of the city walls of Adlerbach (worktitle of the project) will add to the excitement!

Next plan is to add another MDF board to the city. Maybe even create the keep itself, towering over the city...




02-01-2010, 14:59
YEEEEEHAAAAA! This makes me happy. looking great man, keep up the good work; wish I could battle on this thing- you are to o far away!! I also like the double stack of 1st ed Space Hulk in the back ground! :) The game that sucked me in to this hobby.

Crazy Harborc
03-01-2010, 00:37
Your terrain is coming along nicely. The walls and the tower brought back memories of a siege from long ago.

Please keep us updated.;)

03-01-2010, 03:38
That is quite a bit of progress- well done.

03-01-2010, 16:25
Wow, man, that is absolutely amazing. I'm just getting started on building my own terrain, I don't know if I'll ever get up to this scale, but I hope I can eventually make things that LOOK this damn good. The castle walls and rocks are painted so incredibly well.


05-01-2010, 19:47
nice inspiration for helping me with my first gaming table

Morglum Necksnapper
24-01-2010, 19:13
An update.

First, thanks for all the comments!

Well, the board fell on the ground. I cursed 2 or 3 times, but when I saw that only the long wall and 2 trees got loose I got very relaxed. Nothing that bad.

I painted the first house. It's a prefab one from Zitardes I think. To me, it misses a little Warhammer fantasy vibe now, but I'll find something to do about that. It also needs another highlight and i missed a few spots with the right paintcolor! The base buildings are all gonna be pretty the same, rockwalls on the ground level, wood and off white panneling on the upperfloors. These buildings are going to be hand made for the most part, but also some Forgeworld and Tabletop World models.





Morglum Necksnapper
24-01-2010, 19:31
By the way, does anybody have advise on what glue to use for pewter?

Crazy Harborc
24-01-2010, 23:17
Looks......GREAT!! Oh yeah, I kind of like it too.;) Looks the way I picture a real version should/would look.

I use superglue for pewter glueing.;)

24-01-2010, 23:21
Yea I would have to be some sort of super glue ;)

Morglum Necksnapper
04-02-2010, 11:26
Thanks, I said pewter, but I ment resin. The stuff Forgeworld stuff is made of. But I used superglue for that and it worked.
This is the Forgeworld blacksmiths forge that I cut up. The detail on the inside is great, a big fireplace with bellows. As I'm going to glue the roof on top, you won't be able to see the inside. So I'm going to use these for other buildings, and I replaced the chimney with a simpler one, so I can use the original chimney for the keep.





Morglum Necksnapper
21-06-2010, 16:27
Adlerbach part 2...


Crazy Harborc
22-06-2010, 00:54
Adlerbach part 2 is looking good so far. It should be a great strongpoint. I look forward to more photos of it.:)

24-06-2010, 00:06
Great job all around, the trees look fantastic, as does those zebra stripe chairs!

Morglum Necksnapper
24-06-2010, 16:36
I'm starting to build from the ground up for some tableparts.




Morglum Necksnapper
24-06-2010, 16:38
I love the zebrachairs! Maybe they'll be featured again in the future ;-)


Morglum Necksnapper
24-06-2010, 16:39
Oh... this looks professional ;-) I'm using some sort of isolation material for the lake and river.



Morglum Necksnapper
24-06-2010, 16:49
Made a very rough scetch of how it's going to look like... Rising above the town of Adlerbach, Casle Adlerbach can trace travelers from miles around. The photo will remind me later how the castle needs to be placed. But like I said, I'll have to build from the ground up.




24-06-2010, 17:35

How large is this gaming table going to be?

Judging from the pics, it will be huge.

24-06-2010, 19:07
Looks awesome!

And bloody hell, how big is the property you live on?
And your work space looks massive!, maybe it's time for me to clean out my garage......

Morglum Necksnapper
24-06-2010, 19:27
The table measures approximately 2.5 meters by 4 meter. Yep, it got out of hand...

Right now I'm living on a farm, until it will be sold. So for how long I may live there is unclear. It's wonderful, enough space to make such a huge table, and the old stable really adds to the vibe of making a Warhammerstyle walled town...



Morglum Necksnapper
24-06-2010, 19:28



25-06-2010, 05:49
it's like something out of the Empire all right......very jealous

Morglum Necksnapper
01-07-2010, 22:46
I started working on the river and mountainlake. And a big ass hill.





02-07-2010, 07:49
Impressive stuff. I'm gonna follow the progress.

02-07-2010, 09:43
You, my friend, have a seriously nice amount of room for awesome projects! Me = jealous!!

Tabletop World seems to be doing good business with the Netherlands! (I have 4 of their products as well! :))

09-07-2010, 12:25
Sorry to repeat an old topic but way back on the first page of the log someone asked which company produced the trees you're using for your main table. I would also like to know and I couldn't find your answer in the posts.
Would really like to know as those are excellent trees.

10-07-2010, 15:13
great job on the table - a little too green and natural for my dwarfs though ;)

10-07-2010, 15:40
Nice work on the lake and river, very inventive! I must admit I envy you for your workspace...

Morglum Necksnapper
14-07-2010, 20:43
Thanks everybody. The trees are from Zitardes by the way

I made a hill last week. It's a stand alone piece that fits on the waterpart. By placing the hill, the river gets formed.





Morglum Necksnapper
14-07-2010, 20:48
The water will be cool, the isolation material really brings out the watersurface.




Morglum Necksnapper
14-07-2010, 20:54
I used plastercloth and made some rocks with plaster.
I than sprayed it black





Morglum Necksnapper
14-07-2010, 20:57
Then it was painting time.



Morglum Necksnapper
14-07-2010, 20:59
Oh no, my little container with toothpicks fell to the ground. I knew it would happen, but it still came as a suprise when it fell...


Morglum Necksnapper
14-07-2010, 21:00
And the finished hill.





Morglum Necksnapper
14-07-2010, 21:03
I'm out of trees but will use more trees on the hill i think. Does anyone know how to get trees cheap?





15-07-2010, 06:40
... You have been busy!

Huge hill! That's how all hills should be!

Are you going to make a bridge to connect the hill to the castle?

15-07-2010, 13:56
I hadn't realized how massive this board was going to be unitll now. :eek:

Crazy Harborc
15-07-2010, 23:38
Like the man just said.....this is a BIG table/project. The table's progress should be fun to watch as it grows to completion.

16-07-2010, 20:54
Does anyone know how to get trees cheap?

I'm not sure how they would look compare to the ones you already have but a old method for making home made trees is listed here under Conifers http://themodelmakersresource.co.uk/articles/article015.html

22-07-2010, 13:02
I'm out of trees but will use more trees on the hill i think. Does anyone know how to get trees cheap?

For evergreens, one rather cheap method is to start with some of the large nails (Blunt the tip however you wish and I'd also glued sand all over it while using wires for where I wanted bare branches). Paint it as the tree trunk and then use clump foliage to the tree in the shape you want.

Morglum Necksnapper
27-07-2010, 20:11
... You have been busy!

Huge hill! That's how all hills should be!

Are you going to make a bridge to connect the hill to the castle?

When you mentioned it I thought about it, I think it would look really cool, but for now I haven't deceided about where to put the entrance gate to the city yet. There are several possibilities. I think i'll make two gates, one on the river/lakeside/harbour side, and one to the gaming table side...

To Fredox and SotF, thanks for the tips. No real progress for now, but I cleaned up my workspace and collected some treebark in the woods to make rocky hills.

26-11-2010, 07:24
Best table ever! Please continue posting. i love your work and truly admire the amount of space you have to work with.

Wolf Scout Ewan
26-11-2010, 12:36
Blimey thats a big one! :D

You can get large bags of flocked wire trees from railway model places, Gauge master I think the brand is.

26-11-2010, 20:56
I'm out of trees but will use more trees on the hill i think. Does anyone know how to get trees cheap?

I love the idea of using the hill to turn the coast into a river, you have my full approval. :)

As for the trees, the super tree (http://www.sceneryexpress.com/prodinfo.asp?number=EX0215) kits from scenery express are probably the cheapest going. you can make it cheaper by making up your own flock from sawdust (it looks better than it sounds) and there are a couple of good tutorials online if you have a look around.

27-11-2010, 19:52
Wow lots of progress since i last look at this thread, look great. Just started getting supplies together to start working on a table for my apartment although i may have to wait till spring since i don't have the great workspace you have!

Morglum Necksnapper
28-11-2010, 10:36
Thanks Enrgie.
The super tree kits sure look like the way to go. I'll probably go for that, thanks Astargoth!
Larabic, you can always do some small stuff, like making hills, walls or houses from foamboard to put on the table.

09-12-2010, 10:53
[QUOTE=Morglum Necksnapper;4821915]I'm out of trees but will use more trees on the hill i think. Does anyone know how to get trees cheap?

I have found that some skewers, the long wooden ones for Ka-Bobs work well for tree trunks, combined with some scotchbrite green srcubbing pads. Cut the pads into circles and stack them on the skewer largest to smallest. they look great when finished. I try to post some pics later.

09-12-2010, 13:21
heres some pics of the trees. The pine trees were made using the method in my previous post

Morglum Necksnapper
09-12-2010, 13:52
Looks pretty good fluffymcfluff! Thanks, I might try that.
I also have another idea. In every shop around here they sell these pinetrees with snowflock on them for the christmassdisplays with houses and everything. It seems to be a new trend in christmass decoration. I don't care for it, except the trees are in a good scale. With just a spray of green paint I can use these very well for my table. I hope the trees will have big discounts on them just before or after christmass.

Temakador Swiftblade
19-12-2010, 21:56
Awesome table Morglum. Just wondering, do you plan to use it as a gaming table or just a cool peice of scenery?

Morglum Necksnapper
01-01-2011, 00:58
Thanks! Both. I don't have much experience playing siege games, so we'll see how it plays.

21-01-2011, 00:57
Absolutely cool looking table, mate! Very inspiring work, hope you keep it up! A siege game on this table must look very impressive, especially with two completely assembled armies.

Morglum Necksnapper
06-03-2011, 16:08
Hello, I haven't done any work on the table lately, I've been busy painting Orcs and Goblins. I want to show you a Forgeworld cottage that I've painted as a movementtray for some spiderriders.






06-03-2011, 16:15
That is such an awesome idea. Well done! I love it.

Crazy Harborc
06-03-2011, 21:25
Now....THAT is AWSOME. I don't think I've seen anything like it before. That just might blow the mind(s) of some of your opponents..

Great idea, I am impressed sir.

07-03-2011, 07:45
Very nice, love the spiders (and the table; I've been lurking in this thread for a while).

10-03-2011, 06:16
Now....THAT is AWSOME. I don't think I've seen anything like it before. That just might blow the mind(s) of some of your opponents..

Great idea, I am impressed sir.

Sure thing, that would totally blow Tokamak away :p

Morglum Necksnapper
12-03-2011, 03:37
Eh, who is Tokamak?

Serg. Ezequal
19-03-2011, 11:00
Dude, very impressive! I play 40k, but this is great! My table looks like crap and small when I look at this. Ah well, keeps me dreaming of building something big like this myself :D

Off topic: Jij woont op 1 van Nederlands mooise locaties, dat kan niet anders! Prachtige omgeving en boerderij. Succes, ik volg je op de voet :-)

30-03-2011, 20:28
Dear Morglum Necksnapper,

As you are an Orc Warlord of some renown, it seems only fitting we Forest Dwellers should do something about you, namely kill you.

As my good friend Geroh the High Elf has recently acquired a boating license (read driver's license), we would like some information regarding possibly coming to your gaming table to beat the living crap out of you. This would consist of our combined forces of Elves of both the Forest and High kind. Or, failing that, it will be a combined force of Elves and Marienburger Mercenaries.

Kind Regards,
Natharnaiel the Wood Elf

Hehehhh... Seriously though, if your gaming table is finished, and let's say we can muster a combined force totaling 3000 points (painted of course), how would you feel if we were to meet up and duke it out? My friend and I want flavourful battles and you have a flavourful table and a flavourful army.

Morglum Necksnapper
30-03-2011, 20:55
No problem, would be cool, maybe sometime this summer?

21-04-2011, 08:10
This is a bit of a necro, so I apologise, but this is beautiful and I just wanted to say two things.

First, do you think you can play practically at all on the table? It's spectacular, but the town looks completely impenetrable due to its position!!

Second, someone mentioned Siege rules. I would strongly recommend going all the way back to the 3rd edition siege rules (I have a copy, don't know if you can still get them on Ebay) and then update the bits and pieces that need it. They are better and more detailed and much more fun than the 6th edition ones. I really miss playing sieges with them, it was great fun.

Morglum Necksnapper
21-04-2011, 17:31
Thanks Charterhouse. The idea was that the town would be a nice backdrop, with a more open table attached to a side. So just for the looks.

6th edition Siege rules are not terrific, i've played them once and felt they were very cumbersome. I'm intrigued by the third edition siege rules you mentioned.

Crazy Harborc
21-04-2011, 23:42
As far as WHFB Siege rules goes......the one inch(plus) thick supplimental "Siege Warfare(title?)" 4th or 5th edition WHFB rules was a goodie.

Sorry that the above is a bit vague. I have the Siege suppliment "some where??"

20-08-2011, 20:31
Hey! Stop that chit-chat and get back to work! I need some inspiration and you are not providing me with any! :D


29-12-2011, 08:58
Amazing looking board! Great work!

I have all the standard GW terrain with the mat etc on a games table that i have and it looks ok but yours is so much better looking!

I need to make my own one, looks like its a lot of work though?

Morglum Necksnapper
29-12-2011, 13:26
Thanks guys. It is not so much work if you make a plan and have a budget to get you the materials you need. I started with a mat too and that works perfect. The visual appeal is what got me into making more detailed terrain. If I were to make a table again, I'll switch to finer sand for the table. The sand I glued on top is very coarse and calls for magnatised bases for yer army. Something I just began to do :-)

I haven't done much the last year, but I hope I can show some progress soon. I'm making more forested areas and a Amber wizards tower that will be part of a walled city. The tower will have plants guarding the tower.

29-12-2011, 13:33
I'm making more forested areas and a Amber wizards tower that will be part of a walled city. The tower will have plants guarding the tower.

*Starts foaming in the mouth*

That sounds like a GREAT battle table!!

Morglum Necksnapper
24-01-2012, 16:52
After some absence, I'm happy to work on some terrain again. First work on the end of the table, a huge lake.




01-02-2012, 06:52
the looks really nice

01-02-2012, 11:31
Looks great .. but .. um a lake you play lizardmen a lot or planning on Man O War action? :)

Morglum Necksnapper
01-02-2012, 12:06
I'm making a lake, because it is a natural defence on one side of the town. A strategic place a lord would prefer for his settlement. Part of the town can now also be a harbour, making attacks by large orc rafts and counterattacks with cannon or trebuchet possible. And the 'backside' of the table has great depth, because the caste in the town is going to be high on a cliff looking out over the water.

I made the mistake to not spray the primer on in two layers. After the primer dried I sprayed blue all over. One can can was not enough. So back to the store. The blue color I purchased was not available anymore. So I bougt 2 cans of another blue color, a metallic blue. Later i had to go back to the store again to get another can. It is a large area, but that's not a problem. If only I would have sealed the material with primer better. Now you can still see spots where the paint doesn't stick. Not to worry, I'm going to put small islands with trees and rocks on these spots. Another thing that is a challenge is that the paint comes of way too easy. So back to the store again to buy some transparant lacquer. Only to read on the pot that it must be applied above 8 degrees celcius, while we're having winter here. So i'll have to wait a while for the water to be finished. The horizontal lines in the isolation material are not that bad, they are visible in strong light only.







26-02-2012, 01:25
Wow, just had a look through this whole thread for the first time. Your work is amazing and it really makes me want to give board making a try. Great work and keep coming with updates!

04-03-2012, 16:32
Man! One day I will be producing an empire army solely for the purpose of occupying a town that I will build as a project like this one! Amazing work! Now go and finish it!!!

Morglum Necksnapper
08-03-2012, 15:52
The lake has been a good learning project. It is finished, but I'm going to start all over again. I used isolation material for the texture and spraypaint for the blue color. I discovered the paint chips of way too easily. So I put three coats of clear laquer over it. But the paint still chips off. Pretty frustrating, as it was time consuming and the spraypaint was expensive, but as the saying goes: To master any skill you must accept doing it poorly at first.

I am going to start a campaign using the Blood in the Badlands rules for starters with two guys who don't live to far away from me. This week I've been cleaning up a room which is now officially the gameroom, I've put the gamingtable over there. We've painted a Mighty Empires tileset and I've glued it on a frame. Then I painted 2 scrolls on it, the campaign will be all about the defence of Ostland from marauding orcs, nightgoblins and Chaos.

We will try to only play with painted miniatures on painted scenery, this will give the three of us some good stimulance to paint. And it'll look cool. As the campaign progresses, we'll be needing all kinds of scenery, lots of pineforests to represent the great forest, a wizards tower, a castle and a bridge over the river Talabec. So hopefully I'll be able to show some progress the next few months. We're all really looking forward to this campaign and we will start a thread on Warseer to show the progress for anyone interested.






08-03-2012, 15:56
That is a really good idea, and the banners make it look very cool and thematic. I steal this idea! The rivers need some definition though.

Morglum Necksnapper
08-03-2012, 16:28
I've made some more pictures of the details on the campaignmap with some better lighting.



The river Talabec


A Wizardstower.


Some fort with marchland.

Morglum Necksnapper
08-03-2012, 16:30

An Orc Idol of Gork (or possibly Mork) marks a place of great power for any O&G army. We made up the rule that an Orc Waaagh travels in a more or less random direction, so you point out wich way you want to go, than throw a D3 and the direction will be some to the left, some to the right or straight on the direction you wanted.

This is the Beastmen capitol, represented by a large pile of dung.


I can't remember the name of the city, but I think it's the capital of Ostland.

Morglum Necksnapper
08-03-2012, 16:31


A Night Goblin stronghold.




The World Edge Mountains.

Crazy Harborc
08-03-2012, 19:42
Good luck with the easy chipping problem on that lake.

That IS a good looking table just the same. I normally just paint and scatter flock while sections of the fresh paint are still wet.

By the by, your campaign map looks WAY better than my table. My group started to accumulate those plastic pieces to create a "campaign map". We have never finished the project:shifty:. No reason, just lost interest.

08-03-2012, 20:32
Like the flock coverage on your game table, it looks very natural, usually people try to get away with too little grass coverage.

Crazy Harborc
10-03-2012, 01:38
I'm back again. I just realized....I am looking at a "real" apparently full useage of those GW produced plastic tiles...A hole map's worth.

Well worth the second look, good job.

Morglum Necksnapper
15-04-2012, 21:10
Last week I made a hill, the one on the left of the picture. I've cut the large hill I allready had in half as the 2 parts fit perfectly on each side of the river on the far side of the picture. Today I had help from Warseer member Golden Lion and we did a lot of work on the table. Here are some work in progress pictures.


the walled town/castle is bordered to one side by a big river. Across the river there's going to be a bridge, on the spot where the ruler is. There is going to be a pathway between 2 big hills/mountains on the other side of the river.

Morglum Necksnapper
15-04-2012, 21:12

Here's a clearer picture of where the bridge is going to be. There's going to be a tower on the other side of the river, a look out post and the first line of defence against intruders.

Morglum Necksnapper
15-04-2012, 21:13

And a clearer picture of the rockwall.

Morglum Necksnapper
15-04-2012, 21:14

The riverbank on the castle side is going to have a cave and a small harbour.

Morglum Necksnapper
15-04-2012, 21:20

and a picture of a part of the city, with some randomly placed buildings, mostly from Zitardes. The exact lay-out of the walled town is not done yet. The spot where the bridge is reaches the town will have a gateway. Then down the riverbank there will be a small steep road for merchants to transport the cargo from the town to the harbour and ships. Also there will be a stairway, a shortcut for sailors to reach the town. All in all a very productive day. I'm glad because I was itching for months to make some progress on the table. :-)

15-04-2012, 21:31
Wow just awesome! Puts my efforts to shame...

Morglum Necksnapper
15-04-2012, 21:33

and a picture of a part of the city, with some randomly placed buildings, mostly from Zitardes. The exact lay-out of the walled town is not done yet. The spot where the bridge is reaches the town will have a gateway. Then down the riverbank there will be a small steep road for merchants to transport the cargo from the town to the harbour and ships. Also there will be a stairway, a shortcut for sailors to reach te town. All in all a very productive day. I'm glad because I was itching for months to make some progress on the table. :-)

Morglum Necksnapper
15-04-2012, 21:35
oops, a double post. And thanks Modernkiwi! It's a trial and error thing, but I'm glad i have the space now to work on this project.

static grass
16-04-2012, 15:34
This is incredible. Huge scale and nice detailing

My only suggestion would be to take a small pair of scissors and cut off some small chunks of the pine needles from the pine trees just to make them a little more irregular. It is the only thing I could see that I thought might be worth doing.

Looking forward to more.

16-04-2012, 18:38
What a whole bunch of awesomeness!!!

Keep up this nice and inspirational work!!! ;D

Crazy Harborc
17-04-2012, 02:06
I really do like the walled city. I do look forward to more WIP photos. The plastic tile map on the wall is another eye catching item.

Thanks for the updates, heck, for the whole thread.

Morglum Necksnapper
17-04-2012, 06:46

I agree with Static grass about the trees, a good idea to make some of them more irregular.

Next Sunday hopefully another update.

18-04-2012, 07:12
Whoa.... big table... big table...big table... I'm subbing so I can track how you deal with making something of this scale work... and in a house too... I assume it all folds away or comes apart for convenient storage?

Morglum Necksnapper
27-04-2012, 16:15
Dannage, I have a spare room where the table fits.

The pathway down to the harbour begins to take shape:


Morglum Necksnapper
27-04-2012, 16:16
Here is the location where the small harbour will be


Morglum Necksnapper
27-04-2012, 16:17
Take me to the bridge y'all!




Morglum Necksnapper
27-04-2012, 16:25
And a bit of photoshopping of the picture from post #161 to see how that side of the table could be like.


Morglum Necksnapper
27-04-2012, 16:27
the hills and trees in the distance could be painted on a piece of wood, plastic or paper.

Morglum Necksnapper
27-04-2012, 16:29
Adding just the smallest trees I have to the top of the hills in the background will create wonderfull depth. But first The hills themselves need to be finished.

Morglum Necksnapper
27-04-2012, 19:00


This is how far the bridge is now. I will fill holes with plaster and let it dry. then carve in the stones. One side will be attached to the cliffs on the town side, and the other end to the cliffs across the river. Then the T-piece, a pilar with two arches attached can be lowered in place. On top, I''ll place a tower and two roadpieces, with boarding on the side, just like the ones on the townwall. This is the most seamless way to build I could think of.

I'm still thinking about adding a drawbridges. I have two from 2 toy casles. In the total picture it would look cool, one, the Rivergate. And one on the other side, the Forestgate. With all the beastmen and goblintribes around, everyone would feel safer at night with the bridges drawn... Haha, but then again, the room a part of the board that is mainly there for viewing pleasure and not so much for actual gaming, would take so much room... It could become inconvenient.

Crazy Harborc
28-04-2012, 00:51
Your new terrain/buildings are starting to look very good. Terrain such as that which you are creating will look GREAT. Heck, it is looking good now. Keep up the good work and the WIP photos:D

Morglum Necksnapper
28-04-2012, 12:05
Thanks, it really comes together now. Today, I'll try to get all the hills roughly done.


29-04-2012, 09:59
I am really liking that bridge. It seems very ... Warhammery.

Golden Lion
29-04-2012, 17:22
Very cool that you got more work done on the bridge Morglum, I am looking forward to seeing these possible drawbridges and other gadgets and towers/houses that will invariably be added. Good to see that you are getting work done on the hills as well. That photoshopped picture looks awesome, creating a lot of depth. Liking that water colour as well. Keep the updates coming!

30-04-2012, 07:17
Dannage, I have a spare room where the table fits.

Such logical facts have never gotten in the way of the 'workshop widows' whom consider this a waste of time and money when the room could have been used either as a kids play room, or a walk in wardrobe with sliding shoe racks.

The build continue to inspire and impress!

Morglum Necksnapper
04-05-2012, 12:27
Dannage, LOL a walk in wardrobe with sliding shoeracks does seem to take up a spare room. Maybe buy her her favorite shoes and show her your design of a warhammer table with build in shoeracks?

I used fast drying cement on the jute and it dries up really 'rocky'. As it dries real fast – within 2 minutes of mixing – I'm now using plaster for the larger areas.



04-05-2012, 13:04
Wow, great job on the table. Wish I could make stuff like that.

Morglum Necksnapper
04-05-2012, 15:18
Thanks malorian.

This is some work done on the caves under the Rivergate and above the Talabec. I used plaster to 'glue' the wood, plaster and hardfoam rocks to the mdf river surface and polystyrene. I really want to paint the board, but first everything is got to be put together. That means a few more hours working with cement and plaster...




04-05-2012, 15:47
your rock color is looking realy good.

Golden Lion
05-05-2012, 09:02
Awesome progress!

Morglum Necksnapper
07-05-2012, 22:00
My thumb was numb from carving out the stones, but the archers and pilars are now done. The middle pilar needs to be attached to a small base of 4 mm MDF. I'll try to allign the T-part as good as possible, but it probably will show a small seam. Oh well, it doesn't matter. Now I can begin work on the top of the bridge.





Morglum Necksnapper
11-05-2012, 13:43
I'm trying to make the big pieces fit and finish the rocky hills...





Morglum Necksnapper
11-05-2012, 13:46
I've also made a start on the remaining walls and towers of this side of the castle.





15-05-2012, 06:49
Good start on the walls! Eager to see how this will turn out in the end; I love the scale of the whole project, and that the table is really in 3 dimensions. Those hills and cliffs look very nice.

15-05-2012, 13:05
That's just plain awesome MM.
You'd be a model railway enthusiast's dream ;)

Morglum Necksnapper
16-05-2012, 19:15
Thanks Scythe, the scale is a great thing, but I need to break out a wall if I want the table to fit as a whole. Maybe will do that in the future.

Thanks Jez, well a very wealthy railroad enthusiast would be my dream, if he would hire me to make scenery for money :D

I made some progress the last couple of days.


Morglum Necksnapper
16-05-2012, 19:17

Two round towers for the Rivergate.


One tower with an open hatch. You can see part of the stairway going below.

Morglum Necksnapper
16-05-2012, 19:21

this corner connects one gatetower with the wall.


the Rivergate is one section on a piece of styrofoam. The wall and towersection to the right is another section on a piece of styrofoam. I've found that on this scale, you need to make the pieces of terrain as seperate parts.

Morglum Necksnapper
16-05-2012, 19:24
This is a view from the river.


And some views from the sky.



16-05-2012, 21:24
Damn, it's so cool...

16-05-2012, 21:54
It keeps looking better and better :)

Crazy Harborc
16-05-2012, 23:31
The fortress is progressing...Soon, very soon, it will be ready. (Un)friendly forces just may be lurking and waiting.

Any chance of "traps" being installed to surprise those lurkers?

22-05-2012, 20:35
This is really impressive! keep it up!

Morglum Necksnapper
23-05-2012, 20:34
Thanks guys!

@ Crazy Harboc, I don't know if this is what you mean with traps, but there will be another townwall. I've heard of a tactic once used, that the defenders of a castle opened the first gate to let some of the attacking army inside, closing the gate again behind them. The attackers were trapped between the first gate and a second wall/gate.

This is part of the second wall.


It's from a toycastle I chopped up.


The pulldown gate thingy is also from the toy castle.


Morglum Necksnapper
23-05-2012, 20:37
Then there is a shrine of Sigmar I started to work on.





Above the two large windows, there's the emblem of the town, the taurus of Ostland and a two tailed comet between his horns.



Morglum Necksnapper
25-05-2012, 19:44
I got a good amount of work done on the roof of the shrine. It's going to be a thatched roof. No signs of firebreathing dragons for a long time in the area I guess :-) The pictures are a bit crappy.

This is the basestructure.


This is a piece of fake animalfur that I bought a a discountstore. I painted the fur with a mix of woodglue, water and brown paint.



Morglum Necksnapper
25-05-2012, 19:46
These are two roof windows.


Also with thatched roofs.


A bell for the belltower.



Morglum Necksnapper
25-05-2012, 19:49
A frontview of the roof.


The first part of the thatched roof is drying.




Morglum Necksnapper
25-05-2012, 19:49
A frontview of the roof.


The first part of the thatched roof is drying.




27-05-2012, 15:26
Nice, those roofs are really turning out well. That fur looks very nice, great idea! *takes notes*

Crazy Harborc
27-05-2012, 23:55
Oh yes. More WIP photos. I REALLy like this thread.

Oh, what I meant about "traps"...... Hidden weapons shooting at intruders, falling HEAVY objects, Floors with trap doors suddenly opening under an intruder's feet. Murder holes for pouring boiling water/oil down onto enemy invaders.

Morglum Necksnapper
01-06-2012, 22:36
Thanks, and traps are a good idea. I will make some murder holes along the walls and maybe some heavy objects. This week I've finished the roof of the chapel and made a belltower.





Morglum Necksnapper
01-06-2012, 22:39
The top of the roof is made of thick wooden beams with animalskins on top of that.



Morglum Necksnapper
01-06-2012, 22:41
Warseer member Golden Lion helped me today doing the remaining work on the cliffs and hills. We also textured the river.







04-06-2012, 12:46
Looks like you have been making a great amount of progress lately.
keep it up man :D

Crazy Harborc
06-06-2012, 00:09
I agree. Keep it up. I (like many others) are REALLY looking forward to your table's completion. I do enjoy the WIP photos very much.

14-06-2012, 08:25
This project is so awesome! Does not look as the most convenient warhammer table for gaming, but it looks amazing. Build a big part of the city behind it, including a large square of about 6x4 feet for 'normal' gaming.

12-07-2012, 18:25
I hope the table is modular.

Otherwise you'll never get this monster out of the room. ;-)

Morglum Necksnapper
12-07-2012, 20:41
Looks like you have been making a great amount of progress lately.
keep it up man :D

Thanks N810, last month I concentrated my hobbytime on my orc & goblin army. So since the last update I haven't done any work on the table. But sometimes it's good to have a break from a project, to get a fresh look.

I agree. Keep it up. I (like many others) are REALLY looking forward to your table's completion. I do enjoy the WIP photos very much.

Thanks Crazy Harboc. I have to make a plan what to do now, should I finish building this part of the table, including the part inside the wall, or paint the outside of the town, that now is fully assembled. Fortunately it'll be holiday soon.

This project is so awesome! Does not look as the most convenient warhammer table for gaming, but it looks amazing. Build a big part of the city behind it, including a large square of about 6x4 feet for 'normal' gaming.

Thanks Grhino, that is indeed the plan. The other part of the city will also take up some space, and adjecent to that part comes the regular field with some woods, hills and some farmland, that can be used for 'normal' gaming.

I hope the table is modular.

Otherwise you'll never get this monster out of the room. ;-)

:-) Yes it is modular, allthough it takes quite some time moving and assembling it due to it's bulk.

26-07-2012, 21:46
jealous of your table man i want one!!!

30-07-2012, 09:04
Dude.... Seriously...

How can I say anything more sensible than that? Pure awesome!!

Host Tar
15-08-2012, 12:56
Excellent! Have always wanted to make myself a gaming table, one day!!

Morglum Necksnapper
17-12-2012, 19:14
After a half year absence, finally an update. I did some work on the Warhammertable. I moved my bedroom upstairs, now I have the larger room downstairs as a gaming room. I screwed storagestands together to get a flat surface. On top op that I've put the tabletops I allready made. The height around 90 cm, so fairly high, I lke it that way, makes eyeleveling with the mini's a bit easier. A few pictures of a battle I've played on it.





Morglum Necksnapper
17-12-2012, 19:33
I have enough of those storage stands, to support the whole town project I started this year. But when I put the whole thing in the room, it was such an unwieldy lay out, you are barely able to reach a large part of the table and you can barely walk around it. Then there is the river that is almost big enough to play a game of Warhammer on. I should have known it... This isn't going to work. A bloody shame, I spent lots of time on it allready and was looking forward to paint the town and it's surroundings. So what to do. I thought about that for nearly a month. I made the table in an U shape, this table lay out gives me the opportunity to create different settings, for instance, it would be cool to play a battle with one in the middle, surrounded by another army. Maybe creating a 40K table or Spacehulk table. And for siege games, a smaller walled town in the middle, with only the walls and edges visible. In the centre of the town, a player can stand to direct his defending troops. This is better thought out, because I have to consider that the town is supposed to be enjoyable to defend and attack in a siegegame. I think I'll start from scratch with the town. The parts I already made could be used for another table, I mean table top, Like for instance, The rivercrossing with the bridge could be situated in mid winter, with the river frozen. In that way you can also use the river to walk on and it would look cool. In the mean time, the large parts are kept underneath the table.




I also made some lights underneath to light the shelves. The shelves are for army books, casualties and beverages :-)


Lord Cedric
17-12-2012, 23:30
This is very impressive! I'd love to game on a table like that... perhaps I'll use yours as a muse for me to create one. Kudos to a job well done and am looking forward to a possible town creation too!

- Lord Cedric

18-12-2012, 00:07
nice work...

one thing I might suggest, which I learned from making my own tables, which I will be applying to new tables I'll be making in the future is this: Don't texture the whole table with sand and grit, and then apply static grass after.

Apply texture with sand and grit, where you want the texture, and leave the areas that will have grass bare. You'll get a smoother and cleaner effect with the grass when it applied to the flat wood surface (obviously with an appropriately coloured base coat of paint under the grass), and better base for minis to sit upon.

Morglum Necksnapper
28-12-2012, 16:46
Thanks Lord Cedric and Beppo1234, also thanks for the advice. I'm currently assembling a large goblin force, but am looking forward doing more work on the table.

29-12-2012, 21:29
That is such a great setup. My wargame room is so small in comparison! Love the amount of space you have for removed models, and the in-game shot with rulebooks open on a separate table.

Avatar of the Eldar
03-01-2013, 19:15
Most excellent. I'll join others in their praise and envy!

04-01-2013, 00:02
I envy you. Great space to play !

Morglum Necksnapper
12-07-2013, 12:24

I'm having vacationtime and started working on the warhammer table again. The U-shaped table didn't work out. So I enlarged the table to 290 x 240 cm.

I added 2 extra pieces of mdf of 26 cm wide, so the table falls nicely over the edge of the storage stands that supports the table.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0898_zps80edbb4c.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0898_zps80edbb4c.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0900_zps34874fe3.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0900_zps34874fe3.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0899_zpsce6aa8af.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0899_zpsce6aa8af.jpg.html)

Next step is to partially glue sand on top of the MDF and paint it. In this way It is a nice big battlefield, capable of playing huge battles on. After this I like to make some more hills and woods. After that, hopefully a small village.

Morglum Necksnapper
12-07-2013, 17:59
step two, thinned woodglue on spots then pour sand over it.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0901_zps68a347e3.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0901_zps68a347e3.jpg.html)

step 3 when dried, remove excess sand.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0902_zps23a1453c.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0902_zps23a1453c.jpg.html)

step 4, black undercoat. With the finished tableparts, I painted everything black, but as I already sprayed the green on the MDF, I'll leave it like that.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0903_zpsa0010033.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0903_zpsa0010033.jpg.html)

13-07-2013, 12:48
Drool drool drool drool...


16-07-2013, 01:58
That's going to be a great table alright. Are you worried that it might be too big to move/measure units at the centre of it?

Morglum Necksnapper
17-07-2013, 00:26
@ ModernKiwi, yes actually I am a bit worried about that. It is doable to reach the centre of the table, but you'll have to be careful not to damage troops that are in the way.

Crazy Harborc
17-07-2013, 00:29
It's good exercise walking around a wargaming table....oh yes.;) Being only 5' 8" tall (old farts do tend to get shorter as we age), I have a problem reaching ALL the way across a 4 foot(or more) wide table.

Morglum Necksnapper
18-07-2013, 20:10
The table is very broad, but I think it'll work, but I'll have to playtest to be sure. Here are some pictures of where it's at now. It is flocked, and there are some small pools, just like the older table side. I used smaller sand for the new parts of the table, and it shows. I'll maybemake some adjustments, so the tables are more matching, but this'll do for now.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/new/S1055073_zps5ff4bcb6.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/new/S1055073_zps5ff4bcb6.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/new/S1055077_zpsda667d3f.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/new/S1055077_zpsda667d3f.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/new/S1055076_zps5b9130c7.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/new/S1055076_zps5b9130c7.jpg.html)

Next up is hooking them together in one way or the other, so that the old tableparts, which warp a little, are level with the new ones. Then I'm going to make a border around the table.

Morglum Necksnapper
21-07-2013, 20:43
I got the table level.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055123_zpsd562930c.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055123_zpsd562930c.jpg.html)

And made a border around it.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055126_zpsb4efaf51.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055126_zpsb4efaf51.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055124_zps41d904b3.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055124_zps41d904b3.jpg.html)

I've put 2 layers of lacker on it, but it still is a different color than the cabinet I have in the gameroom. So I'll have to get some darker shade, because the same wood color 'would really tie the room together'.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055128_zpscbf4ac37.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055128_zpscbf4ac37.jpg.html)

Morglum Necksnapper
21-07-2013, 20:44
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0798_zps79c8a2ab.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0798_zps79c8a2ab.jpg.html)

This cabinet is a middle age looking one that I saw in a second hand shop.
I put some scenery in it and rulebooks, armybooks, fantasy novels and white Dwarfs I've collected over the years.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0799_zps90df7d30.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0799_zps90df7d30.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0800_zps15ec59c8.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0800_zps15ec59c8.jpg.html)

Morglum Necksnapper
21-07-2013, 20:51
I bought it a few months ago, and this week I customised the cabinet with genestealer entry area counters from spaceHulk 3rd edition and parts of the Games Workshop's Engineer's Ranging Set, the Warhammer Template Set and the Warhammer Counter Set, you know, the gold colored deluxe measuring sets that Games Workshop brought out when they launched 8th edition.

On top of the cabinet I placed the Storm of Magic Vortex Templates, of which I used one as the eyecatcher on the cabinet. I tried to paint all the components the same color as the locks allready in the cabinet, using spraycans and after that used the Armypainter darkshade.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055129_zps20c88146.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055129_zps20c88146.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055133_zpsa19aa211.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055133_zpsa19aa211.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055152_zps67a6d9f9.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055152_zps67a6d9f9.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055151_zpsa1c76ea4.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055151_zpsa1c76ea4.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055146_zpsffbea06f.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055146_zpsffbea06f.jpg.html)

Morglum Necksnapper
21-07-2013, 20:52
Now keeping track of combat resolutions can be done on the cabinet, just a nice functional gadget.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055130_zps1df63ff0.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055130_zps1df63ff0.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055150_zps17cd4e80.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055150_zps17cd4e80.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055149_zpsb9c1b42c.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055149_zpsb9c1b42c.jpg.html)

Morglum Necksnapper
21-07-2013, 20:53
Some candles in the candleholders and this little funproject is done.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055148_zps060940ae.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055148_zps060940ae.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055155_zps68c1ce9e.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055155_zps68c1ce9e.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055153_zps2c1fd600.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055153_zps2c1fd600.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055154_zpse7bb34a1.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055154_zpse7bb34a1.jpg.html)

21-07-2013, 21:26
Poshest gaming cabinet ever! :yes:

22-07-2013, 09:47
Fantastic! Very very cool cabinet :)

Andy T's Necromunda Plog (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?343354-Andy_T-s-Necromunda-plog&p=6266591)

22-07-2013, 10:21
Awesomest cabinet ever!!

22-07-2013, 13:20
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/IMG_0800_zps15ec59c8.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/IMG_0800_zps15ec59c8.jpg.html)

You have my favorite books in that cabinet. Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow and Thorn are the best series i have ever read :D. I would also like to say thank you for inspiring me to paint my orc and goblin army which has been neglected for years. I am a very slow painter but am now determined to see them finished.

22-07-2013, 22:34
LOL You don't do anything by halves, do you Morglum?
That's brilliant, man. True dedication to the hobby.

25-07-2013, 14:56
DANG morglum, that room is awesome! Maybe when my ampire army is done in a year or so we could battle it out on your beautiful table!

Morglum Necksnapper
26-07-2013, 23:22

thanks all. :-)

@ Orion, I loved reading the Tad Williams series, really enjoyed it. Good luck with your orc army.

@ Griffonclaw, you're welcome to play.

I've started a new project. It's a bit annoying, because the table is not quite finished yet and this means it is on hold for the moment. But I thought this out last week and wanted to start right away, collected materials and made plans. With the cabinet ready, I wanted to continue the approach of taking something ordinary and give it a little bit of extra...

I allready customized some charge, flee and wound counters for my orc and goblins.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055061_zps5592acde.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055061_zps5592acde.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055062_zps2a1eb22a.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055062_zps2a1eb22a.jpg.html)

wound counters (from orc shield designs)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055067_zps8dc509c8.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055067_zps8dc509c8.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055066_zpse8e7b359.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055066_zpse8e7b359.jpg.html)

charge counters (from genestealer entry area counters and orc shield designs)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/S1055064_zps1af51884.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/S1055064_zps1af51884.jpg.html)

flip side of charge counter can act as flee counter.

I want to make some animosity counters too, and customize the Warhammer rulebook, Orc and Goblin army book, Storm of magic book, measuring tape, etc. and bundle these things together. I already made a night goblin fanatic and goblin nasty skulkers case, which you can see in my orc and goblins thread on page 63.

All the stuff I mentioned above will fit in a case, so everything I need for a battle will be in one place and I can't lose any stuff. That case should be transportable, so I can play a battle outside the house.

Morglum Necksnapper
26-07-2013, 23:34
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/rough-idea-orc-tome_zps19e83040.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/rough-idea-orc-tome_zps19e83040.jpg.html)

This is more or less the rough idea for the Orc and Golbin armybook conversion. The front will be all animal skin, unlike in this picture.

Materials I'm using are fake animalskin I allready painted for the thatched roof of the big church, some plastic teeth, wood, an old metal lock and dark green skai leather that i ordered last week.

Morglum Necksnapper
26-07-2013, 23:43
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/potato-box_zpsa9149351.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/potato-box_zpsa9149351.jpg.html)

I started with deconstruction of a potato box for the beautiful weathered old wood. Watch out for the rusted nails.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/skai_zpse1617b78.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/skai_zpse1617b78.jpg.html)

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/cut-to-fit_zpsc188a45a.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/cut-to-fit_zpsc188a45a.jpg.html)

I cut the green leather to fit the Armybook.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/folding_zpsefffe962.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/folding_zpsefffe962.jpg.html)

glue on cover with superglue.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/fold-around_zps25a560bf.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/fold-around_zps25a560bf.jpg.html)

fold around.

Morglum Necksnapper
26-07-2013, 23:47
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/glue-other-side_zpsd166f7f9.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/glue-other-side_zpsd166f7f9.jpg.html)

glue other side

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/glue-in-cover_zps187727a1.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/glue-in-cover_zps187727a1.jpg.html)

superglue in seam left side cover, this is repeated at the back.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/folding_zpsefffe962.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/folding_zpsefffe962.jpg.html)

To fold the skai leather around the cover with even force and without getting your fingers stuck, I used a drawer to push a whole side of leather around the corner at the same time. I did get stuck to the leather though, and the drawer on the leather too. Luckily it was the back of the cover.. It's a stain, but it doesn't matter if the book appears old and worn, it is part of the charm.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/folding-2_zps24361e7c.jpg (http://s418.photobucket.com/user/MorglumNecksnapper/media/folding-2_zps24361e7c.jpg.html)

I managed allright. Was kinda nervous doing this.