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OP master N
18-02-2009, 09:50
About now, there should be a lot of finished boards around.

Show it here!

Here's mine:
http://www.postimage.org/Pq2sTeJ9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq2sTeJ9)http://www.postimage.org/Pq2sUt2A.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq2sUt2A)

Azmo

Tommygun
18-02-2009, 23:47
This is the first flocked board I have seen.
I like it, but I think it needs a few extra colors in the green areas.
A few dark green areas and some random colors to represent wildflowers etc.
very nice.

Braad
19-02-2009, 07:35
Nice board. I think if I would ever buy it, I would permanently fix it in the setup you got now, and fill up the lines between the squares with green stuff...
And I would cover up all those silly skulls and just make it patches of cracked clay.

actiondan
19-02-2009, 13:03
If I can figure out how to get the photos on my pc I will post up my collaboration ASAP.... Love the look of you board :)

actiondan
20-02-2009, 17:50
Hopefully this works, this is the table we did in one day. God bless GW, spray cans and Saturdays off :D
*edit* now I have found out how to put photos on I will post the rest soon.

Wolf Scout Ewan
20-02-2009, 22:52
Thx for sharing OP and ActionDan!

Lionsbane
20-02-2009, 22:59
They look good, but i'm still amazed anyone put that kind of money out for them.

GotTofu
21-02-2009, 02:21
shamefully mine is still sitting in the garage with a black basecoat...

I was thinking of doing of a ice/snow board... but unsure of how to do it and fearful of ruining so much money worth of board

Tommygun
21-02-2009, 02:48
shamefully mine is still sitting in the garage with a black basecoat...

I was thinking of doing of a ice/snow board... but unsure of how to do it and fearful of ruining so much money worth of board

A good way to do ice and snow is to paint a light blue base color and then do several heavy layers of white dry brushing.

spikedog
21-02-2009, 15:30
Looking good people!

I only have one board done so far but here it is:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/spikedog_woof/Warhammer/Terrain/DSC02365.jpg

StormCrow
21-02-2009, 20:36
Well here's mine (there were actually four of us who bought it, but I did everything except undercoat it so I'm more inclined to say MINE). I'll be posting a battle report; tomb kings vs high elves on this board soon so keep your eyes peeled in the fantasy general section.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_1000.jpg

I haven';t paid my share for it though so it probably can't be considered mine :p

And having seen the picture i just posted; the grass isn't so ...fluroescent in real life

Wolf Scout Ewan
21-02-2009, 22:22
A good way to do ice and snow is to paint a light blue base color and then do several heavy layers of white dry brushing.

Stranegly enough the old Ice Blue was perfect.

GotTofu
22-02-2009, 03:13
Should I use snow flock on top of it after painting it?

I sprayed it black, should I respray it white before applying a light blue coat?

OP master N
22-02-2009, 13:34
Nice boards!
Thx for contributing, y'all.

Seems I'll have to give my board a few more shades of green...

Azmo

Wolf Scout Ewan
22-02-2009, 17:15
I would paint it a space wolf grey equivalent. Then a wash of Ice Blue equivalent. Then drybrush it ice blue and space wolf grey in a 50/50 mix. Then Space wolf and white50/50 then pure white drybrush on the top most drybrush.

Then Put the snow scatter on.

sigur
27-02-2009, 22:27
Here's a link to my Realm of Battle board terrain log:

http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177421

Dio´Ra
11-03-2009, 20:55
Still working on mine own....waiting for my snow flocks to arrive *sighs*

hopefully will have some updates of the table by friday...link to log in signature

Pharting Blossom
14-03-2009, 01:01
Almost done - Work in Progress

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mo6m2xs6ZzY/SbZ2ZgJMtMI/AAAAAAAAAW8/ifDK7bnmbBw/s1600/trench2.jpg

scarletsquig
15-03-2009, 11:12
Nice, really like the idea of a trench system built into the board.

Craters are also a good way to get rid of the skull pits.

self biased
15-03-2009, 17:08
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/selfbiased/darkangels/twoboards01.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/selfbiased/darkangels/twoboards02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/selfbiased/darkangels/twoboards03.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/selfbiased/darkangels/twoboards04.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/selfbiased/darkangels/twoboards05.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/selfbiased/darkangels/twoboards06.jpg

two of my club's three boards. we also plan on making extensions to the hills as well

Oneofmany
15-03-2009, 21:23
@Pharting Blossom

Love what you are doing whit the board, please post pictures when you have updates.

would it also work to get the trench system in the modular hill from GW?

Thanks One:cool:

oni
16-03-2009, 12:50
Here's mine...

A stage by stage can be found on my blog under the label Hobby.
http://pitoftheoni.blogspot.com/search/label/Hobby

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h199/oninopoo/RoBGFinal.jpg

tankworks
18-03-2009, 01:22
Our first game on a 'mostly' finished board.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn242/tanker49_2008/GWboard.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn242/tanker49_2008/GWboard2.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn242/tanker49_2008/GWboard3.jpg
Home built modual to fit in as needed.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn242/tanker49_2008/modualGreenCourt003.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn242/tanker49_2008/modualGreenCourt001.jpg

Dio´Ra
18-03-2009, 02:16
lovely work on your board tankworks....can we get a close up on that crack with skulls...I can't see it that well, but I think you made a little pool out of it with the skulls as the bottom of the pool?...

this actualy gave me an idea for my own board to make an ice effect with clear through ice...showing the skulls....the cracked ground serving as ice cracks....

tankworks
18-03-2009, 05:09
Sorry D.R, I don't have a close-up of the 'skull pits'. The pits and the crater in the background were filled in with a cold-cast resin I bought at the local building supply store. It sets without heating so is safe for plastics. (I will try to post some close-ups tomorrow). Ice sounds like a great idea!

Alsharoth
18-03-2009, 08:39
Found this on Belloflostsouls http://belloflostsouls.blogspot.com/2009/03/40k-hobby-battleboard-trench-bunker.html
looks interesting.

Jonik
19-03-2009, 10:14
Picture 3 looks strangely like a DOW: DC 5 player map... ;)

Shinigami
19-03-2009, 13:16
nice boards everyone,

the group iam trying to teach 40K is planning to get a RoBB too,

so any tips about getting it flocked and painted up nicely?

should we undercoat it before glueing the sand on or can we stick the sand straight onto the plastic and then undercoat it?

Eror
22-03-2009, 20:36
I post a pic of my soon ....

I'm makeing an easy desert board, finished with one piece so far :]]

jonnyrawkus
05-04-2009, 20:41
Just got my board, going to do it ash waste - will post a few pics for a WIP, i know this has been covered and read a few articles on it but thought this might be a good place to get some advice from people who have had a board for a while now.

Any good strategies to minimising damage whilst transporting it? i've heard the layers of bubble wrap, and priming and sealing with spray/pva but looking for some actual hands on tips and feedback to how peoples boards are holding up

Dio´Ra
07-04-2009, 14:21
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/Jermolowicz/Random/Fotos-0102.jpg

first tile done...waiting for the snow texture stuff to dry...takes 5 hours...

OP master N
07-04-2009, 16:21
Many great boards here, seems I should have waited with finishing my board. All the inspiration here would have been a great help...

Azmo

Lord Solaar
11-04-2009, 06:45
Finally finished my first tile, I need to update my log on here with it

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e132/DitCY/S6300032.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e132/DitCY/S6300034.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e132/DitCY/S6300035.jpg

No more silly skull pits :D

OP master N
11-04-2009, 11:12
@Lord Solaar: Nice! I'm planing to, sometime in the future, perhaps, fill in my skull pits. So many plans, and only one me...

Azmo

tankworks
12-04-2009, 03:38
As promised (ages ago, sorry!) a close-up of the skull-pit.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn242/tanker49_2008/tableNarloc005.jpg

Farris
12-04-2009, 03:51
tankworks, do you have a number of how many skulls you used in that pool ? :O
thats insane, but looks awesome :D

StormCrow
12-04-2009, 03:52
Nice one tank works, i plan to do the exact same thing with the skull pits on our board

N810
12-04-2009, 04:59
ohhhh kool I like the skull swamp. :skull:

OP master N
12-04-2009, 06:23
Neat solution to the skull pit debacle, tankworks!

Seems I'll have to buy some water-effect...

Azmo

Dio´Ra
12-04-2009, 12:21
Finnaly Tankworks...better late then never ;)

Looks great....will have to try it myself only make it look frozen with ice...

tankworks
12-04-2009, 16:13
D' , the stuff that I used has colours that can be mixed into it, so maybe just a drop of white would give the effect that you are looking for. Also, testors paint will sort of float to the surface but still be a part of the mix, I have tried this for making oil slicks. I was looking for a stagnant, green looking effect and I think it came off OK (looks a little bleached out in the pic). I just washed the skulls green and poured the goop over it.

tankworks
12-04-2009, 16:16
tankworks, do you have a number of how many skulls you used in that pool ? :O
thats insane, but looks awesome :D

Sorry, the board comes that way and has been a bone of contention since GW put it on the market. Lots of guys are just hiding the pit under scenery.

tankworks
12-04-2009, 16:31
D' here is a pic of the effect with 'oil slick' that was made by painting red and blue testors paint into it after pouring. It may be worth trying this with a thin white to just slightly craze the surface.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn242/tanker49_2008/oilslick003.jpg

jonnyrawkus
19-04-2009, 15:43
Here's my board - WIP

tankworks
22-04-2009, 06:31
jonny' , I have seen that, a fresh skiff of snow on a frozen field of Sask. stubble! My nose is turning blue at the thought!

jonnyrawkus
23-04-2009, 06:41
Improbably going to do another dry brush layer (really lightly) of real light colour

Shuttler
26-04-2009, 07:39
Loving these boards!

I'm pretty new to scenery and have my RoB Board and am a bit nervous about flocking it, is it good to flock it in the way GW suggest doing a small amount of PVA at a time?

GW also do the light green flock first in patches under the scorched flock, does that really matter? I guess you get a more even gaming surface?

Finally hehe, I love the skull swamp effect. Can I use the GW water effect and mix in some colour?

Thanks

bomblu
26-04-2009, 14:55
Great boards guys!! One question. Do you know of any flock which can be bought in large ammounts for a cheap price? I'll be working on my gaming table this summer and i'm looking for the right materials :)

Cheers.

tankworks
27-04-2009, 00:29
Loving these boards!

I'm pretty new to scenery and have my RoB Board and am a bit nervous about flocking it, is it good to flock it in the way GW suggest doing a small amount of PVA at a time?

GW also do the light green flock first in patches under the scorched flock, does that really matter? I guess you get a more even gaming surface?

Finally hehe, I love the skull swamp effect. Can I use the GW water effect and mix in some colour?

Thanks
Sorry, I have no experience with the GW water effect so cannot help.

tankworks
27-04-2009, 00:30
Great boards guys!! One question. Do you know of any flock which can be bought in large ammounts for a cheap price? I'll be working on my gaming table this summer and i'm looking for the right materials :)

Cheers.
I use model railway stuff.

mrtn
27-04-2009, 10:00
Bomblu, look for Woodland Scenics. I bought a tub of Harvest Gold static grass two years ago. I've flocked two armies with it, and used less than 1/10 of the tub. I think it cost me 240 crowns, so about 24€.

bomblu
27-04-2009, 10:01
I use model railway stuff.


Bomblu, look for Woodland Scenics. I bought a tub of Harvest Gold static grass two years ago. I've flocked two armies with it, and used less than 1/10 of the tub. I think it cost me 240 crowns, so about 24€.

Thanks a lot for the info guys! I'll check them out ;)

OP master N
27-04-2009, 16:23
This log seems to live a life of it's own, without me...

How sweet! And the boards are good too...! :)

Azmo

old guard
28-04-2009, 18:22
Well here's mine with added trench and COD tiles AKA 2 foot square 9 mm MDF

The pics were taken at a recent event which was what the board was built for
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff26/vielleguarde/DSC03077.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff26/vielleguarde/DSC03078.jpg

Shuttler
28-04-2009, 18:23
Cool, looks familiar. Is that GWW in nottingham?

razormasticator
28-04-2009, 18:23
Ooh thats impressive.

Oneofmany
28-04-2009, 18:54
nice board

Thanks One:cool:

tankworks
29-04-2009, 01:16
'guard, how many points on the table?

old guard
29-04-2009, 06:24
Thanks for the comments.
yep that is WHW, last weekend our yearly forum get together
points wise, not sure Having built the board I was actually playing on another one. I think we are looking at the smallest of the 4 forces being about 2000points. The nids are De Selby's and I know he removed about a 100 casualties (if you can call dead nids that) in the first 2 turns with a reasonable number falling prey to the minefields I built.

extra pictures of the board and the event here
http://s3.zetaboards.com/The_Ammobunker/topic/7168776/5/#new

Shuttler
30-04-2009, 17:57
Thanks to everyone's inspiration, I finally got round to doing my first board. In fact my first scenery ever!

picture here (http://www.twitpic.com/4bm4b)

Skaven13
01-05-2009, 14:43
Thanks to everyone's inspiration, I finally got round to doing my first board. In fact my first scenery ever!

picture here (http://www.twitpic.com/4bm4b)

Your first scenery every? Bud, you are a natural :-) Keep it up! You will be so happy that you did.

Shuttler
01-05-2009, 15:21
Thanks, I've learnt loads by doing it.

Just taking my time and already want to do more!

Shuttler
01-05-2009, 15:32
http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2009/5/1/30816_md-Flock%2C%20Realm%20Of%20Battle%2C%20Terrain.jpg

Nightsword
14-05-2009, 11:33
I don't own one, but remember seeing this on Bell of Lost Souls. I think someone mentioned trenches?

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2009/03/40k-hobby-battleboard-trench-bunker.html

EDIT: Apologese if this was already posted, I did look over the thread first.

Alsharoth
14-05-2009, 16:08
I don't own one, but remember seeing this on Bell of Lost Souls. I think someone mentioned trenches?

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2009/03/40k-hobby-battleboard-trench-bunker.html

This was already posted but I've yet to see any updates on it.

KaldCB
02-06-2009, 07:23
Here is my board.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/KaldCB/diverse/002.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/KaldCB/diverse/004.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/KaldCB/diverse/007.jpg

And together with 2 other boards.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/KaldCB/Apocolypse/007.jpg

Shinigami
02-06-2009, 11:06
you have 3 realm of battle boards overthere?

amazing, that must be laods of fun for apoc games :D

KaldCB
03-06-2009, 15:34
yes Its really cool for apocolypse games.

Shuttler
02-01-2010, 12:46
I know this is a long time coming, but I did actually get round to finishing the RoB and I'm pretty happy with it :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2684/4236406537_3541b8f4f0.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4237180884_d0e39d3ed4.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4236404979_1d197cbb64.jpg

Gonna get some forests together and a few rocks, build my other modular hill & I'm pretty sorted for a while :D

Skaven13
08-01-2010, 16:02
Better late than never, that looks awesome! Yeah, you will be set for a long time now.
Some buildings would look good on that board for LotR games.

Shuttler
08-01-2010, 16:27
Thanks

I have some Saxon Village Buildings from Grand Manner to put on it :D

arcticblur
08-03-2010, 14:10
As I was looking around the web for pictures of boards I can across this topic. So here is my board that is almost finised in an afternoon.

I too had the problem of models sliding down the hills so I used a krylon plastic paint that has fine texture to it. Worked out great and since I did want to use flock on it because I was worried it would rub off in the bag. THe textured paint gave me a mossy effect on the board. All I have to do is the green swamp efect on earlier on this thread and I am done.

I also included a few pics of the first offical game on it as well.


http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l413/waering/Realm%20of%20Battle%20Board/BareTable.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l413/waering/Realm%20of%20Battle%20Board/BareTable2.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l413/waering/Realm%20of%20Battle%20Board/UltravsNids12.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l413/waering/Realm%20of%20Battle%20Board/UltravsNids4.jpg

simmuskhan
23-03-2010, 09:31
Thanks to all your achievements, I was inspired to have a go also =)

I usually play Lord of the Rings with goblins, so went for an underground or mordorish type look that matches the bottom of my minis.

Here's the pretty much finished product:

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t268/simmuskhan/Miniatures/Sim%20Realm%20of%20Battle%20Board/FullBoard.jpg

WIP with lots of pics here: http://simbattleboard.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the inspirations =)

scarletsquig
25-03-2010, 00:04
Wow, nice job on the lava pools. :)

Dio´Ra
18-04-2010, 20:52
It's 99% done, just missing water/ice effects.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/Jermolowicz/Deathkorp/P1030439.jpg

spikedog
19-04-2010, 13:43
Don't think I even posted up my complete board so here it is:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/spikedog_woof/Warhammer/Terrain/DSC01127.jpg

ZAlpha
20-04-2010, 17:46
Here's mine... just got time to finish it today (well, save tiny details).

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/9774/p1000285resize.jpg

A little question though... Does it necessary to coat the finished board with Matt Varnish sealant ? I fear that the turf would fall off later.

Cheers,
ZAlpha

freebooter
25-04-2010, 08:14
These boards are looking amazing.

I'd be interested in picking up at least one if not more if it weren't for those stupid skull pits *sigh*

Dio´Ra
25-04-2010, 08:20
These boards are looking amazing.

I'd be interested in picking up at least one if not more if it weren't for those stupid skull pits *sigh*

Those skulls are not that annoying....just drop some terrain on it or cover the skulls like the rest of the board...

The boards are great because they are simple and handy, easy to store and transport!...

Sith Monkey
25-04-2010, 08:53
Some great boards on here guys, hope to get mine up here when its done. As a side note im looking to make some rivers sections big enough to take river boats Vietnam style.
whats the best thing to use thinking MDF but not sure how well it would sit on the board.

crandall87
01-05-2010, 18:51
After looking at these I think I need to a lot more work on mine before I can post pics up!

Kyarl Deathaxe
30-06-2010, 14:05
Awesome work guys, very inspirational!

Heres a few quick snaps of mine, just about finished.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/th_realm15.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/?action=view&current=realm15.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/th_realm12.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/?action=view&current=realm12.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/th_realm9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/?action=view&current=realm9.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/th_realm7.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/?action=view&current=realm7.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/th_realm5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/?action=view&current=realm5.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/th_realm4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Deathaxe/Warhammer/?action=view&current=realm4.jpg)

Needs some highlights on the skulls & some bald patches touching up with flock & its done.

Nick

MarshalFaust
27-10-2010, 04:53
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/DavHod42/th_d5e92509.jpg (http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/DavHod42/?action=view&current=d5e92509.jpg)

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/DavHod42/th_81ad8a0a.jpg (http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/DavHod42/?action=view&current=81ad8a0a.jpg)

the road will match up no matter which way i arrange the boards

Dio´Ra
28-10-2010, 00:48
the road will match up no matter which way i arrange the boards

You sir have a challenge! :D How about you post pictures of that road in every possible combination to prove that statement ;)

Jackmojo
28-10-2010, 22:09
If non GW equivalents are OK, here is a shot of a couple of my buddies, playing on our repainted Ziterdes boards.

Jack

Ecclesiastes
23-02-2011, 07:04
Hey Guys,

Just recently finished my RoBB including scenery, so here it is:

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/Seijmonsbergen/Scenery/Bord3.jpg

I solved the 'skulls-problem' in the following way (thanks a lot GW, that was about 3 days work drilling out all those skulls :shifty:)

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/Seijmonsbergen/Scenery/Modder3.jpg

The Laughing God
24-02-2011, 02:57
Very nice everyone.

Those are some giant trees Ecclesiastes. They look a lot more realistic than most wargaming trees. Is there a company that makes them? If possible could you take some scale shots?

Cheers,

Ecclesiastes
24-02-2011, 06:36
Very nice everyone.

Those are some giant trees Ecclesiastes. They look a lot more realistic than most wargaming trees. Is there a company that makes them? If possible could you take some scale shots?

Cheers,


I'm afraid that they are all homegrown, product of a 10 year model-tree making learning curve for me :)...

I have some other shots of them, spot the Phoenix Guard model.

As you can see I've been working on a kind of modular system for my scenery, this way I can combine and mix to make different forests every time. The trees are between 35 and 45 cm in height, corresponding to about 30 metres for the highest tree in reallife, so about the size a large tree should be.

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/Seijmonsbergen/Scenery/Bomen1.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/Seijmonsbergen/Scenery/Bomen4.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/Seijmonsbergen/Scenery/Naaldbos2.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/Seijmonsbergen/Scenery/LOS1.jpg
TLOS, WTF?? :D

Dio´Ra
24-02-2011, 21:25
Care to share some guide or a couple hints of how you made those trees?

P.S. I have those same black leather Ikea boxes >.>

Avatar of the Eldar
24-02-2011, 21:50
Care to share some guide or a couple hints of how you made those trees?>.>


Second that as well as your jigsaw approach to modular forrest basing. (Although I think I get it.)

Double-plus-good on those roads. I think that's the first time I've seen someone do that with their RoBB. I like that a lot. Adds character.

Your poor little chapel is dwarfed by your mighty trees. :p

Ecclesiastes
25-02-2011, 06:46
Care to share some guide or a couple hints of how you made those trees?

Very short description:

Make the skeleton out of metal wire (I use the green coated stuff you can get at the local garden-centre). The technique to make a good tree out of wire can be found at different sites on the internet, works best if you find different techniques and combine them. (see link at the end)

After you got the skeleton, cover it with bark-paste (if you can find it) otherwise try mixing pva with a bit of sand and a bit of sawdust.

After that color the tree in the colors you want.

Next I put glue on all the end of the branches using hob-e-tack from Woodland. (this stays tacky so you dont have to worry about the glue drying up on you)
http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=pro&pre=wsc_hob_lsc_acc_121_000

Next put little pieces of 'Zeeschuim' on the branches (dont know the english word for it, but here is a picture) http://modeltreinbaan.nl/wp-content/uploads//Treinbaan-3-057.jpg

Now use spray glue to flock the whole thing multiple times...

Lot of work to make, but I havent found any trees (home-made or retail) that can compete with this on this scale. Mind you that these are my first experiments, so there is even room for improvement.

The largest part of the technique can be found here (its in dutch, but I think the pictures will explain a lot, this guy is unsurpassed at making trees, although he is making it for a way smaller scale):
http://encyclopedie.beneluxspoor.net/index.php/E06.07.03_-_Realistische_modelbomen

Hope it helps...


P.S. I have those same black leather Ikea boxes >.>

Their usufull!! I keep al my modelling stuff in it :D

Dio´Ra
25-02-2011, 21:10
Very short description:

Make the skeleton out of metal wire (I use the green coated stuff you can get at the local garden-centre). The technique to make a good tree out of wire can be found at different sites on the internet, works best if you find different techniques and combine them. (see link at the end)

After you got the skeleton, cover it with bark-paste (if you can find it) otherwise try mixing pva with a bit of sand and a bit of sawdust.

After that color the tree in the colors you want.

Next I put glue on all the end of the branches using hob-e-tack from Woodland. (this stays tacky so you dont have to worry about the glue drying up on you)
http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=pro&pre=wsc_hob_lsc_acc_121_000

Next put little pieces of 'Zeeschuim' on the branches (dont know the english word for it, but here is a picture) http://modeltreinbaan.nl/wp-content/uploads//Treinbaan-3-057.jpg

Now use spray glue to flock the whole thing multiple times...

Lot of work to make, but I havent found any trees (home-made or retail) that can compete with this on this scale. Mind you that these are my first experiments, so there is even room for improvement.

The largest part of the technique can be found here (its in dutch, but I think the pictures will explain a lot, this guy is unsurpassed at making trees, although he is making it for a way smaller scale):
http://encyclopedie.beneluxspoor.net/index.php/E06.07.03_-_Realistische_modelbomen

Hope it helps...



Their usufull!! I keep al my modelling stuff in it :D

Thanks for the guide!

Seeing that your dutch, or atleast that's what I'm deducing from the ikea boxes and the 'zeeschuim'. Could you perhaps tell me where did you get that bark-paste from, or what it would be called in dutch? I tend to be quite often in the Netherlands and end up sometimes buying certain suplies which I can't get in Poland. And having never heard of Bark-paste before makes it an interesting product to put on my list for my next visit.

Vermin_King
26-02-2011, 17:15
trying to find 'zeeschuim', translated from Dutch to English on one of the translators, it says 'sea foam'. all the other results on google was all in Dutch, so I still don't know what type of plant that is ...

Ender Shadowkin
26-02-2011, 17:16
wow great stuff guys !

love the trees

RedemptionNL
28-02-2011, 21:39
trying to find 'zeeschuim', translated from Dutch to English on one of the translators, it says 'sea foam'. all the other results on google was all in Dutch, so I still don't know what type of plant that is ...

Aye, sea foam would be the literal translation. The plant's latin name is Teloxys Aristata I believe.