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17-06-2013, 21:09
Hi all

I'm making a 3d dungeon and the tiles are going to be made out of laser cut ply wood. How would you go about texturing or painting these as it's incredibly smooth atm.
A few ideas I've had are texture paints or painting them black and white like tiled floors?

22-06-2013, 17:10
For me, nothing beats pva glue and fine sand for rough surfaces. For smooth tiles, you might try carving some channels to define the edges of the tiles before painting them in the colours of your choice.

22-06-2013, 21:52
Cork ftw! Would that laser cutter work with cork backed place mats?

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

24-06-2013, 20:17
I've used polyfilla to texture some bases and a prototype dungeon room and was pleased with the results (I think it might be called spackle in the USA). You can smear blobs onto foam board or hardboard and use your fingers to dent and smooth it appropriately. If I remember, I dragged a metal ruler through it to mark out the squares.

You can also mix sand, paint and fine gravel or cat litter or whatever to make a 'rubble paste'.

I've also heard of people squashing wood bark or chippings into polystyrene to give it that stone effect; I guess this might work on polyfilla too.

if you get time, and have the inclination, consider using RTV silicone to make a mold of your work, you can then fill it with plaster of Paris and make a ton of rooms!

Hope some of that made sense, the spell-checker keeps auto-destroying what I type...

24-06-2013, 21:56
Did this using cork backed dining mats


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

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

26-06-2013, 11:51
I dabbed mine with liquid green stuff (plastic card, also very smooth).


30-06-2013, 15:30
Tried out some textured stone spray today on a tester tile and I'm pretty impressed, not least due to my laziness...
I have also got my Mrs grand dad to use his circular saw to cut out my rooms from the laminate wooden flooring I'm using as a base, which should make them a lot cleaner and more accurately cut than if I'd used my cack hands and a saw.I'll post some progress shots later on.

30-06-2013, 21:41
I realise it's probably a bit late now, but I found that over time thin wood (particularly if you are gluing stuff to it) tends to warp a bit over time. It's part of the reason I decided to do my tiles in resin. I hope yours don't suffer like some of my early attempts did (perhaps if you store them with something heavy on top when not in use you can prevent such issues (ie a yellow pages or something).

It's great to see all these home made boards. Brilliant!