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Kineath
19-06-2006, 21:20
My friend and I started building a modular gaming board consistent of 30cm by 30cm blocks, to create a gaming table that can be altered or even completely changed by using themed blocks

Pictures are to follow :

kilvati
19-06-2006, 21:31
Overview of a half table, again half filled with tiles, a lot more are already empty, even more need the wood on it (but need sawing first, to use the depth), just a picture for the general idea.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140005.jpg

Zoomed in view on my evil church, which has been cursed by some friends and loved by others. (maybe because my sisters which like to hide in it) now on its new home.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140006.jpg

The bottom side of one of the tiles...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140007.jpg

A view of my evil assistant. Or at least he thinks!
(note the pile of tiles next to him)
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140004.jpg

(and yes, I know, the dark angel rhino thing, doesnt look to good at the moment, but its all in my mind!)

icebergman
19-06-2006, 21:37
Nice!!! I will be keeping an eye on this thread!! What type of wood is that? it looks like paneling..

Kineath
19-06-2006, 21:39
Triplex

Actually Ice, your table was the inspiration for us ;)

Our idea for forests is to have trees on 25mm bases, and to saw out 25mm holes in which the bases fit. So we can remove the forest, for models to move through

kilvati
19-06-2006, 21:39
it is called triplex in the netherlands, three thin layers of wood and they did saw it pretty cheaply (and good) at the DIY

icebergman
19-06-2006, 21:44
Oh..... Well thanks for the compliment guys I hope that your table turns out great, and if you have any questions on what I am doing on mine feel free to pm me.
That triplex from the way you decribed it sounds like the wall paneling we have here in the US. Pretty strong stuff, should make your board very durable. Thumbs up and good luck.

athamas
19-06-2006, 22:07
should look good!


Kudos on your evil assistant... the best kind!

Still learning
20-06-2006, 07:57
will be watching this.

Deacis
20-06-2006, 08:29
Woohoo, finally a new table to play on!

Would be an honour to litter this field with fallen dark angel bodies en heads of traitor sisters!!

kilvati
22-06-2006, 20:16
The imperial firebase I started on a few days ago
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140011.jpg


Playing with powertools!
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140008.jpg


Playing with more powertools!
The round tools are for tree's which will be based on normal gw bases, so you can remove them with ease when you want to put troops in the forest.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140012.jpg


The result of a few hours powertooling.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140013.jpg

Orcdom
22-06-2006, 20:26
that backing you have on the fire base, whay dont you sandwich some window screen in between ther for a mesh or expanded metal look.

Steve

kilvati
22-06-2006, 20:27
The result of an evening of which didn't even cost me any fingers!
(somehow my cat likes to get on the pictures, he was sleeping right thru the drilling and sawing, but awoke at the moment I grabbed the digicam)
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140014.jpg http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140015.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140017.jpg http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140018.jpg

kilvati
22-06-2006, 20:31
that backing you have on the fire base, whay dont you sandwich some window screen in between ther for a mesh or expanded metal look.

Was considering that, but the landing platform still is very much WIP, I did only put it there to show that it is actually leaning over to the other tile, which I thought is pretty nifty. ;)

kilvati
22-06-2006, 20:33
We now have enough stuff for 40 tiles, with only 24 showing, so there will be enough variation with more buildings, more roads and some canalized river in it. Some of those using the depth of the foam under it

icebergman
22-06-2006, 22:20
Looking good guys!!

Kineath
23-06-2006, 05:08
Next step is to "dig out" the river from the foam, attatch the river/road and forrest tiles, and use texture paint to paint the whole thing :)



Ps, the cat's tongue is hanging from his mouth :D

starlight
23-06-2006, 05:30
Very nice.:D Inspirational!

Orcdom
23-06-2006, 07:03
here is a good tool for that:
http://www.hwff.com/products/product_image.php?imageid=100
and they work sweet.

Steve

Orcdom
04-07-2006, 03:14
any updates to these boards? i was searching through some subscribed threads for something else but seen this one and still interesated in seeing how it is/has progressed.
Steve

Kineath
06-07-2006, 19:20
We're still working on it, but temperatures and no spare time kinda get in the way unfortunatly. We're still very much inspired and trying to get to it, thank you for your patience ;)

kilvati
06-07-2006, 20:05
Ok we did some work today, but it was to hot for a lot of hard work...

updates:
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140022.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/05140023.jpg

BlazeXI
06-07-2006, 21:48
The table looks promissing! Though I'd rather you supported your team (Oranje I presume) than do the table:D .


any updates to these boards? i was searching through some subscribed threads for something else but seen this one and still interesated in seeing how it is/has progressed.
Steve

I have already mentioned it elswhere, but noone answered. Tables with the Cities of Death being released, deserve a subcathegory in Modeling and painting. That would make it easier to browse. Anyone thinks the same?

Orcdom
07-07-2006, 00:14
i think terrain needs a seperate category in its own right. i'll start a thread on it and see what response i get.

hope you fellas see it and reply to it voicing opinions.
edit: here is the link
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41339

Steve

kilvati
30-07-2006, 20:40
Ok, at last after some more important stuff, having vacation fun with gf, we at least got some work done again...

(the tiles look a little bit off alignment at the pictures, but that is because it wasn't placed really good)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000020.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000021.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000022.jpg

Mrlemonjelly
30-07-2006, 22:37
That board's looking excellent!

I've always fancied a sculpted board, but my skills aren't up to it, and neither is my wallet. We just use a sheet a plywood with moveable terrain pieces. Hey, it works at least!

Orcdom
31-07-2006, 01:05
i like the bridge alot
Steve

icebergman
01-08-2006, 01:13
Yeah me too!! I'm gonna have to get some of those for mine!!

Easy E
01-08-2006, 03:13
I like the bridge too. I am interested to see how the forest design you guys devised works out.

kilvati
01-08-2006, 10:55
The bridge is from pegasus hobbies and was about 13 euro around here. I bought it at my local hobby shop (with model tanks and cars and stuff). You will get another center part in the box, but that did not fit on the tile (which is now used in still very unfinished repair facility).

I really hope the forests will work out as good as we thought out, no more unstable forests!

Blackadder
01-08-2006, 14:03
Looking good sofar!

The Purple Ninja
01-08-2006, 20:50
What is the structure made from the two styrafoam domes?

The way it opens makes it look like the entrance to habs or something, but then it also kinda looks like missile silos, or a bunker, or maybe something else?

Just curious.

kilvati
02-08-2006, 07:50
It is supposed to look like some kind of old storage tank, of which one did blow up. There is plenty of rubble around now, maybe I should make a new close up picture of it soon. I will try to fill it up with green ooze or something like that later in the painting/construction process

The Purple Ninja
02-08-2006, 14:58
Ah, in that case I suggest making it look a little more jaggedy around the edges, right now it looks really clean like it just opened up.

Also, do you know the meat grinder trick for rubble? It works like a charm, and rather than hunting around all over you can find one pretty easily right here (http://www.sausagemaker.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=41). I bought the cheapest one, and it works great.

kilvati
03-08-2006, 19:58
A small update, to show the trees I have made and show off a lot of the tiles together...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000025.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000027.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000028.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000029.jpg

kilvati
03-08-2006, 19:59
I really hate my camera, only works nicely with daylight... Here is a closeup of the little bit of work done to the chemicals storage. I still make my rubble the old fashioned manner (with plyers that is)

(darn the gods of blur!)
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000026.jpg

Sick
03-08-2006, 20:06
Oh I so much envy you for this! :p
Looks wonderful.
I'll keep my eye on this thread!

Orcdom
04-08-2006, 02:55
looking good, just make sure you get all the woodgrain sealed and covered good and cover up that forsaken cardboard.

Steve

kilvati
05-03-2007, 20:57
I did continue on this project ;) Here are some images of the still very WIP tiles

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000052.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000051.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000050.jpg

kilvati
05-03-2007, 20:58
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000049.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/kilvati/00000048.jpg

starlight
05-03-2007, 23:57
Nice to see the update.:D

Finally.:p

general trooper
16-03-2007, 20:53
You now, if the trenches were in a desert/ash waste theme with a few bits of spikes sticking out the top and barbed wire it would look just like the first few levels of firewarrior.

Blackadder
24-03-2007, 13:27
You now, if the trenches were in a desert/ash waste theme with a few bits of spikes sticking out the top and barbed wire it would look just like the first few levels of firewarrior.

I think what you call trenches are actually canals.

Matt_stanley75
26-03-2007, 00:28
I recommend gluing washers in the tree holes and placing magnets in the bases the trees are on. I don't know if you've already thought about that, but it would solve any balance problems.