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Dav0r
07-05-2007, 20:42
Hello all !

In this log I will try to build a CoD modular table as my first project. The idea is to build a table on top of 24 squares, each being 12"x12", like it can be seen on GW's web site.

So ... last summer I bought the CoD box (the one with the CoD book in it) : it contains basically one Basilica Administratum and one Sanctum Imperialis, plus some accessory sprues. I also got a Manufactorum box and some barricades. After building those three ruins, my wife and I played a lot using them with other terrain. I didn't paint them though.

And a few weeks ago, reading the logs in this forum I decided I'd have a go at it. I went to my local store (I live in south France) and bought two Imperial Sector boxes, and with the discount I had two Manufactorum boxes for free :)

Ok, on to the pics !

The boxes :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table1-sm.JPG

A view of the table with the sprues and the three ruins I made :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table2-sm.JPG

The sprues :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table3-sm.JPG

The ruins :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table4-sm.JPG

To be continued on next post ...

agerstone
07-05-2007, 20:51
I'm thinking of doing exactly this so i'll be watching every step of this log!

Good luck mate!

Dav0r
07-05-2007, 21:07
I spent a few hours last week-end cutting all the pieces from the sprues and sorting all out.

Here are the next pics.

After the grand cut-off :p :
http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table5-sm.JPG

I also cut the sprues themselves to tiny bits, as seen there :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table9-sm.JPG

(believe it or not, I had to grease the clipper at some time to keep it in order :))

Ok, everything is sorted, I will keep the bits and pieces in a convenient storage :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table14-sm.JPG


See the pics attached below for more details.

Dav0r
07-05-2007, 21:16
I also bought some plastic card :


http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table10-sm.JPG


Here are some of the MDF squares (by the way, this material is very cheap. I spent about eight euros for the 24 squares). They are 3 mm thick.

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table15-sm.JPG


To paint the terrain and the base colors of the ruins, I also bought a paint kit (about 15€) with the primary colors. Each tube is 4 fl.oz. or 118 ml.


http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table16-sm.JPG


I think I will try these paints on one of the ruins I have ready to see if it fits well.

jahorin
07-05-2007, 22:31
Consider me subscribed. I'm looking forward to see more stuff assembled

Warboss Grimmtoof
07-05-2007, 22:37
I am going to have to get some of those for my table, they look really nice. Now pull this off well and inspire me!:p

firestorm40k
08-05-2007, 15:47
Good luck with this, dav0r, I'll be watching with much interest! :) :cool: It should be good.

I see you got some of those Evergreen plasticard & rods, I also got some for my terrain, I've found them very useful so far.

N810
08-05-2007, 16:07
You seem very organized.
There are several CoD (cities of death) logs in here
you might want to do a search, they are all excelent.

Ps. I just the same pack of acrilics, but I havent used mine either.

Dreachon
08-05-2007, 17:47
Good more stuff to look at before my own city starts this summer.

Melchor
08-05-2007, 18:23
I'll be following this as well. Looks interesting. :)

I have a suggestion:

A lot of the cityfight logs I've seen have the buildings aligned with the tiles they're on (example A). While this seems fine it creates a lot of straight lines, and a lot of LOS right from the beginning. This always struck me as a bit boring.
What I'd do (if it were my table. ;)), is rotate the buildings on the tiles (example B). The downside is that this makes it a harder to model roads and stuff like that, but the straight lines are gone.

Just a suggestion though... ;)

Dav0r
08-05-2007, 19:19
Thanks everyone for the kind words !



There are several CoD (cities of death) logs in here
you might want to do a search, they are all excelent.

I did. I must admit it is one of the factors that decided me to start my own :)


I just the same pack of acrilics, but I havent used mine either.


I just began to use them with no big problem. If everything run smoothly tonight and tomorrow, I'll be soon able to post pics of my painted sanctum.



What I'd do (if it were my table. ;)), is rotate the buildings on the tiles (example B). The downside is that this makes it a harder to model roads and stuff like that, but the straight lines are gone.

I will remember this one, it seems interesting. I was also considering making rectangular tiles 6'x12' (one half of a square) to make a shift in the 12' grid.

Thanks again everybody, next post I'll show some pics of the work in progress.

N810
08-05-2007, 20:00
somewhere I saw a Modular Cod where they modeled the streets and sidewalks seperate from the buildings. i think they have several different size building bases too, like one 6x12 one 6x6 and two 3x3 or something like that.(all measurement are made up, and are only examples)
it gave them a lot more flexible street layouts.

Dav0r
09-05-2007, 10:21
A little update. I just finished painting my sanctum with the Liquitex paints, and it worked well.
The ruin was undercoated black (GW spray). I mixed Lq black and white, and watered it down since it is not very liquid, to do a drybrush of grey with a large brush. After that, I mixed black, white and red to have a kind of "graveyard earth" brown to do a light drybrush on the grey.
The metallic parts is done with GW paints.
I'm quite happy with the result, even if later I will add some details. The aim was to see I could make a basecoat to have a global look of the ruins easily.

I also did some planning :

- I'm planning to have a building made over four squares which can be joined,
- I will have 2 or 4 tiles of 6"x12", for little rubble piles or intact buildings,
- Next building will be a fountain of the same kind as the one which is seen in the CoD book, because I like it :D
- There will be road sections and maybe a plaza of some kind, to have some open zones.

Ok, here are the pics :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table19-sm.JPG

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table20-sm.JPG

Hope you like it :)

N810
09-05-2007, 15:23
Hey I posted some pics for you in this thread.
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82141&page=2

firestorm40k
09-05-2007, 18:54
The painting on that Sanctus is very nice, well done dav0r :) :cool:

Puddy
11-05-2007, 09:08
Veeeery nice painting, what colours did you use?

Eniac
11-05-2007, 09:12
Hey that building looks awesome! Very good indeed, Ilike the fact you used seperate colours for teh brassy sections when most people are content to just drybrush the whole thing grey or green.

Good work, I'll be keeping an eye on this :)

Dav0r
11-05-2007, 11:28
Cheers all,


Veeeery nice painting, what colours did you use?

Well as I said, it is basically a 1:1 white/black grey drybrush on a black undercoat. Then an earthy brown (GW's equivalent would be graveyard earth) light drybrush. The metallics are a basecoat of tin bitz drybrushed with shining gold.

The lamps took me nearly as much time as the rest of the ruin : I should have glued them after painting them, it would have been easier. The blue on the lamp is Ice blue on a basecoat of enchanted blue. Later on I will add some details, like more lighting on the lamps, but probably when the whole table is painted : I was just testing the liquitex paints.

By the way, I started the fountain. I'll post pics this week-end.

Curufew
11-05-2007, 12:16
I'm also building up my COD table. I would be watching this topic to learn a thing or two

Ravenous
12-05-2007, 00:15
Great work so far

starlight
12-05-2007, 00:24
*peeks in the window with digicam like a true Blood Axe Kommando*;)

Damn fine work there.

Warboss Grimmtoof
12-05-2007, 04:33
You inspired me to buy a whole entire city, complete with an overpass. Now I cant go to college...:D

Dav0r
13-05-2007, 11:55
Cheers all for the kind words.

OK, it's update time :)

I began to build the fountain.
It will be made of two parts, one just on the top of the other, not glued to allow different positions.

I used some MDF board, plastic card, and some tubes I found at the nearest craft store. Also, there will be on top of it a statue : a model (Inquisitor scale) of a daemon hunter.

I took photos of various stages of the building, see the attachments below.

Here is the current progress :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table29-sm.JPG

sheep
13-05-2007, 21:55
Looking fantastic Davor, I really like the fact you didn't go too overthe top with the foutain like GW did, well done.

Keep it up.

Cheers

Sheep

Dav0r
14-05-2007, 18:04
Thanks sheep !
I'm currently painting the fountain. No pics yet, but I'll take them soon.

Extension
14-05-2007, 18:09
Brilliant work! Gonna watch this closely

-extension

Wolf Scout Ewan
14-05-2007, 18:50
Next on Ground Force; Charlie builds a water feature for the emporer of man! Or else!

Hehe. Looks good so far!

Dav0r
15-05-2007, 20:27
Thanks everyone!

The water effect is drying at the moment, so while it does, i'll post some pics I found in my digital camera. For some reason they have not been transfered last time by the software I use on my computer, and I thought they were lost.
Well they weren't, so here they are :)

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table33-sm.JPG

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table35-sm.JPG

I think tomorrow I will be able to post the pics of the painting in progress :)

starlight
15-05-2007, 21:13
Sweet. Inquisitor fig?

Looking forward to the water effects and painting.:D

Cygnusmaximus
15-05-2007, 21:15
It's all looking excellent!
If I might make one suggestion, I'd mount the Daemon Huntress on a square 40mm base rather than a round one - the round base (IMO) makes her look a little too much like a 40k game piece and less like a statue (since all of the models fighting in your city will probably have round bases) -
That is, unless it is too late to change (or you don't have a square base or want to do it).

N810
15-05-2007, 21:39
looking good.

firestorm40k
16-05-2007, 02:40
Great work, Dav0r, I like it! looking forward to seeing it painted:) :cool:

Dav0r
16-05-2007, 09:01
Cheers everybody !


Sweet. Inquisitor fig?

Yep : daemon hunter, Inquisitor format (54mm).


It's all looking excellent!
If I might make one suggestion, I'd mount the Daemon Huntress on a square 40mm base rather than a round one

Well, I mounted the statue directly on the base I made for it - see the pics below. Like you, I found that the round base wasn't appropriate :)

The water effect is not completely dry yet, but I did take pics.

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table40-sm.JPG

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table41-sm.JPG

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table42-sm.JPG

The upper and lower parts are not glued on purpose, so two positions are available (1st and 2nd pic).

It is still WIP of course. The ground needs more work (but I won't do it until all the other squares are done, so it will be easyer to put it together), and I have to paint the details (the skulls, the metallic parts, etc.).

I'm not at home until next monday, so I won't be able to work on it until next week. But until then I'll still have an internet access so I will read your C&C. Keep them coming ! :)

Keravin
16-05-2007, 11:51
I prefer the 2nd positioning. Makes it look more realistic than the angular straight on 1st positioning.

Hollopoint
16-05-2007, 12:32
I like it but I'm not sure about the cylinder that the statue is sitting ontop of. It just looks a bit like a bottle cork. I think it would look better without it, but that's just me.

N810
16-05-2007, 12:45
the diagional version looks more interesting.
but it needs some spikes or something in the now unused corners.

Ross
16-05-2007, 12:46
This is some great stuff mate. You've done superbly so far.

If I might be so bold to sugest ..... how about some verticle banding or arches on the 'tube' on the fountain. It's just that the rest of the piece is very ornate and the 'tube' is a bit bland. Still, I'd be proud if I owned that piece!!

starlight
16-05-2007, 18:09
Agreed on both points - the *diagonal* position looks much better and the *tube* needs *something* to make it tie in with the rest of the structure. Right now it looks like a concrete cylinder - not commonly seen in the Imperium.

Other than that very minor quibble, it's looking excellent.:D

Fred_Scuttle
16-05-2007, 18:46
Sir - consider your design nicked!!!!

Great job!!!

Dav0r
17-05-2007, 09:07
Thanks for the comments and the kind words !

Well I will try to add something to the column under the statue. Maybe some "freehand sculpt" with the dremel or something :P

I also agree that the diagonal position looks better. As I said before I won't be able to work on it until next week, since I'm not at home, but it will be done as soon as possible - I'm looking forward to see it complete ! :)

sanctusmortis
17-05-2007, 11:03
Suggestion: get hold of the Chaos vehicle sprue, and use the weapon heads for fountain pipes. Easy bit of decoration!

Darknight
19-05-2007, 23:37
This is a really great set of terrain, and a wonderful idea. Just shows what you can do with some ingenuity and a load of GW stuff!

The Laughing God
20-05-2007, 01:44
The terrain looks really good so far. A whole board like this will look outstanding!

-The Laughing God-

Dav0r
24-05-2007, 20:13
Okay, it's update time !


Suggestion: get hold of the Chaos vehicle sprue, and use the weapon heads for fountain pipes. Easy bit of decoration!

Thanks for the suggestion, I will have a look.


This is a really great set of terrain, and a wonderful idea. Just shows what you can do with some ingenuity and a load of GW stuff!


The terrain looks really good so far. A whole board like this will look outstanding!


Thanks a lot ! Will try to continue :)

I've painted the upper part of the fountain. I also have added some details to the round column, to make it look better. Next I must paint the lower part, and maybe add some lamps or something.

Here is the result. Some other pics are attached below.

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table49-sm.jpg


And I've also begun a new building : a landing pad, made of plastic card, CoD elements and MDF board. Here it is.

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table55-sm.jpg

I'm planning to put an imperial eagle at the center of the pad. The statue on it is a Navis Nobilite from Inquisitor. Below are some more pics showing the progress.

Cygnusmaximus
24-05-2007, 20:37
I love the landing pad. It is simple, evocotive and uses precious few of the CoD building sprues. The Inquisitor astropath is a brilliant addition. It all looks fabulous.

Melchor
24-05-2007, 20:42
Looks good!

My only problem with the landing pad is that the statue probably wouldn't be standing there anymore if it's pedestal got all shot up like that. Maybe you could put it on the base as if it's fallen down or something?

Just an idea though... It looks nice enough as it is. :)

Light of the Emperor
24-05-2007, 21:33
Very nice! This stuff make my table look cheap...I knew I should've waited a bit to see what others do. Keep up the good work!

Dav0r
24-05-2007, 23:45
Thanks folks :)

Anyway, I forgot to post a close-up, so here it is.


Very nice! This stuff make my table look cheap...

Well, I don't think so : your table is really brilliant ! But thanks for the kind words.


My only problem with the landing pad is that the statue probably wouldn't be standing there anymore if it's pedestal got all shot up like that.

Well, I didn't even think of that, but I may add some feature to add realism. Thanks for the advice !

Pfreck
27-05-2007, 14:28
Awesome terrain there Dav0r.

I have one suggestion though; you could add modelling sand and rubble to the bases. That makes it a lot more CoDish (is that a word?).

Keep up the good work. :)

Cheers!

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
27-05-2007, 15:53
This terrain looks pretty familiar. I am sure I have seen it elsewheres before. Not same thing but almost like yours looking...
If I just could remember where it was..

Good job on your pieces.:cool:

Dav0r
27-05-2007, 18:32
Cheers everyone,



I have one suggestion though; you could add modelling sand and rubble to the bases.

It's planned, but much later, when I have finished most of the ruins of the table.


This terrain looks pretty familiar. I am sure I have seen it elsewheres before.

Hint : look in your CoD book :D

I've worked on the fountain and the landing pad today. I've put an imperial eagle on the pad, and finished some broken walls and the like. I also have filled some spaces between the plastic cards with green stuff. And I tryed to fix the ground under the statue so it feels less "suspended".

And I've finished the fountain, and placed the lamps. The result is here :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table62-sm.jpg

More pics in the attachment below. C&C welcome as always !

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
27-05-2007, 21:45
Of course... how could I forget *banging my had against wall*.
Pretty nice. :D

Colonel Stagler
29-05-2007, 23:10
Davor, a question, you know your board is laid out on another board underneath it, is that like a table, or some other kind of wood. I have a modular CoD board with is made of foot square tiles like yours, but i keep it on 2 pasting tables nailed together, and it bows in the middle because of the weight. Im looking for something else to play with them on, info about your table/thing would be much appriciated.
Stagler

N810
30-05-2007, 03:07
Hey they say a picture is worth a thousand words...
23252
Just a suggestion.

Leunam
30-05-2007, 03:22
Why not cut some Sisters of Battle and place them there. Paint them up like statues and they'll look like "servants" for the larger statue.

Also, have you considered using gloss varnish on the lamp bulbs? Minor detail.

Dav0r
30-05-2007, 14:09
Cheers for the comments,


info about your table/thing would be much appriciated.

It's home made :)
My father made it some months ago but he's planning to restart all over since this one has some minor flaws. It's made of two boards joined together, so it can be folded. One of the flaws is the lack of stability of the table when someone touch it. If I find time I'll post some pics of it.

The next will be more rigid : it will be only two boards put together on top of two cabinets I will soon buy (see attachment). It will allow to use the space under the table for storage.


Hey they say a picture is worth a thousand words...

Indeed. :) Nice suggestion. But when I set the top part in another position, there can be no room left (or quite few) for more detail in those parts. But later on I'll definitely try to fill them.


Why not cut some Sisters of Battle and place them there. Paint them up like statues and they'll look like "servants" for the larger statue.

Nice idea. I'll have a look when I go to my local store.


Also, have you considered using gloss varnish on the lamp bulbs? Minor detail.

Hey, Leunam = Manuel ? :)

I will try the gloss varnish idea, especially when I paint the street lights. Should be nice.

Okay, the landing pad is coming along nicely. I've also started another piece of terrain, I will try to post pics tomorrow.

Leunam
30-05-2007, 14:44
Hey, Leunam = Manuel ? :)

:eek:

The secret is out!!

Can't wait to see the landing pad finished. Are you planning on having a massive Aquila on it?

Wolf Scout Ewan
30-05-2007, 17:44
Where did you get that big aquila from? Is it a forgeworld one?

Dav0r
30-05-2007, 22:30
The secret is out!!

:evilgrin: HAR HAR HAR !!!


Are you planning on having a massive Aquila on it?

It's already on. :)


Where did you get that big aquila from? Is it a forgeworld one?

Nope. It's made from the picture attached below. I've printed it on cardboard, then cut it and glued it on the pad. Nothing really difficult - it just needed a good hobby knife and some patience. I've painted the pad dark grey (very dark actually) and the eagle dheneb stone (foundation). When I'm back home I'll show you pics - currently I can't, I'm at my parents' home.

Dav0r
31-05-2007, 23:43
Alrighty, I'm back home, so I finished taking pics of the landing pad. Here it is :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table69-sm.jpg

And on this one I added my unpainted Arvus Lighter from Forge World :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table67-sm.jpg

As I said before, I'll add some rubble and the like to the ground later, and paint it, when all the elements are done.
More pics in the attachment below.

And this is the other terrain element I talked you about yesterday :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table73-sm.jpg

Voila ! C&C welcome as always.

scarletsquig
31-05-2007, 23:59
This stuff looks amazing, some really original ideas coming through (I may just steal the landing pad idea, since it looks like a huge, awesome piece of terrain that's relatively cheap to get the materials for).

Like the use of inquistor models as statues... you may want to add some chips and damage to some of them, to emphasise that they are statues (however hard it may be to mutilate a nice model).

What kind of texture/ paintjob are you going to go for on the pavement/ ground?

Dav0r
01-06-2007, 00:13
Well a friend of mine gave me some textured wallpaper which, once painted, should be fine as pavement.

There also will be roads, street lights, craters, rubble and the like. For the craters and rubble, maybe I'll use the same material as I used to make the last half-element. It's a repairing mortar, very cheap, and it's very easy to work with. The only drawback is it's somewhat heavy, but if you limit the quantity used, it's just fine.

Light of the Emperor
01-06-2007, 00:19
I really like the fountain. I was lucky enough to see the real one at a GW art exhibit in Nottingham this summer and yours is spot on.
If you are in need of quick, light craters, check out the ones that Amera produces. With some sand and rubble, you can't tell the difference.

Leunam
01-06-2007, 03:47
I was going to suggest you use sandpaper for streets, but the wallpaper sounds good too.

As for the landing pad, how about making small globs of green stuff and painting them up as lights for night landings?

Still learning
02-06-2007, 07:48
Wow, I only just found this thread and it's looking briliant, I'll be watching more more.

Your Evil Twin
02-06-2007, 10:03
Awsome buildings, i was considering something like this over the summer holiday so consider me subscribed!!

I am curios though, did you buy those squares as 12 x 12 or did you cut mdf? if you bought them, where from?

Cheers
Your Evil Twin

Dav0r
02-06-2007, 20:15
Thanks for the nice feedback,


how about making small globs of green stuff and painting them up as lights for night landings?

Nice idea, will try that.


I am curios though, did you buy those squares as 12 x 12 or did you cut mdf? if you bought them, where from?

Well my local craft store cuts for free the mdf boards you buy from them. So I ordered them to cut 12x12 squares and it took them at most five minutes :)

Still learning
02-06-2007, 23:49
MDF is poisonious if you cut it, normally hardware stores don't cut it. I'm curious if the poeple there know...... They certainly don't cut it where I work (a hardware store)

Dav0r
03-06-2007, 09:22
If you look at the pic in this post (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1535757&postcount=4), you will see that I didn't cut it myself :)


MDF is poisonious if you cut it

Yes it is.
What they sell at my local store is "Isorel", which is like MDF but just made of compressed wood with glue, and can be cut safely (that is, without the hazardous dusts and projections of MDF, so if you wear masks you can cut it). It is sold with all the other wood.

I just told it was MDF because I just thought it was the same thing. After a little search on the internet I just realised it's not, while numerous vendors assume that it's the same thing. Maybe if someone here has more info about it, it would be much appreciated.

Maybe you can find "Isorel" (I don't know the exact translation in English - maybe it's just a brand) at the wood department of your local craft store ?

sheep
03-06-2007, 09:40
Sweet stuff, i didn't think the landing pad looked big wenough til i saw it with the Arvus, well done.

Cheers

Sheep

agerstone
03-06-2007, 10:42
This is coming along really well, I admire you for your patience in making it!

Still learning
03-06-2007, 11:03
ah ok, good to hear your not in any danger and the work goes on....

Dav0r
05-06-2007, 19:20
Cheers everyone for the comments,

Well this week I've less time for hobbying, but I did manage to do something. I've made an intact buildings which stands on a half-element :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table77-sm.jpg
http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table78-sm.jpg

The black areas you see on the pics are there because I had to paint the inside before closing the roof of the building.

I've started to paint the other half-element (you know, the one with the pipes), and at the moment I'm waiting for the water effects to dry which is VERY long (it's the fourth day), since it seems that the layer I made is too thick :mad:

Anyway, I also began to consider how I will use some of the squares as bases for the building I have already assembled, starting with the manufactorum. I plan to use the rubble to draw a clear limit of the terrain zone, for the sake of playability. On the photos below I used styrene and plastic sprues bits to make rubble. I will add repairing mortar tonight, to see if it fits well.

Also yesterday I had my first try in trying to make a green stuff mould to replicate a light bulb (the little ones you can see on some CoD elements) - the aim is to try them on the landing pad as added detail. More info later : once the mould is dry I'll try to take pics of it.

Leunam
05-06-2007, 22:42
The half pieces will defenitely add more variety. Good job on the slanted walls, I'll defenitely give that a go myself.

For two half pieces, I used two separate manufactorum kits. I had the longest segment on one building stretching out like a bridge (door on one end, broken floor on other end) and the other building had the same thing, except a shorter section. I had a long pipe section coming off one building and meeting up with the other building where the bridge was broken. Makes it look like a sizeable explosion took out the bridge and pipe.

Wolf Scout Ewan
05-06-2007, 23:46
This is not a criticism but... the way the chimney pipe thing sticks out from the building it looks like it needs some supports connecting it to the wall?

Dav0r
06-06-2007, 11:44
Makes it look like a sizeable explosion took out the bridge and pipe.

Pics ! Pics ! ;)


This is not a criticism but...

That's okay :)


the way the chimney pipe thing sticks out from the building it looks like it needs some supports connecting it to the wall?

Well if you look at it (I mean "not at pics of it") there is not this feeling. Here is a picture borrowed from GW's site - maybe once painted this look and feel disappears, I don't know.

Dav0r
07-06-2007, 23:10
Yes ! I received my two little storage cabinets :)

Here is my new table setting now. The storage under the table is very convenient. I also plan to make a new board, but until then it will be fine as it is now.

AnkhAngel
08-06-2007, 14:36
Excellent work on this project so far Dav0r.
It all looks fantastic.

I wish I had space in my house for a dedicated gaming table.

Dav0r
11-06-2007, 19:58
Thanks for the kind words,

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table86-sm.jpg

Here is the piece of terrain I've been working on these days. An intruder is in this pic, can you recognize it ? :D
More pics attached below.

I've also been working on the half-element with the pipes. It's still very WIP but it will soon reach completion. The water effect isn't dry yet ! after more than one week ! So the advice of the day : do NOT set water effects layers too thick :) Anyway, it's drying very slowly, but it's drying. So I've just got to be patient.

Cheers,

Darakesh
11-06-2007, 21:59
VERY nice, gonna follow your progress a bit. of course, like everyone who has seen the CoD i want a table as well, but for now I'm already happy that i can actually build some stuff and leave it on the table. one step at a time :cool:

Dav0r
13-06-2007, 23:00
Thanks Darakesh,

Here is the current progress : the first half-element is complete, and I've based the sanctum which I painted a few days ago. Here are the pics below.

C&C welcome as always.

imperial.cog.dean
14-06-2007, 00:55
wowmate... well done :D

the look awesome

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
14-06-2007, 11:17
looks awesome. Can not wait to see it painted. Keep up your good work

TheLionReturns
14-06-2007, 21:52
Terrain looks great. I particularly like the fountain. You are inspiring me to do some terrain of my own.

lonepilgrim
15-06-2007, 10:37
I just want to chime in to say well done. Excellent terrain pieces and a little out of the ordinary to make it unique. I really like the landing pad - consider the idea stolen.

Darakesh
15-06-2007, 11:28
I'm planing on making a fountain or statue as well. already bought the daemon hunters modell I want to put on top, just gotta find time to build the rest of the piece.

Zaamel of the Deathwing
16-06-2007, 20:18
I think i need to revive my CoD plans again after viewing this, have to pick up a city box

Dav0r
17-06-2007, 20:03
Thanks everyone for the comments. I'm currently painting another half-element (the one with an intact building on it, seen there (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1624392&postcount=73)). I'm also basing the basilica - pictures are coming soon.

Steam_Giant
17-06-2007, 20:40
Fantastic work, Dav0r.

Your Industial pieces look great ! I like the half element with the pipes i can imagine industrial waste pouring out of them. I love the landing pad too, great work. My favourite is the fountain, a solid construction and the inquistor scale deamon hunter looks perfect. Keep up the good work :)

sphincter man
17-06-2007, 23:03
this is looking awesome! im kinda sad i didnt look it up sooner. really looks fantastic...

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table69-sm.jpg

i'd hate to see what would happen if they missed the landing slightly.

IMPALES ON SPIKES!! :D

nice job. keep 'em coming!

the chees
18-06-2007, 06:35
very very very god!!!!!!!!!!!!!

imperial.cog.dean
18-06-2007, 08:34
yeah have to agree with above

awsome :)

Light of the Emperor
18-06-2007, 15:07
I like it too. Kinda similiar to mine, minus the spiky bitz. The use of inquisitor models is a good idea. If I had the money, I'd throw a few on my table as well.

Dav0r
18-06-2007, 15:54
Cheers everyone,

Here is the latest building I've painted. It's an intact building on a half-element :
http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table112-sm.jpg

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table113-sm.jpg

I also have worked a little on the base of the basilica, and assembled a new manufactorum - I wanted it very open, to ease the models placement. The pics are attached below.

C&C welcome as always.

Ozymandiass
18-06-2007, 22:42
Man, I can't wait to see your board once it is finished. How many tiles have you completed and how many more do you have left?

Ozymandias, King of Kings

Your Evil Twin
18-06-2007, 23:02
Still looking great as ever!! Its great to see a city fight board with so much detail, many great boards including mine tend to fall into the trap of obsessive grey drybrushing and little else but youve got some great detail here!!

Looking forward to seeing it finished!

Twin

Dav0r
19-06-2007, 06:38
I think it's about 20% done. The entire table will have at least 24 tiles (6x4).

Well the entire process will take two steps : first building and painting ruins and buildings, and once all squares are ready, all the ground parts (which will be much faster).

Currently I've planned about nine tiles which will not have big ruins on them (6 straight streets, 2 street curves, and a square), which leaves about 15 tiles for the ruins. I've completed 5 tiles (the fountain, the landing pad, the two buildings and the two half-tiles). Two more are underway (the two I show in the latest post).

I'm planning a big ruin which will occupy four tiles, but each quarter will be usable separately. And also, a big building which will be like a guard post above the street. Two more half tiles at least are planned.

Thanks a lot for the support.

imperial.cog.dean
19-06-2007, 06:58
your very creative :) unlike me :(

anyway that building is looking good too.i like how you paint the buildings differently

;)

Darakesh
19-06-2007, 07:58
That's definitely a good idea to plan the whole table square wise before constructing. I'm still at "collecting ideas". Maybe in a few months when I'm done writing my thesis I'll post one of these step by steps as well

Dav0r
26-06-2007, 21:23
Cheers everyone,


your very creative :) unlike me :(

anyway that building is looking good too.i like how you paint the buildings differently

;)

Thank you !


That's definitely a good idea to plan the whole table square wise before constructing. I'm still at "collecting ideas". Maybe in a few months when I'm done writing my thesis I'll post one of these step by steps as well

Well if you do, I'll watch that closely ;)


Okay now, time for a BIG update for BIG buildings :)

Since last week Warseer had problems, I didn't post as often as I wanted. So here it is :

First, I made two more half-elements.

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table142-sm.jpg

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table144-sm.jpg

Second, I finished painting my basilica administratum. Very classical way, but I felt like it. :D

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table145-sm.jpg

More pics in the attachment below. To be continued next post, since I've got many pics to show you :)

Dav0r
26-06-2007, 21:25
Third, I made the big building I talked about previously : the one that occupies four elements. The attachments show the elements separately.

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table115-sm.jpg

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table116-sm.jpg

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table117-sm.jpg

The four elements can be placed in any order. They also can be separated to be placed on the table borders or corners.

agerstone
26-06-2007, 21:30
Wow, that looks very VERY cool when all put together!

Dav0r
26-06-2007, 21:30
And fourth, I made some new buildings, since I felt more like building than painting :D

This element will finally be a square (maybe with some grass and/or trees) :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table135-sm.jpg

This one will be a checkpoint, above the road, so the vehicles can pass below it :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table132-sm.jpg

In the attachments, more pics, and three more buildings I made with the remaining pieces.

C&C welcome as always.

agerstone
26-06-2007, 21:46
When I think of the square I imagine it having a statue in the middle or something to that affect, you know fightings going to happen around it so you want to make it look dramatic haha!

firestorm40k
27-06-2007, 04:10
Fantastic work, I really like the idea of linking the four seperate elements together to make a bigger building, that's an idea I'm afraid I'll have to *yoink* when I start working on City terrain... ;) :D

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next! :) :cool:

Light of the Emperor
27-06-2007, 12:24
Very nice work!!! I really think I should've waited to on the GW terrain because it offers so many more options.

Good idea with the "park". Some green within a grey and black city would look good.

Hideous Loon
01-07-2007, 19:42
Looking good, Dav0r. I however have one objection. The park. It is an Imperial piece of terrain, therefore it ought to have a nice, big, dramatic bronze statue in the middle. Use an Inquisitor model. Make a pedestal much like the one on the fountain. This is advice.

Rogue Trader
01-07-2007, 19:47
i like all the bits you have made, my favourites are the tower and checkpoint, the bridge over the road is a nice touch. great work so far :D

Dav0r
02-07-2007, 05:51
Cheers everyone for the kind words,

@agerstone & Hideous Loon : well an inquisitor model should do the trick, but unfortunately I don't have any and won't have time to order one this week. But the street light is just set there with blue tac (err ... yellow tac actually), so I will be able to replace it with a statue and its pedestal in the future.

I've started painting all these bits, more pics later on :)

PS. @firestorm don't worry, I don't forget you about the translations, but I lack time these days :)

Still learning
02-07-2007, 11:13
WOW, I love it, the building is so typical of a ruined city, I keep expecting to see the silluette of it against a rising sun.

Dav0r
08-07-2007, 10:34
Cheers Still learning. Sorry for the lack of updates these days, but I've not much time for painting. Nevertheless I will be able in a few days to post some new pics. In addition, I will try to take pics of the entire table.

Angelwing
08-07-2007, 13:23
This is excellent stuff! I eagerly await updates. Some really good ideas here that will have to be pinched. ;)

Dav0r
12-07-2007, 17:26
Cheers everyone,

Well first, the bad news : I won't be able to update this log for a month from now on, since tomorrow I'm going in holiday in Spain :)
I will still have an internet access though, but I won't be able to work on the project.

Since the last update I :
- drybrushed the base color on all the remaining building, except the guard post,
- painted all (17 !) the street lights,
- made six straight road sections and two curves (need more work though)
- undercoated the ground sections of all the elements.

So, I decided to take some shots of the WIP table in all its glory :D

A first layout :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table147-sm.jpg

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table151-sm.jpg

And a second layout :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table156-sm.jpg

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table157-sm.jpg

More pics attached below.

Project status : the less advanced element is the guard post (the one that is over the road), it is only undercoated. I have to paint the details on the remaining buildings, which have already their base color on. I also have to paint all the pavement on the sideways of the road. The square needs to be painted also. I estimate the progress at about 80% now.

I will resume working on this project by about August 10th, when I return home. Have a nice holiday all !

C&C welcome as always.

N810
12-07-2007, 19:36
It's hard to tell from this distance,
but it looks as if you could use a
some Sand and PVA around your buildings,
they just seem a little to clean for a
Bombed out city.

starlight
12-07-2007, 19:42
Fantastic work, truly inspirational.:D

NorthernMike
12-07-2007, 19:59
Awesome! I dream about playing on such a nice board.

Zaamel of the Deathwing
12-07-2007, 22:08
WOW!, that table looks awsome already Dav0r, now i really need to get back into making my own im so jealous (hope you dont mind me taking ideas from here)

firestorm40k
13-07-2007, 04:42
It looks superb, Dav0r, very nice work! :cool: I love what you've done with the roads, how it truly is a modular board. The only comment I have, echoing N810's, is that some of the pieces could do with a little more rubble etc.

But otherwise this is excellent, well done indeed! :) :cool:

P.S. Thank you again for helping with the translations on my site, I'm updating over the weekend so I'll add it all then. :)

Dav0r
13-07-2007, 05:48
You're welcome mate !

And also, thanks for the advice, you and N810 : I will definitely add more rubble, but I couldn't wait trying the modular aspect of the table :D
Maybe I will also make some separate craters to put randomly on top of the ground elements (like you usually do with barricades).

starlight, NorthernMike, Zaamel : thanks for the kind words !

Still learning
13-07-2007, 09:45
WOW! I think it needs alittle more rubble.

alsted
13-07-2007, 10:10
That looks bloody nice, I like the fact that it's not all ruble, but with street lamps etc. Maybe one or two of them could be broken off to make it look a bit more warzone like, i mean its funny that the buildings has been hit but all street lamps are fine.

Jens

Dreachon
13-07-2007, 12:02
Truly stunning, this will serve as an excellent source of inspiration for my own cityfight table.

Dav0r
15-07-2007, 09:57
Thanks for the kind words. Yep, it's still WIP and thus needs more rubble and painting. But hey, it's very rewarding to at last be able to actually see the table with all the elements and all :)

Anyway, at the moment I'm typing the message from our holiday flat in Salamanca, Spain and this town ROCKS ! :)

Dreachon
15-07-2007, 11:30
Getting inspiration there?

sanctusmortis
15-07-2007, 12:08
IIRC, Still Learning had a great way to make rubble in his log, if it helps...

Dav0r
15-07-2007, 14:05
Getting inspiration there?

Heh. Well not exactly, but who knows :)


IIRC, Still Learning had a great way to make rubble in his log, if it helps...

Definitely, I will have a look !

JimmyP0567
28-07-2007, 01:16
Compared to this, my friend and I's table looks very, VERY sad.

:mad:

SEND IN THE NINJA'S!

Migutti
29-07-2007, 17:19
Very cool stuff, never seen anything like this before! But maybe the checkpoint needs a bit more debris on the ground because it looks pretty ruined..

Angelwing
30-07-2007, 13:48
Aside from the rubble thing, excellent! When are we all coming round for a game? ;)

Dav0r
31-07-2007, 07:08
Thanks ! Well as I said I can't work on it at the moment, but by the 11th of August I will resume my work on it. Definitely rubble, and more painting !


Getting inspiration there?

Well, kind of (see the pics) :)

Norse Warrior
01-08-2007, 09:23
I will be watching this spot closely form now on...Great job on the terrain and pretty much everything else...Have one question, thought: did you sketch it all out before you started building it? Or did you wing it and just went for it with all you bits and pieces?
I pretty much like you colours, your layout, the way you can combine the pieces in many different ways, and the unique pieces you have gotten out of the GW boxes...GREAT JOB!!!

Dav0r
02-08-2007, 08:43
did you sketch it all out before you started building it?

Nope. I had a rough idea though : I wanted a fountain, a landing pad, and so on. I also wanted some high buildings. Then I started building and inspiration came :)

Still learning
02-08-2007, 09:48
IIRC, Still Learning had a great way to make rubble in his log, if it helps...

Yes, its on the last couple of pages on my DK log (see sig)

Light of the Emperor
02-08-2007, 13:07
Only just saw the whole table pictures and I am very impressed. Good job! I echo what others have said in regards to debris around the base of te buildings...you need more! I'm sure there is still a lot to do so I really can't wait to see what else you do with the table!

Khornies & milk
04-08-2007, 05:15
I love what you have done, very impressive.
The thing with Rubble is that, yes it needs to have some, but you also have to think about in-play issues, mainly that the minis have to have a flattish surface to stand on. With my Rubble I just made piles like you see in the CoD Book, and they represent that there was a clean-up operation of the City sector. Having rubble alongside and inside the Buildings is fine imo.
Keep up the good work, and I've stolen a couple of your ideas.

Dav0r
01-09-2007, 20:58
Hello all,

First of all I apologise about the lack of updates these days, I've been really busy with Real Life(tm) and ... well, you know what it is :)

Anyway, I've been able to work on the table, and I've finished 16 elements on 25 : so 9 to go \o/

I've been mainly basing all the buildings, finishing the road elements, and adding rubble.

Here are the two last elements I've finished :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table163-sm.jpg (http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table163-sm.jpg)

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table164-sm.jpg (http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table164-sm.jpg)

Since I've 16 elements with the road sections, I can set a 4x4 table. With so much road (half of the elements) on a table, it nearly seems that it's a standard table :). See the attached pictures.
The 9 elements to go are also the bigger buildings (except the fountain). So stay tuned, more updates incoming !

N810
01-09-2007, 21:19
Looking Great Dav0r...
very nice rubble.

Whats left to do?

Dav0r
01-09-2007, 21:42
Thanks N810 !
Left to do :

Basing the big building (the one that covers four elements) and painting some details on it,
Painting the guard post (the one which stands over the road) and basing it. It's the less advanced element at this time,
Two more buildings to base : the basilica and the sanctum. The details are already painted on them.
And two more which need basing and details : the factory and the other small ruin.
Then I will add some ladders and street lights to the whole table.


And then, play, play, play ... ;)

L-DUB
01-09-2007, 22:11
Dav0r, you have truly inspired me to rise the bar in the building of my own cites of death table. Right now I am working on a ruined monastary based on the one of GW made and you have forced me to take it to a whole new level. Pics to be posted in new thread soon.

scrubout
08-09-2007, 15:51
Dav0r, you are my hero. And now I feel dumb...a while ago I bought 24 12'by12' sections of mdf too, but it's 1/2 an inch thick, it was the smallest I could find at the time.

Now I'm not sure if I want to go ahead with 1/2 inch thick boards or try and find some thin 3 mm ones like yours, Lord I could kick myself in the back of the head right now, because after seeing your work I really want to make some terrain and I know I should wait until I get smaller boards. :cries:

Oh, I'll be watching, this is the best inspiration I could hope for.;)

-scrubout

Dav0r
08-09-2007, 19:55
Thanks Scrubout and L-DUB for the kind words !

Well, there are some problems with 3mm MDF. I found that some of my tiles have warped a little bit, because of the PVA glue I used while sanding them. Not too much though, like 1mm or so, but it can be annoying. I will try something to fix that later :)

So, don't worry if your MDF is 1/2 inch thick, because with this thickness, I bet they won't warp. Definitely, go ahead with it. Once the table finished, the thickness of the tiles won't be a problem. The only problem there can be is the weight :)

Anyway, I'll post some new pics soon.

scrubout
08-09-2007, 20:14
Thanks for the encouragement Dav0r, your inspiration points just went up again. ;)

Cheers mate.

-scrubout

Dav0r
09-09-2007, 18:07
Cheers,

It's update time !

Here are the four tiles I've worked on this week :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table175-sm.jpg

See some other pics attached below.

Four tiles left to do, to have a complete 6x4 table (the four that can be combined each other to have a big ruin). Plus a fifth (the checkpoint) which will add more choice. So five to go ! :)

I've also taken a pic with some models :

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table176-sm.jpg

Predator to Terminator Squad : "Sergent, you're about to have a problem ..."

:evilgrin:

N810
09-09-2007, 18:14
Wow These are really lookin' great.

firestorm40k
10-09-2007, 04:41
More wicked buildings! :cool: Inspirational stuff, Dav0r! :)

Wolf Scout Ewan
10-09-2007, 10:41
Looking good m8!

silveryfox
10-09-2007, 11:11
Fantastic. Wish I had a room solely dedicated to wargaming. Then I would build a table like yours :)

Dav0r
16-09-2007, 23:02
Cheers everyone, and thanks for the kind words !

I've finished the table this week, and I'm quite happy with the result. So I guess this is nearly the last update of this project. Nearly, because I plan to post some more pics next week, when I have more time. And also some silly statistics on it :D

In the attachments below, you will find the last five tiles I've completed.

Dav0r
16-09-2007, 23:04
Here is the fifth : the checkpoint.

Dav0r
16-09-2007, 23:05
And here are some pics of the entire table (gosh ! I took some pics before I realised I forgot to put the streetlights on the table :) )

I may send new posts in the future, if I add some new tiles to the table, or some more detail.

C&C welcome as always.

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table199-sm.jpg

http://www.hermite.org/wp-content/images/w40k/CoD/Table198-sm.jpg

Wolf Scout Ewan
16-09-2007, 23:16
Oooh that does look good! Top marks old chap!

Angelwing
17-09-2007, 02:28
Top notch. Looks excellent all together!

firestorm40k
17-09-2007, 05:20
Excellent work, Dav0r - it look superb! :) :cool:

Orcdom
17-09-2007, 07:10
looks good, you ought to do some cratered road sections to replace here and there.
i think the word you were looking for for the wood you used, at least in the US its called Masonite.

Steve

BladeWalker
17-09-2007, 17:14
Your project has been an inspiration to us. Any chance we might see a battle report on your board? It looks like great fun to play on, we are finding it difficult to balance playability with what we want the rubble strewn terrain to look like.

A strategic element we like to have on our CoD building tiles and in our game board set ups is to have rubble piles or other types of terrain that are purposely made to not allow models to stand on them, forcing them to go around, jump over, etc. Some people don't like to restrict the board like that but we have found it makes the game more realistic. For example, making one edge of a ruined building tile piled with rubble 3 inches deep. Models attacking that building must then roll well (4 or better) on terrain movement to get in. Just a thought, great board! :D

Dav0r
17-09-2007, 22:03
Oooh that does look good! Top marks old chap!


Top notch. Looks excellent all together!


Excellent work, Dav0r - it look superb!


Your project has been an inspiration to us.

And I would like to thank all of you who helped me keeping motivated.


looks good, you ought to do some cratered road sections to replace here and there.

Sure, and I also plan some barricades, and removeable craters. But a little later, because I miss painting my smurfs and nids :chrome:


i think the word you were looking for for the wood you used, at least in the US its called Masonite.

Thanks mate, yes I also think it's that. By the way, good work on your table !


Any chance we might see a battle report on your board?

Hehe, sure I will. Don't know when, though, but you will hear of that :)


It looks like great fun to play on, we are finding it difficult to balance playability with what we want the rubble strewn terrain to look like.

It has also been my concern when building the table. And I confirm it's not very easy :p


A strategic element we like to have on our CoD building tiles and in our game board set ups is to have rubble piles or other types of terrain that are purposely made to not allow models to stand on them, forcing them to go around, jump over, etc. Some people don't like to restrict the board like that but we have found it makes the game more realistic. For example, making one edge of a ruined building tile piled with rubble 3 inches deep. Models attacking that building must then roll well (4 or better) on terrain movement to get in. Just a thought, great board! :D

The fountain and the intact buildings (like the one on a half-tile) are here just for that. With wise placement, can create interesting areas. Thanks for the advice and the kind words !

scrubout
17-09-2007, 23:12
Hehe, sure I will. Don't know when, though, but you will hear of that :)

And you'll instantly think of John Lennon, and thus me (when it comes to battle reports), because FIREBASE always could use good battle reports on stunning boards.

No joke, when your ready pm me regarding it.

-scrubout

Orcdom
17-09-2007, 23:58
your table is pretty clean i wouldnt add too much rubble on it.
make most of your rubble sections on small moveable pieces. that way you can change the layout even more. you could use more razorwire, barricades in the clean roads as well that way.

Steve

N810
18-09-2007, 01:40
Looks Great DavOr one of the better city fight tables I have ever seen. :D

Mostwanted
18-09-2007, 10:18
I have been watching this project from the start. Thought it was about time I actually joined this forum! I have to say that this is great and been a big inspiration for me.

The only thing that bothers me with your project is.........Smurfs!!!!! Only joking ;)

You say that you used 3mm board for the tiles and it very slightly warped. Iíve got some 6mm board. Not seen anything between the two sizes. Would you suggest that this size would be better or be too heavy overall for a 6'x4' board?

scarab_cake
18-09-2007, 16:27
welcome to warseer, mostwanted! I too have also being watching this terrain project form the start, and i am thouroughly impressed, Dav0r! Perhaps you could consider making some loose walkways that you could suspend between buildings - that way you could make your games even more exciting!

Dav0r
18-09-2007, 20:00
Cheers everyone for the kind words,


No joke, when your ready pm me regarding it.

I definitely will, mate !


make most of your rubble sections on small moveable pieces. that way you can change the layout even more. you could use more razorwire, barricades in the clean roads as well that way.

Sure, I also think this is the best thing to do.


Would you suggest that this size would be better or be too heavy overall for a 6'x4' board?

Well, it will of course be heavier, but if you don't plan to transport it a lot, this should not be a problem. And 6mm thick wood won't warp, unless you put it underwater :)


Perhaps you could consider making some loose walkways that you could suspend between buildings

Nice idea ! I will definitely have a try at it later.

bdo
18-09-2007, 21:24
there is certainly a lot of good looking, interesting stuff in here. i was never sure if i should buy a cod box or two, but this thread certainly helped making the decision to get one.

your buildings and ruins are inspiring, good work :)

TomGuadalupe
18-09-2007, 22:03
Has many others have stated, great job!

I really love the check point, consider it stolen
;)

Norse Warrior
19-09-2007, 06:17
I have subscribed to this thread and followed it closely. You have managed to create a gaming table that I personally would LOVE to play on. Great, "realistic" looking terrain, built so it actually works as a ruined city. Great stuff, great read, great inspiration.

Khornies & milk
20-09-2007, 01:51
Absolutely love the Board - excellent work all round.
I made the mistake, well not really, of making the Tiles 18" x 12" instead of
12" x 12", so I could make bigger single Buildings. I was just about to start the Roads when Apoc came along, and now our Group are all planning on adding tons of Tanks, including Superheavies to their lists, so 12" wide roads are now not wide enough if you consider that blown up Baneblades left on the board as 'Terrain' will now block the road. 18" wide roads are now the go to get around this drama.
Our CoD board now has the unusual dimensions of 9' x 4.5', and I need to build some more Ruins. I am stealing some of your half-elements, and the Checkpoint Ruin, so thanks for that.
cheers

NAVARRO
20-09-2007, 09:28
This city is perfect! Great execution, modular smart design and sharp painting, not much to add since its all good:)
A couple of sugestions, you probably will like the upcoming GW craters terrain to add even more variaty to your roads and check out scifi plastic terrain from urban mamouth (metropolis terrain sets) it will probably give you more ideas and with your talented hands you will do wonders.

One question what thickness of plasticard you sugest to be the best for floors and walls?

Keep it up.

Dav0r
20-09-2007, 17:25
Thanks everybody. Feel free to borrow whatever you need.

@Khornies : Please post pics as soon as it is complete :)


what thickness of plasticard you sugest to be the best for floors and walls?

The plasticard I used was 2mm thick, and I found it was pretty good for walls and floors. Don't know if it's the best, but it works well :)

NAVARRO
20-09-2007, 20:17
Thanks for the tip mate:)

And i will browse this topic yet again to get more ideas:evilgrin:

BDJV
21-09-2007, 09:11
That's turning out to be a fantastic looking table! Keep up the good work!

Still learning
21-09-2007, 10:01
AWSOME! It looks really windswept and isolated

Dav0r
21-09-2007, 16:41
Thanks mates ! At the moment I'm brushing the ground of all elements with a mix of 50% PVA and 50% water.
At first I just tested on one element and it's great : the sand holds a lot better with it, and once it has set, it's invisible.

unclejimbo827
22-09-2007, 21:48
awesome, board, dav0r. you've inspired me to the point that I've stolen your idea. :p

BladeWalker
23-09-2007, 00:09
Be careful that your boards do not warp from too much glue-water, depending on the thickness of your basing board it might be an issue.

Orcdom
23-09-2007, 01:32
thats why it was mentioned earlier to not put more rubble on the bases themselves but rather make it on seperate bases to put where wanted or needed during play.

Steve

Dav0r
23-09-2007, 08:17
Well it seems not to warp and I think I know why : there is already a layer of pva underneath the sand, so it prevents the other layer to reach the board.

Thanks for the advice anyway. I will make more rubble later on separate bases for the roads for example, and also I might buy the new craters from GW.

Orcdom
23-09-2007, 14:39
be careful tho, i have warped large pieces of masonite if i go over half of it covered in glue, it will pull some and warp large boards.

it sucks when you do a comission piece and it warps, then you have to re-do it, then you have twice the cost in it for the initial price :S.

and have you thought about making craters? they are very easy try this (http://www.dysartes.com/model/terrain/orcdom3.php)

Steve

Dav0r
23-09-2007, 18:18
Wow, i will definitely try that, I have LOADS of old CD-Rs :D

Orcdom
23-09-2007, 18:41
i have a couple other tutorials on Dysartes as well just have a look.

Steve

Iziuth
27-09-2007, 08:13
Just got to say. Wow! That is some great terrain.

I just wish I had the room to store a modular board:cries:

Orcdom
27-09-2007, 09:39
modular boards can be fairly easy to store providing you dont do alot of elevated terrain on it. There is a guy (name escapes me) that made a storage rack for 2' x2' modul;ar squares on this side a little over a year ago. its in one of the project logs if you want to search it, i thinkt he table was around the time i was building the one in my link. i pm'd him he sent me his plans on how he made the rack system. if i find his name i can post it later on if interested, but basically its a box with rails in it for sliding in modular squares

Steve

Dav0r
27-09-2007, 21:14
Ok, a little update just to post some new pics. They show different layouts of the table.
Some remarks :
- the half-elements add a lot of new options,
- the big ruin (made of four tiles) can be easily splitted, using the table borders,
- there is a lot of possibilities with a modular table (and I mean A LOT :p)

Cheers !

Khornies & milk
27-09-2007, 23:40
Absolutely superb - I hope mine comes out as great as yours.
Modular is without doubt the way to go, isn't it. People who haven't gone that route must kick themselves as the loss of diversity to the board would be a bummer.
The one thing that you have done and I didn't do is the half-elements, although I still have time to do so, it just wasn't in my original plan.
Anyway, love your work - it will be a blast to play on. Bat-reps will be great.
cheers

N810
28-09-2007, 03:12
Excellent Modularity Dav0r :D

firestorm40k
28-09-2007, 06:22
Absolutely superb, Dav0r, you've given me so much inspiration, cheers! :) :cool:

Setomidor
02-10-2007, 06:22
Congratulations on a superb looking gaming board!

DaGreatQueeg
04-10-2007, 08:36
Fantastic stuff, just finished my own 4x6 board and are now starting the buildings so this log has been great inspiration !

cheers
Brent

Ocid
09-10-2007, 16:18
Really nice board you have their Dav0r.

Wolf Scout Ewan
09-10-2007, 18:37
Kick ass board there m8!

Aegius
21-10-2007, 10:15
I love this board, I only wish that I had the space to make one of these of my own. If I ever do, I will be using your fine example as inspiration.

EmMeTt
23-10-2007, 07:39
Love the terrain Dav0r, I was thinking of building a CoD table myself, although it would have been overgrown with plants and swampy stuff. Keep up the good work.

VoidLord
19-11-2007, 04:27
Im inspired! I can believe you did it all in that amount of time. Great job

Dav0r
20-11-2007, 20:25
Thank you all.
Here is a shot of some action :D

guardsmen529
27-02-2008, 06:46
...at the risk of repeating all the posts that preceded me, Wow! very nice ;)


time for me to start my own CoD board methinks...



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N810
27-02-2008, 11:34
Looks like you had a fun game :)

tcraigen
27-02-2008, 13:43
your terrain makes me want to spend to much on Cod buildings, I like that you made road sections I always want light posts and street signs and mail boxes and crap maybe I can actual achieve them this way. Though until I can figure out a good way to make actual pavement tection I think I will hold off since flat card seems to perfect. I love the statue and landing pad as well. Good work hope to see new pieces pop up every now and then.

Ashton.Sanders
09-05-2008, 05:10
Great "Modularity"! It really came together nicely. I'm glad to hear the "odd" shaped moduals didn't end up disturbing how the board is set up. Thanks for the log

LOTRCROWN
10-05-2008, 15:57
this is . . . . . . . in one word BRILLIANT !!!!!!! this has given me so much insperation to carry on with my own COD board !! thank you so much for sharing all this hard work !!

Matthew

Daniel36
12-05-2008, 08:29
It's good to see you haven't been sitting still! The action shot is my favourite! I love action shots! Oh and now I wish I had kinda gone for a more desertish basing in my city. Oh well!

zigoR
01-09-2008, 19:21
Absolutely stunning CoD table!!!! your street system inspired me a lot for my own table...

GREAT WORK!! :)

maelstrom66669
06-09-2008, 01:35
looks really nice, was going to make myself a modular board too, but i came across a 4 foot x 8 foot train board set out for the trash today, im plannin to put in buildings wherever there are broken parts in the mountains, would put a pic, but cant recall where any of the digi cams are

Nesbet
13-12-2008, 19:04
ITS F*CKIN AWESOME!!!

Congrats for the great job! ;D

Dav0r
13-12-2008, 23:08
Thanks a lot.

Well I recently bought some new mdf squares, so I think I will add new modules to the table sometime next year ;)

Beatomadic
24-07-2009, 13:00
Just an idea, make some strait 6 inch roads because I am guessing you have been having trouble mixing up your 6 inch bases since I always saw them together as I scanned your log. So you could do things like this (the 2nd one)
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i300/Thebeatomadic/Roads.jpg
Great work, wish I had the budget to buy a city of death :P.

daemonkin
26-07-2009, 18:09
Resurrected!

D.

Dav0r
31-07-2009, 22:23
This is a nice idea, I will use it (if I'm not too lazy :p).

Btw, just got hold of the new imperial cathedral box (plus a bastion for planetstrike) so expect updates soon. :)

Cheers all !

omgitsduane
24-01-2010, 05:25
Best COD modular board I think I've ever seen... What an amazing feat. I'm shocked that I never came into this before.

Napalm
14-11-2011, 07:08
Stunning table !
Lot of work and tons of good ideas :D
I'm bookmarking this log for inspiration, so when I'll get time to work on mine I'll take a closer look on some of your creation !

Covering Fire
14-11-2011, 12:35
Wow! That's an impressive (and truly inspiring) gaming board! Love all the details and the possibility to rearrange the board between games.:D


I wish I had the space to make something like this...

Dav0r
14-11-2011, 18:31
Cheers folks.
Seeing Napalm's log (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132335) gave me a new motivation boost !
So expect new pics soon, I promise ! :)

Pazuzu
15-11-2011, 13:43
Really beautifull job... Doing a CoD gameboard is one of my next project. I can found a lot of idea in your thread.

PS : We're almost neighbors, I live 70km from castelnaudary (Graulhet)

S.Michael
24-11-2011, 23:07
Looks awesome.

TheMav80
30-11-2011, 06:28
This is amazing. I really need to work on a table to play on.

How did you do those roads?