September 9, 2018 at 9:16 am #18212
Inspired by the new Pelennor box from GW and remembering UH’s excellent modular game board tutorial, I’ve started up my own project to realize my own game board. It’s gonna be a six-piece (2×2 ft each) Moria-themed board. They are gonna be a bit simpler and sparser than Peter’s Helldorado pieces, as I also want to built some bigger movable pieces to place on the board.
It’s my first time working with styrodur material and building something that large, but the first (plain) piece was already large fun and I’m well into the second one. You can check out some pictures in my photo gallery here.
As a way to make the board lock together more securely, I’ve added magnets to the side, which make (if it all works out) the elements snap together easily. A first test has worked well. Check out this short video to see it in action.September 10, 2018 at 1:26 am #18216
And here’s board #2. I’m on a roll. 😀
September 10, 2018 at 8:28 am #18217
That’s fantastic! Brilliant work. Makes me want to redo mine; I like them but they’re a bit rough as I was learning on the job. You haven’t mounted the foam on anything, it’s just straight foam with a bit of tape on the sides?September 10, 2018 at 6:21 pm #18222
No, I thought the 3cm foam was sturdy enough. Of course you can’t go quite as deep when carving into it, but that’s been fine so far. I can always mount them on MDF later if I feel the need.September 13, 2018 at 9:09 am #18246
Tile number 3 is done, the big abyss with the iconic (and movable!) Bridge of Khazad-dûm.
September 13, 2018 at 9:56 am #18250
Bloody brilliant! Looks great!September 13, 2018 at 9:57 am #18251
Hey, you could put a strip of removable water texture (shaped to fit) in there and make it a river …September 13, 2018 at 10:29 am #18252
Thanks! And yes, I was thinking the same thing… Also a lava flow. 🙂 Any ideas for a good material to do that?September 13, 2018 at 10:32 am #18253
Thin plasticard? Least chance of warping I imagine. It’s actually an idea I never thought of before; if you did a series of boards wth the cutaway, but then had pieces to turn them into lava or rivers or radioactive sludge flows. Not quite as much realism as modelling them for purpose, but certainly more practical.September 13, 2018 at 10:37 am #18254
Ideal would be some kind of latex gel that you could pour in, and then peel off as a form fitting strip, but I might just be daydreaming. 🙂 The problem with a stiff piece is that the area is fairly uneven, it won’t sit very well in there.September 13, 2018 at 10:41 am #18255
I wonder if you could use the pink stuff I used to make a mould in my casting video?September 13, 2018 at 10:50 am #18257
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