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  • #18260

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    Yes, I have a set of rivers made with a similar technique. Iโ€™m not a huge fan of how they sit on top of the board though, with the raised banks.

    #18261
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    The pink stuff looks like an intriguing option. I’ll keep an eye out for something like that here.

    As a rougher solution I was of thinking of using cloth or felt, cut it to shape, spray it black and put it into the channel to dry and stiffen there, then take it out and paint it.

    #18270
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    With tile #4 my modular Moria board is complete for now. I’ll perhaps be adding another 2 at a later time, but next up is some more scatter terrain (rocks and columns).

    Full Moria board
    Tile #4

    I’m very happy with how they turned out and it was surprisingly easy to do. Thanks for your video tutorials, Peter!

    #18274

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    That is really stunning Ralf – the student has far surpassed the master! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the rock wall piece! Iโ€™d love to see another piece like that on the chasm tile with a โ€˜cliff walls gap in it, that would really bring the chasm alive …

    Oh, and two or three really tall columns or half columns, to give a little sense that itโ€™s in a cavern!

    But just amazing work. It really feels like Moria. Nice! Really happy I could inspire you make such a great gaming board.

    #18278

    8th
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    Wibble

    #18282
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    Good idea with a rock wall to bookend the chasm – that goes on my list of things to build. Which also contains a set of columns already, yeah. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m thinking of getting myself a hot wire styrofoam cutter. That would be very useful for creating regular shapes and clear lines.

    #18283

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    You can get cheaper hand-held ones. They work pretty well.

    #18515
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    Felt experiments. A strip of plain blue felt already turns the chasm into a decent river. This could probably be painted up to look more like water (or even like flowing lava).

    #18516

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    That works surprsingly well! It looks so much better when the river is cut into the board rather than placed on top with raised banks.

    #18518
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    I’m still experimenting here… this is the felt coated with a layer of acrylic caulking (inspiration from here). This should keep it flexible enough to make it easily removable, but also allow me to paint it properly. Fingers crossed. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Caulked River

    #18520
    Soulsorcerer
    Soulsorcerer
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    If it is not that much surface you could use water effects from Vallejo. TWS made a video for waterfalls same weeks ago…and I think that could also work on a small river section. With a layer of paint below and above the water effect.

    #18524
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    I fear the surface is too large for the water effects, they will most likely crack. But I’ll check out the TWS video, this is one I haven’t watched yet (I love their stuff).

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