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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2019, 07:13:40 AM »
Iím afraid I donít have enough Star Wars knowledge* to create a storyline, I just liked Rogue One  :D

*I rely on my Star Wars coach, OSHIROmodels, for Star Warsy opinion, guidance, recommendations and approval  ;)

I have, however, got a plan for a few small skirmish games involving a coastal outpost comprising bunker, gun battery and flight base.......

Iíve made a small board:





The water is clear acrylic sheet that has been Ďgluedí to a ply backing board using white silicon sealant with streaks and blotches of blue paint mixed in.

Iíve also made an entrance to an underground bunker:





Btw Iím not fully sold on these terrain items yet, as I think I will probably add more grass plus tufts to both, and more dust etc to the bunker.

And the gun battery is ready to paint (and has been for months!):



The gun units are magnetised so will rotate on their low towers.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2019, 07:19:36 AM by Silent Invader »
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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2019, 07:45:23 AM »
*I rely on my Star Wars coach, OSHIROmodels, for Star Warsy opinion, guidance, recommendations and approval  ;)

Which you ignore quite frequently  lol

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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2019, 07:57:32 AM »
Which you ignore quite frequently  lol

I value your every utterance  ;) :D

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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2019, 08:57:06 AM »
That terrain board looks the business - you are certainly churning out things right now.

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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2019, 08:25:56 PM »
I value your every utterance  ;) :D
You just do not say what value ^__^.

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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2019, 08:27:34 PM »
That board looks great, very Scarif/Maldives.
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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2019, 10:49:09 PM »
Another new project!
 lol lol

That Bibbly is a terrible influence.....

That is a cracking start, sir.
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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2019, 10:54:03 PM »
Turbo brill :D

I like the base board very much. We can use that when we restart the Pirate project  lol
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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2019, 08:35:48 AM »
Cheers folks.

Have to admit though that apart from the minis this has been done over many months and Iíve just got round to posting it  :D


I like the base board very much. We can use that when we restart the Pirate project  lol

My pirates are still raw lead.  Looking forward to getting them done though.  8)

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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project)
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2019, 10:36:30 PM »
Iím afraid I donít have enough Star Wars knowledge* to create a storyline, I just liked Rogue One  :D

*I rely on my Star Wars coach, OSHIROmodels, for Star Warsy opinion, guidance, recommendations and approval  ;)

I have, however, got a plan for a few small skirmish games involving a coastal outpost comprising bunker, gun battery and flight base.......

Iíve made a small board:





Lovely looking board! I like the Perspex sea. Where did you source the Perspex and was it expensive? Also, what did you make the land from? Looks perfect for Pacific island hoping...

The water is clear acrylic sheet that has been Ďgluedí to a ply backing board using white silicon sealant with streaks and blotches of blue paint mixed in.

Iíve also made an entrance to an underground bunker:





Btw Iím not fully sold on these terrain items yet, as I think I will probably add more grass plus tufts to both, and more dust etc to the bunker.

And the gun battery is ready to paint (and has been for months!):



The gun units are magnetised so will rotate on their low towers.

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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project) - UD 22/4 Island Building
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2019, 05:31:01 AM »
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Lovely looking board! I like the Perspex sea. Where did you source the Perspex and was it expensive? Also, what did you make the land from? Looks perfect for Pacific island hoping...

Thanks very much!

Itís a bit convoluted as I made the island from the parts of three abandoned projects. I didnít keep notes but I have some photos that give a pretty good idea of how it was done.

Being an island, quite clearly the land mass needed to be at least slightly higher than the water. But the water was going to have an acrylic sheet surface. I contemplated buying a sheet of acrylic glass from a DIY Shed but opted to use some Ďglossierí pieces Iíd already got (more of that in a mo).

As an experiment, Iíd previously made a folding terrain board using an Artists portfolio case constructed from a thick card.

Portfolio case (folded):



Case opened out and itís inner card surface covered in silicone with paint and sand mixed in, then various other layers of PVA and sand, paint, static grass etc on top:



The recycled case was subsequently cut to fit onto a piece of Marine Ply:



The small area that would become sea was emulsioned with a colour match to Vallejo Dark Sand:



Without mixing, a small amount of Vallejo Pastel Blue was dropped into a small quantity of water:



To which was added a quantity of clear silicone sealant:



The sealant was very roughly mixed into the water and paint then roughly smeared over the dark sand areas of the board:



Many years ago OSHIROmodels had lasered me some acrylic sheet to use as part of a frozen lake. This was clamped onto the silicone sealant:



Milliput was then used to  shape the beach gradient down the Ďwaterí ( I later added in the narrow central section (see photos in previous post) to enable me to add a second board that might include a spit leading to a smaller island):



Sand was then glued over the Milliput , followed by paint and flock etc:



Hope that helps  :)

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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project) - UD 22/4 Island Building
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2019, 08:19:56 AM »
Excellent - looks much less painful than the way Iíd built my own island boards...might pinch that process for a future project.

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Re: SIs Star Wars on a Rogue Planet (WIP Project) - UD 22/4 Island Building
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2019, 11:16:34 AM »
Acrylic for ĎPacificí water does look lovely  :D

Not sure if Iíll ever make the spit and small island but thatíll definitely need a bigger sheet!