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Offline Chris Abbey

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Blackstone Heath...a fantasy village in the making
« on: June 07, 2019, 10:37:04 AM »
I've just started a section on my hobby blog showing the development of my new Tavern terrain for D&D and skirmish gaming with Saga Age of Magic, Burrows and Badgers, Thud & Blunder, Otherworld and Lord of the Rings. I hope to get it finished by the end of the month and will be doing weekly updates.





I am planning to have the Inn and the initial tile completed by the end on June 2019. After that I will expand the gaming area to 3'x3' with the inclusion of outbuildings including stables and barn and some gardens and a courtyard area




Full details and additional photos on my hobby blog @ http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Hobby-Blog/The-Wobbly-Goblin-Tavern
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Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 06:12:21 PM »
Over the last week I have made quiet a bit of progress on my Fantasy Inn project.



Today is a huge milestone, as I have finally finished 3D printing and assembling the roof sections. Each of the 3 roof sections have 64 separate tile sections which are suspended on a framework of 'A' frames in a very similar way to a real roof. This completes the build of the Inn itself, it just all needs to be painted. The wooden plank sections on the ground floor have been painted and have had two levels of drybrushing applied to bring out the texture of the wood. Hopefully you can see the difference between the staircase that has been painted and the first floor wood work which has just been undercoated.



Here's a look at the first floor accommodation with the roof off. I love the wooden veranda. I can see all sorts of swashbuckling swordplay going on along it!



I also decided that an Inn was going to need stabling for customers horses, so a did a bit of searching on the Internet and found this rather nice design for medieval / fantasy stables. The 3D design files are from Infinite Dimensions. It was not a company that I had heard off, but as the design file was in the region of 11 I thought that I would give it a go, and I am very pleased with the results. There are doors to go in the openings at the front, however the sides are open as well, so I get the feeling that horses would just wander out. I am therefore planning to add individual stalls and hay and water provision by hand to complete the equine provision.

Additional photos and info on my hobby blog @

http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Hobby-Blog/The-Wobbly-Goblin-Tavern

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 06:51:56 PM »
That looks fantastic Chris  :D

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 07:54:42 PM »
Chris, that is looking absolutely superb, off to your blog to read more.   :-*


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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 11:27:39 PM »
Lovely stuff. Should all paint up nicely.
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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 11:55:31 PM »
I enjoyed the blog! Can't wait to see more painted.

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 09:19:48 AM »
Very very impressive!

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2019, 09:27:52 AM »
Cool!
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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 12:43:20 PM »
Great job!

Dunno if you want more tavern dishes, but Tiny Furniture sells them at 60 pieces for $10 plus shipping.
Galladoria Games also has a kitchen inn furniture set, although I don't think you're looking for game tiles.

Tiny Furniture's "Dishes for a Tavern"
Review: https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/18/18176.phtml
Catalog: http://tiny-furniture.com/products

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 01:02:35 PM »
Looks very promising.  :o

Please keep us updated.

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 01:42:07 PM »
That looks amazing.

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2019, 02:51:13 PM »
Outstanding work! Oh my...  :o

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2019, 03:37:59 PM »
Wonderul project!
westfaliaminiatures.com - proper stuff in 28mm

Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2019, 12:07:22 PM »
Last weekend I finally finished the core two foot square modular terrain board with the fantasy tavern on it.



My plan is to expand out from here. The next stage is to finish five one foot square terrain boards to be able to expand the Inn to a three foot gaming area with stables, barns, orchard, gardens etc.



The big plan is to continue working on the project using Tera-Former modular terrain boards together with 3D printed buildings to expand outwards to a fantasy village and eventually a small town. I would love to be able to cover my whole 5' x 12' table with a fantasy townscape that includes a castle and some docks!





I've added an article to my hobby blog with further details and lots and lots more photos!

http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Hobby-Blog/Building-a-Fantasy-Village

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Re: Building a Fantasy Tavern for gaming
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2019, 12:30:59 PM »
That looks great! Should make for some fantastic games.