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Author Topic: Round bases it is!......The ruins of Krappefortt (MORDHEIM)  (Read 316359 times)

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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. (Alt Mordheim setting) Updated 03/08/11
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2011, 02:28:01 PM »
I love all the buildings together! :o

I had a look at the Zuzzy link you posted. It's probably a bit late but what about engraving the flag stones using a ballpoint pen, pressed down hard. Would your textured wallpaper take that pattern? It would look exactly like that bought one.

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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. (Alt Mordheim setting) Updated 03/08/11
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2011, 09:10:48 PM »
Absolutely splendid!

The idea with the wallpaper is nice - did you make the 'ripples' run in approximately the same direction on purpose, or was it just the way the wet paper behaved? (Looks fine, I just wondered if there's a plan behind it - and I found a supplier of that kind of wallpaper nearby a couple of months ago)

Thanks Argonor!
The ripples are purely circumstantial, I must admit.
 You are right, it was just down to the paper. In my impatience to 'just get it finished' I couldn't be bothered to keep smoothing it and wait for it to fully dry, I just slashed into it and peeled off the bits that were raised. If I had more time, I would have taken more time and arranged the rips in a more random sequence.

One tip for anyone considering doing something similar; Dont line your paper up as if you are pasting walls, rip it into strips with a rough edge and just place them haphazardly on top of one another, it looks so much better. Take a look at the bottom of the board. I think it looks better than the top. (It won't matter that much when using it, as scenery placed on top will hide it).


I owe ya for that handgun explosion from last time...

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Bert

That will teach ya to buy yer powder from the pound shop!
I still chuckle when you remind me of that!
It wasn't so much the exploding gun, it was the resulting fall from a great height that made me laugh.
 It took you soooo long to get his short fat self all the way up there, as well!
 lol lol lol lol

I love all the buildings together! :o

I had a look at the Zuzzy link you posted. It's probably a bit late but what about engraving the flag stones using a ballpoint pen, pressed down hard. Would your textured wallpaper take that pattern? It would look exactly like that bought one.

Andym;
You must have the patience of a saint to even consider that!
Thats sixteen square feet of drawing flagstones....
I wouldn't even dream of it, the docks took long enough to draw on, and thats was mostly brickwork and cobbles, which you really do not have to concentrate so much on.
Sixteen square feet........... o_o o_o o_o o_o o_o

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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. (Alt Mordheim setting) Updated 03/08/11
« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2011, 07:27:52 AM »
One tip for anyone considering doing something similar; Dont line your paper up as if you are pasting walls, rip it into strips with a rough edge and just place them haphazardly on top of one another, it looks so much better. Take a look at the bottom of the board. I think it looks better than the top. (It won't matter that much when using it, as scenery placed on top will hide it).

o_o
Hadn't even thought of that... and some patches could be covered with glued on sand to look more like rubble/broken ground and the likes (lost civilization board to put jungle (or sand dunes) and 'classical' ruins on, anyone? - I think I just added a little project to the list  ;D)

It is fantastic how ideas grow and blossom in this place - only problem is, I want to do it all  lol
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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. (Alt Mordheim setting) Updated 03/08/11
« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2011, 07:33:15 AM »
Top notch work

love the whole thing together

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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. (Docks WIP added) Updated 10/08/11
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2011, 04:40:13 PM »
A small update of the WIP of the Docks.

Having finished all the drybrushing a couple of weeks ago, I got distracted by making the board.
The board really needed to be finished first so that I could get playing again.
Legionaire Bert is poping over with his Dwarves on Saturday, so the board was paramount.
Having finished that, I thought it would be nice to use the Docks, if I could get them finished.
Right, well the drybrushing was done; On to the water.
The 'water' was quite simple.
Some suitable paper napkins were found, kitchen roll would have worked just as well, but finding kitchen roll without a pattern embossed in it is quite difficult. The napkins I chose just had small dimples embossed and these would work just fine if they showed after painting.
The surface areas that were due to be the 'water' were painted with watered-down wood glue and the napkins placed on and then just pushed around with a wet brush until I got the effect I was looking for, to attempt to simulate waves or ripples.
Once happy with this, it was just a case of painting another layer of watered-down glue and waiting for it to dry out.
There were a couple of areas that were built up slightly higher to represent waves splashing against the sides of the ships that would be glued in place later.
The whole thing, once dry, was then painted Humbrol Black-Green.
On top of this a coat of Windsor and Newton Olive green was wetbrushed, and then a few layers with white added to the olive in increasing amounts was drybrushed on.
A final heavy wetbrush of white was added in a few areas to try and create a good effect.
Here are a couple of shots taken as they stand at this point;







A couple of closer shots of individual elements;







The white area on the last picture is where one of the ships will be fixed.

Now on to 'weathering' all of the elements and adding the resin pieces that we previously used.
Should all be done before Saturday, when we will takes some pictures of the finished Docks and also some of the games in progress.

Bring on the Stunties, Robbo!
« Last Edit: August 10, 2011, 04:49:52 PM by Mason »

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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. MORDHEIM (Docks WIP) Updated 10/08/11
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2011, 05:11:21 PM »
Looks amazing, Paul!  :o Well done Mr Mason. Have I mentioned you could do this for a living? ;)

It is such a shame that after all this time and effort the table's gonna get covered in rotting zombie entrails...

(You did say Tom was popping by?)

  ;D

Sorry, getting a bit too friend-specific here - apologies everyone else!

This really does look the business :-*, and I shall enjoy seeing it first-hand. I have bought a new handgun, fresh supplies of black powder and a tin 'at!

Stunty revenge shall be mine!

Bert

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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. MORDHEIM (Docks WIP) Updated 10/08/11
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2011, 06:53:01 PM »
VERY FINE WORK! The water effects are really quite SPECTACULAR. When completed your gaming table will be a WONDER to behold...actually it's there in it's uncompleted form.
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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. MORDHEIM (Docks WIP) Updated 10/08/11
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2011, 01:11:24 PM »
Bert;  You are gonna need that tin 'at, my son!  lol
Finishing off these elements ready for saturday.
Bring it on!
(P.S.- Are there any other types of zombie entrails?)

Deafnala; Thanks for the comments. Coming from the King of Mordheim, the Lord of the Boring, ( ;))that is a compliment indeed!
(I do still occasionally check out TBMF, which is excellent, but find much more content and inspiration, and much more variety of subjects, here on the LAF!).
« Last Edit: August 11, 2011, 01:13:49 PM by Mason »

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Re: The ruined town of Krappefortt. MORDHEIM (Docks WIP) Updated 10/08/11
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2011, 01:54:06 PM »
Stunning work, I wish Games Workshop did something with there older games, they are so much better than the core systems.

Keep it coming!

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At last!
The Dock pieces are ready for use.
I will go back and add details, but they are ready to be used as they are.

They have been weathered and minor details finished, resin pieces added and ready for gaming on.

I will be adding more detail, like barrels, boxes etc.
This will be used to hide the joins and any areas that look a bit ropey.
I will work out where I am placing them tomorrow when we set up for play.
Does anyone have any suggestions of anything else that can be 'laying around'?
Let me know what you think;








This one is waiting for the 'Barrel-Sub' to be added, when I can find it!




The ships need to have masts added. (Broken, maybe?)

Ready for the games tomorrow, where I will take some pictures of the table set-up and some shots of the game in progress.

Until then............
« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 06:34:02 PM by Mason »

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Lookin for ideas besides the barrels and boxes, I have done some thinking for my own project and would recommend

coiled rope piles
lobster traps
small boats, rafts
rat swarms
drunken sailors
loading cranes
street lamps
fish netting
oars
broken bottles or trash piles 
seagull nests
walk platforms (planking used for in between docks and ships)
rolled and folded sails and (even masts)
fishmonger carts

hope that helps! 
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Wow!  That is really very lovely stuff, and I like what you've done with the paper napkins.

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Amazing project!
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The docks are just BEAUTIFUL...the boats are LOVELY additions. WONDERFULLY WELL DONE!

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Lookin for ideas besides the barrels and boxes,

Grass tufts. Grass and other weeds have a nasty disposition for growing where you don't want it....


 

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