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Title: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Hammers on July 06, 2021, 08:10:43 PM
DrMathias "Broken Stairs"

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/134-060721195620-52089282.jpeg)

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Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"


(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/134-060721195758.jpeg)
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: AKULA on July 06, 2021, 08:32:22 PM
A really tough choice, both top quality builds, but very different interpretations of the theme...I love them both  8)
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Will Bailie on July 07, 2021, 01:30:23 AM
Very tough choice, both amazing works of engineering and both very evocative.  I love the new photos that showcase the details!  And both look to be fantastic gaming pieces, too.
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Vanvlak on July 07, 2021, 05:11:26 AM
This is just as hard a choice as the other heat. I'm getting dizzy trying to choose.
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: snitcythedog on July 07, 2021, 06:47:25 AM
This is getting even more difficult with the new photos.  Great job both.
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Andym on July 07, 2021, 07:38:03 AM
Wow! The level of entries this year is astounding.....and not just the finalists! 8)

Brilliant stuff gents!

Dr Mathias-those stairs are great. Good colour and details! To me, that would make a great game to take to conventions(just make sure to have something soft for your minis to land on, when the get knocked off by unwieldly players!)

Daeothar- wow! Thats more like it. Your photo in the last round did you no justice! It now looks like the real motorway I thought it would when you were building it! Amazing details!

Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 07, 2021, 07:47:04 AM
Top job on both  8)
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Romark on July 07, 2021, 08:59:07 AM
Superb craftsmanship on display,tough decision on the voting :)
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: AKULA on July 07, 2021, 09:38:49 AM
As Andym said, Dr Mathiasí is the sort of game Iíd love to play at a Wargames show.

And Daeothar...those shots of the underpass with the backdrop and the smoke are magazine front cover quality  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: modelwarrior on July 07, 2021, 09:52:27 AM
Some superb work on display guys. The broken stairs just makes me want get a torch and look in every hole,some fantastic detail. And the overpass looks huge. Im trying to decide where the dio/terrain ends in the overpass and where the backdrop starts ?
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: 2010sunburst on July 07, 2021, 10:38:32 AM
Excellent work both.  A difficult choice, but I though one was more replayable than the other so went with that.   
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Daeothar on July 07, 2021, 10:53:26 AM
Thank you very much gents :)

To be honest, to realize I'm up against the illustrious Dr. Matthias this round certainly caused some trepidation on my part. I mean; he's practially Mr. BSC, with all the wins he's pulled off! :D

Seriously Dr.; I love your work on those stairs. Much like my own entry, it's very much aimed at a very specific gaming system, although yours might be a bit more universal, on account of mine being in 20mm.

I love the way you highlighted the actual stairs, with the blocks around it being slightly darker. It really emphasises the route to be taken. Are the darker jutting blocks also playable?
The details too are great (yeah; I'm all about the details these days ;) ), and really make the piece come to life. I'd love to play a game on that; it's sure to be very different and interesting.

@ Andy; yes, the first pictures were taken in a hurry, with my phone, and then compiled into my entry picture within 30 minutes, since my initial entry picture was breaking/bending the rules too much for comfort and I was skirting the deadline at that point. This is the result I was going for though, but there are so much more details to show... ::)

@ modelwarrior: it's not all that huge, but the fact that the pieces are sitting on the table I designed them for, makes them look quite massive in out of focus shots, yes. The entire things consists of two bases, each 60cm long, and approximately 15cm wide, with the actual overpass being about 25cm wide at its very end. And the car (playable miniature) in the pictures is a humble Matchbox toy car because, as mentioned, this piece is in 20mm (the first I ever did in this scale), to be used in games of Gaslands.

By the way; I find this waiting for the voting to conclude rather nail biting...
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: pistolpete on July 07, 2021, 11:38:13 AM
Ouch those are two tough choices. Pity i can only do 1.  This will take some time for me to decide.
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 07, 2021, 06:04:28 PM
Thanks all :)
I hadn't planned on getting to Round 2 to be honest, I'm looking forward to showing this on other venues  lol

Dr Mathias-those stairs are great. Good colour and details! To me, that would make a great game to take to conventions(just make sure to have something soft for your minis to land on, when the get knocked off by unwieldly players!)
You read my mind on both counts... hoping to get this to a convention for sure, and yes I'd planned for a soft landing  lol

I love the way you highlighted the actual stairs, with the blocks around it being slightly darker. It really emphasises the route to be taken. Are the darker jutting blocks also playable?
The details too are great (yeah; I'm all about the details these days ;) ), and really make the piece come to life. I'd love to play a game on that; it's sure to be very different and interesting.

Thanks! Lighter stairs to show the best 'path' was the intent, without making them seem too different. The darker areas are playable, past the first fly hole anyway. At that point players could potentially start going off path to close the holes, and might fall further down as a result of combat or trying two move actions. Plus the giant flies need a place to land as they go up to get the players ;)

Really sweet build Daeothar, until these pics I hadn't realized it was 20mm  :-*
Makes it even more impressive really!
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: mikedemana on July 07, 2021, 08:46:58 PM
Yikes! Both deserve to win.  :o

Matt, you're welcome to bring that to any convention - it would be a show-stopper, for sure. Daeother - your build goes up to Hollywood levels. Amazing!  :-*

Mike Demana
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Bearwoodman on July 08, 2021, 08:46:44 AM
Two fantastic and wonderfully contrasting entries. Great work both of you!
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Clach Umha on July 10, 2021, 03:16:33 AM
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Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 14, 2021, 07:06:21 AM
Congrats Daeothar, well deserved!

Good luck next round!

Trying out my terrain tomorrow, hopefully it works as intended :)  lol
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Daeothar on July 14, 2021, 07:20:25 AM
Many thanks Dr. :)

To be honest, I had never expected to actually win this round! And you seemed to creep closer by the day, so it got to the point where I simply stopped checking, because real life has me stressed out enough already lol

Your entry is pretty awesome and the whole vertical aspect of it is just great. I've seen many attempts at creating a vertical playing field, but none as good looking and (most likely) successful as yours.

Let us know how that first play through works out (preferably with pictures, of course ;) ), because I'm quite curious about that.

This was made with a specific RoSD scenario in mind, right?
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: AKULA on July 14, 2021, 09:28:22 AM
Congratulations to Daeothar on reaching the final, thoroughly deserved, itís a great piece of terrain, and those photos were gorgeous.

Well done also to Dr Mathias, youíve managed to build not just a beautiful piece of terrain, but in effect a whole game...one i would happily play on given the opportunity

 8)
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: gamer Mac on July 14, 2021, 11:26:55 AM
Well done on the win :-* :-* :-*
Looking forward to the final round
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: pistolpete on July 14, 2021, 12:02:22 PM
Congrats daeothar!  Great work.  But isnít that car going the wrong way? Although in gaslands, there is no wrong way.  Good luck in the final.
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Daeothar on July 14, 2021, 12:11:09 PM
Cheers :)

Actually, that was the idea; Gaslands tracks are laid out to be spectacular and dangerous (in this game, those two are very closely related), without respect for the original purpose of the elements they use.

I had actually been planning on making another road sign though, facing the other way, so I could place the piece in Australia, for some actual Mad Max action, but I haven't acted on that idea yet...
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: The Voivod on July 15, 2021, 07:57:42 AM
Congrats Daeothar, well earned vicory in a hard fought battle.
Both are amaxing pieces and some of the best this amazing site has to offer.
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Hammers on July 15, 2021, 07:58:51 PM
Yikes! Both deserve to win.  :o

Matt, you're welcome to bring that to any convention - it would be a show-stopper, for sure. Daeother - your build goes up to Hollywood levels. Amazing!  :-*

Mike Demana
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

Congratulations, Daeothar, to a well deserved victory in the second round.

My condolences, Dr.Mathias, to a totally unfair outcome. I am sure someone has rigged the voting against you. ;)

Daeothar, for the last round you are allowed to post a picture, no holds barred; meaning you can take a shot with back drop and as many miniatures you like on your terrain piece. Thing a staged picture for an AAR...
Title: Re: Round 2, DrMathias "Broken Stairs" vs Daeothar's "Collapsed Overpass"
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 17, 2021, 04:53:24 AM
My condolences, Dr.Mathias, to a totally unfair outcome. I am sure someone has rigged the voting against you. ;)

That's what I get for forgetting to dump funds in your Swiss account ;)

Good news is the board works well :)