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Title: Modular cave system updated on 4 Sep.
Post by: snitcythedog on July 17, 2022, 02:53:03 PM
I have finished the first piece of a modular cave system that has been kicking around in my head for a couple of years now.  I was torn between doing many small modular pieces and larger set sections.  I chose the latter as they will store better and will be modular enough for what I want to do.  I started with a 12 inch square foamex base.  The walls are 1 and 3/4 inches high.  The texturing was done with large chunks of bark and spackle.  I have three sections built and in various states of texturing.  I am planning on completing either nine or twelve section.  Enough to cover a 3X3 or a 4X4 table. 
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Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: has.been on July 17, 2022, 02:56:52 PM
Looking good, & so many possible uses.
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: Cat on July 17, 2022, 04:18:13 PM
Great start, looking forward to seeing the progress!
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Post by: War Monkey on July 17, 2022, 05:13:32 PM
Wow! That looks great, I am look forward to seeing how this all turns out!

I would like to see how you made this piece.
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: Golgotha on July 17, 2022, 07:36:35 PM
Really like the broken pots and all the shards. Something like that could be useful for a number of settings. Do you have any suggestions on making similar?
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: snitcythedog on July 17, 2022, 07:45:43 PM
Thanks for the comps all. 
Really like the broken pots and all the shards. Something like that could be useful for a number of settings. Do you have any suggestions on making similar?
I did a toot for the main body of the broken pots here:  https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=127143.0 (https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=127143.0)
The chards were crushed egg shell.  It can be stabilized with very thin super glue.  Once set is is quite tough. 
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: has.been on July 17, 2022, 08:03:12 PM
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The chards were crushed egg shell.  It can be stabilized with very thin super glue.  Once set is is quite tough.

I warn you I will steal that idea.  :D
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: Golgotha on July 17, 2022, 08:05:44 PM
Your going to have me stepping on eggshells...  lol
The things we do for this hobby...
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: snitcythedog on July 17, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
The things we do for this hobby...
True.  My wife's friends thought I was crazy when I had them collect mane and tail hair for my rubberized horse hair tutorial. 
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: snitcythedog on July 25, 2022, 12:49:39 PM
Another two sections done.  First has three parallel hallways.  The highlight was a bit strong but it will do. 
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The second is a large room and two dead ends. 
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One of the bits of detail with more broken pots.
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Here are some shots with minis for scale. 
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More photos on my blog if you are interested. 
I would like to see how you made this piece.
I have the next couple of sections on the table and am doing photos as I go. 
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 25, 2022, 01:26:06 PM
Great work! Really immersive caverns. 👍
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: CookAndrewB on July 27, 2022, 08:50:27 PM
Those do have a very interesting and unique look about them.
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: snitcythedog on August 01, 2022, 08:55:52 PM
I would like to see how you made this piece.
Here you go. 
Built the basic structure out of foamex and liquid nailed chunks of bark onto the walls and floor.  Filled the voids with foam.  Glued some 3d printed pieces that will end up textured too.
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Made a piping bag out of baking paper. Used the bag to put blobs of filler in between the chunks of bark and then used a wet brush to texture the filler.
(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhFZcCzCTgCKGL1l93BXG3XhnxUwjRoIi7m-U0XskEhbJpFSD98E9u6DmnieScjD-1lWVOr_Yn8LwxXPTUj4K3QuRmW11sKYWGH_Ab2t8dEQa6Ecp_0gzj8HJv5cBZzltnRXWtKNj_7bzBUsg5ZWvVP9Y2lbO0jCPqLOhCvaEswQhU2r5iiMFEUkWgJ/s4032/IMG_2789.jpg)
Once all of the spaces are covered in filler and set I add bits such as permanent details and rubble.  This was set with very thin super glue. 
(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjWg3VV1AeMw1EpQ6FhJUpwvM_bDv1bOLd3kVXYVPj5NvqRDjdlmXViS22NCgr8-jVjCf1aqVj7nS_F1X94M6IM3OfFfvL0rMX_fUcnA4l_dVpNZfPpoc67aMEzY5DmeVWuhneMrzzBmS4ZYWQuh315_rOgmodjXc1hS5GFJXcjTeIOUDarZLJ2P6zn/s4032/IMG_2794.jpg)
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Hope that covers it for you. 
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: mikedemana on August 01, 2022, 09:06:52 PM
Wow...that's impressive to do out of the bark pieces. I know how working with them can be a challenge, but love their texture and natural look.

Mike Demana
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Post by: Cacique Caribe on August 02, 2022, 07:06:28 AM
Impressive indeed!  Please show us more.

Dan
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 02, 2022, 08:03:30 AM
I like those  8)
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Post by: Smokeyrone on August 05, 2022, 04:10:05 PM
Great stuff!  Never seen modular caves built this way
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Post by: Tom Dulski on August 06, 2022, 01:37:17 AM
Very Cool, I would love to play D&D using these.
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Post by: Hupp n at em on August 10, 2022, 02:12:42 PM
Looks great!  Very natural results
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Post by: AKULA on August 10, 2022, 06:24:53 PM
Good work mate, it already looks like a fun table to play on  8)


Snitcy smashes it.
Title: Re: Start of a modular cave system.
Post by: snitcythedog on August 10, 2022, 10:02:02 PM
Thanks for the kind words all.  I have three more sections in various stages of texturing/painting but real life is in the way atm.  I have taken a week off for the bank holiday so I will have some time for terrain. 
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 11, 2022, 06:30:23 AM
great project
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Post by: snitcythedog on September 04, 2022, 08:40:49 AM
Managed to get the three sections done in between clearing out the garage, vet appointments for the pony, the dog, watering the allotment and getting stuff together for the child's trip to Uni.  Looking at them in the light of day I will still have to dust up some of the artifacts as they look out of place but that will be fairly quick and easy to do. 
Here are all the sections together.
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Overview of each section.
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(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgbQgMlWvIH2cWD2h8oyVMKebQ6YGBEso1iA9IFmkyI87BDil_UmaDHT9ShncDBYKQOf8uhRBoZq_ruNYrHvPpjqzvzT_NfxTlwObtA_esADTIGbp1-zr2fo3WMy9moifU6nfv77YqwzkHstPObh4KW2f1jPPQWyEPbTIsIybD5VJ5GaOQ7bNmRC3vY/s2978/IMG_2817.jpg)
(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg3e329OBnp0g-Ehw7twx4_rvz20lAVYnBl3fJHGA50S8jWCGXO-jtIPCKhJi0kBo9ioLfMiznCWzumbAVxu9pYd4rF0Iq0xhAe54PF-3YHBT68CHot-AOrjYLgddqqaMoa9R0faJ9DElVb0guAK_LwkkdR6DciW9SG5N-dgqN325WflW1y5oLFF7xs/s2826/IMG_2822.jpg)
Some of the details.
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(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhLC13F9dUHweJjeYSWUTxK-XhhzIfLbV-rdRKoKWftVzjVke4OKWmH_3Pa8PcyIooKnqyz8pgxCG6Isz034eF0292AviGLlFb4P8POAkTuFR-95agAqpLbcmN7eXKGGCgTR5eUri4WxC6GzACpwg4Pr3CuIR_gm13ZqFtPM0_hHCo9ImC9r2D0cUsq/s2674/IMG_2823.jpg)
A couple of more photos of details are on my blog of you are interested.
Hope you like.
Title: Re: Modular cave system updated on 4 Sep.
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 04, 2022, 09:05:58 AM
Looking good mate! 👍
Title: Re: Modular cave system updated on 4 Sep.
Post by: sundayhero on September 04, 2022, 09:40:51 AM
It looks really good. I like the way you integrated browns and greens to this mineral setup, very interesting and well done.
Title: Re: Modular cave system updated on 4 Sep.
Post by: Cacique Caribe on September 07, 2022, 07:18:13 AM
I agree.  Greyscale rock is overrated.  :)

Dan
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Post by: Elk101 on September 07, 2022, 07:23:06 AM
Great additions. I particularly like the statues.
Title: Re: Modular cave system updated on 4 Sep.
Post by: boneio on September 07, 2022, 08:53:15 AM
Those dolls are CREEPY  :o Love it!
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Post by: Daeothar on September 08, 2022, 07:17:21 AM
Absolutely lovely; they work well together and offer endless variety in setup.

The subtle colours also are a treat; very characterful and the idols here and there are also interesting. I have to echo the doll remark; one can only speculate at the origin and purpose of that ritual...  8)
Title: Re: Modular cave system updated on 4 Sep.
Post by: hubbabubba on September 08, 2022, 09:35:07 AM
Looks great, remeinds me a lot of the later levels on the Guantlet arcade game, (which is a good thing :))

Is that an Anthony Gormley tribute?
https://images.app.goo.gl/EU5p96xEXYyzMFbu8 (https://images.app.goo.gl/EU5p96xEXYyzMFbu8)
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 08, 2022, 09:50:26 AM
They work well together  8)