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Offline BZ

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2021, 09:18:43 AM »
With the stairs, they look great, but you might want to consider adding vertical cuts to the sides to make it look like a brick pattern with that kind of thing.
I agree! Not that it would look bad now, but it could improve it a bit.

Offline AxolotlQuestions

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2021, 12:10:54 PM »
Yeah, the next stairs I built I did in foam because it was easier to do brick work.

Offline Westloar

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2021, 05:30:16 PM »
Really good to see some of your XPS builds, I'm just taking my first forays into terrain building as well and experimenting with XPS and insulation foam.

I read your blog and despite the problems with warping you mentioned, I still kind of want to try using corkboard for stairs, the textures you managed with it are excellent.

Also, can confirm, arches are hard. Hence I haven't even attempted any yet!

Offline AxolotlQuestions

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2021, 07:23:19 PM »
I know what you mean, the texture is nice. Using thicker cork will help, or sourcing it from tiles, rather than rolls.
I found loads of great tips for using cork here: https://www.matakishi.net/making-things.html
Hope the terrain builds go well, make sure you post photos - I love seeing different people's projects. (Edit - just saw your thread, nice work!)
« Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 07:26:09 PM by AxolotlQuestions »

Offline Westloar

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2021, 08:05:48 PM »
Cheers :)

Got some more stuff made since that battle, I'll post pictures as part of a battle report. Got to say, I'm still most proud of the Silent Tower build (soooo many bricks!).

Next is a load more scatter type walls rather than individual buildings and a "riser" or two to add more verticality to the maps.

So much terrain to build and so little time!

Offline Troll Player Fun

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2021, 03:06:34 AM »
Where might I acquire "fine granite" that you prefer to use for snow ?

Could you tell me how you go about applying it and making it stick to your projects ?

Sorry bout Ron's eye ......
« Last Edit: March 07, 2021, 03:18:00 AM by Troll Player Fun »
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Offline AxolotlQuestions

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2021, 09:40:48 AM »
I got it from War World Scenics. I mix it with Mod Podge Gloss to form a paste where I want drifts, and then sprinkle a bit more on top to give the impression of freshly fallen snow.
PVA would work as well.

Offline Troll Player Fun

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2021, 07:00:06 PM »
I got it from War World Scenics. I mix it with Mod Podge Gloss to form a paste where I want drifts, and then sprinkle a bit more on top to give the impression of freshly fallen snow.
PVA would work as well.

Right now there seems to be a backlog of overseas of shipping container space due to a worldwide cluster pluck caused by the current viral crisis.

I wonder if you or anyone else has ever tried that same method with Powdered Marble Dust ?

I had considered using baking soda however I have read elsewhere that over time it may react with PVA and turn into "Yellow Snow".

Offline Westloar

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2021, 07:44:09 AM »
I got a set of snow basing material from warworld scenics, I've only used them on my custom treasure tokens so far as going back and basing all my miniatures seems like a huge task (when I have so much terrain to make!)

I've attached an image so you can judge for yourself.

Offline AxolotlQuestions

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2021, 03:47:51 PM »
I've been a bit distracted by starting an Oathmark army, but I've managed to finish my Sigilist and his warband.



We've got Otherworld, Hasslefree, Reaper, GW, Northstar, and Victrix represented here. I wanted them to feel like an old school adventuring party, so I deliberately chose from different ranges and tried to keep the colour schemes varied.

Offline Bloggard

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2021, 06:49:49 PM »
that's come out a treat. Fantastic  :-*

Offline Little Odo

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2021, 07:52:06 PM »
Great looking warband. You have some lovely figures and terrain in your collection.
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Offline LiamFrostfang

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2021, 06:15:16 AM »
 :o wow....awesome warband!!!!

Offline AxolotlQuestions

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2021, 12:14:26 PM »
Thanks! I've now done 3 warbands during lockdown, and not managed to play a game with any of them!

Offline AxolotlQuestions

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Re: AxolotlQuestion's Exploration of Felstad
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2021, 01:47:22 PM »
Part 3 of my series is up!

https://tinyplasticpeople.com/2021/04/founding-felstad-part-3/

This time I'm talking about the platforms and walkways I made to add some height to the board.



I'm quite pleased with these as a solution. They should be easy to expand on.

 

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