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Offline McMordain

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BSC2021 McMordain's difficult terrain of some kind
« on: April 06, 2021, 01:39:30 PM »
Ahoy!

This will be either something for Necromunda (more likely) or something Sylvaneth themed for my AoS army (less likely).

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Re: BSC2021 McMordain's difficult terrain of some kind
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 02:06:41 PM »
Good luck mate, Necromunda terrain sounds very interesting  :)

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Re: BSC2021 McMordain's difficult terrain of some kind
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 10:38:43 AM »
Thanks :) I just need to think on how make it interesting.

I think I will stick to Necromunda/generic sci-fi and either do something that fits with last years entry (the crashed ship) or with my 2018 build (The Nest).

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Re: BSC2021 McMordain's difficult terrain of an alien swamp
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 08:51:06 PM »
I was thinking hard how to make this more interesting, but couldn't come up with anything...
So decided to keep it simple.
I will make some additional pieces to last years crashed ship. The end goal is to make enough terrain for a 3x3 board, themed around an alien swamp. The overall scope of the project goes beyond this competition, as I would like to make some los blockers and other things, but doing some swampy patches fits in well.

I went through my boxes and took everything that could be useful.

I also bought some additional items today and ordered a bunch of static grass in different colors (blues, reds, turquoise etc.).

An important thing in making these terrain pieces is to make them easy to store. I found some empty boxes and decided that anything I make have to fit in those.
First I made a test piece. The base is 3mm thick PVC foam. It is light and I hope it will not warp too much when I apply the water effect. But I want to test it, hence the test piece.




Next I draw an outline for the water and tried to use an electric multitool with a milling head to make some depressions. Well that was a bad idea. It got really messy and the fine plastic shavings got charged and stuck to everything...


Instead I made the sides of the pool from insulation foam and covered it with pva glue and tissue paper. Then it got a black undercoat to make sure no white would stick through the after the next step.

Which was covering the whole thing in Vallejo black and brown thick mud.

Before this I also glued on the snail shell and the plant thing.
The half sphere will have some crystals sticking out of it after I paint it.
Which is the next step so no more of this piece till the end  :)

Nothing spectacular but if I can finish 3-4 big ones and half a dozen smaller ones during the BSC, I will be happy :D

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Re: BSC2021 McMordain's difficult terrain of some kind
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 11:20:02 PM »
Nice, that texture turned out good and swampy looking even just primed black!

From Teh Rools: "You may enter up to six smaller individual bases." so you can get a good number of alien swamp boards done and show them all off for us.

Offline McMordain

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Re: BSC2021 McMordain's difficult terrain of some kind
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 07:37:46 PM »
Slow progress during the weekend. Nothing really exciting, just more of the same.
The second box have three bases. I'm not sure how to use the small one yet.


I found the dividers on the first base to big, so I experimented with a hot glue gun on this one. Also added some of the new acquisitions as alien plants.

After this I covered it with the pva+tissue combo and primed it. (Forgot to make a photo). Then I added the texture.

I like better how this turned out, so hot glue it is on further pieces.



I'm still waiting for the colored static grass to arrive (the post is sitting on it for some reason...). I need to wait till I can see them in person, before I can decide how to proceed with the painting part.

Nice, that texture turned out good and swampy looking even just primed black!

From Teh Rools: "You may enter up to six smaller individual bases." so you can get a good number of alien swamp boards done and show them all off for us.

Thanks, though the texture is not primed, it is Vallejo Black Thic mud and Russian Mud. I like how it looks, so I will probably go easy on the still water effect.
I'm also aware of the rules, but a, the bases are not that small (the boxes are 31 x 23 cm) b, I want to add some trees and big rocks to the board, which are not difficult terrains  :)
But do not worry there will be a lot of swampy ones, the current plan is to make at least a dozen  lol




 

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