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Author Topic: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain  (Read 1825 times)

Offline Bearwoodman

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2021, 03:02:03 PM »
This is going to make a really substantial and unusual (but very playable) surface. The question is, will that tank be able to make it up to the top?

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2021, 05:54:51 PM »
The tank is for fire support. It will stay at the bottom  lol

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2021, 07:14:06 AM »
Wow, this has such a huge potential!

And the idea with the easel is quite innovative 8)

Will this be a one-off, or will it eventually be merged into other terrain on a larger table?
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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2021, 08:23:59 AM »
At the moment it is a one off. I live in Switzerland and don't have a club or even a regular opponent. I do plan to play test it with my son when he is home from university.

However, I have a long term project to do a book about Painting & Modelling the Vietnam War for wargamers, so I will photograph everything and make a tutorial.

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2021, 04:39:07 PM »
After a month of learning to do 3D printing, I came back to my big XPS foam project.

I finished carving the top and bottom sections.



I started to build up texture with cork rocks and sand.


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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2021, 12:35:35 PM »
Yesterday, I finished the foam carving, and applied the first sand and cork texture.

Today, I have a dress rehearsal with some figures to see if the cut outs and paths work.

I have butchered my woodland - I snapped the bases off 14 trees and replaced them with brass wire pins to stick in the foam.

I am planning to have lush green jungle to about half way up then burned shattered forest for the top half.

There will be rocks, tree stumps, and fallen logs as cover.

I will add grass, dried leaves etc.




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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2021, 12:40:08 PM »
That is just so cool.
Makes my long flat field look so boring in comparison.
How wide is it? Judging by the bases I'd guess around 40 cm?

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2021, 12:53:57 PM »
Dear Vanvlack,

It is 120 cm x 60 cm (4ft x 2ft) and 40 cm high

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2021, 02:19:06 PM »
Bigger than I thought!
Cool  8)
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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2021, 06:08:30 AM »
With all the vegetation you're going to add, thats going to look great! 8)

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2021, 06:34:02 PM »
Photo sent.

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2021, 06:54:35 PM »
Photo sent.

Looking forward to the final photo as itís an ambitious project from start to finish

 :)

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2021, 07:14:01 PM »
Looking forward to the final photo as itís an ambitious project from start to finish

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No kidding- that is a big chunk of difficult ground.

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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2021, 01:33:07 AM »
Looking forward to seeing final pics :)
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Re: BSC2021 Mick's Vietnam War Difficult Terrain
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2021, 11:44:01 PM »
:o Wow :o

This is amazin man, how did I miss this  ??? ???

Nothin much more to say than it's the Mutts Nuts Sir & I really look forward to the final shots Mick_in_Switzerland  :).

& thank you again for your comment on my build. I proooofusely apologise, as I hunted for your name in the build threads, but I couldn't see it, hence I never gave you a shout out as I did the others, saying I will comment on your build. & here I am, just now clicking it's your build. Feel like a dumb arse, apologies.

Anyway, great stuff man. Definitely one for the shows as well. Compact enough to travel with & get a small set up tabel & loads of folks would love it  8)
« Last Edit: June 10, 2021, 11:49:07 PM by Clach Umha »
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