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Author Topic: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 27/10 finished Watermill, trees, bridge  (Read 4290 times)

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2022, 08:56:01 PM »
They've turned out very well indeed, you should be very pleased with them.

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2022, 07:14:45 AM »
They look super great ;D
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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2022, 07:52:26 AM »
Cheers chaps - very much appreciated
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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2022, 07:54:09 AM »
They look gorgeous and mesh perfectly with your terrain pieces too!  :-*

...Plain was the plan :)

Basically I wanted the surfaces level for easy storage under the table with all the interest coming from whatever goes on top of the boards...

This is exactly what I'm planning to do with my table once I get around to building it; a slotted/shelved space underneath for the flat surface elements to be stored. Mine are 120x60cm, and I plan to make several types of terrain; desert, snow, grassy etc. (I only have desert one at present though), and since the table surface will be at about 110 to 120 cm (to accomodate standing while gaming), there should be plenty of space underneath.

Great to see somebody else having the same idea 8)
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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2022, 08:33:06 PM »
They look gorgeous and mesh perfectly with your terrain pieces too!  :-*

This is exactly what I'm planning to do with my table once I get around to building it; a slotted/shelved space underneath for the flat surface elements to be stored. Mine are 120x60cm, and I plan to make several types of terrain; desert, snow, grassy etc. (I only have desert one at present though), and since the table surface will be at about 110 to 120 cm (to accomodate standing while gaming), there should be plenty of space underneath.

Great to see somebody else having the same idea 8)

Thanks!

Your project sounds great; good luck with it 8)

My playable height is 87cm. The table is a 6ft pool table so comes in at slightly less than 4ft width. The max three boards that can sit on it are each 120cm x 60 cm.

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2022, 08:50:43 PM »
These are amazing looking boards and I think I've dreamt of that storage solution at least a couple of times myself.  :-*
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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2022, 07:10:49 AM »
Well done.
This is a very nicely explained project and a wonderful result. :-*

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2022, 10:35:33 AM »
I forgot to post an image of the under-table storage unit, which looks like this:

Is there an easily accessible manufacturer? I assume you added more levels yourself, but the base seems solid.

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2022, 12:32:24 PM »
Thank all - much appreciated:)

Is there an easily accessible manufacturer? I assume you added more levels yourself, but the base seems solid.

Yes, indeed: IKEA

Itís made from two LACK coffee tables which I discovered when looking for something else.



The finished unit uses 2 table tops (the extra one is for the base) plus 4 of IKEAís wheels. It also uses two of the legs from the second unit as supports for the extra shelves.

Though itís more than robust enough in use, be mindful that the cheaper IKEA units (such as this) do not have a solid core: this one has corrugated cardboard centres albeit with wood at its structural points.

Iíll be honest that it was perhaps quite Ďlazyí to make the storage unit in this way but the speed and simplicity appealed to me as I had so much else on my To Do list. 

Here it is before the extra shelves were added, in which case it could take 6 of the 120x60 foam panels (note that the panels are slightly longer than the unit but that doesnít bother me).



And with the extra shelves fitted:



As I didnít want to drill through the table top, the central posts are merely glued at top and bottom.

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2022, 01:58:57 PM »
Thanks, that's really helpful.  8)

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2022, 02:04:10 PM »
Great looking board and storage.

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2022, 03:28:40 PM »
Great job Steve.
I particularly like the fields with different strips of cultivation, ploughing etc. So much better than the dreaded squares of brown doormat beloved of so many wargamers  ;)

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 18/7 game boards finished
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2022, 01:29:34 PM »
Thanks all.

Itís interesting how so many comments have been about what sits on the boards rather than being about the boards themselves. This is a good thing, as the boards are just backgrounds to knit together the various terrain features that sit atop them.

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 5/10 Watermill Wip
« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2022, 11:30:10 AM »
My latest generic piece (which will be used for ECW and Victoriana, amongst other things) is a watermill.

The original piece was a river section from my old table, now too small for my new table. Rather than make it bigger,  I chopped it to fit into a corner. Here it is with an outhouse marking the intended location of the mill.



And here is the latest stage of the WIP:









The main building is a modified Tableshop Workshop cottage (with big doors taken from a TW barn), Wills tiles for the roof and various bits from a Games Workshop lake-town house kit. The sluice and decks are all from the GW kit, apart from the wheel, which is a 3D print.

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: ud 5/10 Watermill Wip
« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2022, 12:04:56 PM »
That's fantastic! What a great solution you've come up with. The attention to detail with the sluice is great too.

 

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