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Author Topic: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board (Feb 4 - first building based)  (Read 4613 times)

Offline Burgundavia

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I've been working on a pair of modular tables over the past year, the modular scifi one I'm documenting here and a fantasy city board.

Here's a teaser- those foam bricks are around 1/8" cube
« Last Edit: February 05, 2024, 02:23:03 AM by Burgundavia »

Offline blacksoilbill

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2023, 04:06:43 AM »
Madness  o_o o_o

Offline Burgundavia

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2023, 04:29:54 AM »
Madness  o_o o_o

I did a pair of test pieces. My wife and I liked the smaller bricks, but she, like you, thought the smaller bricks were madness

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2023, 06:06:31 AM »
Oh my.
They do look good, though. How did you cut those so neatly?  8)

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2023, 08:44:00 AM »
Insane.... but in a good way. :-*

Now, if your mental health holds up here's your next project.

So, you won't think me cruel, here's a hack to get the pattern. The adding bricks bit I think you have well under control.

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Offline snitcythedog

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2023, 09:14:59 AM »
You sir are a masochist.   lol  The effect is stunning.
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Offline Lost Egg

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2023, 09:23:18 AM »
I applaud your (in)sanity.

You could always use some of the smaller bricks to adda bit of variation or a pattern...like in a mosaic.
My current project...Classic Wargame - An experiment in 24" of wargaming!

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Offline LouieN

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2023, 06:27:25 PM »
So many....bricks!

Well  best of luck and look forward to the end result.

Offline Codsticker

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2023, 09:09:17 PM »
Your square with the small bricks would make great setts. I would be tempted to make a mould of of the square and cast a bunch (save your sanity!).

Offline Burgundavia

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2023, 10:32:19 PM »
Your square with the small bricks would make great setts. I would be tempted to make a mould of of the square and cast a bunch (save your sanity!).

Ya, that is an option. Now that I've got a few, cast each of them a few times. Might try my hand at that

Offline Scarper

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2023, 10:46:41 PM »
You're absolutely mad. It does look fantastic though. I'll be watching this one!

Offline Daeothar

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2023, 02:06:52 PM »
I've always fancied trying my hand at a building using separate foam bricks/stones. Because unlike most others, I find filing  and sanding strangely soothing and placing brick after endless brick probably will have the same effect.

But those are buildings, not an entire table's worth of paving!  :o

I salute you for your bravery and lament the loss of your sanity at the same time, because this would be too much, even for the likes of myself...

Regardless though; that's some stunning work and I hope you'll see it through to the end. I for one would be very interested in seeing the end result :)
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Offline Aethelwulf

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2023, 02:58:16 PM »
Well done! It will be worth it when its finished (I hope, for your sake).
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Offline Burgundavia

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2023, 06:44:55 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words about my sanity. My wife fears it has vanished long ago (she is not a gamer).

Got a few pieces started tonight. You can see the open lock base, sometimes filled with a foam insert. The 1/4 long rectangular stones mark the edge of the road, with some 1/8 long pieces for gutter. Then I start the cobblestones after they've dried for 20 or so minutes- using simple white glue, so need that time. I try and run all the stones slightly over the edge or right at the edge to make sure I don't have too many unsightly gaps between tiles.

Offline Burgundavia

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Re: A million foam pieces: fantasy city modular board
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2023, 06:49:17 AM »
Oh my.
They do look good, though. How did you cut those so neatly?  8)

To answer this, I have a Proxxon hot wire cutter

 

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