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Offline blacksoilbill

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Sci fi terrain tiles
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:00:41 PM »
I've just built some terrain tiles for my Pulp Alley meets Rogue Trader project. There's a tutorial over on my blog if you'd like to see how. http://preacherbyday.blogspot.com/2015/04/sci-fi-terrain-tile-tutorial.html


Offline FunkyBrush

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 01:52:35 PM »
This looks great. Thanks for the turorial.
http://miniatures-painting.blogspot.com/

What a fascinating modern age we live in

Offline Michka

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 04:04:05 PM »
Damn that look nice.

Offline blacksoilbill

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 04:13:20 PM »
Thanks. They do come up well for a very simple technique.

Offline Dewbakuk

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 05:54:40 PM »
They look great.
So many projects..... so little time.......

Offline verd

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 12:26:06 PM »
Great work! Thanks for sharing.

Offline n815e

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 12:38:02 PM »
That is nice work.

Offline d phipps

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 12:37:20 AM »
Excellent work, Bill! I'm looking forward to seeing the tiles in action.  ;)

Offline Andym

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 06:41:41 AM »
They DO look good! 8)

Are you just painting the lines on the cork? I believe cork is fairly soft, why not inscribe them first before painting?

Offline blacksoilbill

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 07:23:00 AM »
Thanks. The lines are just painted on. In my experience at least, cork doesn't scribe all that well. It tends to pull up all the little cork bits and leaves a pretty ragged line.

Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 11:27:11 AM »
Most impressive, indeed. At first glance, it looks remarkably 3D. I wonder if you could do the black lines with a fine pen, but the following white highlights would possibly smudge the ink...

I'm also fascinated by the surface effect. All the cork stuff I've found so far seem to have a rather prominent pattern (due to the growth patterns, obviously) which bleeds through all my attemps to disguise it other than textured paint.

Offline blacksoilbill

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Re: Sci fi terrain tiles
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 01:15:39 PM »
Yes, the effect is quite convincing. When I showed my kids, they all ran their fingers over the tile, expecting to feel the lines.

I'd love to see a photo of the cork you've used. It sounds quite different but I'm having trouble picturing what it looks like. This stuff has a pattern based on the granules of cork compressed together, but it's flat enough to give you a bit of texture without being too bumpy. That's one of the reasons I love it compared to foam core - the texture is already there. It also cuts so much better.

 

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