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Author Topic: Tomrommel1's terrain works The TSS tiles finished 26.9.16  (Read 5614 times)

Offline tomrommel1

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Tomrommel1's terrain works The TSS tiles finished 26.9.16
« on: August 19, 2016, 06:17:25 AM »
I started to improve my wargaming terrain. First of I finished the wire wool trees I started half a year ago .



Then I started on my TSS tiles. I wanted to improve my trusty TSS tiles / boards. These are tiles measuring 1foot by 1 foot or 30,5 x 30,5 cm square. I have lots of them and after acquiring a foam cutter I even did some by myself. So after using them for years I wanted to give them a make over. I started with my river tiles.


Many more pictures of the other river tiles on www.wargamesgazette.com there is a lot more to do on the river tiles like paint water effects and flocking. I will add pictures when I get to these stages.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2016, 09:22:59 AM by tomrommel1 »
In hoc signo vinces

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 08:08:25 AM »
Over the weekend I could do a bit more work on my river tiles. Next step was painting the gravel and rocks.


For more info on how I did it go to www.wargamesgazette.com

More to follow

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 09:18:25 AM »
This looks like a big project. now you've done some you'll have to do them all!
I'm interested in how you're going to do the water. The exposed polystyrene texture of the TSS water tiles has always been the biggest turn-off for me.

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 09:19:03 AM »
The river is looking good  8)

cheers

James

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 09:44:08 AM »
Nice work, a definite improvement!

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 01:01:56 PM »
It's all looking great. Thanks for sharing

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 01:48:00 PM »
Yes that is the biggest problem with the river tiles. The water doesn't look right. I will use a mixture of ready mixed filler PVA and blue paint to get rid of the texture of the polystyrene . Then different shades of blue and green , then gloss varnish ( I have one that doesn't dissolve styrene) .

I won't go for the commercial water effects as the project is so big it would get to expensive quickly. There are another 7 river tiles, 4 beach tiles and  4 water tiles to do .

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 01:19:55 PM »
Here is the River with the basecoat on the river proper :


more on www.wargamesgazette.com
« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 01:21:37 PM by tomrommel1 »

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 01:46:56 PM »
Dat river!  ;D

I added your blog to my feed reader.  So many good posts.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 01:56:24 PM by nheastvan »

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2016, 09:37:38 AM »
Thank you nheastvan!
Here is the beginning of another TSS tile overhaul. This time hill contour tiles . These will rise the terrain so you can place two tiles on top of each other to build undulating terrain. Hope that makes sense .



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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 08:59:11 AM »
I managed to add rocks gravel and sand to the first 4 terrain tiles:


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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2016, 11:57:52 AM »
Very good  :)

cheers

James

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2016, 01:17:01 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2016, 01:17:46 PM »
They look great...they remind me of my own desert cliff build - only wish I had added the loose rocks

Cork Cliffs are definitely the way to go...

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Re: Tomrommel1's terrain works
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2016, 07:23:02 AM »
tomrommel1.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!....well all I can say is  ;DAWESOME...if you say you improved yopurself...I will say I need to step up MY game sir!!
Very nice work...ant the TREE    OH THE TREE!!!!...amazing!

 

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