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8 (really good).
I finally got round to make a game board,now before you look at the pics,this is my very first so it isn't very good.I wouldn't expect more than a 6. i also know there are slight gaps but i will fix that up before i paint it.Anyways here are the pics:
City entrance with sniper spot.
What do you think?
Last edited by username1; October 17th, 2009 at 12:28.
Well, if i'm honest, it's not that great... which is probably due to a large part because you didn't use good materials, that plastic is not the best way to simulate concrete etc and cardboard is not a good way to simulate walls.
It'll probably get a lot better if you use materials more suited to this kinda thing: mdf or plastic plates for the walls and floors and foam or plaster for concrete.
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Its a start, which gives you something to work on.
Like Zema said, there are better, equally free resources out there with which you can make scenery. A good paint job will improve it a lot, although I warn you, don't use a spray can for the first coat with all that expanded polystyrene.
I fear you may have fallen into the trap I fell into when I made all my necromunda scenery back when the game first came out. You find a scrap of material and try to make that into scenery, rather than having an idea for a building and trying to find the resources to fit the idea. I end up with a lot of ruins that looked just like grey painted packaging material with hazard stripes stuck on.. because thats exactly what they were.
1) Base up what you have, each on a good solid hardboard base
2) Double up the thickness of corrugated card you have used for the walls
3) Find something to use as a window ledge/lintel for that building
4) Add some texture with sand and glue
5) Give everything a simple paint job. Work to a level you think you can accomplish neatly, even if its only a base coat and a dry brush coat.
6) Look at the resources thread in my sig., see which items you have around the house and collect them up, use them to add detail to the buildings you have made.
7) When you make a new building, try to think about what a ruined building would look like, would it have a solid lump of concrete as large as that bit of packing foam, are there other things you could use?
bits of wire stuck into the polystyrene can be painted to look like the reinforcement you get in concrete buildings and are a simple way of adding detail to ruins.
9) Do a google image search for ruins, especially with the word Stalingrad in. Try to copy the details that you see.
9) Google around for tutorials and templeates you can cut out. Sites like this one show some examples of decent gaming quality scenery built on a budget with little in the way of advanced skills required
10) Most of all, look around the scenery forum, there are some great ideas to copy!
Overall a good start form which I'm sure some wonderfull scenery will flow.
(p.s. did you make that bunker at a games day? )
I don't want a professional table,just something different from the brown table i have,don't worry I'm going to paint it anyway and fill in the gaps,zema,its my first try,of course it's not good materials.
what you could do is use what you have right now as a foundation. If you feel like it, you could get some of the fore-mentioned materials and simply build on top of the styrofoam.
But hey, it's your table, and if you're happy with it, that's great. You really don't need anything fancy for just playing with friends. wish I had room for a table...
I couldn't think of anything funny, smart, or witty to say, so I said this.
Whilst it is said that scenery can be made out of common materials, they didn't mean that common :p It's a good start, but LDP(Low-Density Polystyrene) Is the worst scenery material ever.
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I agree with spamalot. LDP is awful to work with! A simple way of making everything improved is to paint it! Also instead of using LDP try using HDP (high density polystyrene). HDP is the long pink boards that you use to insulate your house.
What they said, and I don't think the poll needs too be open for a year...
Yeah i did, at the hobby zone.Originally Posted by matus
Terrain has a steep learning curve as most of the materials are not readily available at just one store (unless, of course, you have high quality hobby stores in your area). As far as your poll, please do not get discouraged by your scores. I think everybody's first attempt is a "meh" at best. Try finishing a building to the point of saying, "This one is completely done", then post that for feedback on coolminiornot.com or something. Keep in mind a 5 is generally tabletop quality. Please keep up the work and you'll suprise yourself at the results.