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now, i have started makin gaming tables for money now (no this shouldnt go in the advertisement section), and my first buyer wants an ice land table. so i went about picking up the following=
1 piece of four by four wood from behind some old shop
2 cans of spray on stone effect paint
1 tube of white paint
some twigs from and old tree
pva glue.
sandpaper

ok, first of all i got a few sheets of cut sandpaper to make a road down the middle (it was black sand paper). Next, i marked out a basic shape of where i wanted the pond. Around the road and the lake i sprayued the textured paint, making sure it looked unevenish.

leave it to dry for aboput six hours

where u have marked the lake, paint the inside a lightish blue. next, start layering pva glue about one layer every five hours, once it is thick enough to look good, about five layersis fine, ur nearly done

over the textured paint drybrush with a large sponge brush or roller white paint, leave to dry.

the next day, wake up with a bowl of cereal and toast, maybe orange juice but thats an extra. go outside, look at the gaming board and say...'god im good', then get a pot of gloss varnish out and layer it liberally. next, whip out your power drill and gather those twigs, and drill out as many holes as you have sticks. then use a hobby knife to shave down the bottom of the twigs till they fit snuggly. apply some pva to the bottom before hand to hold them.

Then, if u want a super realistic board, lightly spray the twigs from about three feet away with white spray paint, and ur done.

So how do you guys think about my idea, it overall costs only about ten dollars australian, and i sell them for fifty. they look good and are durable, whadda u guys reckon?
 

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Nice, I tried somrthing like that but lost interest quickly. How far are you already? You have a good plan.
 

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So... you ever considered giving us a pick of the finished burrito? :rolleyes:

About the terrain... have you considered maybe making the terrain sort of patched?
Patched as in very much snow and add maybe some small patches with green grass or barren rock?
Even in a place like antarctica there are some barren rocks and even flowers in the summer.
Try thinking of a table that is featured as maybe in the early spring... in the thaw.
 

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I saw something similar to DragonSlayero's idea at GW HQ. They have a moderatly hilly board (the hills were made from blue insulating foam) with occasional patches of static grass matting stuck on. The whole board was the painted with white textured pain except for the static grass (although they did paint over some of the grass to help conceal the seams) and stuck a few snow covered trees into the grass. Simple, yet effective in my eyes.
 

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Well, a Meat Grinder is a huge bloody battle, so a meat grinder map... *shivers*
 

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Ah I see.... just like custers last battle and Little bighorn reinacted?

I can imagine... *shiver* :ph34r:

Although I must say it makes for a very bloody conflict if the table is modeled as I think it would be.

I mean that making a completely hvite table is just too.... well white, to flat not exciting.
If you just add some patches of grass here and there it give a little more atmosphere to the table.
 

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well, when there money involved i dont lose interest toop quickly. anyway, ive finished the board and its about to be picked up. i doint have a digi cam yet (buyin one soon), but it turned out well.

oh yeh, the textured spray paint i used costs seventeen dollars australian normally, i pick them up (same company and product) for two, so.

anyway, in amendment to my post, i neede five cans of textured spray, making poaint ten dollars, not much.
 

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Originally posted by drozzy@Nov 5 2003, 03:34
well, when theres money involved i dont lose interest too quickly
I live in the U.K. and am looking for some Cityfight board about 4' x 6' containing a large imperial city and also some sort of woodland near one edge.

This just gives the effect that even with all the battling going on there's still some generally nice looking terrain around.

Obviously i would be willing to pay for this to be made (Cos i'm sure you wouldn't do it for free even if i am only a new 40k member) and the shipping if you live abroad.

We would need to arrange something and if possible i'd like to get it just after christmas. (Cos i know i'm getting £100 off both my genetic and step dad!!!)
 

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Hmmm... I think drozzy has just inspired me! i feel all christmassy inside! <:)

No really, im suprised at how good it can be for so little an effort. Man, i thought that good boards took weeks! i stand corrected...

I also live in England, but instead of buying, im gonna make a snow plain based on drozzy's idea. Cheers m8! :p
 

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That's a good idea but whenever i try to make scenery it either turns out very wrong or it just doesn't look too "40K" enough for my liking, maybe i'm just picky but there you go!
 

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well, its dpne, finished and picked up. the final results looked outstanding, tho the textured spray paint could have had more texture, but no complaionts. Great to hear you7 guys are so interested. ummm ....lone wolf, i dont think im gonna make urs coz a/ cityfight boards cost too much to make b/i oonly make 4 by 4 boards and i live in australia. iove had alot more interest in my local area, and now i advertise in my local hobby shop, and next april they have their 'game day' so i will be busie then.

soi anyway thanx heaps for your replies
 

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In my town, a Venue got some guys from GW to build them three boards, and them some guy bought one. You could do that if you want one that bad.
 

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The board im making is like ... em have u seen the white dwarf issue about the ig it has abig pic of a board and the board has like a small slope up the a big forteras
well ours is like that but with bunkers (very well done look sweet) on the way up and insted of a fortres its a large temmple . Its not quite finneshed but wen it is i will poast a poast (lol) with a pic of it so all keep your eyes pealed it shoud be done in about 3 weeks :w
 

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Hey got a new tip for you all...
Get your hands on the december issue of White dwarf, there is a free booklet in there about the kislev army for WHFB, there are some good examples of a winter scenery there...
 

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Ok everyone... just came up with a new idea....


As most of you might have noticed it's christmas soon...
Ever had any thoughts on the artificial snow you can put on your windows?
Try using that stuff to spray on you scenery.
Just angle the can in any way you feel like it and you can even simulate the snow coming in with the differnt wind directions
 
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